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Recipe for grilled pork tenderloin

Best Damn Grilled Pork Tenderloin

  • Author: RecipeTeacher


Mouthwatering, tender, juicy and loaded with amazing flavor, this grilled pork tenderloin is an all-time favorite.


  • 2 pork tenderloins, 1.25-1-75lbs. each
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, light or dark
  • 2 tbs smoked paprika
  • 2.5 tsp kosher or course salt
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (optional)


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Trim pork tenderloins of any excess fat or silver skin, coat with vegetable oil and rub in entire seasoning mixture.
  3. Fire up grill to medium-high heat. Make sure grates are well cleaned and oiled. Let grill get good and hot for 5 minutes with the lid closed.
  4. Add pork tenderloins and grill for 5 minutes with lid closed, or until pork starts to easily release from the grill. Use tongs and give the pork a 1/4 turn and continue grilling for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Flip pork tenderloins and continue to grill for 2-3 minutes. Then, use tongs and place the remaining sides on the grill for about 1 minute each, just to get them a quick sear. Pork is done when internal temperature reaches 145°(F)
  6. Remove pork from grill and let rest for about 5 minutes before serving.


Cayenne is optional but adds an awesome depth to the flavor.

Recipe developed with Chef Gabriel Alvarez.