Sunday, February 2

Spiced Pork and Butternut Squash

This is a really great recipe from Mark's Daily Apple that I've modified only slightly for Whole30 approval. It's become one of Brian and I's go to dishes as it's easy to make and tastes delicious! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2-3 pork chops cut into 1 inch cubes
1 large butternut squash
1/2 tbs cumin
1 c chicken or bone broth
1/4 c coconut milk
6 tbs olive oil or coconut oil
1 tbs Ghee or grass-fed butter
1 tbs sage
tsp oregano

1. Pre-heat oven to 375.
2. Mix allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, sea salt and black pepper together in a medium sized bowl and add the cubed pork chops to coat them with the spice. Set aside.
3. Peel and chop the butternut squash into 1 in. cubes. Then, spread the pieces in a large rimmed baking pan and coat with half (3 tbs) of the olive oil or coconut oil, 1/2 tbs cumin and a little salt. 
4. Roast in the oven for 45 min. stirring once or twice until the pieces are browned. Depending on the size of the butternut squash you're using you may need to cook longer than 45 min. 
5. While the squash is roasting, heat the remaining 3 tbs of oil on high-medium heat in a pot on the stove. Once the oil has warmed for a min. or so add the pork. 
6. Cook the pork for 5 min. without stirring so it browns, then stir and cook for another 3 min.
7. Add the broth and bring to a boil. If the broth does not cover the meat, add a little water until it does. Turn the heat to low and cover the pot. Let simmer for 30-40 min., stirring occasionally. 
8. After 30 min. or so, remove the lid and add the coconut milk to the pork mixture. Raise the temp to high heat until the liquid boils and then let simmer for 5 min. 
9. The squash should be done by now, so transfer it to a serving dish and then pour the pork mixture over the squash. 
10. Melt the butter or Ghee in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the sage and fry for 3-4 min until slightly crispy and the butter is browned. Drizzle over the pork and squash.
11. Enjoy!

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