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Italian Style Organic Ground Pork Recipe

8/21/2013 *Sara-Marie* 0 Comments

I love it when I accidentally create a new nutritious and delicious dish. Seriously, I just hoovered this meal down because I couldn't wait to share with you all how delicious it was.

During my trip to Wegmans this week, I got really excited when I found some organic ground pork for sale. I grabbed a pound and my mind started churning on what I could do with it.

Fast forward to this afternoon.

After spending some time organizing some of the wonderful gifts we received during our first baby shower, I got hungry. Like REALLY hungry. Like stuff-the-first-thing-I-see-in-my-mouth-as-soon-as-possible-hungry.

So without even thinking, I heated up a skillet and grabbed the pound of ground pork. I already had some peppers and onions sliced in the fridge so my mind quickly thought about Italian sausage and peppers. Hmmm, how do I make this pork taste like Italian sausage?

This is when I just started throwing stuff together and hoping it worked out well.

I added some extra virgin olive oil to my hot pan, added the ground pork and started seasoning with the following: salt, pepper, ground oregano, fennel seeds, freshly ground nutmeg, freshly chopped garlic cloves, and a handful of fresh Italian parsley.

After the pork was cooked through, I added my peppers and onions and covered the pan until the veggies were tender. I then dumped some of my concoction over some fresh organic spinach and started munching away. WOW. It was good. Like REALLY good.

You should try it and let me know what you think!

Again, this recipe is a little rough since I really just eyeballed everything, but here's my attempt at making it easy for someone to recreate.

Italian Style Organic Ground Pork Recipe
Recipe Ingredients:
  • 1 lb of organic ground pork
  • Extra virgin olive oil, enough to coat a medium sized pan
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • handful of fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • ground oregano, to taste
  • whole fennel seeds, to taste
  • freshly ground nutmeg, to taste
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • some sliced bell peppers
Recipe Directions:
  1. Heat a medium sized pan over medium heat.
  2. Once the pan is hot, add enough extra virgin olive oil to coat the pan.
  3. Add the ground pork, breaking up with a spatula.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, ground oregano, whole fennel seeds, and ground nutmeg. 
  5. Add the chopped garlic and Italian parsley. Stir.
  6. Cover and let cook until the ground pork is no longer pink. (I checked every couple minutes, stirred, and recovered.)
  7. Once the ground pork is cooked through, add the onions and peppers and cover again for about 5-7 minutes, or until the veggies are tender.
  8. Serve over spinach, or any other way you'd like to enjoy this yummy ground pork!


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