Spicy Chipotle Pork Grilled Tenderloin

Big and bold, tender and juicy, these pork tenderloins get a dose of sultry Southwestern flavor from smoky adobo sauce and canned chipotle chiles.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/2
cup taco sauce
3
tablespoons honey
2
chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7 or 11-oz. can), chopped
2
teaspoons adobo sauce (from can of chipotle chiles)
2
(3/4 to 1-lb.) pork tenderloins
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small saucepan, combine taco sauce, honey, chiles and adobo sauce; mix well. Brush pork tenderloins with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 2 When grill is heated, place pork on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 13 to 15 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center registers 155°F., turning pork once and brushing with taco sauce mixture during last 10 minutes of cooking time. Let stand 10 minutes or until thermometer registers 160°F.
  • 3 Bring any remaining taco sauce mixture to a boil. Slice pork; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve sauce with pork.

Expert Tips

Pork tenderloin is a lean piece of pork cut from the loin. Because this cut contains little fat to moisten it during cooking, pork tenderloin benefits from a glaze or marinade.

To reduce spiciness, use only 1 chipotle chile and omit the adobo sauce.

To broil pork tenderloins, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide, turning occasionally and brushing with taco sauce mixture during last 10 minutes of cooking time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
520mg
520%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.