Awesome Sauce Pork Tenderloin Marinade

Awesome Sauce Pork Tenderloin Marinade Recipe – a simple savory marinade with only 3 marinade ingredients. Pork tenderloin, honey mustard dressing, hot sauce, and thick teriyaki sauce. Can cook on the grill or bake in the oven. Leftovers are great on a salad or on sandwiches! Add this to your menu the next time you fire up the BBQ grill. You won’t be disappointed!

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Easy Pork Tenderloin Marinade

This Awesome Sauce Pork Tenderloin is one of the best pork tenderloin marinades we’ve ever eaten! It is super easy to make and has tons of great flavor! I like to mix up the marinade before I go to work and let the pork marinate all day.  We threw the pork on the grill and dinner was ready in no time. You can cook the pork on the grill or inside in the skillet and oven. Either way, it will taste great!

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How to Make Awesome Sauce Pork Tenderloin

This marinade is very easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a bowl, whisk together honey mustard dressing, thick teriyaki sauce, and hot sauce. Season with salt and black pepper. Reserve some of the marinade for later. Place the pork in a ziplock freezer bag and pour the remaining marinade over the tenderloins. Place the bag in the refrigerator. Refrigerate for at least an hour up to overnight.

When ready to cook the pork, remove the tenderloins from the marinade. Discard the marinade. and grill for 12-15 minutes, until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF. Brush the pork on both sides with the reserved sauce. Tent the pork with aluminum foil and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Tips for Cooking Pork

  • Please note that a pork loin and pork tenderloin are NOT the same cut of meat. Tenderloins are thin and small. Pork loins are wide enough to cut pork chops from them.
    • Pork tenderloin is a very tender cut of meat, It is my favorite cut of pork.
  • When cooking pork tenderloin, it is important to remove the silver skin on the side of each pork tenderloin.
    • The silver skin is a silvery-white sheen membrane on the pork tenderloins. It is a thick connective tissue and it doesn’t break down when the pork is cooked. I use a knife and carefully cut it off. If you don’t remove the silver skin, you will have a tough uneatable area on each tenderloin.
  • You can use this marinade on any cut of pork – tenderloins, pork chops, and pork loin.
  • Can Pork be pink? Yes! It is perfectly SAFE to eat pink pork. Cooked pork needs to have a minimum internal temperature of 145ºF. We like to cook it on the higher end of medium-rare and let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. It only takes about 15 minutes to reach 145ºF, depending on how big your pork tenderloins are.
    • Use an instant read thermometer to check the temperature.
  • To cook the pork inside, heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet until hot. Pan-sear the pork over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on all sides. Place the skillet in the oven at400ºF for 10 to 12 minutes.
    • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Pull the pork out of the oven at 145 degrees F and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use Ken’s Honey MustardSweet Baby Ray’s Teriyaki Sauce, and Frank’s Hot Sauce.
  • I use two pork tenderloins that totaled about 2½ to 3 pounds total. You can cut the recipe in half if you only want to use one pork tenderloin.
  • Can you freeze the pork in the marinade? Yes! Prepare the marinade and pour into a large freezer bag. Add the trimmed pork tenderloins to the bag and store in the freezer for up to 5 months.
    • When ready to cook, defrost in the fridge overnight, then cook according to the recipe instructions. 
  • Storage Tips: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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What to Serve with Marinated Pork Tenderloin

This recipe has quickly become a family favorite. We like to serve this with potato salad, corn, and brussels sprouts. This is equally delicious with some roasted potatoes and broccoli. Leftovers are great chopped up on a salad or on a sandwich roll with some melty cheese the next day. YUM! Add this to your menu ASAP!

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Awesome Sauce Pork Tenderloin

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Awesome Sauce Pork Tenderloin Marinade Recipe – a simple savory marinade with only 3 marinade ingredients. Pork tenderloin, honey mustard dressing, hot sauce, and thick teriyaki sauce. Can cook on the grill or bake in the oven. Leftovers are great on a salad or on sandwiches! Add this to your menu the next time you fire up the BBQ grill. You won’t be disappointed!

Ingredients:

  • cup honey mustard dressing
  • cup hot sauce
  • cup thick teriyaki sauce
  • 2 (1.5-lb) pork tenderloins, silver skin removed

Instructions:

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the honey mustard, hot sauce, and teriyaki sauce. Reserve about a ¼ cup of the sauce.
  • Place pork tenderloins in a gallon size ziplock bag, and pour the marinade over the pork. Refrigerate for a few hours to overnight.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill tenderloins for 12 to 16 minutes, or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF.
  • Brush pork with reserved sauce on all sides before removing from the grill.

Notes:

  • I used two pork tenderloins that totaled about 2½ to 3 pounds total. You can cut the recipe in half if you only want to use one pork tenderloin.
  • When cooking pork tenderloin, it is important to remove the silver skin on the side of each pork tenderloin. The silver skin is a silvery-white sheen membrane on the pork tenderloins. It is a thick connective tissue and it doesn’t break down when the pork is cooked. I use a knife and carefully cut it off. If you don’t remove the silver skin, you will have a tough uneatable area on each tenderloin.
  • You can use this marinade on any cut of pork – tenderloins, boneless pork chops, bone-in pork chops, and pork loin.
  • Can Pork be pink? Yes! It is perfectly SAFE to eat pink pork. Cooked pork needs to have a minimum internal temperature of 145ºF. We like to cook it on the higher end of medium-rare and let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. It only takes about 15 minutes to reach 145ºF, depending on how big your pork tenderloins are.
  • To cook the pork inside, pan-sear the pork on the stovetop over medium-high heat for 2 minutes on all sides. Place the pork on a rimmed baking sheet and finish roasting in the oven at 400ºF for 10 to 12 minutes. 
    • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Pull the pork out of the oven at 145 degrees F and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Steph

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  1. Another winner of a recipe!! This is so flavorful, I love the awesome sauce on the recipes you’ve made with it. My husband says this is his favorite pork tenderloin. I make extra sauce for dipping. Delicious!!!

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