With the arrival of Fall and its crisp cool temperatures, I begin to crave warm and soothing foods again. I want to be in the kitchen even more, and I’m anxious to try new recipes and flavor combinations to elevate my everyday meals to something more special.
So it happened that as the sun set on a chilly evening last weekend, I found myself sitting down to this delicious and flavorful Bourbon Spiced Pork with Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Apples.
It only took me 15 minutes to have it ready for the oven because I used one of the McCormick Gourmet Recipe and Seasoning Mixes. They’re made with all-natural herbs and spices, and are perfectly blended to help you create savory meals like this while saving time.
Each of the McCormick Gourmet Spice Mixes has a recipe printed on the back. (The following recipe is on the package). There are additional recipe ideas available at www.McCormickGourmet.com
Bourbon Spiced Pork with Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Apples
1 pkg McCormick Gourmet Bourbon Spiced Pork Recipe & Seasoning Mix
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 pork tenderloins (about 1 lb each)
1/4 cup orange juice
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 apples, such as Gala or Fuji, unpeeled, cored and halved (I used Fuji)
1. Mix seasoning mix and brown sugar. Reserve 1/4 cup. Brush pork with oil. Rub with remaining seasoning mixture. Place pork tenderloins in center of large shallow foil-lined baking pan.
*Note- Because I like my pork quite well done, I baked it for 45 minutes once I had seasoned it, and then I removed it from the oven and proceeded with the rest of the recipe.
2. Mix reserved seasoning mixture and orange juice in large bowl. Add sweet potatoes and apples; toss to coat well. Arrange sweet potatoes and apples, cut sides down, around pork.
3. Roast in preheated 425 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes or until pork is desired doneness and sweet potatoes are tender. Toss sweet potatoes and apples with pan juices; serve with sliced pork.
It was a warm and wonderful way to celebrate the arrival of Autumn.
McCormick Gourmet Recipe Mix flavors include: Bourbon Spiced Pork with Sweet Potatoes & Apples, Herbes de Provence Roasted Chicken & Potatoes, Creamy Parmesan & Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Penne, Sweet Basil & Oregano Bruschetta Chicken, Garlic & White Wine Chicken Scaloppine, Smoked Sausage & Pepper Creole Jambalaya.
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Samples were provided for review, but the opinions are my own.