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Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Is anyone else confused on what day it is? My schedule has been messed up because the 4th of July was smack dab in the middle of the week. I am not complaining, we had a great holiday. I am just confused. Well, today is Friday and I am very happy about that. Bring on the weekend!

We had a busy, but fun week. Josh’s mom was visiting from California. We also had our neighbors over for dinner. They just had an adorable baby boy. We know what it is like to be sleep deprived parents, so we figured they could use a home cooked meal. Dinner is the last thing on your mind when you have a cute little baby to snuggle.  For dinner, Josh fired up the barbecue and made one of his favorite recipes-Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin.

This recipe is perfect for entertaining because it practically requires no work. The honey mustard marinade is easy to whisk up and then you just let the pork and marinade hangout in the fridge overnight.  About an hour and a half before chow time, slap the pork on the grill and grill to perfection!

The pork is tender, juicy, with a hint of sweet and spicy. We served Bush’s Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans on the side. The beans complimented the pork nicely.

This easy pork tenderloin recipe is perfect for grilling season. Get out the grill this weekend, invite your family and friends over, and make Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin.

And while Josh was busy grilling the pork, I was busy baking a cake for dessert. You will have to come back on Monday for the recipe. I know, I am such a tease. Have a great weekend!!

Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Yield: Serves 6

Tender and juicy grilled pork tenderloin with a sweet and spicy honey mustard marinade.


To make the Honey Mustard Marinade:

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper

2 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin

Honey Mustard Sauce-for serving, optional:

1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard


1. In a large bowl, whisk together apple cider vinegar, olive oil, honey, mustard, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, and pepper. Pour mixture into a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Add the pork tenderloin. Seal the bag and make sure the pork is covered in the marinade. Chill in the refrigerator overnight, turning occasionally.

2. Remove the pork from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature before grilling. Discard marinade. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grill tenderloin, covered with grill lid, 8 to 10 minutes on all sides or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 150° to 155°. Remove tenderloin from grill, and let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

3. To make the honey mustard sauce, whisk together honey and Dijon mustard. Slice pork and serve warm with honey mustard sauce, if desired.

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59 Responses to “Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin”

  1. Kathryn — July 6, 2012 @ 5:56 am

    Perfect summer eating, I love pork and this marinade sounds delicious!

  2. I love pork tenderloin! It’s just so perfect! I just love your recipe! Happy Friday!

  3. Love anything with honey or mustard- thanks for sharing!

  4. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — July 6, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    I am SO turned around on days this week!!! Guess that’s the joy of Wednesday holidays. :)

    This looks so delicious! Love grilled pork tenderloin.

  5. This looks great! I love grilling pork tenderloin and am always looking for new recipes to mix things up!

  6. kelley — July 6, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    Sounds like you guys had a wonderful fourth! Can’t wait to see the cake recipe on Monday! Have a great weekend. :)

  7. Cathy @ Noble Pig — July 6, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    I love pork tenderloin and serve it often…so many options and my family always loves it with a good honey mustard sauce.

  8. TidyMom — July 6, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    yes! I’m SO messed up on the days too!

    we LOVE pork tenderloin! I can’t wait to try this!

  9. Lauren — July 6, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    Sounds and looks yummy!!

  10. Love this recipe, I have all the ingredients on hand! Honey mustard is one of my favorites too. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. I’m all messed up, too, this week. But it’s been fun, so I can’t complain! We love a good grilled pork tenderloin – so easy to grill and can feed alot of people. Yours looks really good – love honey mustard!

  12. marla — July 6, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    Love that honey and pork combo!

  13. i’m totally confused too! i can’t remember the 4th ever being in the dead middle of the week before!

  14. this sounds amazingggg. love grilled pork tenderloin. I will definitely have to try out this marinade. Thanks guys!

  15. Riley — July 6, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    It has felt like Saturday to me for the last few weeks! This pork looks beyond delicious!

  16. Shaina — July 6, 2012 @ 10:57 am

    I love that you two cook together. It’s one of my favorite parts of my marriage, so I hope it is of yours, too.

  17. This is beautiful! I love big meat recipes that are easy. Marinades are just the best, aren’t they?

  18. amanda @ fake ginger — July 6, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    I want to make this RIGHT NOW. Definitely saving it for when I’m feeling brave enough to fire up the grill.

  19. I love pork tenderloin and this sounds absolutely amazing!!

  20. HeatherChristo — July 6, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    Looks so delicious Maria!

  21. I love the team effort with you and your hubby. Too cute! This looks super delish.

  22. Julia {The Roasted Root} — July 6, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    Why is mustard so wonderful to rub on meat? I love using mustard in marinades for fish, chicken, etc etc, though I’ve never tried it on pork! This looks like a delicious and nutritious meal – love the meat preparation!

  23. Ann P. — July 6, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    Mmmm wow that marinade sounds out of this world!! perfect for pork tenderloin

  24. We had my best girlfriend, her husband and their new baby over for a home-cooked meal last night too! So fun having an itty bitty to hold!

    I love a good marinated tenderloin, I totally want to make this tonight.

  25. This sounds so good, and I know my kids would eat this up. Can’t wait to see you next week

  26. This really looks like an awesome summer recipe! I love it :) Really looking forward to the cake recipe now too! Thanks for the tease 😉

  27. Julie @ Table for Two — July 6, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    definitely agree with you! not so happy about the smack dab in the middle of the week holidays..i think it should be mandatory that we get thursday and friday off too hehe :) what a perfect tenderloin for a grill out! love the honey mustard!

  28. JulieD — July 7, 2012 @ 1:07 am

    It was way strange to have it in the middle for me too! We smoked a beef brisket on Wednesday and had the same Bush’s Grillin’ Beans! I can’t wait to see your cake!!

  29. Jen @ Savory Simple — July 7, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    The holiday week has made things a bit confusing. It doesn’t feel like Saturday! I love this recipe.

  30. Deliciously Organic — July 7, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    What a great summertime meal!

  31. Deborah — July 7, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    I love that this is so easy!

  32. I love different variations of pork tenderloin and will have to try this! And, yes, the mid-week holiday confused me, too. But, it has also felt like an extended holiday somehow as well! :)

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  34. kitchen essence — July 7, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    Just wondering, but what did you serve it with?

  35. I love Dijon based marinades and this one sounds so good with the pork tenderloin. Sounds delish for using leftovers in a sandwich too.

  36. This week threw me off too! With work on Monday and Tuesday and then no work on Wednesday, Thursday felt like a Monday. I was in the twilight zone I think.

    This pork tenderloin looks amazing!

  37. kitchen essence — July 9, 2012 @ 1:18 am

    That marinade souns pretty good. I nneeeed to mkae it

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  39. such an elegant dinner, love it!

  40. The Healthy Apple — July 9, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

    I agree; I’m still confused as to what day it is! Love this pork tenderloin, Maria; so yummy!

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