Grilled Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Mar. 18, 2022
Tender and full of flavor, this juicy tenderloin couldn’t be much more convenient on hectic weeknights. Make ahead the night before, marinate during the day, then grill when you get home. Mary Ann Lee - Clifton Park, New York
Grilled Spicy Pork Tenderloin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup cola
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients; rub over pork. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Prepare sauce ingredients; set aside.
  3. Prepare grill for indirect heat using a drip pan. Place pork over drip pan and grill, covered, over indirect medium-hot heat for 20-27 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°, basting occasionally with reserved sauce. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounce-weight: 188 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 495mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.