Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.
I’ve always loved pork. I find it versatile, flavorful, tender and adaptable to most of my recipes. Another added bonus for pork is that you can usually find good prices. I’m also a big fan of ease, so I love, love, love the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork available at Safeway. Smithfield does all the hard work, and all that needs to be done is firing up the grill, plugging in the slow cooker, or now . . . the latest kitchen gadget, the electric pressure cooker. In less than 30 minutes you’ve got a nutritious, delicious Instant Pot Bacon Pork Loin Filet, plus sides, for your family.
Smithfield has a variety of marinated pork cuts and flavors, and they vary by location. In Northern California, you can spot the following flavors at Safeway:
- Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet
- Smithfield Applewood Bacon Pork Loin Filet
- Smithfield Steakhouse Mushroom Pork Loin Filet
- Smithfield Hardwood Smoked Bacon & Cracked Black Pepper Pork Tenderloin
I just recently purchased an electric pressure cooker, and when I was at Safeway, I picked up an Applewood Bacon Pork Loin Filet – because when isn’t anything better with bacon?
The pressure cooker cooks up meat in a matter of minutes. We all love potatoes at my house, so I paired the pork loin with potatoes, some red pepper and carrots for color. Because cheese is always a great addition, finish off with a sprinkle of shredded cheese.
With a simple recipe like this, prep time is greatly reduced to just a bit of chopping. Get your veggies chopped up, and with a pressure cooker the cooking is an absolute breeze! You can have moist, flavorful meat with minimal work and without slaving over the stove or oven.
Make sure to stop by your local Safeway and pick up a Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork of your choice and let me know how you plan to get a delicious meal on the table in under 30 min.
If you need more inspiration, you can find lots of great ideas for meals in under 30 min on the Smithfield website. Let Smithfield do all the prep work, and let your family and friends enjoy your creation. You’ll also find a section on the website for tips and tricks. There’s lots of great ideas from real people using Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. Check it out and vote for your favorite and then enter to win prizes or a trip to Wine Country. I know there are several there that are on my list to try – especially once the weather heats up and we turn to our grill for meal time cooking to keep from heating up the house.
- 1 Smithfield Applewood Bacon Pork Loin Filet, cut into 1-inch pieces
- Small red potatoes - enough for your family
- 1 cup apple juice
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup (8 oz.) shredded smoked Gouda cheese
- 2 medium green onions, finely chopped
- 1 large red onion, sliced
- 1 large red bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup (4 oz.) diced carrots
- Sauté pork loin chunks in pressure cooker until slightly browned on all sides. Add apple juice to browned meat and set timer on pressure cooker for 10 min. Use quick release when time is up.
- Remove meat, and add vegetables and salt and pepper. Set for 4 min and cook until vegetables are done - use quick release.
- Add meat back into the vegetables and sauté for just a minute to blend flavors and reheat the meat. Remove to a platter and sprinkle with cheese. Enjoy.