Spicy Chipotle Pork Grilled Tenderloin

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.

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cup taco sauce
tablespoons honey
chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7 or 11-oz. can), chopped
teaspoons adobo sauce (from can of chipotle chiles)
(3/4 to 1-lb.) pork tenderloins
tablespoons olive oil
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
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.
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredient Info
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.
Kitchen Tip
To reduce spiciness, use only 1 chipotle chile and omit the adobo sauce.
Broiling Tip
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:

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