Much.Most.Darling.: Recipe // 5 Ingredient Pork Marinade

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Recipe // 5 Ingredient Pork Marinade

This recipe was born late one night when I realized I had an oversupply of pork tenderloin in the refrigerator from a BOGO sale at Albertsons. H was asleep and the Hubs was at work, so I had to come up with a recipe using only what we had in the refrigerator - which wasn't much except for the basics.  What resulted has left my husband requesting this at least once a week, something I am more than happy to oblige to, especially considering the fact that is is the easiest thing to throw together!

While I use tenderloin tips, you can use any cut of pork you prefer, or the marinade is also delicious on steak and chicken as well. The next time we head to Costco, I'm planning on picking up some extra Salmon to test my hypothesis of this being the best 5 ingredient marinade ever - I'm guessing the answer will be yes, but I'll keep you updated.
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (all I had the first time was balsamic vinaigrette and it still tasted just as delicious!)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (optional)
  • Boneless pork tenderloin tips
  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, add the pork tenderloin and combine the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and minced garlic. 
  2. Seal the bag and massage ingredients into the pork chops.
  3. Place in the refrigerator overnight, making sure to flip about halfway through (you don't need to leave it in a full 10+ hours, even 6 is fine, but the longer it marinates, the better it is!). 
  4. Discard the marinade and cook over a stovetop or on the grill over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side (or until pork reaches a safe temperature of 145°).
  5. ENJOY! 

Does this sound like something that would be a hit for dinner at your house?


  1. Delicious! I love recipes which use your basics and create a new meal everyone loves.

  2. Pork and soy sauce were made for each other. I don't serve pork often because I find it makes my head hurt. Weird. But I love a good tenderloin.

    1. Seriously though - SUCH an awesome combo!

  3. Yum! Looks good. Marinades definitely make pork more moist and flavorful! Can't wait to try this. :)

  4. okay, yum! This sounds amazingly delectable! I love all of the sauces you included on their own, so I bet they make a great marinade all together!

    xo, Chelsie @ Life with Rosie

  5. I definitely would try this recipe, thanks for sharing. I have an oversupply of beef steaks for might give this a try.

  6. I've never mad a marinade before, I always season things late. This is an easy one to start with!! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I don't eat meat but I love your marinade. I bet it made the dish moist and delicious...

  8. I love when dishes don't require a lot of ingredients!

  9. Yum! I love pork and we eat it all the time! Will have to try this!

  10. What an easy dish to prepare! I'm not a fan of pork, but my husband enjoys it and I like learning new ways to cook it!

  11. That looks delicious! Easy meals like this are perfect for buys days.


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