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Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu)

Julie Madden


Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu)

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours

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Skip the takeout. We’ve teamed up with Traeger Ambassador Julie Madden and injected our signature wood-fired flavor into the classic Chinese BBQ pork dish of Char Siu.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

    Steps

    • 1

      In medium bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup honey and remaining marinade ingredients thoroughly, making sure brown sugar is dissolved. Add pork and marinade to glass pan or resealable bag and marinate for at least 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally to ensure all sides of pork are well coated.
    • 2

      When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 225°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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    • 3

      Remove pork from marinade and boil marinade in a saucepan over medium-high heat on stove top for 3 minutes to use for basting pork. Cool slightly, then whisk in 2 remaining tablespoons of honey.
    • 4

      Arrange the tenderloins on the grill grate and smoke pork until internal temperature reaches 145°F. Baste pork with reserved marinade halfway through cooking.
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    • 5

      Remove pork from grill and increase temperature to 450°F. Return pork to grill for a few minutes per side to slightly char and set the sauce.
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    • 6

      For the Five-Spice Dipping Sauce: In a small saucepan over low heat, mix ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Chinese five-spice powder until sugar is dissolved and sauce is smooth. Let cool, and serve chilled or at room temperature.
    • 7

      Serve pork immediately with jasmine rice, or cool and refrigerate for later use as an appetizer, served with Five-Spice dipping sauce and toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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