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Cuban Grilled Pork Tenderloin recipe by www.lillieeatsandtellscom.bigscoots-staging.com
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Cuban Grilled Pork Tenderloin

This Cuban Grilled Pork Tenderloin is packed with fresh flavors of citrus, herbs, and spices!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: dinner, Low Carb, Main Course, Pork, Protein
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: citrus, grill, grilled, orange, pork tenderloin
Servings: 6
Calories: 163kcal


  • 2 Pork Tenderloins (NOT pork loin- not as tender) 801 g
  • 6 cloves garlic minced (frozen cubes)
  • 1 lime zested and juiced (30 g juice)
  • 1 orange zested and juiced (50 g juice)
  • 1 Tbsp honey (21 g)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 small bunch cilantro finely chopped (30 g)
  • ¼ cup mint leaves finely chopped (10 g)
  • 1 Tbsp oregano minced (or 2 tsp dried)


  • Trim pork of any fat or silver skin and place in a large ziploc bag.
  • Add all of your marinade ingredients to a blender or small food processor. I prefer to pulse until combined but leave the herbs a little chunky. But you can also blend into a green marinade.
  • Pour over the pork and let rest on the counter for 30-60 minutes before grilling. Or store in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  • Heat grill to pretty high heat and spray it carefully with avocado oil spray. Or you can carefully wipe some oil on the grates with paper towels.
  • Sprinkle tenderloins with additional kosher salt and pepper (not listed) and place on grill. Sear for about 2-3 minutes per side over the high heat, and then turn down to medium, and cover until internal temp reaches 140. It should take about 15-17 minutes TOTAL, including searing time, rotating every 5 minutes or so. Let rest for 10 minutes, tented with foil before slicing in!


MFP: Lillie Eats and Tells Cuban Grilled Pork Tenderloin


Serving: 102g | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.9g | Protein: 27.8g | Fat: 3.4g