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Grilled Spicy Pork Tenderloin

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients; rub over pork. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • germanycook
    Dec 30, 2014

    Wow - this was scrumptious! Loads of flavour..... tasted grilled even though I baked it. Only remembered to put the sauce on during the last 5 minutes but it was fine. Will definitely make again!

  • MOTCook
    Aug 22, 2014


  • cnbatista
    Jun 27, 2011

    It turned out really good. It is good even w/o the sauce.

  • bjefford
    Mar 16, 2011

    I have tried all the pork tenderloin recipes but this is by far the BEST. I double the ingredients and purchase extra tenderloin. Great leftover!! My husband and I have this 2 or 3 times a month. Love it!

  • benszilagyi
    Apr 18, 2010

    This was an easy and very tasty recipe. We used pork tenderloin chops and just used the basting sauce as a marinade (along with the dry rub). It worked out very well and as a bonus the cooking time was only 4 minutes instead of 25.

  • berumen
    Mar 29, 2010

    This tenderloin was so very good. Wow...I made a 2 lb one and used coke zero, and i baked mine. It was so perfect. We will be making it again:)