Healthy meal alert! You’ll love this Simple Honey BBQ Pork Tenderloin. It’s juicy white meat, bursting with sweet honey bar-b-que flavor. Grill or oven!
Is anyone else totally obsessed with the Olympics? I fully blame my bestie, Val for my fanaticism. She’s been talking about the Olympics for months, and got me really pumped up about them before they even started. I find myself on the edge of my seat for things I would never be interested in like road racing, and men’s indoor volleyball. Its been fun and exciting for sure, but trying to stay up late to watch the prime time finals has been a real challenge.
Ok, so I haven’t made it to midnight once (PST), but i’m thinking of it like athletic training. Its a slow build. Once track and field starts, I’ll be a total night owl.
Simple Honey BBQ Pork Tenderloin
The beauty of the Olympics is that it makes summertime that much awesomer! Its the icing on the warm weather, long days, grilling out, flip flop wearing cake.
Summer on steroids. Ha ha! A little Olympic humor for you. Just kidding…don’t do drugs kids.
For my Olympic meal, I chose this BBQ pork tenderloin. Its BBQ which equates to summer, and its lean white meat, which is perfect food for elite athletes. That is, IF I was an athlete, or training for anything, or recovering from some sort of strenuous workout. Which I’m not. Who cares?! It just tastes good!
Only a few ingredients are necessary to whip up this awesome and healthy meal. Simple to cook in the oven, or on the grill for those sweltering summer nights when it’s just too hot to turn on the oven.
Honey BBQ Pork Tenderloin
Healthy meal alert! You'll love this Simple Honey BBQ Pork Tenderloin. It's juicy white meat, bursting with sweet honey bar-b-que flavor. Grill or oven!
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
- 2 teaspoons bbq seasoning mix
- 1 1/4 lb pork tenderloin
Preheat oven or grill to 350 degrees
Whisk together honey, lemon juice and next 6 ingredients (through bbq seasoning mix)
Season the tenderloin with salt and pepper. Heat an oven safe skillet to medium-high heat. Sear the meat until brown on all sides (about 2 minutes per side)
Brush the tenderloin with the honey mixture. Place skillet in the oven or on the grill. Roast the tenderloin, basting with the honey mixture every 5 minutes for 25-35 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees.
Remove, cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve
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**this post was updated on 7/8/2018**
wow, those look so yummy. I want some bbq pork 10 in the morning now.
Thelma Nuyen says
What is bbq seasoning mix…..how is it packaged…..where do I find it?
great question! You can find it in the spice aisle of any major store. Think of it as a dry rub for bbq meats. I know McCormick brand makes a mix. I used Sprouts brand since that’s my local store, but it’s super easy to find.