This keto friendly Grilled Pork Tenderloin requires a few basic ingredients and just 25 minutes of cooking time! Pair with your favorite vegetables for a hearty, healthy meal!
Ingredients for Grilled Pork Tenderloin
As always, you will find the exact recipe and measurements listed below, but this is a quick overview of what you need for this recipe:
- Pork tenderloin: this marinade recipe also works great for pork chops, pork loin, or any other cut.
- G Hughes Sugar Free BBQ sauce: or your favorite brand, if not keto.
- Soy sauce: adds a great salty, savory flavor to the marinade.
- Garlic: fresh minced garlic adds the best flavor
- Olive oil: this helps to prevent the tenderloin from sticking on the grill.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinade
Begin by combining the BBQ sauce, extra virgin olive oil , soy sauce, and minced garlic in a small bowl. Whisk the mixture until it is completely smooth.
Place the pork tenderloins in a disposable plastic bag or bowl with a lid and pour the marinade over the tenderloin, reserving about 3 tablespoons for later.
How long do you marinate a pork tenderloin?
Marinade the pork at least one hour before grilling, or up to 24 hours. The longer you marinade the pork, the better the flavor will be. I just do not recommend going over to 24 hour period to ensure it doesn’t compromise the texture of your meat.
How to Grill a Pork Tenderloin
When ready to cook, heat a grill to 400 degrees F. Place the pork tenderloin on the clean grill gates and cook 10 minutes, then flip and cook an additional 10 minutes. Check the temperature with a meat thermometer and cook in additional 5 minute increments, turning occasionally until the thickest part of the loin reaches 145 degrees F.
Brush with the remaining tablespoons of marinade onto the meat in the last few minutes of cooking. The marinade will caramelize and create a delicious, savory sweet crust on the meat.
How do you know when a pork tenderloin is done?
Pork is safe to eat when it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Use a meat thermometer and carefully stick it in the thickest part of the loin. I usually check multiple places in the pork loin just to be sure it is completely cooked through.
How to store and reheat pork?
Pork is notorious for drying out, so store and reheat with care. Choose a container that is more shallow to allow for less air flow. Wrap your tenderloin in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place into your container and add an airtight lid. Keep in the fridge for up to three days.
To reheat, warm some oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add your pork tenderloin and place the lid onto the pan. This keeps the moisture in the meat and keeps it from drying out. Flip every two to three minutes until it reaches your preferred temperature. This usually can take 10-15 minutes.
What should I serve with pork?
Some of my favorite veggie side dishes to serve with pork are these Foil Pack Green Beans. This recipe is great because you can toss it on the grill while the pork loin cooks. Also, this Parmesan Roasted Asparagus, Parmesan Cauliflower or Mom’s Mashed Potatoes are also favorites in our house. Some other sides include:
Other Pork Recipes
- 2 pork tenderloins (about 1 1/2-2 pounds total)
- 1 cup G Hughes sugar free BBQ Sauce
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- Combine the BBQ sauce, olive oil, soy sauce, and minced garlic in a small bowl. Whisk the mixture until it is completely smooth.
- Place the pork tenderloins in a disposable plastic bag or bowl with a lid and pour the marinade over the tenderloin, reserving about 3 tablespoons for later.
- Marinade the pork at least one hour before grilling, up to 24 hours.
- When ready to cook, heat a grill to 400 degrees F. Place the pork tenderloin on the clean grill gates and cook 10 minutes, flip and cook an additional 10 minutes. Check with a meat thermometer and cook in additional 5 minute increments, turning occasionally until the thickest part of the loin reaches 145 degrees F.
- Brush with the remaining tablespoons of marinade in the last few minutes of cooking to really seal in the best flavor.
Serving Size:Roughly 4 ounces (depends on the size of the pork tenderloins)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 14.7gCholesterol: 159mgSodium: 437mgCarbohydrates: 3.2gNet Carbohydrates: 3.2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0.2gProtein: 51g