This super sweet pineapple pork tenderloin recipe is an entirely new dinner idea. It’s sugary and tangy and irresistible.
Pineapple Pork Tenderloin Recipe
It’s so rare to find a recipe that everyone in the family loves. Usually, there’s at least one person that just doesn’t like it.
But this recipe, it’s a winner. For everyone. The sweet flavors from pineapple cover the pork loin. But then the honey adds another layer of syrupy goodness. And the balsamic vinegar rounds it all out with the perfect amount of tang.
Make It Ahead
When you prepare the ingredients ahead of time, you are actually allowing all the juices to soak into the meat. This means every single bite will burst with flavor.
If you don’t have time to let it marinate overnight, (or you forget – it happens) that’s ok. You can even just pour all the ingredients into the slow cooker the day of the meal.
The flavors might not be as infused into the meat, but it will still taste incredible.
How To Make Pineapple Pork Tenderloin
There are only a few steps in this recipe. You might call it a “slow cooker dump recipe” or a “one-step slow cooker recipe.”
We like to call it a time-saving recipe for busy weeks.
There are only a few simple ingredients in this easy recipe.
- Pork tenderloin
- Canned pineapple chunks
- Balsamic vinegar
How to Serve Pineapple Pork Tenderloin
When the pork is fully cooked, how do you serve it? Try one of these ideas. All of them make scrumptious and filling meals.
As The Main Dish
You can literally just serve it on a plate with your other side dishes. It makes a perfect main dish. After the pineapple chunks cook, they become soft and have a super-sweet glaze to them.
On Top of Rice
Serve this pork on top of a scoop of white or brown rice. All the juices from the slow cooker taste amazing with a forkful of rice.
On A Sandwich Bun
Or you can be extra fancy and shred the pork loin and serve it on a thick brioche bun. Then just heat up some french fries and you have a memorable and easy meal.
What to Do With Leftover Pork
If you have leftover pork, save it. You can use it again in other recipes later on in the week. Don’t keep the pineapple chunks, they don’t reheat well.
But you can use the leftover pork this way:
- On a sandwich – even cold this tastes incredible.
- Pork fried rice
- Sweet pork tacos
- Pork pasta salad – shred the pork and toss with cooked noodles and balsamic dressing
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- 2 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin
- 20 oz canned pineapple chunks
- 1 T balsamic vinegar
- 3 T honey
- 2 bag frozen brown rice steamer
- 6 C salad greens
- Place all ingredients (including pineapple juice) in a large zipper bag. Zip to seal and squish around to mix.
- Pour zipper bag contents into slow cooker and cook on low for 6 - 8 hours.
- Cook rice according to package directions.
- Serve with green salad.
On Cooking Day
May substitute pork for beef roast or chicken breasts
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