Pork Tenderloin Marinade

If you’re looking to elevate the flavor of your pork tenderloin, look no further than this quick and easy Pork Tenderloin Marinade. Whether you’re grilling, baking, or cooking on the stove, this marinade will add a delicious twist to your meal.

overhead view of marinated, grilled and sliced pork tenderloin on plate with fork

Marinades are a fantastic way to infuse plain meat with exciting flavors. It’s incredible how a few simple ingredients can completely transform your dish.

While Ranch Baked Pork Tenderloin is delicious, there’s something special about marinating pork tenderloin in this flavorful blend. It’s perfect for those summer barbecues when you want to have something delicious waiting in the fridge.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s a visual overview of the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe. For specific quantities, refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

ingredients for pork tenderloin marinade with text labels

  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Honey
  • Mustard
  • Lemon juice
  • Minced garlic
  • Chopped parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Pork tenderloin

Ingredient Notes

  • Herbs: Fresh herbs are highly recommended for the best flavor. However, if you don’t have them, you can use dried parsley flakes and rosemary instead.
  • Mustard: You can use either whole grain or smooth Dijon mustard, depending on your preference.
  • Honey: Opt for a clear, mild, and runny honey for the best results.
  • Lemon juice: Fresh or bottled lemon juice will work well in this recipe.

How to Make the Best Pork Tenderloin Marinade

  1. Start by combining all the marinade ingredients in a large measuring jug. Whisk everything together until well combined.

  2. Trim any visible fat from the pork tenderloin and place it in a large zip-top bag. Add a sprig of rosemary to the bag and pour the marinade over the pork.

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combine marinade
pour over pork

  1. Remove any excess air from the bag and seal it. Massage the marinade into the meat, ensuring it is evenly coated. Place the bag in the fridge and let the pork marinate for at least one hour, up to 3 days.

  2. When you’re ready to cook, remove the pork tenderloin from the marinade, shaking off any excess liquid. Discard the bag and remaining marinade and prepare the tenderloin according to your preference.

marinate in fridge
cook, bake, or grill

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