Cajun Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon-Mustard Glaze

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"You'll be wishing you made double of this tender and juicy pork tenderloin that is enveloped in an amazing bourbon-mustard glaze. Your guests will be coming back for seconds and thirds! Marguerite, in her Cajun Delights blog says right out that it's "out of this world" delicious and will send your taste buds into orbit, cher!" It's true!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (226.3 g)
  • Calories 473.9
  • Total Fat - 12.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 142 mg
  • Sodium - 335.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 39.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 36.8 g
  • Protein - 45.8 g
  • Calcium - 42.9 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.5 mg

Step 1

Wash the pork tenderloins and pat dry. Rub them generously with the Cajun rub.

Step 2

Preheat the grill on medium high heat. Place on grill for a few minutes on high. Sear until grill marks appear on all sides of the pork. Blackening will enhance the flavor.

Step 3

Turn the grill down to the lowest heat, or move to the side where they will only receive indirect heat. You want to set the grill to about 325 to 350°F Cover the grill, and let the pork cook for about 30 minutes.

Step 4

Meanwhile, make the glaze by placing all ingredients in a small saucepan and bringing to a boil. Lower heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

Step 5

After 30 minutes on the grill (from Step 3), turn and baste the tenderloin with the bourbon-mustard glaze. Continue grilling for 15 minutes, turn and baste again, and continue grilling for 15 more minutes, for about an hour total.

Step 6

Insert a meat thermometer and when the pork reaches 150°F, remove to a platter. Cover with foil and let rest about 15 minutes. Slice and serve with extra glaze.

Tips & Variations

  • BBQ Grill


This glaze is drinkable! Perfect on the grilled pork, although I did not need to cook mine as long to get it up to temperature. Think this would be fabulous on chicken too.

review by:
(31 Jan 2021)


What a yummy dish...I cut the recipe in it served three...there's just the two of us...the hubby loved it so much that he ate the extra serving...what a pig he is...the sticky sweet glaze is to die for...the grilling time was spot on...I served it with a grilled potato packet and my bbq pork and beans...the hubby was in heaven...made for Seaside Brasserie - Summer Fun...

review by:
(4 Jul 2020)


This was soooooo good! We especially loved the whiskey basting sauce. The pork was very tender and full of flavor. Thank you!

review by:
(18 Jun 2020)

Lynn (diner524)

This is a very flavorful pork tenderloin recipe!! I made this using just one 1 lb. pork tenderloin, so made 1/2 of the ingredients. Very quick and easy to get together and on the table. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Susie's World Tour 2018.

review by:
(31 Aug 2018)


Great recipe. Really enjoyed the glaze - nice combination of flavors that are unique.

review by:
(25 Aug 2018)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Wonderful flavour and it looks so good too. I must apologize Lori I could only find very large tenderloins so I subbed a 1 1/2 pound boneless loin roast, then I roasted it for 1 hour 375f. It was perfect, tender and moist. I will make this recipe many times over. Although the meat cut and cooking method were different the recipe remained the same and it spells delicious

(15 Nov 2014)