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Cast Iron Pork Tenderloins Rubbed with Chipotle

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Cooking pork tenderloin in a cast iron pan ensures moist and tender meat. This recipe is easy and very satisfying. Make sure to serve it with the pineapple salsa for that extra umph! This dish from American cuisine can be served as main dish.
  Pork tenderloins 2
  Brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chipotle pepper 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin 1 Tablespoon
  Oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Teaspoon

Rinse and pat dry 2 pork tenderloins. Trim off any excess membranes or fat.
In a bowl mix together ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 TBS chipotle pepper, 1 TBS cumin, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 TBS paprika.
Rub the pork tenderloins generously on both sides.
Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat a large cast iron pan with some olive oil. When the pan is really hot, place the tenderloins in it and sear the pork on both sides.
Place the cast iron pan in the oven for 10 minutes.
Remove and tent the pan with aluminum foil. Allow sitting for 10 minutes.
Cut and serve it with pineapple salsa.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
240 Minutes
Ready In: 
250 Minutes
Did you know cooking meat in cast iron pots could make then tender and juicy? You wish to try, here is a pork recipe. The video clearly how simple and wonderful the recipe is when fully cooked and served with pineapple salsa. Watch the video for more information.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 648 Calories from Fat 180

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.9%

Saturated Fat 5.9 g29.3%

Trans Fat 0.2 g

Cholesterol 294.5 mg98.2%

Sodium 276.6 mg11.5%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g6.1%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.3%

Sugars 13.4 g

Protein 95 g190.5%

Vitamin A 42.4% Vitamin C 6.3%

Calcium 8.9% Iron 46.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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