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Challenge #3 San Francisco Chops (Slow Cooker)

This was cooking in the crock pot pretty much all day today & it smelled so good! I wasn’t sure I would make it until dinner time, but I survived. I actually used Country Style Pork Ribs instead of pork chops for this recipe because despite some foraging in the chest freezer, I couldn’t find my chops!

This recipe is super simple & I have to say, really good. I didn’t use garlic which many would probably consider a grave error, but we’re not huge fans of garlic, so I don’t usually have any around. I substituted agave syrup for the brown sugar. I also put the pork into the crock pot frozen as I forgot to take it out of the freezer last night. I just cooked in on high for a couple of hours before turning it down to low.

The flavor of this sauce is fantastic! So yummy. I’ll definitely be using this recipe again. The meat is so very tender & the sweetness is just right.

San Francisco Chops (Slow Cooker)

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Challenge #3 Tangy Slower Cooker Pork Roast

I love roasts done in the crock pot! I fix a roast every couple of weeks or so. My family loves it, it lasts long enough for left overs for a couple of other meals, it tastes so good! I like beef & pork. I usually just use Johnny’s Season salt to flavour & keep it simple, but I thought I’d mix it up & try something different.

I loved this recipe. It was simple & tasty. I would have liked the flavour to permeate the meat a bit more, I think this could be achieved by basting more often. I’ll be using this recipe again.

Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast

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Challenge # 3 Pork Loin with Fennel, Olives, and Sun Dried Tomatoes

I am not being super adventurous with my recipes at the moment since I can’t buy any new ingredients until April. I’m working with what I have & only buying fresh fruits & vegetables & even then nothing too exotic as I am trying to make my $20 stretch!

Anyway, this recipe was originally meant to be made with mackerel, but I didn’t have any & I thought it would be good with pork. You can find the recipe here.

I loved the combination of fennel, olives & sun dried tomatoes. So yummy & it went well with the pork. My boys ate some of it, but weren’t over-enthusiastic though they loved the pork.

Pork Loin with Fennel, Olives & Sun Dried Tomatoes

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