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Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin

From: EatingWell

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.

Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 30 mins
Total: 1 hr 30 mins
Rated : 
 by 1 person
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
1. 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.
2. 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 degrees F, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
Ingredient Note: Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are smoked jalapenos packed in a flavorful sauce. Find them with Mexican foods in large supermarkets.
Kitchen Tip: One pork tenderloin typically weighs about 1 pound, enough for 4 servings. 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 2 dinners (for 2 people). Or freeze half for up to 3 months.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Marinate the pork in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 139, Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 63 mg, Sodium 165 mg, Carbohydrate 2 g, Protein 23 g, Potassium 374 mg. Exchanges: Lean Meat 3
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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