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Garlic Pepper Pork with Roasted Corn Relish

garlic pepper pork with roasted corn salsa
Recipe Collections:
30-Minute Meals , Gluten Free , Grilling , Memorial/Labor Day , Better For You
Preparation Method:
Meal / Dish Type:
Main Dish , Dinner
Meal Occasion:
Total Time:
1 Hour

Use the grill for more than just meat with this delicious recipe.


  • 2 ears corn, husks and silk removed
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 small vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 pounds HORMEL® ALWAYS TENDER® Original Flavor Pork Tenderloin, cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Grease grill grate. Prepare grill for medium-high heat.
  2. To make salsa, grill corn 10 to 12 minutes or until corn is cooked and lightly charred. Let stand 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  3. In medium bowl, stand 1 ear corn on its end; run knife down cob to remove kernels. Repeat with remaining ear of corn.
  4. Grill jalapeños until softened and lightly charred. Remove and discard stems; chop jalapeños finely. Add to corn kernels. Add tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, 2 teaspoons oil, sugar, cumin, salt and black pepper to taste; stir to combine. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. To make garlic-pepper pork, coat each slice pork in remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Press 2 teaspoons black pepper and garlic into surface of pork; sprinkle with additional salt. Grill 4 minutes on each side or until tender. Serve with salsa.