This post is sponsored by Dei Fratelli. All opinions are my own.
Until field hockey season is over we are in over drive at the Balch house. You see my daughter is determined to keep up with her fencing too, which means 2 nights a week and Saturday on top of her field hockey practice and game schedule. My son has been busy with both fencing and Boy Scouts and my husband has been traveling... lets just say I have I lot less time to spend in the kitchen because I am driving so much.
Dei Fratelli, a preferred tomato brand sold throughout the United States, announces its Seventh Annual Ripened Recipe Contest as a way to celebrate National Tomato Month. This national cooking competition will take place from October 1 through November 15. Home chefs are encouraged to create an original recipe using at least one Dei Fratelli tomato product, including the Dei Fratelli Truly™ Tomatoes that launched last year. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 VISA gift card, free Dei Fratelli products for a year, their recipe shared on the Dei Fratelli website, E-newsletter and social media pages, along with a YouTube video showcasing how to make the recipe for viewers.
Easy Crockpot Mexican Pork Stew
by Diane Balch
preparation: 10 minutes Serves: 4 - 6
3 pounds of pork loin cut into 2 inch cubes
1 16 ounce jar of Dei Fratelli Black Bean n Corn Salsa
1 14.5 ounce can of Dei Fratelli Chopped Mexican Tomatoes and Jalapeños
1 large onion chopped
2 tablespoons of corn starch
salt and pepper
garnish: Fresh cilantro and sour cream
1) In a medium size bow mix together the salsa and tomatoes. Slowing whisk in the corn starch and a teaspoon of salt and pepper.
2) Chop onion and put it into the crockpot with the pork. Pour sauce over the pork and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
Serve over rice or with corn tortillas.
Garnish with cilantro and sour cream.
Weekly Menu Plan:
Sunday: Shrimp Stir Fry with Brown Jasmine Rice
Meatless Monday: Black Beans, Corn mixed with with Salsa topped with Melted Cheddar Cheese
Tuesday: Thanksgiving Dinner Hash
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Chicken with Tarragon & Leeks
Thursday: Sicilian Tuna Pasta with a Green Salad
Friday: Apple Bacon Risotto