Chipotle Pork with Mango Relish and Cumin Sweet Potatoes Recipe from Mexico

Chipotle Pork with Mango Relish and Cumin Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Pork with Mango Relish and Cumin Sweet Potatoes Recipe from Mexico
Region / culture: Mexico | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4


Chipotle Pork with Mango Relish and Cumin Sweet Potatoes
Chipotle Pork with Mango Relish and Cumin Sweet Potatoes

This Chipotle Pork with Mango Relish and Cumin Sweet Potatoes recipe is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines the smoky heat of chipotle with the sweetness of mango and the earthy spice of cumin. The pork tenderloin is perfectly seasoned and roasted to perfection, while the sweet potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The fresh mango relish adds a bright and tangy contrast to the dish, making it a perfect balance of flavors.


This recipe is a modern twist on traditional Mexican flavors, combining the bold flavors of chipotle and cumin with the tropical sweetness of mango. The use of pork tenderloin and sweet potatoes adds a healthy and hearty element to the dish, making it a satisfying and nutritious meal.


Mango relish

How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 500°F (260°C).
  2. Line two rimmed baking sheets with nonstick foil.
  3. Place the pork on one baking sheet and the sweet potatoes on the other.
  4. In a bowl, mix together brown sugar, chile powder, 0.5 tsp cumin, cinnamon, garlic powder, and salt. Rub the mixture over the pork tenderloin.
  5. Coat the sweet potatoes with nonstick spray and toss them with the remaining cumin.
  6. Roast the potatoes and pork for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the pans from the oven, toss the potatoes, and turn the pork.
  8. Roast for an additional 10 minutes or until the pork is done and the potatoes are tender.
  9. Place the pork on a cutting board and let it rest.

Mango relish

  1. In a bowl, mix all the relish ingredients.
  2. Slice the pork and top it with the relish. Serve with the potatoes.
  3. Squeeze lime wedges over the potatoes.
  4. Serve with additional lime wedges.
  5. Serves 4.


  • Substitute chicken breast or tofu for the pork tenderloin for a different protein option.
  • Add diced avocado to the mango relish for extra creaminess.
  • Use different spices such as paprika or chili powder for a different flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to preheat your oven to a high temperature to ensure that the pork and sweet potatoes cook quickly and evenly.

- Rubbing the pork tenderloin with the spice mixture before roasting helps to infuse the meat with flavor.

- Tossing the sweet potatoes with nonstick spray before roasting helps them to crisp up nicely.

- Letting the pork rest before slicing helps to retain its juices and keep it tender.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Chipotle Pork with Mango Relish and Cumin Sweet Potatoes with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh green salad for a complete and nutritious meal.

Cooking Techniques

Roasting the pork and sweet potatoes at a high temperature helps to caramelize the outside and keep the inside tender.

- Mixing the spices with the pork and sweet potatoes before roasting helps to evenly distribute the flavors.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use regular potatoes instead of sweet potatoes for a different texture.

- Substitute pineapple for mango in the relish for a tropical twist.

- Use parsley or mint instead of cilantro for a different herb flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the mango relish ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

- The pork tenderloin can be seasoned and refrigerated for a few hours before roasting.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Chipotle Pork with Mango Relish and Cumin Sweet Potatoes on a large platter garnished with fresh cilantro leaves for a beautiful presentation. - Arrange the sweet potatoes in a neat pile next to the sliced pork for an elegant look.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve this dish with a side of Mexican rice or black beans for a complete meal.

- Pair with a crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or a light beer like a pilsner.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

- Reheat in the oven at 350°F (180°C) until warmed through, or in the microwave for a quick meal.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

- Approximately 350 calories per serving


- Sweet potatoes: 27g per serving

- Mango: 25g per serving

- Red bell pepper: 6g per serving

- Red onion: 5g per serving

- Lime juice: 2g per serving


- Pork tenderloin: 6g per serving

- Mango: 0.5g per serving

- Cilantro: 0.5g per serving


- Pork tenderloin: 24g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Sweet potatoes: high in vitamin A and vitamin C

- Mango: high in vitamin C and vitamin A

- Red bell pepper: high in vitamin C and vitamin A

- Cilantro: high in vitamin K and vitamin A


This recipe contains no common allergens such as nuts, dairy, or gluten.


This recipe is a well-balanced meal that is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is low in fat and calories, making it a healthy option for a satisfying dinner.


This Chipotle Pork with Mango Relish and Cumin Sweet Potatoes recipe is a delicious and nutritious meal that is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. The combination of flavors and textures makes it a standout dish that is sure to impress your family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time is a special one. It was a hot summer day, and I was visiting my friend Maria’s house for a backyard barbecue. As we chatted and sipped on cold lemonade, I noticed a tantalizing aroma wafting from the grill. Curious, I asked Maria what she was cooking, and she smiled mischievously before beckoning me over to take a peek.

There, sizzling on the grill, was a succulent pork loin marinated in a chipotle sauce that made my mouth water. Maria explained that she had learned the recipe from her grandmother, who had brought it with her from Mexico many years ago. She generously shared the recipe with me, and I couldn’t wait to try it out in my own kitchen.

I went home that evening with a newfound excitement for cooking, eager to recreate the delicious dish. I spent hours in the kitchen, carefully following Maria’s instructions and adding my own twist to the recipe. The result was a mouthwatering chipotle pork that was tender, juicy, and packed with flavor.

But I didn’t stop there. I wanted to elevate the dish even further, so I experimented with different side dishes to complement the spicy pork. After a few failed attempts, I finally struck gold with a recipe for mango relish and cumin sweet potatoes. The sweet and tangy relish balanced out the heat of the chipotle pork perfectly, while the earthy sweetness of the cumin sweet potatoes added depth and complexity to the meal.

I was so proud of my creation that I couldn’t wait to share it with my family and friends. They were skeptical at first, but one bite was all it took to win them over. The chipotle pork with mango relish and cumin sweet potatoes became a staple at family gatherings and dinner parties, earning me a reputation as the “queen of the barbecue.”

As the years went by, I continued to refine and perfect the recipe, tweaking the marinade, adjusting the seasonings, and experimenting with different cooking techniques. Each time I made the dish, it brought back memories of that hot summer day at Maria’s house, and I felt a deep sense of gratitude for her generosity in sharing her family recipe with me.

But the true magic of the dish lies not just in its flavors, but in the memories and stories that it holds. Every time I make chipotle pork with mango relish and cumin sweet potatoes, I am transported back to that moment when I first discovered the recipe, and I am filled with a sense of joy and nostalgia.

So now, whenever I cook this dish, I do so with love and gratitude, knowing that each bite carries with it a piece of my culinary journey. And as I pass the recipe down to future generations, I hope that they too will find joy and inspiration in the flavors and stories that make this dish so special.


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