sliced pork tenderloin recipe with a cup of sauce and sesame seeds

Chinese BBQ Pork Tenderloin

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x

This tender pork tenderloin recipe is so easy to make! Marinade the pork overnight and then make a quick, homemade Asian BBQ Sauce to go on top while it’s baking!



  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 2 pounds each)
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Pinch of cloves
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce (can use low sugar BBQ sauce if doing low carb)


  1. Combine the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, red wine, garlic, sugar, cinnamon, coriander and the pinch of cloves in a resealable bag or a glass baking dish. Add the pork tenderloins and marinate overnight or for at least 8 hours, turning during the marinating process to coat both sides of the pork.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Remove the pork from the marinade (reserving the marinade) and dry off with paper towels, then add to a baking dish that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Place into the oven for 30 minutes.
  4. While the pork is in the oven, pour a cup of the marinade into a small pot. Bring the marinade to a boil for 5 minutes, then turn the heat down to a simmer for an additional 3-5 minutes. Add the 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce and stir to combine, then remove from the heat.
  5. After 30 minutes, take the pork out of the oven and baste with the sauce. Return the pork tenderloins to the oven for another 15 minutes, then remove and baste again. Bake for another 15 minutes or until the temperature reaches 140 degrees.
  6. Tent the pork loosely with foil to rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve with additional sauce on the side.

Recipe Notes

If you want a crispier, caramelized sauce on top of the pork you can place it under a broiler for 5 minutes.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American