What would you prepare with 1 lb. of ground pork?
This is good quality organic pork. I don't have any ground beef or other meats to combine with it, except bacon, and I don't have any dried beans (except white beans) to make chili.
I do have: organic yukon gold potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, onions, celery, & carrots, (I was intending to make Marcella Hazan's addicting braised carrots again). Also have cornmeal if that suggests something? And a kabocha squash. There's a can of chipotle chiles in the "pantry" (ok, cabinet). Also have some whole wheat linguini & pasta shells.
Any ideas how to make something delicious out of some of these ingredients? I have plenty of salad fixings to supplement.
Babette.... do you have any tomato paste in your pantry? If so... I would make Linguini with Pork-Chipotle meat sauce....
> Sautee the onions & diced bacon until lightly browned
> Add the ground pork & brown for a few minutes
> Blend tomatoe paste & chipotle with a tiny bit of water & add to the Pork & Onions along with sliced celery
> Cover & cook for about 20 minutes or so
> Prepare your linguini al dente
> Roast the potatoes & carrots in a 450 Degree oven for 15 minutes... brush with a little chipotle adobo with 5 minutes to go
Start your meal with a duet of sliced tomatoes (maybe a little salt)... paired with your roasted chipotle vegetables.... then have the pasta as a 2nd course.
rice or kasha, depending on what slant I'm going for.
Kasha or bulgur is more of a polish/ukranian bent, to which I also add some sauteed onions, maybe some chopped mushrooms, and some carrot, then I roll and bake in a pork and tomato gravy.
if I'm going more italian, I do rice, peppers, garlic and parmesan, then bake in tomato basil sauce.