Tequila-Lime Pork Tenderloin

Tequila-Lime Pork Tenderloin

Main Dish Roasts

A wonderful overnight marinade gives your pork tenderloin a wonderful lime-grilled flavor. You can also grill one tenderloin and freeze the other for future use.

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 108
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 8h 35m


  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chiles
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins


  • 1   Whisk together the lime juice, tequila, orange juice, cilantro, chiles, chili powder, garlic, honey, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; pour into a gallon-sized resealable bag; add the pork tenderloins; seal and store in refrigerator overnight.
  • 2   Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  • 3   Cook the pork on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until meat has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 20 minutes.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 2g 3%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 231mg 9%
Potassium 266mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 5.1g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Protein 12g 24%
Sugars 3g  
Vitamin A 410IU  
Vitamin C 16mg  
Calcium 12mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 6mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 18mg  
Folate 7mcg