BBQ Pork Tenderloin

BBQ Pork Tenderloin Recipe – pork tenderloin seasoned with a homemade BBQ rub and grilled. Brown sugar, salt, dry mustard, pepper, oregano, thyme, olive oil, and pork tenderloin. All of the ingredients are gluten-free. This pork tasted SO good! It is great on its own or sliced on a bun with BBQ sauce!

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Easy Homemade BBQ Rub

This BBQ Pork Tenderloin is super delicious! Some of the best we’ve made. This recipe is simple and requires very little prep work. It starts with homemade BBQ seasoning. I am sure you have all the ingredients in your spice pantry right now. Trim the pork tenderloin and coat it in the spice blend. Let the pork sit while you prep the grill and then get cooking.

How to Make BBQ Pork Tenderloin

As I said, this is a very simple recipe. Combine brown sugar, salt, dry mustard, pepper, oregano, and thyme. Trim the tenderloins. Coat the pork in olive oil and rub it with the spice mixture. Let the pork hang out for as long as you can and then grill until it reaches an internal temperature of 145ªF.

  • When cooking pork tenderloin, it is important to remove the silver skin on the side of each pork tenderloin. The silver skin is a silvery-white sheen membrane on the pork tenderloins. It is a thick connective tissue and it doesn’t break down when the pork is cooked. I use a knife and carefully cut it off. If you don’t remove the silver skin, you will have a tough uneatable area on each tenderloin.
  • Is BBQ Pork Tenderloin gluten-free? Yes, all of the ingredients in the recipe are gluten-free.
  • You can use the BBQ Rub on any cut of pork – pork chops, pork loin, pork shoulder.
  • Can Pork be pink? Yes! It is perfectly SAFE to eat pink pork. Pork needs to have a minimum internal temperature of 145ºF. We like to cook it on the higher end of medium-rare and let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. It only takes about 15 minutes to reach 145ºF, depending on how big your pork tenderloins are.
  • To cook the pork inside, pan sear the pork for 2 minutes on all sides. Place the pork on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 400ºF for 10 to 12 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Pull the pork out of the oven at 145ºF and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
sliced pork on a cutting board

What to Serve with Pork Tenderloin

We thought this was great! The recipe is for two pork tenderloins. We made both and ate leftovers during the week. We served the pork with the Ritz Carlton Potato Salad I shared earlier this month. Perfect! This would be great for Father’s Day or a Summer BBQ get-together.

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sliced pork on a cutting board

BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 26 mins
BBQ Pork Tenderloin Recipe – pork tenderloin seasoned with a homemade BBQ rub and grilled. Brown sugar, salt, dry mustard, pepper, oregano, thyme, olive oil, and pork tenderloin. All of the ingredients are gluten-free. This pork tasted SO good! It is great on its own or sliced on a bun with BBQ sauce!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp dry mustard
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions:

  • Stir together brown sugar, salt, dry mustard, pepper, oregano and thyme. Set aside.
  • Remove silver skin from pork. Pat dry, rub with olive oil and coat in spice mixture. Let pork stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Grill pork, 8-10 minutes per side, until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF. Remove pork from grill and let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Notes:

  • When cooking pork tenderloin, it is important to remove the silver skin on the side of each pork tenderloin. The silver skin is a silvery-white sheen membrane on the pork tenderloins. It is a thick connective tissue and it doesn’t break down when the pork is cooked. I use a knife and carefully cut it off. If you don’t remove the silver skin, you will have a tough uneatable area on each tenderloin.
  • Is BBQ Pork Tenderloin gluten-free? Yes, all of the ingredients in the recipe are gluten-free.
  • You can use the BBQ Rub on any cut of pork – pork chops, pork loin, pork shoulder.
  • Can Pork be pink? Yes! It is perfectly SAFE to eat pink pork. Pork needs to have a minimum internal temperature of 145ºF. We like to cook it on the higher end of medium-rare and let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. It only takes about 15 minutes to reach 145ºF, depending on how big your pork tenderloins are.
  • To cook the pork inside, pan sear the pork for 2 minutes on all sides. Place the pork on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 400ºF for 10 to 12 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Pull the pork out of the oven at 145ºF and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

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Comments

  1. The key to any pork recipe is to forget the cooking time or cooking temp. When internal temp reaches 130 degrees pull it off. Let rest 5 min. You will never have dry pork again!! I loved this recipe and it made great pork tenderloin sandwiches with a wholegrain mustard sauce.

  2. I cook mine in the oven all the time. I brown it first in a hot frying pan then bake for about 20 mins in a 375 degree oven.

  3. Can it be cooked in the oven? (I detest doing the BBQ outside. I know, there is something un-Amerabout that, but I suppose I could always con hubby into the outside BBQ duty if worse came to worse! ha ha ha)

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