Grilled Pork Tenderloin with BBQ Dry Rub

Give grilled pork tenderloin a smoky-sweet kick of barbecue flavor with a quick marinade and an easy BBQ dry rub (190 calories or 3 WW points).

Grilled pork tenderloin is hard to mess up, especially because it’s naturally tender. But the leanness of this cut of pork means it has a milder flavor, too—which isn’t a bad thing!—since it can serve as a blank canvas on which you can add lots and lots of flavor. Here, I do just that, with an easy BBQ dry rub.

The ingredients for my BBQ dry rub are ones you probably already have in your spice cabinet: paprika, chili powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and a pinch of cayenne. Combined, they form a flavorful smoky-savory crust on the pork, with a little bit of a kick, and the sugar rounds out those savory flavors and aids in browning.

Before applying the dry rub, I like to marinate the tenderloin in a quick bath of soy sauce, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard to help seal in moisture and ensure we’ll end up with juicy grilled pork.

I love the way the smoky BBQ flavors in this grilled pork tenderloin pair with sweet summer corn and tomatoes, fresh cilantro…even lime. Enjoy!



27 thoughts on “Grilled Pork Tenderloin with BBQ Dry Rub

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  2. Celine

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  5. Michelle L

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  6. Kenneth Kime

    This is a VERY tasty recipe. Well crafted to really seal in the moisture of the pork. I was also wondering what the white dip was shown in the picture. Have tried the pork with dill dip – Delicious!

  7. Lyndsay Toliver

    Can you make this not on the grill? And if so, what would be your recommendation for the oven (temp and how long)?

    1. Katie L

      Did you end up cooking it in the oven? It’s too cold to grill tonight but I really want to try this recipe!

  8. Geri

    WHERE IS THE RECIPE ???? There is a description of the recipe, but no ingredients and no directions….. Too bad, it looks like it would be a good recipe….

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