Sweet and spicy rub for pork tenderloins. Just coat, let stand for 20 minutes and grill! Goes great with polenta or mashed yams.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

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  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the onion powder, garlic powder, chipotle chile powder, salt, and brown sugar. Place tenderloins in bag and shake, coating meat evenly. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Lightly oil grill grate, and arrange meat on grate. Cook for 20 minutes, turning meat every 5 minutes. Remove from grill, let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 20.4g 41% DV; carbohydrates 11.7g 4% DV; fat 6.1g 9% DV; cholesterol 62.4mg 21% DV; sodium 666.8mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2006
My boyfriend and I have made this twice and will be making it again and again! The first time, I knocked down the chipotle powder by half and it was still WAY too hot for me, but not for him. The second time, I only used 1 T., added 1/2 tsp more of onion and garlic powder, and 1 T. more of brown sugar. We also marinated the pork this time in pineapple juice and brown sugar for several hours before cooking. Both times, I sprayed a large baking dish and baked at 325 until the internal temp was close to 160. Came out very juicy and with just enough spice for me this time! DELICIOUS! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2004
Nice combo of sweet and spicy. Be careful with the brown sugar though because it burns on the grill (oops...) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2006
My boyfriend and I have made this twice and will be making it again and again! The first time, I knocked down the chipotle powder by half and it was still WAY too hot for me, but not for him. The second time, I only used 1 T., added 1/2 tsp more of onion and garlic powder, and 1 T. more of brown sugar. We also marinated the pork this time in pineapple juice and brown sugar for several hours before cooking. Both times, I sprayed a large baking dish and baked at 325 until the internal temp was close to 160. Came out very juicy and with just enough spice for me this time! DELICIOUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2011
Outstanding recipe! Have made this a couple of times trying to find the right mix for my family. The first time I made it, I loved it and the husband couldn't eat it. After tinkering with this recipe, here's what works for us. Marinate the pork for 24 hours in pineapple juice, minced garlic and onions, then overnight in the spice rub. I reduced the chipotle powder to 1.5 tbs and increased the brown sugar to 5 tbs. Just enough heat to keep it interesting without the extreme afterburn. Fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2007
Great as long as you like spicy. Cooked indoors with oven. I found the chipolte spice at Linens N Things. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2006
This is a 10. It's freakin awesome! I never grill (3 times in 10 years) but I wanted to try something new. This is very good and I can't wait to have a family get together to make it for them. I made this roast pork last night and used the leftover "rub" for chicken breasts on the george foreman tonight. They were terrific also. Great flavor! The pork tasted like it was cooked on a spit fire. LOVED IT!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2006
Tried this last night and it was excellent! I couldn't find the chipotle chile powder so used regular chili powder and cut back to 1 tbsp. Great flavors - will definitley make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2010
We had a 3# tenderloin that needed to be used tonight. Decided on this recipe because we LOVE using chipotle peppers/seasoning in our cooking. Used all of the seasonings the recipe called for and then some (added Ancho Chili Powder and a few splashes of Chipotle Tabasco on each side), and let marinate for about 15 minutes. (side note...for next time, we'll let this marinate overnight) For the cooking, we opted to not use the grill tonight. Instead got out the cast iron skillet and seared on Med-High for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Then put the skillet into a 400 degree oven 25 minutes. Temp pork at 140 degrees. Removed from cast iron and let rest for 10 minutes. Carryover heat will finish it off. To make a pan sauce...reheat and deglaze with 1/2 cup of your favorite red wine (water will do, but wine is better!). (the measurements for pan sauce are NOT approximate) If you want a thicker sauce, make a slurry with 1tbs of wine and 1tbs of flour. Add to your deglazed pan. To that, add 1 1/2 tsp cumin, 2 tsp onion powder, 1tb fresh cracked black pepper, 2 tsp of salt, and a couple dashes of Chipotle Tabasco. Serve over sliced pork and enjoy!! We sure are!! :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2006
I am Cajun and love spicy foods. My husband doesn't love spicy as much as me. So I cut the chipotle to 2T, thinking that would be fine. I almost killed my poor husband! Even I thought it was still a little too spicy. I will use probably 1T next time. It was very good though, and even though DH's eyes were watering and he was drinking milk to try to cut the spice, he still ate it and liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2007
I followed the recipe as written except I didn't have onion powder so I used half an onion diced. I also marinated the pork in the spices for about 2 hours. Since there was a snowstorm outside I made on my grill pan and it took twice as long to cook. It was well worth the wait though as this was some of the best pork I have ever had. It was spicy (my husband and I both like spicy food) but I served with some mango apple sauce and it made a great combo. Very easy recipe and tastes great so I am definitely going to make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2009
Yes, there IS a difference between chipotle chili powder and chipotle chili pepper. Chili powder of any variety is a blend of peppers, herbs (usually oregano), spices (usually cumin), salt, and garlic. Chili pepper is just that - dried ground up pepper. So if you don't have the chipotle chili POWDER, you definitely need to use a lot less and add some cumin, oregano and more garlic powder to get the right flavor and heat level. :-) The recipe as written is very tasty, certainly spicy, and has the most flavor when grilled. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2004
Nice combo of sweet and spicy. Be careful with the brown sugar though because it burns on the grill (oops...) Read More
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