Chipotle Marinated Pork Tenderloin – an easy gluten-free Mexican pork marinade that is a little spicy, a little tangy, and a whole lot of yummy. Pork tenderloin marinated in orange juice, lime juice, red wine vinegar, chipotles in adobo sauce, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Can cook on the grill or in the oven. Leftovers are great on a salad, nachos, or tacos! Add this to your menu ASAP!
3Tbsppureed chipotle in adobo,adjust to desired level of heat
1Tbspred wine vinegar
salt & pepperto taste
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, until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF. Let pork rest 5 minutes before slicing.
I used two pork tenderloins that totaled about 2½ to 3 pounds total. You can cut the recipe in half if you only want to use one pork tenderloin.
When cooking pork tenderloin, it is important to remove the silver skin on the side of each pork tenderloin. The silver skin is a silvery-white sheen membrane on the pork tenderloins. It is a thick connective tissue and it doesn’t break down when the pork is cooked. I use a knife and carefully cut it off. If you don’t remove the silver skin, you will have a tough uneatable area on each tenderloin.
For a gluten-free pork dish, make sure to use gluten-free chipotles in adobo sauce.
You can use this marinade on any cut of pork - tenderloins, boneless pork chops, bone-in pork chops, and pork loin.
Is Chipotle Marinated Pork Tenderloin spicy? There is a kick from the chipotles in this marinade. Feel free to adjust the amount to your personal preference.
Can Pork be pink? Yes! It is perfectly SAFE to eat pink pork. Pork needs to have a minimum internal temperature of 145ºF. We like to cook it on the higher end of medium-rare and let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. It only takes about 15 minutes to reach 145ºF, depending on how big your pork tenderloins are.
To cook the pork inside, pan sear the pork for 2 minutes on all sides. Place the pork on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 400ºF for 10 to 12 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Pull the pork out of the oven at 145ºF and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing.