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Chili Pork Tenderloin

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


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; brush over pork.
  • In a large ovenproof skillet, brown pork in oil on all sides.
  • Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked pork: 224 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 529mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

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  • linzerbug
    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.

  • RHiland09
    May 24, 2014

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

  • Peggie0203
    Apr 25, 2014

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

  • mmcloed
    Jul 3, 2013

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

  • danielleylee
    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.

  • hbaseley
    Aug 14, 2012

    This was so easy to prepare and was delicious! Getting enthusiastic thumbs up from everyone in my family is rare and will automatically land a recipe on my favorites list. Even my SUPER picky 8 year old loved this one. I thought TOH presented a pretty plate, so I copied it -roll, pineapple and baby broccoli. Great combo and perfect for a busy night.