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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 170.7
  • Total Fat: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.3 mg
  • Sodium: 75.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 28.2 g

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Southwestern Grilled Pork Tenderloin


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Introduction

Tired of the same old beef and chicken? Get outside and grill the "other white meat" for a barbecue. Tired of the same old beef and chicken? Get outside and grill the "other white meat" for a barbecue.

Ingredients

    • 2 whole pork tenderloins (about - 1 1/2 lbs. total) or 6 pork chops
    • 4 teaspoons chili powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried garlic powder

Directions

1. Mix together chili powder, oregano, cumin, and garlic powder. Rub over the surface of pork. Cover and refrigerate 2-24 hours.



2. Grill over medium hot coals, or broil. Turn occasionally. Tenderloins will take 25-20 minutes, pork chops will be ready in 10-15 minutes. Meat thermometer should read 155-160 F. Pork is done when there is still a hint of pink in the center.



Makes 6 servings (approx 4 oz.)





TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

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  • Very Good
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I used 4 cloves of fresh garlic instead of the garlic powder and added black pepper to the mix. It was excellent. I baked in the oven for 30 minutes on 400 and then broiled it to crisp the outside. 4 oz. is a lot of meat for me and I feel totally satiated. - 4/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Easy and wonderful. I added kosher salt, and it was moist and tender. Don't forget to let it rest for about 10 to 15 min. before slicing to keep the juices intact. - 4/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is AWESOME! I didn't have any oregano, so I substutited thyme and rosemary, then served it with yellow rice mixed with tomatoes and black beans! It was awesome that it stayed moist, even for leftovers! - 4/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is an incredible recipe. The pork takes on the flavors very well. I used pork chops and they were scrumptios~ - 5/24/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a super simple recipe and it tastes sooooo good. I actually tried it on some steak it turned out fabulous. It is a little on the spicy side for me but it had a lot of flavor. Hmm hmmm good! - 11/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used pork and beef brisket. Both were amazing...thanks for sharing! - 5/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I tried this recipe this weekend. I grilled it and was amazed how juicy and tender it was. This is a keeper! - 5/27/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I've never BBQ a tenderloin before but this worked well. My husband loved it. Nice to have a marinate that isn't salty. Moist and flavourful. - 5/26/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was good, but I think it needs a little something more...rub spices are great though. We grilled for 25 min., only needed 20. Will make again, especially with Southwestern Succotash from this site, great side dish! - 3/25/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. This is one recipe I saved and lots of people have asked me for it. The tenderloin is soo juicy and the rub is delicious. I didn't have chili powder once and used old bay instead. The dish is easy to make and certainly a crowd pleaser. Even my two boys like it. I make it all the time. - 8/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My family loved this one. I didn't know I could rate these after i tried them. - 6/19/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didnt have pork chops, so I used Belly Spare Ribs. Also I do not like quite as much Chilly, so I took only 2 tsp of chilly and added a bit of black pepper.
    It was soooooo Yummmmy! - 6/14/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good and easy to make - 5/28/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I added about twice the garlic - but I do that to every recipe. - 5/27/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good...I added a little salt - 5/5/09

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Maybe salt & pepper should be added to the rub. - 4/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A new family favorite! - 4/20/09

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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was tender but lacked full flavour. I guess I'm used to bolder spices. - 10/6/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Didn't care for the taste of the cumin. - 6/17/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    taste great and is very low in sodium - 5/24/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am not a big pork eater and I would have this again...not too shabby! - 5/24/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was really good! Next time I will use more on each pork chop! I'll also add a little bit of salt. - 4/25/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really moist and flavourful! I broiled it on low for the first half of cooking time and then covered loosely with foil for rest. - 4/24/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I only had 1.5 tsp. of chili powder so used 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper and it worked out quite well. I used thin cut pork chops, approx. 2 oz ea. - 4/13/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was very simple to prepare and the entire family loved it!!!! - 1/28/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good, needed some salt. I also added some wine to keep it moist. - 1/2/08

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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didn't like this very much. I marinated for 12 hours, maybe a full day would help? The meat was tender but tasted very bland inside. - 11/30/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is one of the best tenderloin recipes I've tried, my entire family loved it. - 11/20/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The spice blend was great for my husband and myself, but next time I'll make some without the chili pepper for our son. - 11/14/07

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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    it was ok i will cut down on the oregano the next time i make it - 10/28/07

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was ok little to much oregeno, mot sure if i will have again. - 9/25/07

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was good but felt it needed something else. Too much oregano for our tastes. I used boneless pork chops. - 9/25/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added garlic and a touch of splenda brown sugar and use it on any pork. - 8/25/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made the porkchops and they were great! Would definitely make again. Even my hubby liked them. - 8/12/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very nice rub- added some ground black pepper and served w/black bean and corn salad MMMMM - 7/4/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The seasoning made a crisp crust on the outside of the pork tenderloin, keeping the meat juicy inside. - 6/16/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I tried this recipe and it came out very good! I used the pork chops instead of the tenderloin and it was great. Will make again soon. - 5/21/07

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was a good dish. One of the few tenderloin dishes that doesn't require OJ. I'd recommend it. - 4/23/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I liked the blend of spices and the kids even enjoyed it. - 3/19/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My daughters both love this recipe. I am always trying to find healthier recipes that they will eat also. This one was a homerun with no hint of turned up noses. Thank you so much. - 1/22/11

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The Chili was a little to much for my liking, thanks for the recipe - 1/5/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my lunch tomorrow & was really pleased with how EASY it was!!! - 11/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy quick and tasty! - 9/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this dish! So do my kids and hubby. This is a keeper. - 7/29/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really great. Loved the easiness and the moist. - 6/23/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was pretty good, very similar to a rub recipe I use. I did add a bit of fresh minced garlic to it. I would make this again. - 6/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have never made pork tenderloin and have to admit that I was a bit put off by the look of it when I took it out of the package (as was my husband). However, I followed the instructions for broiling and couldn't believe how tender and tasty it was! I will definately make this again! - 6/10/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks to the Flavor Wave, this is the most tender and juicy pork loin I have ever cooked. I needed a little salt post-cooking, but I'll figure out a way to enhance flavor without it. Boosted the chili powder & added a little cayenne--we like it spicy in my household. ;-) But very tasty. - 5/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cooked this in the oven, on Friday, broiled the last 10 minutes and it was wonderful. Had leftovers tonight and it was still great! - 5/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Finally! I had a chance to make this for lunch. Delicious! - 4/5/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought this receipe was wonderful. I cooked it in the oven though...350 for 1 1/2 hours. It was awesome. - 3/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great! the flavor was awsome! thanks - 3/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a wonderful recipe. It is so easy and very, very tasty! - 3/6/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good. Would make again - 3/1/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have oregano so I just left it off. Tasted pretty good on chops. Will make again with oregano. - 2/27/10

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was too spicy but then we usually don't put spices on our meat except for salt and pepper. - 1/30/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I baked in the oven -very good! - 1/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was amazing i found nothing wrong with the seasoning I used the rub and both top and bottom. Came up juicy and flavorful with have this again most definitely - 1/9/10

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was alright but needed more flavor. Maybe instead of a rub, marinate the tenderloin. - 10/14/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Had this tonight & enjoyed it. On our propane grill we quickly found that the LOW temperature was best (& the boneless chops were still done in 15 mins.). Yummy. - 9/13/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty. - 5/4/09

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  • Very good recipe, spicy but not too much, juicy inside. Also I took the leftovers and the next day put it in a soup, with the leftover wild rice and broccoli that I had. I also added some goat cheese, 1 c milk, 1 chicken boullion cube. I then served it with a half slice of mozzarella cheese on top. - 5/5/14

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  • Came out great. Doubled the ingredients for a 3 pound tenderloin. - 4/8/14

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  • This is awesome! I also salt and peppered before adding the other seasonings. - 6/18/13

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  • Very good and very simple! Mine sat 24 hrs but don't think it would make a difference! - 4/24/13

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  • Used boneless pork chops, 13 year old fussy eater said "puts a whole new spin on it." - 1/26/13

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  • My husband and I both loved this. It makes a sort of bland pork taste flavorful. Thank You. - 1/26/13

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  • I added some cooking wine and a little olive oil. Put the pork in a slow cooker with some carrots and onions. Made the whole house smell good and it was delicious! - 9/10/12

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  • I'm the queen of dry tasteless meat. Nonetheless, this came out perfectly. Thank you Madgeb for reminding me to let it rest. This would definitely work well as company fare. Delicious! - 7/4/12

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  • This was a very tasty rub. Wasn't too spicy and smelled wonderful. Since I have been eating better trying to find things my other half likes has been difficult. He really enjoyed this tenderloin. And I know there will be many more recipes I can find he will enjoy. Thanks!! - 3/16/12

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  • Delicious! - 2/28/12

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  • I used pork chops and browned on G.Foreman grill but then finished up on pan on stove-top. Too much snow and cold to go out and BBQ! These were very tender with wonderful flavor. Will definitely do again! - 1/28/12

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  • I used it on boneless pork ribs and it came out great! - 1/14/12

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  • I fixed these for supper tonight totally good and will have them a again. Thanks - 1/9/12

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  • VerY good - 1/6/12

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  • Just pulled mine out of the oven - I used ground mustard in place of the cumin (I didnt have any cumin) and also added cavendars seasoning and it turned out delicious! Even my 6 yr old loved it :) - 10/28/11

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  • This is very easy and quick...making the rub is a snap. Love the taste. My family enjoyed the pork chops and my daughter is taking a pork chop to work tomorrow. - 8/21/11

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  • Loved this recipe. First time I've cooked pork tenderloin and it was easy and tasted wonderful. I broiled it for 25 minutes and it was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. I'll be making this again. - 8/17/11

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  • delicious! i used 1 tbs of oil on the outside of the tenderlion then rubbed on spices. heated my cast iron on the stove top seared the sides and baked in the oven 400 for 15min. along with chef megs cocoa crusted pork tenderlion (which i seared in a seperate pan) both turned out great. juicy!!! < - 8/11/11

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  • The rub added some great flavor to this! Loved it :-) - 7/26/11

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  • I cooked a potion of this the night before, cut it into chunks, added it to half a cup of rice and shredded lettuce and rocket, with a dash of balsamic and took it work for lunch. It works well quite well together. You may want to increase the spices/add herbs. I plan to make again and try it warmed - 7/11/11

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  • on vacation w/hubby did this with 4 chops on the grill .very moist and tasty.we each had 2!a keeper for sure!!! - 6/29/11

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  • This was so easy and tasty! I grilled the tenderloins. They came out very moist and flavorful. - 6/19/11

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  • my family really liked this, I used boneless pork chops and it came out great.
    - 5/24/11

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  • love this recipe. it was a great meal - 5/11/11

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  • Let mine marinate one day and cooked on my George Foreman grill. My daughter and I liked them, husband wasn't too fond of them... but he's a weird eater... ha. I'll definitely make them again for company or just me. - 3/4/11

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  • very very tasty..Our whole family loved it. - 2/23/11

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  • This recipe was sooooooooooo easy to follow and the family loved and ate every bit of it. - 2/12/11

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  • Great! I used creloe seasoning insted of the red pepper and it added some salt as well. will make again for sure - 1/31/11

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  • Baked this instead of broiling, because I had a large pork sirloin instead of the slimmer ones. Added Lowry's Seasoning Salt and Crushed Red Pepper, stabbed it with a fork a few times and marinated for about four hours. Very tasty, just right with spice. Would definitely make again. - 1/22/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'll be making this tonight! I love pork so this should be great! - 9/16/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Gonna try it! Sounds great! - 6/23/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! - 4/12/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this one is going on the grill tomorrow - 5/24/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a very good dinner. Sure will give it a try. - 5/24/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This looks easy enough. I'll give it a try this weekend. - 5/24/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    After reading all of the reviews, I think I will try with pork chops first & maybe add a little salt. My husband doesn't care for too much spice so will have to cut back on that. Me on the other hand, Love the spice.... Makes for interesting dinner choices.(bland vs spicey) - 5/24/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great. Can't wait to try it at our next barbeque! - 5/24/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Good stuff. - 5/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks like a winner...simple and tasty... - 11/20/08

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