Disappearing Pork Tenderloin

Wow! Today is Secret Recipe Club reveal day.  I was really excited when I got my assignment for the month.  You see, last month, Aimee, at from Chapel Hill to Chickenville, was assigned my blog...this month, my secret blog was Aimee's!  How serendipitous is that? Aimee has had an adventurous life.  Reading about her, I soon learned that she is a risk taker who found the love of her life on a singles camp out sponsored by her church.  She has four children who are not picky eaters and that is an accomplishment!  Aimee shares a variety of family recipes on her blog that her family loves and after sampling a few, I can see why!

 I combed Aimee's blog trying to narrow it down to one recipe...no can do....I found three that I just had to try.  So, today is the first of the three:  Disappearing Pork Tenderloin on the Grill.  We love pork tenderloin and  I am always looking for new ways to prepare it.  I was also intrigued by the name...where did the tenderloin go?  Just how did it disappear?  After taking the first bite,  I got it....everybody ate it up, so, it disappeared!

Disappearing Pork Tenderloin

2 pork tenderloins, about 1 lb each

1/2 orange juice
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
1 tbsp molasses
1 tbsp minced garlic

2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper 
1 tsp kosher salt 
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp granulated garlic 

Whisk together the marinade ingredients. Separate the tenderloins and trim any excess fat from them. Put the tenderloins in a ziplock bag and pour in the marinade. Allow the pork to marinate in the refrigerator an hour or two.

Remove the tenderloins and discard the marinade. Coat both loins with the rub by patting it all over. Make sure the meat has enough time to come to room temperature before grilling.  If it has been in the refrigerator, let it sit on the counter for about 20 minutes.

Grill the tenderloins over indirect medium heat for about 25 minutes until the internal temp reads 155° F. on a thermometer.  When it's done, take it off the grill and put it on your serving platter. Then make a tent out of aluminum foil and put it over the pork. Let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Aimee said that the recipe called for  pico de gallo but she decided not to  pair it with the tenderloin.  We love pico de gallo so I quickly chopped up a tomato, some onion, a jalapeno, garlic and cilantro to serve on the side.  It was delicious and a perfect balance to the meal.

Thank you Aimee for sharing a great tenderloin recipe with us....it disappeared at my house, too!

I am pleased to be part of the Secret Recipe Club with cooks such as Aimee.  It is so much fun to get a blog assignment each month and find the perfect recipe to try and share on reveal day.  In case you are not familiar with the Secret Recipe Club, I will give you some background.  Each month club members are assigned a secret blog from which we select recipe to prepare and write about in a blog post.  We keep our assignment secret until  reveal day when everybody's posts appear at the same time.  That takes a little behind the scenes coordination by our new leader, April at Angel Foods Kitchen and Group C's leader, Angela at Big Bear's Wife.  Thanks to both of you!


  1. Gosh, this sounds outstanding! We eat a lot of grilled pork tenderloin in the summer and this is an excellent recipe to add to my repertoire!

  2. Oh this looks so good! I love the play on the name :) Will have to give this one a shot.

  3. Tenderloin is one of the few pork cuts we will eat - you made this recipe look great!

  4. This looks delicious! I've never done a pork tenderloin on the grill--I'm eager to give it a try :)

  5. I love pork tenderloin and this looks like a winning preparation! Great SRC pick. I love reveal day, don't you?

  6. My goal after the summer, is too cook more meat. I've just added this to my board. Thanks for sharing.

    If you haven't had a chance come check out my SRC recipe! http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2012/06/german-chocolate-cracker-candy-secret.html

  7. This looks so delicious. I love pork, and I love pico de gallo with it. Great choice!

  8. Love this recipe. It certainly would disappear in a flash at ours.

  9. sounds so delicious! i bet they'd disappear!

  10. Love the orange in this! Bet it was great:@)

  11. Dontcha' just love Aimee's blog. She is hilarious. And, this pork looks too scrumptious for words. Good choice for SRC!

  12. We do love grilled pork tenderloin and this recipe looks delish. Can't wait to make it. Great SRC choice.

  13. Yum, this looks so tasty. Pork tenderloin is one of my boyfriend's and my favorite dinners to make, so we will have to try this one!

  14. This would disappear in our home too, sounds and looks wonderful.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Candied Popcorn.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  15. This is so neat and I can't wait to visit all these food places... Hope to caught up on all your blogs this week...

  16. This sounds delicious! I love grilling season - I'm definitely putting this on the "to make" list!

  17. What a beautifully present platter of pork. No wonder it disappeared!

  18. My family enjoys grilled pork tenderloin-this would be definitely be "disappearing"... Thanks for sharing.


  19. This looks delicious Kathy and I we have a tenderloin out for tonights supper.


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