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Barbecue Pork Tenderloin & Apples – Recipe!

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Many cultures have a recipe for Barbecue Pork.  In American cooking, we tend to prepare pork roasted in the oven, braised in a slow cooker or barbecued on a grill.  I enjoy pork prepared a variety of ways, but especially on the grill with a light and tangy barbecue sauce.

Apple season is definitely a fun fall tradition and nothing pairs nicer with pork, than apples.  For a unique twist, I thought I would grill the apples along side the pork with a quick sear and a brush of sauce.  The flavors are mesmerizing together because of the contrasting tastes of juicy pork and warm fruit.

This recipe is super simple to prepare and makes an easy weeknight dinner, but also great on the weekends, when you may have a little more time to stop and enjoy the outdoors, while the weather is still gorgeous.  Either way, I think you will love this recipe.  I hope the video helps guide you through the cooking process!

Ingredients

1 pound pork tenderloin

1 teaspoons onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

¼ teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

4 apples

Barbecue Sauce

½ cup apple cider vinegar

¼ cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

¼ cup ketchup

1 ½ teaspoons garlic chili sauce

pinch of salt & pepper

(Serves 4)

To Prepare:

  1. Mix the dry herb ingredients into a small bowl and sprinkle over the pork loin. Let rest while making the barbecue sauce.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add all the barbecue sauce ingredients. Heat for 4 minutes, while occasionally stirring.  Remove from heat.
  3. Heat grill to 400 degrees.
  4. Place pork Tenderloin on the grill and cook for 10 minutes. Flip over and baste with the BBQ sauce and cook for another 10 minutes.  Baste with the sauce 2 more times or until the thermometer reads 140 degrees.  Grill the apples for 4 minutes, turning once.  Baste apples with barbecue sauce.
  5. Remove pork and apples from the grill and let rest for 5-7 minutes.
  6. Slice pork and serve with grilled apples. Enjoy!

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