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Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin


"Sweet and spicy rub for pork tenderloins. Just coat, let stand for 20 minutes and grill! Goes great with polenta or mashed yams."
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35 m servings 183 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 183 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.7g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 20.4 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 667 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
  2. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the onion powder, garlic powder, chipotle chile powder, salt, and brown sugar. Place tenderloins in bag and shake, coating meat evenly. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate, and arrange meat on grate. Cook for 20 minutes, turning meat every 5 minutes. Remove from grill, let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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My boyfriend and I have made this twice and will be making it again and again! The first time, I knocked down the chipotle powder by half and it was still WAY too hot for me, but not for him. ...

Most helpful critical review

Nice combo of sweet and spicy. Be careful with the brown sugar though because it burns on the grill (oops...)

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My boyfriend and I have made this twice and will be making it again and again! The first time, I knocked down the chipotle powder by half and it was still WAY too hot for me, but not for him. ...

Outstanding recipe! Have made this a couple of times trying to find the right mix for my family. The first time I made it, I loved it and the husband couldn't eat it. After tinkering with this...

Great as long as you like spicy. Cooked indoors with oven. I found the chipolte spice at Linens N Things.

This is a 10+. It's freakin awesome! I never grill (3 times in 10 years), but I wanted to try something new. This is very good, and I can't wait to have a family get together to make it for th...

Tried this last night and it was excellent! I couldn't find the chipotle chile powder so used regular chili powder and cut back to 1 tbsp. Great flavors - will definitley make this again!

I am Cajun and love spicy foods. My husband doesn't love spicy as much as me. So I cut the chipotle to 2T, thinking that would be fine. I almost killed my poor husband! Even I thought it was...

We had a 3# tenderloin that needed to be used tonight. Decided on this recipe because we LOVE using chipotle peppers/seasoning in our cooking. Used all of the seasonings the recipe called for ...

I followed the recipe as written except I didn't have onion powder, so I used half an onion diced. I also marinated the pork in the spices for about 2 hours. Since there was a snowstorm outsid...

awesome! I used only 1 tablespoon of the chipotle and it was plenty spicy. Our favorite is to slice super thin and use in burritos. I make the Frijoles a la Charra recipe found here to use in th...