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Cinnamon Pork Tenderloin

The marinade for this grilled pork tenderloin is laden with lots of wonderful flavors, like cinnamon, honey and garlic. It turns out perfectly every time and always impresses. —Cathleen Bushman, Geneva, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each)


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients. Add the pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 4-6 hours.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Grill pork, covered, over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, turning occasionally. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 76 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.

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  • luigimon
    Jun 21, 2014

    We made this, along with another tenderloin that my husband put a rub on. Both tasted wonderful, but we don't like how the marinade makes the outside of it rubbery. We're pretty sure it's because of the marinade. When we buy those ones pre-marinated and packaged, they're the same way. But I'm not going to delete it out of my recipe box.

  • SandStorm1969
    Feb 28, 2014

    This is my favorite recipe for pork tenderloins!

  • pajamaangel
    Dec 19, 2013

    This pork tenderloin had so much flavor! It was even better the next day.

  • paula1016
    Feb 24, 2013

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  • Pumba97
    Feb 17, 2013

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  • ranson
    Jan 7, 2013

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  • collectorkerri
    Dec 5, 2012

    This was popular with everyone in my house but me. I guess I found the cinnamon flavor a little too unusual. It came out nice and juicy from my broiler, but I don't think I'd make it again.

  • roosa
    Jun 5, 2012

    Very yummy. My husband loves cinnamon and he definitely loved this too!

  • Hansmarie
    Jun 27, 2011

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  • sweets4nana
    Apr 27, 2011

    LOVED IT The pork was very tender and had lots of flavor. My husband keeps bugging me to make it again.