Grilled pork tenderloin sliders are all the better slathered with the sweet taste of blackberry barbecue sauce. Make these sandwiches for your next tailgate!
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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 and 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. It’s 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, and did you know 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 because it’s sweet and delicious, especially drizzled on top of grilled pork tenderloin.
Is Pork healthy?
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.
More Recipes with Pork
- 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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ork Tenderloin Sliders with a Blackberry Barbecue Sauce
- 2 pork Balsamic and Brown Sugar Marinated Pork Tenderloins, grilled and sliced, grilled and sliced SEE COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
- 12 dinner rolls, sliced
Blackberry 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
Make the Pork Tenderloins
- Follow the recipe for PORK TENDERLOIN. Prepare and grill the pork.
Make the BBQ sauce
- 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.
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24 thoughts on “Ohio Pork Tenderloin Sliders with a Blackberry Barbecue Sauce”
No need to enter me in the giveaway but had to chime in to say how perfectly tender and flavorful these sliders look!
Thank you so much…I hope you try this recipe soon.
Corrr that blackberry BBQ sauce sounds fab! Sounds so delicious!
It turned out so yummy. Hope you like it.
OMG these look amazing…pinning to make soon
I promise you’ll love them. Easy to make and perfect for game day or week night.
This looks so so stunning!! Seriously I am salivating Ali .Pinning
Thanks so much and thanks for pinning:)
Oh my goodness your blackberry barbecue sauce sounds out of this world! I’m so curious to give it a try!
It turned out delicious. I can’t wait to try this on pork baby back ribs. Thanks so much.
These sliders look amazing!
Thanks Michele 🙂
I love pork tenderloin and a sweet and spicy sauce like this bright, fruity one is perfect for drizzling over sliders. Great summer dish.
Thanks Laura…this sauce is perfect for pork tenderloin, ribs and chicken. You will love it!
Love Ohio pork (Ohio girl and nephew raised pigs–yum!) And this sauce–spectacular! Pinning!
Thanks Kristen. This sauce goes great on pork loin and ribs off the grill. Hope you give it a try.
I love the blackberry sauce idea. Looks like a great topping for pork tenderloins!
Thanks so much. It was so tasty on pork tenderloin sliders. We will definitely be making this for game days this fall.
Straight up drooling over here. These are game-day (or any day, to be totally honest) perfection. I cannot wait to try these out!
Thanks Karly….we ate every single one. They were a winner at the table and gone in no time:)
This looks very tasty! I’ve been wanting a good new pork tenderloin recipe to mix things up, so thank you very much 🙂
You are welcome James…thanks so much for visiting and be sure to check back for more port recipes coming up next month.
Very delicious looking. Totally pinned!
Thanks Nicole 🙂