Showing posts with label pork. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pork. Show all posts

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Slow Cooker Southwestern Pork Stew / #SundaySupper

 Do you use your slow cooker often? I made this Slow Cooker Southwestern Pork Stew recently, and I realized that I should really use mine more often. I placed all the ingredients in the slow cooker and went to run some errands. It was so nice when I got home, and the aroma of this tasty meal was wafting through the house. It was also nice to know that I would not have to hurry around the kitchen to prepare dinner~it was already done!
This stew smelled amazing and tasted as good as it smelled. It is full of flavors, like cumin and oregano, beans and chilies! I made this stew with mild beans and chilies, but you could turn up the heat by using hot ones instead. You could expand the flavor of this stew, by adding rice to the mix, or serving it on noodles. No matter how you cook it, you are going to love the aroma, flavors and the convenience of this recipe!

Slow Cooker Southwestern Pork Stew
(printable recipe at end of page)
(makes 6 servings)

1 medium Onion, chopped 
3 large cloves minced Garlic
2 pounds boneless Pork Loin
1/4 cup Cornmeal
2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
1/2 teaspoon dries Oregano Leaves
1/2 teaspoon Salt
15 ounce can Chili Beans in Sauce (undrained)
14 1/2" can diced Tomatoes and Mild Chilies (undrained)
1 cup Chicken Broth
2 cups Frozen Corn
Biscuits ( use your favorite)


Chop onion and cloves and set aside.Trim the pork loin of excess fat and chop the pork loin into 1/2" pieces.
 In a medium bowl, mix together the cornmeal, ground cumin, dried oregano leaves and salt. 
Place the onions and garlic on the bottom of the crock pot. Add pork, and mix in the cornmeal mix.
Add beans, tomatoes, and broth. Do not drain the can of beans or tomatoes. Mix everything together. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.
Mix into the corn 20-30 minutes before pork is finished. Cook biscuits.
Serve and enjoy!





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Slow Cooker Southwestern Pork Stew

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 3 large cloves minced Garlic
  • 2 pounds boneless Pork Loin
  • 1/4 cup Cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dries Oregano Leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 15 ounce can Chili Beans in Sauce (undrained)
  • 14 1/2" can diced Tomatoes and Mild Chilies (undrained)
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Frozen Corn Biscuits ( use your favorite)

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Chop onion and cloves and set aside. Trim the pork loin of excess fat and chop the pork loin into 1/2" pieces.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the cornmeal, ground cumin, dried oregano leaves and salt.
  3. Place the onions and garlic on the bottom of the crock pot. Add pork, and mix in the cornmeal mix.
  4. Add beans, tomatoes, and broth. Do not drain the can of beans or tomatoes. Mix everything together. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.
  5. Mix into the corn 20-30 minutes before pork is finished. Cook biscuits.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Crunchy Apple BBQ Pork / #appleweek

We are celebrating #appleweek here at The Freshman Cook, and today's recipe is Crunchy Apple BBQ Pork! This recipe is a great meal to enjoy anytime, but for some reason I think it tastes the best when the air is a little cooler and the leaves are swirling around.  The slaw is the star of the show today, with an apple cider reduction as the base for the slaw dressing, and tiny little apple sticks mixed in to the slaw that provide a crisp crunch, making it very memorable!
Thank you to Casabella, Veggie Wash, and Rainier Fruit for the products used in today's recipe, and Don't forget to enter our fun giveaway! Click here, and go to the end of the page to enter! There are so many great prizes!!
 
Thank you to #AppleWeek Sponsors: Rodelle, Dreamfarm, Casabella, Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal, Pyrex, Chicago Cutlery, Rainier Fruit, and Veggie Wash for providing prizes for #AppleWeek free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #AppleWeek. All opinions are my own.
 Crunchy Apple BBQ Pork
 (printable recipe at end of page)

Fresh Apple Cider
3 lb Pork Loin (any size will work)
Black Pepper
Minced Garlic
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1Fresh Rainier HoneyCrisp Apple
Slaw Mix
BBQ Sauce 
Bakery Style Bun


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
I love this Veggie Wash. It is all natural and so easy to use! I sprayed it on my apple, before I cut it up for the slaw, then I lightly scrubbed it with this 2 'n 1 Veggie Brush from Casabella, and rinsed it off. 
Pour a 1/2 gallon jug of apple cider in a 5-6 qt. pan. Bring it to a boil. Let it boil for 30-40 minutes, until it reduces to approx. 1/4th of what you started with. It will become thicker. Let cool. 
Place the pork loin in a oven safe pan. Sprinkle pepper and minced garlic over it. Fill pan with a 1-2 inches of water. Cover with foil, place in oven, and cook until the temperature in the center reaches  140 degrees. Remove from oven, remove foil and let pork rest. It will continue to cook until approx. 165 degrees.
Once your cider has cooled, make the sauce for your slaw. In a small bowl mix together, 1cup reduced cider, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Mix together.
Cut apple in half, then cut each half in to small thin sticks.
Place 2 cups of slaw mix in to a bowl. Add dressing a little at a time, mixing in until you have your desired consistency. Add apple sticks in to slaw mix. Toss slaw a few times to make sure the apples and the mix are covered.
 Slice down the pork loin into thin pieces.Place in frying pan heated on medium.
Spread BBQ sauce over the top piece of pork. Let it get hot.
Build your sandwich. Start with the bakery bun. Load on the pork, add the apple slaw, and put the lid on it. Serve with thin slices of fresh apple. (don't they look like french fries?!)
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my second of three recipes this week for #appleweek! If you missed my recipe on Monday, you can find my Apple Brickle Mini Tarts w/ an Oatmeal crust right here!


Find lots of fantastic apple recipes here:
Apple Almond Butter Manchengo Grilled Cheese from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Apple Butterscotch Crumb Cake from The Crumby Kitchen
Apple Cider Donuts from 4 Sons 'R' Us
Apple Coffee Cake from Bear & Bug Eats
Apple Oatmeal Bars from Palatable Pastime  
Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Bars from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks 
Apple & Sausage Stuffing from Girl Abroad 
Apple Pie with Oat Crumble Crust from The Redhead Baker
Braised Pork Roast with Apples from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramelized Apple Hand Pies from Jolene's Recipe Journal  
Cheesy Apple and Brie Pull Apart Bread from Family Around the Table
Crunchy Apple BBQ Pork from The Freshman Cook
Fresh Apple Dinner Salad from Cooking With Carlee
Lamb Lolipops with Apple Herb Chutney from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Roasted Beet and Apple Salad from Amy's Cooking Adventures
Slow Cooker Baked Apples from Jonesin' for Taste
Sweet and Sour Apple Cabbage Salad from All That's Jas  

Crunchy Apple BBQ Pork

INGREDIENTS:


  • Fresh Apple Cider
  • 3 lb Pork Loin (any size will work)
  • Black Pepper
  • Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Fresh Rainier HoneyCrisp Apple
  • Slaw Mix
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Bakery Style Bun

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour a 1/2 gallon jug of apple cider in a 5-6 qt. pan. Bring it to a boil. Let it boil for 30-40 minutes, until it reduces to approx. 1/4th of what you started with. It will become thicker. Let cool.
  3. Place the pork loin in a oven safe pan. Sprinkle pepper and minced garlic over it. Fill pan with a 1-2 inches of water. Cover with foil, place in oven, and cook until the temperature in the center reaches 140 degrees. Remove from oven, remove foil and let pork rest. It will continue to cook until approx. 165 degrees.
  4. Once your cider has cooled, make the sauce for your slaw. In a small bowl mix together, 1cup reduced cider, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Mix together.
  5. Cut apple in half, then cut each half in to small thin sticks.
  6. Place 2 cups of slaw mix in to a bowl. Add dressing a little at a time, mixing in until you have your desired consistency. Add apple sticks in to slaw mix. Toss slaw a few times to make sure the apples and the mix are covered.
  7. Slice down the pork loin into thin pieces.Place in frying pan heated on medium.
  8. Spread BBQ sauce over the top piece of pork. Let it get hot.
  9. Build your sandwich. Start with the bakery bun. Load on the pork, add the apple slaw, and put the lid on it. Serve with thin slices of fresh apple. (don't they look like french fries?!)
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Southwest Breakfast Spinach Wrap / #SundaySupper

Sometimes I feel as if breakfast is the toughest meal of the day to create something that is different, delicious, good-for you, and to make it something my family would want and enjoy. However, this Southwest Breakfast Spinach Wrap may just be the answer. The best thing about making this wrap is that parts of it are made ahead of time, and really all you are doing when you are ready to eat; in the wee morning hours, is putting it all together! 
One of the main things I love about this wrap is that I use pork in the recipe. But not just any pork. I used pork tenderloin, and it is awesome! I love pork for any meal, but I think it works great for breakfast, and the fact that it is tenderloin is just a bonus, because I found it at a great price, and I couldn't say no!
 Southwest Breakfast Spinach Wrap
(printable recipe at end of post)

1/4 cup Black Beans (cooked or canned)
4 ounces Shredded Pork Tenderloin
Garlic Powder
Ground Pepper 
4 ounces Fresh Spinach Leaves
Monterrey Jack Cheese (shredded)
2-3 Egg Whites
1 Green Spinach Herb Tortilla
1/2 Ripe Avocado
1 scoop Reduced Fat Sour Cream 


Cook the black beans according to package directions. Let them cool. If you would prefer, use canned beans and skip this step.

Slice the pork into approx. 1/4" thick pieces. Cook on the stove top in a skillet, on medium heat. Sprinkle the pork with garlic powder and ground pepper. Pork should be cooked to 145℉.  This is something you can do the night or day before making the wraps. Let pork cool a bit and then shred pork by pulling it apart. Keep in covered container overnight. 
Take 10-15 leaves of spinach, pull the stems off, and chop the spinach into small bite size pieces. Place the shredded pork, beans, and spinach in the skillet, and heat ingredients over medium heat.
Add the cheese and cook some more until it is melted.
While the cheese is melting, scramble the egg whites in another frying pan.
Start putting the tortilla together. Melt a tiny bit of butter in the pan, place the tortilla in it, with a little bit of cheese. Use as much or as little as you want. Let the cheese melt slightly as the tortilla starts to toast lightly. 
Add the pork and spinach mix to the tortilla. Roll the tortilla tightly. If you have difficulty rolling it in the skillet, remove it to a cutting board, roll, and place back in pan. Turn in pan as the tortilla browns.
Sprinkle more cheese on to the top of the wrap.
To help the cheese melt quickly, cover the pan with foil lightly wrapped around the plate. 
Garnish with avocado chunks and a scoop of sour cream. Slice wrap in half and have a great morning! 
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Southwest Breakfast Spinach Wrap

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup Black Beans (cooked or canned)
  • 4 ounces Shredded Pork Tenderloin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ground Pepper
  • 4 ounces Fresh Spinach Leaves
  • Monterrey Jack Cheese (shredded)
  • 2-3 Egg Whites
  • 1 Green Spinach Herb Tortilla
  • 1/2 Ripe Avocado
  • 1 scoop Reduced Fat Sour Cream

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cook the black beans according to package directions. Let them cool. If you would prefer, use canned beans and skip this step.
  2. Slice the pork into approx. 1/4" thick pieces. Cook on the stove top in a skillet, on medium heat. Sprinkle the pork with garlic powder and ground pepper. Pork should be cooked to 145℉. This is something you can do the night or day before making the wraps. Let pork cool a bit and then shred pork by pulling it apart. Keep in covered container overnight.
  3. Take 10-15 leaves of spinach, pull the stems off, and chop the spinach into small bite size pieces. Place the shredded pork, beans, and spinach in the skillet, and heat ingredients over medium heat.
  4. Add the cheese and cook some more until it is melted.
  5. While the cheese is melting, scramble the egg whites in another frying pan.
  6. Start putting the tortilla together. Melt a tiny bit of butter in the pan, place the tortilla in it, with a little bit of cheese. Use as much or as little as you want. Let the cheese melt slightly as the tortilla starts to toast lightly.
  7. Add the pork and spinach mix to the tortilla. Roll the tortilla tightly. If you have difficulty rolling it in the skillet, remove it to a cutting board, roll, and place back in pan. Turn in pan as the tortilla browns.
  8. Sprinkle more cheese on to the top of the wrap.
  9. To help the cheese melt quickly, cover the pan with foil lightly wrapped around the plate.
  10. Garnish with avocado chunks and a scoop of sour cream. Slice wrap in half and have a great morning!
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Pork Meatball Mini Sub/#FoodieExtravaganza

Every fall when football season rolls around, I try to make at least one new sandwich or appetizer that we haven't served in the past. This year our special sandwich is this Pork Meatball Mini Sub! This mini sub is a made up of ground pork with a little ground chuck mixed in, some seasoning and parmesan cheese, and they are served on the cutest little buns ever! They look great and taste even better, making them perfect for friends and family!

Today for #FoodieExtravaganza, everyone is cooking with pork. Once you have checked out my recipe, keep scrolling down the page to see what the rest of the #FoodieExtravaganza family created.


Pork Meatball Mini Sub

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Southern Grilled Cheese/#FoodieExtravaganza

     It is Foodie Extravaganza day and grilled cheese is on the menu! Southern Grilled Cheese, that is! I grew up eating grilled cheese sandwiches every Friday for dinner. They were made on white bread with american cheese, and we usually had tomato soup to go along with it. It was okay when I was a child, but my tastes have changed, and for the better!
     I wanted a grilled cheese that was different, but made with ingredients that are loved by pretty much everyone. So, I present to you: Southern Grilled Cheese, made with breaded pork, swiss and manchego cheese, and an avocado and cream cheese spread, served on grilled wheat bread. I think you are going to like it!

Grilled cheese with pork
Southern Grilled Cheese

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cafe Rio Barbacoa Pork

 It's time for another Holiday Recipe Club, and for Memorial Day we could choose between 3 ingredients to use. Our choices are watermelon, pork, or beer. You can also choose two or all of the ingredients, if you would like. I chose pork because I love it. I love to cook with it at home, and I do so very often. I also love to get it when we go out to eat. When it comes to my favorite place to eat out, I guess I go in cycles, just like anyone else. Sometimes, it's a slice of pizza and a great salad bar. Other times it's an all you can eat sushi place. Right now it is a Mexican, stand in line and order kinda of place called Cafe Rio. I just love it! I went searching for a copy cat recipe mostly because my husband is sick and tired of Cafe Rio being the only place I want to go eat.Oh, he likes it too, but he is not obsessed anxious to have it all the time.  He doesn't say anything, but sometimes you just know. Ya know? Anyway I found one, and it is delicious. You will love it! For the true Cafe Rio experience you need to make the pork and the enchilada sauce.

Cafe Rio Barbacoa Pork
(adapted from barbarabakes.com)
2 pounds boneless Pork Ribs
12 ounce can Coke (not diet)
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
dash Garlic Powder
1/4 cup Water 

Place the pork and the brown sugar  in a plastic bag.
Pour in the coke. Marinate for a few hours
or even overnight.
Pour the meat and the marinade into the crock pot.
Add the garlic powder and the water.
Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
When done, drain the liquid and shred the pork.
Now make the enchilada sauce:
Barbacoa Enchilada Sauce
1 cup Coke (not diet)
1 small can diced green Chilies
1 cup red Enchilada Sauce
1/2 cup brown Sugar

Put all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend.
 Put shredded pork and enchilada sauce in to 
crock pot and cook on high for 2 hours.
Then it is ready to serve.
I put my pork on top of white rice on a flour tortilla.
I also added sauteed onions and peppers.
At Cafe Rio their burrito is served with Cilantro Lime Rice
and Black or Pinto Beans. I have some recipes
for those that I will be posting in the near future.
I topped my burrito with the enchilada sauce
and some shredded cheddar.
So delicious! 

Thanks for joining me today! 


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Monday, May 21, 2012

Slow Cooked Carnitas

Today is reveal day for Secret Recipe Club. Yay! It's always such a fun time. This month my assigned blog was Cooking in Stilettos! What a wonderful blog! Aly has lots of recipes, but as soon as I saw her Slow Cooked Carnitas, I knew I had my recipe. These carnitas are full of flavor, easy to make in the slow cooker,  (no hot kitchen!) and so delicious! I will definitely be making these again and again.

Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas
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3-4 pound Pork Roast
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon ground Coriander
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1-15 ounce can Tomatoes
1/4 cup Orange Juice
Zest and juice of 1 Lime
2 Bay Leaves
Salt and Pepper
The recipe said to cut the roast into 4 pieces, but because
I used a bone in roast, I cut it into 2 pieces.
I heated the olive oil in a pan , and browned the pork pieces
on all sides.
I placed the pork in the slow cooker,
and added all the ingredients. The original recipe said to use 
fire roasted tomatoes. Because the hot stuff does not always go
over well in my house, I used a can of crushed tomatoes. They 
worked out great! 
Cook on low for 6-7 hours until the pork is tender,
and can be shredded with a fork.
Preheat your broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil,
and set aside.  
Shred the cooked pork, and set aside.
Remove the bay leaves from the tomato mixture.
Blend the tomato mixture with an immersion blender,
or pour it into a stand blender and blend until smooth.
Set some sauce aside to put on your carnitas in the tortilla.
Mix the rest of the sauce with the shredded pork 
and place on the baking sheet.
Broil the shredded pork, turning once, until brown and 
carmelized around the edges, about 5-7 minutes.
I sauteed up a few red and green peppers and some onions
to add to my tortilla.
Fill your tortilla with the carnitas, sauce, peppers, and
onions. Top with avocado slices and a scoop
of sour cream.
Enjoy!

Thanks so much Aly, for this delicious recipe! 
I will be back soon, as I have my eye on your 
Pork Tinga!

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