This is a yummy, super easy way to grill pork with a lot of flavor. Serve with roasted or mashed potatoes and a veggie.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 pork tenderloin
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the molasses, vinegar, honey, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, ginger, garlic, salt, and pepper until combined. Remove 1 cup of this mixture to use for basting later. Pour the remaining marinade into a resealable plastic bag, and add the pork tenderloin. Coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to overnight.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil grate.

  • Remove the pork tenderloin from marinade, and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade. Cook on preheated grill until no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes, basting occasionally with the 1 cup of reserved marinade.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

581 calories; protein 34.7g 70% DV; carbohydrates 93.3g 30% DV; fat 7.4g 11% DV; cholesterol 106.7mg 36% DV; sodium 118.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2010
Very nice flavor and easy to make. We made it in the oven using a meat thermometer to get it to 160 degrees and then tented it to let it sit for about 5 minutes. Perfectly cooked and great flavor. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2009
Im sorry but I did not like this at all. It caused a fight between my fiance and I...I thought that it was pretty funny how a Tenderloin could start an argument. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2010
Very nice flavor and easy to make. We made it in the oven using a meat thermometer to get it to 160 degrees and then tented it to let it sit for about 5 minutes. Perfectly cooked and great flavor. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2008
This was good but I used less Molasses (just 1/2 cup) and 1/4 c. Apple Cider Vinegar. I also didn't use 1 c. as a baste. It might be good to marinate it longer than 30 minutes- maybe an hour would be better. The red pepper flakes made it a little too spicy in places. I will leave that out next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2009
Im sorry but I did not like this at all. It caused a fight between my fiance and I...I thought that it was pretty funny how a Tenderloin could start an argument. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 3 stars
05/28/2009
This recipe was pretty good. I would definitely suggest using less molasses and less apple cider vinegar. Probably a 1/2 cup of each it makes a LOT of marinade. Also try blotting the tenderloin before grilling because the molasses has a tenancy to burn quickly. I also recommend leaving the pork a little pink in the middle comes out much more tender and juicy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2009
We really liked this...instead of grilling it I baked it on 375 for about 45 mins. in all of the sauce made (I cut the molasses down to 1/2 cup and 1/4 cup vinegar) I also marinated it in the fridge for 1 1/2 days. Sweet with a hint of spice at the end! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2011
Made this for my parents this weekend and they absolutely loved it. I used some of the marinade for chicken yesterday and it was really good too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2008
This marinade does not smell so great so I was worried but thankfully this was good! I didn't have 2 cups of molasses - that's really a lot! So I used what I had left which was 3/4 cup along with 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar and only 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes because my 4 year old won't eat things too hot. I marinated for about 2 1/2 hours and reserved a 1/2 cup of marindade to baste with. I'd say you want to marinate as long as possible. Good flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2012
Tried this marinade. Put the tenderloin in a vacuum sealed bag with the marinade for about 18hrs. Then I seared it in a cast iron skillet and put it in the crock pot with a bed of sliced onion baby carrots and some cut up potatoes. Added about 1/2 up of the marinade. Let it go about 3 hours and it was done. Wonderful flavor throughout the meat and veggies. Will have this again soon. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2009
I took someone's recommendation for using 1/2 c molasses and 1/2 cider vinegar. It still made a ton of marinade. I marinated my pork for about 24 hours. I thought the flavor was good but it was missing something. Read More
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