I love meat and potatoes but can be hard to find options that aren’t full of fat and still have flavor..But have no fear, LYELL to the rescue. My recipe for Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Sweet Potatoes not only is low in fat but has A TON of flavor! Pork can be very low in fat, sodium, carbs and calories if cooked right. It’s also a great source for protein. ENJOY!
1 Large Pork Tenderloin. (makes sure it’s not been pre-seasoned)
2 tsp Kosher salt
2 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper (more if you like it spicy)
1 tbls of Cumin, Chili Powder & Smoked paprika (regular is fine if you don’t have smoked)
2 tsp Garlic Powder (NOT GARLIC SALT)
other options : Oregano, Parsley and Thyme.
1 tbls Brown Sugar
Olive Oil to coat pork
2-3 splashes Worcestershire or Dale’s steak sauce
2-4 large sweet potatoes diced into one inch cubes
Combine and mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Trim Pork of any extra fat and coat all sides with olive oil. Add Worcestershire sauce to dry mix and liberally coat the pork. Place in frig and marinate for at least one hour and no longer than 24. (the longer the better though).
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown Pork on ALL sides. Place Pork in oven safe pan and cook until internal temp reaches 160° for medium and 170° for well done. Remember, once you remove pork from oven it will continue to cook. I typically pull the pork out at about 140 so it will eventually end up medium. Also, DO NOT CUT THE PORK. You MUST let the pork rest for at least 10 minutes after removing from oven. If you don’t, you’ll be sorry.
While pork is in the oven, toss Sweet Potatoes in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast in oven along with pork 30-40 minutes. remember to toss potatoes about every 10-15 minutes to keep from sticking.
Other variations. Instead of the BBQ seasonings try an asian inspired flavor with soy sauce, garlic and ginger or even an italian pork flavored with garlic, oregano, parsley, basil and sage. Pork is mild flavored meat that has endless possibilities. Have fun with it!
Nutritonal info for pork:
Even after adding the salt and brown sugar you won’t be changing the above numbers that much.
Well I hope you enjoy it. And of course, if you have your own healthy and tasty meal either leave them in the comments below or send me an email.