The Best Pork Tenderloin Marinade

My family has been using this simple and flavorful pork tenderloin marinade for a looooong time. It's a keeper and we rarely ever do anything different because we all really like it -- especially if you leave the meat in the marinade overnight. Plus this is definitely one of the easiest dinners you can put on the dinner table for your family!


  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced or chopped
  • 1/2 tsp-1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • Pork Tenderloin


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Put the pork tenderloin in a big ziplock bag and pour the marinade mixture in.
  3. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least a few hours, but it's the tastiest and most flavorful when the pork has been soaking up all the juices for a day or two.
  4. When you're ready to eat it, take the pork out and grill or broil until it reaches about 150-155 degrees or has a light pink center (medium). It will take about 15 minutes.
  5. Serve with a starch and a vegetable. (Ideas: Rice + broccoli or cute little roasted potatoes + asparagus)

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