pork larb

pork larb-1

It’s kinda those Chicken Wraps only different. This dish is surprisingly filling.

Tips:
1. You can use ground chicken or beef if you don’t like pork.
2. If you find fish sauce to be too fishy, try squid sauce.
3. You can substitute corn starch for the rice flour if you don’t find any or even if you just don’t want to spend the money.
4. This is also good with just plain steamed rice.

Fills up to 6 lettuce wraps

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb ground pork
1 shallot, sliced
1 sprig lemongrass, diced (hard part only)
3 scallions diced
4 Tbsp fresh lime juice
3 Tbsp fish sauce
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp rice flour
6 Romaine lettuce stalks, cut most of the stem

Heat oil in a skillet. Add pork once oil is hot. Brown for 7 minutes and stir occasionally to separate large clumps of pork. Remove from heat and let pork cool. In a large bowl, combine shallot, lemongrass, scallions, lime juice, fish sauce and cilantro. Once they are combined, whisk in flour. Stir into cooked pork. Finish by serving into lettuce stalks.

Enjoy!

slow cooked italian sausage

sausage slow cooked in tomato sauce and bell peppers

sausage slow cooked in tomato sauce and bell peppers

Very flavorful, easy and filling.

Tips:

  1. Don’t use pre-cooked/smoked sausage

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 italian sausages
  • 1 28-oz tomato sauce or your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 2 bell peppers, diced

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Slow cook for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.  Serve.

Enjoy!!!

slow cooker beer sausages

slow cooked sausages in beer and onion.

slow cooked sausages in beer and onions

Recipe adapted from: Cook’s Country magazine, August-September 2012

Rich and robust flavor without having to fire up the grill.

Tips:

  1. I like using an ale when slow cooking with beer. My favorite is Yuengling
  2. If you want a little kick with the sausage, use spicy Italian sausages

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet onions, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsps packed light brown sugar
  • 10 mild Italian sausage
  • 2 12-oz beer
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 10 hoagie rolls
  • sauerkraut

Directions:

  1. In a large microwaveable bowl, combine onions, soy sauce and brown sugar. Cover and cook in microwave for 5 minutes. Toss then transfer to slow cooker. Place sausages on top.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together beer, mustard, caraway and fennel. Pour on sausage. Cook on low for 6-7 hours. When cooked, remove sausage and arrange on a platter. With a slotted spoon, remove onions from slow cooker and arrange around sausages as a garnish. Create sandwiches with hoagie rolls and top sausage with onions and sauerkraut, if desired.

Enjoy!

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