Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces pork, 4 potato wedges, and about 1 tablespoon sauce)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Tangy, sweet, smoky, earthy = Yummy!

Alona
February 19, 2017
Easy to make. Big on flavor.  We drizzled the sauce over the pork.  Served it with oven roasted russets and steamed green beans.

simple tasty meal

foodieforpeace
February 14, 2017
simple to cook. simple but tasty flavours.

easy & quick

MTN326
September 13, 2016
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.

Very good!

carolfitz
March 14, 2016
This was a wonderful recipe, easy and fast. Our full review with pictures can be seen here: http://www.nickandalonakitchen.com/2016/03/smokey-pork-tenderloin-with-sweet.html 

Sanp to make

whiterosecute
February 24, 2016
very simple and tasty--good for a weekend.  Easy cleanup also.  I served with Asparagus and Peas with Warm Tarragon Vinaigrette from the same issue.