Grilled Pork Tenderloin is a simple and delicious recipe that takes minutes to prepare. The tenderloin comes out juicy, tender and full of flavor.
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Easy Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe:
Easy Grilled Pork Tenderloin is a family favorite. This pork tenderloin is marinated in simple seasoning to enhance the flavor. It is then grilled to perfection giving the tenderloin a crispy texture and juicy on the inside.
We grill out a lot during the summer months and we like to change things up. We grill a lot of chicken and steaks, but this pork tenderloin has quickly become a family favorite.
Pork Tenderloin is rich and hearty so it is the perfect cut of meat to feed a crowd. Add your favorite grilled side dishes for a complete meal idea. Impress your friends and family this summer with this delicious grilling recipe.
- Pork Tenderloin
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Minced Garlic
- Italian Seasoning
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
- Dijon Mustard
How to Grill Pork Tenderloin:
- Step 1 – Prepare Tenderloin – Pat the pork tenderloins dry with a paper towel.
- Step 2 – Combine Marinade Ingredients – In a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients except for the pork tenderloin.
- Step 4 – Marinate Pork Tenderloin – Place the pork in a ziplock bag, pour the marinade on top. Seal the bag and let the pork marinade for at least 30 minutes.
- Step 5 – Prepare Grill – Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F) and rub the grill grates with oil to keep the pork from sticking to the grates.
- Step 6 – Grill Tenderloin – Use tongs to remove the pork from the bag. Shake off the excess marinade. Place on the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes, turning every 3-4 minutes, until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees F.
- Step 7 – Rest Pork – Remove from the grill. Tent with foil and let sit for 5-10 minutes. The pork should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F while the pork is resting.
- Step 8 – Serve and Enjoy – Then the pork is ready to slice on cutting board, serve and enjoy.
How Long to Marinade Pork Tenderloin:
After preparing the marinade, place the pork tenderloin in the zip lock bag. Allow the tenderloin marinade for at least 30 minutes to 24 hours. We highly recommend marinating the pork.
Not only does the marinade give the tenderloin flavor but the apple cider vinegar tenderizes the pork. Adding in the salt to the marinade keeps the pork tenderloin moist.
How Long to Grill Pork Tenderloin:
Use an instant read thermometer to make sure that the pork is cooked to a safe temperature before eating.
For a 1 pound tenderloin it takes about 15 minutes to grill. It could take up to 25 minutes. It will all depend on the size of the pork. But watch closely so that it doesn’t overcook.
It is important to not overcook a pork tenderloin. Once you have overcooked it then there is now way to change it.
How to Know when Pork is done:
The best way to know when your pork is done is by using a meat thermometer. The reading on the thermometer should show 145 degrees when pork tenderloin is done.
But as the pork rest, the pork will finish cooking. We recommend pulling the tenderloin off the grill when it reaches a temperature of 135 degrees to 140 degrees.
After resting for at least 10 minutes, check the temperature again. It should reach a temperature of 145 degrees. The tenderloin is ready to serve.
Tips for Pork Tenderloin on the Grill:
- Dry Tenderloin – After taking tenderloin out of the package pat dry with a paper towel.
- Marinade Pork Tenderloin – We highly recommend marinating tenderloin. This gives the pork so much flavor and it helps tenderize it too.
- Prepare Grill – Make sure to heat grill and oil grates to prevent the tenderloin from stick. A hot grill allows the tenderloin to have a crispy crust.
- Cooking Pork – As you are grilling tenderloin rotate it every 3 minutes to ensure all sides get cooked. This allows it to cook evenly and thoroughly.
- Resting – Allow tenderloin to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving to allow it to finish cooking. You want to take the tenderloin off the grill to finish cooking. This results in a juicy tenderloin and it doesn’t over cook it.
Substitutions and Additions:
- Brown Sugar – If you like your marinade to have a hint of sweetness, add in a tablespoon of brown sugar.
- Spicy – If you would like a hint of spicy, stir in a teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the marinade.
- BBQ Sauce – Once the pork tenderloin is done cooking, you can baste with BBQ sauce for added flavor.
What to Serve with Grilled Pork Tenderloin:
There are many sides that go perfectly with pork chops. When we grill, we like to make sides that can be make on the grill so it is easy cleanup.
How to Store Leftovers:
Refrigerate the leftover pork in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can also freeze your leftover in a freezer safe container. If stored properly it will last about 3 months.
When you are ready to reheat, allow the pork tenderloin to thaw overnight in the fridge. For best results, place leftover on a baking sheet and reheat in preheated oven at 375.
You can also reheat in the microwave.
Easy Pork Tenderloin Recipe:
We have made pork tenderloin many different ways, but my favorite is on the grill. The grill gets the pork tenderloin so flavorful and texture comes out perfectly. It doesn’t take long to grill, which is perfect for a weeknight meal.
Add your favorite marinade and side dish to make a complete meal. This recipe is always a family favorite and is easy to make.
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Grilled Pork Tenderloin
- Pat the pork tenderloins dry with a paper towel.
- In a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients except for the pork tenderloin.
- Place the pork in a ziplock bag, pour the marinade on top. Seal the bag and let the pork marinade for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F) and rub the grill grates with oil to keep the pork from sticking to the grates.
- Use tongs to remove the pork from the bag. Shake off the excess marinade. Place on the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes, turning every 3-4 minutes, until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees F.
- Remove from the grill. Tent with foil and let sit for 5-10 minutes. The pork should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F while the pork is resting.
- Then the pork is ready to slice, serve and enjoy!
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