Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The OTHER white meat

The ads on TV and the print ads a few years ago Refered to pork as the other white meat. They have made pork lean and more healthy. It is also less expensive than beet generally. I had not cooked pork until I got married. My husband cooked pork chops and I learned to cook more. I found pork tenderloin and loin roasts. I can still fimd pork chops and roast for 2.00 a pound or so. Basically, you can cook pork the same as chicken.

Pork loin roast can become chops before it is cooked, or sliced as roast and thinly sliced to make a bbqnpork sandwich.

Years ago, I made up a recipe for a pork hero sandwich that was published in Taste of Home.

Note, there was a typo in the recipe.

1 loaf French bread
3T olive oil
2 pounds pork tenderloin cubed
1 julienne green pepper
1 julienne red pepper
1/2 cup celery, sliced
1small onion, chopped
2tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1tsp pepper

1/2 cup chicken broth
2 cups sliced plum tomatoes
1cup shredded mozzeralla cheese.


Cut the top fourth of the bread off, reserve.
Hollow out the bread leaving a 1 inch shell. Save the extra bread for breadcrumbs.
Set aside.

In large skillet, heat oil. Add pork cubes and brown. Add vegetables, except tomatoes, and cook until pork done and vegetables are tender. Add chicken stock and simmer until mixture is reduced.

Set aside 1/2 of the filling and freeze.

spoon 1/2 of filling into bread shell. Mixture should not be soupy. Top with tomatoes and cheese. Replace bread top.

Wrap in foil. Seal tightly. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.


I would use pork cubes that have already been cooked and might use pork loin instead of tenderloin. I would use Roma tomatoes that have been seeded.

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