Talk Of Alabama: Super-Fast Barbecue Sliders

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Talk Of Alabama
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How To Prepare The Pork Tenderloin Rub

How To Make The Blueberry-Thyme Barbecue Sauce

Build The Smoky Pork Sliders & Grilling Tool Essentials

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or any weeknight meal you may be planning.
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Get Your ‘Cue On
barbecue flavors in a flash

When you just don’t have all day…
Versatile pork tenderloin can be grilled or baked in the oven.

Definitely worth bookmarking.
Make summer supper prep easy with a few simple sides.

Having company over?
Wow guests with an impressive entertaining option.
Either way, think effortless cookout fare in no time.

buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickSmoky Pork Sliders With Blueberry-Thyme Barbecue Sauce
makes 8 servings

3 Tbsp dark brown sugar
4 tsp Kosher salt
1 Tbsp chili powder
3/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1 lemon, cut in half
2 lbs pork tenderloin, trimmed
Slider buns
Blueberry-Thyme Barbecue Sauce
Garnish: narrow-leaf zinnia blooms & fresh thyme leaves

one
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Combine the brown sugar, the salt, the chili powder, the thyme, the garlic powder,
the onion powder, the black pepper & the red pepper in a small bowl.

two
Squeeze the lemon over the pork tenderloins.
Rub the spice mixture over the pork.
Place the pork on a lightly greased rack over a half sheet pan lined with aluminum foil.

three
Bake for 20 minutes or until the thickest portion registers 155 degrees.

while the pork is baking
prepare the simple barbecue sauce

Remove from the oven & let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

four
Slice the slider buns in half.
Layer the buns with the sliced pork & serve with
Blueberry-Thyme Barbecue Sauce.

Fire Up The Barbie
grilling instructions

Preheat the grill to medium, about 350 to 400 degrees.
Grill for 20 minutes, turning halfway through the grilling time
or until the pork registers 155 degrees.
Proceed with the recipe as directed.

Berry BBQ Barbeque Sauce Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Hostess Outdoor Living Tailgate Party Summer Entertaining

buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickBlueberry-Thyme Barbecue Sauce
makes 2 cups

1 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 {18-oz} bottle barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme

one
Combine the blueberries & the orange juice in a 2-qt sauce pan.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat & simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

press the berries with a wooden spoon to help release the juice

two
Stir the barbecue sauce & the fresh thyme into the blueberry mixture.
Reduce the heat to medium-low & cook for 5 additional minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat.

Serve with grilled meats.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator up 1 week.

Note: I used Bullseye Original Barbecue Sauce for easy availability.
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How To Get Supper On The Table Quickly
try these quick side ideas while the pork is cooking

No. 1

Easy Summer Vegetable Mix

Toss tomato wedges, thinly sliced vidalia onions & cucumbers with Italian vinaigrette.
Sprinkle with fresh oregano & crumbled feta cheese.

No. 2

Farm Stand-Fresh Side Dish

Sauté sliced zucchini & yellow squash in a little butter.
Sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste.
Top with your favorite herb.

No. 3

Red, White & Blue Cheese Salad

Top fresh spinach leaves with roasted almonds,
blueberries, sliced strawberries & crumbled blue cheese.
Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette.

No. 4

Sweet Heat Shucked Corn

Combine softened butter, honey & minced jalapeno.
Slather on steamed corn-on-the-cob.
Sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste.

20 minute Barbecue Pork Tenderloin BBQ Rub rebeccagordon buttermilk lipstick southern training hostess outdoor living tailgate ideasThe 411

the rub

look for these ingredients in your spice cupboard
however, feel free to sub in seasonal herbs or fresh garlic cloves

the fresh herb rule of thumb
use a 1:1 ratio for pungent Rosemary for dried vs fresh

dried herbs will have a more bold flavor
increase fresh herbs 2 fold for the same flavor punch

the pork tenderloin

the weight can vary from package to package
just choose a package slightly more or less than the weight called for in the recipe

the tenderloins should be relatively lean
be sure to remove any additional fat with a knife, if necessary

the barbecue sauce

blueberries are the bomb but blackberries would be tasty too
don’t feel locked in
by all means be creative & experiment

the buns

dinner rolls or small buns are perfect for these petite bites
you can omit them all together for a more carb-friendly meal

the garnish

narrow leaf zinnia blooms are one of my very favorite flowers
sweet & petite

natural companions to plant in herb pots for snipping throughout the summer months
… adding a fresh burst of sunshine to a sea of green

garnish grilled specialties for easy on the eyes plates & entertaining platters
guests will coo over the unexpected detail

Summer Entertaining Favorites
visit these posts for more cookout side dish ideas

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Buttermilk Cole Slaw

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