Pork Tenderloin with Mustard BBQ sauce

If you’re all for a different kind of barbecue sauce, I suggest this one! It is a bit spicy, so if you don’t normally eat a lot of spicy foods your head might sweat! This BBQ sauce is made with mustard and a delicious combination of spices. Try it out!

mustard BBQ pork

Ingredients: (serves 2)

For the pork-

  • 1 Lb pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 TSP each of dried: Rosemary, garlic powder, thyme and onion powder
  • 1/4 TSP chili flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 TBSP EVOO

For the sauce- (This makes about 2 cups so there will be left overs.)

  • 1/3C Ketchup
  • 1/2C Mustard
  • 3 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBSP worchesterchire sauce
  • 3 TBSP Franks red hot sauce
  • 3 TBSP honey
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1/2 TSP each of dried: onion powder, garlic powder and smoked paprika
  • Fresh ground salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F. In a small bowl, mix together  your spice rub ingredients – rosemary, garlic powder, thyme, onion powder, chili flakes, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Rub the spice mixture all over your pork tenderloin.
  2. In a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, add your EVOO. Once the oil is nice and hot, add your tenderloin to the skillet. Brown it on all sides to get a nice crust.
  3. Once the tenderloin is browned, move it right to the 425 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, or until its internal temperature reads 145F.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk all of your sauce ingredients together. Set aside.
  5. Once the pork is done cooking, remove it from the oven and place it on a cutting board. Let it rest 5 to 10 minutes. Once the tenderloin is rested, slice it into medallions and serve with the mustard BBQ sauce.
  6. Serve this with mashed potatoes and a broccoli cole slaw! Yummy!

Santa Fe Salad

This is by far one of my favourite go-to salads. It is simple, delicious, and healthy! I usually make this to go with a nice blackened chicken breast, or any chicken breast with a nice spicy kick to it. I know a lot of people don’t like dates, but do not take them out of this salad! You will love it! And if you REALLY hate dates, you can replace them with figs!

Ingredients:

For the salad:

-8 c mixed greens (arugula, spinach)

-1 c fresh dates, roughly chopped

-1/4 c sun dried tomatoes, chopped

-1 1/2 c black beans, rinsed

-1c feta cheese, crumbled

-1 whole avocado, diced

-1/4c peanuts

For the dressing:

-1/4c evoo + 1/4c fresh lime juice

-2 tbsp peanut butter

-1 tsp sugar

-1tbsp soy sauce

-1 clove garlic, minced

-1 tbsp fresh lime juice +zest

Directions:

Take all of the dressing ingredients and add them to a bowl. whisk until emulsified or you can use a hand held immersion blender. Adjust to your taste. I don’t ever measure anything so this is just a basic guideline to follow for measurements!!

Mix all of your salad ingredients together in a bowl. Toss with the dressing. Serve!!