Chili-Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Serves: 2 cups Rib Sauce
Chili-Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin
  • 2 pieces whole pork tenderloin (cleaned with silver skin removed)
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated onion
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups Kansas City Rib Sauce
Kansas City Rib Sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a bowl combine above ingredients with the exception of the BBQ sauce.
  3. Rub pork tenderloins liberally with the rub mixture.
  4. Place tenderloins on grill for 15 minutes turning frequently or until it reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees in the thickest part of the tenderloin. Baste tenderloin liberally with the BBQ sauce in the last minute of the cooking process. Be careful to do so before, or the sauce will caramelize and burn on the grill.
  5. Remove from heat and let rest for five minutes.
  6. Slice tenderloins into ½ inch thick slices.
  7. Serve with extra sauce.
Kansas City Rib Sauce
  1. Heat oil in a saucepan.
  2. Add garlic and sauté until brown.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and reduce heat.
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes until thickened.
Kansas City Rib Sauce is a rich, thick, tomato based barbecue sauce recipe often associated these days as Kansas City Style. You get that traditional combination of sweet with a touch of heat in a dark and thick tomato sauce. Adjust the heat by changing the amount of cayenne.
Recipe by Cheery Kitchen at