Greek Pork Loin Ribs and Potatoes Sheet Pan Dinner – a super simple dinner with pork loin ribs, potatoes, carrots and tomatoes with a very delicious marinade made with lots of garlic and herbs.
I don’t know what’s happening to me lately, but I haven’t been in the mood to cook big and elaborate meals. All I want is a quick and simple dinner and there is nothing simpler than a sheet pan dinner. Seriously, all this dinner requires for you to make a simple marinade with lots of garlic and fresh herbs, toss it with some meat and veggies and place it in the oven. I mean no matter how tired we all are, I’m pretty sure we can all manage this.
But let’s talk about this marinade because although there are fresh herbs in there like thyme and oregano, the garlic is what makes this. It’s not enough for me to say this is very garlicky, it’s to the point of where I should just bottle this up, stick a label on it that says “Vampire Repellent” and sell it. I mean let’s be serious, I put 8 garlic cloves in there, though you’ll notice in the recipe I only list 6 cloves, and that’s because I’m not sure how many nuts like me are out there that love garlic as much as I do. Granted, your breath is nothing to write home to mom about after you eat this, but this is why this is great to share this with all those among you, like your significant other, then it’s all good.
Many times I think about why I love garlic so much and I wonder if it’s because I was born in Transylvania, and it’s all instinct with me. Garlic equals no vampires. I’m joking people, not about being born in Transylvania, because I was, even visited Dracula’s castle a few times, but kids, there are NO vampires. Right? Maybe some day I’ll tell you the story of how Dracula came to be.
Back to this sheet pan dinner. I use pork loin ribs, but pork chops work, either bone in or no bone, also chicken works great with this marinade. Now I call it a marinade, but it’s not really necessary to marinate the pork in it, the garlic is so potent, you just have to toss the meat with this marinade and it’s all good. I used some baby potatoes here, some cherry tomatoes and carrots, but feel free to use whatever veggies you like. some green beans would be nice as well.
Ok, let me tell you why I’m so obsessed with garlic right now, I’ll be honest now. Hubs is usually the one that does my grocery shopping and for the past couple months I’ve been asking him to buy me garlic, I like to get the garlic cloves that are already peeled, hate peeling garlic, so this way all I have to do is chop it up. Now for the past few weeks he hasn’t been able to find it at our grocery store. But every single time he goes shopping I remind him to look for my garlic. This time he found the garlic cloves, but did he buy just one package? Nope, not even two, or three, no sir. He bought me 4 packages of garlic cloves, so now I have about 2 pounds of garlic cloves which I have to use as soon as possible before it goes bad. So if you see lots of garlic in my future recipes, you’ll now know why.
Oh yes I did make a video for you, because I really love you all. See how simple this is to make?
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- juice from 1 lemon (about 3 tbsp)
- 2 tbsp fresh thyme chopped (1 tsp if using dry)
- 3 tbsp fresh oregano chopped (1 tbsp if using dry)
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 lb baby potatoes cleaned
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 1 large carrot chopped in big pieces
- 2 lb pork loin ribs
Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper.
Pour half of the marinade over the potatoes, tomatoes, and carrots and toss well.
Toss the remaining marinade with the pork.
Arrange the pork and potatoes on a baking sheet.
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the pork is done to your liking and the potatoes are fork tender.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.