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Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Make use of all the summer freshness available for this scrumptious backyard dinner your whole family will enjoy! Easy make-ahead summer ripe berries make this a quick & easy summer treat!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


Pork Tenderloin

  • 2 Pork Tenderloins cut into 1½" mediallions
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • ¼ cup fresh onion minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh jalapeno minced
  • 1-2 tsp dried cracked rosemary
  • salt & pepper to taste

Blackberry BBQ Sauce

  • 3 cups fresh blackberries rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp vinegar apple cider or rice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar bourbon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • tsp chili powder
  • tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • salt & pepper to taste


Blackberry BBQ Sauce

  • Heat the oil in medium-sized pan. Add onion and jalapeno and cook over medium heat, stirring, until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat*, stirring until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • *Puree the sauce in a blender after cooking or use an immersion hand blender directly in the pot midway through cooking.
  • NOTE: You may pass sauce through a strainer to remove seeds if you wish. I didn't because they are tender at this point and not really a problem.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Medallions

  • Preheat grill to high heat.
  • Slice pork tenderloin into 1½" medallions. Drizzle with oil and season with salt, pepper and dried cracked rosemary.
  • Grill two minutes each side, closing the grill each time.
  • Slather with prepared Blackbery BBQ Sauce, grill an additional 1-2 minutes each side until cooked to 145° or juices run clear.
  • Remove from grill, plate, garnish and serve.
  • Keep remaining unused BBQ Sauce in refridgerator for up to a week or freezer for a month - or just share it with friends and family!
Keyword BBQ Sauce, Blackberries, Grill, Pork Tenderloin