Monday, January 19, 2009

This is one of my favorite Sunday dinners... just thought I would share... I cheat on the pork loin however....I buy the marinated lemon garlic one from walmart $7.84 and shake on a little cumin... but the salad is my favorite! I love sweet potatoes and beans, it's a new combination but so yummy... especially with the citrus dressing..... you should try it! (*that one's for you Lisa!! :)

Serves 4
3 pounds center-cut boneless pork loin
4 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus 1 teaspoon, divided
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound total), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes (optional)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 1 lime), plus wedges for serving
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
Preheat oven to 450, with racks set in upper and lower thirds. Place pork on a rimmed baking sheet. Rub with 1 teaspoon oil; season with cumin, salt, and pepper. Roast on upper rack until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of meat registers 145 degrees, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven, and cover loosely with aluminum foil; let rest about 10 minutes. (Slice off 1/3 of meat and refrigerate.)
About 15 minutes after pork has begun roasting, place sweet potatoes on another rimmed baking sheet; drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil. Season with red-pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper; toss to coat. Roast on lower rack, until tender, tossing once during cooking, 25 to 35 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk lime juice with remaining 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Add sweet potatoes, beans, onion, and, if using, cilantro; mix gently to combine. Thinly slice pork, and serve with salad and lime wedges.

1 comment:

  1. Jenny! That sounds delicious! I knew I could count on your blog for a fun recipe! I have a few that I need to put out there because they are good...I'm trying yours!


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