Jerk Pork Tenderloin


Jerk Pork Tenderloin

Jerk Pork Tenderloin
15 Min

Jamaican jerk seasoning is your tasty passport to flavor when it comes to grilling this delicious Jerk Pork Tenderloin. The zesty spices and refreshing mango make for a novel grilled pork main dish.

What You'll Need

  • 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon jerk seasoning

What to Do

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine mangoes, onion, brown sugar, parsley, ground red pepper, and salt; mix well and set aside.
  3. Evenly season pork with jerk seasoning. Place on grill and cook 15 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F., turning halfway through cooking.
  4. Slice pork, top with mango salsa, and serve immediately.


If you love the taste and smell of charcoal grilling, there's a great grilling tool on the market that heats your coals quickly and keeps them hotter longer. To learn more about chimney starters, click here.


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you can use a large coffee (or similar) can as a chimney starter, take of top and bottom and using a "church key" punch holes all around the "bottom", about 4 half sheets of newspaper in the bottom, add charcoal on top, light the paper... when coals are hot use pliers or tongs to pull off the can, now you have hot coals on the grate...

Thanks for that info. We have just about burned through a store bought one and were planning to replace it soon. I am guessing that a "church key" is like the sharp end of a bottle opener?

Thanks to Elegant Poodles for providing a recipe to make Jerk Seasoning. I prefer making my own. Like Emerils "Bam". I use it all the time. This recipe looks great, I'll be trying it soon.

If you can't find jerk seasoning in your store; go to and type in the word, jerk seasoning and you can make your own from scratch. Rhonda

Thanks EP for the link to for the recipe to make your own "jerk seasoning".

Jerk seasoning is a Jamaican blend of spices, and can usually be found in any grocery store spice aisle. McCormicks actually makes a great sweet/spicy dry jerk seasoning. Some stores also carry a liquid jerk seasoning that is also quite delicious, but very different in flavor than the dry/rub seasoning.

What is "jerk" seasoning? Please let me know. Bye, Mar

what is jerk seasoning?

What is "Jerk" seasoning? Where do I get it or can I make it??

Cooking time? How can a 1 1/2 pound loin cook on the grill in 15 minutes when it would take up to 45 minutes in a 325 dgree oven? Is the cooking time correct?


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