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Grilled Pork with Spicy Pineapple Salsa

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

8 servings (2 cups salsa)

Here in Michigan, the outdoor grilling season is pretty short, so I often use my oven for "grilling." The barbecue sauce is equally good on chicken or shrimp. —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan
Grilled Pork with Spicy Pineapple Salsa Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (16 ounces) chunky salsa
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup port wine or grape juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • PORK:
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
  • Lime wedges

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 9 ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook 20-25 minutes or until mixture is reduced by half, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, for pork, mix spices; rub over tenderloins. Grill tenderloins on a lightly oiled rack, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 18-22 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°, turning occasionally.
  3. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with salsa and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with 1/4 cup salsa: 220 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 318mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

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