4-Ingredient Spicy Pineapple Teriyaki PorkRecipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
There’s a reason why pineapple and pork are featured on the classic Hawaiian pizza. Together, they create a sweet and salty topping combination that is unique, delicious and quite controversial. For some, the sweetness of this tropical fruit can be off-putting in a savory dish. However, if you enjoy this pizza pairing, you’ll absolutely love this Spicy Pineapple Teriyaki Pork recipe featuring just four simple ingredients.
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To make this sweet and spicy dish, get started by gathering your four ingredients. All you need is one pound of lean pork tenderloin, one cup of pineapple chunks, one sliced spicy jalapeno pepper and a quarter cup of reduced sodium teriyaki sauce. Simply place all of these ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on high for about three to four hours. Once your pork is completely cooked through, you can slice or shred prior to serving. Use it as a hearty, high protein topper for your nachos, tacos, sandwiches, stir fry, salads and more!
Not only does pineapple lend its sweet, sour, tropical taste to this delicious recipe, but it also helps to tenderize the meat. According to Healthline, pineapple “contains a group of enzymes called bromelain,” which have the ability to break down protein and make meat more tender. When consumed, these enzymes are also said to help with protein digestion and absorption within the human body. Other fruits that contain “natural digestive enzymes” include papaya, mango, banana, avocado and kiwi, says Healthline.
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One serving of this Spicy Pineapple Teriyaki Pork contains 124 calories and counts as one PowerFuel and one Extra on the Nutrisystem program. Serve it up with a SmartCarb to complete your Flex meal, such as brown rice, quinoa, whole grain bread, tortilla chips or a whole wheat wrap. Feel free to also incorporate more of your favorite non-starchy veggies and herbs into this dish. Sliced red onions, bell peppers and tomatoes tend to pair well with the sweet and sour taste of pineapple.
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- 1 lb. lean pork tenderloin
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- ¼ cup teriyaki sauce, reduced sodium
- 1 jalapeno, sliced
- Place all ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
- Slice or shred the pork and serve.