Our Best Grilled Pork Recipes

Sink your teeth into juicy pork chops, pork tenderloin, and more with these foolproof grilling recipes.

  • Spanish Pork with Apple-Citrus Salsa
    Photo: Nina Choi

    Spanish Pork with Apple-Citrus Salsa

    Season pork tenderloin with a mixture of chili powder, cumin, and pimenton, a smoked Spanish paprika. Serve with a fresh tangy salsa of Granny Smith apple, jalapeño pepper, lime juice and cilantro.
  • Bourbon-Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

    Bourbon-Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin

    Add rich, mellow flavor to grilled pork tenderloin with a marinade of bourbon, brown sugar, mustard, and soy sauce. Reserve some of the marinade to make a sauce to serve with the pork.
  • Spanish-Style Brined Pork Tenderloin
    Karry Hosford

    Spanish-Style Brined Pork Tenderloin

    Marinating the tenderloin in a mixture of sherry vinegar and sugar mixture gives this grilled pork recipe rich, mellow flavor and the paprika rub adds both color and flavor to the finished dish.
  • Smoked Pork Shoulder

    Smoked Pork Shoulder

    Barbecue joints usually use whole pork shoulders for pulled pork, but shoulders are hard to find at local grocery stores. Instead, pick up a bone-in Boston butt. A sprinkling of salt and some hickory wood chunks are all you need to get that deep, smoky flavor. Pair this basic pulled-pork recipe with the barbecue sauce of your choice, or make your own.
  • <p>Grilled Pork Chops with Blueberry-Peach Salsa</p>

    Grilled Pork Chops with Blueberry-Peach Salsa

    Pork chops brine all day to develop maximum flavor, so all you have to do is throw them on the grill when you get home. Serve with a refreshing Blueberry-Peach Salsa to contrast the smoky grilled meat.
  • <p>Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin</p>

    Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

    Double up on the pork with this pancetta-wrapped pork tenderloin. Serve with fresh Cantaloupe-Red Pepper Salsa, which brightens the dish and compliments the pork's sweet undertones.
  • Grilled Herbed Pork Tenderloin
    Photo: Jan Smith

    Grilled Herbed Pork Tenderloin

    Puréeing the marinade in a food processor allows it to really soak into the tenderloin, giving it great citrus flavor. You can also cook the tenderloin in the oven–just allow for a slightly longer cooking time, and be sure to test doneness with a meat thermometer.
  • Achiote-and-Orange Pulled Pork
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker

    Achiote-and-Orange Pulled Pork

    Take your barbecue south of the border with this Western version of pulled pork. Serve on rolls topped with Chipotle Coleslaw, crumbled queso fresco, sliced avocado, hot sauce, and mayo.
  • <p>Herbaceous Grilled Pork Tenderloin</p>
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Food Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch

    Herbaceous Grilled Pork Tenderloin

    Fresh rosemary, thyme, and chives are the herbs that give fresh flavor to Herbaceous Grilled Pork Tenderloin. Serve with grilled zucchini ribbons, cherry tomatoes, and baguette slices.
  • Margarita Pork Tenderloin

    Margarita Pork Tenderloin

    Margarita lovers will devour this delicious pork tenderloin, which gets its flavor from a tequila-based marinade. You'll need an hour for the tenderloin to marinate, but just 15 minutes to grill to perfection.
  • Slow-Grilled Pork With Ranch-Barbecue Sauce

    Grilled Pork With Ranch Sauce

    It's hard to beat a low-and-slow-cooked Boston butt with its meat that just falls off the bone. This twist on traditional pulled pork relies on a rub of Ranch dressing mix, injected Creole butter, and a homemade Ranch-Barbecue Sauce to serve up incredible flavor.
  • Barbecued Pork Tenderloin
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Barbecued Pork Tenderloin

    The surprise ingredient in the marinade is coffee—it contributes a rich, almost smoky flavor to the meat and blends magically with the vinegar, mustard, and molasses. When you're ready for a break from more traditional tomato-based barbecue sauces, this is the recipe you need.
  • Hoisin and Bourbon-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Hoisin and Bourbon-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

    Add a little sweetness to smoked pork by adding hoisin sauce and maple syrup to the bourbon marinade, and then balance that sweetness with the acidity of lime juice and rice vinegar. This is one of our most popular pork tenderloin recipes.
  • Spicy Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Blackberry Sauce
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lydia Pursell

    Spicy Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Blackberry Sauce

    Jerk seasoning brings the heat in this pork tenderloin recipe while the sweet blackberry sauce keeps the flavor from getting too over the top.
  • Grilled Peaches and Pork
    Randy Mayor

    Grilled Peaches and Pork

    After you marinate the pork in a tangy sweet marinade of balsamic vinegar and lime juice for about an hour, it take less than 15 minutes to both the pork and the peaches for this summery grilled meal.
  • Coffee and Molasses-Brined Pork Chops
    Karry Hosford

    Coffee and Molasses-Brined Pork Chops

    Brining involves soaking the meat in a salty liquid to tenderize the meat and add flavor. Coffee adds a background flavor that helps bring out the sweet yet bitter undertone of the molasses.
  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Fonda Shaia

    Grilled Pork Tenderloin

    Add great flavor to grilled pork tenderloin by covering the tenderloins in a mixture of cumin, peppercorns, fresh mint and garlic, grilling, and serving with a fresh green apple salsa.
  • <p>Grilled Pork Tenderloins with Corn on the Cob</p>

    Grilled Pork Tenderloins with Corn on the Cob

    Grilled Pork Tenderloins pair beautifully with corn on the cob and lemony potato salad for your next backyard barbecue. Use the leftover pork to make the recipes on the next two slides.
  • <p>Pork Tenderloin Wraps with Grilled Corn Salsa</p>

    Pork Tenderloin Wraps with Grilled Corn Salsa

    Use Grilled Pork Tenderloins and leftover grilled corn from the previous slide to make these easy wraps. A squeeze of fresh lime completes the dish.
  • <p>Pork, Mango, and Tomato Salad</p>

    Pork, Mango, and Tomato Salad

    Use Grilled Pork Tenderloins from slide #18 to make this 20-minute dish. The beauty of this effortless recipe is that you don't even have to heat up your stove; simply slice and serve the pork cold or at room temperature.

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