Chili Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Chili Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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This lean (but not mean) dinner takes the tough out of pork and puts the tender back in tenderloin. —Renee Barfield, Thomaston, Georgia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:3 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked pork equals 224 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 529 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; brush over pork.
  2. In a large ovenproof skillet, brown pork in oil on all sides.
  3. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Chili Pork Tenderloin in Healthy Cooking August/September 2012, p21

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"Omygosh this was awesome! So succulent and tender; delicious!! As my teenager said "if I had to choose between this and a cheeseburger, I choose this. Can we have it for Easter?" The seasoning was perfect; I added just a little bit of extra of lime juice; soy sauce and chili powder due to having a 1.5lb tenderloin."

Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"Loved this recipe ---one of my favorites for pork tenderloin!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"Good. Did not pre-brown, roasted for about 40 minutes. I would like to try this on th BBQ next time."

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"Very moist! Not overly flavorful, but a good dish nonetheless."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"I made this for my husband tonight for dinner. It is very easy and he mention he really liked the chili seasoning. He also liked the soy sauce ( I used low sodium soy ) but he still mentioned he like the salt flavor."

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