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Margarita Pork Tenderloin

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.

 

 

Southern Living APRIL 2005

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • Cook time: 8 Minutes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Chill: 1 Hour

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

Preparation

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.

Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade.

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

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