Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Berry Bacon Sauce. Sweet. Savory. Salty. Smokey. Saucy. Barbecue spiced and char grilled pork tenderloin. Top with a tart, sweet and smoky bacon berry laden sauce. An unforgettable dinner.
- 4 slices of bacon (chopped)
- ½ cup finely chopped red onion
- 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 ½ cups blueberries
- ½ cup chopped strawberries
- 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 ½ pounds)
- Olive oil
- Barbecue seasoning
- In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, add the bacon. Cook until crisp and browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to a paper towel lined plate. Leave about 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease in the pan.
- Add the red onion and garlic to the pan. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onions begin to soften.
- Add the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, blueberries and strawberries. Stir to combine the ingredients.
- Bring to a gentle boil then reduce the heat to medium low and cook for 6 to 8 minutes. The berries will begin to break down and the sauce will thicken.
- Stir in half of the cooked bacon into the sauce. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat a grill to medium high heat. Drizzle the pork tenderloin with olive oil and generously season with barbecue seasoning.
- Grill the tenderloin on each side for about 4 to 5 minutes, rotating a quarter turn each time. Continue grilling and rotating the pork for a total of 15 to 20 minutes or until in internal temperature of the pork is about 145 degrees F.
- During the last 5 minutes of grilling, brush the pork tenderloin with some of the berry sauce.
- Remove the pork from the grill and let rest on a cutting board for 5 minutes.
- Rewarm the sauce over low heat.
- Slice the pork, sprinkle with the reserved bacon and serve along with the remaining sauce.
- Cut the strawberries to about the same size as the blueberries. You want them to cook at a similar rate in the sauce. Having the berries the about identical in size will help them cook evenly.
- Just simmer the sauce until the berries start to lose their shape. The sauce will have have an awesome chunky and smooth texture.
- Add half the bacon to the sauce and sprinkle the rest over the sliced pork tenderloin to get a double dose of goodness.
- Category: entree
- Method: grill
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
- Calories: 593
- Sugar: 19.5 g
- Sodium: 1982 mg
- Fat: 23.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 7.6.g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 27.5 g
- Fiber: 2.2 g
- Protein: 64.9 g
- Cholesterol: 171 mg
Keywords: pork tenderloin sauce, pork with berry bacon sauce, easy pork recipe