Hasselback Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

"Pineapple and pork will be your new favorite flavor combo."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • For the pineapple BBQ sauce: In a small saucepan, combine the crushed pineapple, pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic and red pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until the sugar dissolves, 5 to 8 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water until smooth, then add to simmering sauce. Simmer until thickened, about 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  • For the pork: Place the pork tenderloins on a cutting board and make parallel incisions 1 inch apart along the length of the meat, most of the way through the meat. The bottom of the tenderloins should remain intact. Season with salt and pepper and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Put pineapple slices and red onion slices in the incisions, alternating between the two. (If necessary, trim the slices so they stick out about 1/4 inch.) Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of the sauce over each tenderloin and sprinkle with the jalapeno slices.
  • Bake until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145 degrees F, 22 to 25 minutes. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the tenderloins to a serving platter. Slice, garnish with scallions and serve with the remaining sauce.

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  1. Jonathan Melendez
    If you're a big fan of salty and sweet, then you'll love this! I made just as directed and it turned out great! Loved the flavors from the sauce and the kick from the jalapeño on top!
  2. shadowrunbunny
    This recipe was OK. It was edible, but the flavors didn't really pop like we thought they should. Will not be wasting a good pork tenderloin on this again.
  3. humchuckinaface
    perfect blend of flavors. husband loved it and so did I. Sweet and spicy


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