Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

The combination of marinade, dry rub and barbecue sauce provides the pork tenderloins with a flavor that's reminiscent of slow-smoked Kansas City ribs. Prep time does not include marinating time. From Cooking Light, May, 2003.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add pork. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 2 to 12 hours; turning bag occasionally. Remove pork from bag; discard marinade.
  2. Prepare grill; heating one side to medium and one side to high heat.
  3. Combine ground coffee and next 4 ingredients (ground coffee through salt); rub over pork. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  4. Combine 1/4 cup barbecue sauce and 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce mixture, and set aside.
  5. Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray over high heat; grill 3 minutes, turning pork on all sides. Place pork over medium heat; grill 15 minutes, turning pork occasionally. Baste with 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce mixture; grill 5 minutes or until thermometer registers 160 degrees F (slightly pink), turning pork occasionally.
  6. Place pork on a platter, brush with reserved 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce mixture. Cover with foil; let stand 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

The only thing I did differently was to marinate this longer (a little over 24 hours) That being said, I was afraid this might be too strong. However the complaint I got from my family was that other than the outer edge, it didn't have much flavor at all.

whtbxrmom May 17, 2016

This was really good! I didn't have molasses so added brown sugar to the marinade. The only change I will make next time is use the rub as a seasoning/sprinkle rather than completely covering the tenderloin. Made for Everyday Holiday.

AZPARZYCH June 02, 2014

Thanks for sharing another winner Nancy!! This made for a great family dinner that everyone enjoyed. I will be making again for sure. Thanks

nochlo September 21, 2013