Spicy Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Spicy Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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A friend shared this recipe for marvelously flavorful pork years ago. It really sparks up a barbecue and has been popular whenever I've served it. I guarantee you'll get many requests for the recipe. —Diana Steger, Prospect, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Grill: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Grill: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 to 3 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 135 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat.


  1. Combine the first five ingredients; rub over tenderloins. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  2. Grill, covered over medium-hot indirect heat for 25-40 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Pork Tenderloin in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p29

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 4994
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"Very tender and tasty!"

cathycooking User ID: 3735084 4056
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"The pork was very tender and tasty. Great recipe. I roasted it in the oven. Will definitely make this again."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 4993
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

"My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this nicely spiced tenderloin. The recipe in my TOH cookbook said to "grill over hot heat for 15 minutes on each side", and that is what I did."

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