Us up here in Ontario have been experiencing one of the worst winters. Snow storm after snow storm, frigid temperatures, long dark days...makes one crave summer and the barbecue. Well I couldn't wait anymore and was really craving some ribs...but with the super cold weather and wind...our smoker just kept on going out. So indoor boneless 'cheat' ribs it is!
Boneless "Rib" Medallions
2 Pork Tenderloins
1/2 Cup of your favourite Rib rub
(Mine includes: Brown Sugar, Paprika, Cayanne, Chili Flakes, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, touch of Cinnamon, White Pepper & Sea Salt)
1 1/2 Cups of BBQ Sauce, Homemade or Store Bought, simmering on the stove top
Rub the spice rub all over your tenderloins and let rest in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
Allow tenderloins to come to room temperature. In a cast iron pan sear the tenderloins on high heat with some vegetable oil until browned on all sides.
Once browned remove from the pan and place on a foil covered pan in a 325F pre-heated oven
In the meantime heat up your BBQ sauce...we like to make our own (secret recipe!) but store bought works fine as well.
Baste the tenderloins every 10 Minutes with your sauce...flipping them each time to get good caramelization.
Once tenderloin has been cooking for about 40 Minutes remove from the oven and slice...they should be pink in the middle still.
Baste with more sauce and throw back into the oven for another 10 minutes or until cooked through.
Serve with your salad and channel some warm summer thoughts!