Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Gina Roberts

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@ginaroberts

I wow people all the time with this pork loin. People come back, not for seconds, but for thirds and fourths. It is just so savory, tender and juicy. I frequently grill these loins for large parties, such as my Mom's retirement party, or large family gatherings.


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Serves:

6 - 8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Grill

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The different flavors in this marinade combine together to make a very tasty tenderloin. This is a recipe your guests will ask you to make again!

Ingredients

2 lb
pork tenderloins
2 tsp
adolf's meat tenderizer
2 Tbsp
ground cumin
2 tsp
chili powder
4 clove
minced garlic
3
green onions - chopped
1
jalapeno - chopped
1/2 c
fresh cilantro - chopped
1
lime - juiced
1
orange - juiced
2 Tbsp
tequila

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sprinkle tenderloins with meat tenderizer on both sides. Sprinkle cumin and chili powder on the top side of each loin. Sprinkle 2 cloves of minced garlic on the top side of each loin and slightly press into meat. Allow to rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
2
In a food processor, add chopped green onions, chopped jalapeno (seeds and all), and cilantro. Pulse until minced and blended. Add mixture to a large zip lock bag.
3
Squeeze the juice from the lime and orange into the zip lock bag. Add tequila, then add the seasoned loins.
4
Squeeze all of the air out of the bag and seal. Squish the loins around until well coated with the marinade mixture.
5
Place bag in refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours, turning a couple of times.
6
Grill temperatures and times will vary from grill to grill and from gas to charcoal. We use charcoal with hickory wood for the added flavor. Place the loins over the hottest part of the fire and pour the excess marinade, carefully over them. Sear all sides to seal in the juices. Then, move the loins out to the medium heat and finish grilling, turning frequently.
7
Once the loins are cooked through, remove to a platter and let them rest for 5 minutes, then slice into medallions. Serve and enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy