BBQ Pork Tenderloin made with a signature, zesty pork marinade. This recipe is delicious for both grilled pork tenderloin as well as baked! Always a crowd favorite!

Two BBQ pork tenderloin on a Big Green Egg.

Pork tenderloin makes one of our favorite go-to meal ideas, especially on busy weeknights or even on slower weekends. I love finding new ways to prepare it that my whole family enjoys and I am really excited about sharing this recipe for my BBQ Pork Tenderloin recipe.

So simple to prepare, this pork tenderloin recipe is definitely one we make time and time again and one that disappears quickly.

The secret is really in the pork tenderloin marinade that I use.

How to Make BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients

Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

For this recipe, you’ll need pork tenderloin, BBQ sauce, grape jelly, Sriracha sauce, Worcestershire sauce (or coconut aminos), garlic, and black pepper.

The base of the marinade is your favorite BBQ sauce. I use my homemade sweet and tangy bbq sauce. To the BBQ sauce, I add a few more ingredients that are a little unconventional, but they make the most amazing marinade!

Step-by-Step Instructions

Marinade in a glass measuring cup with a metal whisk.

The marinade recipe works great as a sauce as well as a marinade, so I always reserve half of it to use as a sauce to serve with the pork tenderloin once it has cooked.

Make the marinade. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the marinade until well combined.

Marinade being poured into a zip-top bag filled with pork tenderloin.

Marinate the pork tenderloins. Place the pork tenderloin into a gallon zip-top freezer bag. Pour half of the marinade over the pork tenderloins.

Zip-top bag with pork tenderloin and marinade on a metal baking sheet.

Remove as much air from the bag as possible and turn the bag over to make sure the pork tenderloins are well coated with the marinade. Then, place them on a baking sheet in the refrigerator for at least an hour to overnight.

I’ve found that the longer the pork tenderloins marinate, the better the flavor. However, since you reserve some of the marinade to serve with the cooked pork tenderloins, you are fine to go ahead and cook them after about an hour without losing flavor.

Pork tenderloin grilled on a Big Green Egg.

Cook the pork tenderloins. Cook the pork tenderloins until they reach an internal temperature of 160º F. Then, remove them from the oven or grill, place them in a covered glass or ceramic casserole dish, and allow them to rest for about five minutes before slicing and serving.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers. Leftover pork tenderloin should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When properly stored, it should last for 3 to 5 days.

To make ahead. This BBQ pork tenderloin recipe can be made ahead for meal prep or serving for a special meal. Store the cooked and cooled pork tenderloin in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Reheat and serve.

To freeze. Cook and cool the pork tenderloin. Store in an airtight, freezer-safe container. When stored properly, pork tenderloin freezes well. It is best to use within 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat and serve.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does pork tenderloin last in the refrigerator?

Fresh, uncooked: When properly stored in an airtight container, fresh, uncooked pork lasts 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Cooked: Properly stored cooked pork tenderloin also lasts 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator. Be sure to store it in an airtight container in the coolest area of the refrigerator.
Source: USDA

What is the best temperature to cook pork tenderloin?

According to the USDA, pork steaks, chops, and roasts to a minimum internal temperature of 145º F. Remove from the heat, cover, and rest for at least 3 minutes. However, I prefer to cook all pork to 160º F. Then, I remove from the heat, cover, and rest for at least 3 minutes before slicing and serving.

More Delicious Pork Recipes

Here’s my recipe for my BBQ Pork Tenderloin. I can’t wait to hear how you like it.

BBQ Pork Tenderloin Recipe

4.95 from 20 votes
BBQ Pork Tenderloin made with a signature, zesty pork marinade. This will quickly become a favorite.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 1 (2 1/2 – 3) pound package pork tenderloin, usually packaged with 2 pork tenderloins per package
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup grape jelly
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce, or coconut aminos
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions 

  • Place pork tenderloin into a large zip top bag.
  • Whisk together BBQ sauce, grape jelly, Sriracha sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and pepper. Pour half of BBQ sauce mixture over pork tenderloin. Remove excess air from zip top bag and seal. Place pork tenderloins in refrigerator for an hour to overnight to marinate. Cover remaining marinade/ sauce with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for later use.
  • Bake at 425º F. or grill pork tenderloins until they reach an internal temperature of 160º F. Remove from oven or grill and place in covered glass or ceramic casserole dish for five to ten minutes to rest.
  • When ready to serve, brush with additional BBQ sauce. Serve with additional sauce on the side.

Notes

Storage Tips

To store leftovers. Leftover pork tenderloin should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When properly stored, it should last for 3 to 5 days.
To make ahead. This BBQ pork tenderloin recipe can be made ahead for meal prep or serving for a special meal. Store the cooked and cooled pork tenderloin in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Reheat and serve.
To freeze. Cook and cool the pork tenderloin. Store in an airtight, freezer-safe container. When stored properly, pork tenderloin freezes well. It is best to use within 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 979mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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68 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this yesterday and it was awesome! I only like my pork tenderloins grilled, and this sauce was so yum! Spicy, and addicting. i loved it!

  2. Holy juicy deliciousness! This looks amazing. I usually bake my tenderloin, but grilling is always better. I have to try it out as soon as the snow goes away.

  3. 5 stars
    Do you realize how amazingly delicious this photo is!? I want to eat it right now. Unfortunately, it’s a Monday and I’m sitting in a cubical, 10 miles and 5 hours away from escaping 🙁

  4. This is fantastic, the photos are beautiful 🙂 my husband and I love BBQ pork and the flavors in this recipe sounds amazing.

  5. You had me at bbq! I need to try this as soon as we’re back in the grilling groove.

  6. Definitely will be adding this to our grilling list! Grilled pork tenderloin is one of my husband’s favorites!