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Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin is an easy and tasty recipe that you could serve over noodles, rice or just pack in the sandwich.

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

I am totally about sweet and spicy flavours, so Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin are right up my alley.

If you are like me, then I know you will love this recipe.  I am using BBQ sauce more than ketchup. 

I actually would say that I like the taste much better with plain BBQ sauce plus Sriracha.

However, my little one eats ketchup even with his pizza, so I made plain not spicy ketchup-based sauce for him. 

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My kids are so strange sometimes, but we all go through some fazes in life so I am not worried.

I ate these with lightly grilled homemade flatbread like a sandwich, and some sides on tops like lettuce, and cucumber.

It was insanely good, but for proper lunch or dinner, I like serving it with rice and veggies. 

Also, spiciness can be adjusted to your own preferences. I love spicy food, but this was not as much, at least not to me.

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

I would definitely like to suggest to add one tablespoon at the time, then taste to see if you can handle the heat. 

Some people handle spicy food pretty well and others not so much, so I always say add less and taste. You got to please your own taste buds. 

You can totally make these with chicken, beef, or turkey.

Of course, the taste and cooking time will be slightly different. Well, I assume that the taste will be nothing but delicious.

It is a totally finger-licking meal that I know you guys will love. In fact, I had quite positive feedback.

However, my comments and recipe starts did not transfer to the blog when I migrated to the WordPress platform. It is sad but true.

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

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Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy and tasty meal idea.


  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 8-10 Oz Tenderloins or any other cut,
  • Salt to taste a pinch per pork slice


  • 1/3 cup your favorite BBQ SAUCE
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha (or gochujang,
  • Korean red hot chili paste), please add enough to please your taste buds.
  • 1 teaspoon Soy sauce, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger, or minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice fresh


  1. Cut tenderloins into strips, or bite-size pieces. Sprinkle pinch or two of salt on each piece. Preheat oil and cook pork for about 3-4 minutes per side on medium-high, trying to turn until it’s no longer pink and looks almost crunchy on the ends, you can also place it on the grill or bake in the oven – just to remind you, cooking in the oven or on the grill might increase cooking time.
  2. While pork is cooking, in the mixing bowl, combine ingredients for the sauce.
  3. When the pork is done, take half of the oil out (optional) and pour the sauce in. *If you are baking or grilling pork, then combine and cook the sauce in the saute pan, reduce heat to low, and add baked/grilled pork to the sauce with the addition of 1-2 tsp. Of oil. Or take out the meat, cook Sauce until bubbly, then put the meat back in.
  4. Stir and turn pork around several times, so it gets glazed on all sides.
  5. Let it cook for approximately 5 minutes at a lower temperature. When it gets thick and bubbly, it’s done.
  6. Serve it in the bun, over rice, mashed potatoes or salad etc.


  • You can bake it and glaze right after the pork is done. If you cannot handle spicy or overly spicy, reduce Sriracha. Add 1 tbsp. And see if it’s ok. Go with your taste!!!
  • For grilling option: Grill pork and make a sauce on the side. You can drop pork strips in the sauce or brush. You can use any cut, but the cooking time will depend on the size and type of the pork cut.
  • Chicken, beef or lamb could be used as an alternative, again cooking time will depend on the size and/or type. Internal temperature for pork should be 160°F (medium rare 145°F.) I like my pork well done, but it’s safe for eating even if it is 145° F. Internal temp. for chicken should be 165°F. Internal temp. for beef should be 160°F -for well done. You can also click on the link HERE, and see other meat types safe to eat internal temperatures.

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Victoria Sims

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

Simply delicious! I will be making this again!


Sunday 9th of February 2020

Made this 3 times. We love it. This time I made it with 1/2 the amt of sriracha and 1/2 chili paste and together it was extra spicy. Usually we just do sriracha and no chili paste Either way its great! I cut it up and put it on rice with broccoli Like a Chinese dish, I always make a double batch because pork loin around here are about 22 oz.

Sandra Mihic

Tuesday 11th of February 2020

YEY!!! I am so glad to hear... and yes, definitely as much as little spice as you wish. My husband don't like it too spicy so I add just a drizzle for him. Thank you for letting me know.

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