I love to cook, especially during the holidays. Between family get togethers, my husband's office party and my daughter's school functions, I have a lot of folks to cook for. Over the years, I have learned to take the stress out of my holiday cooking by finding home-cooked recipes that don't take hours out of my day to prepare.
This way my family enjoys a delicious meal and I get to hang on to my sanity! One of my most used small appliances is my slow cooker. I love to fill it, set it and forget it. While our food is cooking, I can focus my time on other tasks at hand like baking cookies for my daughter's Robotics team and my husband's office party.
We love pork and eat it often. My go-to brand is Smithfield®. Their Marinated Fresh Pork, which I buy from my local Food Lion, is perfect for any night of the week. Smithfield Marinated Pork products bring you “Real Flavor Real Fast” which means you can spend more time enjoying your favorite activities and less time in the kitchen! Our favorite is the Smithfield Marinated Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet. Oh my stars! The smell while it is cooking in the slow cooker makes my mouth water!
My family gets a delicious and easy meal solution with Smithfield Marinated 100% Fresh Pork. You can grill, roast or sautee it in 30 minutes or less. It is slow-marinated and perfectly seasoned in the bag, so I don't have to add anything else to it. You can buy them from Food Lion in Loin Filets, Tenderloins, and Roasts, in a variety of flavors. They offer:
- Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet
- Marinated Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet
- Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Tenderloin
- Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Fresh Pork Tenderloin
- Sweet & Smoky Pork Roast
- Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas
One of my favorite additions to many of my holiday recipes are cranberries. I could eat them every day. I put them in cookies, my Christmas bread, and my Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish. It is easy to make and has a perfect balance between tart and sweet.
Slow Cooker Pork Loin With Cranberry Walnut Relish
1 Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet
1 cup vegetable or chicken stock
One 12-ounce package fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons water
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Add vegetable or chicken stock and Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet to slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 hours. Turn down to low for one hour.
When slow cooker has 30 minutes left, begin making the Cranberry Walnut Relish.
In a medium saucepan, add cranberries, walnuts, sugar, zest and juice of one orange, and water. Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes, or until cranberries are soft. Cool before serving.
The Cranberry Orange Walnut Relish pairs beautifully with our Smithfield Marinated Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet. You can serve the relish on top of your Smithfield Marinated Pork, like I do, or on the side. Either way, you are in for a real treat! Enjoy!
- 1 Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet
- 1 cup vegetable or chicken stock
- One 12-ounce package fresh cranberries
- 1 orange
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons water
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- Add vegetable or chicken stock and Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet to slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 hours. Turn down to low for one hour.
- When slow cooker has 30 minutes left, begin making the Cranberry Walnut Relish.
- In a medium saucepan, add cranberries, walnuts, sugar, zest and juice of one orange, and water. Cook over low heat for about 10 minutes, or until cranberries are soft. Cool before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 4gSugar: 39gProtein: 11g
Nutrition is calculated automatically and may not be accurate.
Which of the Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork items are you most excited to try?