Recipe: Honey-Orange Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Chipotle Chiles

Easy, flavorful and heart-healthy

Recipe: Honey-Orange Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Chipotle Chiles

Looking for a quick, but healthy meal you can throw on the grill? Look no further.

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The savory, sweet coating for this tenderloin, with the kick of chipotle chiles, adds a rich flavor to the already succulent grilled pork. Add a side dish of our Sweet Potato Mousse, and dinner is ready!

Ingredients

Canola oil for brushing the grill
3 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce plus 1 tablespoon sauce
3 tablespoons orange blossom honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 pork tenderloin, all fat removed (1 to 1 ¼ pounds)
Freshly ground pepper
4 orange wedges

Directions

  1. Preheat the grill to high. Lightly brush the grill rack with oil.
  2. Put the chiles and sauce, honey, orange juice, mustard and garlic in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Sprinkle the pork with pepper to taste and brush the chile-honey mixture over all sides.
  3. Place the tenderloin on the grill and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until an instant meat thermometer inserted in the center reaches 150ºF. Transfer the pork to a carving board and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut the pork on the diagonal into thin slices. If desired, serve with orange wedges to squeeze over the meat.

Nutrition information

Makes 4 servings

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Per serving:

200 calories (18% calories from fat)
4 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat)
24 g protein
16 g carbohydrate
0 g dietary fiber
75 mg cholesterol
135 mg sodium
475 mg potassium

Source: Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook (© 2007 Broadway Books)

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