Photo: Oxmoor House
8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

Bacon's savor is key to this sweet-tart sauce, which would pair equally well with chicken.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 2

To prepare sauce, cook bacon in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until almost crisp, stirring occasionally. Add chopped onion to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add mustard and next 5 ingredients (through 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin) to pan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 4 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

To prepare pork, combine brown sugar and next 7 ingredients (through red pepper) in a small bowl, stirring well; rub mixture evenly over pork. Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning once. Let pork stand 10 minutes. Cut pork crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Serve with sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

eppercival's Review

January 12, 2013
I have to admit that I was a bit concerned about the amount of mustard in the sauce, but I made it as stated and boy was I wrong! This dish was fabulous!

eaberle's Review

July 03, 2012
Just made this for a BBQ with some friends and it was definitely a hit. I took the advice of some other reviewers and only used about 1/3 of a cup of mustard. It would definitely have been overpowering had I used more. A definite keeper in my recipe book!

BamaInSnow's Review

April 14, 2012
The pork was fantastic. I cut the mustard in the sauce to 1/3 cup and added an extra tablespoon of honey. Since it was thunderstorming, I baked it covered for 40 min and uncovered for another 15 at 350. It was juicy, and we had no leftovers. I also used chicken thighs, but the rub overpowered them a bit.

jschulz's Review

June 08, 2014
The rub and sauce are a very nice combination, this is a recipe I will be fixing again. I made no changes to the recipe.

PamLBrown's Review

May 02, 2014
I made this with out the chile powder (because I didn't have any on hand) and on an electric grill to boot. And it is still a keeper!!

KathrynNC's Review

April 19, 2014

mandofan's Review

September 25, 2013
Very, very good. I served it with a simple mixed green and toasted pine nut salad with lemon vinaigrette, and CL's spicy sweet potato wedges. I cooked the pork for 3 minutes (flipping each minute) over the coals, on a med-hi grill (3-5 second hand count) and then finished on the cool side for 15 minutes, with the grill covered, flipping once. For the sauce, cook closer to medium, lest you burn the finely chopped bacon and it's frond, and have ALL the ingredients lined up, measured out, and ready to go before starting it. My only slight issue is that the sauce is tangier than I expected; I was expecting something more like honey mustard. That said, when dabbed on the slices of tenderloin, it works wonderfully with the spice rub on the pork.

ChefAmandaLynn's Review

June 20, 2013
The sauce was perfect, as was the rub. My tenderloin took a full 30 minutes to cook. on the grill at 350.

jniles3646's Review

October 28, 2012
Wow!! Great recipe! My husband loved it! I think this sauce could be used on a lot of different grilled meats

Skitty1's Review

October 03, 2012
Absolutely fabulous! My husband loved the sauce and can't wait to try it on burgers!