Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

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Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceRecipe from StrongerTogether.coop.
Prep time
Cooking time45 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Description

Tart, tangy rhubarb barbecue sauce is the perfect companion for mild, sweet grilled pork.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons
olive oil (divided)
1/2 cup
onion, yellow (finely diced)
1 clove
garlic (peeled and chopped)
2 cups
rhubarb (finely chopped, fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup
water
2 tablespoons
tomato paste
5 tablespoons
brown sugar, light
1 tablespoon
apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon
Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon
Mustard, Dijon
1/4 teaspoon
chipotle powder
1/2 teaspoon
paprika
1 teaspoon
salt (divided)
1 pound
pork tenderloin
1/2 teaspoon
pepper

Instructions

For the sauce: Place a small pot over medium heat for a minute, then drizzle in 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add onion and stir. When it starts to sizzle, reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes, until softened and fragrant. Add rhubarb and stir. In a cup, combine the water and tomato paste and stir until smooth, then pour into the pan. Add brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire, Dijon, chipotle powder, paprika and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir until mixture starts to boil, and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, until the rhubarb is falling apart and the mixture is thickened, about 5 minutes. Add more water if it seems too thick to be pourable. Let cool to room temperature.
Heat the grill to high. Pat the pork dry and rub with remaining olive oil, salt and pepper. Use tongs and paper towels to rub oil on one side of the grill. Place the pork on the oiled grate and let cook, undisturbed, for 2 minutes, then carefully turn three times to cook each of the remaining sides for 2 minutes each. Turn the heat to low underneath the pork and cook for 4 additional minutes per side. Use an instant read thermometer to check the internal temperature at the thickest part of the meat. When the thermometer reads 160°F, take it off the heat and place on a clean platter. Let pork stand, loosely covered, for 10 minutes before serving.
Slice the pork crosswise in 8 slices, place on a warmed serving platter, then pour the rhubarb sauce over the slices. Serve immediately.

Notes

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