Simply combine 4 ingredients and you’ll savor one of the most flavor packed pork recipes ever! I give you… Sweet and Spicy Pork Bites.
Sweet and spicy is my favorite flavor combination.
I feel like my go-to for dinner is mostly chicken, so I wanted to create a pork dish with a sweet and spicy flavor.
How to Make Sweet and Spicy Pork Bites
Hoisin sauce, brown sugar, Sriracha, and pork loin cut into bite size pieces…that’s it!
If you’re serving this to your kids you could go light on the Sriracha and add more to your plate later.
I just combined everything in a large bowl and marinated it overnight.
Put in a 9 x 13 dish lined with foil (it would be a mess to clean that dish if you didn’t use foil)
I baked this covered with foil at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, then cranked the oven up to 450 and baked uncovered for another 15 minutes.
It just wasn’t getting as caramelized as I would have liked so I turned on the broiler.
Still keeping it on the middle rack for about 5 or 6 minutes until it had this stunning charred, golden, top.
Look how gorgeous Sweet and Spicy Pork Bites are!
I served Sweet and Spicy Pork Bites with some Veggie Fried Rice and sesame seeds on top.
I made extra pork like I usually do to prep! A few ready to go meals for lunches or when we have an extra busy evening.
You may also like Sweet and Sticky Thai Chicken Wings!
These chicken wings have a very similar flavor and are super good with the crushed peanuts over top.
There are directions for the oven or the smoker.
Sweet and Spicy Pork Bites
Pork in a flavorful, easy sauce all baked in one pan for easy cleanup
- 2 pounds pork loin cut into bite size pieces
- 1 cup hoisin sauce
- 1/2 cup Sriracha (or more or less to your taste)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- sesame seeds
Combine the pork, hoisin sauce, Sriracha, and brown sugar in a bowl and let marinate overnight, or at least a few hours.
Line a 9 x 13 dish with foil. Pour in the pork and all the sauce. Make sure all the pork pieces are in a single layer.
Cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Turn the heat up to 450 and bake an additional 15 minutes. Turn on the broiler for a charred, caramelized top for 5-6 more minutes.
Top with sesame seeds and serve with rice or veggies.