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Easy Weeknight Sheet Pan Pork Loin Filet

pork loin filetI love this dinner. Not only is it Advocare, Whole-30, and clean eating friendly, it is fast for a weeknight and my whole family will eat it! I have been seeing “sheet pan” dinners left and right on the internet, but I didn’t really get how great they are for a one-pan, easy way to get dinner on the table. My fellow Sunday Supper blogger, A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures posted a  Sheet Pan Tuscan Pork Dinner, that I absolutely loved, and since I tried it, I am now totally sold on the greatness of this meal! It has just 3 ingredients! Yes. I said, “3.”

Since my objective is FAST dinner and EASY dinner, I shortened her recipe up a bit by using an already seasoned pork loin, and using regular russet potatoes instead of baby ones, since I always have them on hand. I also have a fear of under cooked pork (and pretty much all other meat!) and so I cook mine until a kitchen thermometer inserted in the center of the pork registers at 160ºF.

Here it is in all its simplicity:

Easy Weeknight Sheet Pan Pork Loin

Easy Weeknight Sheet Pan Pork Loin

I love this fast dinner that cooks in one pan in less than an hour with almost no prep.

Ingredients

  • 1 packaged pork loin filet (24oz) (I used the lemon/garlic seasoned one)
  • 4-5 large russet potatoes
  • 1 16 ounce bag frozen brussel sprouts (or broccoli, or cauliflower, or a bag of fresh baby carrots)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400*
  2. Line a large rimmed sheet pan with foil, and spray with non-stick or rub with oil.
  3. Place the pork filet in the middle of the pan.
  4. Place the potatoes on one side of the pork. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp.garlic powder, and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  5. Cook the pork and potatoes for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  6. Add the frozen vegetables to the other side of the pork. Sprinkle the other 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Add the pan back to the oven and cook for 20-30 minutes or until the pork is at 160*
  8. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Slice the pork into 1/2 inch slices and serve with potatoes and veggie.

Notes

You can serve whatever type of veggies that you love here, and you can also use a plain pork loin filet if you want too, you will just need to season with your own favorite blend of spices to give it some flavor.

Recipe inspired by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

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My kids actually really loved this. My pickiest of eaters ate it too…though drenched in applesauce, which is my family’s favorite condiment- so weird. But they liked it. And I am making sheet pan dinners from now on. I just threw it in the oven and set the timer- I got to clean up the kitchen or play a game of war with the kids while we were waiting- totally low-stress. That’s the part I liked the best. I am sold– sheet pan dinner, you are my new favorite weeknight meal!pork loin filet

If you love pork for dinner, check out my other easy pork recipes, like my (fast)Double-Peppered Skillet Pork Chops or my (slow) Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops.

 

Easy Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops #SundaySupper

Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops

We love pork chops around here. So much so, that I thought I’d share a little cheer- yes, cheer, as in “cheer-leader, cheer” about pork chops…

Pork chop, pork chop, greazy, greazy.

We’re gonna beat you easy, easy. (yea! insert pompoms and cheers here)

Ha! Yes. See? We love pork chops in my house, although we don’t always cheer for them! I don’t know about you all, but I cook all week long, three meals a day. So when my husband has a handful of recipes that he likes to make off the grill…I say, “Hurrrah!” And just so you know these are NOT “greazy, greazy”! Look how NOT greasy these are:

Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops

This recipe is delicious! It is the very first recipe that he made me when we were dating, and he made it again, for my mother when she came to visit…now that is confidence. My mom is a great cook, so he was worried…but she absolutely loved these pork chops and now she requests it when she comes to stay.

I just know you will love this super easy, super yummy, and very kid-friendly dinner! Serve it with some mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash, and a green veggie for a special dinner or a weeknight meal- it works for both~

All you need to make the seasoning mix is a few ingredients:

Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops

Then, you do is “shake & bake” these bad boys, and they turn out great!

Easy Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops

Easy Oven Baked & Breaded Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 4-6 Bone-in pork chops
  • 1 small bottle "zesty" italian dressing
  • 1 1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250*
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or sprayed foil.
  3. In a large dish or bowl add the chops and cover with the italian dressing. Flip around so the chops are coated on both sides with the dressing.
  4. In a large covered tupperware, or you can use a gallon ziplock too, add the breadcrumbs and spices. Shake to mix.
  5. Take the chops out one at a time and place them in the tupperware or bag, and close. Shake around until totally coated. Place on the baking sheet. Continue to do this until all the chops are done.
  6. Bake for one hour.
  7. Flip them over.
  8. Bake for another hour.
  9. Test for doneness. If they need more time, you can cook for 20-30 more minutes, depending on how thick your chops were. When done, serve right away! Or make a double batch and give one to your mom or neighbor...They will love it!
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Homemade All-Purpose Pork Rub

pork rub

Summer cooking for us, means firing up the grill…or the crockpot, so that I can keep the kitchen cool, and have some time away from the stove.  One of my summer-standbys to make ahead for a party or for the freezer, is pulled pork. It is sort of a no-brainer meal, that is easily put together in the crockpot in the morning before work, and I have leftovers for the week or the freezer for lots of meals.

There are so many options for making recipes with pulled pork, other than the standard, pulled-pork barbecue sandwich, I also love to make quesadillas with the pork, some red onion, cilantro and cheese- or a pork and black bean chili.  Pulled pork is a great thing to make if you ever want a meal to “give”, say for a new-mom, or a sick neighbor, or as a hostess gift!   Just make it ahead, and put it in a container, add some buns, your favorite barbecue sauce and tie it up and give it to a family that needs a quick meal. I have done this a few times, and know it is an easy and appreciated diversion from the average casserole!

Because I like to use the pork in several recipes, I like it without barbecue sauce, so that I can adapt the cooked pork to any recipe.  But it still needs lots of flavoring-up as it cooks, so I made an all-purpose pork rub (without sugar!) that gives the pork lots of flavor, without making it necessarily barbecue.  Here’s the recipe – This makes enough for two pork shoulders/butts/loins:

All Purpose Pork Rub

All Purpose Pork Rub

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper

Instructions

Measure the ingredients into a small jar. Place the top on and Shake until combined. This makes enough for 2 batches of pork in the crockpot, but it varies depending on how you like it.

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I just sprinkle about 1/2 the recipe all over the pork and cook it in the crockpot (use your crockpot directions for time needed according to the weight of the meat) until it is falling apart and ready to shred.  So easy, no sugar, and delicious too.

This post is linked to some other GREAT food-ideas at Foodie Friday #FoodieFriDIY on twitter.