Honey Grilled Pork Tenderloin

This article, entitled "Honey Grilled Pork Tenderloin," comes from Carolyn O'Neal, MomsEveryday correspondent and Registered Dietitian for Best Food Facts.

How do you make a beautiful meal that's simple and easy that the kids will enjoy? Here's a recipe that should do the trick.

From The Slim Down South Cookbook by Carolyn O'Neil MS RD

Honey-Grilled Pork Tenderloins

Tenderloins are one of the leanest cuts of pork with 120 calories per 3-ounce serving—about the same as a skinless chicken breast.

Makes 8 servings 

Hands-On 21 min.  

Total 3 hours, 21 min.


2 (1-lb.) pork tenderloins
¼ cup lite soy sauce
½ tsp. ground ginger
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. dark sesame oil
Garnish: fresh cilantro


1. Remove silver skin from tenderloins, leaving a thin layer of fat. Butterfly pork tenderloins by making a lengthwise cut down center of each tenderloin, cutting to within ¼ inch of other side. (Do not cut all the way through tenderloins.) Lay flat.

2. Combine soy sauce, ginger, and garlic in a shallow dish or zip-top plastic freezer bag; add pork, turning to coat. Cover or seal, and chill 3 hours, turning occasionally.

3. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Stir together brown sugar, honey, and sesame oil in a small bowl.

4. Grill tenderloins, covered with grill lid, 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145°, turning occasionally and basting with honey mixture.

Serving size 3 ounces
FAT 3.6g (sat 1g, mono 1.4g, poly 0.9g);
PROTEIN 24.5g;
CARB 11.5g;
FIBER 0.1g;
CHOL 74mg;
IRON 1.2mg;
SODIUM 337mg;
CALC 12mg

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