Our Best Grilled Pork Recipes
Sink your teeth into juicy pork chops, pork tenderloin, and more with these foolproof grilling recipes.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange-Sesame Asparagus and Rice
This dish certainly has no shortage of flavor. With orange-sesame tossed asparagus, this recipe is a complete meal fit for four people. If you're expecting more guests, just double up the recipe to fit your needs.
Crowd-pleaser grilled pork is ideal for summer backyard grilling. Tip: the way to flavor-filled, garlicky pork chops is in the oregano-salt curing and citrus-soaked marinade.
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
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
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
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.
Grilled Ancho-Rubbed Pork with Smoky Tomato Salsa
Ancho-Rubbed Pork tastes great inside a tortilla and served with homemade tomato salsa.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Grilled Pork Medallions with Farro and Escarole
This savory pork dish is both incredibly simple and versatile. Try swapping the escarole for a healthy green that happens to be on sale, such as kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, or even spinach. You could also switch things up by substituting bulgur, brown rice, or whatever whole grain you have on hand for the farro.
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
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
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
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
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 Pork Chops with Pineapple-Onion Salsa
The flavors of fresh salsa and smoky pork chops combine wonderfully in this dish.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.