A casual weekend dinner for family calls for a meal that’s simple, substantial, easy on the cook, and delicious.
Salsa Verde Pork and Pasta Stew is ready in under an hour since it’s made with lean, tender pork tenderloin which doesn’t require long simmering. Simply toss pieces of pork with olive oil and smoky chipotle chili powder, then brown. Chopped onion and prepared salsa verde make the speedy sauce; add black beans if you like.
Serving the stew over rotini pasta is a perfect pairing; the savory sauce clings to the pasta spirals, ensuring that every bite is flavor-filled. By using Dreamfields pasta, there are some added nutrition benefits. Made from durum wheat semolina, Dreamfields provides the same taste and texture as traditional pasta, but you get twice the fiber of traditional pasta, plus fewer digestible carbohydrates (only five grams) per serving. This makes it ideal for everyone in the family, especially those who have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Each serving of this stew with pasta has seven grams of dietary fiber and only 13 grams of digestible carbohydrates (compared to 53 grams if traditional pasta was used). By using a lean meat and minimal added fat, there are only seven grams of total fat per serving. It’s a win-win combination.