Grilled Balsamic-Garlic Pork tenderloin

You will need:

  • 4-5 garlic cloves, finely minced or crushed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 1¼ pounds each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (if preparing in oven)


  1. Stir together garlic, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a small bowl.
  2. Rub the paste all over pork. If you like or have the time, marinate overnight. I marinated it for about 4 hours and it did the trick!
  3. Grill preparation: Sear the tenderloins on all sides, then grill for about 20-30 minutes, rotating every 10 minutes, until the internal temperature is 160 degrees.
  4. Let it rest at least 10 minutes before slicing.


  1. Oven preparation:
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Heat canola oil in a large, heavy saute pan over medium-high heat.  
  4. Working in batches if necessary, add pork, and brown all over, about 4 minutes.
  5. Transfer pan to oven. Roast pork, turning occasionally, until the internal temperature is 160 degrees, about 20 minutes.
  6. Transfer pork to a cutting board, and try to let it rest 10 minutes before slicing.

I served mine with my yummy cabbage but any ole side would be a compliment to this meal!

Recipe originally found here.