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Honey-Dijon Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Honey-Dijon Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Pork tenderloin gets gussied up with a sweet honey, Dijon mustard and sesame seed marinade in this easy-to-fix low-fat entree. "This is our family's favorite way to fix pork during grilling season," says Barbara Blake from her home in West Brattleboro, Vermont.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light or nonalcoholic beer
  • 6 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Remove 1/2 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 2. Drain pork and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • 3. Grill pork, covered, over medium heat for 10-13 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°, basting with reserved marinade occasionally. Or bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°, basting occasionally. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3 ounces cooked pork) equals 206 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.