Any way since canned tomatoes are the secret ingredient for Ott, A's March Iron Chef Challenge, I decided now was the time I needed to conquer canned tomatoes.
So thanks to the super cool package of tomato goodies I received from Red Gold (Thank You Red Gold), I had a brand new cookbook of canned tomato recipes to choose from or should I say for The Farmer to choose from for this challenge.
That's right, I let The Farmer choose the recipe I would use for this challenge. Needless to say, he found a recipe that included pork and was a winner for this pig pen.
Savory Pork and Pasta
1 1/2 cups fusilli, penne, or other small pasta
1 pound ground pork
1 onion, chopped
1 t. basil
1/2 t. pepper
1 (14.5 ounce) can of Stewed Tomatoes
1 (8 ounce) can of Tomato Sauce
1 zucchini or yellow squash, chopped
Cook the pasta using package direction; drain. Cover to keep warm.
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground pork and onion.
Cook until the ground pork is brown and crumbly, stirring frequently; drain.
Stir in the basil, salt, and pepper. Add the undrained stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce and mix well. (Unfortunately, I could not find Red Gold product for my recipe so I had to use competitor products.)
Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the pasta and zucchini and mix well. Cook for 2 to 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
And dinner is ready...
And thankfully that goodie package from Red Gold kept Little Sissy busy while I cooked.