Category Archives for "Pork and Italian Sausage"

Bacon, Pork & Guinness Cassoulet (Dutch Oven Pork and Beans)

dutch oven pork and beans

Cassoulet is like the French’s version of Pork and Beans. It’s a rustic, peasant dish, that is pure comfort food. Cassoulet (named for the casserole dish it cooks in) is often made with meat (pork, mutton, duck…) and pork skins and white beans. I’ve adapted this classic French dish for the grill, using Smithfield Applewood […]

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Hawaiian Grilled Pineapple and Pepper Pork Tenderloin Sliders

I love grilled pineapple. The grill heightens its flavor while adding a little smoke and char. Pair this with grilled mini peppers whose flavor mellows on the grill, and you have a knockout flavor combo for Pork Tenderloin Sliders. These Hawaiian inspired sliders pair Smithfield Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin […]

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Smithfield Roasted Garlic and Herb Pork Loin, Goat Cheese and Arugula Flatbread Pizzas with Balsamic Glaze, Plus A Chance to win a trip to Napa

As a busy working mom, I love the “Real Flavor, Real Fast” 30 minute meals that Smithfield has created with their Marinated Fresh Pork line. I have toured Smithfield HQ and know they treat their animals and their employees well, which results in a great product that I feel proud to cook with. As such, […]

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Make this Bacon Jam Recipe Right Now, plus, #livefromSmithfield, the Pork Capital of the World

easy bacon jam

Bacon in spreadable form!!??? YESSSSSS!!!!!! Ahhh, Bacon. Ahhh, Pork, most versatile meat there is!! I was invited to go on a press trip to Smithfield, VA which is the Pork Capital of the world, and it was a welcome reprieve for me getting to go be in the South again, and take brake from being […]

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How to Make Your Own Bacon

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It was quite convenient that Bill Gillespie’s new book “The Smoking Bacon & Hog Cookbook” arrived in the mail right around the time I had asked Snake River Farms to send me some Kurobuta Pork Belly for my “How to Make Bacon” post. Funny how things work out sometime. Now that diets like the Paleo […]

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