Honey Soy Pulled Pork

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I have been loving crock pot meals recently!  I usually cook multiple meals at once and store them for individual meals because Nick and I aren’t both home for dinner at the same time.  The crock pot allows me to cook multiple meals at once with one in each crock pot, one or two on the stove, and some in the oven as well.

For this meal, I tried a new recipe.  I recently bought sticky rice and used a small crock-pot to cook the rice.

The crock pot I used for the pork

While cooking the rice, I used the following ingredients to make the pulled pork

Ingredients

2.5-3 pound pork roast
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon lime juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 Tablespoons cornstarch

Directions

The directions said to include everything except the corn starch into the crock pot and cook until the pork is ready to pull.  Then, add the sauce into a sauce pan, add the cornstarch, and cook for about 4 minutes until the sauce is a thick consistency.

But, we all know I never actually follow a recipe to the tee so I just added the corn starch into the mixture when I first put it into the crock pot.  It worked out great and I had less to clean up!

 

This pork is easily one of our favorite meals now!  I’d probably do long grained rice next time though instead of sticky rice.  You can also add any vegetables you want to the meal.

Let me know if you make this recipe and which method you used for thickening the sauce.

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Stuffed Tomatoes

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Welcome back to the blog!

Today there’s a recipe for stuffed tomatoes.  Growing up, we used to have stuffed peppers all the time.  I loved the filling, but not the pepper.  Now, my body can’t even seem to process peppers.  So, I decided to try to use a tomato instead and it worked!

Cut the top part out of the tomato like you would cut the top off a pumpkin.  Then scoop out the insides.  Be sure to use a pretty large tomato.   The recipe calls for 6 large peppers.  I used 8 medium tomatoes.

The Filling

1.5 lbs ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup Minute rice
1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce
salt/pepper/Italian seasoning/garlic to taste

Brown the ground beef with the onion then add rice, seasoning, and tomato sauce to the mixture.  I like to leave some sauce out to the side so I can top my stuffed tomatoes with it before I put them in the oven.

Fill and top the tomatoes then bake at 350 – 375 for 20-30 minutes or until the skin starts peeling off of the tomatoes.

Try it out and tag me on Instagram @keepitsimplediy.

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Host the Perfect Holiday Party with Stella!

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What better way to start the Holidays than with a family get together?  I’m proud to be partnering with Stella Cheese for this post to kick off the holiday season!

Stella cheese feature a rich flavor that goes great in so many combinations!  My holiday party tray was inspired by my fiance who works in a wine bar.

I was getting ready to make a cheese platter with pepperoni, crackers, and cheese when he completely changed my mind.  The platter is now more elegant and fancy, perfect for the holidays!

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My cheese platter features Stella Fontinella cheese, three colors of apples, crackers, bread, and honey.  While it may sound like a bit of an odd pair, the honey brings out the richness of the cheese and is so delicious.  Just spread some honey on your bread and top with cheese.  MMM.

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