Fruity Grilled Pork Tenderloin

This is my favorite summer marinade for pork tenderloin. Use any of your favorite fruit sodas–black cherry, grape, raspberry, etc. Also great served cold on a green salad.

Original recipe makes 2 servings


1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup plum jam
3/4 cup black cherry soda
1 (1 pound) pork tenderloin

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    30 mins


    4 hrs 45 mins


  1. In a small sauce pan, mix together soy sauce, brown sugar, and jam over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Reserve 1/4 cup of sauce for basting the tenderloin while grilling. Combine remaining sauce with soda in a large plastic resealable bag; place meat in bag, and seal. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  3. Lightly oil preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook tenderloin for 15 to 20 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
  4. Remove meat from grill, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into 1/4 inch thick medallions.


Calories: 544 kcal
Carbohydrates: 85.1 g
Cholesterol: 98 mg
Fat: 5.4 g
Fiber: 0.8 g
Protein: 37.3 g
Sodium: 1919 mg