Tequila-Lime Pork Tenderloin Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Tequila-Lime Pork Tenderloin Recipe
  • READY IN 8+ hrs

Tequila-Lime Pork Tenderloin

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"A wonderful overnight marinade gives your pork tenderloin a wonderful lime-grilled flavor. You can also grill one tenderloin and freeze the other for future use."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Whisk together the lime juice, tequila, orange juice, cilantro, chiles, chili powder, garlic, honey, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; pour into a gallon-sized sealable bag; add the pork tenderloins; seal and store in refrigerator overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Cook the pork on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until meat has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 20 minutes.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 8 hrs 35 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 27, 2012

Used a meat tenderizer to poke holes in the meat and then marinated for about 4 hours. While the meat cooked on the grill, I cooked down the marinade and added a cornstarch slurry to make a nice sauce. Totally full of flavor and pretty darn healthy for you, too. We enjoyed this and will be making again.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 16, 2011

A lot of the flavor goes away through the high-heat grilling. You can taste a little of the marinade on the outer edges, but it's a little too toasty. I think the marinade is a good collection of ingredients, but should probably be slowly grilled while wrapped in aluminum foil tightly, so the moisture's locked in with the meat and cooks throughout.

 
Jan 04, 2012

This marinade was fantastic and had great flavour! I think the key to the flavour not being lost is to slice the tenderlion into 1 inch medallions before putting it in the marinade. I only used 1/2 the recipe and there was plenty of marinade to coat all the meat in a large bag. If you slice your pork (or chicken would be great to)o, I would only marinade for 3-5 hours since the lime and orange slightly cooks the meat. Cook the medallions on medium heat 3-4 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F and let it rest for 5 minutes to reach a final 160 degrees F. I did a rough chop of the meat and served in corn tortillas for a mexican dinner.

 
Mar 11, 2009

I was disappointed due to lack of flavor. It consists of wonderful ingredients, so what happened to the flavor?

 
Sep 07, 2011

Use this on chicken pieces for kebabs. Fantastic.

 
Sep 02, 2012

I baked this in the oven for 30 minutes instead of grilling since so many reviews mentioned it lost flavor. I wasn't that impressed with it. It had flavor but I just didn't think it was anything fantastic. Easy to make though which I loved.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 108 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 12 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 231 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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