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Chili-Lime Pork Tenderloin

Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 27 mins
Yield 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 182
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 24 g
  • carbohydrate 1 g
  • fiber 0 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • sodium 305 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Pat pork tenderloin dry and season on all sides with salt and pepper.

  2. Blend chili powder with lime juice, soy sauce and sugar in a small bowl. Use your hands to rub mixture thoroughly into tenderloin. Warm a large ovenproof skillet over high heat, then add oil. Add pork and sear on all sides, turning meat with tongs, about 2 minutes total. Place skillet in preheated oven and bake until a thermometer inserted in center of tenderloin reads 145°F, about 20 to 25 minutes, depending on thickness of tenderloin. Baste with any juices that have accumulated and add 2 Tbsp. water at a time, if necessary, to prevent scorching.

  3. Remove tenderloin to a cutting board, cover loosely with foil and let sit for 5 minutes. Slice on diagonal into 1/2-inch-thick pieces and serve.