Introduction: Pork Tenderloin & Sweet Potato Gratin

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Every so often we deserve a nice decadent Feast of comfort food in good company. Especially when our spirits need lifting.

This Pork Tenderloin & Gratin can feed 2 or 3 people well for quite awhile!

Pork Tenderloin
Black Pepper
Fresh or Baked Garlic
Italian Seasoning, minced holy basil, oregano, lemon balm, thyme, Himalayan pink salt
Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce
Honey Mustard

and i know it sounds crazy but it's crucial: raspberry jam or "shrub", if you have it on hand.

So prep, chop & cook up a storm.

Step 1: Pick Fresh Herbs, Prep & Oil Tenderloin, Dry Rub & Sauce Marbling

Pick Fresh Herbs
Prep & Oil Tenderloin
Dry Rub Tenderloin
Sauce Marbling

Once you have applied your dry rub of spices to the olive oiled tenderloin & bbq sauce/honey mustard/ honey & raspberry sauce or jam/shrub combo... take a spoon & marble the wet sauce & dry spices gently.

Step 2: Did Someone Say Sweet Potato Gratin?

Chop Veggies
Ham & Cheese
Mince Herbs
Gratin Prep for oven

Chop, cube or dice sweet potatoes, squash, zucchini, golden potatoes, ham & cheese depending on your preferences for texture & flavor explosions.

Create layers of aforementioned sweet potatoes, squash & slather them in a bit of grape seed or olive oil, spice & salt to flavor.

Mince & add fresh herbs: oregano, basil, thyme & if you like add extra thinly sliced garlic.

Take Shredded Provolone,
Mozarella, Gouda & a Creamy Havarti and layer onto vegetables.

Add about
1/4 cup of milk
1/2 cup of heavy cream

Step 3: Cook & Enjoy a Great Feast!

Gratin: Cook at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or (until Golden) then remove Sweet Potato & Ham Gratin.. let it cool a bit.

btw: (It's really good with nachos)

Remove Pork Tenderloin and cover in aluminum foil, let it cook in its own heat for a bit, about 5 extra minutes from when you pull it from the oven.

Plate, Serve &

Enjoy a Hearty Feast with Friends & Family!!!