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Delicious Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less

Variety certainly is the spice of life, but after a long day, it's easy to get stuck in a mealtime rut and turn to the same dishes each week. With fast-paced lifestyles, many families are left with little time to come up with new, creative meals.

However, with freshly seasoned ingredients like Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, a delicious, healthy, and hassle-free meal can be made in 30 minutes or less. These 100 percent fresh pork products are slow-marinated in delicious seasonings like Roasted Garlic and Herb Applewood Smoked Bacon, and can be grilled, roasted, sauteed, or slow-cooked for a fast mealtime solution any night of the week.

Taken an extra step to simplify dinner with an easy slow-cooker recipe such as this Cheesy Pork and Enchilada Stew, or try Pork Chops Smothered in Onions and Mushrooms for a quick, savory supper. With effortless recipes like these, you'll always have an answer to the age-old question, "what's for dinner?"

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Cheesy Pork Enchilada Stew

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 4-5 hours

Servings: 8

1 package Smithfield Boneless Pork Shoulder Seasoned Carnitas

1/2 cup corn flour

Hot sauce

2 (10-ounce) cans red enchilada sauce

1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies

1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies

1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic

Fresh cilantro

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup no-salt-added chicken stock

1/2 large red onion, diced

Sour cream

4 ounces cream cheese

2 (8-ounce) cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Place carnitas in 5-quart slow cooker. Add corn flour and toss to coat meat. Add all remaining ingredients, except for cream cheese and shredded cheddar.

Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours (low 7-9 hours). Break meat apart with spoon. Add cheeses and stir until melted.

Tip: Leftover stew can be made into dip. Heat 6 cups stew; add 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese and 4 ounces cream cheese; stir until melted. Serve with tortilla chips.

Pork Chops Smothered in Onions and Mushrooms

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Servings: 5

6 slices Smithfield Hickory Smoked Bacon, cut into 1-inch slices

1 Smithfield Garlic and Herb Marinated Fresh Pork Sirloin, cut into five 1-inch chops

2 tablespoons butter

1 large sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 cup no-salt-added chicken stock

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon minced garlic

In large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until browned and crisp. Carefully remove bacon and drain on paper towels.

Brown pork chops in bacon grease over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes per side; remove chops from skillet. Then, add butter to bacon grease in skillet; saute onions, mushrooms, salt, and pepper until onions have browned and are tender. Stir in stock, vinegar, and garlic. Cook and stir until reduced by half.

Add browned chops and cooked bacon to skillet. Cover and simmer until internal temperature of meat reached 150 degrees F, turning once, about 10 minutes.

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