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Grilled Dijon and Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Do you know the best thing about a tender, herb-grilled roast besides eating it outside on the patio, surrounded by good friends and the sound of chirping crickets on a warm summer evening?

Grilled Dijon and Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

The fact that there are always leftovers. Grilling an entire roast brings a sense of accomplishment to the whole act of cooking; you get to cook once, and the meal simply multiplies – just fill a bowl with nutritious greens, add some more mustard, and a delicious salad magically appears for lunch tomorrow with zero effort.

So, the larger the roast, the more you will have for leftovers, as long as few people come to dinner…

Pork can be prepared in many ways: stuffed, shredded, slow-cooked, simmered in cabbage soup, and then, of course, bacon is a category all its own. The humble pork tenderloin is an everyday kind of food, making it the perfect choice for weeknight meals.

It is the most tender cut of pork, and it soaks up all flavors of marinades; the meat is lean, so take care not to overcook it. Why make your own marinade, rather than buy an already prepared piece of herbed-roast from the store?

Well, you get to control the proportion of spices, the amount of salt, and preservatives (or the absence of them). Since health, good or bad, is in all of the ingredients we consume, take the simple and pure route and cook from scratch as much as possible.

You can even prepare your own homemade mustard in the Paleo version to ensure it is absolutely free from stabilizers or vinegar distilled from grains. As far as a dish to serve this balsamic pork tenderloin with, we know with absolute certainty that Dijon and Pecan Asparagus are a perfect match.

Grilled Dijon and Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 10 min + 2 h Cook: 30 min

Ingredients

Grilled Dijon and Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, combine the mustard, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, parsley, chives, garlic, and honey. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk together until well combined.
  3. Pour the marinade over the pork tenderloin and marinate in the fridge for 2 to 8 hours.
  4. Let the pork come to room temperature for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Pour the marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil for at least 2 minutes; set aside.
  6. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  7. Grill the pork for 4 to 5 minutes per side, brushing every time with the remaining marinade, for 25 to 30 minutes or until done.
  8. Let the pork rest for 5 to 8 minutes before slicing.
Grilled Dijon and Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Grilled Dijon and Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Dijon-balsamic vinegar marinade is what makes this pork tenderloin a perfect choice for grilling, add Dijon and pecan asparagus to complete the feast!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic, dijon, grilled, pork, pork tenderloin
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 448kcal
Cost 12

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. pork tenderloin
  • 3 tbsp. Dijon or old-fashioned mustard
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chives minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tbsp. raw honey
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the mustard, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, parsley, chives, garlic, and honey. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    3 tbsp. Dijon or old-fashioned mustard, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 3 tbsp. olive oil, 1/4 cup fresh parsley, 2 tbsp. fresh chives, 4 garlic cloves, 3 tbsp. raw honey, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Whisk together until well combined.
  • Pour the marinade over the pork tenderloin and marinate in the fridge for 2 to 8 hours.
    2 lb. pork tenderloin
  • Let the pork come to room temperature for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Pour the marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil for at least 2 minutes; set aside.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Grill the pork for 4 to 5 minutes per side, brushing every time with the remaining marinade, for 25 to 30 minutes or until done.
  • Let the pork rest for 5 to 8 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 970mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 642IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg