Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of pork that’s easy to cook and tastes great. The trick to cooking pork tenderloin on the grill is keeping it moist and juicy while still being able to get a good sear on the outside. To do this, you need just four steps: preheat the grill, prepare your tenderloin by removing any silver skin or other connective tissue, place it on the grill over direct heat and use a thermometer to check its temperature.
Step 1 – Preheat grill
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, then oil the grate with vegetable oil. You want to make sure that the meat doesn’t stick to the grill as it cooks, so it’s important that this step is done properly.
- Wait until your grill has reached its desired temperature before putting any food on it! If you don’t do this, you could end up burning or undercooking your pork tenderloin (or whatever else you’re cooking).
Step 2 – Prepare the tenderloin
Once you’ve removed the plastic wrap, pat dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Next, marinate in olive oil and lemon juice for 30 minutes to 1 hour (the longer you can leave it in there the better).
Next up is wrapping up that pork tenderloin with some bacon! Place a few strips of bacon around one side of your pork tenderloin then roll it up tightly like a jellyroll. Secure with toothpicks if needed but be sure not to poke holes in any part of your meat as this will cause moisture loss which leads to drying out during grilling time later on down below
Step 3 – Place tenderloin on grill
Now that your grill is hot and ready to go, it’s time to make sure the pork tenderloin is properly cooked. You’ll want to use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your tenderloin every 5 minutes until it reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t have one on hand, simply take a knife and cut into your meat–if it runs clear when you do so (meaning there’s no redness or pink), then it’s done!
Step 4 – Check tenderloin temperature
- Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the tenderloin.
- The internal temperature should be 160 F.
You can easily cook pork tenderloin on the grill.
Pork tenderloin is a quick-cooking cut. The cooking time will vary depending on the size of your tenderloin and how hot your grill is. It’s important to use a thermometer to ensure that your pork reaches 160 degrees F before removing it from heat.
Cooking pork tenderloin on the grill is easy and delicious. You can enjoy this meal with your family or friends any time of year, but it’s especially nice when the weather starts warming up in springtime.