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Sliced Tangy Apricot BBQ Tenderloin.

Tangy Apricot BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Tangy Apricot BBQ Pork Tenderloin - easy yet delicious way to make pork tenderloin for dinner!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 7 people
Calories 190 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1.5 lbs pork tenderloins
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Hungarian paprika
  • 4 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1/2 c Bonne Maman Apricot Preserves
  • 1 and 1/2 c ketchup or tomato sauce


  1. In a small dish or measuring cup, mix together salt, pepper and paprika.
  2. Rinse the pork tenderloin under a warm water. Place on a cutting board and pat dry.
  3. Sprinkle the seasoning over the tenderloin and gently rub in.
  4. Reserve any remaining seasoning for the sauce.
  5. Preheat a lightly greased braiser or a large cast iron skillet over a medium high heat until almost smoking.
  6. Place the tenderloin onto the hot skillet or braiser and braise on each side until nicely browned, about 3 to 4 minutes each.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  8. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a baking rack on top.
  9. In the meantime, place the remaining seasoning, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, apricot preserves and ketchup in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Lower the heat and simmer the sauce for 3 to 4 minutes.
  10. Place the braised pork tenderloin on a baking rack and place in the oven.
  11. Bake for 15 minutes.
  12. Brush the pork tenderloin with the sauce.
  13. Bake another 10 minutes.
  14. Brush the tenderloin with the sauce.
  15. Bake 10 more minutes.
  16. Check the internal temperature of the meat. If it reaches 145 degrees F, the meat is done.
  17. You can bake it for 5 more minutes or set under the broiler (set on low) for 2 to 3 minutes, until the sauce is caramelized.
  18. Place the pork tenderloin over a new sheet of the aluminum foil. Bring the long sides of the foil together and fold, enclosing the tenderloin inside. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. This lets the juices redistribute in the meat.
  19. Slice and serve with warm apricot preserves or the remaining bbq sauce.

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the remaining bbq sauce in a covered container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts
Tangy Apricot BBQ Pork Tenderloin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 1081mg47%
Potassium 430mg12%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.