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Category: Pork

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

You really can’t go wrong with Brussels sprouts and bacon. Roasted together, this is a vegetable side dish fit for a holiday feast or even a simple weeknight meal. What makes this particular version extra tasty is a splash of Primal Kitchen® Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Tangy and sweet, Primal Kitchen Balsamic Vinaigrette isn’t just for greens. It’s a perfect marinade for vegetables, too. Made with avocado oil, this vinaigrette is a flavorful and healthy option for high-heat roasting and grilling and coats your veggies with monounsaturated, heart-healthy fats and antioxidants.

You’ll love Primal Kitchen Balsamic Vinaigrette with Brussels sprouts, but try it with any of your favorite roasted veggies. It’s an easy way to add special flavor and more nutrients to almost any type of roasted vegetable.

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Curried Pork Frittata

This curried pork frittata is a high-protein and high-fat meal that’s perfect for brunch or dinner. It’s a frittata, basically, with added flavor from coconut milk (or whole cream), ground pork, curry powder, and fresh arugula. The texture is light and airy and the flavor is rich and buttery.

An egg is a superfood that makes it easy to eat healthily. Eggs are widely available, easy to cook, and can provide a quick and simple meal any time of day. Inside that shell is healthy fat, protein, vitamins and minerals. What is there not to love?

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Bacon Guacamole with Cheddar Chips

Guacamole is an easy sell. Put a bowl out at a party, and immediately the entire group is hovering over the bowl ready to dip in. So, imagine what might happen when a bowl of bacon guacamole is served. Stand back—this is a flavorful, high-fat snack that people are going to run towards.

Basic guacamole doesn’t really need a recipe. In essence, it’s just avocados, lime and salt. However, if your usual go-to has tasted a little ho-hum lately, this recipe will guide you back to an amazing bowl of guacamole. Ripe avocados are mashed with shallot, garlic, cilantro, lots of lime, and yes, bacon. Bacon is the perfect salty, crunchy topper for guacamole.

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Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Thanks to everyone’s new best friend, the Instant Pot, this BBQ pulled pork is on the table in two hours, with very little work from you. The BBQ sauce just might be the BBQ sauce you’ve always been searching for. It’s tangy, spicy, slightly sweet, and takes about 5 minutes to make. It’s easy to imagine brushing this sauce over brisket and grilled chicken, not just pulled pork.

The recipe for the BBQ sauce starts with blackstrap molasses for its depth of flavor and thick, syrupy consistency. Only a tablespoon, so the flavor of molasses doesn’t overwhelm the sauce, but you still get a nice dose of magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese. This BBQ sauce is yet another delicious way to work blackstrap molasses into your diet.

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Thai Larb

Larb can be a delicious low-carb choice from the menu of a Thai restaurant. It can also be a quick and easy meal to make at home. In this Primal larb recipe, fish sauce brings salty umami flavor and slightly sweet coconut aminos stand in for sugar. A squeeze of lime, a chopped hot chile (or dash of Sriracha sauce), and loads of fresh herbs make this “meat salad” an addictive meal.

Lucikly, larb addiction is nothing to worry about. High in protein from the ground meat and high in antioxidants from the herbs and hot chile, larb has plenty going for it. Spoon the meat into lettuce leaves, or just throw it into a bowl with baby greens. Either way, it’s a quick, easy, hugely flavorful meal.

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Rosemary and Garlic Pork Loin in Caul Fat

Pork tenderloin cooks quickly and can be an easy weeknight meal, but the fear of ending up with a dry and flavorless dinner is real. Pork tenderloin is a lean cut, and the lack of fat makes it an unforgiving cut of meat. But when pork tenderloin is cooked right, it’s a succulent, mouthwatering meal that can be on the table in no time.

This recipe takes a three-pronged approach to cooking perfect pork tenderloin. One, rub it down with a flavorful marinade. Two, wrap it in fat. Three, sear it in the same hot skillet that it roasts in.

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