Chipotle Marinated Pork Tenderloin

We grill out every weekend, so I am always looking for something new to cook.  We grill a lot of chicken and beef.  I found this marinade recipe over at Eating Well.  I had a pork tenderloin in the freezer and decided to give it a whirl.

This pork has excellent flavor.  It is a little tangy from the citrus juice and it has a little kick from the chipotle.  I mixed up the marinade before I went to work and let the pork marinate all day.  We threw the pork on the grill and dinner was ready in no time.  The pork was tender and juicy and packed full of great flavors!  If you don’t want to fire up the grill, you can use the oven roasting method I posted last month.  Either way, I am sure the pork will taste great!

Chipotle Marinated Pork Tenderloin
adapted from
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp pureed chipotle in adobo (adjust to desired level of heat)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt
  • pepper

Combine pureed chipotle, orange juice, lime juice, vinegar, oregano, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over pork and marinate in the refrigerator 1 to 8 hours.

Remove the pork from the marinade and grill 12-15 minutes. Let pork rest 5 minutes before slicing.

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  1. It's already given that blogging is one of the many creative marketing strategies but I still can't get over how you make such great recipes at a daily or weekly basis. Great blog!

  2. Like day sayz, it all be's pank on da inside. Das sum respectacle langth, but mines pork has mo' gurth.

  3. Anna – this marinade was very flavorful. I usually let my meat marinate overnight. I just mix it together before I go to bed and cook it the next night. You can poke the meat, but I don't usually do that.

  4. I love the ingredients in the marinade but I am concerned because your pork is so rare. I was always taught that pork should not be pink. Am I wrong or is that just old school?

  5. The word chipotle in a recipe always grabs my attention, as did this one. The marinade sounds awesome and you cooked it perfectly for me – I can taste it from here.

  6. Hi Steph.
    I was just wondering if you ever poke holes in your pork to let the marinade go into the meat – I did your oven roasting method a couple weeks ago and I loved how it cooked the pork….but the marinade on it didn't end up very strong. So I was just curious if you had suggestions on how to infuse the meat with more marinade flavor. Love your blog – thanks for all the great recipes/ideas!

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