North Carolina BBQ Pork Tenderloin With Mop Sauce

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"This is out of my Weight Watchers cookbook called "Best of Weight Watchers Magazine" DH rated this excellent the last time I prepared it. It has 4 points on the old program. (3oz meat with 2 tbls sauce) Use any leftovers for pulled pork sandwiches. Just thinly slice or chop the pork and combine with the leftover sauce in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring often, just until the meat is hot, and serve on soft sandwich rolls with sweet gherkin pickles on the side. This rub works great on chicken, beef and catfish."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (151.9 g)
  • Calories 185.9
  • Total Fat - 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 52.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1217.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 12.6 g
  • Protein - 19.9 g
  • Calcium - 46.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Spray the grill rack with nonstick spray; prepare the grill for indirect heating.

Step 2

To prepare the spice rub, combine the brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, cayenne,and pepper in bowl.

Step 3

Rub half of the mixture all over the pork and let stand 15 minutes.

Step 4

Meanwhile, to prepare the Mop Sauce, combine the ketchup, vinegar, molasses, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl.

Step 5

Rub the pork with the remaining spice rub.

Step 6

Place over the indirect heat section of the grill.

Step 7

Grill 15 minutes.

Step 8

Turn the pork and grill until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat registers 160 degrees F, 12-15 minutes longer.

Step 9

Remove from the grill, cover loosely with foil, and let stand 10 minutes before slicing,.

Step 10

Serve with the Mop Sauce.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


Wonderful pork and the mopping sauce was great too! We skipped the paprika but otherwise made as directed. Very tender and tasty! Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(25 May 2022)


Fabulous bbq pork tenderloin! The spice rub added the best flavor and crust to the tenderloins. They were tasty eaten just like that, but that sauce put it over the top. We loved it! I'm excited to chop up the leftover pork and cook it in the bbq sauce for a pulled pork dinner tomorrow. Thank you!


review by:
(20 Jul 2021)

Daily Inspiration

This delicious pork tenderloin made a great 4th of July meal. It's easy & quick and the rub really adds so much flavor. We loved the mop sauce with its sweet/tart flavor. Went perfectly with our grilled zucchini. : )


(5 Jul 2019)


WOW,Teresa, was this ever good. I loved the combination of rub and sauce on the pork. I can still taste it and I feel like drooling. Seriously, very spicy and tasty. The layers of depth in the sauce is terrific. Thanks so much for sharing another lovely recipe. Made FYC tag game.


review by:
(19 Jul 2016)

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