Two teaspoons of smoked paprika may seem like a lot, but it will help to form a nice crust on the pork as it sears in the pan. You can also sub 1 teaspoon ground cumin plus 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder.
1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
2 large sweet potatoes (about 11 ounces each), peeled and cut into 8 wedges each
1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 thyme sprigs
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Est. added sugars 13g
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°.
Sprinkle pork evenly with paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, and cumin. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 8 minutes, turning to brown on all sides.
Place potatoes on a baking sheet; drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Add pork to pan with potatoes; stir potatoes. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender and a thermometer inserted into the thickest portion of the tenderloin registers 140°. Remove pan from oven. Sprinkle potatoes with 3/8 teaspoon salt. Let pork stand 5 minutes before cutting into slices.
Combine remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, vinegar, honey, mustard, and thyme in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes or until thickened. Add butter, stirring with a whisk until melted. Remove thyme sprigs; discard. Drizzle mustard mixture over potatoes. Serve with pork.
Easy weeknight supper & liked the sauce. Used half smoked paprika & half chipotle rather than 2tsp paprika. Kept seared pork in the skillet (instead of adding to the baking sheet with potato spears),slightly reducing roasting time for the meat. Served with red cabbage slaw &, steamed asparagus. Great combo of colors & flavors.