This classic pork dish is often referred to as a farmer's recipe because it is prepared with only the most basic ingredients. Unlike many braised meats, which get their richness from being cooked for hours, this pork tenderloin needs to simmer for only 20 minutes in a wine sauce spiked with pimentón. Made from dried red peppers that have been smoked over oak, then ground, pimentón is produced in La Vera, in the Cáceres region of Spain.Plus: More Pork Recipes and Tips
The recipe can be prepared earlier in the day. Reheat gently.
Pimentón is available at specialty markets in sweet and hot varieties. The best-quality jarred piquillo peppers are available at most specialty markets. For firmer peppers, look for brands that are packed in only salt and water with no citric acid added to the brine.
A spicy Spanish red will stand up to the rich, smoky wine sauce here.