12 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork)

The spice rub and glaze would also work well with chicken.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle pork with 2 teaspoons salt, and rub pork with the garlic powder mixture.

Step 3

Combine onion and remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Cook 4 minutes or until guava paste dissolves, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink), turning pork occasionally. Brush guava mixture over pork. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

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Ratings & Reviews


September 14, 2016
The spice rub on this was really great, and I thought the flavor and texture of the tenderloin was much better on the BBQ than it has been when roasting it in the oven for other recipes.  I had some pomegranate sauce instead of guava paste, so I used that and omitted the extra water.  I liked another reviewer's suggestion of serving with black beans and rice so that's what I served it with as well (with garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro mixed in).  It turned out wonderfully and I am definitely making this again!

sukeedog's Review

January 18, 2014

NKinch's Review

March 14, 2013
I have been making this for several years. It has so much flavor. One of my favorite CL recipes.

isosa312's Review

March 06, 2010
My husband and I are both Cuban-American so when we saw this we knew that we had to try it. It was absolutely amazing! The tenderloin was moist and full of flavor but the guava glaze made it out of this world! We made it with black beans and rice - yum! We followed the recipe exactly - wouldn't change a thing.