Grilling Pork Tenderloin: A Delicious and Budget-Friendly Meal

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I love finding easy and budget-friendly meals that can impress my guests and satisfy my family. And if there’s a chance for leftovers, it’s even better! That’s why this grilled pork loin in foil is a winner—it’s delicious, economical, and makes for a great second meal.

Choosing the Best Grilled Pork Loin Marinade

When grilling pork tenderloin, I always aim for a marinade that enhances the flavor without overpowering the meat. That’s why I love using an Asian-inspired marinade for this recipe. It complements the savory side dishes perfectly.

Grilling a Pork Loin: Simple and Flavorful

Grilling a pork loin in foil is surprisingly simple. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Prep the pork loin marinade: In a resealable plastic bag or bowl, mix together honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, ground ginger, and garlic powder. Set aside half of the marinade.
    pork tenderloin marinade ingredients

  2. Add the pork to the marinade: Place the pork tenderloin in the bag or bowl with the remaining marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or up to 8 hours, to marinate.
    putting the marinade on the pork tenderloin

  3. Grill the pork tenderloin: Preheat the grill to 350 degrees F. Carefully place the pork tenderloin on the grill and cook for 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Rotate the tenderloins every 10 minutes and baste with the reserved marinade.

    Pro tip: To ensure perfect doneness, use a meat thermometer like this stainless steel one. It’s magnetic and sticks to the grill, giving you accurate temperature readings.

  4. Resting time: Remove the pork from the grill and cover it with foil. Let it rest for 10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute. This step ensures juicy and tender pork loin.
    pork tenderloin resting after being on the grill

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Once rested, slice the pork loin into 1/2 to 1-inch pieces, depending on your serving preference. Whether you prefer meat to cut, sandwiches, or crackers, this grilled pork loin will surely impress.

Tips for Grilling Pork Loin

  • Should I grill the pork loin in foil? No, it’s best to use foil only after grilling. Covering the cooked pork loin with foil allows it to absorb flavors and rest, enhancing the taste.
  • Pairing the grilled pork loin: For a complete meal, serve the pork loin with delectable side dishes like Crockpot cheesy potatoes or a cheesy potato bake. Another great option is Panera Bread mac ‘n cheese—a crowd-pleaser.
    cutting the grilled pork tenderloin

Grilled Pork Loin Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb pork tenderloins
  • Marinade:
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • 2 tbsp brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup soy sauce
    • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
    • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all the marinade ingredients except for the pork tenderloins.
  2. Place the pork tenderloins in a container or a gallon ziplock bag, and pour half of the marinade over them. Reserve the remaining marinade in an airtight container in the fridge. Marinate the pork in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours.
  3. Preheat the grill to 350 degrees F. Place the marinated tenderloins on the grill and cook for approximately 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Rotate the tenderloins every 10 minutes and baste with the reserved marinade.
  4. Remove the pork from the grill and cover it with foil. Let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Pro tip: If grilling is not an option, you can also bake the pork loin in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.

Remember, the key to a perfect grilled pork loin is simplicity. With minimal effort, you can enjoy a flavorful and tender meal that will impress your guests and satisfy your family. So fire up the grill and get cooking!

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pork tenderloin after being grilled