Pork Tenderloin, Ginger Barbecue Sauce

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

This is a slightly hot barbecue sauce with the heat coming from the dry mustard and ginger. Add more if you like – or had hot sauce for more heat.
There should be enough of the Barbecue Sauce left for another meal – it’s great on chicken!


  • 1 pork tenderloin, about 12oz (360gr)
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Ginger Barbecue Sauce
  • Ginger Barbecue Sauce:
  • 1 cup (8oz (240ml) tomato sauce
  • 2 tbs molasses
  • 2 tbs cider vinegar or other vinegar
  • 12 tsp dry mustard    try 1 tsp, taste after heating, add more if you like
  • 12 tsp ground ginger  try 1 tsp, taste after heating, add more if you like
  • 1 tbs soy sauce


  • Mix paprika and garlic powder.  Rub over pork.
  • Put pork on barbecue or in 400F (200C) oven for 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Turn occasionally to brown on all sides.
  • Baste pork with barbecue sauce 2 – 3 times, starting after 15 minutes.
  • Remove and let rest a few minutes.
  • Slice 1/2″ (1.5cm) thick and serve, drizzling with any remaining barbecue sauce.
  • Ginger Barbecue Sauce:
  • Heat all ingredients in a small saucepan, whisking to combine.
  • Bring to a simmer just long enough to combine all ingredients.


I used all of the BBQ sauce to calculate the nutrition info, There is 204 calories in the recipe, or 102 per serving We normally only eat about half of it.
Pork should be done to an internal temp of 145F (62C) – which means it will be slightly pink in the center.
Remove 2 – 3 tbs barbecue sauce to use for basting rather than dipping the basting brush or spoon into the entire sauce.


Keywords: grilled pork tenderloin, barbecued pork, barbecue sauce

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