Southwest Pork Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
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
Southwest Pork Tenderloin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked pork: 184 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 446mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.