Grilled Pork Tenderloin Tacos

Prep Time: 11 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
These tacos use pork tenderloin, marinated in a spicy sauce then grilled on the BBQ and topped with toppings of your choice. This is a quick dinner idea that everyone loves. Try this same recipe with grilled boneless chicken breasts, too!
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  • 1/2 cup chili sauce (I used Heinz™ chili sauce with chunky sweet peppers)
  • 3 Tbsp molasses
  • 2 Tbsp chipotle Tabasco sauce
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 lb pork tenderloins
  • 10-12 soft tortillas or hard shells


  • grated cheddar cheese
  • iceburg lettuce, chopped
  • avocado, diced
  • tomatoes, diced
  • onion, diced
  • red pepper, diced
  • jalapeno, diced
  • salsa
  • sour cream


  • Combine the chili sauce, molasses, Tabasco sauce and chili powder in a small bowl.
  • Prepare the pork tenderloins by removing the silverskin and then butterfly them, by cutting down the centre almost, but not all the way through.
  • Lay the tenderloins flat in a large, shallow dish. Spread half the marinade over the top then turn the tenderloins over and brush the other side. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4-6 hours.
  • When ready to cook, heat grill or bbq. Grill pork until it reaches 150° Remove from grill and let rest 5-10 minutes while you prepare the toppings and heat your taco shells or tortillas (I like to throw the tortillas on the bbq grill for a minute on each side).
  • Slice pork into thin slices and place in a bowl alongside your toppings. Enjoy!


Be sure to scroll up to read the Ingredient Notes and Cook's Notes, for more helpful tips, substitution suggestions and suggested variations and/or serving suggestions for this recipe.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1160mg | Potassium: 1429mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1420IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 6.4mg