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Friday, May 26, 2017

Enjoy a Home-cooked Dinner in 30 Minutes

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.


This time of the year is so much fun.  We are really blessed with an amazing backyard that allows our family to enjoy the warm summer evenings playing, creating and running around the yard.  Once we get home from work we head outside which is always fun but after an hour or so of running the kids' hungry tummies remind us that we have to figure out dinner.  Oh yeah, that whole parenting thing.  Ha!  So, that is the challenge, finding a dinner that can be prepared quickly and easily.  
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Enter our favorite Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. I truly believe that Smithfield knows what busy families like us need. We need delicious, fresh and easy to prepare pork for our families. For summer evenings when we are enjoying our backyard we usually prepare our dinner on the grill. Thankfully, Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork can literally be thrown on the grill and done cooking in less than 30 minutes. Smithfield does the work for you. The prep work is done because it is slow-marinated and perfectly seasoned in a variety of delicious cuts and flavors.  I love getting real flavor real fast with Smithfield!  Our Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet was perfectly grilled after 25 minutes.  Delicious! 

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Our new favorite is the Applewood Bacon Pork Loin Filet from Smithfield.  It is crusted with pieces of bacon and once it is grilled the pork is so juicy and tender.  Perfect!  Less work but a meal that has us all ready for seconds.  

While the pork is super easy, I am always left wondering what easy side dish to prepare while the family plays outside and the pork is grilling.  I decided to try something a little different the last time we had our Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork.  I created little mini foil pockets and filled them with potatoes, veggies and cheese!  Opinions from the family?  LOVE!

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Grilled Potatoes & Veggies Pockets

Free printable recipe here. 



Ingredients:

Baby Dutch yellow potatoes - sliced in half
Broccoli florets 
Cauliflower florets
Shredded cheddar cheese
4 TBSP butter, melted
1 TBSP Garlic powder 

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Directions:

1.  Create mini foil pockets by folding up the edges of a sheet of foil into a rectangle.  

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2.  Prepare the potatoes by slicing them in half and placing them into a gallon size bag. 

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3.  Pour melted butter and garlic powder over potatoes and seal bag.  Shake bag to coat potatoes with garlic and butter. 

4.  Place a few spoonful of potato slices into each foil pocket.
  
5.  Prepare cauliflower and broccoli and place a few spoonful of each in the foil pockets as well. 

6.  Sprinkle each pocket with shredded cheddar cheese. 

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7.  Place Potatoes & Veggies Pockets on a warmed - out of direct flame. 

8.  Grill for 20-25 minutes.  

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9.  Serve with prepared Smithfield Applewood Bacon Pork Loin Filet and enjoy!

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I am so glad that I tried this recipe because it made getting dinner on the table so easy.  We were able to get our main dish grilled along with our side dishes in less than 30 minutes.  So easy!  And, I cannot wait to try other potato toppings for these fun grilled potato foil pockets.  Oh, and let me tell you, the lack of messy clean-up is amazing.  

Once the pork is cooked to perfection we slice it up and enjoy the perfect flavors of Applewood bacon and marinated pork.  It is so good.  For a family of four we get two meals out of this pork loin which is also a big plus for us.  

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Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is available at Safeway in the fresh meat section and can be found in a number of different cuts and flavors. Like I said, the Applewood Bacon is our favorite although we are big fans of the Roasted Garlic Herb Pork Loin Filet as well.  This is an item that we have on our grocery list every week.  It can be used in so many ways, grilled, roasted, sautéed, and even slow cooked.  It really is a great versatile pork item to add to your menu plans and recipes.  This is the perfect option to get Real Flavor Real Fast!

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Ready for a challenge?

Smithfield is challenging you to see what you can do with Marinated Fresh Pork to get a flavorful meal ready in about 30 minutes with their “What Can You Do With 30?” meal and tip contest.  Think you can get creative with your 30 minute meals? 


To submit your original recipe for a chance to win great prizes head over to the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork "Real Flavor, Real Fast" website.

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Tell me, what will you create with 30 minutes using Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork?


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6 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious! I'd probably grill it up and then shred it and add it to my foil bag veggies. I think Foil Bagging the food gives the juiciest food with lots of flavor. Now off to buy some Pork!

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  2. This looks so good. I have seen Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork at Kroger's and always wondered if this meat was any good. Well, from the looks of things I will be picking one of these Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork up this weekend. I love the Grilled Potatoes & Veggies Pockets idea!!

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  3. Everything looks so good. The veggies look yummy and the meat? I love recipes like this one, perfect for working moms, because we need to be able to feed the family something delicious but that does not take a lot. Making this soon

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  4. I really do love pork. I wish my daughter would like it more. And I am very impressed with the way you cooked the veggies in the pocket. I know that aluminum foil is supposed to do a good job. I just haven't used it enough on the grill. Speaking of which, I need to start taking out my grill soon and get using it.

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  5. 3o minute meals are a must when school starts and I have to get my wits back about me. This looks delicious!

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  6. Fast cooking is always better nowadays since we're always busy. Grilling that slab of bacon pork loin looks really efficient. I love challenges and I'm up for this!

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