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
- In a large resealable plastic bag, add the pork tenderloin and combine the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and minced garlic.
- Seal the bag and massage ingredients into the pork chops.
- 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!).
- 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°).
Does this sound like something that would be a hit for dinner at your house?