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Chili Lime Pork Recipe

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This chili lime pork recipe can be prepared in so many ways, but our favorite is to grill it!

Alright, let’s be honest here. My favorite way to cook practically anything is to grill it. No pans, less dishes to wash, doesn’t heat the house up… and my husband enjoys getting involved too!

I should get an “I love grilling!” bumper sticker.

Pork is fantastic grilled and this marinade can’t be beat! This past winter, my brother-in-law started a new job at a company that sells food wholesale to area restaurants and stores. Every couple months, they have an employee sale and I become my brother-in-law’s best friend. He gets these 10 lb. pork roasts for super cheap and I go to work trying out new marinades and ways to prepare it.

One of my first recipes I tried was for pork carnitas. They were insanely fabulous. Can’t even describe them good. I never put a post up, because even though I’ve made them a few times since then, we never pause long enough to take any pictures.

But I just can’t get those flavors out of my head, so I tried to recreate them with this recipe and eliminate hours of oven time by going straight to the grill!

Chili Lime Pork Tacos - A Turtle's Life for Me

We like to slice it really thinly and make pork tacos with it, but it would taste great just cut into thick slices and eaten with a side salad too. Flavor explosion right here and the grill just helps showcase all those flavors!



Chili Lime Pork Recipe

This pork is great cut into thick slabs and served with a side or cut into thin strips and serve as pork tacos!

  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 limes (zested and juiced)
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  1. In a resealable bag, combine olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, and all of the spices. Use your fingers to knead the bag making sure it is all combined. Add pork and seal bag. Again use your fingers to knead the bag and turn the pork making sure it is completely covered with the marinade. Refrigerate for about 1-2 hours to let the marinade soak in.
  2. When ready to cook, preheat grill. Grill the pork for about 20-25 minutes until it is cooked through (145 degrees F). Let stand for 3-5 minutes before slicing it.

This recipe also freezes beautifully! Just mix it up in the resealable bag and freeze it just like that!

We like to heat up flour tortillas and pile on onions, tomatoes, avocados, cheese, sour cream and my husband always adds salsa.

Chili Lime Pork Tacos Recipe

What are some of your favorite meals to grill?  Share your recipes with me and I just might re-create them and feature them here and on my Facebook! We try to grill year-round as much as we can, so I’ve got plenty of time to try out lots of recipes!

For more grilling recipes, check out PPL Electric Utilities Taste the Energy Savings blog and visit the Project Envolve website! Lots of yummy recipes to try!

You can also check out some of my fellow Project Envolver’s blogs to see what they cooked up this month:

Chili Lime Pork Recipe - great on the grill!



Tixa DeTigero

Friday 26th of August 2016

Hello Natalie, Can this be prepared in the oven? Best regards!


Friday 26th of August 2016

Absolutely! You'd just have to adjust your baking time depending on the size of your pieces of chicken.

Tixa DeTigero

Friday 26th of August 2016

Also, when freezing, do you freeze it cooked or uncooked? SORRY!