Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a nice light recipe from Cooking Light magazine. The glaze also works well with chicken. Prep and Cooking time does not include the 10 minute standing time.
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons coriander, ground
- 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger, ground
- 3 lbs pork tenderloin, trimmed
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 6 ounces guava paste
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
- cooking spray
- Prepare your grill -- charcoal or gas -- for medium to medium/high heat.
- Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle pork with 2 tsp salt, and rub pork with the garlic powder mixture.
- Combine onion and remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Cook 4 minutes or until guava paste dissolves, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
- Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160 degrees, turning pork occasionally. Brush guava mixture over pork. Let it stand 10 minutes before slicing into 1/2 inch slices.
OMG what a great recipe. So much flavor. We love spicey and this dish is spicey. The rub is fantastic, the pork was tender and delicious and the guava glaze was out of this world. I was a little nervous, I'd never used guava paste before, it was so easy to find and use. What a great flavor the rub and glaze imparted into the meat. I did save a little of the glaze to pour over the cooked pork when serving. Thank you for sharing a recipe that has gone into my keeper box as well as My Favorites Cookbook for 2013. Kudos to you my dear breezermom. Thank you for a new family favorite, can't wait to make this for my kids.
Very good if you like spicey! We had friends over and served this. The prep is so easy, so I was able to sit and talk instead of being in the kitchen the whole time. I thought I would have a hard time finding Guava Paste, but found it right away in the mexican aisle at our local grocery store. The paste does take a bit longer than expected to dissolve. Great alternative to all the other pork tenderloin recipes out there.