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Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

A tenderloin is the ideal dinner for two: easy, fast and simple. 

Ingredients
Prep: 30 minutes | Total Time: 1 1/2 hours (including 1 hour marinating time)
  • canned chipotle chile in adobo plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup
    orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons
    lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon
    red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper
  • 8 ounces
    pork tenderloin, (see Kitchen Tip), trimmed of fat
Instructions
  1. Combine chipotle and sauce, garlic, orange juice, lime juice, vinegar, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper in a blender or mini food processor; blend or process until the chipotle is chopped and the mixture is relatively smooth. Pour into a sealable plastic bag, add pork and seal, squeezing out any excess air from the bag. Turn to coat with the marinade. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to high or heat a large indoor grill pan over high heat. Remove the pork from the marinade (discard marinade). Grill the pork, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted diagonally into the center of the meat registers 145° F, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

 

Tip

Ingredient Note: Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are smoked jalapenos packed in a flavorful sauce. Find them with Mexican foods in large supermarkets.

 

Kitchen Tip: One pork tenderloin typically weighs about 1 pound, enough for 4 servings. You can marinate a whole pound in the same amount of marinade used to marinate the 8 ounces in this recipe and have enough cooked tenderloin for 2 dinners (for 2 people). Or freeze half for up to 3 months.

Nutritional Information

Makes: 2 servings
  • Calories129
  • Fat3 g
    • Saturated fat1 g
  • Cholesterol62 mg
  • Carbohydrates2 g
    • Dietary fiber0 g
  • Protein22 g
  • Sodium168 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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