Chimichurri Pork Loin with Roasted Chile-Lime Potatoes

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Welcome to the June 28th edition of Sunday Scratchups, your weekly recipe from scratch around grocery store matchups, coupons, and sales. Our next mystery sale ingredient is pork loin, largely because last week Jewel had it on sale for $1.29/lb and I needed to use mine or freeze it. You might have one in your freezer from this sale, too, and Chimichurri Pork Loin with Roasted Chile-Lime Potatoes is an easy and savory one-dish recipe.

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My pork loin was just over 6 lbs, and I used half here and froze the other half for later (either to cook up as a roast or slice into chops).

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So this is really a Mashup Mom mashup of some older recipe favorites: The chimichurri came from Seared Ahi Tuna with Chimichurri, and the potatoes from Roasted Chile-Lime Potatoes. (This is one of my favorite ways to prepare potatoes, and they’re wonderful with everything from pork roast to chicken.)

Chimichurri Pork Loin with Chile-Lime Potatoes

Ingredients

For the pork loin:
3 lb pork loin
Chimichurri — recipe here (sans cayenne, juice of 1/4 lime, and mixed chunkier in the food chopper rather than the food processor)
1 Tbsp olive oil

For the potatoes:
7 small-medium Idaho or russet potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 3/4 lime
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1.5 tsp chili powder
2 tsp minced garlic
1 small jalapeño pepper, chopped

Directions

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Take half the prepared chimichurri and thin it out with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Place pork loin in gallon plastic bag, add thinned out chimichurri, seal, and marinate in refrigerator for at least one hour.

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Spray roasting pan with cooking spray and place marinated pork loin in the middle, fat side down. Cut potatoes into chunks and place in large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix together olive oil, lime juice, salt, chili powder, garlic, and chopped jalapeño. Pour over potatoes and toss until well coated.

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Arrange potatoes around pork and roast for one hour at 400 degrees, or until meat reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Rest for 10 minutes before carving, then serve with the other half of the chimichurri.

Three pounds of pork loin goes a long way (it didn’t all fit on this plate!)

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This fed our family of four for three days — two meat & potatoes dinners (along with salad, fruit, and corn on the cob), then a third meal of super tasty chimichurri pork sandwiches on garlic bread ($.99 at Fresh Thyme earlier this week).

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The chimichurri marinade made for a juicy and flavorful pork roast, while the crisp-tender chile-lime potatoes provided the perfect counterpoint. Let’s hear it for easy one dish main+side recipes!

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Chimichurri Pork Loin with Roasted Chile-Lime Potatoes
 
Author:
Recipe type: dinner
Ingredients
For the pork loin
  • 3 lb pork loin
  • Chimichurri -- recipe here: http://www.mashupmom.com/seared-ahi-tuna-with-chimichurri-gluten-free-dairy-free-delicious/ (sans cayenne, juice of ¼ lime, and mixed chunkier in the food chopper rather than the food processor)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
For the potatoes
  • 7 small-medium Idaho or russet potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • juice of ¾ lime
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, chopped
Instructions
  1. Take half the prepared chimichurri and thin it out with 1 Tbsp olive oil.
  2. Place pork loin in gallon plastic bag, add thinned out chimichurri, seal, and marinate in refrigerator for at least one hour.
  3. Spray roasting pan with cooking spray and place marinated pork loin in the middle, fat side down.
  4. Cut potatoes into chunks and place in large bowl.
  5. In a smaller bowl, mix together olive oil, lime juice, salt, chili powder, garlic, and chopped jalapeño. Pour over potatoes and toss until well coated.
  6. Arrange potatoes around pork and roast for one hour at 400 degrees, or until meat reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
  7. Rest for 10 minutes before carving, then serve with the other half of the chimichurri.

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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

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Welcome to the June 21st edition of Sunday Scratchups, your weekly recipe from scratch around grocery store matchups, coupons, and sales. Our next mystery sale ingredient is bacon — which this week was $.99 for 12 oz store brand at Ultra Foods with in-ad coupon, $.54 for 6 oz turkey bacon at Walgreens after printable coupon, $1.49 at Valli with in-ad coupon, and $1.99 at Butera. Boneless skinless chicken breast has also been on sale for the last couple of weeks, but here I just thawed out a pack from the last Zaycon chicken event.

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So I had chicken, I had bacon, and I started with this recipe from Divas Can Cook to cook up some Bacon-Wrapped Chicken (but greatly reduced the brown sugar, among other things). So good! Nice and juicy, sweet and savory, with just the right amount of kick.

  • Note: Although this recipe is naturally gluten and dairy free, make sure the bacon you use is gluten free if necessary.

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken — An Easy Weeknight Recipe

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Ingredients

1.5-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
12 oz uncooked bacon
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp chili powder
1.5 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

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Spray roasting pan and its rack with cooking spray. Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, paprika, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Wrap uncooked bacon slices around seasoned breasts, overlapping until completely covered — I had 1.75 lbs of chicken, and 12 oz of bacon worked well to cover both pieces. Season just the tops of the bacon wrapped breasts with chili powder, press brown sugar into the top of each, and add black pepper to taste.

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Bake on rack in roasting pan at 425 degrees for 50 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Slice and serve hot. (Use an electric knife if you have one; it’s easier to make nice even slices through the bacon.)

  • Note: The Zaycon chicken breasts were large and took a while to cook through — reduce the cooking time accordingly if your chicken is thinner.

That’s a keeper

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Everyone liked this one — but that’s not a surprise, right? How can you go wrong with bacon? Seriously, though: There’s just enough brown sugar here to caramelize and harmonize with the chili powder for a savory-sweet topping, the chicken stays nice and juicy inside its bacon mummy wrappings, and the spices work together with the bacon to give the meat just that little extra oomph.

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Served with salad, garlic bread ($.99 for pre-made at Fresh Thyme!), and an onion dish I’ll tell you about later, Bacon-Wrapped Chicken happily fed our family of four with just enough left over for lunch for one the next day. Yes… that “one” would be me. :)

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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
 
Author:
Recipe type: dinner
Ingredients
  • 1.5-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 12 oz uncooked bacon
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Spray roasting pan and its rack with cooking spray.
  2. Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, paprika, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
  3. Wrap uncooked bacon slices around seasoned breasts, overlapping until completely covered -- I had 1.75 lbs of chicken, and 12 oz of bacon worked well to cover both pieces.
  4. Season just the tops of the bacon wrapped breasts with chili powder, press brown sugar into the top of each, and add black pepper to taste.
  5. Bake on rack in roasting pan at 425 degrees for 50 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. (Note: The Zaycon chicken breasts were large and took a while to cook through -- reduce the cooking time accordingly if your chicken is thinner.)
  6. Slice and serve hot. (Use an electric knife if you have one; it's easier to make nice even slices through the bacon.)

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Garlicky Pork Roast and Potatoes — With Extra Garlic

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Welcome back to Sunday Scratchups, your weekly recipe from scratch around grocery store matchups, coupons, and sales. This week Jewel has Hormel sirloin pork roasts on sale buy one, get one free, so I bought two with printable coupons and they ended up at about $4 each. Mariano’s also has boneless pork loin roast at $3.00/lb, Meijer has Center cut half boneless pork roast $1.49/lb, Ultra has Farmland boneless pork sirloin roast for $2.99/lb, and Valli has pork sirloin roast for $1.99/lb.

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Any way you slice it, these little pork roasts often go on sale and they roast up so nicely with potatoes for a naturally gluten free, dairy free, one dish weeknight dinner — just add a green veggie or salad on the side and you have yourself a meal.

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To love today’s recipe, you must really love garlic. Prefer yours in smaller doses? Tone down the number of cloves or just use a little minced garlic instead.

Garlicky Pork Roast and Potatoes

ingredients

Ingredients

2-2.5 lb pork sirloin roast
2 Vidalia onions, quartered
4 small-medium Idaho potatoes, chopped
Olive oil
Kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper
Few sprigs of fresh rosemary
25-30 garlic cloves, peeled

Directions

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Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray, and place your little pork roast in the center. Dice potatoes and quarter your onions, then place around roast. Drizzle roast and potatoes with olive oil, then season generously with Kosher salt and pepper. Poke holes in your roast with the tip of a steak knife, then twist knife around to enlarge. Insert a garlic clove halfway into each hole. (I added 15 here, but you can do more or less depending on your own garlicky preferences.) Scatter the rest of the cloves around the roast and snip fresh rosemary onto your roast and potatoes.

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Stir potatoes until they are nicely coated with olive oil and spices, then cook your roast at 375 degrees for one hour twenty minutes (or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees), stirring potatoes occasionally. Remove roast from pan and continue cooking potatoes about another 20 minutes until nicely browned. Let roast rest 15 minutes, then remove netting (if present), remove garlic cloves, and slice. Serve with potatoes and a salad or green veggie.

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My roast had a little pop-up thing; yours may not, but rely on a meat thermometer for the best results either way.

No vampires here

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Yeah, that’s a little garlicky all right! But good garlicky comfort food, perfect for a rainy evening — and we really do love garlic over here. The only thing I’d do differently next time is add more rosemary, since it got a little lost amongst all the garlic. (Don’t have fresh rosemary? Shake on some dried, and it will still be delicious.) Although Garlicky Pork Roast With Potatoes takes a while to cook, it doesn’t take long to prepare, so an easy one dish dinner to throw together and let roast while you attend to other things. This recipe is also quite affordable when you pick up your pork roast and potatoes on sale, and easily fed our family of four with enough leftovers for me to enjoy it for lunch again the next day. :)

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Garlicky Pork Roast and Potatoes -- With Extra Garlic
 
Author:
Recipe type: dinner
Ingredients
  • 2-2.5 lb pork sirloin roast
  • 2 Vidalia onions, quartered
  • 4 small-medium Idaho potatoes, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 25-30 garlic cloves, peeled
Instructions
  1. Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray, and place your little pork roast in the center.
  2. Dice potatoes and quarter your onions, then place around roast.
  3. Drizzle roast and potatoes with olive oil, then season generously with Kosher salt and pepper.
  4. Poke holes in your roast with the tip of a steak knife, then twist knife around to enlarge.
  5. Insert a garlic clove halfway into each hole. (I added 15 here, but you can do more or less depending on your own garlicky preferences.)
  6. Scatter the rest of the cloves around the roast and snip fresh rosemary onto your roast and potatoes.
  7. Stir potatoes until they are nicely coated with olive oil and spices, then cook your roast at 375 degrees for one hour twenty minutes (or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees), stirring potatoes occasionally.
  8. Remove roast from pan and continue cooking potatoes about another 20 minutes until nicely browned.
  9. Let roast rest 15 minutes, then remove netting (if present), remove garlic cloves, and slice.
  10. Serve with potatoes and a salad or green veggie.