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Hey guys!!! I am so happy! It is officially fall!! Fall is my favorite season! To me fall means warm comforting meals, but that doesn’t mean those dinners have to take long! Pork seems like such a fall meal, it is great all year round but it seems to be just the perfect dinner for a chilly fall night.
Now a lot of people love to eat their pork with apples but when the temperature dips I love to put cranberry with my pork.
Being born and raised and still living in Virginia I know the best pork comes from Smithfield brand. They are my go to brand for all my pork recipes and there is a good reason, it is the best. I always pick up my Smithfield pork when I’m grocery shopping at Kroger, they have such a great selection!
I have grown up eating and cooking pork so I am super comfortable with it in the kitchen. I know that pork can be intimidating to cook and that is why Smithfield has made it so easy with their already marinated pork loins. All the guess work is taken out, all you do is pick your flavor, open the package and bake! It’s a one step meal!!
They have such fabulous flavors like mesquite and garlic and herb you can have a different flavor every night of the week! They make the perfect easy weeknight meal, just open and bake! Just slice it up and serve with some mashed potatoes, rice or stuffing and you have a meal in no time with little work!
Now I like to take this pork to the next step with my Cranberry Pork Sliders. I just pick whatever flavor Smithfield Marinated loin looks good that day and then I pop it in the oven and let it do it’s thing while I get together the rest of the ingredients.
During the holidays I mix cranberry sauce, brown sugar and mustard together to make a spectacular spread that is great on everything from leftover turkey sandwiches to ham to these sliders.
Once the pork is cooked and rests a little bit I slice it up and spread some little sandwich buns with the cranberry spread, pile on some flavorful pork and a bit of lettuce.
That’s all there is to them, simple, delicious and big on flavor!
- One Smithfield Marinated Pork loin
- 1 can cranberry sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- Hawaiian slider buns
- Place your pork in the oven according to package directions and cook till done.
- Let rest 10 minutes.
- Slice pork thinly.
- Mix cranberry sauce, brown sugar and mustard.
- Spread the cranberry mixture on both sides of the buns.
- Pile with pork and top with lettuce.
- Serve and enjoy!!
I love serving these at parties but they make the perfect quick dinner too with a side salad.
So I hope I showed you how easy it is to have pork for dinner and how you can use it to create new dinners the whole family will love.
Right now you can print out a coupon to use at Kroger HERE Limited time only. Availability may vary
You can find more great Smithfield Pork recipes HERE
Which Smithfield Marinated Pork product are you most interested to try?