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I have a love-hate relationship with cooking I want to tell y’all about because maybe you suffer from the same thing. I love cooking dishes that are quick, affordable, include fresh ingredients and have tons of flavor. That’s the part I love. On the flip side, my husband loves s-l-o-w cooked southern meals that include a lot of root vegetables and gravies. That’s the part I hate. I don’t like nursing meals in the oven and at the stove all day long like our grandmas did generations ago. I like a meal I can prep ahead and let cook on its own. Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork helps me check that box when I need a delicious dinner on the table that my husband and I both like. Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork provides Real Fresh, Real Flavor, Real Fast…They provide real solutions for real life.
In marriage, couples work together to meet somewhere in the middle and this Slow Cooker Pork Rice Bowl with Mango & Sweet Pepper Salad is one of our middle ground meals. It’s the best of what we both want and it doesn’t require being tied to the kitchen.
It starts out with a perfectly seasoned Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork in any of the delicious varieties available at Walmart. The flavor I choose depends on what I’m in the mood for on any given night. While in Walmart, I couldn’t decide what I wanted so I grabbed a few packages of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork and would decide later.
I can’t go wrong either way I choose since part of the meal prep is already done for me. Within 30 minutes my meat is in the crock pot, the rice cooked and the Mango & Sweet Pepper Salad in the fridge for these rice bowls.
Let me show you how to make my Slow Cooker Pork Rice Bowl with Mango & Sweet Pepper Salad. You’ll need roughly a one pound Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork in any of the delicious varieties available at Walmart. Since you’re buying it you may as well earn $1 cash back on Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork by visiting Ibotta here!
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As you saw from my shopping cart, I bought a Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb Fresh Pork Loin Filet, Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet and a Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Fresh Pork Tenderloin. I also bought a bag of mini sweet peppers, Brussel sprouts, brown rice and a mango. I ended up using the Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb Fresh Pork Loin Filet for this recipe plus a few things I already had in my pantry.
- 1 - 1 1/2 lb Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Fresh Pork Tenderloin (diced)
- 1/4 c. Water
- 2 c. Cooked Brown Rice
- 1 lb Mini Sweet Peppers (sliced)
- 1 lb Brussel Sprouts (sliced)
- 1 Mango (diced)
- 1/4 c Soy Sauce
- 1/4 c Honey
- 1 tbs. Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3 Cloves Minced Garlic (optional)
- I dice the tenderloin into 1 inch to 1/2 inch cubes trying the keep them close the same size. Cubing the tenderloin will reduce the cooking time in the crockpot. I cook the meat in the crockpot on high with 1/4 cup of water for 3 hours.
- The Dressing
- I wisked together 1/4 c Soy Sauce, 1/4 c Honey, 1 tbs. Apple Cider Vinegar and 3 Cloves Minced Garlic until it thickened into a sauce. It will resemble to color and thickness of barbecue sauce.
- The Salad
- I combined the diced sweet peppers, mango and Brussel sprouts in a bowl and poured the dressing over the fresh vegetables. I tossed the salad until it was well coated. Refrigerate until the pork is done.
- Once the pork is done, I place a few spoons of cooked brown rice in the bowl, along with some salad and the cooked tenderloin.
Here are a few variation you can make with these recipe ingredients.
1- Instead of serving the salad cold, add it into the crock pot for 5 minutes at the end of the cooking time. This will warm the salad and make it more of a crock pot stir fry.
2. With any leftover pork and salad, add it into a soft taco for flavorful and fresh lunch.
If you love delicious meals that require low prep and not much time in the kitchen definitely try one of the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloins or Fillets. Smithfield Marinated is 100% fresh pork and has enough flavor varieties to help this mama get delicious, hassle-free meals on the table in no time.