Mexican Spiced Pork Tenderloins with Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

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An excellent , tasty, spicy pork tenderloins recipe for the BBQ. Can be made ahead and cooked when company arrives.

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Servings: 8


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  1. Directions for the sweet and sour sauce: In a small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; fry jalapeno pepper (if using) and garlic, stir-fry, until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add orange and lime juices and vinegar; bring to boil. Reduuce heat and simmer until reduced to 3/4 cup - 175 ml, about 10 minute. Remove from heat; stir in molasses, honey, salt and pepper. Make-ahead: Let cool; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days. Reheat to use.
  2. Directions for the cumin rub: In a small skillet, toast cumin seeds over medium-low heat until aromatic and darkened, about 2 minutes. In clean coffee grinder, grind together cumin, pepper and salt until you get the texture of instanty coffee granules. Brush pork with oil; rub all with cumin misxture. Make-ahead: Place in shallow dish, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
  3. Place pork on greased BBQ grill over medium heat; close lid and gril for 10 minutes, turning with thongs when well grilled marked. Brush with 1/3 cup - 75 ml of the sauce; grill covered and turning often, until a mahogany brown color over medium heat but still slightly pink inside, about 5 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; tent with foil and let stand 5 minutes before slicing and serving with sauce. Makes about 8 servings.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 149g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 202  
Calories from Fat 68 34%
Total Fat 7.75g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.16g 5%
Trans Fat 0.11g  
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 363mg 15%
Potassium 483mg 14%
Total Carbs 14.09g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 11.07g 7%
Protein 19.31g 31%
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