Sweet Pork Tenderloin

I’ve made this one a few times now and it is one of the best marinades I’ve come across. It’s sweet and tangy, and I got it from one of the Fry’s Food mailers a few years ago.

The actual title for this recipe is GRILLED MOLASSES PORK TENDERLOIN, but I don’t grill it. In fact, I haven’t even tried grilling it yet, so if you do that, let me know how it turns out. As always, click on the pictures to make them bigger. =)


2 cups molasses

½ cup soy sauce

¼ cup olive oil

3 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger

2 Tbsp. chopped garlic

¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

¼ cup lemon juice

2 onions cut horizontally into quarters

2 pork tenderloins

Red potatoes (optional and as many as will fit in your pan around the tenderloin)

Of course, you can halve this recipe if needed, like I do, because 2 tenderloins is a lot.

Here’s what the recipe says to do:

Place all ingredients into a resealable bag and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove and grill tenderloins and onions. Grill for approximately 10-12 minutes each side or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.

Note: you can thicken the marinade in a saucepan by cooking for 10 minutes or until thickened.

Serve with your favorite grilled vegetables.

Here’s what I do (with only one tenderloin):

Chop fresh garlic – about two or three cloves.

Chop onions and place all ingredients into a resealable bag (no bowls to clean up = awesome!), and refrigerate overnight.

Next day: Remove tenderloin and place in oblong pan (spray/coat pan with olive oil first). Pour marinade over tenderloin and into pan.

Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees F for approximately 30 minutes. Cut red potatoes into quarters (at least) and spread around edges of pan. Cover with foil again and bake for another 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the pork tenderloin.

Check internal temperature. When it reaches around 150 degrees, remove foil and bake uncovered for another 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.

Place on a serving dish, slice and serve.

And serve with whatever you like. Since I cooked the onions and potatoes with the roast, all I added was a nice steamed vegetable and we were set.

If you like sweet, this recipe is perfect for you because it is very sweet-tasting. Also, your house will smell wonderful from the point you chop the fresh garlic!


Vive bene, spesso l’amore, di risata molto!

(live well, love much, and laugh often)


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