Sheet Pan Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Rainbow Vegetables

Background and History:

Sheet Pan Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Rainbow Vegetables is a modern twist on a classic roasted pork dish. While roasting meat and vegetables together has a long culinary history, the use of balsamic vinegar and a colorful array of vegetables adds a contemporary flair. This dish is not only visually appealing but also a delicious, one-pan meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights.

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups bell peppers (assorted colors), sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil, lightly greased with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the pork tenderloin in the center of the sheet pan and arrange the cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, and zucchini around it.
  • Drizzle the balsamic mixture over the pork and vegetables, making sure to coat them evenly.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C) and the vegetables are tender.
  • Remove from the oven and let the pork rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)

  • Calories: 310
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 10g

Notes:

  • The combination of balsamic vinegar, garlic, and oregano creates a flavorful marinade that elevates both the pork and vegetables.
  • You can customize the vegetable selection based on your preferences or what’s in season.
  • Make sure to use a meat thermometer to ensure the pork is cooked to a safe internal temperature.

Allergy Warning:

Please be cautious of any allergies to specific ingredients. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.

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