Super Juicy Grilled Pork Tenderloin

This flavorful and juicy grilled pork tenderloin recipe is first seasoned with a dry rub, then marinated in a sweet bbq soy sauce, and grilled to get beautiful grill marks and a juicy inside.

Prep: 2 hours 30 minutesCook: 16 minutesTotal: 2 hours 46 minutes
Fat 5 Carbs 17 Protein 32
Yield 6-8 1x


Pork Tenderloin

  • 2 lbs. pork tenderloin (typically comes in a package of 2 1-lb. pork tenderloins)

Dry Rub

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 teaspoons coarse salt


  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¾ cup BBQ sauce (any kind)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (or tamari)


  • 2 lb. carrots, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup soy sauce


Pork Tenderloin

  1. Pat pork tenderloin dry with a paper towel.
  2. Mix dry rub ingredients together in a small bowl and then season both pork tenderloins on all sides. Use your hands to rub it in.
  3. Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a separate bowl. Then, pour the marinade into a large Stasher bag or Ziploc. Add dry-rubbed pork tenderloins to the bag and make sure they are completely submerged. Seal the bag and let the pork marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. When ready to cook, heat grill to 450°F – 500°F.
  5. When the grill is preheated, carefully spray grill grates with a little cooking spray (be careful this will ignite the flames) and sear pork tenderloins over direct heat for 2 minutes per side.
  6. Then, turn ½ the burners to low and move pork tenderloin to the low heat side, leaving the other side burners on high. Your grill should drop down to around 400ºF.
  7. Grill pork tenderloin for around 12 minutes*, flipping halfway through. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the pork. It should reach an internal temperature of at least 145ºF.
  8. Remove from the grill and let rest for at least 5 minutes.
  9. Use a sharp knife to slice pork tenderloin and serve it with the grilled carrots.

Grilled Carrots

  1. Get the full recipe for our grilled carrots HERE.

Tips & Notes

  • Cook time depends on the thickness of the pork tenderloin. We used 2 l-lb. pork tenderloins, but if you are using a single 2 lb. tenderloin, it will take longer. Just make sure it gets to an internal temperature of 145ºF.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 231 Sugar: 12 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 17 Fiber: 0 Protein: 32
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: MeatMethod: GrillCuisine: American

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