Archive for: Pork

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

BBQ Pulled Pork is unbelievably easy to make in your slow cooker. I tend to use my slow cooker most in the cooler months of fall and winter. It really lends itself to cooking chilis, stews, and other hearty, tummy-warming dishes. But now that it's spring and summer is just around the corner, I'm not ready to put my slow cooker away. Why reserve its use for only half of the year when it makes meal preparation so easy? I have a couple of slow-cooker recipes that are great served year-round, including asian-inspired dishes, my family's favorite shredded chipotle beef, pulled chicken, and now this BBQ pulled pork. ... [Continue Reading]

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Pears and Cider

Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite meats to cook with. It stays moist, the kids love it, and there are so many simple ways to prepare it. It's an especially good option when we are tired of the old standby, chicken. We have a few favorite ways to prepare pork tenderloin, and I'm glad to add this recipe to our rotation. This roast pork tenderloin could even be made on a weeknight after work- it's that easy and doesn't require any marinating time beforehand. You first sear the pork on the stovetop. Then while the pork finishes cooking in the oven, you cook some pears in the skillet and make a quick sauce with shallots and cider. All you need to add to make a complete meal is a salad or ... [Continue Reading]

Chili-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Glaze

Pork tenderloin is a dish that I always seem to forget about, but then when I do remember to include it in my meal plan and discover a delicious recipe like this one, I wonder how I can forget about this great protein option. This version includes a spicy rub and a sweet-spicy glaze, and it is very much a keeper. Not only is this pork full of flavor, it is also easy enough to prepare on a weeknight. You do have to plan ahead, as it requires at least 2 hours of marinating time with the spice rub, but other than that it comes together really easily. This meal was a big hit with the kids too- I just removed a little of the outer meat with the spice rub before serving it to them so it ... [Continue Reading]

Honey Hoisin Pork Tenderloin

This recipe has been in my binder of favorite recipes for years, and I've made it countless times. In fact, when I went to look up the recipe recently, I was sure I had shared it on the blog, but was surprised to discover I had not. So sorry for causing you to miss out on this meal, until now. I love pork tenderloin because it's easy to prepare, and it always turns out moist and flavorful. To make this honey hoisin version, you marinate the pork in a sweet-savory mixture of hoisin sauce, honey, green onions, and garlic. Only half an hour of marinating time is required, which is great if you're like me and tend to forget to plan ahead for those sorts of things. Next, the pork is quickly ... [Continue Reading]

Honey Ginger Pork Tenderloin

If there's a choice between pork chops and pork tenderloin in our house, the tenderloin almost always wins. Pork tenderloin stays much more moist- or maybe it's just me who can't cook a pork chop without drying it out?- and it's so easy to prepare either with a simple marinade or dry rub. In this recipe, the pork is marinated in a delicious combination of honey, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and a few other seasonings. The recipe calls for marinating the pork for at least 8 hours. Unfortunately, I didn't read that part until about 3 hours before dinner time so my marinating time was much shorter. Even so, the pork was really flavorful, and I'm sure it would have been even ... [Continue Reading]