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Pork Tenderloin

Jul 31, 2009
Can someone help me? I have never cooked a pork tenderloin in the oven or micro. I have heard alot about a BBQ pork tenderloin but I have no idea what to do or where to start with this. Any help would be most appreciated.



Veteran Member
May 19, 2008
10-Minute Barbecue Pork Tenderloin


1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Sweet & Smoky Barbecue Rub


1. On Large Grooved Cutting Board, trim fat and silver skin from pork tenderloin using Utility Knife. Brush pork with oil using Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush. Place pork into Deep Covered Baker, tucking smaller end under to create a uniform thickness. Even rub pork with Sweet & Smoky Barbecue Rub.

2. Cover baker; microwave on HIGH 6-10 minutes, checking temperature at 6 minutes and at every 2-minute interval or until Pocket Thermometer registers 150°F. Remove baker from microwave; let stand, covered, 10 minutes (temperature will rise to 160° for medium doneness).
Yield: 4 servings
Nutrients per serving: Calories, 190; Total Fat, 10 g; Saturated Fat, 2.5 g; Cholesterol, 75 mg; Carbohydrate 0 g; Protein, 23 g; Sodium, 300 mg; Fiber 0 g.

Cook’s Tip: This recipe can be doubled easily. Place two tenderloins in Deep Covered Baker; microwave on HIGH 8-12 minutes as directed above.

Use the recipe above to make the following tasty meals:

Miniature Barbecue Pork Sandwiches
Cut 1 medium onion into ¼-inch thick slices. Arrange onion slices over bottom of baker. Prepare pork as directed above. Cut pork into ¼-inch thick slices. Arrange sliced pork evenly on 8 small rolls; top with onions. Spread about 1 teaspoon Sweet & Smoky Barbecue Rub over top half of each roll; top sandwiches and serve.

An excellent topping for these sandwiches is Onion-Cranberry Marmalade from the Pampered Chef’s Cooking for Two & More cookbook.

Yield: 8 mini sandwiches

Nutrients per serving (I mini sandwich): Calories, 200; Total Fat, 6 g; Saturated Fat, 1.5 g; Cholesterol, 35 mg; Carbohydrate 20 g; Protein, 15 g; Sodium, 380 mg; Fiber 1 g.

Barbecue Pork Salad
Prepare pork as directed above. For dressing, combine ¼ cup ranch salad dressing and 1 teaspoon
Sweet & Smoky Barbecue Rub. Cut pork into strips. Thinly slice half of a medium red onion. In Simple Additions® Dots Large Round Bowl, combine 1 package (7 ounces) iceberg lettuce mix and 2 cups cole slaw mix; top with onion, 1 cup thawed frozen corn and pork. Drizzle with dressing.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrients per serving: Calories, 320; Total Fat, 18 g; Saturated Fat, 3.5 g; Cholesterol, 80 mg; Carbohydrate 15 g; Protein, 26 g; Sodium, 500 mg; Fiber 3 g.

Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Rice
Slice 1 medium red bell pepper into thin strips, arrange evenly over bottom of baker. Prepare pork as directed; substituting Jamaican Jerk Rub for the barbeque rub. Slice pork; serve over rice. Sprinkle with sliced green onions.

Southwest Pork Fajitas
Slice one medium onion and one medium green bell pepper; arrange evenly over bottom of baker. Add 1 pressed garlic clove to baker. Prepare pork as directed; substituting Southwestern Seasoning Mix for the barbeque rub. Slice pork into strips; return to baker and toss with onion and pepper. Serve with warm tortillas. Garnish with shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream and guacamole, if desired.


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Gold Member
Mar 18, 2007
it is great in the Microwave and I have been selling ther bakers like hotcakes when i demo the pork loin. Good luck!


Advanced Member
Gold Member
Mar 5, 2009
I make a pork tenderloin in the micro at least once a week! I've done the Jamaican and teh Smokey BBQ and this week I bought one of the pre-marinated tenderloins from my grocery store and did that... I usually throw in some quartered baby red potatoes, YUMMY!

DH LOVES it, it's one of his favorite meals and takes me about 15-18 minutes start to finish :)