Grilled Tex Mex Pork with Tomato Corn Salsa

Summer is the perfect time to fire up the grill for this deliciously spicy Tex Mex Pork.  Cool it off and serve it over a healthy tomato corn salsa of grilled corn, tomatoes, avocado & cilantro. Dinner never tasted so good!

Tex Mex Pork with Tomato Corn Salsa | 2 Cookin Mamas Summer is the perfect time to fire up the grill for this deliciously spicy Tex Mex Pork.  Balance out the heat served over this healthy salsa of grilled corn, tomatoes, avocado & cilantro. Dinner never tasted so good! #pork #grilled #dinner #salsa #texmex #recipe #summer #tomatocornsalsa #salsa

Some days you just don’t feel like cooking dinner after working all day, running errands and doing laundry. Those are the days when I love my husband because he says that he will cook dinner that night. Yippee! See me dance around the room. Now don’t get me wrong, I love cooking and being in the kitchen, but every once in a while it’s great to have someone just take over and serve you something a little different than maybe you would have cooked yourself.

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My husband is the master of the grill and he has fallen in love with the Weber Grill site’s collection of recipes. So many good recipes, like this Tex Mex Pork, there that I am encouraging him to try. 🙂  And being in Florida, we grill as often as the weather permits, which is pretty much any day we want to grill. It is also delicious and healthy, keeps the kitchen cleaner and the house cooler (but mainly it’s because he cooks – only kidding).

How to Prepare Tex Mex Pork

Gather all the spices together to mix up the Tex Mex rub. This is a dry rub that only needs to sit on the pork about 30 minutes.

Tex Mex Pork with Tomato Corn Salsa spice rub

Pour olive oil over the pork loins.

Tex Mex Pork with Tomato Corn Salsa covering with olive oil

Use your fingers and massage the spice rub into each pork loin.

Tex Mex Pork with Tomato Corn Salsa putting on spice rub

Allow to sit for 30 minutes at room temperature.

Tex Mex Pork with Tomato Corn Salsa with rub

While pork is marinating, prepare the tomato corn salsa. Gather all the fresh ingredients and chop.

Tex Mex Pork with Tomato Corn Salsa ingredients for salsa

Mix together in bowl.

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Now, grill the pork loin with rub for a total of about 20 minutes. Serve with tomato corn salsa alongside. My husband didn’t change up this recipe very much but, whatever he did, it was awesome! Just look at that dish!

Tex Mex Pork with Tomato Corn Salsa overhead

I would have this again any time he wanted to fix it. When did you say you were cooking again honey?

Enjoy!

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Tex Mex Pork with Tomato Corn Salsa
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Fire up the grill for this spicy Tex Mex pork served over a deliciously healthy salsa of grilled corn, tomatoes, avocado & cilantro.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keywords: #salsa, corn, dinner, easy recipe, grilling, pork, pork loin
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 828 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
Rub
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins, trimmed ( about 1 lb. each)
Salsa
  • 2 ears corn on the cob, husked
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups red & yellow grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions
  1. Prepare the rub by mixing all spice ingredients together.

  2. Lightly coat the tenderloins with olive oil then spread rub evenly over them. Pat into pork. Let rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Heat grill to about 350-450 degrees, what they call a medium heat.
  4. Husk corn and lightly coat with olive oil. 
  5. Place on grill with cover closed and cook for 15 minutes, turning occasionally until corn is browned and tender. Remove and let cool slightly.
  6. When corn has cooked about 10 minutes, place tenderloins on grill over direct heat with cover closed. Cook for a total of 15-20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. The pork should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. 
  7. Remove pork from heat and let rest 5 minutes.

  8. While pork is cooking, prepare salsa by mixing all ingredients together. When corn is cool enough to handle, cut kernels off cobs and add to salsa. Stir.
  9. Cut pork crosswise into 1/2-inch slices and serve with salsa on the side.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Weber Grill recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Tex Mex Pork with Tomato Corn Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 828 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 393mg 131%
Sodium 719mg 30%
Potassium 2784mg 80%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 127g 254%
Vitamin A 16.4%
Vitamin C 22.4%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 38.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post has been updated with new photos and story. The original was posted on 2/25/2015.

Wine Pairing: Malbecs, with their intense flavors and earthy aromas, pair with just about any International cuisine – Mexican, Cajun, Indian, Italian and good ole American barbecue.  The 2010 Ben Marco Malbec, an Argentian wine, is the perfect choice for this Tex-Mex dinner. It’s a lush, full bodied wine, more like a cabernet, that suits grilled meats such as this pork and steak, as well as strong cheeses, perfectly.

If you love to BBQ, you might enjoy these recipes.

Grilled Cajun Salmon with Cucumber Lime Salsa

Pina Colada Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa

Korean BBQ Kabobs

 

Need a new grill? Weber Grills may be more expensive than most but they also last way longer and pay for themselves in about 2 years. We used to buy one of the regular brand grills for about $289, which lasted about 1-1/2 years before it needed replacement. When we bought our Weber, it was about $700 and  lasted us more than 10 years. That breaks down to about $70 a year for the Weber as compared to $192 a year with the cheaper one. It’s a no-brainer! (And no, nobody paid me to say that, just wanted to pass on what I learned through years of experience.)

 

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Summer is the perfect time to fire up the grill for this deliciously spicy Tex Mex Pork.  Balance out the heat served over this healthy salsa of grilled corn, tomatoes, avocado & cilantro. Dinner never tasted so good! #pork #grilled #dinner #salsa #texmex #recipe #summer #tomatocornsalsa #salsa

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Chuck
    02/25/2015 at 3:21 pm

    Whenever I make something so delicious, I like to quote the famous chef Emeril Lagasse when he said…. You know?……. Sometimes I even surprise myself.

  • Reply
    Liz
    06/24/2018 at 2:48 pm

    This is such a perfect recipe for summer! My dad loves this kind of thing and it’s easy enough to make!

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