Grilled Pork Tenders

Grilled Pork Tenders

10 minutes active preparation + 30 minutes rest + 35 minutes cooking time
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author Lois Carter Crawford / Don Crawford


  • 1 pork tenderloin about 4 pounds, sliced into 1-inch slices
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Mix the garlic, pepper, salt and olive oil until well blended.
  2. Brush the spices mixture over the outside of the tenderloin.
  3. Let rest for 30 minutes or more.
  4. Grill the whole pork tenderloin using the indirect method over a medium-hot fire for about 30 minutes until nearly done (130-140F degrees). When you use the indirect method, you turn off one grill burner (usually the center one) and place the meat over the jet that is not on. This method cooks the food more slowly, the way an indoor oven does.
  5. When the tenderloin is about 135 or 140F degrees, remove the meat from the grill and slice it into one-inch-thick tenders. Return the slices to the hot side of the grill to finish cooking to the desired doneness (about 145F degrees)..
  6. Remove the tenders from the grill and let rest a couple minutes before serving.