Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Maple-Chipotle Sauce

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

The smokiness of adobo sauce calls for a robust Grade A Dark or Grade B maple syrup.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 1 tablespoon sauce)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 201
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 5.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 23.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.8g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 1.8mg
  • Sodium: 229mg
  • Calcium: 23mg

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

Preparation

  1. 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. 2. Preheat oven to 375°.
  3. 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. 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.
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