Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads

Grilled flatbreads are a fun summer recipe!  These Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads are packed with flavor…serve ’em as an appetizer or a main dish!

Grilled flatbreads are a fun summer recipe!  These Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads are packed with flavor...serve 'em as an appetizer or a main dish!What is it about pork and pineapple?  They just go so well together!  Take Hawaiian pizzas for example – pork and pepperoni.  To be fair, I’ve never preferred pineapples on my pizza, but that’s just me.  Pineapples on the grill though?  That’s a different story!

I’ve grilled so many pineapples this year.  There’s just something about the sweet + smoky combination of flavors.  Earlier this summer, we made these Sweet and Spicy Chicken Tacos.  Grilled chicken + avocado + grilled pineapple = delicious.

Grilled flatbreads are a fun summer recipe!  These Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads are packed with flavor...serve 'em as an appetizer or a main dish!A couple summers ago, I shared these Aloha Burgers.  Homemade burgers + grilled ham steak + grilled pineapple = delicious.  And it doesn’t matter whether you use fresh or canned pineapple either!  We prefer fresh pineapple, but we’ve totally used canned pineapple rings with success, too.  (Just make sure you get the canned pineapple in 100% pineapple juice – not the pineapple packed in syrup.)

The key?  Teriyaki sauce.  We brush teriyaki sauce on the pineapples before grilling them, and the result is fantastic!  The salty + sweet combination is amazing.  In fact, on several occasions recently, Laura has asked me to grill up some teriyaki pineapple just to keep in the fridge as a side dish.  We added some grilled pineapple chunks to a quick and easy stir fry recently – woah!

Grilled flatbreads are a fun summer recipe!  These Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads are packed with flavor...serve 'em as an appetizer or a main dish!Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads

Running with that grilled pineapple theme, I recently made these Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads.  Naan or flatbread topped with a bit of mozzarella cheese, grilled pork, grilled pineapples and grilled onions.  Yup, everything got grilled!  And the flavor was amazing.

Grilled flatbreads are a fun summer recipe!  These Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads are packed with flavor...serve 'em as an appetizer or a main dish!The nice thing about these Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads is that they come together quickly.  You simply cook up the toppings and set them aside.  Then grill the naan (or flatbread) and toss all of the toppings on top.  Done and done.  We ate these for dinner for a couple nights last week, but I could also see these flatbreads being a great summer appetizer if you are hanging out in the backyard with friends.

Grilled flatbreads are a fun summer recipe!  These Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads are packed with flavor...serve 'em as an appetizer or a main dish!I hope you enjoy these grilled flatbreads as much as we do – just try to save some of the grilled pineapples for the actual flatbreads!  (Trust me, that’s easier said than done.  I was literally eating pieces right off of the grill last week.)  Cheers!

Did you make these Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads at home?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog) – I’d love to see your version!

Grilled flatbreads are a fun summer recipe!  These Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads are packed with flavor...serve 'em as an appetizer or a main dish!

Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads

Grilled flatbreads are a fun summer recipe!  These Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads are packed with flavor...serve 'em as an appetizer or a main dish!
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 651kcal

Ingredients

For the Toppings

  • 1 pork tenderloin ~1½ pounds
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 20-oz. can sliced pineapple rings, drained
  • 1 large red onion sliced into 1” thick pieces
  • cup teriyaki sauce

For the Flatbreads

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 naan breads or flatbreads
  • cups shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers drained
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions

For the Toppings

  • Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  • Slice the pork tenderloin lengthwise down the center. Do not cut all the way through, but instead leave two pieces connected. Open two pieces and flatten out on a large cutting board.
  • Brush vegetable oil evenly on both sides of the pork. Using a small bowl, combine salt, rosemary and black pepper; sprinkle mixture evenly on both sides of pork. Set pork aside.
  • Place pineapple rings and sliced onions into a large resealable bag. Add teriyaki sauce and gently turn until both pineapples and onions are well coated.
  • Place pork, pineapples and onions on grill. Grill pineapple and onions for 2-3 minutes per side, or until lightly charred. Grill pork for 6-7 minutes per side, or until fully cooked. (Note: Reserve the leftover teriyaki sauce. As it did not come in contact with raw meat, we can use it to drizzle on top of the finished flatbreads.)
  • Let pork, pineapples and onions cool and then chop into bite-sized pieces.

For the Flatbreads

  • Meanwhile, reduce grill temperature to low heat.
  • Brush flatbreads (or naan) with olive oil. Grill for 1-2 minutes, or until lightly charred. Flip flatbreads over and sprinkle mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers, chopped pork, pineapples and onions on top. Continue grilling for 3-4 minutes, or until cheese has completely melted. (Note: It’s important to ensure grill is on low heat here to prevent bottoms of flatbreads from burning.)
  • Remove flatbreads from grill and top with chopped cilantro. Drizzle reserved teriyaki sauce on top before serving.

Grilled flatbreads are a fun summer recipe!  These Grilled Pork and Pineapple Flatbreads are packed with flavor...serve 'em as an appetizer or a main dish!

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14 Comments

  1. Will be making this soon can i use mushrooms and vegan cheese as am a vegan will use my new air fryer instead perfect for my after officr meals will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

    1. I think flatbreads would be great in an air fryer, Ramya! I haven’t tried that myself, but I suspect it would work well. And, yes, mushrooms and vegan cheese would be great substitutions. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh you know how I feel about sweet and savoury and salty combinations, David – I DO love them. And this flatbread looks and sounds terrific (You definitely has dedicated it to me, just forgot to mention this, right?) Really beautiful combination of flavours, textures, and colours!

    1. Yes! I know you are the master of sweet and savory combinations, Ben. This is definitely one of those – the grilled pineapples brushed with teriyaki sauce are SO good. Oh, yes, this flatbread is dedicated to you – I just forgot to mention it. Haha! Cheers!

    1. Yes! Flatbreads really are quite similar to pizza – just a nice easy recipe that highlights the grilled flavor here. Thanks, Raymund!

  3. Yummm! I love these! I don’t like pineapple on pizza, but I love it here with the pork tenderloin pieces. Plus mozzarella and cheese… this can’t be beat. They would be good with mango, too.

    1. I’m with ya, Mimi – no pineapples on pizza, but pineapples with pork? Yum! And grilled pineapples with pork? SO tasty! Ah, I like your idea of mangos, too. I’ve never tried grilling mangos, but I suspect it would work. We’ll have to try that sometime!

  4. 5 stars
    Pork and pineapple really are a winning combo, David! And grilling them just intensifies their deliciousness – these flatbreads are definitely calling my name.

    1. I’m with ya on the grilling train, Marissa! I love pulling out the grill, and grilled pineapples are definitely one of our favorites recently. Thanks so much, my friend!

  5. 5 stars
    I totally agree with you David. Flatbreads are the perfect summer recipe. I know I’ve said so many times that our weather has been remarkable here and so I’ve been all about salads. I’m needing a bit of a change now and Lynne loves the sound of these. I’ll need to substitute the pork with grilled chicken instead as Lynne doesn’t like pork but I’m sure these flatbreads will still be amazing! Thanks.

    1. I think grilled chicken would be fantastic here, Neil! Flatbreads are such a blank slate for all sorts of flavors, and I think you could easily whip up an Italian version using grilled chicken, pesto and perhaps a bit of roasted red bell peppers. The sky is the limit – and no matter what you do, you’ve got that good grilled flavor!

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