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.
Yield: 4 3-oz. servings
1 lb. pork tenderloin
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
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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