Roast Pork with Sweet Potatoes



I love this recipe, it’s a one pan meal.  I talked about my love of being able to fix everything at one time like kebobs on the grill, or fixing pasta using only one pot, with this recipe, rub the pork with some spices, drizzle some olive oil on the diced sweet potatoes and sprinkle with the same spices and roast at 425 for 50 to 60 minutes, and dinner’s done!

You could actually prep everything ahead of time, toss is in the oven when you get home from work and it’s an easy week night meal, because once you put it in the oven, you glaze the pork once and turn the sweet potatoes at the same time,  then spread the rest of the glaze when you remove it from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes, serve.  Line your pan with foil and there’s no clean up, how awesome it that!  The glaze really keeps the pork moist and the rub adds tons of flavor to the pork, plus sprinkling it on the potatoes gives the plenty of flavor and ties everything together.

Roasted Pork with Sweet Potatoes

3 lbs. pork loin or roast, trimmed of fat

1/2 cup of peach preserves, warmed

2 tsp. oregano

2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. salt

1 tsp.  pepper

2 medium sweet potatoes, diced into cubes

olive oil

In a bowl combine oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper. On a foil lined sheet pan, place pork on one side and diced potatoes on the other side.  Sprinkle pork all over with 1/2 of the seasoning and drizzle olive oil on sweet potatoes and sprinkle with the remaining seasoning on them.  In a preheat 425 oven, bake for 30 minutes then turn sweet potatoes and glaze pork with 1/2 of the preservers, bank additional 10 minutes until thermometer registers 155 and potatoes are tender.  Baste pork with the rest of the preserves and let it stand for 10 minutes. Serve!


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