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Pork and Polenta with Chunky Tomato Sauce

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Pork and Polenta with Chunky Tomato Sauce
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 7 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6
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Enjoy this slow-cooked pork and polenta recipe served with tomato sauce – a delightful dinner.
Updated Dec 14, 2010

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

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Serve with butter and herb mashed potatoes made according to package directions instead of polenta.
  • tip 2
    Substitute 1 to 1 1/2 cups store-bought shredded carrots for the chopped carrots.
  • tip 3
    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.

Nutrition Information

1260 Calories, 60g Total Fat, 64g Protein, 116g Total Carbohydrate, 17g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1260
Calories from Fat
540
Total Fat
60g
92%
Saturated Fat
21g
104%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
215mg
72%
Sodium
2150mg
89%
Potassium
1270mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
116g
39%
Dietary Fiber
8g
33%
Sugars
17g
Protein
64g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
50%
50%
Iron
220%
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 Choice
8
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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