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BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Bell Pepper Relish

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Claire Spollen

Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces pork, 1/3 cup bell pepper mixture, and 2 tablespoons sauce)

The bold relish, what Southerners call chowchow, offers a colorful, tangy contrast to the pork.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup prechopped onion
  • 1 (8-ounce) package prechopped red, yellow, and green bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar, divided
  • 3/4 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup unsalted ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed

Nutrition Information

  • calories 255
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 25 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 558 mg
  • calcium 40 mg
  • sugars 11 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 8 g

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  2. Combine onion and bell pepper in a bowl. Bring 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup water, sugar, and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour vinegar mixture over bell pepper mixture; let stand 15 minutes. Drain.

  3. Bring remaining 1/4 cup vinegar, remaining 1/4 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, ketchup, and next 6 ingredients (through red pepper) to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook 4 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Place 1/2 cup sauce in a small bowl; reserve.

  4. Coat grill rack with cooking spray. Sprinkle pork with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add pork to grill; grill 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Brush pork with remaining sauce; grill 5 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the center registers 140°. Place pork on a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 12 slices. Serve with bell pepper mixture and reserved 1/2 cup barbecue sauce.