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Sunday, March 21, 2010

RECIPE: Pork Cacciatore

Slow cookers get a bad rap for making meals that are sinfully delicious, but equally bad for your health. This is NOT (always) the case. Certainly, the KING creates his fair share of slow cooker meals with heavy cream, sausage, or buckets of cheese, but there are also terrific recipes that are GOOD for you.

This cacciatore recipe is a great example. In fact, this recipe was adapted from a recipe originally printed in a Weight Watchers publication. Served with whole wheat pasta and a side salad, this meal is delicious, nutritious, and SO easy to make.

1 lb. pork (loin or lean roast) cut into one inch cubes
1 (10oz.) package of fresh mushrooms (I LOVE the baby bellas), cut into slices
2 cups of crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp. flous
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2/ tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. oregano
2 tbs. oil
1/4 cup dry white wine
  • heat oil in a skillet
  • in ziplock bag, combine flour and ALL spices
  • add pork to bag, coating the meat with the flour mixture
  • place coated meats in heated skillet
  • cook meat until browned
  • In slow cooker, add all ingredients (including wine).
  • Cook on HIGH for 4 hours, or 10 on LOW
  • After two hours, taste the "broth" to make sure the desired "heat" has been met.
Serve with Pasta and Salad

ENJOY! and thanks for reading.

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