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Air Fryer BBQ Pork Tenderloin – Easy BBQ Pork Recipe Without A Grill

Air Fryer BBQ Pork Tenderloin is a delicious barbecue meal without a grill!

This quick and easy air fryer recipe only takes 20 minutes, making it great for big groups and meal preps.

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I also included an easy homemade BBQ sauce recipe!

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Why Air Fryer BBQ Pork Tenderloin?

For foodies, summer signifies one thing: Grilling Season! Coming from the Philippines, BBQ and grilling reminds me of Filipino Pork Barbecue.

But being in North America, it reminds me of Texas BBQ like brisket and ribs.

If you don’t have a grill or are living in a condo (you’re not allowed to have a grill in your unit), then you’re only hope for grilling is if your condo has their own shared barbeque amenities or if your family and friend’s host a summer BBQ.

Air Fryer BBQ Pork Tenderloin on a plate

I was craving Filipino pork BBQ so this is why I decided to make Air Fryer BBQ Pork Tenderloin!

Now you can make delicious barbecue pork without using a grill.

The result was amazing. The pork tenderloin came out tender and moist!

Best of all, because of the high heat on the air fryer, the barbecue sauce actually caramelizes on the pork giving it the look and taste we want when grilling.

It’s so good that it’s one of my most popular air fryer recipes!

Air Fried BBQ Pork Tenderloin Plate

What Makes This Air Fryer Recipe So Good?

  • Quick. One batch of BBQ Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin only takes a total time of 20 minutes.
  • Simply and Easy. There is not much ingredients and work required to make this dish.
  • No Grill Barbecue Recipe. This air fryer recipe gives you similar results without a grill.
  • Flexible. You can use any sauce you want. Or if you don’t want sauce, you can just use a dry rub.

Also Read: Easy 30-Minute Recipes: Meals and Snacks in 30 Minutes or Less

Barbecue Pork Tenderloin with Coleslaw on the table

What You Need For Air Fryer BBQ Pork Tenderloin


I used the Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven TOA-60 for this recipe.

The size of its air fryer basket was enough to cook the entire batch of pork tenderloin.

This recipe will still work with other air fryer types but you might need to adjust timing for best results.

And depending on capacity, you might need multiple run it in batches.

Inside the Cuisinart Stainless Steel Air Fryer Convection Oven with trays

Barbecue Pork Tenderloin Ingredients

  • Pork Tenderloin – I used pork tenderloin because it is one of the most tender cuts of pork so it doesn’t become too tough in the air fryer.

    It is one of the leanest part too so it’s healthier than other cuts.
  • BBQ Sauce – you can use favourite brand of Barbecue sauce or homemade sauce.

    I included an easy homemade BBQ sauce recipe below.
  • Oil – just enough to coat the pork so it doesn’t stick to the basket since we are using lean pork.
Barbeque Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin on a plate

Also Read: Prosciutto Arugula Pizza Recipe

How To Make Barbecue Pork Tenderloin in an Air Fryer

Cut the pork tenderloin into cubes then, in a medium bowl, toss them with the oil and BBQ sauce to coat.

Barbecue Sauce Marinated Pork Tenderloin in Bowl

Place the pork on the air fryer basket and set air fryer to 375F for 15 minutes without crowding and overlapping.

Note: This setting was tested on the Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven. And it came out perfectly caramelized.

A plate of Air Fryer Barbecue Pork
Look at that caramelization!

How To Make Easy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

For this BBQ Pork Tenderloin, I actually ended up making my own BBQ sauce instead with things I have in the pantry.

It is so easy to make!

Just mix 15g maple syrup, 110g ketchup and 20g apple cider vinegar in a cup.

This barbecue sauce comes out tasting like Filipino Pork BBQ!

You can also use this BBQ sauce for Air Fryer Barbecue Chicken and Instant Pot Pork Ribs.

Pork marinated in BBQ Sauce and Olive Oil in a bowl

What Dishes To Serve With Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

Air Fryer BBQ Pork Tenderloin with coleslaw on a bowl

BBQ Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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Barbeque Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin on a plate

Air Fryer BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Yield: 2 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Make BBQ Pork Tenderloin without a grill using the air fryer! This Air Fryer BBQ Pork Tenderloin is so easy to make and comes out delicious like it was grilled. Perfect for dinner and meal preps.



  1. Pat the pork tenderloin dry then dice them.
  2. Toss the pork tenderloin in olive oil and barbecue sauce to coat.
  3. Place pork tenderloin in the air fryer basket with no crowding and overlapping.
  4. Air Fry for 15 minutes at 375F (190C)


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 444mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 37g

Please note that nutrition information you see is provided and automatically calculated by Nutritionix. This may vary depending on the specific ingredients that you use. To ensure the most accurate information, I suggest entering your specific ingredients into a nutrition calculator.

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It’s a delicious main dish to serve family style!

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