BBQ Pork Tenderloin

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This simple BBQ Pork Tenderloin is a great summer dinner idea recipe! Tender pork is seasoned with a dry BBQ rub. Serve alongside your favorite grilling side dishes with BBQ sauce. Gluten free lean and healthy meat.
BBQ Pork Tenderloin being sliced on a cutting board

A quick and easy BBQ Pork Tenderloin makes a perfect summer dinner idea! Simple ingredients on a lean meat with lots of flavor.

BBQ Pork Tenderloin being sliced on a cutting board

Why You Will Love This Recipe

This BBQ Pork Tenderloin is a delicious lean meat recipe that is perfect for summer!

Grilled or baked in the oven, full of barbecue flavors for a fast and easy dinner idea.

Ingredients

These are the ingredients you need to make this BBQ Pork Tenderloin:

  • Pork Tenderloins
  • BBQ Rub
  • Vegetable Oil
  • BBQ Sauce (optional)

BBQ Rub – I love my classic BBQ rub recipe, which is perfect for this recipe. You can use any rub that you prefer.

BBQ Sauce – Our simple and classic homemade BBQ sauce is perfect for this recipe, but you can use any sauce you like.

Slices of BBQ Pork Tenderloin on a white plate with some sauce

Equipment

This is the equipment you need to make the recipe:

  • Tongs
  • Basting Brush
  • Grill or Oven, or stove with grill pan

Instruction Overview

Preheat your grill.

Brush the oil over all sides of the pork.

Add the dry rub and rub into all sides of pork.

The meat on a white plate with the rub being applied

Sear the pork on high heat for 90 seconds.

Flip and sear the second side for another 90 seconds.

Reduce heat to low (or move to a low-heat area) and continue cooking the pork until it reaches 145F internally, about 15 minutes.

Remove from the grill and let rest 5-10 minutes.

Slice and serve warm.

The tenderloin being grilled

Modifications and Substitutions

This BBQ pork can easily be made in the oven as well. See full instructions in the recipe card below.

Using a grill pan on a stove also works well!

Kim’s Tips

BBQ sauce is not necessary but great for the sauce lovers!

This recipe can be stretched to 8 servings depending on how much you want to serve each person.

FAQs

What is the best way to BBQ a pork tenderloin?

Grilling the pork will give you extra flavor from the color it produces on the heat.

Do you BBQ pork tenderloin direct or indirect?

After searing on a direct, hot heat, it is best to finish cooking over a low, indirect heat.

How do you keep pork tenderloin from drying out on the grill?

Cooking over a low heat will help keep the meat moist.

Should I sear my pork tenderloin before grilling?

The initial sear is recommended because the color on the meat created will give you extra flavor.

A BBQ Pork Tenderloin partially sliced up on a cutting board
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BBQ Pork Tenderloin being sliced on a cutting board

BBQ Pork Tenderloin

This simple BBQ Pork Tenderloin is a great summer dinner idea recipe! Tender pork is seasoned with a dry BBQ rub. Serve alongside your favorite grilling side dishes with BBQ sauce. Gluten free lean and healthy meat.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, BBQ, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Pork, Summer
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 744kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill to high.
  • Brush the oil over all sides of both tenderloins.
    2 pork tenderloins, 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Rub the dry rub into each tenderloin, covering all sides.
    ¼ cup BBQ rub
  • Place the pork on the grill and cook for 90 seconds.
  • Flip the pork and sear another 90 seconds.
  • If desired, baste the pork with the BBQ sauce at this time.
    ⅓ cup BBQ Sauce
  • Reduce the heat to low (or move to a low-heat side of the grill) and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 145°F, or to your desired doneness. (Approximately 15 minutes).
  • Remove the pork from the grill and let rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Slice the pork and serve.

Baking Instructions

  • If making in the oven, preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Brush the oil on the pork, followed by the rub as outlined above.
  • Bake on a baking sheet or in a dish until internal temperature reaches 145°F, approximately 35-40 minutes.
  • Baste the pork the final 15 minutes with the BBQ sauce if desired.
  • Let rest 5-10 minutes and serve warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 744kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 126g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 393mg | Sodium: 1421mg | Potassium: 2484mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1475IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 7mg

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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