If you’re a fan of sweet-spicy foods, you’ll love this sheet pan Jamaican jerk pork meal. Be sure to buy a tenderloin that has not been brined or saline-injected — this process adds sodium and artificial ingredients to an otherwise healthy source of protein.
Ingredients for servings
sweet potatoes cut into 1-inch thick slices
fresh, trimmed pineapple cut into bite-size chunks
1 small red onion cut into 0.5 -inch thick wedges
2 teaspoon olive oil plus 1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon black pepper divided
0.5 teaspoon sea salt divided
0.5 teaspoon ground allspice
0.5 teaspoon ground ginger
0.5 teaspoon paprika
0.5 teaspoon thyme
0.125 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pork tenderloin trimmed
Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloin With Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place the sweet potatoes and pineapple in a mound on the baking sheet. Toss with 2 tablespoons oil and half of the pepper and salt. Arrange in an even layer and place in oven.
In a small bowl, mix the allspice, ginger, paprika, thyme, cayenne and remaining salt and pepper. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork and drizzle with the remaining teaspoon of oil. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the pork and brown on 2 flat sides, about 1.5 minutes per side. Place the pork on the sheet pan with the vegetables, tucking the thin end of tenderloin under itself for even cooking.
Bake until the pork reaches 145˚F when tested with an instant-read thermometer in the thickest part and the sweet potatoes are tender about 25 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board, cover loosely with foil and let it rest for 5 minutes. Return the vegetables to the oven for 5 minutes longer.
Thinly slice the pork crosswise and serve with the sweet potatoes, onions, and pineapple.