Tag: pork

All Seasons, Asian, Dairy Free, Fall, Gluten free, Main, Paleo/Primal, Pork, Slow Cooker, Spring, Sugar Free, Summer, Winter

Slow Cooker Pork Ribs with Black Bean Sauce

I adapted this Chinese-influenced slow cooker recipe from a recipe I found while perusing a Filipino food site. It originally called for boiling the ribs in water until they were tender and then tossing them with the black bean sauce in a skillet. I wanted something a bit more hands-off as far as the time spent cooking the ribs, as well as I preferred braising the ribs in an Asian braising liquid to impart some flavor to the ribs while they cooked. The slow cooker was the perfect cooking tool to achieve this. Most of the time for this recipe is invested in the slow cooker, but youโ€™ll need an additional 10-15 minutes in prep and preparing the black bean sauce to toss with the fall-off-the-bone ribs.
I served this at a dinner party and we could not get enough of this slightly exotic Chinese dish; most of us going back for another serving. I served it over steaming white jasmine rice along with a vinegar-based cucumber salad and one of my favorite Filipino noodle dishes, Pancit (find this recipe on The Whole Mealโ€™s website).
If you would like to treat your family and friends with something different than typical Chinese/Asian cuisine, I highly recommend you prepare this meal with the Pancit. Finish it off with fresh lychees if you can find them at your local farmerโ€™s or Asian markets.

All Seasons, Dairy Free, Fall, Gluten free, Main, Mexican, Paleo/Primal, Pork, Slow Cooker, Spring, Stews, Sugar Free, Summer, Winter

Slow Cooker Pork Pozole

Many Mexican dishes are perfect for the slow cooker as they require braising or roasting of meats, which adapt very well to crock pot cooking. I have yet to make this the traditional way, but if the slow cooker is any indication, this is a nice addition to your Mexican recipes. Traditionally eaten during the Christmas season, I find this soup/stew adapts easily to warm weather due to its cooling condiments. I have replaced the traditional hominy with fresh corn which makes it even more appealing in warmer weather.

All, All Seasons, Dairy Free, Fall, Gluten free, Italian, Main, Paleo / Primal, Pork, Slow Cooker, Spring, Sugar Free, Summer, Winter

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers

This is one of the most satisfying and easy slow cooker recipes with a ton of versatility. A few simple ingredients yield a lot of flavor; pair this classic Italian recipe with your favorite pasta or ladle it into a hoagie roll. A simple salad is all you need to complete this meal.

All, American, Bbq/Grilling, Dairy Free, Fall, Gluten free, Main, Paleo / Primal, Pork, Sugar Free, Summer

Grilled Pork Kabobs with Spicy Peach BBQ Sauce

Served with grilled bok choy and steamed rice-

This is such a nice change from typical barbeque due to the Asian influence but no less delicious for your summertime eating. Take advantage of in-season juicy peaches and summer’s grilling to wow family and friends with this delicious, unique kabob meal.

All, Bbq/Grilling, Dairy Free, Fall, Gluten free, Latin America, Main, Paleo / Primal, Pork, Spring, Sugar Free, Summer

Grilled Chimichurri Pork Chops

Serve with Cilantro Lime Rice

I usually serve chimichurri as a condiment but I saw pork chops marinated in this classic Argentinean condiment at the Fresh Market meat counter and thought what a great way to jazz up plain pork chops. This is an easy, flavorful warm weather meal when paired with a south-of-the-border side dish.

All, Asian, Bbq/Grilling, Dairy Free, Fall, Gluten free, Main, Pork, Spring, Summer

Hoisin Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Serve with fennel and red cabbage slaw, brown rice-

This really flavorful and moist grilled pork is one of my favorite summer grilling recipes, especially for an impromptu outdoor get together when you are sick of burgers, dogs and chicken. I have it paired with a fantastic fennel-red cabbage slaw, which came from my friend and The Whole Meal tester Lesleeโ€™s repertoire of easy and really fresh sides. Rice is an easy accompaniment, but potatoes salad or even grilled corn are just as delish.