Sliced Greek pork tenderloin with sauce drizzled on top.
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Marinated Greek Pork Tenderloin

Greek Pork Tenderloin marinated with the Mediterranean flavors of olive oil, lemon, oregano, and loads of garlic, then topped with a finishing sauce after it’s grilled. This dish is phenomenally delicious. Recipe can be doubled. If roasting in oven, use a large cast iron or ovenproof skillet to hold 2 tenderloins.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Marinated Pork, Pork, Pork Tenderloin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound pork tenderloin

Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Instructions

Marinate:

  • Combine marinade ingredients in a 2 cup measure and whisk until combined. I use a fork to whisk it together.
  • Place tenderloin in a zip top bag. Pour 1/2 of marinade over pork. The remaining marinade will be our finishing sauce.
  • Remove all the air in the bag and close. Swish it around so the marinade covers the tenderloin. Marinade for at least 1 hour, 2 - 3 hours is better, and 4 hours is perfect. Don’t let it go for more than overnight or it will start to get mushy.
  • Remove tenderloin from the fridge and let sit at room temperature while grill is heating.

Grill:

  • Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  • Remove tenderloin from bag allowing excess marinade to drip off. Discard marinade.
  • Grill over direct heat for 15 - 20 minutes, covered, turning once halfway through. The temp should be at least 137 degrees and not more than 140 degrees. It will continue to cook as it rests and a slight pink interior is desired.
  • Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Spoon any sauce from pan over pork. Serve.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes on a cutting board. Slice and drizzle with reserved marinade. Enjoy.

To cook in the oven:

  • When ready to roast, set one oven rack on top position of oven and one rack on the bottom (lowest) position of oven.
  • Preheat oven 425 degrees.
  • Use a large cast iron skillet or other ovenproof skillet. Place tenderloin in skillet.
  • Roast on bottom rack for 10 minutes. Remove skillet from oven and flip over tenderloin.
  • Place skillet back onto bottom rack for another 10 minutes. Remove skillet from oven and check the temperature by placing a meat thermometer into thickest part of loin. It should read 137* - 140 degrees. If not, place back in the oven for a few minutes.
  • Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Spoon any sauce from pan over pork. Serve.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes on a cutting board. Slice and drizzle with reserved marinade. Enjoy.