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Pork Tenderloin With Chipotle Chile Sauce

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Pork Tenderloin With Chipotle Sauce

Pork Tenderloin With Chipotle Sauce

Diana Rattray
If you like a very spicy flavor, add 2 finely chopped chipotle peppers and a little more of the adobo sauce. Serve this tasty pork with potatoes and corn, or your favorite vegetables.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed chicken broth
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth
  • 3/4 cup peach preserves or apricot preserves
  • 1 chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped, with about 1 or 2 teaspoons of the sauce
  • juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon cold water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 pork tenderloins, 1 to 1 1/2 pounds each


Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium saucepan. Sauté the onion until tender and yellow in color. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute longer. Add the chicken and beef broth, preserves, finely chopped chipotle chile with adobo sauce, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir the cornstarch and water mixture into the sauce and continue cooking, stirring, until sauce boils and is thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

Heat oven to 400°.

Trim pork tenderloins; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Sear the pork, turning to brown all sides. Put the skillet in the oven and roast the pork to about 145° F on a meat thermometer, about 25 to 30 minutes. Let it rest for at least 3 minutes.

Heat sauce until it begins to simmer. Slice tenderloins and arrange on a serving platter or individual plates. Spoon a little sauce over the slices and pass the rest at the table.
Serves 4 to 6.

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 5 out of 5
You gotta try it, Member chefsally

This was a hit. It makes a lot of sauce; definitely enough for 5 to 7 pounds of pork. I used one chile but loving spicey foods would have loved two. Check the meat at 15 minutes. This is easy to make but seems fancy enough for company. Enjoy.

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