Here’s the link to the recipe from Cooking Light: http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=50400000110438
Okay – so this meal was so yummy that we actually forgot to take pictures of the meal before we devoured it….yes, times 4! We changed this recipe up a bit so i wanted to point out what ingredients we left out – but for those of you who do eat red meat – this includes some, so go big!
This is a slow cooker recipe – so think ahead with this one so you can cook it while you are at work or asleep. We served ours over white rice – so just remember to pick up your fav rice because that is NOT included in the recipe.
What we changed:
So this calls for:
But we used:
1/2 pound pork tenderloin ( remember that you have to keep in mind that this serves 8 – so we cut the portions in half).
It wasn’t that we have anything against pork shoulder – we just couldn’t find it at our usual store in a small quantity – so we just did the pork tenderloin.
We also just excluded:
We didn’t sub anything else – we just left this part out.
So it’s hard to say what this would have tasted like with the beef short ribs – but RJ and I both say that this meal was delicious! You serve it with orange slices (we used blood oranges which is same flavor, but adds a gourmet flair) – and that makes the flavor really pop. I’m not a huge fruit fan – so i simply squeezed the orange slices over my meal and it was great. Rj says that the orange adds the sauce to this meal – so don’t skip out on the fruit!
You may feel like this meal is sort of dry when you are cooking it – don’t worry, we thought that, too – but it turned out great. Just don’t forget the rice, especially if you are forgoing the short rib, because that will make this meal a lot less calories!
Again – we suck and don’t have a pic. But you could imagine us both with happy, satisfied smiles on our face after eating it for lunch 2 times this week. It reheated very well – perfect to bring to work!
Honestly – this meal would have been a mutual favorite if we hadn’t ALSO made the Skinny Gumbo this week. So – please try it. And then let us know how much you loved it!
Rj & Dre