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Pineapple and Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Tenderloin
A delish glazed ham is usually always on our menu each Christmas. It’s just a family favorite, but I just made this pineapple and brown sugar glazed pork tenderloin, and man……oh man. We always have so much leftover ham – so I think it’s super smart and easier on the wallet – to prepare this dish instead!
I grabbed this Smithfield All Natural Pork Tenderloin at Walmart the other day, fully intending on doing a pork BBQ recipe. Then I strolled upon a can of pineapple rings in my cabinet and thought, hmmm….that would be SO good on that pork tenderloin — and that’s exactly what I did!
- 2 lb. pork tenderloin (we use Smithfield All Natural)
- 1 can of pineapple rings, in juice
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- 3-4 tablespoons pineapple juice (reserved from can)
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375
Salt and pepper the entire pork tenderloin
In an oven proof skillet, sear pork tenderloin in oil, on all sides till browned. (On med. high heat)
Transfer skillet with pork tenderloin to the oven and continue to cook an additional 30-40 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 150 degrees when inserted into the fattest part of the meat.
After tenderloin is in the oven, mix brown sugar, honey, mustard and pineapple juice in a small bowl, and set aside.
When the tenderloin has just 2-5 minutes left of cook time, take it out of oven and brush on some of the glaze. (Be sure to reserve some glaze for the pineapples). Turn on the broiler, and bake an additional 2-5 minutes or until the glaze starts to bubble and carmelize.
Remove from the oven, and cover lightly with aluminum foil. Let rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.
While that’s resting, drain pineapple rings and place on a cookie sheet. Brush on some glaze and pop into the oven while the broiler is still on. Let broil for 2-5 minutes or until the glaze begins to bubble and/or brown. Remove from oven. Watch closely – so they don’t burn!
We placed a pineapple ring in between each slice, and then drizzled on a little more glaze to the top. So sooo yummy!! We had some leftovers, and the next day we stuck these little slices of heaven into some soft slider buns and had the perfect lunch!
The Smithfield commitment:
The biggest reasons that I love Smithfield All Natural pork products is because of their commitment to their customers AND their employees.
- Offering all natural products.
- Proudly raising their animals in the USA.
- Meeting the USDA Process Verified standard.
- Never adding steroids or hormones to their products.
- Never adding artificial ingredients to their products.
Smithfield demonstrates compassion for their community by:
- Providing local jobs to community members.
- Supporting both national and local causes.
- Partnering and supporting regional farm families across the country.
Do you have a favorite pork tenderloin recipe? Let us know…we’d LOVE to hear!