Here’s a recipe for Grilled Pork and Vegetable Teriyaki Noodle Bowls that is a good one to make for an easy weeknight dinner.
This is a totally stress-free recipe where you get take advantage of the beautiful summer weather and use your grill. Both the pork tenderloin and the vegetables for these Teriyaki Noodle Bowls are cooked on the grill! I love outdoor grilling because it’s so easy, and there is very little clean-up involved.
Plus, there’s just something to be said about creating a meal in your backyard. I love to grab a glass of wine, turn on some 80’s classic rock, sit in my poolside lounge chair and let my husband do the grilling. He doesn’t seem to mind the routine either. Summer is the best season for creating delicious meals!
How to make Pork and Vegetable Teriyaki Noodle Bowls:
For a quicker cooking time, you’ll cut the pork tenderloin lengthwise to butterfly it open for a super quick grilling time. The pork will be quick-marinated in homemade teriyaki sauce.
The veggies are cooking alongside. Everything will be done in about 10 minutes.
Once you have some great grill marks (I like to see some black on my veggies!), it’s all ready to be taken off the grill and removed to a cutting board for chopping.
There’s the beautiful piece of grilled pork. You can see how well it retained its juices on the grill, and it’s packed full of flavor too!
I make a super quick and easy homemade teriyaki sauce for this recipe, but if you’re in a time crunch (or you’d just rather not put in the effort) it’s totally okay to pick up some teriyaki sauce at the store. I’d look for a variety that is more syrupy than liquid.
This Grilled Pork and Vegetable Teriyaki Noodle Bowls recipe feeds four people. To assemble the bowls, you’ll toss the noodles with the teriyaki sauce and divide between the four bowls. Chop the pork and veggies, and divide those up too. Sprinkle with a few sesame seeds, and you’re good to go!
We always have chopsticks on hand for Asian inspired dishes like this. But some of us are not very adept in using chopsticks, so forks are a good option too. My whole family loves this quick and easy dinner! Try these Teriyaki Noodle Bowls, and let me know what you think!
If you’re looking for more easy dinner recipes using pork tenderloin, you might try One Pan Pork with Creamy Mushroom Sauce or Slow Cooker Cuban Pork. Slow Cooker Carnitas Burritos and Garlic Herb Grilled Pork Loin are good choices too.
Grilled Pork and Vegetable Teriyaki Noodle Bowls
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- ½ cup cold water
- 18 ounces pork tenderloin or pork loin cut lengthwise to butterfly
- 2 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise
- 1 large red bell pepper, sliced into large chunks
- 1 large yellow bell pepper, sliced into large chunks
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 10 ounces dry Japanese udon noodles, cooked according to package directions
- sesame seeds, for garnish
PREPARE TERIYAKI SAUCE:
- In a medium saucepan, combine the pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and garlic powder. Stir and bring to a simmer. Combine the cornstarch and cold water in a separate bowl. Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the simmering soy sauce mixture. Continue to simmer and stir until thickened. Remove from heat, cover and set aside to cool.
- Put the butterflied pork in a large zip baggie, and add half of the teriyaki sauce to the bag. Rub the bag to coat the pork with the sauce; refrigerate for at least one hour to marinate. You can refrigerate for a few hours, if you'd like. Cover the rest of the teriyaki sauce and save for later.
- Preheat your grill to medium high heat. Place the vegetables on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill the pork and vegetables until done. Chop the pork and vegetables into small chunks.
ASSEMBLE NOODLE BOWLS:
- Toss hot noodles with teriyaki sauce. Divide the noodles between four bowls. Divide the pork and vegetables between the four bowls. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, for garnish.
- *Time Saver Tip: Use store bought teriyaki sauce to toss with your noodles instead of making the homemade. You can also buy *fresh* udon noodles- they'll have a quicker cooking time.