We love making easy meals on the grill all year around! This Easy Grilled Pork Tenderloin is a healthy and delicious meal that everyone in our family enjoys!
Two Ingredient Tenderloin Marinade
When pork tenderloin is properly cooked it is tender and delicious! I believe the best cut of affordable meat is pork tenderloin. Our favorite way to enjoy tenderloin is on the grill. This easy two ingredient tenderloin marinade is one of the easy recipes we make most in the summer!
We love this simple pork tenderloin marinade of Italian Dressing and Worcestershire Sauce. We use this same marinade on Farmhouse Marinated Pork Chops for another simple and delicious family meal!
A good marinade will help tenderize meat when used for 12 to 24 hours. More tender meat is easier for kids to chew which can make meal time easier and more fun! Getting more protein is especially important during growth spurts.
A Healthy Grilled Meal
Vegetables are our favorite side dish for grilled meats. We got a grill basket like this for Christmas last year and it has made our life SO MUCH EASIER!
For this recipe, we trimmed the thin layer of fat (also called silver skin) from the pork tenderloin and then cut it in medallions. Ensure that each piece is the same thickness to make grilling easier.
Pork tenderloin is the leanest cut of pork and I’ve heard that a study by the USDA determined that pork tenderloin is just as lean as a skinless chicken breast.
Juicy Grilled Tenderloin
Pork tenderloin is done cooking when the meat thermometer reads 145 degrees F. Whole muscle cuts of meat are their juiciest best when cooked to 145 degrees F., removed from the heat and allowed to rest for 3 to five minutes before slicing or eating.
That blush of pink is safe to eat! If you haven’t tried pork that is slightly pink you should try it with an open mind!
This Traeger Grilled Pork Tenderloin from the Food Hussy looks like a super juicy alternative to grilling.
Italian Dressing & Worcestershire Sauce Marinade
This simple marinade can be mixed up in five minutes!
Open pork tenderloin package and remove any silver skin or thin layers of fat that you may see on the outside of the tenderloin.
Tenderloin can be marinaded whole or sliced into medallions.
Place tenderloin in a gallon sized self sealing bag and add Italian dressing and Worcestershire sauce. Seal bag and marinade in the refrigerator.
Turn pork tenderloin a couple times throughout the marinading process. If two tenderloins are being marinaded this can help maximize the amount of marinade and in turn flavor soaking into every surface of the tenderloin.
Marinade for as little as 20 minutes, but 12 to 24 hours to maximize flavor.
Preheat grill. Turn heat to medium and place meat on a hot grill. Meat that has been out of the refrigerator for 20 – 30 minutes will yield the most tender meat.
Turn once about half way through grilling. Once meat has reached 145F using a digital thermometer remove from heat. Allow to rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
More Delicious Recipes for Summer
Orange Delight is a light and sweet treat made of mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, orange gelatin, cottage cheese and Cool Whip.
Linguine Salad is rich with Italian dressing, salad seasoning, parmesan cheese and chopped vegetables to make a great pasta salad.
Marinated Farmhouse Tomatoes are a fresh summertime favorite food with a light and delicious marinade.
Carrot Salad with Celery and Mangos is served cold and makes a refreshing vegetable side dish is perfect for parties, potlucks and summer cookouts!
Printable Recipe for Easy Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Easy Grilled Pork Tenderloin
- 1 Pork Tenderloin
- 1 cup Italian dressing
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- Slice tenderloin into 1-inch medallions. Place all ingredients in a self-sealing bag; seal bag and place in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes – or as long as overnight.
- Remove medallions from bag, discarding marinade, and grill over a medium-hot fire, turning once, until just done, about 6-9 minutes total cooking time. Internal temperature should read 145 degrees Fahrenheit on a meat thermometer. Allow pork medallions to rest for three minutes before serving.
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