Tender roast pork is front and center in this Tex-Mex meal. You'll have enough meat for tomorrow's casual dinner, too: a Pork Club Sandwich that stacks up nicely.



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  • Preheat oven to 450, with racks set in upper and lower thirds. Place pork on a rimmed baking sheet. Rub with 1 teaspoon oil; season with cumin, salt, and pepper. Roast on upper rack until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of meat registers 145 degrees, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven, and cover loosely with aluminum foil; let rest about 10 minutes. (Slice off 1/3 of meat and refrigerate.)

  • About 15 minutes after pork has begun roasting, place sweet potatoes on another rimmed baking sheet; drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil. Season with red-pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper; toss to coat. Roast on lower rack, until tender, tossing once during cooking, 25 to 35 minutes.

  • In a large bowl, whisk lime juice with remaining 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Add sweet potatoes, beans, onion, and, if using, cilantro; mix gently to combine. Thinly slice pork, and serve with salad and lime wedges.

Reviews (9)

50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 4
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Delicious bright flavor combination! The bean salad alone makes this dish but the pork turns out nice and tender with good flavor of its' own.
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This is a brilliant combination of flavors and I make it so often that I just leave the recipe pinned to my refrigerator door. The sweet potato-black bean combo is really great.
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My family asks for this recipe all the time. I've been making it since it appeared in the Everyday Food mag in 2007
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this was really tasty. i have never made pork before and i will definitely be making this again. i think i will even make it for my family again next week.
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I have made the salad many times. It's one of my favorites. I bring to pot luck llunchs at work and everyone loves it. It is colorful and simple to make
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The heck with the pork! The sweet potato salad with black beans is EXCELLENT! It is such a colorful salad.....it get raves every time I make it for picnics and BBQ's! I go back to this recipe again and again!
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I made this dish per the instructions. The pork is alright, but the potato and bean salad is really really really good. I would recommend spicing up the seasonings on the pork.
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I just made the sweet potato and black bean salad as a side dish. Wow!! It was fantastic. I used a bit less cilantro and will make this again and again
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I made this dish over the weekend. Very easy to prepare. I used pork tenderloin instead, enough for 2. I also used only half a can of black beans and adding the cilantro really makes the salad. We loved it!