Sweet & Smoky Pork (Tenderloin) and Beans

Sweet & Smoky Pork (Tenderloin) and Beans

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes


6 people

Together with trendsetting chefs and food personalities, McCormick’s flavor experts have crafted the 2011 Flavor Forecast, which inspired this recipe among others. Here Pork and Beans are reinvented as caramelized honey-glazed pork tenderloin served on a bed of smoky adzuki beans.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick.


  • 1/2 cup Billy Bee® Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Thai Kitchen® Premium Fish Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Gourmet Collection Paprika, Smoked, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Gourmet Collection Garlic Powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Red Pepper, Crushed
  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 2 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Ginger, Ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Sicilian Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Black Pepper, Coarse Grind
  • 1 can (15 ounces) adzuki beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix honey, fish sauce, lime juice, 2 teaspoons of the smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon of the garlic powder and red pepper in small bowl until well blended. Brush pork with glaze.
  • 2 Roast 20 to 30 minutes or until desired doneness, brushing with glaze halfway through cooking time. Let pork stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crisp. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, remaining 1/2 teaspoon each smoked paprika and garlic powder, ginger, sea salt and pepper; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Gently stir in beans. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through. Slice pork on an angle into thin slices and serve over bean mixture. Garnish with green onions.
  • 4 Test Kitchen Tip: Adzuki beans are small, russet-colored beans with a sweet, nutty flavor. They are often used in Asian cuisine in confections. They can be purchased dried, canned or powdered in Asian markets or online specialty stores.


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