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Dry Rub Pork Tenderloin

Memphis barbecue is all about the dry rub. Our spicy, flavor-packed dry rub is so delicious, you’ll want to make a double batch and put it on everything.

Serves 6
Ready in 30 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 25 mins
319 calories per serving


> 1 tbsp sweet paprika
> 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
> 1 tsp ground cumin
> 2 tbsp packed dark brown sugar
> 1 tsp celery salt
> 1 (2.5 lbs) pkg pork tenderloin
> 1 cup barbecue sauce


Mix all dry ingredients with salt (in moderation) and pepper to taste. Set grill to high heat. Set pork tenderloins on a tray and sprinkle pork evenly with dry rub on both sides. Roll the pork in any additional rub.
Grill pork tenderloin for 3–4 min., flip and brush with a light layer of barbecue sauce. Close grill lid and cook pork for 20 min., turning and brushing with barbecue sauce occasionally. Pork is ready when an internal thermometer reads 155°F. For best results allow to rest, loosely covered with foil, for 5 min. before slicing.

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