Ginger Honey Barbecued Pork Tenderloin
Recipe by Dinners for a Year and Beyond

The pork tenderloin can be grilled instead of roasting in the oven.  Grill until the internal temperature is between 135 and 140 degrees.  Watch for flare ups.  The sauce will burn because of the sugar content.


serves 5

olive oil
2 pork tenderloins, about 2 pounds total weight
Chinese 5-Spice seasoning
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.


To prepare the ginger barbecue sauce, in a small saucepan combine honey, teriyaki sauce, barbecue sauce, ground ginger, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 - 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Set aside.


Heat a large saute pan to medium high and add about a tablespoon of olive oil. Season tenderloins with the Chinese 5-Spice. Brown on all sides in the saute pan. Place tenderloin on the foil lined baking sheet. Brush the tenderloin with some of the ginger barbecue sauce. Roast tenderloins in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers about 135 - 140 degrees. Remove from oven, place on a cutting board and tent with foil. Let pork rest for about 10 minutes.


To serve pork, slice into medallions about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick and drizzle with the remaining barbecue sauce.