This late March snow has inspired me to post a recipe my family and I make a lot in the winter months, roasted pork loin and veggies. It’s the perfect meal for a cold day, and it seems Spring weather won’t be coming anytime soon, so make this for dinner for your family. You can really use any seasonings you want on the pork, and any combination of veggies you want. I’ve made it several different ways, but my favorite uses rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt & pepper on the pork and has sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, fennel (if you’ve never used fennel before try it! Here’s a link on how to prep it), carrots, and apples (yes, I know apples aren’t vegetables, but they’re really good with the roast).
First, chop up all your vegetables into 1-2″ chunks. Then put a little olive oil in the bottom of a roasting pan and add the pork. Season with some olive oil, minced garlic (if you’re like my dad and are like a vampire around garlic you can omit it, but I think it makes it sooo much better), rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.
Then put the chopped vegetables in the roasting pan (I realize this picture has red potatoes instead of sweet potatoes, like I said, I’ve made this many times). Season with salt and pepper, cover the pan, and put it in the oven. You could also make this in the crock pot if you so desired.
When you take it out you’ll find juicy pork, and deliciously seasoned vegetables.
Serve it up and enjoy!
Oven Roasted Pork Loin and Veggies
1 sweet onion – cut into 1″ chunks
2 bell peppers – cut into 1″ chunks
2 sweet potatoes – cut into 1″ chunks
5 carrots – cut into 1/2″ slices
1 fennel bulb – cut into 1″ chunks
2 apples (I use golden delicious) – cut into 1″ chunks
2 pound pork loin
extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper
4 cloves garlic – minced
2 tablespoons dried rosemary
2 tablespoons dried thyme
– Preheat oven to 450 °F
– Drizzle olive oil in the bottom of a roasting pan and place the pork tenderloin in the roaster
– Season the pork with a drizzle of olive oil, garlic, dried spices, and salt and pepper
– Add the vegetables to the pan
– Cover the roaster and put in the oven, roasting for an hour, or until the pork is done (145 ºF according to a quick google search)
– Remove from the oven, slice the pork, and serve