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Chipotle-Pomegranate Glazed Roasted Pork Tenderloin

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Chipotle Pomegranate Glazed Roasted Pork Tenderloin; pork tenderloin is glazed in the most deliciously smoky-sweet chipotle pomegranate glaze.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American
Keyword chipotle, pomegranate juice, pork, tenderloin
Servings 6 servings
Calories 169
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 2 cloves garlic smashed, peeled and minced
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce from chipotle peppers
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons unsulphured molasses
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • pound pork tenderloins
  • bacon fat or olive oil for searing pork


  • Heat oil and garlic in a skillet on medium heat until the garlic is softened.
  • Add chopped chipotle peppers and adobo, tomato paste, dark brown sugar, dried mustard, molasses and pomegranate juice into the pot with the garlic. Mix together to combine all ingredients.
  • Simmer and let reduce for 10-15 minutes, or until it reduces to your liking. [I let mine get pretty thick, because I like a thicker sauce, but you can leave it a little runnier, especially if you would like to use as a marinade]. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
  • Heat some bacon fat in a large skillet over medium/ medium-high heat and sear each side of both tenderloins. Remove and place on a foil lined baking sheet, brush with some of the glaze and roast in a preheated 425° oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove, brush again with more glaze and roast for 5-10 minutes more, or until an instant thermometer reads 145-155 degrees. Let rest 5-10 minutes before slicing. Top the tenderloin medallions with remaining glaze and serve.
  • Refrigerate any unused sauce for up to 3 weeks.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 631mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg