On March 18, I posed the following question to my Facebook friends:
“Looking ahead to my next video, which recipe would you like to see: A Tamale Pie — or a Sheet Pan Dinner?”
A tamale pie is a drama queen. Mine cried bitter tears when it learned that the sheet pan dinner had won the Facebook query by an overwhelming margin.
And what a magnificent sheet pan dinner it is! The Hoisin-cloaked pork tenderloins are roasted together with fresh green beans and baby potatoes. I wouldn’t hesitate to serve this one-pan wonder to well-dressed dinner guests.
Here’s the video (scroll down for notes and printable recipe):
A few notes:
As mentioned, Hoisin is a sweet and smokey Asian barbecue sauce. You can find it in almost any supermarket. Even my lousy local Hannaford sells hoisin sauce!
Fresh green beans — mine were purchased from a bag because it’s wintertime here — form a “rack” for the tenderloins. As the dinner roasts in the oven, the beans take on the smokey-sweet flavor of the pork. YUM.
Remember the herbed butter I made in the video? I forked some of it on top of the hot tenderloins. The remaining butter was spooned over the hot vegetables — a step you did not see because I forgot to push the “record” button on my camera. Oops.
Gonna give this dinner a try? Let me know how it works out for you. Fox and I each gave it five stars.
Also, please let me know if you are interested in a very delicious (and currently very upset) Tamale Pie!
Here’s the printable recipe, as adapted from Cook’s Illustrated: