Are you looking to bring fall coziness to your dinner table? Well, your search is over my friend: Please meet Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Bacon, your new favorite easy recipe!
Comfort food can be a hassle, right? Tell me I’m not the only one with those feelings.
There’s usually the meat, and the side, and the vegetables. Oh, and a sauce.
I’m counting four components for you, in case you aced maths as much as I did. And that didn’t even cover the eventuality of a salad or dessert.
And that my friends is why I often skip the whole square meal situation and opt for something simple. Exciting, yes. But simple.
Now for some reason I’m OK with this oven roasted pork. Very OK, indeed.
I do like putting a little extra effort into our dinners, as long as the cooking doesn’t cause a kitchen floor/fetal position situation. And as long as I feel like the time and energy I invest is reflected in the taste.
Because Pinterest, you’ve burned me before in the taste department.
I mean, I wouldn’t call this an easy weeknight recipe. But it’s definitely an easy option for a weekend family dinner or get-together.
And my top three reasons why this Pork Tenderloin with Apple Bacon Compote is your new fall go-to recipe?
• No complicated methods. No brining. No wrapping (we’re not making bacon wrapped meatloaf here, people). Straight forward oven roasted pork tenderloin and pan fried extras. This is not a recipe to make you feel intimidated.
• No need to multi-task. This is like a baby-steps recipe. First you brown the pork in a Dutch/French oven (which one is it?!) before you clear off your stove and oven-roast the tenderloin. Then you can work on your side dish. And when the meat is done and resting, you use that same Dutch (or potentially French) oven to cook your bacon and apples. Absolutely no multi-tasking skills needed (apart from simultaneously entertaining toddlers).
• No need for a fancy side dish. Creamy polenta, mashed potatoes or even just a side salad for a lighter meal and you’re sorted.
Now this is what you have to do: Send this recipe to any of your friends (or beloved family members) and pretty-please them into cooking it for you.
And if they refuse? Invite them over, make it for them, then complain about how you slaved in the kitchen for seven hours. Ha!