Chipotle Honey Lime Pork Tenderloin

I’ve been venturing out and cooking more meat recently. I’m not sure where the inspiration has come from, but I have been enjoying a lot of these new meat recipes. Maybe I’m just getting bored with our usual chicken and salmon dishes…

As you know, I’m a big wimp, so I thought the chipotles gave a bit too much heat. I liked that the sauce gave some additional heat, so I could just choose to leave it off of my serving, while Hubby piled it on his. Luckily, the honey and fresh lime juice provide a nice counter to the chipotles.

I marinaded my pork overnight so that after work, I could just cook it up and we had dinner ready in no time flat. I love meals that are healthy, tasty, and quick!

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Chipotle Honey Lime Pork Tenderloin

Yield: 8

Ingredients:

2 lbs pork tenderloin
1 cup fresh lime juice (~8 limes)
zest from 2 limes
1/2 cup honey
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp garlic powder
2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chopped
1 tbsp adobo sauce
peanut oil, or other high temperature oil
cilantro

Directions:

Trim tenderloins of fat and silver skin as much as possible. Place in a large ziplock bag or other container to marinate.

In a bowl combine lime juice, zest, honey, salt, and garlic powder.

Stir to combine, then pour half over tenderloins, reserving half for sauce.

To tenderloins add chiles and adobo sauce. Seal and marinade in fridge.

About 30 minutes before you are ready to cook, remove pork from fridge and allow to come to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large, heavy oven-proof skillet (like a cast iron skillet), heat enough oil to coat over medium high temperature.

Remove tenderloins from marinade and sear in hot skillet on all sides.

Place the skillet in the oven and roast tenderloins for about 15 min.

Remove pork from the oven, cover pork in skillet with foil. Let rest on the counter for 5-10 minutes.

Remove pork to a cutting board, pour reserved lime juice mixture into skillet with meat juices and heat on high.

Allow sauce to reduce and thicken slightly, then pour over sliced pork tenderloins. If you don’t have enough sauce or it thickens too much you can add a little water and continue simmering it until it is the quantity and thickness you want.

Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.

Recipe as seen on Chaos in the Kitchen, originally from Alton Brown

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12 Responses to “Crockpot Cranberry Pork Roast”

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    Rachel — November 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    this sounds really good-will be trying this!

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    Kerstin — November 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    This looks so tasty and easy to make! I need to get a crockpot.

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    Megan — November 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I made that recipe last week – and everyone loved it! I only wish I’d gotten pictures…..

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    oneordinaryday — November 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    This looks wonderful. Bookmarking right now! Thanks!

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    Ingrid — November 18, 2009 at 3:26 am

    Oh, boy this looks wonderful! I love slow cooker recipes like this. What side did you serve with it? Just veggies?
    ~ingrid

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    Kat — November 18, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Both your cranberry recipes look great. I am hoping Santa brings me a new crockpot for Christmas as my previous one was nuclear. This recipe looks so easy. I am not a pie fan so am thinking the cranberry apple dessert would be nice for hubby and I for Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing!

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    Jen — November 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Yep just some steamed veggies.

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    Kasey — November 23, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I made this over the weekend and it was delicious! Thanks for the posting!

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    Krystal — November 24, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I finally made this recipe after having it bookmarked forever. Thanks to Kelsey for reminding me about it – it was soooo good and it definitely hit the spot!!! Thanks Jen!

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    Amanda Pronko — December 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I make this every year for Christmas dinner 😀 We always go out for a fancy Christmas Eve dinner, and then we have a huge fancy Christmas Breakfast… by the time Christmas dinner comes around we are wiped out and not really in the mood to cook. This recipe is perfect because I can throw it all in the crock pot on Christmas Eve morning and pop in in the fridge. Then on Christmas day I put it on low and put wild rice in the rice cooker. My family always looks forward to it and we just love how delicious it is. I really wanted to let you know that this has been a tradition for us for about 3-4 years!! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!!

    • beantownbaker — December 26th, 2013 @ 11:06 am

      I love hearing stories like this! Family traditions are so heart warming during the holidays 🙂

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    Liz — January 25, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Nice recipe – Thank you. I love slow cooker recipes. Have a Happy Weekend!

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