Our main man Dan is back with a mouthwatering Spicy Sweet and Sour Pork tenderloin served with some boss sauce. The whole recipe is Dan-O-Myte! We hope you’ve been practicing popping that trigger finger because this calls for a very generous serving of both Dan-O’s Chipotle and Spicy Seasoning.
You may be wondering if you can substitute a pork loin for the tenderloin. While they’re both lean meats, Pork Loins are wider and flatter. Pork Loins could potentially also have a bone-in in them depending on the cut. Because of this difference in size, and shape, throwing a pork loin in this recipe may cause it to overcook and burn, leaving you with a dry unpleasant cut of meat. Now that we’re settled on the tenderloin, let’s discuss why it’s so important to marinate it before smoking. Like we stated before, the tenderloin is a lean meat. It’s so lean, that it can easily dry out if we don’t give it the extra love. But if we’re doing the marinade do we need the BBQ sauce? Well no, the BBQ isn’t a requirement, but it is going to give a lot of flavor. Plus, since we’re doing it right before it finishes smoking, that sauce is going to caramelize on the tenderloin and give it a nice mouthwatering texture and flavor.
Tenderloins offer a lot of food for such a small investment. Unless you’re serving a large group of people, you’re bound to have some left over. While eating this straight up with some boss sauce is great, it’s fun to switch things up with the leftovers. Here’s some ideas of what to do with your leftovers. A tenderloin sandwich with some boss sauce on the bread is a great option, and dress it up however you like. If you want a really quality sandwich that’s different than your standard, try a Banh Mi sandwich! Throw it in like a chef’s salad for a health kick. Use some Asian flair and make some pork fried rice, or pork lomein. There’s a ton more options for spicing up these leftovers, but no matter how you’re serving up this Spicy Sweet and Sour Pork tenderloin, you’ll be savoring every bite.
For the Marinade:
For the Boss Sauce:
For the Sour mix (optional):