Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Dry Rub

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"I've tried a lot of pork tenderloin recipes, but when I came up with this recipe, it became our new favorite. So simple, it's deceptive. You can also bake the tenderloin in the oven. This is a very healthy, low fat preparation for pork."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (238 g)
  • Calories 389.7
  • Total Fat - 23 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 109.8 mg
  • Sodium - 2547.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Protein - 42.8 g
  • Calcium - 16.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium heat. Remove tenderloins from packaging and rinse very well. Do not skip, this is a key step. Dry thoroughly and remove silver skin with a shark knife.

Step 2

Sprinkle tenderloins with the salt, onion powder, thyme, pepper and paprika. You can add more or less to taste, be liberal with the spices.

Step 3

Place tenderloins on grill and grill for 15 minutes per side. Let rest for 10 minutes and slice.

Step 4

Oven mehtod - Preheat oven to 375F. Heat the olive oil in a large oven proof skillet and when it is hot, add tenderloins and brown on both sides. Approximately 3-4 minutes per side. When browned, place in oven and bake for 25 minutes.

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Delicious tenderloin made using the dry rub. It tasted extra special and we will use it many times again.

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(2 Sep 2014)


This is an excellent rub for pork and one we will use frequently when making tenderloins. We loved the flavor of the dry rub!

(29 Jun 2013)


Time to pull out the grill. This was our choice for last nights dinner and it was a delicious one at that. The rub was great and packed with flavor. We really enjoyed the taste and tenderness of the meat from the grill. A must try again for us!

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(18 Mar 2013)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

Oh my what a delicious dry rub, and the cooking time is right on, came out perfectly cooked, tender, juicy and sooo delicious!! Loved the flavour and the paprika had a lovely wee bite. I will be using it again.

(9 Sep 2012)