I have a confession to make: I’ve never learned how to cook pork well.
I don’t beat myself up over it. I have other qualities.
Still, there are times when I wish it were something I had more confidence in cooking.
For example, I have been visiting my parents, and I know that pork is a favorite of theirs. I wanted to make them a meal they would enjoy to thank them for all the time they’ve been spending with the kids. (Specifically, a certain toddler who is a little busy for the average 70-year-old to chase after.)
I also wanted to be able to enjoy the time we had with them before we headed East rather than spend all day in the kitchen.
The solution? Smithfield® Marinated Pork!
It is a fresh marinated pork that takes care of the first step of cooking for you. You can then grill, roast or sauté’ it, whatever you are in the mood for.
I picked up the Mesquite Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet. All I had to do is roast it at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes per pound. (Until it reached an internal temperature of 150 degrees.)
I served it with a simple side of braised red cabbage for a complete meal.
Want to give Smithfield® Marinated Pork a try for your easy weeknight dinner? Head to Kroger and use this coupon. (Limited time only. Availability may vary.)
What is your go to easy week night meal?
Braised Red Cabbage
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 small head red cabbage cored and sliced
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2/3 cup vegetable or chicken broth
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Goat Cheese for serving (optional)
- Heat oil in a large skillet to medium heat. Add onion and cook for 8 minutes. Add sliced cabbage, salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Add broth, vinegar and honey and stir to combine. Cook for 5 more minutes and then if necessary add more broth to the pan. Cook until the cabbage is tender, about another 15 minutes.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine.