Tequila Pork with Tomatillo Guacamole



Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1/2 cup guacamole)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 316
Fat 18.8 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Sodium 407 mg


1/4 cup tequila
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 jalapeño, chopped
1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
4 tomatillos
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 cilantro sprigs
2 avocados, peeled
2 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray


Combine tequila, lemon juice, ground cumin, crushed red pepper, and chopped jalapeño in a zip-top plastic bag. Add pork tenderloin to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours. Boil tomatillos for 2 minutes; drain. Place tomatillos, lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cilantro sprigs, avocados, and garlic in a food processor; process until smooth. Preheat grill to medium-high. Remove pork from bag. Sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place pork on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 8 minutes. Turn; grill 7 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145°. Let stand 5 minutes; slice. Serve with guacamole.