Grilled Pork Tenderloin


This grilled pork tenderloin is cooked over indirect heat and basted with barbecue sauce. My family loves when I make this recipe. The pork is always tender, juicy, and flavorful! Serve with additional barbecue sauce for dipping.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins

This grilled pork tenderloin recipe is simply perfect, according to Allrecipes reviewers. You’ll come back to it again and again. 

How to Grill Pork Tenderloin

Ready to learn how to cook pork tenderloin on the grill? You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Seasonings

The pork tenderloin is simply seasoned with garlic powder, salt, and black pepper before grilling. While grilling, the pork is basted with barbecue sauce (you can use store-bought or homemade barbecue sauce). 

How to Make Pork Tenderloin On the Grill

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you cook pork tenderloin on the grill: 

  1. Season the pork tenderloin. 
  2. Grill over medium, indirect heat and baste with sauce. 
  3. Let the grilled pork rest before slicing and serving.  

How Long to Grill Pork Tenderloin

On a grill preheated to medium heat, the pork tenderloin should be fully cooked after about 30 minutes over indirect heat. You’ll know the pork is done when an instant read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 145 degrees F. 

What to Serve With Grilled Pork Tenderloin

For delicious serving inspiration, explore our collection of 10 Best Side Dishes for Pork Tenderloin. Here are a few of the tasty ideas you’ll find: 

How to Store Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Store leftover grilled pork tenderloin in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat the pork in the oven or microwave until warmed through. 

Can You Freeze Grilled Pork Tenderloin?

Yes, you can freeze leftover grilled pork tenderloin for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating in the oven or in the microwave. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“It’s simple and delicious,” raves Megan. “I have made it many, many times and it is definitely a crowd-pleaser.”

“I chose this recipe for its simplicity,” according to SassyJ. “It stayed juicy and had great flavor! I skipped the BBQ sauce, and it still turned out great. So simple but it works.”

“One of the best recipes I’ve ever had,” says Doug Seaman. “The trick is indirect cooking. I will definitely make this again.”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 2 (1 pound) pork tenderloins

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce, divided


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium, indirect heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Season tenderloins with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place 1/2 of the barbecue sauce into a small bowl for basting; set aside remaining barbecue sauce for serving.

  3. Cook pork on the preheated grill over indirect heat for 30 minutes. Brush pork with barbecue sauce, turn, and brush again, using all sauce in the small bowl. Continue cooking until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 15 more minutes. Let pork rest for 10 minutes.

  4. Slice pork and serve with reserved barbecue sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
4g Fat
12g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 652mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 518mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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