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Carolina Marinated Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Carolina Marinated Pork Tenderloin Recipe

You'll need just three ingredients to make a melt-in-your mouth marinade friends and neighbors will rave about. —Sharisse Dunn, Rocky Point, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the molasses, mustard and vinegar; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.
  • 3. Grill pork, covered, over indirect medium-hot heat for 20-27 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°, turning occasionally. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork: 160 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 231558
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2015

"Very bland. No flavor."

Terryannie User ID: 2802582 128668
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"Very easy and great for summer entertaining!


lurky27 User ID: 1251896 190874
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"Yummy & easy! What more could you want?

~ Theresa"

karynp6 User ID: 867957 103855
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"Wow. I don't even need to look at another recipe for pork tenderloin again."

bgallion User ID: 4978425 171311
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"So easy and so delicious! (The zucchini-corn saute pictured as the side is also delicious!)"

mkfrazier User ID: 4922365 171583
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2010

"This also makes a delicious marinade for pork chops."

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