Roast Pork Tenderloin With Plum Barbecue Sauce

Jen Smallwood


a fun way to use plums, paired with a roasted pork tenderlion for yummy summer entree...

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8 - 3oz pork and 1/3 cup sauce


15 Min


50 Min





2 Tbsp
canola oil
1 c
chopped onion
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 c
packed brown sugar
1/4 c
rice wine vinegar
1/4 c
2 Tbsp
lower-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp
dry mustard
1 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper
whole cloves
1 1/2 lb
black plums, quartered and pitted
1 1/8
star anise


2 Tbsp
canola oil
2 lb
pork tenderloins, trimmed
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons canola oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add sugar and the next 10 ingredients (through star anise); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes or until plums break down and sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Discard cloves and anise.

Preheat oven to 450°.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle pork evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Add pork to pan; sauté 7 minutes, turning to brown on all sides.

Transfer pork to a foil-lined jelly-roll pan; coat with 1/2 cup plum sauce. Roast pork at 450° for 15 minutes. Remove pork from oven. Turn pork over; coat with an additional 1/2 cup plum sauce. Roast 10 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion of pork registers 155°. Remove from pan; let stand 10 minutes.

Slice crosswise.

Serve with remaining plum sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #Onion, #sauce, #plums