Grilled Brined Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Brined Pork Tenderloin

Looking for a new way to cook pork tenderloin? Moist, juicy and flavorful pork is what you'll love about the easy brining technique done before grilling.

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cups cold water
cups apple cider
cup maple-flavored or real maple syrup
cup salt
pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)
tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Stir water, cider, maple syrup and salt in large container or stockpot until salt is dissolved. Add pork to brine mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 12 hours.
  2. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Remove pork from brine mixture; rinse thoroughly under cool running water and pat dry. Discard brine. Sprinkle pork with rosemary, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Cover and grill pork over medium heat 20 to 25 minutes, turning occasionally, until pork has slight blush of pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160ºF.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Because you’re using a brine solution to flavor and tenderize the pork, be sure to buy meat that hasn’t been injected with a saline solution.
Serve With
A wild rice pilaf and fresh green beans are perfect partners for this juicy, tender pork. Serve a wedge of peach pie topped with vanilla ice cream for dessert.
Did You Know?
Brining is an age-old process for preserving meats. Today, this simple method of soaking meat in a salt-water solution is used to make meat exceptionally moist, juicy and flavorful.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 95mg;
  • Sodium 460mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 34g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 5 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.