A quintessential winter dish: spaghetti & meatballs. Juicy, roasted pork meatballs served over saucy spaghetti with lots of pecorino romano on top. The tomato sauce is slightly spicy and has a really bright lemony finish. It’s a classic comfort food dish that’s hearty and truly warms you from the inside out. And I’ve added a few easy special touches to make this recipe extra delicious. Continue reading “Spaghetti & Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce”
Classic, comforting braised pork ragu served with homemade pasta and lots of parmesan cheese grated over top. This is the ultimate comfort food. A big chunk of pork shoulder is slowly cooked in a flavorful braising liquid with flavors of onion & garlic, sweet tomatoes, rich red wine, and aromatic herbs running throughout until it’s melt-in-your-mouth tender. The pork gets pulled apart as the liquid reduces down into a sauce, and then it all gets spooned over the pasta. It’s the most delicious recipe to save for a crisp fall night at home! Continue reading “Braised Pork Ragu with Homemade Pasta”
A fun weeknight dinner to keep things exciting: carnitas burrito bowl. A base of rice with homemade pork carnitas & black beans mounded over top, plus plenty of fresh toppings like a simple guacamole, cilantro-packed charred pepper salsa, cheese, radishes, and crisp lettuce. Just like ordering a burrito bowl out, you can customize this bowl however you’d like! Continue reading “Carnitas Burrito Bowl with Red Pepper Salsa”
A simple recipe for homemade carnitas, hopefully one you can make over and over again. Bone-in pork shoulder (or “boston butt”) is slowly cooked in a flavorful broth, then pulled apart and pan-fried in hot oil until crisp. Use these carnitas on tacos, in burritos, on a salad, or any which way you’d like! Continue reading “Homemade Carnitas”
The perfect complete fall dinner: maple pecan crusted pork chops with cheddar mashed red potatoes & a simple apple slaw! Pork chops are pounded thin and then coated in a maple pecan crust. They’re cooked on the stovetop until golden and then baked until tender & juicy. Served with the tastiest potatoes and a really bright, refreshing seasonal slaw. This meal is hearty and substantial, and would work any night of the week!
Pork chops get an upgrade in this quick-cooking recipe: breaded pork chops with caramelized corn & peaches. Lightly breaded pork cooked in a hot skillet until golden, topped with a very flavorful corn + peach + bacon mixture, and served with a lemony mayo sauce for dipping. It’s a fun dinner to spice up an average weeknight, but doubles as the perfect dinner party recipe!
A simple, seared pork chop is hard to beat, and also easy to mess up. Accomplish that perfect sear and all you need to complete the dish is a rich sauce or, in this case, a spiced apple chutney.