BBQ Pork Tenderloin
Spring is here and it’s time to start grilling again. We’ve actually been grilling on and off all winter since it’s so warm here in Florida. We love doing grilled wings on the weekends.
They make the perfect food for watching the game or Sunday afternoon movies. This past Sunday though I wanted to make something a little different, so I decided to grill up a couple of pork tenderloins.
I usually keep my BBQ sauce on ribs, but I thought why not enjoy all those delicious BBQ seasonings on some lean pork tenderloin instead of fatty ribs. So I seasoned my pork loin similarly to the way I do ribs, and then smothered it in my favorite BBQ sauce.
First I used a dry rub with lots of smoky paprika and smoky cumin with a few other spices. Here I have 2 pork tenderloins, but the recipe I wrote for 1 pork tenderloin. I always make way too much food, we love leftovers!
Then I just place it on the hot grill.
And turn it just once.
Then smother it in BBQ sauce.
This recipe can also be done in your oven instead of the grill. Just place the pork tenderloin on a roasting or cooking rack over a sheet pan in your oven.
I served this pork tenderloin with kale and baked sweet potatoes. It made a beautiful Sunday dinner.
Yield: Serves 8
BBQ Pork Tenderloin
1 pork tenderloins (about 2 pounds)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
Heat grill to 375° - 400°. Pat pork tenderloin dry. Combine all dry spices and and sprinkle and rub over pork tenderloin. Spray pork tenderloin with non-stick cooking spray and place on hot grill.
Grill tenderloin, turning once during the cooking process. When pork tenderloin is almost done, bast with BBQ sauce. Cook until internal temperature has reached 145°, and the outside of the tenderloin has good grill marks.
Let pork tenderloin rest for 5 - 10 minutes before slicing to serve.