Made just as written except did not add optional hot sauce. Family loved it!
I used Green Chile Pepper Olive oil on the pork tenderloin and Hot Mexican Chili Powder, half again as much as the recipe called for and followed the rest of the instructions .... It was EXCELLENT! The pan drippings make a super flavorful addition to the sliced pork. We will definitely make this again!
This was wonderful - didn't change a thing! Def one of our favorites! :)
We choose to cook our pork on the grill, but otherwise follow the recipe exactly. Fantastic and one of our favorites.
The many varieties of sweet potatoes are members of the morning glory family. The skin color can range from white to yellow, red, purple or brown. The flesh also ranges in color from white to yellow, orange, or orange-red. Sweet potato varieties are classified as either 'firm' or 'soft'. When cooked, those in the 'firm' category remain firm, while 'soft' varieties become soft and moist. It is the 'soft' varieties that are often labeled as yams in the US. In the US, firm varieties of sweet potatoes were produced before soft varieties. When soft varieties were first grown commercially, there was a need to differentiate between the two. African slaves had already been calling the 'soft' sweet potatoes 'yams' because they resembled the yams in Africa. Thus, 'soft' sweet potatoes were referred to as 'yams' to distinguish them from the 'firm' varieties.The U.S. Dept of Agriculture requires labels with the term 'yam' to be accompanied by the term 'sweet potato.'Unless you specifically search for yams, which are usually found in an international market, you are probably eating sweet potatoes!
Yuck. One of the few times I had to resort to sending my husband to get takeout (only the second time in 10 years). The potatoes had a very unpleasant flavor and the pork was raw in the middle, even though I left it in the oven so long that the maple syrup had burned and set off the smoke detector. I consider myself an above average home cook, but this recipe was an epic fail for me.
This was my first Real Simple recipe and it was absolutely wonderful made exactly as listed. I don't usually love sweet potatoes but hadn't thought of "hashing" them. YUM! WHAT a great idea! I am now hashing all kinds of vegetables with my box grater and enjoying a delicious veggie filled summer. Thank You!
Have made this INCREDIBLE, five-star recipe a few times since it was published, and it's definitely one that will be in my family's repertoire for years to come. It's so satisfying, and inspires groans of satisfaction from everyone who tastes. Have also made the pork on its own, with oven-roasted potatoes and a salad. Seriously, this is divine!
Wow, this was so delicious! I do not have a food processor grating the sweet potatoes was a bit of a pain, but worth it. I put a little bit more chili powder on than called and I'm glad I did because it gave it more flavor. I highly recommend this recipe and will be making it again!