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Spicy Pork Tenderloin

A friend shared this recipe for marvelously flavorful pork years ago. It really sparks up a barbecue and has been popular whenever I've served it. I guarantee you'll get many requests for the recipe. —Diana Steger, Prospect, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + chilling Grill: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 to 3 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)


  • Combine the first five ingredients; rub over tenderloins. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  • Grill, covered over medium-hot indirect heat for 25-40 minutes or until thermometer reads 160°.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounce-weight: 135 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat.

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  • amehart
    Dec 25, 2020

    We loved this! Upped the spice a bit and roasted in the oven as weather didn't cooperate. No leftovers at all, everyone just kept nibbling on the slices. Excellent recipe.

  • hamhock32
    Oct 27, 2014

    Very tender and tasty!

  • cathycooking
    Oct 8, 2013

    The pork was very tender and tasty. Great recipe. I roasted it in the oven. Will definitely make this again.

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    Jun 26, 2013

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  • lisa53202
    Jun 19, 2013

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this nicely spiced tenderloin. The recipe in my TOH cookbook said to "grill over hot heat for 15 minutes on each side", and that is what I did.

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