Sweet Spicy Grilled Bourbon Pork Tenderloin or Loin Chops

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"This recipe is really best when grilled; either using an outside grill; or, an inside grill pan. You can make this with an entire tenderloin; or, with thick loin cuts. I usually marinate the pork overnight for the whole tenderloin; or, 4-6 hours for individual cuts from a pork loin. Simply grill and serve. It is a simple and easy recipe to prepare. Serve with rice pilaf and fresh vegetables. As long as you prepare ahead, this is a quick dinner. Prep time does not include marinade time."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (220.1 g)
  • Calories 385.6
  • Total Fat - 19.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 87.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1554 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 13.2 g
  • Protein - 34.1 g
  • Calcium - 344.1 mg
  • Iron - 3.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Marinade ... Add all the ingredients to a bowl or ziploc bag; then, either mix - or close the bag and shake. Then, add the pork (tenderloin or chops), and make sure it is well coated. Marinate 4-6 hours for individual chops/slices; or, over night for a whole tenderloin.

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Once they have marinated, remove; pat dry; and, let them come to room temp. Brush lightly with olive oil, and season with plenty of salt and pepper on both sides.

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This is grilled, so I like to use my outdoor grill. This works just as well on an indoor grill pan too. Grill until you get the donenesss you like. I prefer a nice pink medium for me. Remember, depending on what type of cut you are using, cooking times will vary. For company, I always use a tenderloin. But, for me, when the full loin goes on sale - pick one up. Cut it up and freeze. This is a great way to make 1-2 slices just for you.

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NOTE ... I DO NOT brush the marinade on the pork as it cooks. I know, some boil the marinade, and re-use it ... I don't find it necessary; also, I don't like to take the chance, health concerns. If you are someone who likes a lot of sauce or glaze ... Double the marinade. Marinate in 1/2 of mix; and keep the other half as a glaze. Honestly, I think it has enough flavor just from marinating.

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Grill ... I like the smoky flavor an outdoor grill gives; but, an indoor grill pan will also work. Grill your pork on each side, until you get a nice brown crust on medium high to high heat. I can't give cooking times, because it depends on the cut. But, cook until you get the doneness you like. Remember, use a thermometer if you are uncertain. Pork should be 145; and, I remove a bit sooner, as larger pieces will continue to cook, once removed from the heat. Cover with foil to let the pork rest before serving.

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Serve and ENJOY! ... If you cooked a tenderloin, rest at least 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. Individual chops or pieces, can be served after they have rested a few minutes. Serve the pork with a rice pilaf and maybe grilled or roasted vegetables. It is a quick and easy dinner. Just plan ahead for the marinade.

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I used 1" thick tenderloin chops for this recipe marinating them for 8 hours and grilled them for 12 minutes, they turned out very tasty!!

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(25 Jul 2015)