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Mexican Grilled Pork

Grilled Mexican Pork (Oaxaca Style)

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 4 - 24 hours to marinate
  • Cook Time: 6 - 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Hours
  • Yield: 4 -6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This Grilled Mexican Pork is marinated and  quickly grilled which makes it perfect for tacos, nachos, quesadillas and even in a burrito. It also is superb with beans and rice on the side!



1/4 c pure chile powder (I used ancho and guajillo)

1/2 c white vinegar

4 cloves garlic

1 t salt

1 t freshly ground black pepper

1 t dried oregano

1/2 t cinnamon

1/4 t ground cloves

1 1/2 lbs boneless pork tenderloin


Combine everything, except the pork, in a blender or use an immersion blender to process this to a smooth wet paste.

Cut the pork loin into 4 broad, thin sheets, about 1/4″ thick. I’m not sure I got mine that thin! Pound to even out the thick pieces! Spread each piece of pork with the seasoning mixture and stack in a non reactive dish, or in my case a big zip lock bag.

Marinate as long as you want, but a minimum of 4- 6 hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat grill to high and while grill is preheating bring pork to room temperature. Oil the grill grate and grill, turning with tongs, until nicely browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Pork can be served a bit pink in the middle. Do not overcook! Serve with condiments and enjoy!


Actual Prep time is about 20 minutes but does not include time to marinate
From: The BBQ Bible