Simple BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Usually we start with something simple and build it into something a little more complex…but in this case, we deconstructed the idea from our Spicy Peach Pork BBQ and turned it into a quicker meal! Instead of creating additional complexity to the BBQ sauce like we did in the peachy recipe, we used some store-bought BBQ sauce as a marinade and then grilled our meat. This gave a hint of sweetness to augment the natural notes of the pork, and the tenderloin came off the grill with a glorious moisture to it as well.

We served our pork over a sautéed medley of spaghetti squash, onions, peas, and sun-dried tomatoes. However, we think this would also pair very well with any of our Sneaky Mashed Potatoes recipes and/or a Grilled Veggie Pillow of your own design!

Time: 25 Minutes (+1-2 hours of marination time)


  • Pork Tenderloin. We used 2.
  • Your Favourite BBQ Sauce
  • Optional: Any seasonings you like. Black Pepper and Garlic Powder are our go-to options.


  • Remove your pork from the packaging, and rinse and pat it dry. Then, place it in a gallon sized zip top bag.
  • Add in your favourite BBQ sauce, and zip the bag up. Mix the sauce and pork together by hand by massaging the bag. Then, allow to sit for an hour or two in the fridge (longer is okay).
  • Heat your grill to medium-low, and when it’s place your pork on the grates. Cook for about 7 minutes until you’ve got some good charring, and then rotate and do it again. Usually, there are 3 good flat grilling sides for a pork tenderloin, so you’ll wind up grilling each side for about 7 minutes.
  • When your meat reaches a minimum internal cooked temperature of 145 degrees F (medium), your meat is okay to come off the grill. We cooked ours to 155, and it was still very juicy.
  • When your meat is off the grill, let sit for 3-5 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice, plate, devour, and enjoy!

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