Ww North Carolina BBQ Pork Tenderloin With Mop Sauce
photo by lazyme
- Ready In:
- 1hr 5mins
- 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1⁄3 cup ketchup
- 1⁄4 cup cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1⁄2 lbs pork tenderloin, trimmed of all visible fat (2)
- Spray the grill rack with nonstick spray; prepare the grill for indirect heating.
- To prepare the spice rub, combine the brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, cayenne,and pepper in bowl.
- Rub half of the mixture all over the pork and let stand 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, to prepare the Mop Sauce, combine the ketchup, vinegar, molasses, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl.
- Rub the pork with the remaining spice rub.
- Place over the indirect heat section of the grill.
- Grill 15 minutes.
- Turn the pork and grill until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat registers 160 degrees F, 12-15 minutes longer.
- Remove from the grill, cover loosely with foil, and let stand 10 minutes before slicing,.
- Server with the Mop Sauce.
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"...nom-nom-nom..." Sorry, still eating. You know, normally I shy away from any recipe that has WW or X number of "points" in the title, but your photograph forced me to reconsider and YOWZA, am I glad I did! This is outstanding and SO easy, it'll no doubt get put on heavy rotation around here. I even used the full amount of cayenne recommended, something I'd normally never do, being orally wimpy, but it wasn't too hot for us; just a nice little kick that, combined with the mop sauce, took it over the top. Just to be certain that I was, indeed, fully enjoying myself, I pushed the tablecloth aside and checked my toes. Yep! Curled! *lol* (This is a good sign.) Can't wait to use the leftovers, which I'm thankful to have, given that we "made piggy on this dish" in a huge way. Thank you, Teresa, for posting a total winner!
I made this for Memorial Day, and when the weather did not cooperate, I elected to oven bake it instead. I baked the pork loin, fat side up, in a 350Â° convection oven with the wind on. Then flipped the pork after 30 minutes, and cooked it for another 20 minutes until the internal temperature registered 150Â°. This combined with the mop sauce was fabulous. Definitely a keeper!
Wow, was this ever good Teresa. We really enjoyed the mop sauce. It was wonderful, so flavorful, tart, tangy and sweet. I served it over pork chops, which I rubbed down with your spice rub. This recipe was quick and easy to make, with ingredients always found in the pantry or fridge. I'll be making this into sandwiches next time. Can't wait. Made FYC Tag Game.
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