Making Pork Tenderloin on the Grill has never been easier! This juicy, and oh-so flavorful pork dish may be the best you’ll ever try. Made with a delicious marinade and grilled to perfection, you’ll never want to cook pork any other way.
If you want to know how to grill pork tenderloin, look no further than this recipe! Seriously, making the perfect pork tenderloin is so simple. All you have to do is put your ingredients in a bag, let it marinate, then grill! You’ll feel like you’re eating a 5 star dish with little to no effort on your part.
Reasons You’ll Love This Grilled Pork Tenderloin
You Go Grill! – The best thing about this recipe is that smoky char of the grill flavor that transfers to the meat. It simply cannot be beat!
Delicious Marinade – This grilled pork tenderloin marinade is packed full of so many flavors, you’ll start having dreams about how good it is.
Super Simple – If you haven’t begun to realize how easy this pork recipe is, I hope you do now! Most of the work is in the marinating, and is especially easy if you can pass the grilling duties on to the household grill master.
Flavorful and Delicious – The sweet and tangy kick in the marinade makes this the juiciest pork tenderloin your entire family will love!
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
This is an overview of the ingredients you will need to make this easy pork tenderloin on the grill. Important notes and substitutions for certain ingredients are discussed. The full printable recipe, with amounts and specific details, can be found at the bottom of the page.
Pork Tenderloin – The star of the show in this recipe! This specific lean cut of meat allows for a delicious and juicy pork tenderloin. Make sure you are buying pork tenderloin. Pork loin is a different cut of meat, much more like a roast, that takes far longer to cook.
Apple Cider Vinegar – This is the main ingredient in the marinade and will give that pork a nice tangy vinaigrette flavor.
Dijon Mustard – The acidity and bitterness in Dijon Mustard gives the best results when marinating meat.
Brown Sugar – The brown sugar will give the pork marinade a sweet, rich, flavor.
How To Make Pork Tenderloin On The Grill
Let’s discuss the steps you’ll take to make the best grilled pork tenderloin. If you want to skip my discussion, tips, information and answers to frequently asked questions, just scroll to the bottom of this post for the printable recipe.
- Begin by making the marinade by whisking the apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, brown sugar, olive oil, garlic powder, kosher salt, onion powder, and black pepper together. Once combined, pour the marinade into a large ziplock bag.
- Next, take the pork tenderloin and trim off any excess skin or fat before adding it to the bag. Once the meat is in the bag, zip it up and squish it around until the pork is fully coated in the marinade. Put this in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight. Before you take it out of the bag to grill, squish it around one more time.
- Once you’re ready to grill, brush the grill grates with oi to prevent the pork from sticking. Take the pork tenderloin out of the bag and throw away the remaining marinade. Heat up the grill on a high heat until the inside is at a high temperature of 500°. Place the piece of meat on the grill and slowly sear each side for about a minute or two. Next, reduce the heat to 350 degrees, close the grill and keep cooking for another 12 minutes. Turn the pork if needed, then check the temperature of the pork with a meat thermometer until it reaches a correct temperature of 145.° Let the meat rest before serving.
Tips and Advice
Marinade Time – While this recipe calls for you to marinade the pork for an hour, you can marinade it for up to 24 hours, as long as it’s kept in the fridge.
Storage – Leftover pork can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for 3 months.
Materials – For this recipe you’ll need a whisk, a bowl, a large freezer bag and tongs to grill with.
Extra Flavor – If you want to add some extra marinade to the pork after grilling, reserve a few tablespoons of the vinaigrette to the side before pouring it in the freezer bag, and brush it onto the pork before serving!
No Grill? No Problem – You can also bake this in the oven at 425 degrees on a baking sheet for 35 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. If you do decide to bake it, sear the pork in a pan first till the edges get brown. You can also pop the pork in the air fryer at 400 degrees for a total cook time of 25 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the pork is 145 degrees.
After letting the pork rest for about ten minutes, you’ll want to cut the pork on a cutting board against the grain with a sharp knife. Look for the natural lines on the meat, and cut perpendicular to those lines.
Yes, as long as the pork has a correct internal temperature of 145°, a little bit of pink in the meat is perfectly edible. To learn more about the perfect temperature for cooking pork, check out my post all about it!
What To Serve With Pork Tenderloin
Looking for the perfect side dishes to serve with grilled pork tenderloin? I’ve got you covered. Here are some of my favorite sides to go along with pork…
- Mashed Potatoes
- KFC Coleslaw
- Easy Mac & Cheese
- Jiffy Cornbread
- Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
- Cucumber Salad
- Crockpot Baked Beans
- Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- Green Beans Almondine
- Red Cabbage Slaw
- Broccoli Bacon Salad
Pork Tenderloin On The Grill
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin make sure to purchase tenderloin, not loin
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Vegetable oil for brushing on the grill
- Begin by making the marinade. Whisk together the apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, brown sugar, olive oil, garlic powder, kosher salt, onion powder, and black pepper together. Once combined, pour the marinade into a large ziplock bag.
- Next, trim off any excess skin or fat from the tenderloin before adding it to the bag. Once the tenderloin is in the bag, zip it up and squish it around until the pork is fully coated in the marinade. Put this in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight. Before you take it out of the bag to grill, squish it around one more time.
- When ready to grill, brush the grill grates with oil to prevent the pork from sticking.
- Take the pork tenderloin out of the bag and throw away the remaining marinade. Heat up the grill on a high heat until the inside is at a high temperature of 500°..
- Place pork on the grill and slowly sear each side for about a minute or two.
- Then reduce the heat to 350 degrees, close the grill and keep cooking for another 12 minutes. Turn the pork if needed, then check the temperature of the pork with a meat thermometer until it reaches a correct temperature of 145.° Let the pork rest prior to serving
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.