Do you like limes? If you do, then you will love eating this Chili Lime Pork! If you don’t, then you might want to skip this recipe. I happen to really like lime on my food. My husband not so much. The marinade for this tenderloin is made from fresh cilantro, fresh squeezed limes, olive oil, and a variety of spices. I marinate a lot of my meats from packages or bottled marinades but this time I spiced things up a bit and made my own. I love knowing exactly whats in my food! You could always lesson the taste of lime by not adding as much juice. I went kinda crazy while squeezing my limes and went all out with the lime flavor!! Sorry babe! 😉
- 2 limes
- 1 lb pork tenderloin
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- Zest and juice your limes and pour into a gallon size resealable bag.
- Add all of the remaining ingredients into the bag including your pork tenderloin.
- Refrigerate and let marinate for at least 1-2 hours or longer if possible. You want for the meat to really absorb the flavors.
- Heat your grill to about 145 degrees and cook slowly for about 30-45 minutes. You don't want your meat directly above the heat because you don't want the outside of the pork to burn. You do want your pork to cook all the way through. We placed our pork right beside the flames and it cooked perfectly.
- Let the meat stand for about 5 minutes before cutting it into 1/2 inch slices.