Monday, August 17, 2009

Blog Hop .. Favorite Recipes Part II Grilled Tenderloin


Welcome Mcklinky Blog Hoppers.. I don’t know about you all but here in Georgia in the summer time.. I do as little cooking in my kitchen as possible. I hate heating up that kitchen as well as the rest of the house so I do most of my cooking outside and this is one of my favorite most simple meat dishes.

Grilled Peppercorn Tenderloin:

I buy these Hormel pre-seasoned with a marinade Pork Tenderloins at Kroger. They are normally $8.00 each .. which is a bit pricy .. so I wait until Kroger has them featured on their Buy One Get One Free Specials.. At $4.00 each that’s a deal .. So I stock up and keep extras in the freezer.


Hormel has many different marinated flavors.. Our Favorite is the Peppercorn.. Which is what I’ve got shown here. Each Tenderloin weighs 1lb 2.4ozs and is fully seasoned.. but I like to add a lil extra by stuffing a few cloves of garlic throughout the loin.

Just cut a few slits in the top of the loin and stuff a few whole pieces of garlic all around.. make sure you stuff em in long ways.. it makes it really pretty when ya slice it.. as you’ll see below.


Once you have your garlic stuffed.. fold and seal your foil tightly so no juices can leak out. I always use Reynolds Easy Release No Stick.. love that easy clean up!


Pre Heat Your Grill to 425°F .  Place Tenderloin on Grill over medium heat for 25-30 minutes.. turning it after the first 15 minutes. If you’re uncertain and want to make sure it’s done .. you can add a few extra minutes .. I’ve done it before and it really doesn’t dry out these tenderloins.


Once you’ve finished grilling.. let the tenderloin rest for about 5 minutes before slicing.


Why do you need to let the meat rest for 5 minutes.. 

If you cut into it right away, two things will happen:

  • The meat will be hard to slice
  • The meat will lose all the juices you worked so hard to preserve -- they'll run out.

So wait a few minutes.. take that extra few minutes to finish up the rest of your meal.


As you can see … This one turned out perfect. Each slice of meat is nice and juicy.. not dry at all … and those garlic cloves add a lil extra prettiness as well as flavor to each slice.


I hope you’ll all give these grilled tenderloins a try.. I’m positive you’ll enjoy this easy and delicious treat!

Happy Blog Hopping Y’all!



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  1. Wow! This looks very savory and so easy!


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  2. I have seen those at Kroger but have always been wary about trying them. Now that I've seen your post, I may just pick one up next time I'm at the store. Thanks!

    bloghopping via McLinky :)


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