Lemon-Thyme Infused Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Melted butter mixed with thyme and lemon makes for super-juicy and tender pork. The trick is in injecting the mixture into the tenderloin. Recipe provided by Judy Armstrong, first runner-up of King of the Grill recipe contest.
  • Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 28 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Calories 177
  • Calories 177
  • Total Fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 81 mg
  • Sodium 920 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 1 g
  • Protein 22 g
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  • 1 pound
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons thyme leaves, fresh
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in lemon zest, thyme, garlic, cayenne, paprika and salt. Pour the lemon-thyme mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. Fill a meat injector with half the mixture and inject it into the center of the tenderloin in four different areas.
  2. Place tenderloin on grill. Cook 10 minutes, brushing frequently with remaining lemon-thyme mixture. Turn tenderloin, brush with lemon-thyme mixture and continue grilling an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until done (internal temp 155°F).
  3. Let tenderloin set 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
  4. Garnish tenderloin with fresh thyme sprigs and lemon slices.
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