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Mexican Adobo Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin

A lean pork tenderloin, rubbed with Mexican adobo and grilled or broiled to give you a great tasting, smoky, tender piece of meat.

Pork tenderloin is the leanest cut of pork, in fact it’s just as lean as a skinless chicken breast, and it doesn’t take long to cook, which makes it perfect for busy weeknights. If you’re tired of making the same ‘ole thing for dinner, this is the answer (and bonus, it’s totally man-friendly).

I was really in the mood for some Cilantro Lime Rice[1], and I thought it was the perfect compliment; I used some lime wedges to squeeze over the pork – delish! I was craving white rice, but I often use brown rice too as a whole grain option. For an even healthier side, last week’s Fiesta Bean Salad[2] would also be fabulous!

This recipe is from the cookbook Simple Food, Big Flavor[3],
by Aarón Sánchez (you may know him as one of the judges on Chopped[4]).
Yesterday I made a batch of Aaron’s Adobo[5] with full intentions of making
this pork dish. I still have a lot of adobo left, so I’m going to use
the rest to grill some pork chops this weekend. It was pretty chilly
yesterday, so rather than making this on my grill, I used my broiler instead.

Mexican Adobo Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin
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Servings: 4 • Size: 1/4 • Old Points: 4 • Weight Watcher Points+: 4 pt
Calories: 182 • Fat: 6.5 g • Carb: 3 g • Fiber: 1.5 g • Protein: 27.5 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 66 mg (without the salt) • Cholest: 81 mg

Ingredients:

  • 18 oz pork tenderloin
  • 3 tbsp Aaron’s Adobo[6]
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • kosher salt, to taste

Directions:

Rub the olive oil over the tenderloin and pat on the adobo. Set aside about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high, or preheat the broiler. Generously season the pork with salt.

Grill or broil on high until an instant read thermometer inserted in the center reads 145°F, about 20 to 22 minutes. Let the pork rest about 5 minutes before slicing.

References

  1. ^ Cilantro Lime Rice (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Fiesta Bean Salad (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Simple Food, Big Flavor (www.amazon.com)
  4. ^ Chopped (www.foodnetwork.com)
  5. ^ Aaron’s Adobo (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  6. ^ Aaron’s Adobo (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach, Roasted Bell Pepper, Mushroom, and Parmesan

Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach, Roasted Bell Pepper, Mushroom, and Parmesan

by Pam on December 10, 2013

I had a pork tenderloin in the refrigerator to use up so I went in search of ingredients that I could stuff it with. I found some fresh spinach, roasted bell peppers, a few mushrooms, fresh basil, and some Parmesan cheese. I sliced the pork tenderloin nearly in half then pounded it thin. I seasoned the meat then layered on the ingredients before rolling it up and searing it in a hot pan. I baked it in the oven and it turned out beautifully! The pork was really tender and the stuffing added so much flavor to the meat. My kids ate all of their portions so I take that as a good sign. My husband and I both thought it was delicious. I served this stuffed tenderloin with some green beans and the Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes[1] for a delicious meal.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the pork tenderloin on a cutting board. Trim any fat from the meat then remove the silverskin (click here for instructions[2]). Using a very sharp knife make a lengthwise cut down the center of the pork tenderloin, cutting to but not through the other side. Spread the meat open and place a piece of  plastic wrap over the top. Working from the center to the edges, pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet to form a rectangle.

Stir together chopped spinach, mushrooms, roasted bell pepper, basil, panko crumbs, minced garlic, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Season the pork tenderloin with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then spread the spinach mixture evenly over the pork.

Roll up jelly-roll style. Use toothpicks to seal together. Season the pork with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Heat the olive oil in an OVEN PROOF skillet over medium high heat. Place the stuffed pork tenderloin in the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the pork over and place into the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Remove from the oven and let the meat rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy.



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Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach, Roasted Bell Pepper, Mushroom, and Parmesan




Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.

Total Time: 30-40 min.



Ingredients:

1 pork tenderloin, silver skin removed
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 cup of baby spinach leaves, chopped
4-5 button mushrooms, chopped
2 tbsp roasted bell pepper, chopped
3-4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 tbsp panko crumbs
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the pork tenderloin on a cutting board. Trim any fat from the meat then remove the silverskin (click here for instructions). Using a very sharp knife make a lengthwise cut down the center of the pork tenderloin, cutting to but not through the other side. Spread the meat open and place a piece of plastic wrap over the top. Working from the center to the edges, pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet to form a rectangle.

Stir together chopped spinach, mushrooms, roasted bell pepper, basil, panko crumbs, minced garlic, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Season the pork tenderloin with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then spread the spinach mixture evenly over the pork. Roll up jelly-roll style. Use toothpicks to seal together. Season the pork with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Heat the olive oil in an OVEN PROOF skillet over medium high heat. Place the stuffed pork tenderloin in the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the pork over and place into the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Remove from the oven and let the meat rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Creamy Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ click here for instructions (www.learninghowtocook.com)
  3. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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Pork Tenderloin and Caramelized Onion Enchiladas in a Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Pork Tenderloin and Caramelized Onion Enchiladas in a Homemade Enchilada Sauce

by Pam on November 12, 2013

My husband was in the mood for Mexican food so I made these enchiladas for dinner. I made a homemade sauce that turned out to be spicy, flavorful, and really delicious. The pork was tender and the caramelized onions made these enchiladas extra tasty.  I used extra sharp white cheddar so it was cheesy and flavorful without using a ton of cheese. The sauce was a bit too spicy for my kids so they opted for a pork, bean, and cheese quesadilla. My husband and I both really loved these enchiladas. They had a nice kick and they were hearty without being heavy. I loved mine with fresh avocado and sour cream while my husband opted for avocado and extra hot sauce.

Heat the canola oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5-6 minutes. Add the minced garlic, chile powder, cumin, coriander, and oregano then stir constantly for 1 minute. Add diced tomatoes and juice along with the chicken broth. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste and add the honey then cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes.

After the sauce has simmered for 30 minutes, blend the sauce with an immersion blender (or regular blender) until smooth. Pour through a sieve to remove excess pulp, if desired. Taste and re-season if needed. Set aside

While the sauce is simmering, caramelize the onions. Heat a tablespoon of oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and cook, stirring often, for 20-30 minutes, or until tender and caramelized. Side Note: If the onion gets too dry while cooking, add a few tablespoons of water to keep them moist. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a large 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Heat the remaining olive oil in the same skillet you cooked the onions in. Remove the silverskin from the pork tenderloin (click this link for instructions). Cut the pork into medallions then dice into bite sized chunks. Spread the diced pork out evenly on the cutting board. Sprinkle the pork evenly with a bit of sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, and coriander. Cook the pork in 2 batches, seasoned side down, in the hot pan. Season the other side of the pork then leave it alone for 2-3 minutes, until it’s caramelized then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove to a plate and cover with a tin foil tent; cook the second batch of pork. Side Note: Pork will NOT be cooked through – it will finish cooking in the oven.[1]

Wrap the flour tortillas in a dishcloth then place into the microwave for 20-30 seconds or until the tortillas are pliable. Pour enough enchilada sauce to cover the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Place some of the pork, a spoonful of beans with sauce, and a spoonful of caramelized onions down the center of the tortilla. Roll and place seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and ingredients. Pour more sauce over each rolled enchilada then top with the cheese.

Cover with tinfoil then place into the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil then continue to bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve with chopped green onions on top along with diced avocado, sour cream, and hot sauce on the side. Enjoy.



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Pork Tenderloin and Caramelized Onion Enchiladas in a Homemade Enchilada Sauce




Yield: 8 enchiladas



Ingredients:

Enchilada Sauce:

1 tbsp canola oil
1 small sweet yellow onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 tbsp chile powder
1/2 tbsp adobo chile powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp oregano
2 14 oz cans of fire roasted diced tomatoes with green chiles and garlic
1/2 cup of chicken broth
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1 tsp honey

Enchiladas:

1 1/2 tbsp canola oil (divided)
1 large onion, sliced
1 Pork tenderloin, cut into bite sized chunks
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
Cumin, to taste
Oregano, to taste
Coriander, to taste
8 small flour tortillas
1 14 oz can of chili beans with sauce
Extra sharp white cheddar, shredded
Green onions, diced
Cilantro, chopped
Avocado, diced
Sour cream
Hot sauce

Directions:

Heat the canola oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5-6 minutes. Add the minced garlic, chile powder, cumin, coriander, and oregano then stir constantly for 1 minute. Add diced tomatoes and juice along with the chicken broth. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste and add the honey then cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes.

After the sauce has simmered for 30 minutes, blend the sauce with an immersion blender (or regular blender) until smooth. Pour through a sieve to remove excess pulp, if desired. Taste and re-season if needed. Set aside

While the sauce is simmering, caramelize the onions. Heat a tablespoon of oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and cook, stirring often, for 20-30 minutes, or until tender and caramelized. Side Note: If the onion gets too dry while cooking, add a few tablespoons of water to keep them moist. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a large 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Heat the remaining olive oil in the same skillet you cooked the onions in. Remove the silverskin from the pork tenderloin (click this link for instructions). Cut the pork into medallions then dice into bite sized chunks. Spread the diced pork out evenly on the cutting board. Sprinkle the pork evenly with a bit of sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, and coriander. Cook the pork in 2 batches, seasoned side down, in the hot pan. Season the other side of the pork then leave it alone for 2-3 minutes, until it’s caramelized then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove to a plate and cover with a tin foil tent; cook the second batch of pork. Side Note: Pork will NOT be cooked through – it will finish cooking in the oven.

Wrap the flour tortillas in a dishcloth then place into the microwave for 20-30 seconds or until the tortillas are pliable. Pour enough enchilada sauce to cover the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Place some of the pork, a spoonful of beans with sauce, and a spoonful of caramelized onions down the center of the tortilla. Roll and place seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and ingredients. Pour more sauce over each rolled enchilada then top with the cheese.

Cover with tinfoil then place into the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil then continue to bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve with chopped green onions on top along with diced avocado, sour cream, and hot sauce on the side. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking

 

 

References

  1. ^ (click this link for instructions (www.learninghowtocook.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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