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Smokey Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Tenderloin sliced on bamboo cutting board with lime wedges
Smoky Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
 

Rubbed with a smoky, chipotle brown sugar rub, this Smokey Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Tenderloin is grilled to juicy perfection. A squeeze of fresh lime juice perfectly compliments this crusty and perfectly moist and tender bite of lean pork.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoky Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Servings: 6
Calories: 215 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 2 limes - cut into wedges
Brown Sugar Chipotle Spice Rub
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt - course
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
Instructions
  1. Preheat barbecue grill to a medium-high heat and then oil grill grates.

  2. Combine Brown Sugar Chipotle Spice Rub ingredients together in a small bowl.

  3. Rub pork tenderloin(s) with spice rub.

  4. Place pork tenderloins directly over barbecue grill flame and cook 2-3 minutes per side, rotating tenderloins to caramelize the outside of the pork, but not to the point of burning.

  5. Move pork tenderloins to in-direct heat and continue to cook for 8-10 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

  6. Let the meat rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

  7. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts
Smoky Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 262mg11%
Potassium 493mg14%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 6.5mg8%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.