I’m a meal planner! Big Time Meal planner and I plan out everything. I do this so I can find coupons and save money while I’m doing the grocery shopping and there is nothing worse than getting to the grocery store without my list. I know I still need to find something for dinner and hate thinking about it at the store. I’m hungry everything looks good and I get easily distracted. For Example, I’m in the store thinking about these Hormel Pork Tenderloin BBQ Cheese Quesadillas that I made …mmmmm How can I possible concentrate on something new?
If you’re just like me I have a solution. Pick the type of Hormel meat that’s on sale, and use the EZ Cook application to help you come up with what you need to make dinner. When you get to the website, using your smart phone then type in the EZ Cook Code. Then a recipe will come up telling you what all you need to purchase to make your meal. That is, you have to remember what you do have left at home.
The EZ Cook program is quite new so if you find that you have some meat without the EZ Cook codes then just use the drop down menu.
We are always using the Hormel Always Tender Pork Tenderloin and I could not find it in the drop down box. I then went to find a recipe for a similar product and there were no recipes for it. In fact, I had a hard time finding a recipe for pork tenderloin period so this is what I suggest. I find that Beef and Chicken are interchangeable in certain recipes as long as you are using the same cut of meat. So use the recipe for Classic Roasted Beef Tenderloin, but call it Classic Roasted Pork Tenderloin!
Or hopefully you don’t have as picky of a DH at home as I do and you can try different types of meat than I can. I’m pretty limited with my meat cooking options. But I’m really good at modifying recipes. Try this!
1 package Sutton & Dodge® Beef Tenderloin (switch to pork)
1 tablespoon Carapelli Mild Olive Oil
2 teaspoons coarsely cracked pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups dry red wine
2 cups water, divided
1 tablespoon Herb-Ox® Beef Instant Powder (use chicken bouillon)
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons butter
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Coat large roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray. If you are using beef you will want to trim the meat. The Pork I use doesn’t need to be trimmed. Rub the meat with oil, 2 teaspoons pepper and the salt. Place tenderloin in roasting pan; tuck thinner end (tail) underneath to make it more even in thickness. Roast for an hour or until your meat thermometer says that the pork has reached the proper temperature. Place roasting pan on stovetop. Pour wine and 1 3/4 cups water into pan. Stir in bouillon and 1 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring and scraping browned bits from bottom of pan. Boil, stirring frequently, 10 minutes or until reduced by half. In small bowl, stir together remaining 1/4 cup water and the cornstarch; whisk into wine mixture. Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute, whisking constantly. Whisk in butter until melted. Slice beef tenderloin; serve with wine sauce.
Oh and don’t forget to look for coupons for Hormel in your newspaper inserts and print your Hormel coupons before you go to the store! I try to buy meat when it is buy one get one free and use coupons for each one saving lots of money!
Save $1.00 on any three (3) HORMEL® COMPLEATS® microwave meals. Any variety.
Save 50¢ on one (1) HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Deli Sandwich Meat. Any variety.
Save $.55 on any two (2) HORMEL® Pepperoni products. Any variety
I received a $100 stipend and product coupons from Hormel Foods to cover the cost of my groceries for my EZ Cook inspired meal. I am also entered to win a $500 gift card for writing this post.