101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Grilled Pork Tenderloin Fajitas

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Fajitas

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Fajitas from 101 Cooking For Two
I saved the best for last. The chicken and beef fajitas were great. I rated them 5. But this is a shoe in for top ten of the year. Mexican and pork. Oh what a combo. Add in the grill and you have one of the best 30 minute meals ever.

You can do this on the stove top but the grill with a griddle was just right. Start with pork tenderloin cut cross grain strips. Spice it up and add in the sliced peppers and onions. Grill it up and enjoy.

Based on a MayoClinic.com recipe in addition to the great taste, this is a very healthy grilling.

Rating
This one you could live on and be healthier to boot.

Notes: I think cutting the tenderloin cross grain really make this even more tender. Also be careful with plastic instruments on that griddle. It can melt the sucker...


Start by preheating the grill with a griddle and a tablespoon of oil. Or a large skillet if doing stove top. Get the temp to around 450.
Mix spices 1T chili powder; 1/2 t each of oregano, paprika, table salt (not pictured) and garlic powder; and 1/4 t coriander.
Trim a pork tenderloin of any silverskin and fat. Rinse and pat dry. Cut in half the long way.
Flip the halves of the tenderloin back together and cut into 1/2 inch slices. This will make them "cross grain" and more tender.
Put pork into large bowl, add the spice mixture and stir together coating the pork well.
Prep some veggies. Here I have a large onion along with a green and red pepper.
I leave the top of the grill open at this point and increase the burners to high. Add the meat to the griddle. Stir frequently. That grill is hot.
After after a minute or two add the veggies.
Continue to stir and flip frequently. You will really feel like your cooking here. Total cooking time 10 to 12 minutes from the pork hitting the griddle.
Serve with warmed tortillas and toppings of your choice. I went with sour cream, cheese and jalapeno slices.





Grilled Pork Tenderloin Fajitas


Mexican and pork. Oh what a combo. Add in the grill and you have one of the best 30 minute meals ever.

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin trimmed

Spices

  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1/2 t oregano
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t table salt
  • 1/4 t ground coruander

Veggies

  • 1 large onion
  • 2 peppers (green or red)

Serving

  • flour tortillas
  • sour cream
  • cheese, etc

Instructions

1) Start by preheating the grill with a griddle and a tablespoon of oil. Or a large skillet if doing stove top. Get the temp to around 450.2) Mix spices 1T chili powder; 1/2 t each of oregano, paprika and garlic powder; and 1/4 t coriander.3) Trim a pork tenderloin of any silverskin and fat. Rinse and pat dry. Cut in half the long way. 4) Flip the halves of the tenderloin back together and cut into 1/2 inch slices. This will make them "cross grain" and more tender.5) Put pork into large bowl, add the spice mixture and stir together coating the pork well.6) Prep some veggies. I went with a large onion along with a green and red pepper.7) I leave the top of the grill open at this point and increase the burners to high. Add the meat to the griddle. Stir frequently. That grill is hot. After after a minute or two add the veggies.8) Continue to stir and flip frequently. You will really feel like your cooking here. Total cooking time 10 to 12 minutes from the pork hitting the griddle.9) Serve with warmed tortillas and toppings of your choice. I used sour cream, cheese and jalapeno slices.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings

Updated

June 3 2012

DrDan

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3 Comments:

At June 11, 2012 at 6:44 PM , Blogger Chris said...

These look rocking, Dan. I love fajitas anyway but these sound extra good. Your griddle makes me envious, I have to get one for my gas grill.

 
At September 11, 2012 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Beedermpath said...

Made these, they were great! Thanks for rating your recipes on difficulty and having some pictures for those of us who aren't so culinary inclined!

 
At October 4, 2012 at 7:11 AM , Blogger Mandi said...

These look so yummy! I've been looking for a way to use two pork tenderloins someone gave me, and I think I'll try this.

 

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