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Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Orange Icon  Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Orange Icon  Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin

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Submitted by: Teresa Pecinovsky

Prep Time: 0 Seconds

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 2

Pork tenderloin with a chipotle lime marinade. This is my go-to recipe for pork tenderloin. So delicious! The meat can also be used for pork fajitas and pulled pork sandwiches.

  • 8 oz. pork tenderloin, organic
  • 1 chipotle, in adobo, can, organic
  • 1 clove garlic, fresh, organic
  • 1/2 c. orange juice, fresh squeezed, organic
  • 3 tbs. lime juice, pure, organic
  • 1 tbs. vinegar, red wine, organic
  • 1 tsp. oregano, dried, organic
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder, organic
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt, unrefined and pure
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper, ground, organic

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.

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.

OR

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line oven safe pan with aluminum foil. Take out the pork tenderloin and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted diagonally into the center of the meat registers 145° F.

Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Note: One pork tenderloin typically weighs about 1 pound. 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 4 servings.