Our Sweet and Sour Glazed Pork Tenderloin is quick and easy to prepare for a weeknight family dinner – but it’s also a delicious and elegant menu option for a special dinner or occasion!
This recipe for sweet and sour glazed pork tenderloin is reminiscent of the recipe I remember having as a kid growing up, where my mom use to mix a bottle of Catalina salad dressing, a packet of French onion soup mix, and a jar of orange marmalade for a glaze over pork chops. These days, Jack and I both prefer to cook with fresh ingredients whenever we can, and this version has so much better flavor than the pre-made mix ingredients!
This sweet and sour glaze is really perfect with pork tenderloin! The sauce has chunks of crushed pineapple, sweet onions and orange peel. Some sugar and honey plus pineapple juice give this sauce its ‘sweet’, and rice vinegar, ketchup and soy sauce give it the ‘sour’, as well as other seasonings. Just roast the pork tenderloins with some of the sweet and sour glaze poured over it to give it a rich, caramelized color and flavor. Then, when you’re ready to serve, spoon the remainder of the glaze over the juicy pork tenderloin.
Not only is this delicious – but it’s gorgeous to look at! And – your guests will never guess how easy this sweet and sour glazed pork tenderloin is to make!