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.