Grilled Balsamic Pork with Herbs

Want to know the secret to great-tasting grilled meat? Brush on the marinade using the herb sprigs! This simple marinade of balsamic vinegar, rosemary and thyme flavors pork magnificently.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2
pork tenderloins (1 1/2 pounds)
8
large rosemary sprigs
8
large thyme sprigs
1/2
cup balsamic vinegar
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 Cut each pork tenderloin crosswise into 6 pieces. Press each piece, cut side down, to form a round, 1 to 1 1/4 inches thick.
  • 2 Place rosemary and thyme sprigs in glass or plastic dish or resealable plastic food-storage bag. Stir in vinegar and oil. Add pork; turn to coat. Cover dish or seal bag and refrigerate, turning pork 2 or 3 times, at least 1 hour but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 Brush grill rack with vegetable oil. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
  • 4 Remove pork and herbs from marinade; reserve marinade. Immediately cover and grill pork 4 to 5 inches from medium heat 7 minutes, turning and brushing frequently with marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Cover and grill pork 6 to 8 minutes longer, turning frequently, until slightly pink in center.

Expert Tips

Discard used marinade; it contains bacteria from raw meat that could make you sick. You’ll get all the flavor you need from marinating and brushing during grilling.

If end pieces of pork are thin, prevent overcooking when grilling by coiling meat into round fillets and securing with toothpicks.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
90 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10 g
10 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
70 mg
70 %;
Sodium
50 mg
50 %;
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
1 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
26 g
26 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 4 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.