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Pork Tenderloin

Yields1 ServingPrep Time1 hrCook Time15 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

There is not much easier than this grilled or smoked pork tenderloin.  Really.  It is minimum prep, great for formal or informal dinners, it's quick to cook, and as tender and good as can be. Costco has amazing deals on huge tenderloins, and you can find them in most grocery stores. I like to serve these with some kind of flavorful sauce, and with pork, anything goes, from bbq to chimichurri to some kind of cherry or blackberry sauce.

 1 Pork Tenderloin (I use the 2-pack from Costco, 2 pounds each, Choice)
 1 cup BBQ Rub. Choose your favorite or go with my Arkibu Rub .

Coat the pork tenderloin with a lot of the rub. Put it in a ziplock bag for 2 to 24 hours.


Heat up a grill or a cast iron skillet (I used my gas grill). Sear the pork about 5 minutes on each side to get some nice char on it.


I cooked the pork at about 400 degrees of indirect heat. I used my awesome Big Green Egg, but you could use an oven as well. Pecan wood chips add some very nice flavor. It took about 15 minutes. Take out the pork when the internal temp reaches 145 degrees, and loosely cover it with foil.


After about fifteen minutes, I sliced it and it was really, really good. I found a recipe for a blackberry sauce in the Big Green Egg cookbook. Or you can go the Brady Brunch route and get some applesauce or something! A sauce like that is quite nice with the pork. Happy cooking and eating.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4 Servings