How Do You Grill a Pork Tenderloin?

How Do You Grill a Pork Tenderloin?

How do you grill pork tenderloin? We have a few tips to help you cook the perfect pork loin that is crispy on the outside, moist and juicy on the inside, and full of flavor. Here are three easy steps to grilling a perfect pork tenderloin, as well as some of our favorite recipes.

Three Key Steps to Cooking a Pork Tenderloin


Brine. Brining locks in moisture, so that your pork tenderloin will stay juicy as it cooks. Simply pour the brine solution, typically one cup of salt per one gallon of water. into a ziplock bag. Add the pork tenderloin and refrigerate for one hour per pound.


Grill. Sear your pork tenderloin quickly. This will create a crust around your tenderloin, while also preventing moisture loss. Grill on high heat, at no more than 500°F, until the meat reaches 145°F to 150°F in the thickest part of the tenderloin. The result is a flavorful, crispy shell encasing a juicy center.


Glaze. Glazing Glaze your pork tenderloin for even more flavor. Pork is naturally salty, so it pairs beautifully with a variety of sweet glazes. You can brush on a glaze while the tenderloin cooks, but we recommend glazing your pork after it is cooked.

Delicious Grilled Pork Tenderloin


Easy Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Add Asian five-spice powder, curry powder, cumin, ginger and soy sauce to your tenderloin. Use a sweet glaze to balance out the crispiness and bold spices.


Grilled Apple-Fig Pork Loin

A simple, delicious preparation for a hearty apple-fig filled, grilled pork tenderloin.

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