This Grilled Pork Tenderloin was my attempted break of a weeknight dinner rut. Success was complete, but temporary. We loved the recipe so much, I made the mustard pork two nights in a row!

Grilled Maple Mustard Pork Tenderloin on a plate

A tasty hazard of writing a food blog is that we are eating something new every week, but the recipes are not always savory.

Some weeks are focused almost entirely on desserts, so instead of our refrigerator being filled with leftover Cheesy Corn Quinoa Casserole, it’s stocked with cookies and cake.

Delicious? Yes. Dinner appropriate? Questionable.

juicy grilled pork tenderloin slices on a plate with pasta salad

I challenged myself to try something new for dinner.

This Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin was such a hit and such a nice break from the usual, I decided to try grilling pork tenderloin instead.

About This Easy Pork Recipe

The grilled pork tenderloin is also incredibly simple and incredibly delicious. The marinade combines two of my favorite flavors, Dijon mustard and pure maple syrup.

The mustard is zippy, the maple is sweet, and together they make for a juicy, flavorful grilled pork tenderloin.

If you are new to pork tenderloin, I highly recommend it. It’s an incredibly lean cut and, while I do love my chicken recipes, it’s a refreshing alternative that’s still healthy.

Looking for a restaurant-quality pork tenderloin dish? This Stuffed Pork Tenderloin is elegant and easy.

What to Serve with Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is ultra versatile and will pair with any of your favorite sides. Here are a few ideas of what else you could serve with it:

perfect grilled pork tenderloin slices on a plate

More Delicious Pork Recipes

I challenge you to step out of your weeknight dinner rut and try grilled pork tenderloin!

Grilled Maple Mustard Pork Tenderloin on a plate

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

5 from 5 votes
How to cook PERFECT juicy grilled pork tenderloin. A maple mustard marinade gives it fantastic flavor. Serve for easy dinners or entertaining.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 2 hrs 30 mins

Servings: 4 servings


For the Mustard Pork Tenderloin

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin trimmed of excess fat
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for grilling


  • Place pork in a large, sturdy ziptop bag. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the garlic, apple cider vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Seal the bag tightly, then “squish” the bag so that the pork is coated on all sides. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours or 1 day, turning occasionally. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes prior to grilling.
  • When ready to cook, preheat the grill to medium (about 350 degrees F). Brush the grill with oil. Remove the pork from the marinade, shake off excess. Discard the marinade and bag. Cover and cook, turning once every two minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove the tenderloin to a plate, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


Serving: 1(of 4)Calories: 209kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 24gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 770mgPotassium: 507mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Hi Erin,
    Love your recipes. Just made tomato balsamic chicken and it was delicious. I also added mushrooms.
    I do not have a grill so would like to know how long to cook pork tenderloin and foil packets in the oven.
    Thank you so much.
    Jackie (Canada)

    1. Hi Jackie! The veggies you can roast on a baking sheet (no foil packets) in a 400 degree until tender, about 20 minutes. For the pork, you can keep the same marinade, then look check into directions for how to bake a pork tenderloin of your desired size online. I can’t give you specifics since I tested the recipe for the grill, but you should be able to find what you need that way. I hope that helps!

    1. Hi Brooke! Since I’ve only tested this recipe with pork, it would be a complete experiment. If you decide to play around with it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

  2. This is the best pork tenderloin marinade around! It is the only one we use and we get compliments on it all the time! Both kids and adults are crazy about it! LOVE LOVE LOVE!5 stars

    1. Hi Meagan! Here are a few veggies I like to go along with my tenderloin:,,, Hope this helps!

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