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Jalapeno Cinnamon-Pineapple Pork
Makes 4 servings.

If you are looking for a way to spice things up, this recipe is just the ticket.

Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 15 min.

1 - pound pork tenderloin, cut crosswise into 8 pieces
1/4 - teaspoon salt
2 - Tablespoon margarine
1 - medium red bell pepper, cut into julienne strips
1 - can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks in unsweetened pineapple juice, undrained
1/2 - cup dry white wine
1 - Tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
1 - Tablespoon jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
1/8 - teaspoon cinnamon
1 - Tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped

Press each tenderloin slice to 1-inch thickness; sprinkle with salt.

  • In large skillet over medium heat, add 1-tablespoon margarine and melt. 
  • Next, add the pork tenderloin and for cook 3 to 4 minutes per side or until done (internal temp 155F). 
  • Place on serving plate and keep warm.
  • To skillet, add remaining 1-tablespoon margarine and red bell pepper. 
  • You want to cook for about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. 
  • Reduce heat to low. 
  • Next, stir in your pineapple and juice, wine, ginger, jalapeno pepper and cinnamon. 
  • Simmer until you reduce the liquid to about 1/4 cup. 
  • Spoon pineapple mixture over tenderloin; sprinkle with cilantro.

Picnicking & Tailgating

Make a day or two ahead.  Heat (on stove or in microwave) before leaving.  Pour into a thermal container and serve when you reach your destination.


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