Wednesday, August 20

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Beer-Soy Marinade

Plan to start marinating the pork the night before, and you'll have a fast, healthy meal you can whip up for dinner the next day

My husband has been helping out with the weeknight cooking a little more now that I'm spending more time commuting to and from my job everyday. Pretty much everything he makes is on the grill, so I've been on the lookout for easy dishes that he can throw on the barbecue while I'm on my way home. Pork tenderloin is a great choice because it's quick-cooking, lean, and inexpensive. We found this recipe from Bon Appetit for a beer and soy sauce marinade that imparts a ton of flavor into the meat. The brown sugar, beer, and soy sauce caramelize on the hot grill and form a sweet and salty crust on the outside of the pork. It takes just a few minutes to prepare the marinade in a ziplock bag the night before, and I just let the pork sit in it overnight until we're ready to grill the next day. It's a low-maintenance dish that still looks and tastes great.

More Pork Tenderloin Recipes:
- Grilled Mustard-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
- Peach-Chile Glazed Pork Tenderloin
- Orange & Coriander Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Beer and Soy Sauce Marinated Pork Tenderloin:
  • In a large resealable bag, combine 1/4 c. beer, 1/4 c. low-sodium soy sauce, 2 tbsp. brown sugar, and 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar.
  • Add in 1 large pork tenderloin, about 1 1/4 lb. and seal the bag. Let marinate for several hours, preferably overnight.
  • Heat a grill to high heat.
  • Remove the pork from the bag and discard the marinade. Let sit at room temperature while the grill heats.
  • Grill the pork for 12-15 minutes, turning on all four sides, or until the pork registers 140F with a meat thermometer.
  • Let the pork rest for 5-10 minutes, then slice and serve.

Serves three-four