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Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe

This marinated pork tenderloin is so tender and juicy, your family will absolutely love it!


  • 1 whole pork tenderloin approximately 1 pound
  • 1 lime zest finely grated
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1-1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  • Trim any excess fat and silver skin from the pork tenderloin.
  • Place the lime zest, lime juice, honey, salt and garlic powder in a small lidded jar and shake to combine.
  • Pour half of the marinade mixture into a 1-gallon resealable bag, add the chipotle pepper and squeeze the ingredients around to combine.
  • Add the pork tenderloin to the bag and seal; removing as much air as possible and place in a container (to catch any leaks) in the refrigerator. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 6 to 24 hours, rotating the bag halfway through the time.
  • Place the remaining marinade in a covered container and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Remove the tenderloin from the bag and allow to sit at room temperature while preparing the grill.
  • Remove the reserved marinade from the refrigerator.
  • Heat grill to medium heat. Brush grill with vegetable oil.
  • Remove the tenderloin from the bag and place in the center of grate.
  • Discard the bag with the marinade.
  • Cover and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, turning every couple of minutes, until the tenderloin reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees F.
  • Remove the tenderloin from the grill and place on a large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil folded at the edges to create a lip and pour on the reserved marinade. Wrap tightly and rest for 10 minutes.
  • Remove to a cutting board and slice. Garnish with cilantro and serve.