Honey & Spice Grilled Pork Loin Recipe

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Grilling season is a great time of year because it makes my husband love to cook! Plus, fewer dishes and mess in the kitchen is a bonus. This grilled pork loin recipe is one of our favorites to make and an easy alternative to the typical burgers on the grill.

Pork loin is a relatively inexpensive cut of meat and usually not my favorite since it can be quite tasteless. I discovered this recipe because pork loin was the only meat I had on hand and barbecue sounded good. I had no idea how it would turn out, but I was shocked at how good it was!

How to Make Pork Loin for the Grill

I usually cook pork loin in the oven (like this lemon parsley pork tenderloin), often with apples or balsamic vinegar (similar to this pork chops with apples recipe). The grill gives the meat that great smoky flavor and really locks in the juices.

This recipe does not require any marinating so it’s an easy last minute meal, too. Combine honey, butter, and a whole lot of spices to make a rub to season the pork. It may take a little time and patience to wait for it to cook, but it’s so worth it in the end!

We make this recipe all the time now, especially for company. It’s great served with fresh green salad, sweet potatoes, and grilled seasonal veggies (you can never have too many veggies!).

If cooking for a smaller family, this recipe would create leftovers to put on stir-fry or fried rice and cover another meal. (Batch cooking… it’s the best!)

Not summer? Cook it in the oven at about 300°F for several hours, and broil for a few minutes at the end for a crispy sear.

Other Healthy Recipes for the Grill

Grilling doesn’t always have to be a meat-heavy meal. Try these other great grilling recipes with lots of fresh ingredients, like:

Let me know which ones you try, and please share your favorite grilling recipes in the comments!

Grilled pork tenderloin

Grilled Pork Loin Recipe

Smoked pork loin on an outside grill for a simple and delicious meal idea.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Calories 292kcal
Author Katie Wells


12 servings



  • Rub the butter or oil on the pork loin, coating well.
  • Rub the honey evenly over the pork loin.
  • In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, herbs, and spices.
  • Sprinkle the spice mix evenly over all sides of the pork loin and pat well.
  • Grill over indirect heat for 60-90 minutes to an internal temperature of 155-160°F.


Nutrition Facts
Grilled Pork Loin Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 .5 oz)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 124
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.8g21%
Saturated Fat 5.1g32%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 643mg28%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 4.3g5%
Protein 35.2g70%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


I used a charcoal grill for this. If you have a gas grill, make sure you put your pork loin off to the side and cook slowly over low heat. 

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


8 responses to “Honey & Spice Grilled Pork Loin Recipe”

  1. Nate Avatar

    4 stars
    Just for grins, could you think about fixing the caption on the photo? Some people are confused enough about grilling pork, and it doesn’t help to add to it by mixing the terms “loin” with “tenderloin”. Other than that, love the simple spice rub.

  2. Margaret Avatar

    Is this recipe for pork loin or pork tenderloin? Does it matter? Thanks

  3. Jane Avatar


    I sure would like to see more instant pot recipes from you or even an addend on recipes such as this that tell how long to cook it in an instant pot. Thanks.

  4. Sylvia Avatar

    Hi Katie,

    I thought you follow the WAPF guidelines? They say that fresh pork should always be marinated in an acidic medium, usually vinegar, prior to cooking, because consuming unmarinated cooked pork, pastured or not, produces blood coagulation and clotting.

  5. Lorri Miller Avatar
    Lorri Miller

    I’m going to start sounding like a broken record because every one of your recipes makes me say the same thing; this looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it! We do have a gas grill and it has three burners. When I put it off to one side, I assume that the burner on that side should be off; is that correct?

    Thanks for all that you do!!

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      Yep.. the main idea is low indirect heat for a long time, so the
      outside doesn’t burn before the inside cooks. I’d also keep an eye on
      it with a meat thermometer to see how your grill does.

        1. Wellness Mama Avatar
          Wellness Mama

          Same idea… lower temp (around 300 ish) for several hours until
          cooked through and could even broil with the marinade at the end for
          a crisp outside.

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