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Smokey Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Tenderloin sliced on bamboo cutting board with lime wedges
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Smoky Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Tenderloin

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.

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoky Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Servings: 6
Calories: 215kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat barbecue grill to a medium-high heat and then oil grill grates.
  • Combine Brown Sugar Chipotle Spice Rub ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Rub pork tenderloin(s) with spice rub.
  • 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.
  • Move pork tenderloins to in-direct heat and continue to cook for 8-10 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Let the meat rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve with lime wedges.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.5mg