Chipotle Pork

  • Yield: 6 servings


1cup honey Dijon mustard
2/3cup fresh cilantro
1/2cup fresh lime juice
3tablespoons (or less) canned minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
4-- garlic cloves, minced
1teaspoon cumin
3/4teaspoon salt
3/4teaspoon cinnamon
2-- (12-ounce) pork tenderloins
1/4cup water


  1. Combine the Dijon mustard, cilantro, lime juice, chipotle chiles, garlic, cumin, salt and cinnamon in a bowl and whisk to blend.  Reserve 1 cup of the marinade; set aside.  Combine the remaining marinade and the tenderloins in a sealable plastic bag.  Marnate in the refrigerator for 2 hours, turning occasionally.  Remove the tenderloins and discard the marinade.  Grill, covered, over medium-high heat (350 to 400F) for 8 to 9 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the tenderloins registers 150F.  Let stand for 10 minutes.  Cut into slices.  Combine the reserved 1 cup marinade and the water in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.  Serve with the pork.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Pamela D. Lyle’s Da Cajn Critter; The Lifestyles, The Rules, and Makin’ Groceries (Lyles Ventures, LLC., New Orleans, Louisiana, 2008).