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mojo pork bites over sliced citrus and chopped red cabbage on a cutting board
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Quick Mojo Pork Bites

Pork tenderloin makes dinner easy with a fast garlic and citrus marinade inspired by Cuban mojo flavors all wrapped in foil packets and grilled to perfection on a campfire or traditional grill in under 20 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine barbeque, Camping, Cuban
Prep Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 193kcal

Equipment

  • Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Foil

Ingredients

For the Mojo Marinade

  • ½ cup Orange juice
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 3 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper

For the Pork Bites

  • ½ Onion chopped
  • 1 lb Pork Tenderloin cut into even 1” cubes

For Serving

  • Lime zest
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado

Instructions

Make the Marinade

  • Pour the orange juice, white vinegar, lime juice, and honey into a resealable gallon size bag.
  • Add the garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.
  • Seal well and shake to combine.

Prep the Pork

  • If needed, remove any silverskin from the tenderloin.
  • Cut the pork into 1 inch cubes.
  • Add the cut pork and onion to the marinade, making sure to seal well.

Marinate

  • Let the pork marinate for 4 to 8 hours in the fridge or in a cooler on ice.
    pork tenderloin cut into cubes and in resealable bag to marinate

Prep the Grill

  • When ready to grill, prep the grill for indirect grilling, around 375 to 400 degrees.
  • Pour the tenderloin into 4 foil packets, folding up the edges to seal in the juices.
  • Pinch the tops shut.

Grill

  • Place the foil packets over the grill and allow to cook for 10 minutes in the foil packets.
    foil wrapped packets of pork bites on grill
  • Carefully open the packets, rotating if needed based on your heat source, and allow the pork to cook 10 minutes longer.
  • Check that the pork bites temp to 145 degrees with an instant read thermometer, and remove from heat. Otherwise, cook 5 minutes longer or until they temp properly.

Serve

  • Remove the pork bites, in their packets from the grill once they reach 145 degrees.
  • Allow the pork to cool in the packets for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with toothpicks as an appetizer or as individual portions with desired sides if using as a main dish.

Notes

Use caution when opening foil packets as steam accumulates in each. They can be hot, wearing heat resistant gloves is recommended.
Leftovers? 
Store any extra in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 4 days. Toss them into breakfast the next day for a serious upgrade. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 992IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg