Monday, May 5, 2014

Recipe For Using Leftovers On Purpose: Fresh Pork

I love being able to cook once and serve a second meal from the leftovers made on purpose. Not only are the melded flavors so appetizing, it saves time and money. The first meal below is a main-meat meal of country ribs with side vegetables. The second is a hearty soup rich with meat and vegetables in a savory broth. Enjoy!


6 Fresh Country Pork Ribs (lots of meat)
Potatoes, peeled and cubed
Baby Carrots, washed
Cabbage, sliced from wedges
Season as desired with Seasoned salt & pepper

Foil and bake 1 1/2 hrs. at 350 degrees. Can separate meat from vegetables to serve. Reserve broth for next meal.

Next Meal:

Chop leftover meat
Cut up vegetables smaller if desired
Add to reserved broth (add water if too salty or add chicken broth if not enough liquid)
Bring to a boil
Add one bay leaf, 1 tsp. ground rosemary, and 1 tsp. ground thyme
I also added some leftover beans and some fresh spinach leaves which were needing to be used.

Bring to boil and simmer for at least 1/2 hour. Best if refrigerated for next day. Good with cornbread and sweet tea. ;)