Grilled Pork Tenderloin Tacos

It’s grill time! Pork tenderloin is the perfect choice for an easy, juicy pork taco topped with a creamy chipotle slaw. Delicioso!
  • Total Time 50-mins
  • Prep Time 15 Minutes
  • Servings 8
  • Ingredients 11


  • 1 pork tenderloin, trimmed (about 1 1/4 lb)
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 1 box (8 ct) Old El Paso™ crispy flour tortilla shells, removed from box and carefully wrapped in heavy-duty foil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons chopped chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • Lime wedges


Step 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill.

Step 2 Coat tenderloin with oil, and rub with taco seasoning mix. Place pork on grill over medium heat (350°F to 400°F); cover grill. Cook 17 to 20 minutes, turning frequently, until pork has slight blush of pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 145°F. Transfer to cutting board; let rest 5 minutes. Turn grill to low (250°F to 300°F).

Step 3 Place wrapped shells on low grill; heat 6 minutes, carefully turning once halfway through.

Step 4 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, chipotles (as desired to taste) and cilantro. Add cabbage; stir to coat. Set aside.

Step 5 Coarsely chop pork into bite-size pieces; toss with lime juice. Divide pork among warm shells; top with slaw and diced tomatoes. Serve with lime wedges and desired fresh toppings.


1 Serving: Calories 300 (Calories from Fat 160); Total Fat 18g (Saturated Fat 4.5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 50mg; Sodium 490mg; Potassium 350mg; Total Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 1g); Protein 18g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 4%; Iron 6% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1/2 Vegetable, 2 Very Lean Meat, 3 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1

Expert Tips

Try these additional fresh toppings: jalapeño, avocado or guacamole.

Adjust the dressing to your desired spice level by adjusting chipotles to between 1 and 3 teaspoons.