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Last month I went to a girls’ night where we were all supposed to bring something with apples in it. With the cooler months approaching, I wanted to pair my apples with some savory, fall flavors. Sweet potatoes! HELLO. I threw in some coriander and the smell of sweet potatoes and apples roasting in coconut oil and the coriander was intoxicating. Someone make me a candle.
After the late night of mindless girl chatter about husbands, Tim Riggins’ hair, discussing whether it’s kosher or not for 30-year-old mommas (who still feel 24, er, ahem…) to shop at Forever 21 (I vote yes), I went home and craved the same dish the next day.
Chop up your sweet potato, apple, and onion, toss it in some coconut oil, coriander, and salt, and roast away.
So this time I needed to serve my family more than just Tim Riggins’ hair with the rice, so I opted for pork. I stopped by Walmart and picked up one of these pre-marinated pork tenderloins by Smithfield. Simply place the pork in a pan, roast for about 30 minutes, slice, and serve! Such a delicious, easy way to serve pork!
While your veggies are roasting in the oven, cook some jasmine rice. When the sweet potatoes and juicy apples are done, toss them with the rice for a beautiful, flavorful side dish. I just can’t get enough of this stuff.
Both my husband and I absolutely loved this pork. It was so tender and flavorful, not to mention prep-free. Why is it that things just taste better when someone does all of the work for you? Smithfield is offering a coupon for one of these porks here (while supplies last). I got the black peppercorn and garlic flavor, they have several others that looked really tasty as well. Check out their facebook page here for more ideas!
This sweet potato and coriander apple rice side is one of my new favorites, sure to be in our regular rotation. So many flavors, and the coriander is a spice that just isn’t utilized as often as it should be! So tasty! Gluten-free, vegan, wonderful for fall and winter.
- Smithfield Pork Tenderloin
- 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1/2-1" cubes
- 2 apples, cored and chopped into 1" cubes
- 1/4 yellow onion, chopped
- 1/4 c coconut oil
- 2 t coriander
- 1 1/2 t salt
- 1 1/2 c jasmine rice (brown or white)
- 2 1/4 c broth (chicken or vegetable, or water)
- Preheat oven to 425'. Line a jelly roll pan with foil. Mix chopped sweet potatoes, apples, and onion together with melted coconut oil, coriander, and salt. Lay out evenly, roast 25-30 minutes or until veggies are fork-tender and just beginning to lightly brown.
- While veggies are roasting, Bring rice and broth (or water) to a boil in covered saucepan. Reduce heat to low simmer, keeping covered, cook until rice is done, about 15 minutes.
- Cook Smithfield marinated pork as desired according to package directions: either bake in oven about 30 minutes, grill, or cook in saute pan.
- Gently mix roasted veggies with cooked rice, serve alongside sliced pork.
When preparing veggies, ensure that apples are larger in size than sweet potatoes, as the apples will cook faster.