Balsamic glazed pork tenderloin is an easy recipe perfect for entertaining. Quick cooking and naturally juicy, tenderloin is perfect for grilling for cooks of all skill levels. Brush on a flavorful glaze to give it a big boost of flavor right before serving.
- Grilling recipe suitable for all cooks of all grill skill levels.
- Easy balsamic glaze gives the pork tons of flavor with few extra calories.
- Quick and easy recipe perfect for casual entertaining and easy dinner party menus
Summer is my favorite time of year to host a casual meal for friends. Sunny days and balmy evenings are the perfect setting for catching up and letting everyday stress slip away. Of course, summer is also the season for grilling. Grilling meat and vegetables is a quick and easy way to make a flavorful meal fit for company. Best of all you don’t have to spend a lot of time planning or cooking to pull together an impressive dinner.
I am always excited to prepare a nourishing meal for friends but what I want more is to spend the evening relaxing and catching up. To keep the focus on socializing I turn to simple recipes with dependable results. One of my favorite ingredients that turns out great every time is pork tenderloin.
On the grill pork tenderloin cooks quickly and does not need a marinade to make it moist and tender (call it truth in advertising). For big flavor I brush on a simple balsamic glaze in the final minutes of grilling. The long lean cuts of meat generally come two to a package making pork tenderloin perfect for entertaining. A great way to dress up a pork tenderloin is with a simple balsamic glaze that can be brushed on while the meat is grilling. This balsamic glaze combines subtle fruitiness and a little tang to compliment pork’s natural sweetness. The glaze gives the tenderloin glistening color that will have you slapping hands away as you bring the platter to the table.
Take advantage of summer’s casual pace to have friends over for simple food that is sure to impress. Pledge to spend less time keeping up appearances and more time deepening friendships. In life, as in cooking, let the ingredients shine for what they are and the result will always be delightful.
- 2 lbs pork tenderloin (1 package containing 2 tenderloins)
- ¼ cup balsamic reduction
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp stoneground mustard
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp pepper
- Whisk together the ingredients for the glaze. Pour half of the glaze into a small bowl and set aside.
- Heat your grill to medium-high heat. Prepare the tenderloins by lightly sprinkling both sides with salt and pepper. Brush the grill with vegetable oil then place the tenderloins on the center of the grill. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes to form a crust. Use tongs to turn the tenderloins.
- Generously brush the top of the tenderloins with the glaze from the small bowl. Cover and continue to cook. Add more glaze to the bowl as needed to apply a second coating. After 3 minutes apply a second layer of glaze to the tenderloins. Cook for an additional 2 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 140F. Remove the glazed tenderloins to a plate then loosely tent with foil. Let the tenderloins rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.