Tender pork marinated in soy sauce, bourbon and more. May also be grilled.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together soy sauce, bourbon, brown sugar, and garlic. Pour over pork, cover, and refrigerate at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Remove pork from marinade, and place on rack of shallow roasting pan.

  • Bake for 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 30.6g; carbohydrates 4.2g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 94.7mg; sodium 516.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2008
I followed the recipe until it said to discard the marinade. I put it in a small saucepan, removed the garlic & simmered it until it was reduced to syrup. When the tenderloin had 10 minutes of cooking time remaining, I glazed it with the reduced marinade. It gave it more flavor & a nice color. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2003
This was okay the flavor was not as strong as I would have liked it though. I marinated for about three hours. Maybe it should have stayed in over night. There wasn't a temp listed so I baked at 350 for 45 minutes and it came out perfectly done. I don't think I will make again because I prefer my marinades to leave more flavor. All I could really taste in the meat was the bourbon. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 164
  • 4 star values: 79
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2008
I followed the recipe until it said to discard the marinade. I put it in a small saucepan, removed the garlic & simmered it until it was reduced to syrup. When the tenderloin had 10 minutes of cooking time remaining, I glazed it with the reduced marinade. It gave it more flavor & a nice color. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2006
I've made a recipe similar to this for years. I serve it to company all the time & it always gets RAVE reviews. There are a few changes I make: For one, I add a little more brown sugar to the marinade (I don't measure, I just throw it in). Next, it's best if you marinate it overnight (I do in a large ziplock bag). Then you MUST grill it (It tastes so much better this way). Finally, the best part: Serve it with the following sauce: Mustard Scallion Sauce: 1/2 C. sour cream, 1/2 Cup mayo, 1 Tbsp. dry mustard, 3 Tbsp chopped scallions, 1 1/2 Tbsp. white vinegar, and 1 1/2 tsp. sugar. (You may need to add more sugar and/or vinegar to adjust-I don't measure) Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2005
THIS WAS WONDERFUL!! I chose this one, and it was made exactly as the recipe directed. I wouldn't change a thing. I made enough for 8 servings, so I used 2 1.5lb tenderloins. I pricked each with a fork before marinating for maximum absorbtion. I doubled the cooking time, but cooked at 325 degrees. Meat was very flavorful, with barely a hint of bourbon. I thought the soy would be too salty, but it wasn't. The brown sugar helped temper the soy sauce. Wonderful recipe. A guaranteed "will make again". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2005
This is my favorite pork tenderloin recipe. However, instead of brown sugar I use about 1 cup of apricot preserves. It gives it the sweetness of fruit along with the soy sauce and bourbon. I also rub salt and pepper on the meat prior to putting the sauce over it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2007
This dish is excellent! I used a little less soy sauce and little more brown sugar and let the pork tenderloin marinade for 4 hours. When finished, I used the marinade to prepare a reduction sauce. I added a 1/2 cup of reduced sodium beef stock and let it simmer at medium heat stirring constantly with a whisk. To thicken sauce, I added cold, cubed butter (about 2 1/2 tbsp.) stirring constantly with whisk. Serve tenderloin, pour reduction sauce over it and garlic smashed potatoes are a great side dish!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2005
I made this recipe for company and they all raved and wanted the recipe. After reading what others wrote I doubled the marinade let it marinate 24 hours and thickened the marinate and poured it over the meat after cooking. It looked kind of odd with a weird consistency and I wondered if it was okay. I had thickened it with corn starch. Anyway it turned out and was the best ever! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2005
This recipe is easy and it's great for entertaining. I really recommend marinating it overnight. I double the garlic and also add a TBSP of chopped fresh ginger as well as some fresh rosemary. I have served it many times with haricots verts and creamy garlic-herb mashed potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2006
This turned out okay. I wasn't that impressed but it was tasty enough. I make pork tenderloin quite a bit so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. I marinated mine in a ziploc bag for about 3 hours and it did pick up the taste of the bourbon but it was not too strong. I seared mine on my outdoor grill first and then finished it in the oven. So this was good but not as good as my all time fav pork tenderloin recipe on this site the Maple Garlic Marinated Pork Tenderloin. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
WOW. This was REALLY, REALLY easy, and my husband said it was "The best pork he ever had" (we are both great cooks, and also travelers and sort of "foodies", so that really IS saying something!) The only things I did differently (because I decided last-minute to try this recipe) were to: 1) cut the tenderloin into 1-inch filets, 2) make the marinade for 12 servings 3) place the tenderloins single-layer in a glass baking dish, 4) pour the marinade over the entire thing (since I wasn't able to marinade it), and 5) add some pepper (hubby loves it). I then cooked the tenderloin for about 30 minutes at 325f, turned each piece over (and reversed the outside and inside pieces, to ensure all cooked the same), turned up the heat to 400f and cooked about another 20 minutes. Needless to say, hubby is glad we made extra--he snacked on a third of it before it even got to the table, tried to convince the kids it was horrible so he could have more, and then made sure he put the tiny bit of leftovers out of the way so he could have more today. Now, if that's not a great endorsement of this recipe, I don't know what is! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2003
This was okay the flavor was not as strong as I would have liked it though. I marinated for about three hours. Maybe it should have stayed in over night. There wasn't a temp listed so I baked at 350 for 45 minutes and it came out perfectly done. I don't think I will make again because I prefer my marinades to leave more flavor. All I could really taste in the meat was the bourbon. Read More
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