Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin

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A tenderloin is the ideal dinner for two: easy, fast and simple. And while this marinated tenderloin would be great as is with some grilled asparagus and corn on the cob, you can also transform it with the recipes that follow.

Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 1 1/2 hours (including 1 hour marinating time)

  • 1 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

Directions
  1. Marinate the pork in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours.

  2. 2 servings

  3. 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.

  4. 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.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
2
Per serving
Calories
129
Carbohydrates
2g
Fat
3g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
1g
Protein
22g
Cholesterol
62mg
Dietary Fiber
0g
Potassium
382mg
Sodium
168mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
3 very lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings
0
Selenium (56% daily value).

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