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Southwest Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Southwest Pork Tenderloin Recipe

When living in Europe, I missed classic Southwestern flavors. Using what I had, I made spicy pork tenderloin and it's been a staple ever since. —John Cox, Seguin, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 3 medium limes, cut into wedges


  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°. Rub tenderloins with oil; sprinkle with taco seasoning. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  • 2. Roast 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Remove tenderloins from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Squeeze lime wedges over pork. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork equals 184 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 446 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.