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Chile-Orange Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 45 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces pork, 2 teaspoons sauce, and 1 cup potato wedges)

Add fresh green crunch to this meal with a side of quick skillet green beans. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 12 ounces trimmed green beans, 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce, 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper to pan; toss to coat. Sauté 5 minutes or until bright and crisp-tender.


  • 3 small sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch wedges (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons all-fruit orange marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce from 1 can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce

Nutrition Information

  • calories 305
  • fat 4.9 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 26 g
  • carbohydrate 38 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 301 mg
  • calcium 58 mg

How to Make It

  1. Position 2 oven racks in middle of oven. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. Combine sweet potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; toss to coat. Arrange sweet potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° on bottom rack for 10 minutes. Stir potatoes; bake an additional 20 minutes or until slightly crisp and golden brown.

  3. Place tenderloin on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Combine marmalade, vinegar, and adobo sauce in a small bowl. Roast tenderloin at 450° on top rack of oven for 20 minutes. Turn broiler to high. Brush pork with half of marmalade mixture. Broil 5 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145°. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes.

  4. Slice pork crosswise into (1/2-inch-thick) slices. Spoon remaining marmalade mixture over top; serve with sweet potatoes.

Cook's Notes

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