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Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin

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This easy Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin is perfect for summer nights. I season it with a quick, flavorful rub then throw it on the grill. While it cooks for 30 minutes, I make a salad and dinner is ready!

This easy Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin is perfect for summer nights. I season it with a quick, flavorful rub then throw it on the grill. While it cooks for 30 minutes, I make a salad and dinner is ready!
Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin

Summer and warmer weather means grilling more and dining al fresco. Some of my favorite pork recipes are  Quick Garlic and Lime Marinated Pork Chops and Apricot-Rum Glazed Spiral Ham.

This easy Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin is perfect for summer nights. I season it with a quick, flavorful rub then throw it on the grill. While it cooks for 30 minutes, I make a salad and dinner is ready!

Spice rub for pork tenderloin

Summer nights I want to stay out of the kitchen, and enjoy the great weather. With meals like this, it’s easy to do! I like to serve this with salad, but some grilled corn or pasta salad also makes a great side! You can easily double the recipe to serve more.

How To Grill Pork Tenderloin

I find the best way to grill pork tenderloin is using this fool-proof method: I start by grilling the pork directly over the flame to sear and brown on all sides about 5 minutes on each side. Then I transfer the meat to indirect heat (which mean I shut the flame off one side of the grill) and let it continue cooking covered, until cooked through, about 25 minutes. Set aside and let it rest about 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

Cumin Spice Rub Ingredients

  • Cumin
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Paprika
  • Black pepper
How To Grill Pork Tenderloin

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Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin

4.91 from 30 votes
2
Cals:162
Protein:27
Carbs:2
Fat:5
This easy Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin is perfect for summer nights. I season it with a quick, flavorful rub then throw it on the grill. While it cooks for 30 minutes, I make a salad and dinner is ready!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
This easy Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin is perfect for summer nights. I season it with a quick, flavorful rub then throw it on the grill.
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Rest Time: 5 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 3 oz

Ingredients

For the Cumin Spice Rub:

  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Pork Tenderloin:

  • 1 pork tenderloin about 18 oz

Instructions

  • Combine the spices then season the tenderloin all over.
  • Preheat the grill to high, or preheat the broiler to high.
  • Grill or broil the tenderloin, covered on high 5 minutes on each side, then move to indirect heat if grilling, cover the grill and cook an additional 10 to 12 minutes, turning halfway, until an instant read thermometer inserted in the center reads 145°F* (about 22 to 25 minutes total). For a thicker tenderloin, add more time.
  • Let the pork rest about 5 minutes before slicing.

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Notes

*Some people suggest taking pork off around 140°F. I prefer 145F so it's a little pink in the center. The USDA health recommendations say that pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. You can adjust this temperature to your own tastes and comfort level, especially if you know the pork is fresh.

Nutrition

Serving: 3 oz, Calories: 162 kcal, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 5 g, Cholesterol: 81 mg, Sodium: 351 mg, Fiber: 1 g

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100 comments on “Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin”

  1. This dinner is delicious! It’s so easy to make and my family loves it. The rub is so good and would probably taste amazing in chicken. I have made this 3 times already and I pair it with a Caesar salad. Great recipe!

  2. I used the broiler method, and it came out great! Love spice-rubbed pork. Perfect for serving with a salad.

  3. This has become my go to recipe for grilling pork tenderloin.  It is so easy to prepare and provides excellent flavor.  Thank you Gina for another great recipe.