Homemade Hoisin Sauce

The other day I had thawed a couple of pork tenderloin and was trying to think of a different way to cook it.  I was busy with the craft room so I wanted something fairly quick to make.  That was when the Hoisin Sauce came to mind. I knew it was quick and easy to mix up and it would give the pork a delicious BBQ type sauce to cook in!


Here are the ingredients I used to make the sauce.

I added everything but the corn starch to my large measuring cup and whisked to combine it.  I put it in the microwave on high heat for about 1 minutes, until the peanut butter and molasses had “liquified.”

I whisked the corn starch with about a 1/4 cup of water, then added it to the mixture, whisking to combine.

I returned the sauce to the microwave for another minute or two until the sauce had thickened.

I brushed the thickened sauce all over the pork tenderloin and placed it in an aluminum foil lined baking pan. I covered it with another sheet of aluminum foil and placed it in the oven at 325 degrees for about 2 hours… low and slow lol!

During the last 30 minutes I removed the foil to allow the top of the tenderloin to brown a bit.

I let the pork stand for about 5 minutes before slicing.

When it came time to plate the dinner, I placed slices of the pork tenderloin on the plates and spooned some of the sauce on top.  Both of “the boys” totally cleaned their plates!


Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Preparation Time: 5 minutes  Baking Time (Pork Tenderloin): 2 hours  Servings: 4 – 6


  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 4 tsp. soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter (not crunchy)
  • 4 tsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. hot sauce
  • 2 tsp. corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. (For pork tenderloin, preheat oven to 325 degrees and line baking pan with aluminum foil)
  2. In a large measuring cup, add molasses, soya sauce, peanut butter, rice vinegar, minced garlic and hot sauce.  Whisk to combine.
  3. Microwave on high heat for about 1 minutes, until peanut butter and molasses liquefy.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together corn starch and water and add to mixture, whisking to fully combine.
  5. Return to microwave for about 1 minutes, until sauce has thickened.
  6. Brush sauce all over the pork tenderloin and place in an aluminum foil lined baking pan.
  7. Cover with additional foil and cook at 325 degrees for about 2 hours.
  8. During last 30 minutes, remove foil to allow pork to brown.
  9. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  10. Spoon thickened sauce from bottom of the pan over slices when serving.

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