Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe: A Step By Step Guide

Grilled pork tenderloin is easy to make, quick to cook, and enticingly juicy and flavorful.

It is an extremely affordable cut of meat that looks just as impressive on the plate as it is delicious to eat.

Pork tenderloin is a cut renowned for tenderness. There is not a lot of intramuscular fat, which means it has less of a resilient pork flavor.

It also cooks up faster than you can whip up burgers with all the fixings. The tenderloin cooks incredibly well to the smoky char of the grill.

With just a rub of the desired seasoning, pork tenderloin grills up with a thin, tender-crisp crust, while being incredibly juicy and well, tender in the interior.

Pair with grilled vegetables and a baked potato or rice, and you have an extremely wallet-friendly meal.

Similarly, the perfect complement to this earthy, smoky sandwich is vibrant, tangy, fresh Cilantro Jalapeno Chimichurri sauce or honey-balsamic BBQ sauce.

Is Pork Tenderloin Healthy? – A Perfect Cut of Meat for the Grill

It is rich in phosphorus, potassium, and protein.

According to the USDA, 100 grams of raw meat can have 20.95 grams of protein.

If you love easy and delicious grilling recipes, then you’ll also love my Grilled Pork Chops – Nigerian Barbecue Chops

Healthy Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe

  • Firstly, the secret to great grilled pork tenderloin is to start with a marinade.
  • Then, begin by marinating the pork tenderloin(s) in a simple concoction of your favorite pork friendly ingredients
  • After that, rub the tenderloin all over with extra virgin olive oil then sprinkle with your desired seasonings which can be balsamic vinegar (or a citrus juice), soy sauce.
  • Then some rosemary (or oregano or basil or whatever herbs are on hand), garlic powder, ground ginger, brown sugar, salt, and pepper are added to name a few.

Not all of those together, mind you.


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin(s) (NOT pork loin), trimmed
  • A marinade of choice (enough to coat tenderloins)


  1. Firstly, mix all marinade ingredients in a zip-log plastic bag and add the pork tenderloin(s) making sure to coat all sides.
  2. Secondly, seal the bag and let the pork marinate refrigerate until ready to grill.
  3. Thirdly, pre-heat the grill to medium high heat when ready to grill. Place tenderloin(s) on a hot grill.
  4. Sear for 2 minutes, then turn 1/4 (quarter) turn. Repeat every 2 minutes until all sides are perfect.
  5. Fourthly, once all sides are okay, turn the heat to low, close grill lid or cover with foil and cook until the meat thermometer reads 145-degrees F in the thickest part of the tenderloin (about 10-15 minutes depending on your grill).
  6. After that, let tenderloin rest for about 15 minutes before slicing.
  7. Lastly, while it cools, start preparing the chimichurri sauce because it’s amazing and makes everything tastes 1,000 better.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri Sauce
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri Sauce

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