Pork Tenderloin With Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a somewhat tweaked version of a recipe I found in the 2007 Taste of Home The Busy Family Cookbook, & then it was reduced to serve 2 of us!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F, then put the pork tenderloin in a roasting pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar with the Dijon mustard, paprika & ginger, then spread HALF of this mixture over the pork tenderloin, before baking uncovered for 15 minutes.
  3. When the 15 minutes are up, spread the pork with the remaining brown sugar mixture & bake 15 to 20 minutes longer, or until a meat thermometer reads 145 degrees F, but if you're a traditionalist, you'll want the thermometer to read 160 degrees F!
  4. Meanwhile, for the salsa, in a small mixing bowl, combine the bell pepper & onion with the last tablespoon of brown sugar, along with the cup of diced pineapple & pineapple juice.
  5. When the pork comes out of the oven, let it stand briefly before slicing the meat & serving it with a generous portion of salsa.
Most Helpful

This is just delicious! I liked the salsa the most but the pork was great too. We had this with rice so it could soak up the juice from the salsa. So good! I did cook the pork more than I usually do (oops!) but tenderloin is tender no matter how much you cook it so it really didn't matter. Made for 1, 2, 3 tag game. Thanks Syd! :)

Nif January 12, 2012

WOW!!! Wonderful and tasty pork tenderloin recipe. The coating on the pork is delicious, but the pineapple salsa takes it over the top. I made this recipe exactly as written. I cooked it to an internal temperature of 152° (splitting the difference between the 145° and the traditional 160°). The pork was melt in your mouth tender, juicy and very flavorful. The salsa was the perfect complement to the meat. Definitely company worthy. I am looking forward to making this again and again. Thanks for another terrific recipe Sydney Mike. Made for Sept. 2011 Aus/NZ Swap.

Crafty Lady 13 September 05, 2011