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Is there anything better than walking in the door and smelling a delicious aroma that tells you dinner is done? It’s how my husband and kids feel almost every day. It’s actually pretty cute how excited they are to find out what’s for dinner. But for most moms, that rarely happens since we’re the ones usually in charge of dinner.
For most of us, getting a home-cooked meal on the table every night is a struggle. It helps to have an arsenal of quick and easy recipes, but it’s even better when you can just pick something up from the store and feel good about serving it to your family.
I often just meander up and down the aisles at Publix. I get inspired by looking at different foods, and Publix has an unbeatable selection and prices. Honestly, it thoroughly relaxes me to grocery shop. I usually stop and get a coffee, head to Publix, and happily mosey up and down the aisles.
So as I was moseying around Publix last week, I noticed the Tyson® Ready for Slow Cooker Meal Kits near the “Ready to Cook” section of the fresh meat case. Since I’m always on the lookout for one-stop dinner solutions, I finally decided to try them out!
You can choose from beef, pork or beef stew, and all three come complete with everything you need for a delicious, hassle-free meal! That said, you can totally customize these to your tastes. You could add additional vegetables, use stock instead of water, or add spice it up different seasonings.
I decided on the pork simply because it’s what looked good to me that day, and my family loves pork. You can cook these in the slow cooker and have dinner done when you come home, or you have the option of preparing them in the oven. I just happened to be home today, so I decided on the oven method. It was so easy to put together, and I was able to get other things done while it cooked!
Start by spraying a 9×13″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the dish. Remove the pork loin from the package and place it in the pan. I like to put it in the middle and arrange to veggies around it.
Remove the potatoes, carrots, and celery from the package and nestle them all around the pork. Cut the onion into thick slices and tuck them in as well.
Open the seasoning packet and mix it with an additional one cup of water. Mix it well to dissolve the seasonings. Pour the mixture over the pork loin.
Cover tightly with aluminum foil and roast on 350°F for 3 – 4 hours or until the internal temperature is 160°F.
This is optional, but if you want some nice color on top of the pork, you can turn the oven up to broil for the last 2 – 3 minutes. I rotate the baking dish and baste the top of the pork with the pan juices every 30 seconds. This ensures even browning and helps the top not dry out.
When the pork is done, remove it from the oven, uncover it, and let it rest for about 10 minutes. I like the juices to be more like an au jus but if want to thicken them up, just mix a little cornstarch with water and stir it into the pan in the last 30 minutes of cooking.
And since I like to make things looks pretty, I almost always garnish with fresh herbs or finely chopped chives which is what I used tonight!
Doesn’t that just look amazing?! It was! The pork was juicy and savory, and the juice had so much flavor. We really love vegetables in my house, so I was pleasantly surprised with the amount in this. I didn’t have to fight my husband over the carrots 😉
Check out all the Tyson® Meal Kits:
Tyson® Ready for Skillet Kits:
- Beef and Cheddar Melt
- Beef Marinara Penne
- Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
- 3 Cheese Chicken Carbonara
- Beef Skillet Lasagna
- Home-style Beef Stroganoff
Tyson® Ready for Slow Cooker Kits:
- Beef Roast Kit
- Pork Roast Kit
- Beef Stew Kit
Tyson® Ready for Wok Kits:
- Savory Five Spice Beef
- Teriyaki Citrus Pork
- Sweet & Tangy Sesame Chicken
Which Tyson® Meal Kit would you want to try?
I’d love to hear your ideas for giving your favorite recipes a twist! Comment on this post or share on our Facebook page.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson® . The opinions and text are all mine.