BBQ Pork Tenderloin
An Inspiration of
Asian Cooking and American Cuisine

This BBQ pork tenderloin is the combination of 2 of my husband's favorite dishes. One is the Chinese traditional roast pork (coming soon) and the Recovery Room fall-off-the-bone spare ribs.

BBQ Pork Tenderloin - an inspiration of an Asian cooking and American cuisine.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes   Cook Time: 80 Minutes   Serving: 2-4


1-1.5 pounds Pork tenderloin
2-3 Toothpicks

For marinade

1/3 cup BBQ sauce or make your own (I use Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory and Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce)
1 teaspoon Honey
1/4 teaspoon Salt

For glazing

1 cup BBQ sauce
1 tablespoon Brown sugar
1 pinch of salt

  1. Trim the fat from the meat if you want to (in my opinion, it is lean enough that a little fat on the meat actually helps to keep it moist)
  2. Combine all the ingredients of the marinade in a mixing bowl
  3. Massage the tenderloin about 5 minutes
  4. Chill in the fridge overnight
  5. Take the meat out in room temperature about 15 minutes before cooking
  6. Preheat oven at 400F
  7. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up later
  8. Coat with non-stick cooking spray
  9. One end of the pork tenderloin is thinner than the other end, fold it inward to make the whole piece of meat about the same thickness.  Secure the folded end with 2 -3 toothpicks which will avoid the thinner part from burning and overcooked.
  10. Bake tenderloin in the pan for 30 minutes
  11. Turn it over and bake another 30 minutes
  12. While waiting, combine the glazing ingredients and the marinade leftover in a small sauce pan
  13. Warm up the glaze at medium low heat until sugar dissolved
  14. Brush the glaze on top of the meat
  15. Bake for another 10 minutes
  16. Turn it over and brush glaze on top
  17. Bake for another 10 minutes
  18. Use a meat thermometer to test if it reaches 160-170F
  19. If not, put it back into the oven for another 10 minutes or until it reaches the right temperature
  20. Let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing the meat
  21. Take out the toothpicks
  22. Serve with sauce and rice on the side


Can be doubled.  If so, try your best to pick the meat about the same size, no more than a quarter pound of difference (half pound is the max).  This will keep the cooking time of all the BBQ Pork Tenderloin without worrying one is undercooked and the other is overcooked.

What To Do With BBQ Pork Tenderloin Leftover?

If you happen to have leftover which I doubt it, it is perfect to make Roast Pork Fried Rice.

Serve This With: 

BOP Garlic Bread

Frozen Sweet Corn

No-Towel Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Rosemary Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Perfectly Steamed White Rice

Tasty Cucumber Corn Salad

Warm Cinnamon Apples

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