This delicious pork loin recipe reminds me of Sunday dinner. I don’t know about you, but I grew up with Sunday dinner (see the cookbook below) after church being a big part of the day. The world we live in today, however, often doesn’t allow time to slow down and enjoy a wonderful meal like this. I’m always running around from one thing to another, so the thought of cooking a full meal is sometimes daunting. You’ll like that this recipe isn’t hard and doesn’t take long at all when you look at what you’re getting in return for your time. Gather your loved ones together and enjoy this wholesome food! It’s really not too much of a hassle for a week day even if you prep some before hand. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family will!
Mustard Pork Loin Recipe with Thyme-Roasted Carrots
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Serves: 4 – 6
2 lbs. pounds pork loin
2 T. Dijon mustard
2 T. sugar-free whole grain mustard
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 lb. tri-color baby carrots
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 T. balsamic vinegar
1 T. coconut oil, melted
2 T. fresh thyme leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Place the pork loin in the center of the lined baking sheet and set aside.
- In a small glass or other non-reactive bowl, combine the Dijon and whole-grain mustard with the olive oil.
- Massage the pork loin with the mustard mixture, then sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Place the baby carrots in a large bowl and add the garlic, balsamic vinegar, coconut oil, and fresh thyme.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and toss to combine.
- Spread the carrots in a single layer around the seasoned pork tenderloin on the baking sheet and pour any remaining juices from the bowl on top.
- Cook for 20 minutes, then remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip the pork.
- Cook for another 15-20 minutes, or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of at least 145° for medium-rare and the carrots are nicely caramelized.
- Remove from oven and let pork loin rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing. Serve warm with roasted baby carrots. Enjoy!
Eating naturally sweet foods like carrots and sweet potatoes is a great way to keep your sweet tooth at bay. Roasting these vegetables brings out their natural sugars and makes them taste even sweeter. The sweetness of these thyme-roasted carrots works perfectly with the savory mustard pork loin recipe.
Nutritional information (per serving)*
Dietary Fiber: 3g
*Nutritional information is from HappyForks.com. It is provided for entertainment purposes only.