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Hawaiian Pork Pineapple Buns


Chinese-style, glazed bbq pork tenderloin with a hint of the islands.

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  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. each worchestershire sauce & brown sugar
  • 1 (1 lb.) pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 c. each ketchup & hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbl. each toasted sesame oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, soy sauce
  • 6 slices fresh pineapple
  • 12 Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • Butter lettuce


Servings 6
Preparation time 60mins


Step 1

1. Place pork in large ziploc bag & marinate with salt, worchestershire sauce & brown sugar for at least 3 hrs.

2. Make the glaze: In a small bowl mix ketchup, hoisin, sesame oil, garlic, ginger & soy sauce. Reserve half the mix in separate bowl for glazing later.

3. Preheat grill 350-400 degrees. Lay pork on the grill & cook until meat reaches 135 degrees on meat thermometer, approx. 15 min.

4. Using a pastry brush and one bowl of glaze, cover pork with glaze, reserve 2 tbl. for pineapple. Cook the pork until glaze has slightly carmelized, turning occassionally. Cook until pork reaches approx. 145 degrees in the center.

5. Place pork on a cutting board, tent with foil, let rest approx. 15 min.

6. Lay pineapple slices on grill, brush with 2 tbl. glaze, cook, turning once, until grill marks appear, approx. 4 min. each side

7. Cut pork into 1/2 inch thick slices. Cut a large cut across the top of each roll. Fill each roll with one piece of pork, one slice of pineapple and a small piece of butter lettuce. Drizzle with 1/2 tsp. of reserved glaze.

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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