Mexican Pork Tenderloins Recipe
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon each onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano and pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
- BLACK BEAN SALSA:
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 plum tomatoes, diced
- 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
- 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1. Combine the seasonings. Rub oil and seasoning mixture over the meat; let stand for 10 minutes.
- 2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill meat, covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Remove from the grill. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
- 3. For salsa, in a large bowl, combine the beans, tomatoes, corn, onion and pepper. Whisk together the oil, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, salt and pepper. Drizzle over the bean mixture; toss to coat. Serve with tenderloin. Yield: 8 servings.
3 ounces cooked pork with 1/2 cup salsa equals 257 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 550 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.