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Grilled BBQ Pork Tenderloin
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Marinating Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 25 mins
Pork tenderloin is quick and easy to cook, and in this quick and easy recipe the BBQ flavor starts as a marinade, but then turns into a sauce that you can mop up at the end. Turn this grilled pork tenderloin into a formal dinner, or slice it up and make a quick BBQ pork sandwich for a more casual meal.
Course: Entrées, Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork, Sandwiches
Servings: 3
Calories: 533 kcal
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1- to 1½-pound pork tenderloins
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  1. Whisk together the ketchup, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, thyme and black pepper in a bowl. Place the pork tenderloin in a zipper sealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the pork and massage the marinade into the meat. Marinate the pork in the refrigerator for at least four hours to overnight.
  2. Remove the pork tenderloin from the marinade. Pour the marinade into a saucepan and whisk in the brown sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  3. Heat an outdoor grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill the pork for 15 minutes, rotating a few times during the cooking process. Baste the meat with some of the BBQ sauce and grill for an additional 5 minutes, until the pork reaches the internal temperature of 145°F with an instant read thermometer.
  4. Remove the pork from the grill and tent with foil. Let the pork rest for 10 minutes before carving. Slice the meat into thick slices, slicing on an angle across the grain of the tenderloin. Transfer to serving platter and pour the remaining sauce over top. Serve with rice, potato salad, green salad or any of your favorite grilled side dishes OR make quick BBQ pork sandwiches on Kaiser rolls with coleslaw.
Recipe Notes

For Quick BBQ Pork Sandwiches, don’t baste the pork with the sauce while grilling. After the pork has rested, thinly slice the pork tenderloins. Place the sliced pork in the pan with the BBQ sauce and simmer for a few minutes. Pile the sliced pork on crusty rolls and top with some coleslaw. Serve with lots of napkins!

Nutrition Facts
Grilled BBQ Pork Tenderloin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 533 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 1271mg53%
Potassium 1125mg32%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.