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.
Calories: 533 kcal
apple cider vinegar
fresh thyme leaves
or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
freshly ground black pepper
1- to 1½-pound pork tenderloins
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Grilled BBQ Pork Tenderloin
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.