Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bargain recipe of the week- Pork with tomato and pepper sauce

Bargain Meal of the Week
Pork loin is on sale at Meijers this week. This recipe calls for it to be cut into think strips. I would suggest you freeze it just a little bit and cut the strips while its almost thawed but not quite. This makes cutting any meat so much easier!! Happy Eating!

I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand.

Pork Tenderloin with Tomato and Pepper Sauce

2 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 (1 1/2 pound) lean pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips (On sale $1.79 a lb) $2.68
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles .99
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced green bell pepper (On sale $1.29 a lb) .86
1 onion, diced (On sale .59 a lb) .40

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir garlic into sizzling hot butter, and then arrange as many sliced pork tenderloin strips as you can fit into the pan. Cook, turning occasionally, until browned on both sides. Remove from pan; set aside. Repeat with any remaining pork tenderloin strips.

Return all pork tenderloin strips to pan. Stir in tomatoes and season with basil, salt, and pepper. Cook until mixture comes to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and cover.

Meanwhile, heat water in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook peppers and onion in boiling-hot water until vegetables are tender-crisp. Stir into pork tenderloin and tomatoes. Continue cooking until pork tenderloin strips are no longer pink, about 50 to 60 minutes.

Total cost of this meal: $4.93

Add Salad ( Dole on sale .98) Total cost of Meal: $5.65

Add salad and veggie (Freshlike on sale 5 for $5) Total cost of Meal: $6.65

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