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I’m here to teach you the best way to grill pork tenderloin. You can save around 2 hours by using the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin, like I did here in this recipe. I love the way that this recipe allows you to incorporate a plethora of colorful peppers and other fresh ingredients into a grilled dish that would be perfect for summer grilling adventures.
- 1 Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin. They have a lot of great flavors, and I used the Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Pork Tenderloin, and was very pleased with it. I got mine at Kroger. Save $1 on the Checkout 51 site.
- Variety of colorful bell peppers, poblanos, and jalapeños
- Purple Onion to grill
- Small Flour or Corn Soft Tortillas
- Toppings like tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and salsa
- Additional items include a grill, two pairs of tongs, non-stick cooking spray
- Important – you will need a small baking sheet, that is big enough for the pork tenderloin that can be used on the grill
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
After doing lots of research on how to best grill pork tenderloin, one method stuck out to me. I learned that it was very important to sear the outsides of the tenderloin on high heat, then finish grilling the tenderloin on a sheet pan, until fully cooked throughout. This recipe can be made in 30 minutes if you have all of your ingredients organized ahead of time! It’s really very easy. Here are my detailed instructions:
1.) Turn grill to high temperature setting, around 450-500 degrees F.
2.) Open Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin packaging and admire all that seasoning and marinade! Smithfield prides their products as offering Real Flavor, Real Fast. The prep work is already done for you. Transfer to a plate so you can more easily bring it out to the grill.
3.) Once heated, spray grill surface with non-stick spray. Using a sturdy pair of tongs, transfer your tenderloin to the grill, making sure to lay it down at an angle that will give you impressive grill marks. Close grill lid
4.) After 1-2 minutes, when the first side is attractively seared, use your tongs, to grill the remaining sides for 1-2 minutes each. Transfer the tenderloin to a clean plate.
5.) Spray your small grill-ready sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray and place the seared tenderloin onto it. Place the sheet pan onto the grill, and close your lid. Turn down the heat to 300-350 degrees F, and begin to grill the tenderloin for about 15 minutes.
6.) Meanwhile, slice up your peppers (and optional red onions), and lightly coat them in olive oil, salt, and taco seasoning. With a second pair of tongs, place peppers directly onto grill, around baking sheet. Flip after 7-8 minutes.
7.) Flip the tenderloin over to another side, and grill for another 5-10 minutes, and flip again to the last side, grill for about 5 more minutes.
8.) Make sure your tenderloin is cooked thoroughly throughout, to at least 145-160 degrees internally. Also remove peppers before they get burned. Black around the edges of the peppers is great.
9.) Slice the tenderloin into slices, then smaller pieces, and prep your tacos!
10.) Heat tortillas for 1 minute on the grill, or for 2 minutes on a skillet over the stovetop. Top with chopped tomatoes, cilantro, your grilled peppers, shredded cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and anything else you like on your tacos. Enjoy! #RealFlavorRealFast @SmithfieldBrand
Smithfield Marinated only uses premium cuts of pork; slow-marinated and seasoned just right, it’s perfect for any night of the week. Delicious and easy to prepare, their 100% fresh pork cuts are slow-marinated and perfectly seasoned.
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