Feeding three hungry guys can often be a challenge. They get tired of the same old things. And often I struggle with ways to add flavor while making dinner their favorite meal of the day. So when Smithfield® Marinated Pork asked me to share my ideas for making dinner delicious through a sponsored post, I had the perfect recipe to share with all of you!
I’m going to be honest, cooking for my guys can be quite a challenge. While I have an arsenal of tried and true recipes, sometimes I just want to mix things up while keeping them simple. I want ways to present a flavorful meal that’s somewhat outside of the box without having to spend hours in the kitchen marinating and preparing.
With this goal in mind, I’ve been trying new things lately. I’ve been buying new products at the grocery store and rethinking the way I put together dinner. And just last week I came up with a meal that my guys have really fallen in love with! In fact, they’ve been asking when we can have it again even since the last bite disappeared off their plates. And the best part is, it was a simple sandwich that was packed full of unexpected flavor thanks to a little help from Smithfield® Marinated Pork!
You see, recent I found myself standing in front of the meat section at Kroger begging something to jump out at me for dinner. But everything looked so plain…until I spotted the Smithfield® Marinated Pork. With flavors sealed into the package, I knew it was a meat that would deliver big when it came to flavor. And while I knew I could throw it on the grill or bake it in the oven, I needed some ideas of how to make it a meal my guys wouldn’t soon forget.
Armed with my Garlic and Herb Smithfield® Marinated Pork, I headed home and did a little research. After seeing a recipe for the Porkinator sandwich on the Smithfield website, I decided it was time to try my hand at my own version. I took away a few of the ingredients. Added a few more. And was able to create a Stacked Pork Sandwich that is in no way short on flavor!
To start, I removed my Smithfield® Marinated Pork from the package and placed it on the grill.
Immediately I could see the herbs and spices and the smell as it cooked was just amazing! While my Smithfield® Marinated Pork was grilling away, I headed inside and sliced up some onions. After adding them to a saute pan with a little oil, I fried up some Smithfield® bacon and pulled out ciabatta bread, spinach, cheese and garlic aioli sauce. By the time I had all my ingredients ready, my pork was grilled to perfection and ready to slice!
After slicing my Smithfield® Marinated Pork, I began assembling my sandwich. I sliced my ciabatta bread open and broiled it for about five minutes in the oven. Then I added spinach and sliced Smithfield® Marinated Pork to the bottom piece of my bread.
Next, I added my crispy bacon and cheese, allowing the cheese to melt slightly over top of the bacon.
Finally my grilled onions and garlic aioli sauce went on top and my mouthwatering sandwich was ready to serve.
I called all of my boys to the table and at first there were groans about a sandwich for dinner. But as soon as they tasted the first bite, those complaints changed to compliments and they couldn’t stop talking about how tender the Smithfield® Marinated Pork was and what amazing flavor it had!
With each and every bite, the got tender, juicy meat combined with crisp bacon, fresh spinach, gooey cheese and sweet onions! But I have to say the star of the meal was truly the Smithfield® Marinated Pork. By purchasing it with herbs and seasonings already added, it really delivered in a big way and took what would have been a plain sandwich to new levels!
Going forward, we’ll be adding more Smithfield® Marinated Pork to our meal planning. Because whether I grill it, roast it, bake it or saute it, I know that it’s the perfect way to deliver a delicious meal to my family that’s never short on flavor!
If you’re ready to mix up dinner and bring your family running to the table, you’re ready for Smithfield® Marinated Pork. Start by heading to Kroger or one of their banner stores today and keep your eyes open for Smithfield® Marinated Pork in the meat section. Then choose your favorite flavor and start creating a meal that’s truly memorable! To make it ever easier to create an amazing meal, be sure to grab your Smithfield® Marinated Pork coupon (Limited time only. Availability may vary). Then discover like I did that the options are endless and the flavors are perfect for any night of the week.
Now that I’ve shared with you how I’m using Smithfield® Marinated Pork to make mealtime tasty, I’d love to hear what recipes you’d like to try!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine.