This is my favorite summer marinade for pork tenderloin. Use any of your favorite fruit sodas--black cherry, grape, raspberry, etc. Also great served cold on a green salad.

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a small sauce pan, mix together soy sauce, brown sugar, and jam over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Reserve 1/4 cup of sauce for basting the tenderloin while grilling. Combine remaining sauce with soda in a large plastic resealable bag; place meat in bag, and seal. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

    Advertisement
  • Preheat grill for medium heat.

  • Lightly oil preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook tenderloin for 15 to 20 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

  • Remove meat from grill, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into 1/4 inch thick medallions.

Nutrition Facts

544 calories; protein 37.3g; carbohydrates 85.1g; fat 5.4g; cholesterol 98.2mg; sodium 1918.9mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (82)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2008
Excellent! The best and easiest pork tenderloin recipe I have ever found! I have also used the marinade for chicken breasts --They are great. I usually marinade them the night before and they turn out great! I cook the pork tenderloins to about 150 degrees and then wrap them in foil for 20 to 30 minutes and they turn out perfectly. Read More
(33)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
I don't think we are picky eaters but I found this just made the meat taste like pop no one liked this in the family. I used grape pop. Will not be making this again. michele ontario canada Read More
(8)
105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2008
Excellent! The best and easiest pork tenderloin recipe I have ever found! I have also used the marinade for chicken breasts --They are great. I usually marinade them the night before and they turn out great! I cook the pork tenderloins to about 150 degrees and then wrap them in foil for 20 to 30 minutes and they turn out perfectly. Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Loved it....but made a few changes the second time. I find cola works better than fruit-flavored sodas. Fruity ones impart TOO much of THEIR flavor. I also cut the brown sugar in half. The soda makes it sweet enough. 20 minutes on the grill and your ready to eat! Delicious!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
We used Coke instead of a fruit soda. We had no problem finding the plum jam; it right there in the supermarket with all the other jellies and jams. This was great! We made it for Christmas Eve and had plenty of leftovers for sandwiches. We were sorry to run out!!! Read More
(18)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
My husband loved it; I thought it was okay. But I baked it instead of grilling it (350 for 45 minutes) Definitely need a meat thermoter for this one...or cook it less than 45 minutes. It is very juicy and tender. I served it with the mushroom rice from this site with steamed brocolli and the meal was very good. Well anytime my husband says: "can you make this again?" means it is REALLY good. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I thought this was good not great. No one else in my family cared for it. It tasted exactly like blackcherry soda. I marinated overnight. we couldn't taste anyother flavors. My husband piled on the salt and pepper and said "pork shouldn't be sweet." Then I made a suggestion of using regular cola but everyone told me not to make this anymore. Although I will not make this again I will give this four stars because I thought it was o.k and because there was not a piece left on the platter. Everyone ate theirs therefor it was not disgusting. and it was very tender. I baked at 425 for 30 minutes (put on foil sure made a mess on my jelly roll pan) I would suggest only marinating for a few hours maybe two. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This is a great summertime BBQ recipe because you can do most of it ahead of time. I used Dr. Brown's Black Cherry Soda for the marinade and did it the day before. The glaze gets nice and crispy on the outside and the pork is so tender and flavorful everyone loved it. It goes well with a variety of salads--especially a spinach and strawberry salad. It is one of my favorites. Read More
(11)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Wonderful! I made this for my mother-in-law's birthday and my husband was grilling tenderloin for the first time. Everyone loved the moist flavor. I used plum preserves instead of the jam. We didn't even have any leftovers. Definetly a new family favorite. Thank You! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Had this for lunch today and my husband and I both loved it. Very tasty and incredibly tender! Will definitely be making this one again. Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
I don't think we are picky eaters but I found this just made the meat taste like pop no one liked this in the family. I used grape pop. Will not be making this again. michele ontario canada Read More
(8)
Advertisement