Kid-Friendly Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Kid-Friendly Grilled Pork Tenderloin This is a kid-friendly go-to recipe for our family when we are outside swimming in the pool and want something that the entire family actually likes! Serve with extra barbecue sauce, if desired.


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 5 mins

    COOK : 1 hr

    TOTAL : 35 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Mix sugar, garlic powder, salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl. Rub mixture over all sides of pork tenderloin. Let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before grilling.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for low heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Place pork on the grill and cook low and slow, turning every 10 minutes, until all sides have been cooked, about 30 minutes. Brush with barbecue sauce and repeat every 10 minutes, for about 30 minutes more. Pork is ready when slightly pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 1 hour total cooking time.

  • Remove pork from grill and let sit an additional 5 minutes.

Per Serving: 290 calories; protein 20.2g; carbohydrates 39.2g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 63mg; sodium 691.3mg. The ingredients are a guestimate because I make this so often and so quickly. However, increasing or decreasing any of the ingredients shouldn’t make much of a difference. I have added a tablespoon of bourbon to the rub and it is very good as well!