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bourbon pork tenderloin on a plate sliced with parsley garnish

Bourbon Pork Tenderloin

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 233kcal
Author Amee


  • 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
    Garlic chopped on a black cutting board
  • In blender or food processor, combine bourbon, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, mustard, ginger, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and oil; pulse until smooth.
    bourbon marinade in a blender
  • Place tenderloin and marinade in a food storage bag; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
    pork tenderloin in bags with marinade
  • 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!
    pork tenderloins on the grill
  • Baste often while cooking.
  • Let rest a few minutes when done, then slice in ½-inch thick slices to serve.
    sliced pork tenderloin on a plate


Serving: 1g | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg