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Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
with pineapple / bell peppers / quinoa

Active: 25 min Total: 40 min

This skillet meal is Hawaiian-inspired with pan-seared pork tenderloin, bell peppers, and pineapple. Topped with teriyaki sauce, the entire dish has a great balance of sweet and savory flavors.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Teriyaki Sauce:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Ginger, fresh - 2 tsp, grated
  • Brown sugar - 3 Tbsp
  • Tamari - 3 Tbsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 Tbsp
  • Cornstarch - 2 tsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 2 tsp
Coconut Quinoa:
  • Quinoa, uncooked - 3/4 cup
  • Stock, any type - 3/4 cup
  • Coconut milk, light - 3/4 cup
Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple and Bell Peppers:
  • Onions, medium and red - 1, cubed
  • Bell peppers, red - 1, cubed
  • Bell peppers, green - 1, cubed
  • Pork tenderloin - 1 1/4 lb
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Pineapple, fresh or canned and drained - 1 1/2 cups, cubed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Onions / Bell peppers (both colors) - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make coconut quinoa - (Skip if made ahead for Tuesday.) Combine quinoa with stock and coconut milk in a saucepan. Add some salt. Bring to a boil covered. Lower heat, keep covered, and cook until liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make teriyaki sauce - (Skip if made ahead for Tuesday.) Chop garlic. Grate ginger. In a small saucepan, combine garlic, ginger, sugar, Tamari, first portion of water, and vinegar. Simmer on medium heat until sugar dissolves, ~3 minutes. Whisk together cornstarch and second part of water. Add cornstarch mixture to sauce and continue cooking until sauce thickens, ~2 minutes more. Stir in toasted sesame oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Pork - Tenderize with a fork and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Green onions - Chop green onions. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  6. Pineapple - If using fresh pineapple, cube. If using canned pineapple, drain.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C degrees.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then pork to heated oil. Sear on all sides until golden brown, ~5 minutes total.
  3. Move pork to one side of the skillet and place onions, bell peppers, and pineapple on the other side.
  4. Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until pork reaches 145F / 63C.
  5. In the last minute of cooking, pour half the teriyaki sauce over the pork and onions / bell peppers / pineapple. (Reserve the other half of the sauce for serving.)
  6. Set pork aside, covered, and let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. If quinoa was made ahead, reheat in the microwave.
  8. Slice pork and serve with onions, bell peppers, and pineapple over quinoa. Drizzle any remaining teriyaki sauce over top. Finish with green onions.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (41)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (10)
Vegetarian (5)

25 reviews

This one was easy for a weeknight a tasty. I used a dutch oven rather than a skillet.

By: Amanda
Posted: Sep 06, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Made with turkey tenderloin.

By: Vanessa
Posted: Mar 12, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Used pork chops instead of tenderloin -- tasty with the sauce.

By: Sundi
Posted: Mar 09, 2019
Diet: Original
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Loved it! Made coconut rice instead of quinoa. Didn't have pineapple, but didn't miss it. Used two very thick boneless sirloin pork chops and they worked great.

By: Barbie
Posted: Mar 04, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved every component!

By: Kathy
Posted: Feb 28, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yum! Added a little extra soy sauce to the teriyaki sauce

By: Elise
Posted: Feb 27, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful