How To Grill Pork Tenderloin Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American


Pork tenderloin is lean and delicious. Here’s how to make the juiciest version ever on the grill.
Feel free to add additional seasonings or serve with BBQ sauce.


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin
  • 4 cups water
  • 6 Tbsp. + 1/2 tsp. table salt, divided
  • 2 metal skewers
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper


  1. Remove the silverskin from the pork tenderloin.
  2. In a large ziplock bag or bowl, combine the water with 6 tablespoons of the salt and mix until salt dissolves. Add pork and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  3. Remove pork from liquid. Discard liquid.
  4. Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat.
  5. To make tenderloin of even thickness, fold the skinny end of the pork a bit and secure it with metal skewers.
  6. Season with remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and the pepper.
  7. Put tenderloin on grill and close the lid. Leave it for 3-4 minutes. There should be grill marks underneath. Flip the tenderloin, cover, and grill for another 3-4 minutes.
  8. Flip it halfway such that parts of the loin that were not previously touching the grill are now touching the grill. Grill for another 3-4 minutes and then repeat and grill on another previously ungrilled part of the meat. It should be evenly crusted on the outside now.
  9. Use an instant-read thermometer to check that the temperature is 145°F. Keep grilling a minute or so per side until then.
  10. Remove tenderloin from grill and transfer it to a clean cutting board. Let it rest for 7 minutes then slice thinly and serve.

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