Grilled Ancho-Rubbed Pork With Tomato Salsa
Serves 8| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons ground ancho chili pepper or regular chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 3 pork tenderloins (about 3 1⁄2 pounds total)
- 2 pints grape tomatoes
- 6 cloves garlic, sliced
- 2 to 4 jalapeño peppers, seeded and sliced
- 16 8-inch flour tortillas
- Heat grill to medium-high. In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, chili pepper, cumin, 2 tablespoons of the oil, and 1 ½ teaspoons salt. Rub the mixture over the pork.
- Divide the tomatoes, garlic, and jalapeños between 2 large pieces of heavy-duty foil. Drizzle with the remaining oil and season with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Fold and seal to form 2 pouches. Set aside.
- Divide the tortillas between 2 pieces of heavy-duty foil and wrap. Set aside.
- Grill the pork, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer registers 145º F, 18 to 22 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
- Meanwhile, grill the tomato pouches, shaking occasionally, for 10 minutes. Transfer the contents to a bowl.
- Grill the foil-wrapped tortillas until heated through, turning once, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve with the pork and tomato salsa.
- Per Serving
- Calories 503
- Fat 18g
- Sat Fat 4g
- Cholesterol 99mg
- Sodium 799mg
- Protein 42g
- Carbohydrate 41g
- Sugar 7g
- Fiber 4g
- Iron 5mg
- Calcium 116mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .
Make it a meal: Serve the pork with red cabbage slaw (dressed with orange and lime juice, olive oil, and a bit of brown sugar) and grilled corn on the cob with crumbled Feta and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.