1amcooks-roast-pork-and-sweet-potatoesWhen the air gets crisp and cold, everyone needs a little bit of comfort food. Cook up this meal and share it with your friends and family.


  • 1 large pork tenderloin (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 sweet potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees.

Step 2: Mix brown sugar, sage, garlic, salt and black pepper. Pierce all around the pork tenderloin and coat with the spice mixture.

Step 3: Coat your sweet potatoes and onion with 2 tablespoons olive oil and cayenne pepper. Place them on a baking sheet and season with salt and black pepper. Cook these for 20 minutes or until golden.

Step 4: In a large skillet, heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add in the pork and cook until golden. Place the lightly cooked pork on a baking sheet with the sweet potatoes and onion. Cook for 11 to 13 minutes and until the center of the pork reads 145 degrees.

Step 5: Add the broth to the large skillet and bring to a simmer. Stir in the mustard, chives and some black pepper.

Step 6: Slice the pork and drizzle with your broth mixture. Serve with your roasted vegetables.

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