Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry Sauce

The sweet secret to this fresh take on pork tenderloin is all about the sauce: a sophisticated balance of blackberry and spices.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 25 mins
10 servings


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh ground black pepper

  • 3 (1 1/4 pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed of fat

Blackberry Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 small cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 large shallots, finely chopped

  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 2 cups Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 4 cups beef stock

  • 3 cups blackberries

  • 2 tablespoons blackberry jam

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder

  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Mix vinegar, sugar, salt, paprika, mustard, and pepper together; marinate pork in the mixture for up to 4 hours.

  2. Heat a medium saucepan over high heat and add olive oil. Stir in garlic, shallots, carrot, and celery; reduce heat to medium-high and saute until vegetables begin to brown and caramelize, about 5 minutes. Add Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon to deglaze the pan, stirring well.

  3. Stir in stock, blackberries, jam, and balsamic vinegar. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking until the liquid is reduced by half, about 30 minutes.

  4. Strain sauce and return to pan. Bring sauce to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium. Cook until sauce is reduced by half and thickened, about 5 minutes more. Season to taste with espresso, salt, and pepper.

  5. Heat grill to medium heat. Brush the pork with 2 tablespoons olive oil and place on grill. Cook for about 15 minutes, turning each side 90 degrees to make a crosshatch pattern. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 150 to 155 degrees F.

  6. Transfer pork to cutting board and let rest 8 to 10 minutes. Slice and serve with blackberry sauce.

Cook's Note:

Substitute veal stock for the beef stock if desired.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
13g Fat
17g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 852mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 19mg 94%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 703mg 15%

* 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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