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Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin Recipe for the Ninja Foodi Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin Recipe for the Ninja Foodi

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Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin Recipe for the Ninja Foodi

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This teriyaki pork tenderloin recipe is my go-to for a quick, flavorful dinner. Tender pork, homemade teriyaki sauce, all cooked up in my trusty Ninja Foodi. It's a real crowd-pleaser!

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Alright, let me tell you about my teriyaki pork tenderloin recipe. Ever crave something savory, sweet, and incredibly tender? Yeah, me too. That's where this beauty steps in. It's a simple dish, but don't be fooled, the flavor it packs is a knockout. My secret? The ninja foodi. Cooking with this gadget makes it almost impossible to mess up. You'll end up with a perfectly tender pork tenderloin that's drenched in a homemade teriyaki sauce. And that's enough to make anyone's taste buds celebrate. Trust me, this is a must-try!

Ingredients for Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

  • Pork tenderloin: Lean cut of meat that cooks quickly and absorbs flavors well, making it perfect for this teriyaki dish.
  • Soy sauce: Provides the salty umami flavor base essential for teriyaki sauce, adding depth and richness to the dish.
  • Brown sugar: Balances the saltiness of the soy sauce with a hint of sweetness, creating a well-rounded teriyaki sauce.
  • Garlic: Adds a pungent, aromatic flavor to the dish, enhancing the overall savory profile of the teriyaki pork.
  • Ginger: Offers a warm, spicy kick to the teriyaki sauce, complementing the sweetness and adding depth to the flavor.
  • Rice vinegar: Provides a tangy acidity that brightens the teriyaki sauce, balancing the richness of the other ingredients.

Tools Required for Making This Ninja Foodi Recipe

  • Ninja Foodi: Combines pressure cooking and sauté functions for cooking the pork tenderloin and thickening the teriyaki sauce.
  • Bowl: Used for mixing the teriyaki sauce ingredients before pouring over the pork tenderloin in the Ninja Foodi.
  • Small bowl: For creating a cornstarch slurry to thicken the teriyaki sauce after pressure cooking the pork.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Sesame seeds and green onions for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and rice vinegar.
  2. Place pork tenderloin in the Ninja Foodi and pour the teriyaki sauce over it.
  3. Close the lid and set to pressure cook on high for 20 minutes.
  4. Once done, do a quick release and remove the pork from the Ninja Foodi.
  5. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water to make a slurry. Add it to the remaining sauce in the Ninja Foodi and set to sauté to thicken.
  6. Slice the pork and serve with the thickened teriyaki sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 280 kcal | Carbohydrates: 16 g | Protein: 30 g | Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 75 mg | Sodium: 1200 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 12 g | Calcium: 40 mg | Potassium: 550 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 20 µg | Vitamin C: 2 mg

Can You Make Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the teriyaki sauce and marinate the pork tenderloin in it. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before cooking.
  • You can slice the cooked pork and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop with the teriyaki sauce.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the pork according to the recipe and let it cool completely.
  • Place the sliced pork in a freezer-safe container or bag, pour the teriyaki sauce over it, and seal tightly.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating in the microwave or on the stovetop.

One interesting fact about this teriyaki pork tenderloin recipe for the ninja foodi is that you can add a splash of pineapple juice to the teriyaki sauce for a hint of tropical sweetness. It complements the savory flavors beautifully and adds a unique twist to the dish.

Common Questions About Making Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin in the Ninja Foodi

FAQ:
Can I use a different cut of meat for this recipe?
Yes, you can use chicken or beef instead of pork tenderloin for this teriyaki recipe.
How can I make this dish less sweet?
To make it less sweet, reduce the amount of brown sugar in the teriyaki sauce or use a low-sugar alternative.
Can I marinate the pork tenderloin before cooking?
Yes, you can marinate the pork tenderloin in the teriyaki sauce for a few hours or overnight for more flavor.
Can I double the recipe in the ninja foodi?
It's best not to double the recipe in the ninja foodi to ensure even cooking. You can cook in batches if needed.
How long can I store leftovers?
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

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