Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.
My life is crazy busy. Sound familiar? The good news is, in searching for solutions I fell in love. Deep. With the pressure cooker! I am serious. This year, before our school year started a friend helped me map out my daily schedule. I was struggling, folks. Between homeschooling, running a business, running kids to programs, being a wife and a mom… things were falling through the cracks.
Dinner was a HUGE thing that was slipping. I was ashamed. I mean, I know how to meal plan, but when life gets crazy busy all of that goes out the window.
The best part? It cooks in 30 minutes… meat, veggies and all! Let me show you how.
- 1 Smithfield Marinated Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet (approx 2.5 lbs.)
- 4-6 large carrots, cleaned and cut unto thirds
- 6 small-medium yellow potatoes, cleaned and cut into fourths
- 3 pears, cleaned and roughly chopped
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 cup chicken broth
Remove the pork loin filet from the package.
What I love about this, is the meat is already seasoned and covered in marinade.
This will coat and season all of the veggies you’re about to add. Yum! To the base of your electric pressure cooker, add the pork loin filet. I cut ours in half so it would fit perfectly in the base.
Add in the onions, carrots, pears, and potatoes.
Pour the chicken broth over top.
Pop the lid on and ensure the steam valve is closed.
This will hold in all of the steam and pressure to cook the food quickly.
Set the timer to 30 minutes and press start.
Enjoy your home as the smell of dinner fills your home. All of these flavors smell just like fall and comfort food!
Set the table for a cozy dinner- wild flowers and a candle. Have the kiddos set the table.
When the food is done and the timer goes off, carefully open the vent. Let all of the pressure and steam release. This will take 1-2 minutes.
Now, you can remove the lid. Now you can plate it up. Talk about real flavor, real fast! I love that even in a pinch and when we are pressed for time as a family, I do not have to compromise what I feed my family.
Smithfield is full of flavor! Check out all of these meal ideas for more easy recipes using Smithfield! Meals like this are perfect for fall as the weather gets crisp. Smithfield makes it so easy to get comfort food on the table easily, as it already comes marinated and you literally just open the package and add it to the pressure cooker. The quality and flavor of the meat are not compromised at all during this quick cooking. Literally, it sliced so smoothly when the timer went offer and plates were ready to be made.
As you can see, this is a one pot meal. You can serve it with a side salad and bread if you want.
If you have never cooked in the pressure cooker before, or want to see the assembly of this recipe in action, we did a Facebook Live of the process. I encourage you to watch it below! You will be heading out to grab a pork loin filet for dinner as soon as you see how simple this is to create. And when dinner is done, grab your favorite blanket and read aloud and enjoy some family together after this delicious dinner!
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