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Easy Barbecued Pork Tenderloin

Here's a fast and easy summer barbecue entree you can make in 30 minutes or less for 4 or 40 people. No grill? No problem—you can make this delicious barbecued pork tenderloin in the oven.

Pork tenderloin and seasonings, helathier recipes with Chef Mary

Yield: 4 3-oz. servings

1 lb. pork tenderloin
aluminum foil
½ cup fat-free barbecue sauce (such as Hunt's, Bull's Eye, or Sweet Baby Rays)
1 to 2 cloves fresh garlic, pressed or minced
¼ lemon cut into wedges
1 red or yellow pepper, washed and sliced into 1-inch strips (optional)
½ large red or yellow onion, thickly sliced (optional)
Fresh ground black and red pepper to taste

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1. Rinse pork tenderloin and pat dry. Place on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Squeeze 1 or 2 lemon wedges onto meat, rub with garlic, and brush all sides with barbecue sauce. If desired, top meat with sliced peppers and onions, and wrap everything up into a tight package.

2. Heat grill to medium or oven to 325 F. Cook package on grill or in oven for approximately 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in pork reads 150 F. Remove meat from foil and rewrap vegetables to keep warm.
    
3. Brush meat with additional sauce and grill a few minutes on each side until done or until thermometer reads 160 F for pork. If you don’t have a grill, continue to cook in oven until done.


Nutritional Information: 3 oz portion of meat with sauce 225 Calories; 4g Fat; 22g Carbohydrate; 1g Fiber; 24g Protein; 74mg Cholesterol; 320mg Sodium.

Cook’s Note: Recipe can be doubled or quadrupled.

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Mary Ross

Mary is currently a Marketing Account Specialist and has been with SelectHealth for six years. She spends a lot of her time doing what she loves the most—teaching people how to cook healthy meals.

You can frequently see Mary on local television stations demonstrating how to revamp popular recipes by using healthy substitutions and cooking techniques.