Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make meal that will satisfy your taste buds and impress your guests? Look no further than this BBQ Pork Tenderloin recipe.
The combination of savory pork tenderloin, fresh rosemary, and tangy BBQ sauce creates a mouth-watering dish that is perfect for any occasion. And the best part? It only takes 30 minutes to prepare!
Whether you’re grilling out on a summer day or need an easy weeknight dinner option, this recipe fits the bill. So fire up the grill and get ready to enjoy some of the best BBQ pork tenderloin you’ve ever had.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Fellow cooks, it brings me great pleasure to introduce you to my BBQ Pork Tenderloin Recipe! If you’re a fan of grilled pork, then this is a recipe you cannot afford to miss. Introducing the perfect tenderloin recipe that is guaranteed to seduce your taste buds with an explosion of flavors!
This recipe is a testament to the amazing flavor combinations that come along with smoked pork, grape jelly, garlic onion shallots, and soy sauce. The pork tenderloins are coated in a delicious marinade and then grilled to perfection. The magical flavors come alive when you add the finishing touch – a generous helping of tantalizing barbecue sauce.
What I particularly love about this recipe is how easy it is to prepare. In just 15 minutes, you can have the pork tenderloin prepped and ready to cook. Then, in just 30 minutes on the grill (or in the oven), you will have perfectly cooked grilled pork that is perfectly flavored and juicy.
Not only does the BBQ Pork Tenderloin recipe provide an array of delicious flavors, but it’s also incredibly versatile. This recipe can serve as the perfect centerpiece for large gatherings or a simple weeknight dinner for your family.
If you’re looking for an alternative way to prepare pulled pork, then give this BBQ Pork Tenderloin recipe a try. Not only does it eliminate the lengthy smoking process found in traditional pulled pork recipes, but it also delivers more flavor options.
So what are you waiting for? Give this BBQ Pork Tenderloin Recipe a try and enjoy an impressive plateful of smoky deliciousness!
Get Ready to Cook with Some Flavorful Ingredients!
Before we start cooking, let’s make sure we have all the necessary ingredients. Here are the ingredients you need for this BBQ Pork Tenderloin Recipe:
- Pork Tenderloins: Two 1-1/2 pound pork tenderloins or just one that is 3 pounds in weight.
- Olive Oil: 2 tablespoons of olive oil will help avoid the meat sticking to the grill.
- Garlic Cloves: This recipe requires three garlic cloves to add savory flavor.
- Shallot: A small shallot is enough to add a touch of sweetness and balance out the dish’s flavor.
- Fresh Rosemary: Two fresh rosemary sprigs are perfect for adding a delicious fragrance.
- Pepper: Add freshly-ground pepper to taste.
- Salt Pepper: Both salt and pepper should be applied to the meat to enhance its flavor.
- BBQ Sauce: Let’s not forget the BBQ sauce! One cup of your favorite BBQ sauce will give your pork tenderloin that classic tangy and smoky flavor.
To summarize, you will need some easy-to-find ingredients that are sure to bring out the best flavors in your dish. Grab these ingredients, and let’s head over to the kitchen!
The Recipe How-To
Now, let us get into the meat of the matter. To create BBQ Pork Tenderloin, you need to prepare the following ingredients:
- 2 Pork Tenderloins
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1 Shallot, finely chopped
- 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 sprig Fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
- BBQ Sauce
Here is how to make juicy and flavorful grilled pork tenderloin that will impress your family and friends.
Step 1: Preheat Grill to High Heat
Before grilling any meat, you should preheat your grill. Start by cleansing the grill grates thoroughly using a wire brush or any cleaning tool available in hand. Next, soak a paper towel with olive oil and use tongs to rub over the grates to prevent sticking. Preheat your grill on high heat so that it seals the meat immediately when it hits the grill.
Step 2: Seasoning Pork Tenderloins
While waiting for the grill temperature to rise, season your pork tenderloins. Use your hands to pat pork down until dry. Apply salt and pepper generously all over pork and rub each side well. Then combine shallot, garlic cloves, fresh rosemary in a small dish.
Step 3: Put Meat on Grill
Once the grill has reached optimal temperature levels, get ready to cook meat on it. Make sure you are using tongs and not using forks which will puncture holes in the tenderloin causing them to lose valuable juice and tenderness. Place pork tenderloins onto preheated grill at medium high heat initially. Close lid and cook for 6-7 minutes per side without disturbing but turning occasionally (until internal temperature reaches at least 140ºF (60ºC) but do not exceed more than that).
Step 4: The Perfect BBQ Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Time for the BBQ Grilled Pork magic sauce. While pork is cooking on one side or while resting after hitting desired internal temperature during cooking time, spread barbecue sauce over plump pork tenderloins.Kitchen secret tip… Wait for two minutes before flipping sides so that the condiment can caramelize for added flavor. Keep turning occasionally until internal temperature reaches at least an additional five degrees (145ºF perfectly cooked degree) of doneness.)
Step 5: Checking Internal Temperature
To check if grilled bbq pork is cooked inside correctly, insert an instant-read thermometer into its thickest part that reads at least 145ºF (63ºC). Once read politely remove from heat and allow rest time before slicing against the grain.
There you have it – a tantalizing and quick BBQ Pork Tenderloin recipe that will make your guests ask for their refill plates!
Substitutions and Variations
Any great recipe should allow for variation and adjustments to make it your own. Here are a few ideas to switch things up with this BBQ pork tenderloin recipe:
– Marinades: Rather than the honey garlic marinade, try another type of marinade that you love. Teriyaki, soy sauce, or barbecue sauce would all be delicious choices.
– Spices: If you like a bit more heat, add some cayenne pepper or chili powder to the dry rub. Additionally, experimenting with different herbs, such as thyme or oregano, can add unique flavors.
– Cooking Method: This recipe is focused on grilling the pork tenderloin, but if you don’t have a grill, oven baking or slow cooking in a crockpot are also great options. It’s important to note that different cooking methods will alter the texture and flavor of the meat slightly.
– Sauces: Don’t be afraid to switch up the barbecue sauce you use by trying different brands or making your own. Grape jelly and sriracha sauce make a unique alternative sauce that pairs well with grilled pork.
Remember, cooking is all about experimentation and finding what works best for your taste preferences. Don’t be afraid to get creative and try new things with this BBQ pork tenderloin recipe.
Serving and Pairing
Now that you have a juicy and perfectly cooked BBQ pork tenderloin ready, it’s time to decide how you want to serve and enjoy this mouth-watering dish. There are plenty of delicious ways to get creative with the serving of the pork tenderloin.
One of my favorite ways to serve BBQ pork tenderloin is by slicing it up into thick medallions and arranging them on a platter. You can garnish the platter with some fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme, or even some sliced shallots for an added depth of flavor. The sliced pork tenderloin is perfect for family-style meals; guests can take as much or as little as they want from the platter.
Alternatively, you can also serve BBQ pork tenderloin in a sandwich or slider format. The tender meat easily pulls apart, making it perfect for pulled pork sandwiches. Tossing the sliced meat in some additional barbecue sauce will give the sandwiches that extra kick of flavor. Slider buns work well too – top them off with some coleslaw or pickles for a refreshing touch.
There are lots of side dishes that would be great with BBQ pork tenderloin, like grilled veggies or corn on the cob. You can even make a big green salad with your favorite fixings like tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado.
When it comes to pairing wine with this dish, you should go for light-bodied red wines such as Pinot Noir or Syrah. If you prefer beer, try sticking to something light and crisp like Pilsner or IPA.
No matter how you choose to serve it, expect nothing but a mouthful of scrumptious flavors from this recipe.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
When it comes to cooking, one key to success is planning ahead. And that’s never truer than when making a delicious BBQ Pork Tenderloin recipe. Luckily, this recipe lends itself well to make-ahead options and can be stored and reheated for future meals.
To make this dish ahead of time, try cooking the pork tenderloins up to 24 hours before you plan to serve them. Once they’re cooked, allow them to cool slightly and then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
When it’s time to reheat your pre-cooked pork tenderloin, there are a couple of options. One is to place the wrapped pork in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. You can also heat your slices on a skillet over medium heat with a bit of olive oil or butter added until they’re warmed through.
If you’ve got leftovers after serving, worry not! These can be saved for future meals as well. You can store leftover pork tenderloin in the fridge for up to four days in an airtight container. When reheating, use one of the methods above.
Another option is freezing any leftover pork tenderloin. Cut the meat into slices or cubes and store them in freezer bags or containers that are designed for freezing food. Cooked meat can be stored safely for up to six months in the freezer.
Thaw frozen pork tenderloin in the refrigerator overnight before reheating using one of the methods discussed above.
By planning ahead and taking advantage of make-ahead options, storing, and reheating recommendations, you’ll always have a delicious BBQ Pork Tenderloin at your fingertips – which means less stress in the kitchen and more time enjoying good food with family and friends!
Tips for Perfect Results
To get the perfect grilled BBQ pork tenderloin, here are some tips that you can follow to avoid any pitfalls in your cooking journey.
First off, always remember to tenderize the pork tenderloin properly. If you use a whole pork loin or cut meat, it may not cook evenly and result in tough and chewy meat. Use a meat mallet, kitchen gadget or a simple fork to create tiny punctures on the surface of the meat. It allows for the seasoning and marinade to penetrate thoroughly.
Another trick involves seasoning the meat before grilling it, rather than just relying on seasoning in the marinade or sauce. Applying salt and pepper to the meat before marinating will ensure that the flavors are fully absorbed by the tenderloin.
You should also invest in a good quality instant-read thermometer because it plays an essential role when cooking. A thermometer with an accurate temperature reading eliminates guesswork from cooking time ensures that the pork is safe to consume while providing a precise level of doneness. Remember that pork is safe to eat when it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F upon testing with a thermometer.
Additionally, resist turning your tenderloins more than needed on the grill. When you keep flipping them over again and again, they can release juices rendering them dry and less flavorful. Turning occasionally as needed delivery consistent results while ensuring even cooking.
Lastly, prep your grill beforehand according to the recipe’s instructions, be it high heat or medium heat. Preheat for at least 15 minutes before placing your pork tenderloin to achieve those coveted grill marks while promoting tenderness and juiciness.
By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to perfecting your grilled BBQ pork tenderloin recipe every time.
As you prepare to make this mouth-watering BBQ Pork Tenderloin Recipe, it is quite normal to have questions or concerns about the process. In this section, we have compiled a list of common questions that people ask in regards to this recipe. These FAQs aim to provide insights on some of the issues that could arise while preparing the dish and offer tips on how to ensure your end product is flavorsome and delicious.
How long does it take to grill a pork tenderloin?
While some cuts of pork require a lengthy cooking process to achieve maximum tenderness, pork tenderloin is not one of them. Unlike those tougher cuts, pork tenderloin will not become more tender with extended cooking time. To prepare pork tenderloin, simply grill it for 12 to 15 minutes over medium heat on a gas or charcoal grill, typically around 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
How do you keep pork tenderloin from drying out on the grill?
Marinades are an awesome hack to infuse lean cuts of meat, such as pork tenderloin, with loads of flavor and succulence. The science behind marinades is simple yet effective: by seeping into the meat fibers, marinades break down tough muscle fiber and connective tissue, making the meat more tender and juicy. It’s no wonder that many chefs swear by marinades to elevate and bring meat to the next level of deliciousness.
Can you use pork tenderloin for pulled pork?
When it comes to preparing pulled pork, there are a variety of cuts of meat that can be used. Two common options are pork shoulder and pork butt, but it’s worth considering a leaner cut of meat such as pork tenderloin. In fact, the recipe we’ll be exploring today features pork tenderloin as the star ingredient. So let’s dive in and get cooking!
Should I wrap pork tenderloin in foil when grilling?
Cooking pork tenderloin and potatoes wrapped in foil at medium heat for roughly 30 minutes creates a succulent and tasty meal that requires minimal cleanup but is sure to please the entire family.
In conclusion, this BBQ pork tenderloin recipe is the perfect dish for any barbecue or gathering. The combination of fresh rosemary, garlic cloves, and shallot add a depth of flavor while the BBQ sauce ties it all together for a spicy-sweet finish. Plus, with the convenience of making it on a grill or slow cooker, it’s easy to prepare and serves up to 6 people.
Whether you’re looking for a quick meal or want to impress your guests with a delicious entree at your next party, this tenderloin recipe is sure to please. So don’t hesitate to try out different variations and substitutions to make it your own unique dish!
Remember to follow these tips for perfect results- use a meat thermometer to check for doneness, marinate your pork if you have time, and let the meat rest before slicing it. And most importantly, enjoy every bite of this juicy and flavorful BBQ pork tenderloin!
BBQ Pork Tenderloin Recipe
- 1/2 cup frozen apple juice concentrate
- 2 tablespoons honey mustard
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin, fat trimmed
- Combine all the ingredients (except pork), whisk well.
- Pour over the loin in a zip lock plastic bag or glass bowl.
- Marinade in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- Remove loin from marinade, save marinade.
- Cook 6 inches from high heat source for about 15 minutes turning frequently and basting with the marinade The outside should be nicely browned and the inside just a slight pink color Rest for 5 minutes and slice into 1/2-inch slices.
- Heat any remaining marinade and serve over the pork.
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