Grilled Balsamic-Garlic Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Thank you pinterest.  Here’s another one from my addiction – pinterest.  So so good.  Original recipe here.

  • 4-5 garlic cloves, finely minced or crushed (I just used minced garlic from the jar)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pork tenderloins
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (if preparing in oven) – we grilled since we are having such a mild winter.  wonderful.

Stir together garlic, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a small bowl.  Rub the paste all over pork.  If you like or have the time, marinate overnight.  If not, no worries, it’s still great!  I did this in the morning and it was awesome.

Grill preparation:

Sear the tenderloins on all sides, then grill for about 20-30 minutes, rotating every 10 minutes.  Grill until internal temp is 160.

Oven preparation:

Preheat oven to 400.  Heat canola oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.  Working in batches if necessary, add pork, and brown all over, about 4 minutes.

Transfer pan to oven.  Roast pork, turning occasionally, until internal temperature is 160, about 20 minutes.

This was so, so good.  All three kids tried it.  Only one liked it enough to eat more.  I don’t know why, but my kids aren’t huge meat eaters unless you count chicken nuggets as meat.  Or lunch meat.  Seriously, what is wrong with them?!?  🙂

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