Pork Tenderloin on a Vegetable Bed

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I got the original recipe from Johanna Jones-she owns and operates a pig farm in South Carolina. This is a "wow, clean out the garden, all in one yummy" summer recipe. I've changed the peppers-she used green and I've added more green onions-Johanna used three. Other than that "this is the Bomb!"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the thyme, pepper and salt.
  2. Roll the pork, pressing the mixture into it.
  3. Cook the tenderloin in oil, in a large-cast iron if you have it-skillet on medium heat until done-about 30 min.
  4. Remove from the skillet, place on a cutting board and cover with foil to keep warm.
  5. In the same skillet, same heat cook the remaining ingredients except beans and tomatoes to preference-we like the veg a bit underdone.
  6. Add the beans and tomatoes and remaining thyme and heat through, about 4-5 min.
  7. Spoon into a large serving plate-slice the pork thin and place on top.
  8. A few thyme sprigs is a nice touch.


Most Helpful

Just finished eating this. It was very good. Not too much I would change, except maybe to strain the tomatos. The kids and honey enjoyed it thoroughly.Will make again.

asj1057 April 06, 2009

This was truly tasty and lovely to look at ! I had to substitute a tad -- found I had no black beans, so added some canned artichoke bottoms. Was delighted to see a new prep for zucchini and bell peppers. This will surely be made again. Thanks for posting, DiB.

NurseJaney August 05, 2008

Just made this delish dish. I liked the pork on the bed of peppers erc. However I wasn't crazy about the black beans so I will leave them out next time. Will keep this on hand. Thank you for sharing.

MISSIB September 09, 2007

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