Tequila Lime Pork Tenderloin


This tequila-lime pork tenderloin is full of flavor thanks to an overnight soak in a mixture of tequila, citrus juice, cilantro, green chiles, and other seasonings. If you don't want to cook both tenderloins at once, grill one and freeze the other for future use.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 cup fresh lime juice

  • ½ cup tequila

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chiles

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 (1 1/2 pound) pork tenderloins


  1. Whisk lime juice, tequila, orange juice, cilantro, chiles, chili powder, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; pour into a 1-gallon resealable bag. Add pork tenderloins, coat with marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours.

  2. When ready to cook, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Remove tenderloins from marinade and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.

  4. Cook tenderloins on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until meat has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
2g Fat
5g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 266mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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