Easy Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Easy Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Make a pork marinade with balsamic vinegar and brown sugar that infuses the meat for a taste that is sweet and full of sealed in charbroiled flavor.

Sliced pork tenderloin on a cutting board.

Grilled slowly this sticky sweet brown sugar balsamic pork tenderloin is sure to please everyone in the family.

The temperature is hot here in Ohio and that means it’s grilling season.

Who am I fooling, it’s grilling season all year long!

If you are craving charbroiled or grilled meats this is an easy recipe for you.

This grilled pork tenderloin pairs well with my Mediterranean Couscous with Grilled Vegetables, Lemon & Goat Cheese for a complete meal.

It’s perfect for Sunday supper or weeknight meals.

Enjoy this dinner outside on the patio with the whole family.

Sliced pork tenderloin on a cutting board.

How to make pork marinade with balsamic vinegar and brown sugar

Place the pork tenderloin in a gallon zip locked bag or airtight container and combine ingredients together and pour over the cut of meat.

This recipe requires a tangy marinade overnight as a brine for the pork.

It’s also delicious when marinating pork chops, lean pork roast and chicken breasts.

The flavors of tangy balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and Dijon mustard infuse the meat for a taste that is sweet and full of charbroiled flavor that is sealed in.

What is the best way to grill a pork tenderloin?

Grilling on medium low to medium heat will prevent burning the brown sugar and leave a caramelized crust to the meat.

Letting the meat rest after grilling helps redistribute and lock in the juices.

Serve this tenderloin with green beans or a sheet pan of roasted vegetables.

Pork tenderloin on a grill

How long should I marinate a pork tenderloin?

The longer this marinade brines the meat the better. I will leave a pork tenderloin in the fridge overnight or for at least 8 hours. The end result is amazing flavor.

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Easy Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Ali Randall
Make a pork marinade with balsamic vinegar and brown sugar that infuses the meat for a taste that is sweet and full of sealed in charbroiled flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill Time 8 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pound whole pork tenderloin

Instructions
 

  • Trim the pork tenderloin of any fat and silver skin.
  • Place pork tenderloin in a zip gallon size freezer bag. Mix the remaining marinade ingredients in a small bowl then pour the marinade over the pork. Refrigerate overnight or for at least eight hours.
  • Bring the pork tenderloin to room temperature about a half an hour before grilling. Reserve the marinade.
  • Fire up the grill to medium heat and grill the tenderloin until the internal temperature measures 145 degrees Fahrenheit with a meat thermometer, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the tenderloin to a cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Bring the reserved marinade to a gentle boil over medium heat in a small sauce pan and simmer on the stove top for 5 minutes. Drizzle the marinade over the sliced pork tenderloin and serve.

Notes

Updated on June 18, 2022.
Keyword Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin, Pork Marinade with Balsamic Vinegar and Brown Sugar
Balsamic and Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin | Grilled slowly this sticky sweet brown sugar balsamic pork tenderloin is sure to please everyone in the family.

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11 thoughts on “Easy Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin”

  • I used a balsamic reduction once on my pork tenderloin and it was so good so I can just imagine how delicious your dish is! I love the sweet and sour flavor dimensions here!

  • I have a recipe using balsamic glaze and balsamic is so good with pork. This looks delicious.

    • The balsamic vinegar does tend to break down and deliciously marinate the meat. It’s always so tasty 🙂

  • I love grilled pork tenderloin like this and it’s always a huge hit with the family. It makes the best leftovers too. Love your flavor combo!

    • Love it for leftovers…especially a slice of pork tenderloin on a bun with a piece of grilled pineapple on top. YUM!

  • This looks amazing! I love the combination of brown sugar and balsamic – two of my favs!

  • Pork tenderloin is the best and then with balsamic vinegar and mustard what a great combination, I am officially hungry!

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