This grilled bourbon pork tenderloin is flavorful and easy made with Kentucky bourbon, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, dijon mustard, and spices. This easy grill recipe is packed with protein and perfect for meal prep!
My mother-in-law came through, once again, with another amazing recipe. She sent this bourbon pork tenderloin recipe to me last week and I had to share it. The original came from About.com, but she made her own tweaks and it turned out soooo good!
I had just purchased a couple of pork tenderloins and I was trying to decide how to prepare them. I am so happy that she passed along this recipe. It's definitely going in my favorites file. For extra flavor infusion, pierce tenderloin all over with a fork before marinating. It turns out very juicy and incredibly delicious!!
Grilled Bourbon Pork Tenderloin
Ingredients You'll Need:
- Kentucky Bourbon
- Soy sauce
- Brown Sugar
- 2 large cloves garlic
- Dijon mustard
- Fresh ginger root
- Worcestershire sauce
- Vegetable or canola oil
- Hot sauce
- 2 lbs pork tenderloins
In blender or food processor, combine bourbon, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, mustard, ginger, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and oil; pulse until smooth. Place tenderloin and marinade in a food storage bag; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Cook 4 inches from a hot charcoal fire for 15 to 25 minutes or until the pork has reached 165 degrees internally and is no longer pink in the center - careful! Do not overcook it! Baste often while cooking. Let rest a few minutes when done, then slice in ½-inch thick slices to serve.
*I doubled this recipe for two tenderloins and marinated it overnight. I wanted it good and saucy:) For more bourbon-infused deliciousness, try these amazing bourbon Grilled Steak Tips!
If you love easy grill recipes, you should also try this Garlic Lime Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Easy Grilled Salmon in Foil Packets, and Grilled Garlic Lime Sea Bass. So delish!
I like to keep this ginger paste on hand as a substitute for fresh ginger in marinades and soups. It works great and keeps well in the refrigerator for several weeks.
Bourbon Pork Tenderloin
- ¼ cup Kentucky bourbon
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 very large cloves garlic chopped
- ¼ scant cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp. fresh ginger finely minced
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup vegetable oil I used canola
- dash hot sauce
- 2 lbs pork tenderloins
- Chop garlic and set aside
- In blender or food processor, combine bourbon, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, mustard, ginger, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and oil; pulse until smooth.
- Place tenderloin and marinade in a food storage bag; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
- Cook 4 inches from a hot charcoal fire for 15 to 25 minutes or until the pork has reached 165 degrees internally and is no longer pink in the center - careful! Do not overcook!
- Baste often while cooking.
- Let rest a few minutes when done, then slice in ½-inch thick slices to serve.
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I cannot wait to try this. Yumyum!
Thank you Angie and Liz! Liz, I am so happy that you enjoy the blog:) I look forward to visiting your foodie blog, too! I am planning on having a linky party this Friday. Make sure that you "like" my page on facebook for link party updates. I would love for you to post your favorite healthy recipes!! Have a great day, ladies:)
This pork looks amazing! I love to cook using pork and am always looking for new recipes. I love your blog. I am your newest follower and look forward to your posts. Have a great week.~lizwww.fresh-plate.blogspot.com
We are pork tenderloin aficionados! We also are quite particular about Asian cuisine and live in a small town where none is available. I found this Pork Tenderloin, along with two lovely dishes to accompany it on Pinterest and my husband implemented it perfectly! We truly look forward to preparing it again and find that it will be a wonderful meal to serve guests.
Thank you so much for the feedback!! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the recipe! 🙂
I found this recipe looking for pork tenderloin recipes.
I hardly ever comment on any recipe, but this was outstanding!!!
I'd give it 10 stars!
We have a gas grill and used a smoker box with mesquite wood chips.
Think we will be talking about this meal for a long time
Thank you so much for the great feedback Pat! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it! It’s one of my favorites, too! 🙂