Roasted Green Beans & Tomatoes with a Garlic Sour Cream Sauce

Roasted Green Beans & Tomatoes with a Garlic Sour Cream Sauce

Broiling has become a favorite cooking technique for cooking vegetables.

Not only does it require less hands-on work than sautéing on the stove top, but vegetables develop a nice char under the broiler. This translates into a savory side dish.

Broiling is direct, hot, radiant heat on just one side of what you’re cooking.

Look at broiling as upside down grilling. With broiling the heat source is from above, where as grilling, the heat source is below.

Safety When Broiling

Here are a few safety tips to always follow when using your ovens broiler.

  • Preheat your broiler for 3-4 minutes before you start broiling the food.
  • Do not use the broiler for more than 15 minutes, as it gets way too hot. Foods that take a long time to cook through should be pre-baked.
  • Do not leave food in the broiler unattended. Food can go from golden-brown to completely burned in a matter of seconds.
  • Do not use any glass or nonstick cookware. Glass, even Pyrex, can easily shatter. With nonstick cookware, you run the risk of dangerous fumes when it gets as hot as the broiler.
  • Never use parchment paper when broiling (could catch fire). Better to use aluminum foiling.
  • Use oven mitts to remove the pan. Moreover, when it comes out of the oven, drape the handle or side of the pan with a towel – this is a universal chef’s signal for hot pan, be careful.

Roasted Green Beans & Tomatoes with a Garlic Sour Cream Sauce

This recipe is for two servings. Adjust recipe ingredients accordingly for more servings.

½ lb fresh green beans

4 plum tomatoes

2/3 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon garlic clove, finely grated

3 tablespoon olive oil, divided

1/2 teaspoon each of salt and black pepper

Preheat broiler with a rack in the top position. Cut tomatoes into 1-inch pieces. Trim ends from green beans.

On a rimmed baking sheet, toss green beans and tomatoes with 2 tablespoons oil and ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper.

Broil until beans are tender, and tomatoes are charred in spots, tossing halfway through cooking time, 7–10 minutes total (watch closely).

Make Garlic Sour Cream Sauce

Finely grate 1 teaspoon garlic. In a small bowl, mix sour cream with 1 tablespoon olive oil (more if needed). Add grated garlic and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Set aside.

If sauce is too thick, drizzle in some whole fat milk to thin out.

When vegetables are done remove from heat. Spoon vegetables to a serving bowl.

Drizzle garlic sour cream sauce over broiled vegetables and toss until vegetables are well coat.

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Plate as a side dish with your favorite protein.

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Pork Loin with A Maple Garlic Sauce

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Pork loin often goes by many names. However similar they are, it should not be confused with pork tenderloin.

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The most accurate name for pork loin would be pork loin roast.

The loin can be a tough muscle found along the back of the pig, on either side of the backbone.

It runs down from the shoulder to the hind leg. As such, this is one of the largest cuts on the pig.


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The Pork loin in this recipe is seasoned with a Moroccan inspired Harissa rub, seared until golden then oven roasted in a incredibly delicious Maple Garlic Sauce until it’s sticky on the outside and juicy on the inside.

A quick and easy pork loin recipe with high returns for very minimal effort.

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Pork Loin with A Garlic Maple Sauce

2-3 pound pork loin cut

1/4 cup Harissa spice

1 1/2 tbsp butter

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

Maple Garlic Sauce

3 tbsp Apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce

1/2 cup maple syrup (option to use honey)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix Sauce ingredients together.

Rub pork on both sides with Harissa spice.

Heat butter in a large oven proof skillet (cast iron skillet is ideal) over high heat. Add pork and sear until golden all over.


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When pork is almost seared, push to the side, add garlic and cook until golden.

Pour sauce in. Turn pork once, then immediately transfer to the oven.

Roast 15 – 18 minutes or until the internal temperature is 155 degrees

Remove pork onto plate, cover loosely with foil and rest 5 minutes.

Place skillet with sauce on stove over medium high heat, simmer rapidly for 3 minutes until liquid reduces down to thin syrup.

Remove from stove, put pork in and turn to coat in sauce.

Cut pork into slices and plate with sauce.

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