Monday, June 28, 2010

Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

We had a tenderloin in the freezer and Russ has this smoker that he loves and we've only cooked ribs on it. We made up a rub for the tenderloin to compliment the sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes caught my eye long ago because it was a savory potato, not sweet. I've had this recipe for a long time and finally got around to trying it. We were NOT disappointed! They do take a long time, but they are worth it.

Smoked Pork Tenderloin


Ancho chili sear and crust rub
Brown sugar

Wrap rubbed tenderloin with a few strips of bacon.

Smoke in Orion Cooker for 40-45 minutes.

Oh my goodness, it was delicious!

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

6 medium sweet potatoes
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled (I'm not a fan of bacon bits and would definitely NOT use them here to speed things up)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

Scrub and pierce sweet potatoes. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until tender.

When cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice off of the top of each potato and discard. Scoop out the pulp, leaving thin shells. In a large bowl, mash the pulp with butter. Stir in cheese, bacon, salt, and pepper. Spoon into potato shells.

Place on baking sheet and bake 20-30 minutes or until heated through.

Hubby said those sweet potatoes were the best he'd ever eaten. "Better than Outback?" I said. "Yes!" Wow, now that was great, especially considering this isn't the usual taste of sweet potato. No cinnamon or brown sugar as one would expect. We'll definitely make these again!

I think I was too busy eating to take any pictures of this one, sorry.

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