Balsamic Marinade Pork Tenderloin

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5 from 8 votes
Prep: 28 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 8 minutes

Balsamic Marinade Pork Tenderloin takes this beloved cut of meat and turns it into a super flavorful feast that will become your new favorite way to make this pork.

Balsamic Marinade Pork Tenderloin in a casserole dish with fresh herbs.

This Balsamic Marinade Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorite cuts of meat. It’s versatile.  You can roast it, grill it, throw it in the slow cooker. Pork tenderloin is also very forgiving and inexpensive.  Plus, it’s easy to keep it juicy and succulent – especially when you use a marinade,

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What We Love About This Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Recipe

The marinade for this recipe is more like a paste, than a marinade.  But, the result is the same.  And, as with any marinade, the longer you let it sit on the meat, the more flavorful the outcome. 

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Slices of Pork Tenderloin.

Ingredient Notes

  • Garlic Cloves: Five finely minced cloves of garlic.
  • Balsamic Vinegar: This acid helps make the meat tender.
  • Olive Oil: Two tablespoons of this oil.
  • All Purpose Seasoning: Two and half teaspoons, a perfect blend of spices, such as, garlic powder, onion powder etc., link provided.
  • Pork Tenderloins: Two about 1 1/4 pounds each.

Equipment Needed for Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

How to Make Pork Tenderloin Balsamic Glaze

These are the basic steps for making boneless pork tenderloin recipes. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: PREP TIME

First, whisk together garlic, balsamic vinegar, seasoning and olive oil in a small bowl. Rub the paste all over pork loin. Marinate the pork for at least 30 minutes to overnight in a zip top bag.

STEP 2: GRILL

Next, sear the tenderloins on all sides, then grill for about 20-30 minutes, rotating every 10 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees on a meat thermometer. Finally, let the tenderloins rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Balsamic Marinade Pork Tenderloin

Prep and Storage Tips for Pork Tenderloin Balsamic Marinade

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This marinade can be made days in advance and kept in a jar in the refrigerator. Also the the meat can be marinaded up to 24 hours in advance.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

While the pork is being marinaded, store in the refrigerator. After the pork has been cooked keep in an airtight container or wrapped in aluminum foil in the fridge for up to three days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

This pork can be frozen in a freezer bag or in an airtight container for up to three months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat pork in a pan on the stove top or bake in the oven over medium-high heat until warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions about Roast Pork

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

This is a lean cut of meat so it is fairly healthy, however try skipping the salt for a low sodium version of this dish or use a salt substitute to taste.

CAN I USE MORE MARINADE?

Of course, use this marinade as a dip for the pork tenderloin.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, adjust the recipe to suit your needs. Double the recipe or half for a couple.

HOW DO YOU KEEP THE PORK TENDERLOIN FROM DRYING OUT?

The marinade works to break down the muscle fibers and connective tissue in the pork which tenderizes is and also allows it to better retain moisture. Always allow the meat to sit after grilling to allow the juicy to return to the meat before slicing.

A tenderloin with a slice taken out.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Fresh Rosemary: This herb will accentuate the meat.
  • Dijon Mustard: Perfect to finish the pork.
  • Variation tip: Soy Sauce can be added for a nice umami flavor.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Roasted Pork Tenderloin cam be cooked in the oven. Cook pork loin 25 minutes per pound at 350 degrees. Adjust the cooking time for the amount of pork you are cooking, use a meat thermometer.

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Balsamic Marinade Pork Tenderloin
5 from 8 votes

Balsamic Marinade Pork Tenderloin

Yield: 5 servings
Prep: 28 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 8 minutes
Balsamic Marinade Pork Tenderloin takes this beloved cut of meat and turns it into a super flavorful feast that will become your new favorite way to make this pork.
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Ingredients

  • 5 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon All Purpose Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pork tenderloins, about 1¼ pounds each

Instructions

  • Stir together garlic, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a small bowl. Rub the paste all over pork. Marinate the pork for at least 30 minutes to overnight.
  • Sear the tenderloins on all sides, then grill for about 20-30 minutes, rotating every 10 minutes, until the internal temperature is 160 degrees. Let the tenderloins rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Fresh Rosemary: This herb will accentuate the meat.
  • Dijon Mustard: Perfect to finish the pork.
  • Variation tip: Soy Sauce can be added for a nice umami flavor.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Roasted Pork Tenderloin cam be cooked in the oven. Cook pork loin 25 minutes per pound at 350 degrees. Adjust the cooking time for the amount of pork you are cooking, use a meat thermometer.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 931kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 150g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 472mg | Sodium: 1542mg | Potassium: 2874mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 7mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled, pork tenderloin

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10 thoughts on “Balsamic Marinade Pork Tenderloin”

  1. 5 stars
    One of the most delicious recipes for Marinade pork tender I’ve ever made for my family. I am looking forward to making it again for my family and colleagues.

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  2. 5 stars
    Balsamic, Garlic and pork tenderloin- you can’t get much better than that! This is one of those recipes that tastes like it took so much effort when really it couldn’t be easier. Definitely making this again.

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  3. 5 stars
    This is really easy to follow, loved this pork tenderloin recipe! It’s really tasty and very flavorful! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

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