Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin

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Gina Roberts

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@ginaroberts

I wow people all the time with this pork tenderloin. People come back, not for seconds, but for thirds and fourths. It is just so savory, tender, and juicy. I frequently grill these loins for large parties, such as my Mom's retirement party or large family gatherings.

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This grilled pork tenderloin is a fantastic grilled summertime dinner. There is so much wonderful, bold flavor in the marinade. Jalapenos add the perfect amount of heat. The tenderizer makes the pork tenderloin tender and juicy. We see why Gina's family and friends always come back for more. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 - 8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    pork tenderloins
  • 2 tsp
    Adolf's meat tenderizer
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3
    green onions, chopped
  • 1
    jalapeno, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1
    lime, juiced
  • 1
    orange, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp
    tequila

How to Make Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Step-by-Step

  1. Sprinkle tenderloins with meat tenderizer on both sides. Sprinkle cumin and chili powder on the top side of each tenderloin. Sprinkle 2 cloves of minced garlic on the top side of each loin and slightly press into meat. Allow to rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, add chopped green onions, chopped jalapeno (seeds and all), and cilantro. Pulse until minced and blended. Add mixture to a large Ziploc bag.
  3. Squeeze the juice from the lime and orange into the Ziploc bag. Add tequila, then add the seasoned tenderloins.
  4. Squeeze all of the air out of the bag and seal. Squish the tenderloins around until well coated with the marinade mixture.
  5. Place bag in refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours, turning a couple of times.
  6. Grill temperatures and times will vary from grill to grill and from gas to charcoal. We use charcoal with hickory wood for the added flavor. Place the tenderloins over the hottest part of the fire and pour the excess marinade, carefully over them. Sear all sides to seal in the juices. Then, move the loins out to medium heat and finish grilling, turning frequently.
  7. Once the tenderloins are cooked through, remove them to a platter and let them rest for 5 minutes. Then slice into medallions. Serve and enjoy.

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About Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy



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