Perfectly Easy Pork Tenderloin

There’s nothing I love more than an easy weeknight option that doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare—and it’s even better when it contains a medley of flavors. That’s this BBQ Pork Tenderloin & Sweet Potato Fries in a nutshell. And you only need five ingredients to cook this delicious one-pan wonder!

Since your meat and potatoes sizzle up on one pan, your sweet potatoes caramelize in the sticky-sweet barbecue sauce that drips down the side of the pork tenderloin. I love barbecue sauce for its balance of sweet, salty and tangy flavors as well as its versatility—it can suit any kind of meat, indoor or outdoor. As you can imagine, here in Texas, we do a lot of barbecuing all year round.


Simply grab your pork tenderloin, place it on a large baking sheet, and brush it with barbecue sauce. Chop your sweet potatoes and toss them with olive oil and, if you prefer, some seasonings like cayenne pepper or cinnamon—but use those sparingly, sweet potatoes are packed with flavor already. Surround the pork with the potatoes, and you’re done! Pop it in a hot oven and let the amazing aroma fill your home. This dish pairs perfectly with an easy salad recipe (some of my favorites are Cherry Tomato & Basil Salad, Layered Quinoa Salad and 10-Minute Southwest Layered Salad), so whip one up while you try to wait patiently for the pork loin and sweet potatoes to cook.


I know you will absolutely love this pork and potatoes recipe! It’s simple, delicious and turns out perfectly every time. The ingredients can also be easily doubled to feed a hungry crowd, and leftovers can be packed away for the next day.

Please let me know how this recipe turns out for you. I would love to hear your feedback!


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