Stubb’s Bar-B-Q sauce company sent me a prototype bottle of their new gluten free moppin’ sauce. I felt like I had stolen this unmarked bottle straight from their labs. The only thing distinguishing it as a Stubbs product was the cap. No labels, no marketing, just anticipation for trying a free bottle of not-yet-released deliciousness. What makes it gluten free? Stubb’s replaced the corn syrup with a more healthy sweetener in their new mopping sauce. This new sauce has the same tangy goodness of the original moppin’ sauce, so I think they have another winner and folks with Celiacs can enjoy it without worrying about the after-effects.
I just happened to pick up a pork tenderloin on sale that day so I had the perfect vessel to carry that awesome sauce into my belly. Pork tenderloin is a great meat for grilling. It’s very lean and cooks pretty quickly for a thicker cut of meat. Because it is so lean, it requires a little care and attention to ensure it doesn’t get too dried out on the grill. Searing the pork tenderloin and basting it with a nice sauce are great techniques to produce a nice and juicy tenderloin.
Stubbs Moppin’ Sauce
- Prepare the grill for indirect grilling. If using a gas grill, light on side of burners and leave the other half unlit. If using a charcoal grill, pile all of the coals to one side of the grill. A drip pan under the cool side of the grill is a good idea, unless you like to clean your grill often.
- Since this Stubbs sauce has a lot of black pepper, all we need is a little Kosher salt to begin. Sprinkle both sides of the pork tenderloin with salt.
- Once the grill is hot, sear the tenderloin on all sides to product a nice crust.
- Move the tenderloin over to the cool side of the grill and baste all sides with the moppin’ sauce.
- Close the lid and grill the pork tenderloin until done (around 145 at the center of the tenderloin), basting every 15 minutes or so with the mopping sauce.