As we approach the official start of summer, we have a great easy recipe for you to try on your grill: Blueberry Glazed Pork Tenderloin. I know what you thinking….blueberry glazed pork tenderloin?? Yes, we know it sounds a bit different, but I will tell you this one was fabulous! And unless you saw the blueberries being placed into the saucepan to make the marinade, you would really have no idea the blueberries were the star of this recipe. So if you think your family might run the other way when you are making this for dinner, just come up with your own name before serving. I can tell you that my family loved and no one really asked or cared about how it was prepared…they just enjoyed it.
It is not only full of intense flavor but it is crazy simple. We just created a simple marinade on the stove top using fresh blueberries and a few pantry staples to create some intense flavor, and then let the pork marinate for about 30 mins in the fridge. Just enough time to prep your veggies. So fire up your grill, go get some blueberries, and prepare to wow your taste buds. The easy recipe is below!
Blueberry Glazed Pork Tenderloin
- 1 cup blueberries
- 3 tbs maple syrup (or use brown sugar)
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 3 tbs balsamic vinegar
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- .5 tsp thyme (dried)
- 2 lbs pork tenderloin
- Place all ingredients except pork in small saucepan. Bring to low boil until blueberries have collapsed & sauce starts to thicken, about 10 mins. Let cool slightly. Place pork in shallow baking dish just large enough to hold it. Season with salt & pepper and pour blueberry mix over pork. Marinate in fridge up to 30 mins, if time allows. Preheat grill/broiler to high. Remove pork from marinade & return leftover marinade to saucepan. Grill/broil pork for about 4 to 5 mins per side. Lower heat to medium & cook for about 15 mins (internal temperature of 145 degrees). While pork is cooking, bring blueberry marinade to a BOIL & continue to boil for 5 mins, stirring frequently so it does not stick. Serve pork with extra blueberry sauce on side.
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