Tag Archives: Pork

Egg Roll In A Bowl

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Hi Guys! Have you missed me? I don’t think I published 1 blog post in 2016…..not because I didn’t want to, but because life was busy and I couldn’t find the time. Now that life is just a tad less busy (not really, but I really miss blogging), I hope to post more frequently! I’ll start with recipes, and add in some DIY adventures along the way. Parenting tips based on real life experience and whatever else I think up.

I hope you enjoy my first recipe post in over a year. This yummy dish resembles the inside of a pork egg roll with a slight nod also to fried rice. Tons of flavor, but a lot less carbs make this a healthy alternative to a traditional fried egg roll. Not to mention it’s a one pot wonder and easy on your pocket book too!

Give it a try and post your thoughts below! I love feedback from my followers! 

Egg Roll In A Bowl – Serves 4

What you need;

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1/2 C diced yellow onion
  • 10 oz package of shredded cabbage (I used a blend called “Mann’s Power Super Food Blend – Brussels Sprouts, Napa Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, Carrots & Kale”)
  • 1/2 TSP ground ginger
  • 3 TBLS soy sauce
  • 1 TBLS minced garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • OPTIONAL -Sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish

How to make;

Brown ground pork sausage in a large pan over medium heat. When it’s almost done cooking, add the diced yellow onion and minced garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes with the pork sausage while it finishes cooking. Next add the package of shredded cabbage, ground ginger and soy sauce. Mix all the ingredients in the pan and saute for 5 minutes letting the veggies soften. Make an opening in the middle of the pan, moving the pork and veggie mixture to the sides. Add 2 eggs and scramble in the pan. Incorporate the egg with the pork and veggie mixture. Serve warm with green onions and sesame seeds for garnish. Enjoy! 




Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops With Gravy

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I’ve got another pork recipe for ya…..like I’ve said before my husband is not a big pork fan, but he liked this recipe. If it passes his approval then it’s blog worthy. Simple, FULL of flavor and the gravy makes itself in the slow cooker! Serve with mashed cauliflower or potatoes and a green salad and you have a delicious meal!

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One Dish Pork – $10.00 Dinner

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My One Dish Chicken recipe https://simple2something.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/one-dish-chicken-10-00-dinner/ is one of my most popular posts. It’s probably so popular because it’s simple, delicious and easy on your wallet. I came up with a variation of that recipe using a pork tenderloin. The result was delicious! Even my husband who isn’t a big pork fan loved this dish. A few simple ingredients, an hour in your oven and the result is a delicious dinner that your family is sure to love!

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Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

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This recipe couldn’t be easier! Also very friendly on your budget, coming in at under $10.00 total to feed 4+ people & the slow cooker does all the work! I make this when pork tenderloins are on sale and the rest of the ingredients are cheap or I already have them.

What you need;
Pork tenderloin (mine was about 1.5 lbs)
2 lbs of potato, cut into bite sized pieces (I used yukon gold)
1 bag of baby carrots
1 can cream of mushroom soup (lower sodium)
1 pkt onion soup mix
1 stick of butter
1/2 of a yellow onion thinly sliced

I layer the crockpot like this;
Onions on the bottom, then potatoes, pork on top of potatoes, carrots around pork, season with about 1/2 tsp of salt & pepper, sprinkle onion soup mix over the top, scoop cream of mushroom soup over everything & a stick of butter on the very top. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

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Everything comes out really tender. The pork is moist & full of flavor!

My slow cooker is my best friend in the kitchen. I love how inexpensive ingredients can be turned into a delicious meal with little effort!

Parmesan Dijon Pork

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This recipe is so easy and full of flavor! Sure to be a hit with everyone in your family! I serve it with roasted cauliflower (see roasted cauliflower recipe) and a salad.

What you need;

  • 4 pork chops – I’ve used bone-in and boneless chops and a pork tenderloin cut into pieces. I buy whatever is on sale, all varieties are equally delicious.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp steak seasoning (this has salt, pepper, garlic, paprika and some brands have even more ingredients, this is easier than measuring out each ingredient)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese

How to make;

Whisk  together oil and mustard in a dish with low sides so you can dip the pork to coat. Stir in pepper flakes and steak seasoning until incorporated. Put parmesan cheese in a separate dish with low sides. Dip each pork chop in the mustard mixture on both sides and then into the parmesan cheese on both sides. I like to bake my pork chops on a cooling rack stacked on top of a baking sheet so the heat is evenly distributed and it browns on all sides. This keeps you from have a crisp pork chop on top and soggy on the bottom. Repeat with remaining pork chops and bake at 425 for 15 minutes (the time will depend on the thickness of your pork chops I had just under one inch thick chops here and 12 minutes was long enough). Pictured below is a pork chop in each step of the coating process.

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Like I said earlier, I like to serve this with roasted cauliflower which is baked at the same temperature but for double the amount of time, so it’s perfect to prepare your cauliflower first and get it in the oven and then you have 15 minutes to prepare your pork before it goes in the oven. Then they both come out at the same time. See Roasted Cauliflower Recipe in a separate post.

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