Oven Roasted Spicy & Sweet Pork Loin Sheet Pan Dinner
A beautiful blend of spicy & sweet - a perfect rub for a pork tenderloin, golden yams and brussels sprouts. This makes for an amazingly easy and delicious weeknight dinner.
Don’t you just love a dinner that comes together quickly in one pan? Sheet Pan dinners are one of the greatest creations ever made…in my humble opinion. Try this Oven Roasted Spicy and Sweet Pork Loin Sheet Pan Dinner recipe and y’all will know exactly what I mean.
A few nights ago was the Fourth of July. Like everyone, my family was enjoying the day off and celebrating as we all do and of course we were excited for the fireworks. Every year the town we live in hosts a very nice firework display and we are fortunate enough to live close enough to view them from our street. So, as night descended upon us we decided to take a stroll down the block to sit at the park and view the display. So I put Mr. Tanner in his harness and off we went, It was wonderful! The weather was perfect, no rain, the temp was amazing and the smoke for the Goodwin Fire had moved away, it was simply perfect. So, we spread out our blanket and sat down to enjoy some conversation, Mr. Tanner laid down and was taking a little siesta. Then it happened, the first firework went off the sky lit up and the boom was so loud you could feel it in your chest. I thought it was awesome, Mr. Tanner on the other hand…..peed his pants! No, literally, pee went everywhere; the blanket was soaked. That’s when the true fear struck my poor baby. Frantically Mr. Tanner tried everything in his power to shrink into a pocket-size ball and crawl into any area of my body that he could fit into. Have I mentioned that he is a 65 lb big baby boy? He isn’t fitting into any area of my body! So, in order to bring him some peace and to let my family enjoy the fireworks I decided that I would run Mr. Tanner home. We start walking and by now several more fireworks have gone off, We have made it about 50 yards from the park when all of a sudden Mr. Tanner is off his leash and in a full on-run towards home. Running, at full speed, like a gazelle; he had eaten through his harness and escaped. Like holy crap!?!?!??? How did he do that? Hell, when did he do that? So, here I am running down the street chasing Mr. Tanner and let me tell you, I don’t run so I am sure that was a sight to be seen! Finally I catch up to him….which really isn’t a feat since I caught up to him at my front door. Yes, he was sitting at the front door waiting for me. Anyhow, there he is trembling with fear and although I am gasping for breath, have a slight pain in my chest and can’t exactly see straight, my heart ached for him. I am officially a bad dog mom and out of shape! At any rate, at this point I remember they make those thunder shirts that are supposed to help dogs with anxiety; so I think what have I got to loose. I run into Miss Emma’s room and grab the first hoodie type shirt I see. I tackle Mr. Tanner and wrestle it onto his body; and what do you know that crap actually worked! He was calm; for all of 30 seconds! Looking back I have now determined that it was more shock that “my mom tackled me and put a shirt on me…thinking it would help” moment because he then destroy the shirt, literally - ate it! I know know how the harness got eaten….I didn’t know a dogs heads could move into such a position; apparently I was wrong!
It was at this point I offered Mr. Tanner a Benadryl laced hot dog. Let me tell y’all Benadryl works wonders; knocked him out! Freaking awesome.
I truly hope your Fourth of July was as memorable as mine was! I am still recovering. Apparently running a block and tackling a dog kicked my butt more then I realized. So, when I got home from work this evening I realized I was exhausted. So, I went to a sheet pan dinner. They are so nice on nights like this. Just chop up some veggies, season, throw in some meat and bake. Simple, easy, delicious, not a lot of mess…who could ask for more?
Give this Oven Roasted Spicy & Sweet Pork Loin Sheet Pan Dinner a try and be sure to let me know what y’all think!
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 medium golden yams, peeled & cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
- 1 - 1 1/2 lbs Brussels sprouts
- 2 Tbsp Butter, Melted
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 pork tenderloin, about 2 - 3 lb
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Mix brown sugar and seasonings in a large bowl; reserve 2 Tbsps.
- Add sweet potatoes, onions, Brussels sprouts, butter and oil; toss to coat.
- Spread in a single layer in a large shallow baking pan, coated in non-stick spray.
- Place the pork loin in the center of the pan and vegetables; rub reserved seasonings onto pork loin.
- Roast 30 minutes or until pork is done and yams are tender.
- Slice pork and serve.