Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cilantro Lime Pesto Recipe -
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cilantro Lime Pesto Recipe
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Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Cilantro Lime Pesto

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"Cilantro, also known as coriander, is a signature spice in Mexican cooking. In this recipe it combines with lime to add zing to pork tenderloin, a sensational main dish for an elegant dinner."

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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. PREHEAT oven to 400 F.
  2. CUT tenderloin lengthwise almost in half. Open; lay flat between two pieces of waxed paper. Pound with meat mallet or rolling pin to 1/2-inch thickness.
  3. PLACE garlic, onion, cilantro, lime juice and jalapenos in food processor or blender container; cover. Process until coarsely chopped. Process, while slowly adding corn oil, for 10 to 15 seconds or until mixture is slightly smooth. Spread half of cilantro mixture over tenderloin; top with cheese. Roll up; secure with string. Spread remaining cilantro mixture over top. Place on rack in roasting pan.
  4. BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until internal temperature of 170 F. is reached. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove string; slice. Serve with picante sauce.
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Sep 07, 2002

This was great, didn't even need the picante sauce. I used a mix of hot peppers to increase the heat. Will definitely become one of my regulars!!

Dec 29, 2002

This was the most delicious thing I have ever cooked! However, I modified it by stuffing with black beans and putting the ingredients in the recipe on top before baking. A++++ Many compliments from my family and definetly a winner!


9 Ratings

Jun 02, 2007

We loved this recipe.

Oct 18, 2002

This was delicious! It was easy, quick to prepare, and very flavorful. My grocery store was out of diced jalepenos, so I used mild diced chiles, which were a fine substitute. I skipped the picante sauce. A bonus: My house smelled great while this was roasting!

Aug 29, 2002

This was different but I wasn't impressed. Won't make it again.


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  • Calories
  • 340 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 123 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 39.4 g
  • 79%
  • Sodium
  • 437 mg
  • 17%

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

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