This Spanish style spice crusted pork tenderloin with potatoes and vegetables is a whole delicious dinner cooked on one sheet pan in the oven.
One of my favorite side dishes is a big pile of roasted potatoes, vegetables and onions. I decided to make a whole meal of it by adding Spanish-style spice crusted pork to the mix.
My recipe for Spanish Romesco Sauce inspired this sheet pan spice-crusted pork recipe. I needed something to sauce!
The spice crusted pork and veggies are totally delicious on their own, but if you have the time to make romesco, it's quite a fabulous sauce and will add another layer of excitement to this dish.
How To Make A Sheet Pan Dinner
I love a sheet pan dinner. It's rustic and easy to throw together.
The basic recipe for a sheet pan dinner is:
- chop up lots of veggies and potatoes into bite sized pieces.
- Toss everything together in a big bowl with a few tablespoons of olive oil and some kosher salt.
- spread everything out on into a single layer on a sheet-pan.
- If you're adding meat or chicken, spice it and sear it first, to get some good flavor on the outside. Add it to the pan with the veggies.
- Set the pan in the oven and roast.
Sheet Pan Spice Crusted Pork
For this recipe the pork tenderloin is marinated in a homemade Spanish-style spice rub with chili powder, oregano, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. The pork needs a half hour to soak up the flavors of the spices.
While the pork is marinating and the oven is pre-heating, slice and chop the vegetables: broccoli, potatoes and shallots. Toss them with olive oil and salt and spread them out on a sheet-pan.
Then give the spice crusted pork a quick sear to toast the spices and add some flavor. Place it on the sheet-pan and set the pan into the oven.
Dinner will be ready in a half hour.
This is a flexible recipe. Use my spice rub or your own favorite. Substitute onions for shallots, red bell pepper strips for tomatoes, brussels sprouts for broccoli, beef tenderloin or boneless chicken, instead of pork, etc....
Here's the recipe for spice crusted pork with potatoes and vegetables. As always, I'm eager to know if you try any of my recipes and how you like them. So if you try this recipe, please let me know what you think by leaving a star rating and a comment at the bottom of this post.Print
If you like the concept of cooking a whole meal on one sheet pan, check out this roundup of tasty sheet pan dinners from Cooking Light.