This meal also came from the Harris Teeter shopping trip.  The pork wasn't listed on the SouthernSavers website, but like other meat I've purchased, it was nearing the expiration date, so it was $2 off the regular price.  I paired it with the Taco Bell Dinner Kit.  I over thought this meal a little and seared the pork before cooking it in the salsa.  It was a little dry but still good eating.  Next time, I'll just let it simmer on low heat in the salsa.

  • 2 Tbsp oil or cooking spray
  • Pork chops, meat cubed, seasoned with cumin, chili and garlic powder
  • Green onions from our garden
  • 1 handful cilantro chopped
  • Taco bell salsa
  • Fat free sour cream, shredded lettuce and cheese, chopped tomatoes
Heat oil in pan.  Cook pork pieces for 2 or 3 minutes then add onions and salsa.  Saute for about 10-15 minutes or until the pork is cooked through, stir in cilantro.  Fill flour tortillas or corn tortillas with lettuce, flavored rice and cheese. We then topped our tortilla with a few pork pieces and the sauce.  Add sour cream and tomatoes.  This 30 minute meal was served with Rice A Roni and a side salad.

Seasoned Crock Pot Black Beans:  We didn't let the pork bones go to waste.  They still had some meat on them so I browned them in the oven and let them cool before refrigerating.  Soak the dried black beans in hot water for at least 4 hours or overnight.  Rinse the beans to remove any dirt and place them in a crock pot with the pork bones, 2 or 3 garlic cloves and just enough cold water to cover.  I set the crock pot to cook on low overnight. The next day when the beans had softened, we added more garlic powder, sauteed onions, and stewed tomatoes. Very good eating!

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Last Updated November 26, 2010
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