Chinese-Barbecued Pork Tenderloin

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

From Cooking Light Magazine - can't wait to try this - sounds delicious!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 12 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 12 teaspoon dark sesame oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine sugar and next 3 ingredients (sugar through pepper). Rub pork with spice mixture.
  2. Place pork on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; insert a meat thermometer into thickest portion of tenderloin. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Combine hoisin, orange juice, and sesame oil in a small bowl, brush over tenderloin. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until thermometer registers 160 degrees (slightly pink).
Most Helpful

Perfect! The meat is very well seasoned, tender and moist. A quick meal dish that tastes like it took hours to make. This was served on a bed of steamed brown rice with Quick Cabbage Stir-Fry Asian Style (Quick Cabbage Stir Fry Asian-Style).

PaulaG September 06, 2014

This recipe was spicier than I expected. I was expecting a more "soy" flavor. I used pork steaks instead of pork tenderloin. I prepared aparagus and teriyaki rice to go along with my Chinese themed dinner. The kids and I were very pleases with the end results and I will probably make this again leaving out the ground red pepper. Thanks Nancy. Made for PLEASE REVIEW MY RECIPE SEPT-OCT 2013.

ElizabethKnicely October 10, 2013

What a yummy pork was nice and moist and packed with flavor...thanks for posting it...=)

teresas February 01, 2013