Margarita Pork Tenderloin

Courtesy of our very dear friend and contributor Jennifer Ozick.  Check out her bio here

Servings: 6


3 cloves garlic, minced

1 green onion, chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, minced

3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

½ lime, squeezed

1 ½ Tbsp. tequila

½ orange, squeezed

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp chili powder

2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins


Combine first 10 ingredients in a shallow dish or large plastic zip-top freezer bag. Cut pork diagonally into 1” thick slices. Add tequila mixture. Cover or seal. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, turning occasionally.

Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade.


Grill covered with grill lid, over high heat (if using charcoal grill, coals will be white when heat is high), for 3-4 minutes on each side or until done. Turn meat about 3-4 times while grilling.

Nutrition Facts: Calories: 326; Carbohydrates: 2.9g; Fat: 12.4g; Protein: 45.6g.

Did you know!

Over 11,000,000 million pounds of the blue agave plant are harvested every year for use in tequila production and each plant grows in a period of seven to nine years!

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