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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!

Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American, bbq
Keyword bbq pork, pork tenderloin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 184 kcal
Author betsy


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven or grill to 350 degrees

  2. Whisk together honey, lemon juice and next 6 ingredients (through bbq seasoning mix)

  3. 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)

  4. 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. 

  5. Remove, cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve

Nutrition Facts
Honey BBQ Pork Tenderloin
Amount Per Serving (4 slices)
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 83mg3%
Potassium 599mg17%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.