Saturday, July 14, 2012

Roasted Pork with Cajun Coleslaw

I think I have confessed my love for pork tenderloin on here numerous times, but I will say it again that this is one of the best cuts of meat out there. I love finding new recipes that use it and the Food Network Magazine had a real winner.

recipe from Food Network Mag
When I saw the ingredients for the Cajun Slaw I knew I had to make this whole meal. I cut it in half, but the hubby ended up eating some of the slaw, I was amazed. He wouldn't touch the pork though.

Preheat your oven or toaster oven to 400 degrees and lets grab some ingredients.

ingredients - forgot the horseradish
You will need some cole slaw mix, brown sugar, red pepper, horseradish (missed the photo shoot), green onion, mustard, old bay, mayo, lemon and of course some pork.

Chop up your veggies.

spice rub
Measure out your old bay, brown sugar and salt.

rubbed down
Get your hands in there and rub that pork and really press in those spices.

pork cooking
Sear the pork on all sides in a pan with olive oil over medium heat.

probed pork
Get the pork into your preheated oven and cook until it is 145 degrees, about 15-20 minutes.

While the pork is cooking mix the mayo, mustard, lemon juice, horseradish and some of the Old Bay and brown sugar. This dressing has SO much flavor, I am definitely making it again.

Get all the veggies in a bowl, doesn't that look delicious already?

getting all dressed up
Pour on the dressing.

Don't forget your pork! Get it out of the oven at 145 degrees and let it rest for about 5 minutes.

Give your slaw a stir and you are ready to eat!

Roasted Pork with Cajun Cole Slaw
I wish I had this meal in front of me right now, it was so good. The slaw had such a kick and the pork was tender and delicious.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!


  1. That looks absolutely delicious!!!!
    Asta asked me to tell Tanner and Steeeeve that she passed out from happiness that she heard from them
    Thank you
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    Hugs from me(Ami)

  2. Sounds wonderful, I love pork tenderloin and all the different flavors it can take on.

  3. Me too, I love pork tenderloin (it's easy to cook and always delicious!), but never made any salad with it. This Cajun coleslaw sounds fantastic!

  4. Cajun slaw sounds awesome and I can imagine how well it pairs with the pork tenderloin!

  5. perfect dinner! I really like pork tenderloin and this is a great way to make it

  6. What a wonderful dinner my frined, it looks absolutely beautiful and warming :D

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  7. I'm generally not a huge fan of slaws but with the cajun flavors...I could be convinced.

  8. I love this recipe. The coleslaw sounds perfect and it looks like the meat was cooked to perfection. Your hubby doesn't know what he is missing.
    Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

  9. Cajun slaw sounds so awesome, I can't believe your hubs got into it! That's cool! And the pork, I love pork tenderloin, this sounds easy and delish.

  10. I love pork too, but since my husband had his colon cancer surgery, he no longer likes thick cuts of meat - I used to get the really thick bone in pork chops, now I have to butterfly them and pound them flat.

    I am totally going to make that slaw - sounds right up my alley!

  11. Yum!!! It sounds really good!

  12. I'm with you! Pork tenderloin is always a fav of mine. This recipe looks fabulous!!!

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  14. I made this the other day and it was yummy! The pork came out perfect!