Orange Chipotle Grilled Pork Tenderloin
The BEST BBQ Grilled Pork Tenderloin
This Orange Chipotle Grilled Pork Tenderloin is crazy good! It is also super simple! Only 4 ingredients including the pork tenderloin! Orange juice, BBQ sauce, chipotle chili powder, and pork. I like to let the pork marinate overnight to achieve maximum flavor. If you don’t have that long, just let the pork marinate in the refrigerator as long as possible.
How to Grill Pork Tenderloin on a Charcoal Grill
Pork tenderloin is very easy to grill at home. They only take about 12 to 15 minutes to cook on the grill. You have to watch the internal temperature so you don’t overcook them and dry them out.
We grill on a charcoal grill. My number one tip when using a charcoal grill is to use a charcoal chimney starter instead of lighter fluid. Lighter fluid completely overpowers the food. You end up tasting lighter fluid instead of the yummy pork. If you haven’t used a charcoal chimney starter, it will change the way you grill on charcoal. Here is a link to a video on the website to show you how easy it is to use a charcoal starter – https://www.plainchicken.com/2014/05/grilling-101-how-to-use-charcoal-starter.html
What Temperature to Cook Pork Tenderloin?
Pork is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF. I like to pull the pork off the grill when it reaches 145ºF and let it rest for about 5 minutes. The pork will be slightly pink but not raw. It is 100% safe to eat pork with a blush of pink.
Here are the internal temperatures for pork. Make sure to pull the pork off the grill on the lower end of the temperature range. The pork will continue to cook once it is off the grill and the internal temperature will rise about an additional 5ºF.
- 145-150ºF – Medium Rare
- 150-155ºF – Medium
- 155-160ºF – Medium Well
- 160ºF plus – Well Done
What to Serve with Orange Chipotle Grilled Pork Tenderloin
We LOVED this easy Orange Chipotle Grilled Pork Tenderloin. It is very easy to make and is packed full of amazing flavor! We drizzled the cooked pork tenderloin with some extra BBQ sauce. YUM! The leftovers are equally delicious reheated the next day. Here are a few of our favorite side dishes to serve with this Orange Chipotle Grilled Pork Tenderloin:
- Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans
- Million Dollar Mac & Cheese
- Zucchini Squash & Corn Casserole
- Delmonico Potatoes
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