Pressure Cooker Spicy Pork and Squash

Pressure Cooker Spicy Pork and Squash Ragu


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen cooked winter squash, thawed
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked pasta
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese, optional


  • Combine the first six ingredients in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Sprinkle ribs with salt, garlic powder and pepper; place in pressure cooker. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 15 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove cover; stir to break pork into smaller pieces. Serve with pasta. If desired, top with Parmesan cheese.

  • Freeze option: Freeze cooled sauce in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts

1 cup ragu: 196 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch. Originally published as Pork and Spicy Butternut Squash RagΓΊ with Penne Rigate in Skinny Instant Pot

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Apple Walnut Stuffed Pork Roast

Photo of Apple Walnut Stuffed Pork Roast by Chris Hatin

5 tablespoons butter
1 apple – peeled, cored, and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cups water
5 cups coarse dry breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Spice Islands Ground Ginger 1.9 Oz

Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1 (3 pound) boneless rolled pork loin roast
Pork Loin Boneless Whole Pork Tenderloin 1 Lb



Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the apple, onion, celery, and walnuts, and cook 5 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Mix in the applesauce, water, and breadcrumbs. Cook and stir until the breadcrumbs have absorbed the liquid. Season with cinnamon, kosher salt, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger.
Unroll the pork roast, and place in a baking dish. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the stuffing mixture over the roast. Arrange any excess stuffing around the roast. Roll the roast so that the fatty side is on top, and tie with kitchen twine.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).



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Pork Picadillo Lettuce Wraps /Recipe Share

Pork Picadillo Lettuce Wraps



  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 24 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • Mix garlic and seasonings; rub over pork. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add onion, apple, sweet pepper and tomatoes. Cook, covered, on low 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove pork; cool slightly. Shred meat into bite-size pieces; return to slow cooker. Stir in raisins and olives; heat through. Serve in lettuce leaves; sprinkle with almonds.
Nutrition Facts

1 filled lettuce cup: 75 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

Originally published as Porky Picadillo Lettuce Wraps in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes 2015

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