Tropical Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Apr. 27, 2022
When we crave something sweet and spicy, pork tenderloin cooked with chipotle, barbecue sauce and pineapple really delivers. —Cynthia Gerken, Naples, Florida
Tropical Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 1-in. cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 cup honey barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 finely chopped chipotle peppers plus 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook until browned, 4-6 minutes. Remove.
  2. In same skillet, cook onion and pepper until softened, 2-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Return pork to pan; stir in chicken stock. Cook, covered, until pork is tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in next 5 ingredients; simmer, uncovered, until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 539 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 1374mg sodium, 82g carbohydrate (72g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.