Mexican Pork Fillet

  • 10MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 201KCAL

With flavours inspired by Mexico, this quick and easy Mexican Pork Fillet packs a delicious punch and is perfect if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories201
  • Carbs14g
  • Protein23g
  • Fat6.9g
  • Saturates2.4g
  • Sugars2.4g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Pork fillet is one of the leanest cuts of meat and it works really well with the Mexican inspired flavours in this recipe. Super quick and easy to prepare, this dish is pan fried and then finished in the oven in an ovenproof frying pan, which means you won’t have stacks of dirty dishes to wash up once you’ve eaten!

It’s delicious when served with a fresh mixed salad or a baked sweet potato and is the perfect mid-week meal. The lime wedges to garnish add a really zesty kick and help to add an extra depth of flavour. Although we’ve deseeded the red chilli, if you prefer your food spicier then you can leave the seeds in for an extra spicy kick.

This Mexican Pork Fillet also keeps really well in the fridge and the freezer which means that it’s perfect for batch cooking ahead of a busy week!

What diets is this Mexican Pork Fillet suitable for?

This Mexican Pork Fillet is suitable for gluten free and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Mexican Pork Fillet recipe?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Mexican Pork Fillet recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Mexican Pork Fillet recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Mexican Pork Fillet recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Mexican Pork Fillet?

This dish is super simple to make and you should be able to find all of the ingredients in your local supermarket.

How many calories are in this Mexican Pork Fillet?

There are 201 calories per portion in this Mexican Pork Fillet which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Mexican Pork Fillet is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, add the brown granulated sweetener, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, ginger, garlic, and fresh chilli. Mix.

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Step 3

Add the cumin, paprika, oregano, onion salt, cayenne pepper, coriander, and the salt and pepper. Mix well.

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Step 4

Place the pork into the marinade and leave for 15-20 minutes.

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Step 5

Spray a lidded, ovenproof frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat. Add the pork, reserving most of the marinade in the mixing bowl.

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Step 6

Cook the pork for 5 minutes sealing on all sides, then place into the oven with the rest of the marinade. Cover with the lid.

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Step 7

Cook for 15 minutes, then remove the lid and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the pork from the pan and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with some of the cooked marinade drizzled over the top and garnished with the wedges of lime.

Mexican Pork Fillet - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with this Mexican Pork Fillet?

This Mexican Pork Fillet is absolutely delicious when served with a fresh side salad, or any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when this Mexican Pork Fillet is cooked?

You’ll need to cook your Mexican Pork Fillet for around 25 minutes or until it’s cooked through and piping hot.

After this, you’ll need to allow it to rest for a further 5 minutes before serving.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Mexican Pork Fillet in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of this Mexican Pork Fillet in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Mexican Pork Fillet?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat this Mexican Pork Fillet?

From chilled: Reheat in the oven covered in tin foil at 180°C for 15 minutes or until piping hot throughout.

From frozen: Defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight and then reheat as above.

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Mexican Pork Fillet

With flavours inspired by Mexico, this quick and easy Mexican Pork Fillet packs a delicious punch and is perfect if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 201
  • Carbs 14G
  • WW Points:
  • 3 Green
  • 3 Blue
  • 3 Purple

Ingredients

  • 400 g pork fillet all visible fat removed
  • 3 tbsp brown granulated sweetener
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cm piece fresh ginger peeled and minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 g fresh coriander chopped
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the brown granulated sweetener, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, ginger, garlic, and fresh chilli. Mix.
  3. Add the cumin, paprika, oregano, onion salt, cayenne pepper, coriander, and the salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Place the pork into the marinade and leave for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Spray a lidded, ovenproof frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat. Add the pork, reserving most of the marinade in the mixing bowl.
  6. Cook the pork for 5 minutes sealing on all sides, then place into the oven with the rest of the marinade. Cover with the lid.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes, then remove the lid and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  8. Remove the pork from the pan and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with some of the cooked marinade drizzled over the top and garnish with the wedges of lime.

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MicheleSunday 20th September 2020

Instead of fresh ginger, can I add (dried) ground ginger & if so how much?

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    HollyMonday 21st September 2020

    Hi Michele, yes you can substitute the fresh ginger for ground ginger, I would suggest 1/4 tsp and maybe give it a taste once combined with all the other spices in steps 1 and 2 and see if you’d like to add a little more. Hope that helps!

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