Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloin Made With Ohio-Raised Ingredients

Written by OSU student Jessy Woodworth

Food Fact

Photo taken and recipe written by OSU student Jessy Woodworth

One challenge of being a college student is buying affordable groceries, so finding foods that give you the most bang for your buck is key. Fortunately, Ohio provides almost all the ingredients needed for this fast and easy meal without breaking the bank.

In the Buckeye State, farmers raise beef and dairy cattle, hogs, chickens, corn, soy, vegetables, and more. This recipe hits on two big ones: pork and soy. Ohio is one of the top producers of pork in America, making pork tenderloin a great Ohio-based protein. Not to mention the pig more than likely had soy in their diet since it’s such a great source of healthy protein. While the pork is easy to spot, the soy is hiding in a couple places including the sauce and margarine.

Ready to dig into a plate of pork tenderloin? I modified this recipe to make a delicious meal with ingredients grown in Ohio.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Instead of making my own hoisin sauce (because who has time for that?), I used Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ sauce. Either way, the result is super easy, affordable and delicious. You should have plenty of leftovers for a couple of lunches. I used my leftover pork for a ham and Swiss sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound green beans
  • 10 red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 a bottle barbecue sauce, or other sauce of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Rinse the vegetables under cool water.

  3. Cut potatoes into cubes and cut the ends off the green beans.

  4. Place everything on the sheet pan.

  5. Cover the pork in barbecue sauce, or other sauce of your choice.

  6. Combine garlic powder and butter.

  7. Smother the potatoes and green beans in garlic butter.

  8. Bake everything for 45 minutes.

  9. Enjoy your dinner!