Submitted by: Teresa Pecinovsky
Prep Time: 0 Seconds
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
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.
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.
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.