Best Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Garlic & Herb Marinade

Best Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Dairy Free Freezer Friendly Grain Free Keto Friendly Kid Friendly Low Carb

Nutrition: 184 Calories | 4.2g Net Carbs | 23.1g Protein | 7.9g Total Fat

Enjoy tender, juicy pork with garlic, rosemary and tarragon using the best grilled pork tenderloin recipe; an easy meal for cookouts and camping.

Pork Tenderloin with Garlic, Herbs and Lime

When the weather is beautiful, I love to spend as much time as I can outside. We eat most of our meals outside. And we have to have popsicles too. I enjoy reading and working outside, and the kids enjoy playing. And of course we do lots of grilling. Grilling at home, grilling with friends and family, and grilling while camping. This pork tenderloin recipe is great because you can quickly make up the marinade. Then, it’s ready to make at home, take to a gathering or pack for a campout.

Garlic Herb Marinade for Pork Tenderloin

Make a Garlic Herb Marinade

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know my favorite way to make marinades is directly in a zip-top bag. And this recipe is no exception. First, add crushed rosemary, dried tarragon, and salt to the bag. Zest two limes, and add the zest to the bag too. Then, add the lime juice (from both limes), white wine vinegar, honey and olive oil. Finally, squish all the ingredients together inside the bag until they’re thoroughly combined. Mainly you’re looking for the honey to dissolve in the acid, and the marinade is done.

Garlic Herb Pork Tenderloin

Refrigerate or Freeze the Pork in the Marinade

Once the marinade is done, add the pork tenderloin to the bag. Then, remove the air from the bag and seal it. Move the pork around, so it all gets covered. Finally, refrigerate the pork for at least 4 hours, and let all the flavor infuse the meat. You can also freeze the tenderloin in the marinade. This works great if you’re prepping for a long camping trip. Prepare the meat, keep it in the freezer, and then thaw it out the day you want to cook it. More prep at home, easy cooking while you’re camping. If your package has two tenderloins, like this one, you can divide them up, and freeze the extra for another day.

Wood Fire Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Grill the Pork Tenderloin

There are lots of options for grilling your pork. You can use an indoor grill or grill pan. You can also use a gas grill, cook over charcoal, or even over a wood fire. Sometimes, the marinade can make the grill messy, so create a tray out of foil for easy clean up. If you cooking over a wood fire, poke some holes in the foil to allow the smoke to enhance the flavor even more.

Best Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Sear all the sides of the tenderloin, over high heat. It takes 2-3 minutes per side. After you’ve seared the last side, cook the tenderloin over direct heat for about 20 more minutes, until the internal temperature is 145°. Let the meat rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy your juicy, herby pork tenderloin while it’s hot. Have leftovers? They taste great sliced thin in sandwiches and wraps or on top of salads. Looking for more grilled recipes? Check these out: Lime and Herb Chicken, Grilled Asparagus, Vegetable and Chicken Foil Packets, Grilled Pork Loin Chops, and Grilled Rockfish.

Best Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Slices

Best Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Garlic & Herb Marinade

Enjoy tender, juicy pork with garlic, rosemary and tarragon using the best grilled pork tenderloin recipe; an easy meal for cookouts and camping.

Total Time: 4 hours 40 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Inactive Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 – 3 lb Pork Tenderloin
  • 2 Limes, Zest and Juice
  • 1/4 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Crushed
  • 2 tsp Crushed Rosemary
  • 2 tsp Dried Tarragon
  • 1 tsp Salt

Directions

  1. In a zip-top bag, combine the zest and juice of the two limes, white wine vinegar, honey, olive oil, crushed garlic, crushed rosemary, dried tarragon and salt. Use you hand to mix the ingredients together inside the bag until it’s thoroughly mixed and the honey has dissolved.
  2. Add the pork tenderloin to the bag of marinade. Remove all the air from the bag, and seal it. Turn the pork around inside the bag to make sure it is coated everywhere. Marinate the pork tenderloin in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight. You can also freeze the tenderloin in the marinade if you’re meal prepping.
  3. Heat up your grill. Cook the pork tenderloin directly on the grill or make a foil “tray” for easier clean up. (If you’re grilling over a wood fire poke holes in the foil for more smoke flavor). Sear the pork tenderloin on all sides. Then, Grill the tenderloin over high heat for about 20 minutes until the internal temperature is 145°.
  4. Let the pork tenderloin rest for 5 minutes for the juices the redistribute. Finally, slice the meat and serve. Enjoy.

Nutrition: 

Yield: 10 servings, Serving Size: 4 oz

Amount Per Serving:  Calories: 184,  Total Fat: 7.9g, Saturated Fat: 1.8g,  Cholesterol: 75mg, Sodium: 252.5mg, Carbohydrates: 4.3g, Fiber 0.1g, Sugars: 3.6g, Protein 23.1g

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