Spicy Pork Tenderloin & Flavor Full Sides

by Alli

My husband is a meat and potatoes man. Whenever I do meatless Mondays, he tries to be such a trooper. But when you’ve been married as long as I have, you can read your spouse’s mind without him saying a single word.

My husband hated veggies when he was growing up and when we got married I made it my mission in life to change his mind. (I’m such a veggie lover!)  I was always coming up with new ways to serve veggies and throughout all my hits and misses, I finally realized that he likes veggies that are packed full of bold, unexpected flavor.

On weekdays, I try to plan my menus around good, nutritious foods that don’t require a lot of time in the kitchen. Oh, who am I kidding? I do the same on weekends, too. Since my entire family enjoys a good pork tenderloin, my Spicy Pork Tenderloin & Flavor Full Sides has been promoted to my weekly meal rotation.

Spicy Pork Tenderloin & Birds Eye® Flavor Full Sides

Once I prep my pork tenderloin, I stick it in the oven, set the timer and forget about it. A few minutes before it’s done, I cook my 2 sides – Birds Eye® Flavor Full Buffalo Cauliflower and Sour Cream and Onions Potatoes – in the microwave according to the directions on the packaging. (You can get a $1.00 off coupon by clicking here! It’s good until Dec. 31st, so hurry!)

Spicy Pork Tenderloin & Birds Eye Sides


Spicy Pork Tenderloin & Flavor Full Sides

Spicy Pork Tenderloin


  • 1 pork tenderloin roast
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Combine all the rub ingredients and sprinkle on both sides of pork tenderloin.
  3. Place the pork tenderloin fat side up in a baking pan.
  4. Roast (do not cover with foil) according to package directions or until an instant read thermometer reads 145-160ºF. (I usually cook mine about 15 minutes per lb.)
  5. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

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My family and I have been big fans of Birds Eye® Vegetables for years, so I was excited to find the 8 new flavor full varieties including Ranch Broccoli and BBQ corn! You can click here to select the product you want to try and find the store nearest you that has that particular variety.

Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Birds Eye® uses the highest quality vegetables that are harvested and flash-frozen at their peak freshness. With the new 8 varieties, I can serve my family a different veggie every night of the week. And these are veggies that my husband actually enjoys! Should I be jealous?

Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Click here to see all the new Steamfresh® flavors. Which new, bold flavors would you like to try?





Carmen Perez (listen2mama) November 24, 2015 - 7:26 am

This all looks delicious. My husband loves all types of pork dishes so he would really like this.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy November 24, 2015 - 9:24 am

These sides look so delicious and so full of flavor. I’m always looking for easy ways to get my kids to eat more veggies. I’ll look for this the next time I’m at the store.

Zan November 24, 2015 - 9:27 am

The entire meal looks delish – my husband would love that pork! I am not sure if I have ever bought birds eye veges but those flavors look like something we would totally enjoy. Way to go for getting the hubs to eat his veges:)

Angelic Sinova November 24, 2015 - 12:07 pm

Those Spicy Pork Tenderloins and sides look so yummy! I never knew Birds Eye® had so many options. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for the Ranch Broccoli and BBQ corn <3

Miranda (Myrabev) November 24, 2015 - 12:49 pm

Now this is one deliciously looking meal indeed, I have not had pork tenderloin in a while now. I am not big on cauliflower but I do try now and again.

Ali Williams (@skinnygfchef) November 24, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Good timing Alli! I had just pulled out a tenderloin for dinner and will try your spice rub on it for a nice change. I love Birdseye products. Clicked your link to see the SteamFresh line and the Buffalo Cauliflower looks awesome. I will pick some up next time I’m at the store. Thanks!

Mary November 24, 2015 - 5:52 pm

Yay! I so needed a pork recipe. This looks just perfect. Meat and potatoes at this house too. Thanks for giving me another option

Heather November 24, 2015 - 6:41 pm

Birdseye makes some awesome veggie concontions! I love the spices and glazes they put on veggies. I need to buy more of them.

Heather @ Kraus House Mom November 24, 2015 - 7:38 pm

We had Bird’s Eye Steamfresh Corn (my oldest’s favorite) for dinner tonight. My kids actually love vegetables and frozen ones make it much easier for me to keep them stocked in the freezer.

Franc Ramon November 25, 2015 - 1:26 am

This is something I would surely enjoy. I would love the rich flavor in every bite.

Reichel November 25, 2015 - 1:45 am

Yum, that looks tasty. Sour cream and onion potatoes? Yes please!

Miles L. November 25, 2015 - 2:05 am

You have a great recipe there. Based on the photos, I think it is very delicious. I would try this for the Thanksgiving Day.

Rebecca Swenor November 25, 2015 - 7:00 am

This spicy pork tenderloin recipe sounds just amazing and we will be trying this recipe. I have to try the Birds Eye spiced up veggies too.

Jennifer Pritchard Kearney November 25, 2015 - 8:10 am

Wow these recipes look amazing and I’m excited to try Birds Eye specifically. My husband doesn’t eat nearly enough veggies, but with how good these look I don’t see how he can resist!

Briton November 25, 2015 - 2:37 pm

This dinner looks delicious! I am so interested to try the sour cream and onion potatoes and the ranch broccoli. I am a big veggie lover, too!

Rebecca November 25, 2015 - 8:59 pm

I didn’t know there were frozen buffalo cauliflower bites! I’m going to have to try the side from Birds Eye to see if my family will actually eat their vegetables!

Amanda Tempel November 27, 2015 - 3:15 am

This looks so good! And I have been looking for a good tenderloin recipe to try.

lexie November 27, 2015 - 5:12 pm

oh my goodness this looks absolutely scrumptious! I would love to get my hands on some!

Wildish Jess December 4, 2015 - 1:35 pm

I’ve made buffalo cauliflower but I’ve never seen it premade before! That would be way easier! lol


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