18 September 2012

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Chris and I aren't big pork eaters. By that I mean I just don't cook it very often. 
I personally don't love it just like it every once in a while, although I'm pretty sure Chris loves pork. 
So the other week while grocery shopping I always look to see what meat has gone on sale if I have room in the freezer for some. They happen to have a ton of pork tenderloins on sale that day so I got a couple. 
I didn't know what exactly I wanted to do with it until I realized summer is over, nights are getting darker faster and its getting cool. I knew I had to use the grill just once more! Ok, so I'll probably use it a lot more than once but you get the picture!
To me this is just a basic and easy way to cook some pork. 
This is a great recipe for the weekend when people have more time on their hands to grill it. I mean it does take about 45 minutes to grill BUT this would also be great in the crock pot! I think I just thought of another idea!  
I would even make this for my parents or in laws. I even thought about making this for Thanksgiving this year instead of the same ol' turkey and ham. We like doing things nontraditional here! 
It's super easy to put together. I let my pork marinate for 3 hours but you could let it marinate in the fridge overnight. 
Everyone is going to enjoy this so I know this will be on your menu next! :) Enjoy

Servings: 8
Total time: 3 hours marinate, 45 grill time

§  2 pounds Pork Tenderloin
§  1 tablespoon parsley
§  1 teaspoon basil leaves
§  1 teaspoon thyme
§  ½ teaspoon garlic powder
§  ½ teaspoon onion powder
§  1 teaspoon ground mustard
§  ½ teaspoon black pepper
§  ½ teaspoon salt
§  2 tablespoon EVOO

For marinate
1.       Place all seasoning in a bowl and mix together.
2.       Rub EVOO on pork tenderloin then rub dry spices.
3.       Place in ziplock bag and marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
To grill
1.       Preheat grill to 400 degrees.
2.       Place foil down on grill and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
3.       Once grill is preheated place pork down and cook for at least 45 minutes. Turning over every 10-15 minutes.
4.       Enjoy!  

Nutritional Information
4 ounces
Calories: 238
Fat: 9g
Carbohydrates: 5g
Protein: 26g
Sodium: 390mg


  1. Wow, this looks so good. I wasn't hungry, but looking at this delicious pork tenderloin has suddenly made me hungry!!- Carolina

  2. I've never wanted any other pork besides bacon this early in the morning, but that looks amazing! I'm definitely going to try it!