Chipotle Pork Tenderloin

I love trying new recipes, especially if I have my family join in on the cooking with me. Not only is it a great opportunity to bond with each other, but it also allows us the chance to sit down and enjoy a tasty, homemade meal. Just last night we made this delicious pork tenderloin adapted from a recipe in Miraval’s Sweet and Savory Cooking Cookbook.

Pork Tenderloin
Serves 4

Ingredients

-Cooking spray, olive or canola oil
-1 pork loin roast, one-pound
-1/4 tsp kosher salt
-1/4 tsp black pepper
-1/2 cup chipotle sauce (see additional recipe below)

Method

1. Heat oven to 400˚F. Lightly coat a medium saute pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high temperature.
2. Season the pork with salt, pepper, and seasonings of choice. Add to the heated pan and sear for 1-2 minutes per side.
3. Place the pan in the oven and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Allow pork to rest for 3-4 minutes and cut into slices.
4. Plate and top with chipotle sauce (see additional recipe below)

Chipotle Sauce

Ingredients

-1/4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
-1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
-1/4 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
-11/tsp fresh garlic, minced
-2 tsp dried ginger, minced
3/4 cup ketchup
1/cup apple cider vinegar
-2 tbsp soy sauce
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 tbsp dry mustard
-2 chipotle peppers (canned in adobo sauce)
-1/4 cup orange juice
-6 oz lager-style beer

Method

1. Heat oil in a saute pan. Add onions, apricots, garlic and ginger. Saute for 2 minutes, or until onions appear translucent.
2. Add the ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, mustard, chili sauce, chipotle peppers, orange juice and beer.
3. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Serve over top of pork tenderloin (see above).

This recipe was adapted from Miraval’s Sweet and Savory Cooking Cookbook, more information on this book can be found here.

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