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Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Grilled Pork Tenderloin
See how to make a 5-star spice-rubbed pork tenderloin for the grill. See more
  • READY IN 55 mins

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

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"This is one of my family's favorites. This pork recipe is always tender and juicy. Serve with additional barbeque sauce for dipping."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    55 mins


  1. Prepare grill for indirect heat.
  2. Season meat with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Lightly oil grate. Place tenderloin on grate, and position drip pan under meat. Cook over indirect heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Brush tenderloin with barbeque sauce. Continue cooking for 15 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Allow pork to rest for 10 minutes. Slice pork, and serve with additional barbeque sauce for dipping.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 15, 2008

Indirect on the grill means to put the meat in the center of the grill and, on a gas grill, turn off the burners directly under the meat. On a charcoal grill place the charcoal on the sides of the grill so none of the charcoal is directly under the meat. Weber grills usually come with an accessory that will keep the charcoal in place or maybe a trip to the hardware store for an accessory. This is also a good way to cook chicken.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 16, 2007

"Cook over indirect heat for 30 minutes."???? How do you do this on a grill?

Jun 06, 2007

Wow, great and easy! I baked mine at 350 for 45 minutes, added the bbq sauce, and then baked for another 15 minutes at 325. Came out perfect, moist, and delicious!

Aug 15, 2003

This recipe was fantastic! I rubbed the tenderloin with olive oil before I sprinkled it with the spices, and turned it often on the grill. My parents and I all LOVED it!

May 06, 2006

Ok, so I'm gonna sound like that 1980's Nicholas Cage movie Valley Girl, but OH My God! That like was totally awesome!!! I have cooked tenderloin so many different ways and my hubby never likes it...ever. This was the best way to cook one, and the simplest! To have so few ingredients, it sure has the best flavor!! Thank you sooo much for this recipe and this will be the only way I ever cook tenderloin ever again.

Apr 13, 2005

This was great. I have always had fear of cooking on my gas grill using the indirect method. (I have a Ducane.) I really gave this a try and was so shocked at how nicely it worked, just like the recipe said. I did put it on the direct heat at the very end to get a little darker color on the coating. Texture was fabulous. If you are leary of using indirect method, give this a shot! Served it with a made-up recipe for pineapple fried rice that was very very good. At the end of the meal, I sliced up the leftover pork and mixed it into the rice for a nice lunch the next day.

Jun 06, 2006

This is the best and easiest pork tendeloin recipe yet! So tender! Just to add to the flavor I placed a foil packet of dry apple wood chips (not chunks) over the front burner and kept the grill temperature at 350 degrees. The tenderloin was at a perfect 160 degrees after the 45 minutes on the grill. There was a small piece left that we sliced thinnly and used in a salad the next day. So yummy - can't wait to try again.

Sep 27, 2006

Thanks for a great delicious and simple recipe, the best pork I have ever made. Cooked it indoors, convection oven at 375 abt 45 mins. Served with honey mustard bbq sauce, black beans, brown rice, all loved it.


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  • Calories
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 905 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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