Sunday, January 3, 2010

Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin

This is a recipe my friend, Candace, made while I was visiting her and she shared the recipe with me. The flavor was AWESOME but it was actually too spicy for my taste so this recipe is for those spicy lovers out there. Candace's husband, Jerad, is a spicy lover & this was just right for his taste. It's also super easy to make!

Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin

1 canned chipotle chile in adobo plus 1 tsp adobo sauce (found in Mexican food section)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup orange juice
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
8 ounces pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat

1. Combine all ingredients (except pork) in a blender or small food processor. Blend until the chipotle is chopped and the mixture is relatively smooth. Pour into a sealable plastic bag, add pork, and seal. Squeeze out extra air from bag. Make sure pork is coated in marinade. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.
2. Cook in roasting pan at 450 degrees for 20-35 minutes (until meat registers at 150 degrees on a cooking thermometer). Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition per serving: 139 calories, 4g fat, 1g sat fat, 2g mono fat, 63mg cholesterol, 2g carbs, 23g protein, 0g fiber, 165mg sodium, 374mg potassium