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Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Maple-Chipotle Sauce

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 1 tablespoon sauce)
The smokiness of adobo sauce calls for a robust Grade A Dark or Grade B maple syrup.

Ingredients

  • Pork:
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Sauce:
  • 1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 201
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 5.1 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 2.6 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 23.9 g
  • carbohydrate 13.8 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 229 mg
  • calcium 23 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare pork, combine first 6 ingredients; sprinkle evenly over pork. Place in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and refrigerate 3 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°.

  3. Remove pork from bag. Place pork in a roasting pan; drizzle with oil. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in center of pork registers 155°. Remove pork from pan; cover and let stand 10 minutes.

  4. To prepare sauce, remove 2 teaspoons adobo sauce from can of chiles; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Add 2 teaspoons adobo sauce, syrup, broth, and vinegar to roasting pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Place pork in pan, turning to coat. Remove pork from pan, reserving sauce in pan. Cut pork into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Strain sauce through a fine sieve into a bowl; serve with pork.

Cook's Notes

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