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One Pot Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

One pot no problem. Make this delicious recipe for Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus!

One Pot Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

I’ve been in a dinner rut lately. Yes, even food bloggers get dinner ruts. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve just wanted to call for takeout over the past month. But I haven’t. I’ve dug deep and made dinner night after night. I’ve been turning to my magazines and cookbooks lately for inspiration. This recipe for One Pot Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus is adapted from the July issue of Cooking Light. You know that I love the concept of a one pot dinner.

One Pot Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

I added a half pound more potatoes to the dish, upped the spices on the pork tenderloin, and added in fresh asparagus. Because I didn’t want to have to cook the vegetable on the side. But I’ll admit that I also added steamed green beans to the meal as well. I loved that they cooked the potatoes and pork tenderloin in bacon fat. I always save my bacon fat and love to cook with it to add an extra layer of flavor to meals.

One Pot Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

And because I have an abundance of fresh herbs I added lots of fresh herbs to the One Pot Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus. We loved this meal. It was exactly what I needed to get out of the dinner time rut I’ve been feeling lately. Best of all this one pot meal only needs to cook for 30 minutes! The potatoes were perfectly cooked as well as the pork tenderloin. The asparagus wasn’t soggy at all. I laid the bite-size pieces on top of the potatoes before cooking in the oven. The asparagus was just tender enough to our liking!

One Pot Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

If your in a dinner-time rut like me or are still looking for a dinner to make dad this father’s day you should give this recipe for One Pot Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus a try!

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One Pot Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus

One pot no problem. Make this delicious recipe for Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus!

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 3 center-cut bacon sliced
  • 1 1/2 lbs. quartered new potatoes
  • 6 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill
  • 16 asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the salt, black pepper, paprika, brown sugar and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Rinse and pat dry the pork tenderloin. Spread the seasoning on both sides and set to the side.
  3. Heat a large cast-iron pot over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon for 4 minutes or until crisp (but not burnt). Remove the bacon from the pan and set to the side.
  4. Add the potatoes and green onions to the bacon fat and cook for 5 minutes until lightly browned (turning once with lid on). Before removing the potatoes from the pan sprinkle with garlic powder and dill. Mix well and then remove the potatoes from the pan.
  5. Place the pork in the pan and cook for 3 minutes. Turn the pork and add the potatoes, green onions, and asparagus. Place the lid on the cast-iron pot and place in the oven for 20 minutes. The pork should read at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the pork from the pan, let it rest 5 minutes then cut diagonal. Sprinkle bacon and parsley on top of potatoes and asparagus. Divide among 4 plates and enjoy.

Slightly adapted from Cooking Light, July 2015 Issue

   

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4 Responses to “One Pot Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus”

  1. Amira posted on June 20, 2015 at 10:40 pm (#)

    Looks perfect and easy, although we do not eat pork but I’m sure I can find a suitable sub. for it.

    • Katie replied on June 23rd, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Hi Amira, You could probably do chicken thighs! That would be just as tasty! You’ll want to adjust the cooking time and make sure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Pickle Pete posted on April 15, 2016 at 7:39 pm (#)

    Katie — Your ingredient list omits one very important thing: pork tenderloin!

    (Also, pickles.)

    • Katie replied on April 18th, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Thanks Pete! I just updated the recipe with the pork tenderloin! Your the first person to catch that it was missing from the ingredient list!

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