Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What's For Dinner?

Pork.  That's what.  And potatoes.

Can you tell that I have a "meat & potatoes" kind of hubz?  This was a home run at our house recently, so I thought I'd share a recipe with you guys once again...

1 Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin (any brand or flavor will do -- doesn't get any easier than that)















Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Place the pork loin in a shallow roasting pan (hint: line the pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up).  Cover the pork loin with aluminum foil & bake for 40 minutes, then uncover & bake another 5 to 10 minutes (the internal temperature should be 160 degrees).  Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.


Smashed Red Potatoes

9 Red Potatoes (cut into wedges)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
3 tbsp Butter
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
Fresh Basil
Fresh Oregano

Place your potato wedges into a large pot & cover with water.  Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until tender.  Drain & place potatoes into a bowl.  Coarsely mash & add the olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, basil & oregano.

I added some corn to the mix & "BAM"...dinner's ready.  And it pleased our tummies...


Sound good??  Let me know if you decide to try it or if you have a good recipe idea for me!

Mendi

34 comments:

  1. That looks great! I haven't tried one of the pre-seasoned tenderloins but I do cook the plain ones all the time around here.

    I like to salt & pepper them and either mix mustard and apricot preserves and glaze an almost done loin, or cover one with every herb in the house and poke holes and stuff in slivers of fresh garlic. When the garlic's soft, it's usually done.

    Baked then mashed sweet potatoes (or acorn squash) w/ brown sugar, cinnamon & butter has been a regular thing around here too!

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  2. You must have read my mind! I've wanted to make pork tenderloin with potatoes for soo long now. Mmm that looks soooo good!

    xo katie elizabeth
    ohheyylife.blogspot.com

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  3. This looks entirely delicious! I have a meat and potatoes man too. One of our favorite ways to fix pork loin is with Paula Dean's recipe for pork Loin with Blackberries & Onions. Simply DIVINE! I promise!!

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  4. Hmmm...looks delicisous. I made a simple meatball sandwiches for dinner. I need to make something quick and easy.

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  5. I have a pork tenderloin marinating right now! I sometimes do a teriyaki marinade overnight, or as long as I have, then roast as usual. We also do a smashed potato and sometimes add a bit of chunky blue cheese dressing to them, it's so yummy!

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  6. Mmmmm!!! My husband would LOVE LOVE this meal...but instead I starve him and give him salads and fish LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog..following yours! Cant wait to read more :)

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  7. Yum this looks delicious...I am going to have to try making this sometime soon! :)

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  8. This looks delicious! I am going to try this out, few things can beat a meat and potatoes dish :)

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  9. @ Lara - Your ideas sound amazing! Will have to try one of those out next time. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. @ Katie Elizabeth - Go for it girl...it's too easy! You'll love it!

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  11. Yum! This looks SO delicious and such an easy recipe :) simple food is just my favourite!

    Love, Vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  12. @ Yvonne - We love Paula Dean and will have to look up that recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving us a good rec!

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  13. @ Jackie - You had us at "meatball". Sounds good! Yes we are all about the quick and easy!

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  14. @ Tracy D - Great minds think alike! :-) Your potatoes sound great!

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  15. @ Lindsay - HAHA! Sounds like you guys are healthy eaters and there's nothing wrong with that! If you have any good fish recipes please email us and let us know. Jayme is always looking for a new way to spice up fish. Thanks!

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  16. @ Rosalia - Yes, try it...it's yummy and easy!

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  17. @ Katherine - You are right! Meat and potatoes...so good!

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  18. @ Vanilla - the simpler the better!HAHA!

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  19. Oh that looks yummy!

    p.s:thanks for the comment!Following back!

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  20. Yum! would love to see more recipes, i am obsessed with food blogs! x

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  21. Gonna try to make it tomorrow!!! Girls, thank you for sharing!

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  22. yum yum yum! tenderloin is so easy to make and tastes so delicious. Have you tried just grilling it with a rub of freshly chopped herbs and some olive oil? fantastic.
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  23. @ FashionEnRose - Thanks so much for stopping by and following back!

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  24. @ Temporary:Secretary - We will have more so stay tuned! Thanks for commenting and following back!

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  25. Thank you for visiting my blog, I like yours, and I follow you back!!!
    What a nice post, I like it..it make me hungry....!!!!Come back soon, I'll be waiting for you!!

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  26. @ miss_fashionmix - Yay! Let us know what you think!

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  27. @ Laura - No, but great suggestion!! Can you tell we love food over here at HLNC? HAHA! Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  28. @ Fabrizia - Thank you so much for coming over and following! Let's for sure keep in touch!

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  29. Oh yummy, I need to try this. I have a few recipes in my blog, more dessert ones though!

    Sarah
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    www.almostdelightful.com

    PS: Following you!

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  30. @ Sarah - Thanks for following back!

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  31. @ Shasie - Thanks girl! It was so good and easy which is always a bonus!

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