So I’ll start by saying, my hubby had a fit when I told him I was roasting part of our pork tenderloin. He tends to believe that roasting kills the flavor.
However, when he bit into the first bite, his mind was forever changed! T
his may be the best tasting Pork Tenderloin I’ve ever had, and I’m psyched that it was my own cooking! haha.
Hope you’ll try it out! I promise it is worth the time, effort and cost!
Mouth Watering Spiced Pork Tenderloin
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/8 tsp sugar
- 1/8 tsp ground red pepper
- 1 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed
- 2 slices of bacon
- 1 pound quartered potatoes
- 6 green onions cut into 2 inch pieces
- 4 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp parsley
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
- Combine salt, pepper, paprika, sugar and red pepper. Mix and rub onto the tenderloin.
- Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon to pan; cook until crisp then remove pan and crumble.
- Add potatoes and onions to drippings in pan, cook until lightly browned, ONLY TURN ONCE! Remove potato mixture.
- Add pork tenderloin, cook 3 minutes then add potato mixture to pan with the pork. Sprinkle garlic over mixture and bake at 375 for 12 minutes or until a thermometer reaches 135 (it will cook the rest of the way to 145 when you remove it from the oven).
- Cut across the grain (that means the same direction as the lines in the meat) into half inch slices. Sprinkle bacon and parsley over potato mixture and serve with pork.