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Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
43 mins
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 255 kcal
Author: The Gunny Sack
Spice Rub:
Honey Sesame Sauce:
Spice Rub:
  1. Mix together kosher salt, coarse ground pepper, garlic powder, and ground cinnamon. Rub the spice mixture over the 1 pound pork tenderloin. Place the tenderloin in a pan, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Honey Sesame Sauce:
  1. Put honey, soy sauce, olive oil, hoisin sauce, minced onion, minced garlic, sesame seed oil, and crushed red peppers in a sauce pan, whisk together, and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together cold water and cornstarch and then slowly whisk into the sauce. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  3. Put 1/4 cup of the sauce in a small bowl to bring out to the grill and set the rest aside.
  1. Remove the pork tenderloin from the fridge and cut it into 1/2 thick slices. Brush the grill grates with vegetable oil and then cook the pork tenderloin medallions over high heat for 3 minutes on each side. Brush the pork tenderloin with the 1/4 cup of honey sesame sauce in the small bowl and grill an additional minute on each side to caramelize the sauce.
  2. The pork is fully cooked once it has reached an internal temperature of 155˚F-160˚F.

  3. Before serving, top the pork tenderloin with the remaining sauce and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
Recipe Notes

Bonus tip: If your honey sesame sauce gets too thick, you can thin it by whisking in water, a little at a time until it reaches the desired thickness.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 826mg36%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.