This yummy recipe for Crockpot Pork Cacciatore is the perfect winter slow cooker meal! Fresh pork tenderloin, green peppers, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes served over spaghetti - your family will be asking for this healthy pork recipe again and again!
This winter has been rather annoying, at least in my neck of the woods. Here in Central Pennsylvania, so far this year we've had bitter cold temperatures and wind, but very little snow.
Now, I'm always one to admit that I'm rare - I actually look forward to winter. I'm an introvert and a homebody. The idea of being snowed in and snuggled up with my favorite people under a big blanket and sipping hot chocolate is pretty much my idea of perfection. Actually, it makes me remember the days when I was a teacher having to take Silas and Wesley to day care in the morning before Paul and I had to get to work. I was SO excited to wake up early in the morning to check the news stations and see if the school I taught had canceled school because of snow.
It meant that I had an entire day to spend with my babies.
So, yes, I have very fond memories of wintertime with my sweet family. This year, though? No snow to cancel school. No snow to watch the boys play in for hours. Just bitter cold and I'm getting tired of it.
I'm ready for spring! And I'm ready for all the beautiful, delicious spring produce. I can't wait to start planting a garden in our backyard. Unfortunately, it's still a few months away - at least where we live. This is exactly why I turn to wonderfully filling dinner recipes, filled with colorful vegetables that can be found year round.
This Crockpot Pork Cacciatore calls for green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes along with Smithfield® Prime Fresh Pork Tenderloin. It's a simple recipe that's perfect for the busy week ahead - just set it in the slow cooker and allow it to do all the work for you! I served this cacciatore over cooked spaghetti, but it would be wonderful over any pasta you may have in your pantry, or even cooked rice.
yield: 6 servingsAuthor: Kelly Millerprint recipe
Crockpot Pork Cacciatore
Fresh pork tenderloin slow cooked with green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes served over cooked spaghetti and topped with mozzarella cheese.
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 4 hourtotal time: 4 hours and 15 mins
2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
6 oz can tomato paste
2 green peppers, seeded and sliced
1 onion, diced
8 oz sliced mushrooms
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
1 lb Smithfield Prime Pork Tenderloin
16 oz spaghetti
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
In a small bowl, stir together diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Pour into the bottom of a slow cooker. Top with green peppers, onion, and mushrooms. Add seasonings.
Rinse pork tenderloin and pat dry. Slice and then cut slices into one inch pieces. Add pork pieces to slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours, or on low 3-4 hours.
Cook and drain spaghetti. Serve pork cacciatore over cooked spaghetti and topped with some shredded mozzarella cheese.
I'm telling you, open the door to your house and smell this amazing dinner wafting it way towards you - your family will be ready to sit down at the table immediately! Plus, with all these fresh and colorful ingredients, it'll be a nice break from the winter blues in your kitchen!
I can tell you that as a busy mom of 3 that has served pork to my family many times over the years, not all pork is created equal! Smithfield Prime Fresh Pork Tenderloin is 20% more tender and has no added horomones or steroids. It's also a product of the USA and is gluten free - plus the taste is just amazing in this delicious dinner idea. Take advantage of $3 off Smithfield® Prime Fresh Pork thru 2/11, while supplies last, at your local ShopRite store! For more recipe ideas visit the Smithfield website.
What is your favorite way to serve your family fresh pork? Leave your recipe ideas in the comment section below, I'd love some new ones!