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Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Green Onions

Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Claire Spollen

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Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 3/4 cup potato mixture)

This simple pork supper is a one-skillet wonder--it'll be your new go-to meal on busy weeknights. The green onions become tender and slightly sweet as they roast, a nice contrast to the spiced pork and crispy potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 2 center-cut bacon slices
  • 1 pound quartered new potatoes
  • 6 green onions, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 227
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 27 g
  • carbohydrate 21 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 77 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 393 mg
  • calcium 38 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Combine salt, black pepper, paprika, sugar, and red pepper in a bowl. Rub spice mixture evenly over pork tenderloin.

  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon to pan; cook 4 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add potatoes and onions to drippings in pan; cook 4 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. Remove potato mixture from pan. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes. Turn pork over; return potato mixture to pan with pork. Sprinkle garlic over potato mixture. Bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in pork registers 145°. Remove pork from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut across the grain into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Sprinkle bacon and parsley over potato mixture; serve with pork.

Cook's Notes

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