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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

June 6 2014

Chipotle-Marinated Pork Tenderloin

    1 canned chipotle chile in adobo plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
    1 clove(s) garlic, minced
    1/2 cup(s) orange juice
    3 tablespoon(s) lime juice
    1 tablespoon(s) red-wine vinegar
    1 teaspoon(s) dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
    1/4 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper
    8 ounce(s) pork tenderloin,  trimmed of fat

Combine chipotle and sauce, garlic, orange juice, lime juice, vinegar, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper in a blender or mini food processor; blend or process until the chipotle is chopped and the mixture is relatively smooth. Pour into a sealable plastic bag, add pork and seal, squeezing out any excess air from the bag. Turn to coat with the marinade. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 8 hours.
    
Preheat grill to high or heat a large indoor grill pan over high heat. Remove the pork from the marinade (discard marinade). Grill the pork, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted diagonally into the center of the meat registers 145 degrees F, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.