Lean. Versatile. Impressive.
A small and tender cut, Pork Tenderloin may be the perfect cut of pork to always have on hand. Cooked in the crock pot with your favorite vegetables and seasonings, it’s a great, easy weeknight dish. Easy to dress up, pork tenderloin also quickly transforms into a memorable roast for the holidays or a get together with friends or family.
While popular as a roast, did you know tenderloin can also be grilled? Prepare the tenderloin with a dry rub, brine or marinade. When ready, grill it over direct heat for a few minutes on all sides to char and crisp the exterior. Then, cook it over indirect heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 140° Fahrenheit. Remove. Cover with foil and let rest for 15 minutes. Then slice and serve. Here's an Easy Charcoal-Grilled Pastured Pork Tenderloin Recipe.
No matter how you prepare it, be sure not to confuse it with Pork Loin when shopping for ingredients or testing out a new recipe. While both come from the backbone of the pig, the tenderloin is a smaller, more elegant cut. Because of this difference, when following a recipe, the cooking methods and times for the two cuts are not interchangeable.