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Margarita Pork Tenderloin

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Yield Makes 6 servings
Margarita lovers will devour this delicious pork tenderloin, which gets its flavor from a tequila-based marinade. You'll need an hour for the tenderloin to marinate, but just 15 minutes to grill to perfection. 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tequila
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a shallow dish or large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Cut pork diagonally into 1-inch-thick slices, and add to tequila mixture. Cover or seal, and chill 1 hour, turning occasionally.

  2. Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade.

  3. Grill, covered with grill lid, over high heat (400° to 500°) 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until done.