If you have followed my recipes for awhile, you will know that I love fixing pork tenderloin and this Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorites to date!
I am always on the look out for new and different ways to prepare pork tenderloin, whether it be on the grill, in the oven, in the crock pot, or on the stove top! I love how versatile pork tenderloin is. I set out this weekend to create a marinade for my pork tenderloin that combined my two favorite flavors – honey and dijon mustard. This Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin came out AMAZING! It was my first time creating my own recipe and I have to say, it was a huge success.
I had a small pork tenderloin, a little over a pound that I had thawed in the refrigerator. I mixed the marinade in a small bowl and then placed the marinade and the tenderloin in a ziploc bag to marinate overnight in the refrigerator. It almost had a full 24 hours of marinating before we grilled it up for dinner.
Combine the Olive Oil, Garlic, Soy Sauce, Honey, Dijon Mustard, Rosemary, Green Onions, and a splash of Lemon Juice in a bowl. Whisk to combine well. Pour over the pork tenderloin in a ziploc bag. Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours, but the longer the better.
Prior to grilling, remove the pork tenderloin from the refrigerator and let it warm up to almost room temperature. Place the tenderloin on the grill and get all sides browned up well. Then wrap the tenderloin in foil and return to the grill to cook until the internal temperature is 160˚. Remove from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice and enjoy!
Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin
1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp Rosemary
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 bunch of green onions, chopped just the green parts
Splash of Lemon Juice
1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to ensure mixed well.
2. Place the pork tenderloin in a large ziploc bag, pour the marinade over the pork and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours. Overnight is the best though!
3. Remove the pork tenderloin from the refrigerator and let it come up to almost room temperature.
4. Heat your grill up and place the tenderloin on the grill. You want to get a nice browning on all sides.
5. Wrap the tenderloin in foil and continue on the grill until the internal temperature reaches 160˚. Placing the tenderloin in foil for the remainder of the cooking time keeps it from burning due to sugar in the honey.
6. Remove from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes prior to slicing.