Mashed sweet potatoes offer a colorful alternative to traditional white potatoes. Their sweetness is a pleasant foil to the smoky bacon side and earthy entrée. (Serves 6)
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Spiced pork tenderloin*

Mashed sweet potatoes
Credit: Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

* Preheat oven to 425º. Combine 2 teaspoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, and 2 minced garlic cloves. Rub spice mixture evenly on 2 (3/4-pound) trimmed pork tenderloins. Bake at 425º for 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155º.