Garlic & Oregano Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Total Time
6hrs 20mins
Prep 6 hrs
Cook 20 mins

Simple and delicious. Marinate pork in a combination of sherry, balsamic vinegar, oregano and basil, plus plenty of garlic and a dash of lemon juice, then grill to perfection (toss some dried oregano or basil stems in the coals for even more flavor!). Prep time includes marinating.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a plastic zipper bag.
  2. Add whole pork tenderloin and marinate, refrigerated, for at least 6 hours, but overnight produces best flavor.
  3. When ready to grill, let pork sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes, then remove tenderloin from bag and discard leftover marinade.
  4. If you wish, for even grilling,"tuck under" the tapered ends of the tenderloin so meat is of equal thickness throughout while cooking.
  5. For even more herb flavor, add some oregano and basil stems to the hot coals.
  6. Oak chips soaked about 30 minutes are good, too.
  7. Grill tenderloin about 5 minutes per side (all four sides, 20 minutes total) or until meat is still juicy and just faintly pink inside (remember meat will still cook a bit after it's removed from the grate).
Most Helpful

Very tender. Great taste

jane49423 September 13, 2010

Very good! Didn't use sherry wine (didn't have it). I made it on a skillet with onions and peppers and turned out delicious! Thanks!

Karelis May 07, 2009

Very easy, very tasty. I marinated my roast overnight and the herb flavors were fairly pronounced. For a stronger flavored meat like beef, I would definately recommend this longer marinating. For pork, if you want to keep the subtle pork flavor, I would recommend a shorter marinating time.

Donna Matthews May 16, 2005