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.
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 Ragú with Penne Rigate in Skinny Instant Pot
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).