What's for dinner?

Posted by The Andersons Thursday, February 25, 2010

Okay, I am on a roll this week, and the family is getting spoilt! Last night for dinner we had pan seared pork bites, rice, organic green beans and croissant rolls.

Pan Seared Pork Bites

Pork stew meat (on sale for under $3)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Garlic (the powder is fine in a pinch)
Onions (the powder is fine in a pinch)
Butter (it makes life better, trust me)

Wash your meat first, arrange it out on a plate and season well. We wanted to keep it simple and just used salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. There is so much you can add to oomph this up, though, so if you are feeling creative, GO FOR IT! Throw a tablespoon or two of butter in a hot pan. Let this melt well and get super hot. Once it is, toss in your pork stew meat and let it cook until it is a pretty brown. Then turn over and let this side get nice and brown, too. Remove from heat and put on a seperate plate. Because some of the meat is larger than others, it may be pink on the inside still. Just to be safe, once all the meat is browned, I put it in the oven for a minutes.

Again, these were so delicious! My family loved how tender and juicy they were. We served it with steak sauce (ketchup for the little one). Two nights in a row, everyone had seconds.

What made us buy pork stew meat? Well, if you have tried to buy beef lately, then you know why. Beef has gotten so expensive, we look for alternatives, i.e. turkey burgers, pork stew meat, pork steaks, etc. My Dad didn't even realize it was pork and thought it was just really tender steak.

Where did we find affordable, good quality meat? We mainly buy our meat from Food World, and swear by their quality. We check once a week in the meat section for sales. When we find something cheap, we stock up. Rather than buy 2 packages of chicken legs for $2.50 each, we will buy 6-8 packages. That way on the weeks when there aren't meat sales, we still have plenty.

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