Pork tenderloin is one of the leanest cuts of meat. Here, it's marinated in a chipotle blend, seared in a grill pan, and served with a fiber-rich bean and tomato salsa.

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Ingredients

For the Pork
For the Salsa

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Make the pork marinade: Process chile, garlic, onion, lime juice, vinegar, and oregano in a blender until smooth. Rub marinade all over the pork. Transfer pork to a dish, and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Grill pork until seared on all sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer pan to the oven; cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meat registers 145 degrees, 20 to 25 minutes. Let pork stand at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

  • Meanwhile, make the salsa: Stir together the black beans, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice, chile, and cumin in a small bowl. Serve with the pork.

Cook's Notes

Make the chile-lime marinade the day before, and let the pork marinate overnight before cooking.

Reviews (5)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
08/30/2012
Excellent! I didn't have time to marinate overnight, but did marinate about 6 hours and it was fine. Also grilled it. The salsa was awesome, but somewhat bland so I added a finely chopped jalapeño. This recipe is a keeper.
Rating: Unrated
03/09/2010
The pork was juicy and flavorful, and I enjoyed the salsa. My only issue was the raw onions in the salsa. I soaked them in cold water but still found them strong. Next time, I'd leave them out. I cooked the pork under the broiler after searing it in a pan, and it came out fine.
Rating: Unrated
06/13/2009
I found this to be a great recipe for those of us that like a little spice. I didn't have a problem with heat at all, just found it to be a nice meal that's been 'kicked up a notch' !
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Rating: Unrated
03/31/2008
delicious, fast and easy, very hot, might want to add less chipotle into marinade. Great salsa
Rating: Unrated
03/10/2008
very good but very spicy!