Pork tenderloin is easy to cook on the BBQ. Simple marinade or a spice/herb rub is enough to create a quick and delicious barbecued dish, perhaps paired with some great barbecue potatoes. Here's our version of fast and tasty barbecue pork tenderloin recipes.
Suitable for 1 to 1.5 pounds of tenderloin.
Lightly rub olive oil over the pork tenderloin, then sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, to taste.
Combine 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp freshly chopped garlic, 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind, plus sea salt and pepper to taste. In a big ziplock bag, combine the mixture and the pork tenderloin and turn to make sure it's evenly coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Combine 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp freshly chopped garlic, 1/2 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary, 1/2 tsp fresh chopped thyme, 1/2 tsp onion powder, just a pinch of dry mustard, plus sea salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the pork, turn to coat, and marinate in the refrigerator.
Combine 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp garlic, 1/2 cup of real maple syrup, and 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard. Combine all ingredients, then place in a ziplock bag with the pork. Turn to coat. Marinate for several hours or overnight, refrigerated.
Combine 1/4 cup of liquid honey, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 2 tsp ground ginger, 2 tbsp fresh chopped garlic, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, plus salt to taste. Reserve a couple of tablespoons of marinade. Combine the remaining marinade with the pork, turn to coat the pork, and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. When grilling this pork, you can use the reserved marinade to baste the pork and create a nice glaze.
Pork tenderloin is very lean and cooks quickly, so watch it carefully so that it doesn't get dry and overdone. There should be just a hint of pink in the middle when it's ready (if you're using a meat thermometer, cook to 160 degrees F). There are so many easy ways to prepare barbecue pork tenderloin, and it cooks so fast. It's ideal for those days you don't have a lot of time to prepare dinner. Look for more BBQ pork recipes if you're in the mood for another type of pork.