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Summer's not over yet! And neither is grilling season. Enjoy these Ohio Pork Tenderloin Sliders with a Blackberry Barbecue Sauce all the way into fall.
They make the perfect dinner after a long day. They also make a great game day sandwich to serve a crowd.
These sandwiches were a hit for dinner. The pork was tender, pink and flavorful - the way pork is supposed to taste. The blackberry barbecue sauce was sweet and tasted like we just finished picking the berries. The sauce and the pork complimented each other deliciously!
I'm lucky to call Ohio home. The Buckeye state is home to about 3,500 pig farms. I can always count on my grocery store or farm market for fresh local pork. I've teamed up with OhioPork.org to showcase pork as a delicious option to feed your family.
Doesn't that slider look delicious? They were and they disappeared as quickly as they landed on our plates.
You're going to love this pork tenderloin recipe because it's easy to prepare ahead of time for a last-minute weeknight meal. It cooks in under 30 minutes and the result is juicy and flavorful.
Soak this tenderloin in my my special marinade or just rub it down with a blend of spices before grilling and serving it sandwiched with a dollop of sweet blackberry barbecue sauce.
Fresh sweet blackberries give this barbecue sauce punch. It's sweet and delicious drizzled on top of grilled pork tenderloin.
Pork is called the other white meat. And with good reason. Did you know that pork is considered a lean cut of meat? Choosing a cut of pork with "loin" on the label is just as lean if not leaner than chicken.
That's one of the reasons why I feed pork to my family regularly. Feeding them lean protein as part of a healthy diet is important with growing teenagers in my house.
Summer is a great time to grill pork tenderloin on the barbecue. We enjoy it marinated and seasoned and I always make enough for leftovers. This recipe could easily be doubled and grilled ahead of time to serve a crowd for game day. What a perfect party platter!
With fall temperatures headed our way, I have some great pork recipes coming up this month on Home & Plate, including my Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches and my Pulled Pork Tacos aka Pork Carnitas. So be sure to check back regularly for more great ways to cook pork.
Also check out these family favorites of mine:
- Pork Tenderloin with Prosciutto, Thyme & Rosemary
- Apple Cider Brandy Roasted Pork Loin
- Roasted Pork with Honey Balsamic Wine Sauce
- Fall Off the Bone Baby Back Ribs
- Balsamic & Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin
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After taking the survey you will be entered to win a $300 LeCreuset Dutch Oven in your choice of color.
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Ohio Pork Tenderloin Sliders with a Blackberry Barbecue Sauce
Serves 6-8. Total time: 4 hours
- Blackberry BBQ sauce
- 2 pork Balsamic and Brown Sugar Marinated Pork Tenderloins, grilled and sliced
- 12 dinner rolls, sliced
To make the BBQ sauce:
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1/2 cup onions, diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup seedless blackberry preserves
- 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
Sauté the onions and garlic in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until softened. Add the blackberries and cook until softened. Add the remaining ingredients until well combined. Transfer the mixture to a blender or use a immersion blender to purée the sauce. Set the sauce aside until needed.
Fire up the grill to medium heat and grill the tenderloins until the internal temperature measures 145°F, about 20 minutes. Remove the tenderloins to a cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes for cutting into thin slices. Sandwich the pork between the dinner rolls and top with the blackberry barbecue sauce and serve.