Pork and Polenta with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Enjoy this slow-cooked pork and polenta recipe served with tomato sauce – a delightful dinner.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 7 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

3
to 4 lb country-style pork loin ribs
1/2
cup chopped onion
2
medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
1
jar (1 lb 10 oz) tomato pasta sauce
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
package (24 oz) cooked polenta

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Set oven control to broil. Place pork ribs on broiler pan. Broil with top about 6 inches from heat 12 to 14 minutes, turning once, until lightly browned.
  • 2 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, place onion, carrots and celery. Place pork on vegetables. Pour pasta sauce over pork; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 4 About 15 minutes before serving, make polenta as directed on package. Place polenta on individual serving plates; serve with pork and sauce.
  • 1 Set oven control to broil. Place pork ribs on broiler pan. Broil with top about 6 inches from heat 12 to 14 minutes, turning once, until lightly browned.
  • 2 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, place onion, carrots and celery. Place pork on vegetables. Pour pasta sauce over pork; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 4 About 15 minutes before serving, make polenta as directed on package. Place polenta on individual serving plates; serve with pork and sauce.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Serve with butter and herb mashed potatoes made according to package directions instead of polenta.

Substitute 1 to 1 1/2 cups store-bought shredded carrots for the chopped carrots.

Polenta is cornmeal mush and is a favorite in Italy. Look for prepared polenta in tubes in the produce or packaged foods section of larger grocery stores. Simply slice it, and cook the slices quickly in a skillet in melted butter until golden brown.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1260
(
Calories from Fat
540),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
60g
60%
(Saturated Fat
21g,
21%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
215mg
215%;
Sodium
2150mg
2150%;
Total Carbohydrate
116g
116%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
64g
64%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
50%;
Iron
220%;
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 4 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
8
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.