Thursday, March 27, 2014

Apricot BBQ Pork Tenderloin

I have another easy recipe for you! It is officially spring which means it is time to start grilling! Yay! So dust off, dig out, or shovel the snow from around your grill (if you're like us). 

I'm all about the comfort food, but as soon as the days get longer and the temps get warmer, I'm all about grilling. This week was a little hectic so I tried to come up with easy recipes that used what we already had in the pantry and didn't require a lot of prep. 

This apricot BBQ pork tenderloin fit the bill and tasted delicious. It was slightly sweet with just a little kick from the BBQ sauce. If you don't have pork tenderloin, you could also use this glaze on chicken or pork chops. 

Apricot BBQ Pork Tenderloin
Servings: 6-8

1 cup apricot preserves, divided
1/2 cup BBQ sauce, divided
~3 lb. pork tenderloin
1 tbsp. water
Salt and pepper

Preheat a charcoal or gas grill. Prepare the glaze by mixing 1/2 cup apricot preserves and 1/4 cup BBQ sauce together in a small bowl. Season all sides of the pork with salt and pepper.

Place the pork on the grill. Cook, covered, over medium heat. Once browned on all sides, start basting the pork with the glaze. Continue basting for 5-10 minutes until the pork is cooked through and registers 145° on a thermometer. Transfer the pork to a platter. Cover with foil and let rest for 5-10 minutes.

While the pork is resting, in a small saucepan, mix 1/2 cup apricot preserves, 1/4 cup BBQ sauce, and 1 tbsp. water together. Cook on low until warmed through. Add additional water to thin as necessary. 

Cut the pork into thin slices. Drizzle the warm sauce over the top or serve on the side.

Source: A Much Kneaded original

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