Grilled to Perfection: Preparing Flavorful Big Green Egg Pork Tenderloin

Jun 08, 2023 / MIN READ


When your next family gathering is coming up fast and you’re not sure what to serve, discover why grilled pork tenderloin is a must-have meal this season. And, with a Big Green Egg charcoal grill, you can have this delectable dish masterfully cooked and ready for the whole family in no time.

Here’s everything you need to know about bringing this recipe to life, so you can get started on your next sizzling summer cooking adventure.

How to make pork tenderloin on the grill

  • Serves: 8
  • Cook time: 20 minutes


The steps to grilling pork tenderloin with ease

  1. Start with a clean grill: Before diving in, it’s important to make sure your grill grate is clean. Then, you can add olive oil to the cooking grate to prevent your pork from sticking.
  2. Fire up your Big Green Egg: First, set your charcoal grill up for direct cooking: You can add a natural lump of charcoal to the firebox and light it. Then, add the cooking grid, open the top and bottom vents and let your Big Green Egg reach the desired temperature (in this case, high heat or approximately 350).
  3. Prep your pork tenderloin: To prepare your tenderloin properly, you need to remove the silver skin (i.e., the whitish, tough connective tissue that doesn’t break down when cooked). Using a sharp fish filet knife, insert the blade just under the corner of the skin. Then, while holding the tip of the skin with one hand, you can slide the knife underneath — slowly peeling off any unnecessary sections of the meat.
  4. Start cooking: Now, place your pork tenderloin on the grill, close the lid and use the 7-6-5 method of grilling. To do this successfully, simply grill your tenderloins for seven minutes undisturbed. Next, turn these slabs of flavorful meat over, close the lid and grill for six minutes. Lastly, shut the vents of your Big Green Egg grill completely and let your pork cook with the lid closed for the last five minutes.
  5. Confirm the internal temp: After this, it’s critical to check the internal temperature of your meat. If the thickest part of the tenderloin has reached 145, you can rest assured that the pork has finished cooking and is safe to consume.
  6. Slice, let rest and serve: Lastly, let your freshly grilled pork rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Finally, you can carve into thick slices and serve!

Ready to get started on this grilled pork tenderloin recipe? Head to your local grocery store to pick up your favorite Hatfield® products today!

Mastering your Big Green Egg

A Big Green Egg charcoal grill sits outside of a homeThe steps to grilling pork tenderloin with ease

If you’re new to the world of grilling, let us be the first to say welcome! It might seem daunting at first, but with a few tips and tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be the family grillmaster in no time! Here are some of our favorite pointers to keep in mind:

  • Make sure you have charcoal for your Big Green Egg before getting started.
  • If the tenderloin you’re cooking isn’t pre-seasoned, use a dry-rub seasoning or marinade for the most flavorful results.
  • Check the internal temperature of the thickest part of the meat to ensure food safety.

And, there’s more where that came from! Check out all of Chef Jen’s tips for mastering the grill this summer.

Recipe pairings for uniquely delicious results

Not sure what to serve with your grilled pork tenderloin? Consider the following side dishes to round out your dinner:

  • Sweet potato fries.
  • Creamed corn.
  • Butternut squash gratin.
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts.
  • Garlic mashed potatoes.
  • Classic dinner rolls.

Explore high-quality pork from Hatfield®

For simply delicious results every time, you can rely on high-quality pork products from Hatfield®. With a range of juicy, pre-seasoned Hatfield® pork tenderloin, you can bring mouthwatering flavor to your family dinner table this summer.

When you’re ready for a mealtime you won’t soon forget, you can use our store locator to find your favorite Hatfield® products in a supermarket or grocery store near you.