Chinese Barbecued Pork Tenderloin

Servings 4 people


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Trim fat from pork. In a small bowl or cup, combine next 4 ingredients (brown sugar through ground red pepper); rub the mixture into the tenderloin.
  • Place pork on a broiler pan rack coated with a little olive oil; bake for 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl or cup, combine hoisin sauce, orange juice, and sesame oil; brush over tenderloin then bake for 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees (slightly pink).
  • Slice pork and serve.


LC SERVING SUGGESTION: Cauli-Rice (process cauliflower in a blender or food processor until it resembles grains of rice; steam “rice” till tender; drain; salt and pepper to taste and fluff with a fork) and stir-fried mushrooms and snow peas.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve brown rice instead of Cauli-Rice.
KOSHER: Use a kosher beef roast instead of pork.
GLUTEN-FREE: Make sure hoisin sauce is gluten-free.
NUTRITION: per serving: 159 Calories; 5g Fat; 24g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 74mg Cholesterol; 239mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat;
0 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 4
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