Honey-Mustard Pork Tenderloin

pork2There are thousands of recipes for pork tenderloins out there, but I decided to give it a shot on our Traeger and used one of their recipes from their cookbook that came with the smoker.  This is a very simple recipe that can easily be adapted to grilling on a gas/charcoal grill.  You’ll just need to keep track of the internal temperature of the pork, and take it off the heat when it reaches 160 degrees (about 15-20 minutes).


  • 2 pork tenderloins, trimmed of silver skin and fat
  • 1/2 cup stone-ground Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Combine the mustard, honey, mayo parsley, paprika, cayenne, and garlic powder in a small bowl.  Stir to mix.
  • Place tenderloins in a 9×12 baking dish
  • Pour/brush the honey-mustard mix over the tenderloins, covering all sides
  • Start your smoker/grill and get it to 350 degrees
  • Place tenderloins on the smoker/grill for 40 min for smoker, and 20 min for grill
  • Discard honey-mustard mix
  • Once at 160 degrees, slice into 1/2-1 inch slices and serve

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