Everyone knows that you’re busy during the week whether it’s with work, family, or your kids’ activities. We’ve all been there. Sometimes the thought of eating out every evening can leave you sick to your stomach because you’re not sure if you stomach or your budget can handle one more hamburger combo. Having a restaurant quality meal in approximately 30 minutes at home can be exactly what you or your family needs.
Smithfield has a line of ready-to-cook meats with an impressive variety of options and flavors. Recently, I discovered their pork products at my local Food Lion. You can get:
- Smithfield Portobello Mushroom Loin Fillet
- Smithfield Garlic & Herb Filet
- Smithfield Peppercorn & Garlic Tenderloin
- Smithfield Garlic & Herb Tenderloin
- Smithfield Peppercorn Sirloin
- Smithfield Garlic & Herb Sirloin
I grabbed two of the last few Peppercorn & Garlic Tenderloins. These products must be going fast! With a price of $4.99 – $9.99 for the month of September at Food Lion, can you really blame shoppers for grabbing these ready-to-cook meats in a hurry?
My family needed something fast and delicious for dinner, so I decided to recreate a dish we love – fajitas! Smithfield Pork Tenderloin would take the place of our traditional beef or chicken, and I can’t believe how savory these fajitas turned out!
Pork Tenderloin Fajitas
Smithfield Peppercorn & Garlic Tenderloin
Tri-Color Peppers (Red, Yellow, Orange, and even Green)
Preheat Oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grab your sharpest knife because you’ll be doing a lot of cutting for this one. Take approximately three peppers (doesn’t matter what colors you choose), cut out the core, and julienne them into many long, thinner pieces. I used three peppers for two people and a 9″x 13″ pan, but you can definitely mix it up to fit your needs. Go ahead and do your pre-onion ritual because the waterworks are coming. Take 1/4 of a large onion and julienne it to add to the peppers. Half of a smaller onion would work as well.
Place your vegetables in a bowl and coat them with 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil, and then toss them in your favorite taco seasoning. I used my favorite Fajita Seasoning Mix Recipe, but you can also grab a packet of taco seasoning at your local Food Lion.
Open your Smithfield Pork Tenderloin. It’s pre-marinated with peppercorn and garlic (or the flavor of your choice), so go ahead and place it in the pan. Cover the meat with your freshly seasoned veggies and place in the oven. Read the cooking directions on the back of the package for full instructions. My tenderloin suggested 20 minutes per pound of pork, so we cooked it for 30 minutes (1.5lbs) and the results were fantastic.
You can shred, wedge, or cube your pork tenderloin for the fajitas. I suggest a thinner cut so they fit nicely into a tortilla shell. We were starving and decided to cut ours into smaller wedges. Needless to say we were overconfident in our tortilla shells and their ability to handle our monster fajitas. Who says fajitas aren’t supposed to be messy?
Aside from the cheese and sour cream we used as toppings, we had a fairly healthy meal that night. Better than fast food or most takeout places. Plus, Smithfield has lowered their sodium on marinated pork products an average of 25.5 percent. No more salty pork! I’m glad for this decision because I’ve avoided pork before due to the heavy salt content of most cuts. Now, I can enjoy pork again without having to wait all day for it to cook!
Check out more delicious meal ideas from Smithfield.
Disclosure: Sverve sponsored this recipe campaign featuring Smithfield and Food Lion. All opinions shared are my own.