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Honey-Dijon Pork Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.


8 servings

Pork tenderloin gets gussied up with a sweet honey, Dijon mustard and sesame seed marinade in this easy-to-fix low-fat entree. "This is our family's favorite way to fix pork during grilling season," says Barbara Blake from her home in West Brattleboro, Vermont.


  • 1 cup light or nonalcoholic beer
  • 6 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Remove 1/2 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Drain pork and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  3. Grill pork, covered, over medium heat for 10-13 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°, basting with reserved marinade occasionally. Or bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, basting occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounce-weight: 206 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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  • sydnie
    Nov 29, 2016

    Nice flavor. But I chose to bake, and it took at least twice the recommended time. Finished it under the broiler after nearly an hour in the oven.

  • Ceege
    Jun 14, 2014

    I made this for dinner tonight. Very nice recipe. I served with roasted potatoes and roasted carrots. Be sure you use pork tenderloin and NOT pork loin. There is a huge difference in the two cuts of meat.

  • tkarinas
    Dec 18, 2009

    This is a beautifully simple meal to make and so easy to deal with. It's definitely a keeper.