Chipotle Chile Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin

Well, I thought I would return with an extremely easy, yet tasty, dish.  As you know I am all about FLAVOR and this little dish sure does pack a punch!  This dish is just a little addicting with the delicious sauce.

So here are the easy steps, which I did not get a photo of. 

1.  Mix together all the rub ingredients

2.  Place pork in bag and shake until meat is coated or you can just rub the mixed ingredients right onto the meat.

3.  Allow the pork to marinate in the rub for at least 20 minutes (in the refrigerator) or overnight.

4.  Grill

5.  Allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes

6.  Slice and pour the delicious sauce and enjoy. 

I paired this meal with a creamy polenta.  It was really yummy!

Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
This is my most favorite Raspberry & Roasted Chipotle sauce.  I was able to find it in one market and that was Nugget Market.  Costco used to sell the stuff but they don’t any more…..aaaargh!

There are other brands out there but this one just happens to be my favorite.  Enjoy. 

 P.S.  Thank you Rill!  You are the best!!

Chipotle Chile Crusted Pork Tenderloin
From all recipes
Serves 6

“Sweet and Spicy rub for pork tenderloins.  Just coat, let stand 20 minutes (or over night) and cook!  Goes great with creamy polenta or mashed yams.”

1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons chipotle chile powder
(if you do not have or cannot find chipotle chile powder use a hot Mexican Chile Powder, you won’t get the smoky flavor, but you will get the spice)
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
4 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 (3/4 pound) pork tenderloins
1 bottle of Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

Pre-heat grill for medium-high heat.

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 (I like to marinate my meat over night).

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.

Pour the Raspberry Chipotle sauce over the sliced pork and enjoy.

*Note:  I did not use a grill for mine, I pan seared both sides of the tenderloin in a hot skillet with a little bit of olive oil then baked the pork for 25-30 minutes in a pre-heated 325 degree oven.  Allow meat to rest for about 10 minutes, then slice.


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