Leftovers; Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans

September 12, 2018 at 5:22 PM | Posted in pork roast, pork tenderloin, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers; Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Chicken Sausage Patty Breakfast Sandwich. I toasted a Healthy Life Multi Grain English Muffin, heated up a al fresco Country Style Chicken Sausage Patty, and topped it with a 1/2 slice of Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Love these Breakfast Sandwiches! Also I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to Meijer for a couple of items. Then stopped by McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Did some things around the house, inside and outside. For Dinner tonight Leftovers; I reheated the Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans.

That Pork Tenderloin was so delicious last night I wasn’t about to let it go to waste! So I reheated everything and I had Dinner! I’ve the original post from last night for description, instructions, ans pictures. Till tomorrow!

 

I purchased the Pork Tenderloin from Kroger yesterday, a small one at just over 1 lb. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Cumin Spiced Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist!

 

I prepared a Potato Recipe that I had not had in a while, Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes. Got the idea from several similar recipes. I’ll need; 1 pound Baby Gold Potatoes (halved), 1⁄4 cup Water, 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Butter, 1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried Basil, 1/2 teaspoon dried Dill, Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste), 1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley leaves.

 

 

 

I also cooked some more fresh Green Beans. Mom went Jungle Jim’s International Market and bought them. I love beans, but they are even better when fresh. I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn. I had an Ice- Water to drink.

 

 

 

 

SLOW COOKER PARMESAN POTATOES

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound Baby Gold Potatoes, halved
1⁄4 cup Water
2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Butter
1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried Basil
1/2 teaspoon dried Dill
Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:
1 – Line your Slow Cooker or Crock Pot with a disposable plastic liner. Lightly coat the plastic liner with nonstick spray. Add water. Place potatoes, olive oil, butter, oregano, basil and dill into the slow cooker; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
2 – Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, or until tender.*
3 – Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and garnished with parsley, if desired.

RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

Calling all garlic lovers! Made with real roasted garlic, our Garlic Oval is the perfect base for bruschetta and savory sandwiches. Feeling bold? Top with garlic butter for the ultimate garlic bread!

WARM AT HOME
* Remove from packaging
* Heat oven to 400˚F (200˚C)
* Warm for 5 min

INGREDIENTS
Enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, roasted garlic, salt, cultured organic wheat starch, sour starter [cultured wheat flour, wheat flour, yeast, lactic acid (from bacterial culture)], extra virgin olive oil, organic whole wheat flour

Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans

September 11, 2018 at 5:19 PM | Posted in greenbeans, pork tenderloin, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 


I had a Poached Egg and a toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy and 73 degrees out today, but no rain! Did a little yard work. Got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Then swept the shed out and straightened it up. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans.

 

 

 

I purchased the Pork Tenderloin from Kroger yesterday, a small one at just over 1 lb. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Cumin Spiced Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist!

 

I prepared a Potato Recipe that I had not had in a while, Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes. Got the idea from several similar recipes. I’ll need; 1 pound Baby Gold Potatoes (halved), 1⁄4 cup Water, 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Butter, 1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried Basil, 1/2 teaspoon dried Dill, Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste), 1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley leaves.

 

 

 

I also cooked some more fresh Green Beans. Mom went Jungle Jim’s International Market and bought them. I love beans, but they are even better when fresh. I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a can of Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

SLOW COOKER PARMESAN POTATOES

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound Baby Gold Potatoes, halved
1⁄4 cup Water
2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Butter
1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried Basil
1/2 teaspoon dried Dill
Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:
1 – Line your Slow Cooker or Crock Pot with a disposable plastic liner. Lightly coat the plastic liner with nonstick spray. Add water. Place potatoes, olive oil, butter, oregano, basil and dill into the slow cooker; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
2 – Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, or until tender.*
3 – Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and garnished with parsley, if desired.

RiverRoad Bake House Garlic Oval Loaf Bread

Calling all garlic lovers! Made with real roasted garlic, our Garlic Oval is the perfect base for bruschetta and savory sandwiches. Feeling bold? Top with garlic butter for the ultimate garlic bread!

WARM AT HOME
* Remove from packaging
* Heat oven to 400˚F (200˚C)
* Warm for 5 min

INGREDIENTS
Enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, roasted garlic, salt, cultured organic wheat starch, sour starter [cultured wheat flour, wheat flour, yeast, lactic acid (from bacterial culture)], extra virgin olive oil, organic whole wheat flour

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 17, 2018 at 6:23 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Slow Cookers………

Avoid overcrowding when using your slow cooker. For the best results, fill a slow cooker between one-half and two-thirds full. Go ahead and cook big roasts and whole chickens; just make sure you use a large crock and that the lid fits snugly on top. Set it and forget it!

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Slow Cooker Enchilada Lettuce Wraps

October 13, 2017 at 5:26 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This weeks Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Slow Cooker Enchilada Lettuce Wraps. Made with the JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloin along with Enchilada Sauce, Jalapeño Pepper, Boston Bibb leaves, and Spices. You can this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

Slow Cooker Enchilada Lettuce Wraps

INGREDIENTS

1 (20-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloin
1 tablespoon ground chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 can LA VICTORIA® enchilada sauce
1 jalapeño pepper, sliced
leaves from head of Boston Bibb
garnish: avocado slices, cilantro leaves, shredded Cheddar cheese and sour cream

DIRECTIONS

1) Place turkey in bottom of slow-cooker. Sprinkle with chili powder and cumin. Pour enchilada sauce over turkey. Cover and cook on HIGH 1:45 hours or LOW 2:25 hours. Always cook turkey to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Shred turkey with 2 forks. Stir in jalapeño slices and cilantro.
2) Serve in lettuce cups. Garnish, with avocado, cilantro, shredded Cheddar cheese, and sour cream, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories180
Protein29g
Carbohydrates12g
Fiber3g
Sugars2g
Fat2g
Cholesterol50mg
Sodium750mg
Saturated Fat0g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1209-slow-cooker-enchilada-lettuce-wraps

 

 

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey

October 13, 2017 at 5:26 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Passing along another Jennie – O Turkey Recipe, Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey. This one uses JENNIE-O® All Natural Turkey Breast Tenderloin. Then it’s prepared in a Slow Cooker, how easy is that! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey

INGREDIENTS

4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
¼ cup SKIPPY® peanut butter
¼ cup HOUSE OF TSANG® ginger-flavored soy sauce
1 (24-ounce) package JENNIE-O® All Natural Turkey Breast Tenderloin, cut into pieces
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon grated lime rind
6 cups, zucchini noodles, cooked
garnish: chopped, roasted peanuts and green onion, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) In slow cooker, whisk together garlic, ginger, peanut butter and soy sauce. Add turkey breast tenderloin pieces. Cover and cook on HIGH 1:45 hours or LOW 2:25 hours. Always cook turkey to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Stir in cilantro and lime rind.
2) Serve over zucchini noodles. Garnish with peanuts and green onion, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 200
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 9g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Fat 7g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 800mg
Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1208-slow-cooker-thai-peanut-turkey

Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans

August 8, 2017 at 5:11 PM | Posted in Pork, pork tenderloin, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 

I had a Scrambled Egg and a toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I topped the Egg with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheese. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I’m not sure but I may be coming down with a cold, a Summer cold (blah). Hopefully I’ll be up and feeling better by tomorrow. I went to Walgreen’s and picked up something to take in case it is a cold. After that a day of bed rest! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans.

 

 

I purchased the Simple Truth Pork Tenderloin from Kroger yesterday, a small one at just over 1 lb. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Cumin Spiced Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! The other “White Meat” sure is good!

 

Tried a new Potato Recipe, Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes. Got the idea from several similar recipes. I’ll need; 1 pound Baby Gold Potatoes (halved), 1⁄4 cup Water, 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Butter, 1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried Basil, 1/2 teaspoon dried Dill, Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste), 1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley leaves.

 

 

 

To prepare them; Line your Slow Cooker or Crock Pot with a disposable plastic liner. Lightly coat the plastic liner with nonstick spray. Add water. Place potatoes, olive oil, butter, oregano, basil and dill into the slow cooker; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours, you can also cook them on high heat for 2-3 hours. When they are fork tender serve them immediately, sprinkle with Parmesan and garnished with parsley. These came out incredible, another one of those Keeper Recipes! Plus easy clean up using the slow cooker liners.

 

 

 

I also cooked some more of the fresh Green Beans. I love beans, but they are even better when fresh. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a can of Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLOW COOKER PARMESAN POTATOES

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound Baby Gold Potatoes, halved
1⁄4 cup Water
2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Butter
1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried Basil
1/2 teaspoon dried Dill
Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:
1 – Line your Slow Cooker or Crock Pot with a disposable plastic liner. Lightly coat the plastic liner with nonstick spray. Add water. Place potatoes, olive oil, butter, oregano, basil and dill into the slow cooker; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
2 – Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, or until tender.*
3 – Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and garnished with parsley, if desired.

Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast w/ Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt

May 8, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in Pork, pork roast, potatoes, Swift Premium | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast w/ Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt

 

 

 

 

 

To start this sunny Monday morning off I prepared a Poached Egg, served it with a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. It’s sunny out but 31 degrees out there this morning! One cool May morning! It was a bit warmer out today, a high in the 60’s. A good day to get catch up on some yard work and cleaning. The last few days we’ve had a lot of rain with local flooding. Had everything done and took a ride around the neighborhood in the cart. For Dinner tonight its a Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast w/ Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt.

 

 

 

I had picked up a Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast at Kroger yesterday and preparing it for Dinner tonight. The Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast comes packaged already seasoned. You can roast this in the oven or use the Slow Cooker as I am today. I got my Crock Pot out and put a plastic liner in it and sprayed that with Pam Cooking Spray.First remove the Shoulder Roast from the package and place in slow cooker with 1 inch of water in bottom. Put the lid on and cook on high for 4 hours or until fork tender.

 

 

Remove the Roast from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. Then shred meat with two forks for Sandwiches or you can slice it, I’m having it sliced. The Roast came out mouth-watering delicious! Tender, moist, and well seasoned. So tender it broke apart while taking it out of the Slow Cooker. I’ll use the leftovers for Sandwiches.

 

 

 

 

 

For a side dish I prepared Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt. I’ve made Smashed Potatoes before and thought I would give this recipe a try. I came across this recipe on the Swift Premium site while reading about the Shoulder Roast I’m having tonight. I’ll need the following to prepare the dish; Yukon gold new potatoes, Blue Bonnet Light Butter (melted), Extra Light Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley Pepper.

 

 

 

 

To prepare the dish; Cook potatoes in gently boiling heavily salted water for 12 to 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain well and cool slightly. Transfer the potatoes to a large baking sheet lined with foil. Gently press each potato with the bottom of a cup until slightly crushed and flattened, but not falling apart. Next preheat oven broiler. Combine the butter, oil and garlic powder. Brush half of the butter mixture on potatoes. Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and slightly crisp. Carefully turn potatoes over using a wide spatula. Brush with butter mixture; lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for another 2 to 4 minutes or until golden. Let cool and serve! Excellent Smashed Potato Recipe! If you love Potato Dishes as much as I do, you’ll like this recipe. The full recipe and web link is below. For Dessert later a jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/
Cooking Directions:
Slow Cooker (preferred method):

1 – Remove meat from package.
2 – Place in slow cooker with 1 inch of water in bottom.
3 – Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until fork tender. Increase cooking time to 6 hours if cooking from frozen.
4 – Remove from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly.
5 – Shred meat with two forks.
Oven:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 – Remove meat from package.
3 – Place pan on stovetop, add two tablespoons of oil and heat pot briefly on medium-high heat.
4 – When oil is hot, brown the roast on all sides.
5 – Place roast in oven safe dish with 1/2 cup of water. Cover and cook for 3 hours or until internal temperature in the thickest part of the meat reaches 185°F.
6 – Remove from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
7 – Slice and serve.
8 – If shredded roast is desired, cook an additional hour.
*Slow cooker and oven temperatures may vary, adjust cooking times accordingly.

Seasoning Ingredients: Spices including paprika, sea salt, dextrose, dehydrated garlic & onion, yeast extract, natural flavors and citric acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 oz
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 70 %
Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 460mg
19%Total Carbohydrate 1g%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 22g 44%
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/brands/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork-products/shoulders/petite-roast/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-santa-maria-boneless-petite-pork-shoulder-roast.aspx

 

 
Rustic Smashed Potatoes with Sea Salt
Serves: 6
Ingredients:
2 pounds small red or Yukon gold new potatoes (1 1/2 inches in diameter)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Coarse-ground sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook potatoes in gently boiling heavily salted water for 12 to 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain well and cool slightly.
2 – Transfer potatoes to a large baking sheet lined with foil. Gently press each potato with the bottom of a cup until slightly crushed and flattened, but not falling apart.*
3 – Preheat oven broiler. Combine butter, oil and garlic powder. Brush half of the butter mixture on potatoes. Broil 3 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden and slightly crisp. Carefully turn potatoes over using a wide spatula. Brush with butter mixture; lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for 2 to 4 minutes or until golden. Transfer to platter. Serve with Swift Premium® Dry Rubbed Petite Shoulder Roast with Whiskey Black Pepper Seasoning.
*If potatoes stick to bottom of cup, lightly brush the cup bottom with the melted butter mixture.
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/recipes/shoulders/petite-roast/rustic-smashed-potatoes-with-sea-salt.aspx

51 Cozy Slow Cooker Soups

February 16, 2017 at 5:56 AM | Posted in soup | Leave a comment
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Taste of Home

Turn to your slow cooker for cheesy potato-bacon chowder, hearty minestrone, classic chicken noodle and more—these comforting soups, stews, chilis and chowders are ready to greet you as soon as you step in from the chill. Big Red Soup, No-Fuss Potato Soup, Savory Winter Soup, Potato Minestrone, find them all at the Taste of Home website!

 

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cooking-style/slow-cooker-recipes/cozy-slow-cooker-soups

http://www.tasteofhome.com/

BBQ Pork Shoulder Roast Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

November 1, 2016 at 4:52 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Swift Premium | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: BBQ Pork Shoulder Roast Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

 

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I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam for Breakfast. Also had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went Meijer for some items I needed. I’ve been noticing the price of Tea just keeps going up and up! I was at Walmart last week and it’s now $2.36 a box up from $2.18 a box about a year ago and at Meijer its up to $2.68 a box. Of course Kroger has the highest price at $3.12 a box! And it’s not just Tea that’s rising in cost its everything practically. Having to really watch for sales and coupons. Outside today we were near a record high out today, 81 degrees! Highs back in the 60’s by the weekend though. Raked what leaves I could with the help of my neighbor. Still a lot of leaves left in some of the bigger trees herein the neighborhood but the smaller ones are almost bare now. For Dinner tonight I prepared a BBQ Pork Shoulder Roast Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

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A while back I tried the Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Carnitas Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast , which turned out so good! I had purchased 2 of them a while back and still had one left in the freezer. So I sat it in the fridge overnight to thaw for use for tonight’s Dinner, BBQ Pork Shoulder Roast Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 
For the BBQ Pork Shoulder Roast Sandwiches I’ll be using the Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Carnitas Boneless Petite bbq-pork-shoulder-roast-sandwich-w-baked-fries-005Pork Shoulder Roast again! And preparing it one of my favorite ways, the Slow Cooker. It’s a super easy recipe to make. Start by lining my Slow Cooker with a Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner. Using the liner makes for little or no clean up. Next, removing meat from package. Place the Roast in slow cooker with 1 inch of water in bottom. Then across the top I added a thin coat of Jack Daniel’s Honey SmokeHouse BBQ Sauce. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until fork tender. Then remove from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. Next shred the meat with two forks, or a pair of Bear Claws which is what I used, in a large bowl and add the BBQ Sauce. You can add the BBQ Sauce now or you can add the Sauce on to your Sandwich instead. I used Jack Daniel’s Honey SmokeHouse BBQ Sauce, you can always use your favorite. I served the sandwich on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Sandwich Bun The Pork comes out incredible! As the other Swift Premium product it came out moist, juicy, and delicious! These products are so easy to prepare and top quality. Another great product to have handy in the frig or freezer.

 

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To go with the BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches I baked some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 18 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Carnitas Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roastswift-premium-dry-rubbed-carnitas-boneless-petite-pork-shoulder-roast

Cooking Directions:
Slow Cooker (preferred method):
1 – Remove meat from package.
2 – Place in slow cooker with 1 inch of water in bottom.
3 – Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until fork tender. Increase cooking time to 6 hours if cooking from frozen.
4 – Remove from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly.
5 – Shred meat with two forks.
Oven:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 – Remove meat from package.
3 – Place pan on stove top, add two tablespoons of oil and heat pot briefly on medium-high heat.
4 – When oil is hot, brown the roast on all sides.
5 – Place roast in oven safe dish with 1/2 cup of water. Cover and cook for 4 hours.
6 – Remove from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
7 – Shred meat with two forks.
*Slow cooker and oven temperatures may vary, adjust cooking times accordingly.

Seasoning Ingredients: Sugar, salt, dehydrated onion & garlic, spices, yeast extract, lime juice powder (corn syrup solids, lime juice solids, natural flavor), natural flavors including smoke (contains modified food starch), maltodextrin and citric acid.

Nutrition Factsbbq-pork-shoulder-roast-sandwich-w-rustic-smashed-potatoes-with-001
Serving Size: 4 oz Amount Per Serving Calories 160 Calories from Fat 70 % Daily Value*Total Fat 8g 12% Saturated Fat 2g 10%Trans Fat 0gCholesterol 50mg 17%Sodium 330mg 14%Total Carbohydrate 2g1% Dietary Fiber 0g0% Sugars 1gProtein 22g 44%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/brands/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork-products/shoulders/petite-roast/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-carnitas-boneless-petite-pork-shoulder-roast.aspx

Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos

September 29, 2016 at 4:54 PM | Posted in cheese, chicken, Old El Paso Products, tacos | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos

 

 

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For Breakfast this morning I heated up the remainder of the Potato and Ham Skillet along with the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast i went to the local Kroger here up the road. Wanted to go early before the rain returned. I didn’t need much but as always I picked up a few extra items. Back home finished up some laundry for Mom. Then later I took everything out of the fridge and gave it a good cleaning. My how time flies when you’re having fun! For Dinner tonight a new Chicken Dish. I prepared Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos.

 
The minute I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it! I seen it on Facebook and after checking on the net I found slow-cooker-honey-chipotle-chicken-tacos-001various sites that had it, all basically the same. I’m using the one from the with salt and wit website (http://withsaltandwit.com/). A very good website with a load of great recipes, check it out! To make the dish I’ll need the following; For the Chicken: – 2 pounds skinless and boneless chicken breasts, ⅓ cup honey. For the Honey Chipotle Marinade: – 1½ teaspoons chili powder, 2 teaspoons chipotle in adobo sauce (or ground chipotle powder if gluten-free), 1 tablespoon ground cumin, 1½ teaspoons paprika, 1½ teaspoon garlic salt, 1 teaspoon onion powder, heaping ½ teaspoon ground coriander, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Just by the list of seasonings, you can tell that the Chicken will be packed with flavor!

 
I had the Chicken Breasts in the freezer so I sat them in the fridge and let them thaw overnight. To prepare the dish; slow-cooker-honey-chipotle-chicken-tacos-003Got the Slow Cooker out and lined it with a Slow Cooker Liner, then sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. Placed the chicken in the bottom of the Slow Cooker. Then mixed together the Chicken Rub Ingredients. Sprinkled the Rub evenly over the Chicken. Next take the Honey and pour over top the Chicken. Cover and cook on high for 3 – 3½ hours or low for 5-6 hours or until meat is cooked through and easily falls apart. I cooked mine on high for 4 hours. Once the Chicken was cooked, remove it from the slow cooker and shred it with two forks. Then return the shredded chicken back to the slow cooker to absorb the cooking liquid. Taste and seasoned it with salt and pepper.

 
To serve them; I used Old El Paso Flour Tortillas. I wrapped the Tortillas in a paper towel and heated them up in theslow-cooker-honey-chipotle-chicken-tacos-005 microwave, 30 seconds. In the center of each Tortilla, added the Chicken mixture and topped with the other toppings. Toppings I used; Red Cabbage, Kraft 2% Shredded Colby/Jack Cheese, sliced Black Olives, and a light touch of Ortega Smokey Chipotle Taco Sauce. And these Soft Tacos are ready to serve! One huge problem I came across with this recipe, when you shred the Chicken, trying not to eat it as you shred it! The Chicken is incredible, just bursting with flavor! You have all the Spices, with heat from the Chipotle, and then the Honey giving it a sweet taste. Truly a “Keeper Recipe”. So if you love Chicken and Soft Tacos, you have to try this one! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding. The original recipe and web link is below.

 

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Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos

 

Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken Tacos are slightly sweet and slightly spicy! The slow cooked chicken is fall apart tender, juicy and full of chipotle and honey! Delicious in tacos or over lettuce for a lighter option!
Serves: 8 servings

 

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Ingredients
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
⅓ cup honey
Honey Chipotle Marinade:
1½ teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons chipotle in adobo sauce (or ground chipotle powder if gluten-free)
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1½ teaspoons paprika
1½ teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
heaping ½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon pepper
Garnishes:
8 taco sized corn or flour tortillas
½ cup Pepper Jack cheese, shredded, if desired
Red Cabbage, diced
Avocados, sliced thin
Lime wedges

Instructions

Place chicken in the bottom of a slow-cooker.
Mix together the chicken rub ingredients. Sprinkle evenly over the chicken. Pour honey over top.
Cover and cook on high for 3 – 3½ hours or low for 5-6 hours or until meat is cooked through and easily falls apart.
Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the slow cooker and shred with two forks.
Return the shredded chicken back to the slow cooker to absorb the cooking liquid. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if desired.
You can either char your tortillas by placing over a gas grill until lightly charred or you can wrap them in a paper towel and microwave for 10 seconds.
In the center of each tortilla, add the chicken mixture and top with desired garnishes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Taco Calories: 272 Fat: 7g Saturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 23g Sugar: 12g Fiber: 2g Protein: 28g
http://withsaltandwit.com/slow-cooker-honey-chipotle-chicken-tacos/

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