30 minutes to pork enchilada stew

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Variety certainly is the spice of life, but after a long day, it’s easy to get stuck in a mealtime rut and turn to the same dishes each week. With fast-paced lifestyles, many families are left with little time to come up with new, creative meals.

However, with freshly seasoned ingredients like Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, a delicious, healthy and hassle-free meal can be made in 30 minutes or less. These 100 percent fresh pork products are slow-marinated in delicious seasonings such as Roasted Garlic & Herb and Applewood Smoked Bacon, and can be grilled, roasted, sauteed or slow-cooked for a fast mealtime solution any night of the week.

Take an extra step to simplify dinner with an easy slow-cooker recipe such as this Cheesy Pork and Enchilada Stew, or try Pork Chops Smothered in Onions and Mushrooms for a quick, savory supper. With effortless recipes like these, you’ll always have an answer to the age-old question “what’s for dinner?”

For more recipe ideas, and to see what you can do with 30 minutes, visit SmithfieldRealFlavorRealFast.com.

Cheesy Pork Enchilada Stew

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 4-5 hours

Servings: 8

1 package Smithfield Boneless pork shoulder seasoned carnitas

1/2 cup corn flour

Hot sauce

2 cans (10 ounces each) red enchilada sauce

1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles

1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles

11/2 teaspoons minced garlic

Fresh cilantro

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup no-salt-added chicken stock

1/2 large red onion, diced

Sour cream

4 ounces cream cheese

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Place carnitas in 5-quart slow cooker. Add corn flour and toss to coat meat.

Add all remaining ingredients except cream cheese and shredded cheddar. Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours (low 7-9 hours).

Break meat apart with spoon. Add cheeses and stir until melted.

Tip: Leftover stew can be made into dip. Heat 6 cups stew; add 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese and 4 ounces cream cheese; stir until melted. Serve with tortilla chips.

Pork Chops Smothered in Onions and Mushrooms

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Servings: 5

6 slices Smithfield Hickory Smoked Bacon, cut into 1-inch slices

1Smithfield Garlic & Herb Marinated Fresh Pork Sirloin Roast, cut into five 1-inch chops

2 tablespoons butter

1 large sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced

8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2teaspoon pepper

1 cup no-salt-added chicken stock

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon minced garlic

In large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until browned and crisp. Carefully remove bacon and drain on paper towels.

Brown pork chops in bacon grease over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes per side; remove chops from skillet.

Add butter to bacon grease in skillet; saute onions, mushrooms, salt and pepper until onions have browned and are tender. Stir in stock, vinegar and garlic; cook and stir until reduced by half.

Add browned chops and cooked bacon to skillet. Cover and simmer until internal temperature of meat reaches 150 ∞, turning once, about 10 minutes.

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