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Apple Cider Glazed Hatfield® Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Medallions

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Apple Cider Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Medallions. Sounds amazing, right? This dish is absolutely tasty and you will love how easy it is to make too. With the holidays finally upon us; that means plenty of cooking, eating and having a good old merry time with friends and family. If you are one of those people inviting people over for dinner this holiday; you probably want to make a meal that is very easy but still delicious and impressive. This Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Medallion recipe is a winner.

Apple Cider Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Medallions

Why I choose Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork®

I am very picky when it comes to pork and Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork® is the one brand that always get’s it right. Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork® is the best tasting, highest quality pork that you can find out there, and this is coming from a pork snob.

I love the Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork® Uncured Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Medallions for this recipe. They come perfectly portioned and are highly marbled for maximum flavor. An authentic brining and larding technique is used which results in a flavorful, tender and steakhouse-quality meat. I find it almost impossible to overcook these medallions. With Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork®, you can be confident that every cut is Tasty. Tender. Every Time.™

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The Recipe:

These Apple Cider Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Medallions only need 6 ingredients which is great. Nobody ever believes I made this dish in less than 40 minutes. What I love about the recipe is that you can serve it for a fancy holiday gathering or even a quick and simple weeknight meal. It’s like an outfit that you can dress up or down.

Other Ingredients include Apple Cider, Apple Cider Vinegar, Dijon Mustard, Garlic and Rosemary which are all easy to find and most likely in your pantry. The Hatfield® Premium Reserve Pork® Uncured Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Medallions can be found at your local Stop & Shop grocery store in the Meat and Seafood department. You will find them with the marinated meats right by the butchers counter.

Useful Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Medallions Recipe Tips:
  • You can substitute apple juice or applesauce for the apple cider. Both work out just as well.
  • Use dried rosemary as a last option. Fresh rosemary is essential for this recipe and gives the best flavor. As we can all agree, fresh is always better.
  • Although it may seem like the sauce is taking a while to reduce; don’t move away from the pan for too long as you don’t want to take the chance of burning your glaze. Trust me, this is coming from experience.
  • I like my bacon soft but if you like yours crispy, I suggest preheating oven to 375ºF and cooking the medallions for a few more minutes to your desired crispiness.
  • The blue heat-resistant pin used to keep the bacon around the medallion can be left in during cooking.

The meat was juicy, very tender and the glaze went well with the garlic and herb mashed potatoes I served it with. Sautéed spinach and soft grilled apples were perfect accompaniments to the dish. Even the hubs was very impressed and went on about how I did not spend hours in the kitchen.


Print Recipe
Apple Cider Glazed Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 4 Hatfield® Premium Reserve® Uncured Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Medallions
  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups Apple Cider
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Finely chopped rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 4 Hatfield® Premium Reserve® Uncured Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin Medallions
  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups Apple Cider
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Finely chopped rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Pat the 4 bacon wrapped medallions dry with a paper towel and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a heavy skillet preferably cast iron over medium-high heat. Cook medallions in the oil and butter mixture until browned on both sides about 5-6 minutes per side. Aim for at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C) on a instant read meat thermomerter. Remove pan from the heat and transfer meat to a plate.
  3. In the same skillet, add minced garlic and cook for about 20 seconds. Add the Apple Cider Vinegar and loosen browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the Apple Cider, Dijon mustard and bring mixture to boil. Cook until mixture is a thick, syrupy glaze. Stir in rosemary, red pepper flakes; season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  4. Return meat to the pan and cook 1 minute per side. Drizzle glaze over pork chops when serving.

Quick Meal Solutions: Tai Pei Single Serve Entrees

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Quick Meal Solutions with Tai Pei

Looking at the delicious plates above, would you ever think they were made in the microwave? My Fiance did not believe it when he came home one day and I served him a beef and broccoli rice dinner from the Tai Pei single serve entree range. I had to show him the container to convince him it was not homemade. I usually like to cook but I was having one those nights when I came from work completely drained with no energy to cook. Since we love Asian food, Tai Pei single serve entrees have become our go-to for quick tasty meals on days were cooking is not an option.

Tai Pei has 15 different flavor varieties for their single serve entrees including General Tso’s spicy chicken, Teriyaki chicken, Pepper beef and more fried rice options. Each is made with flavor-infused rice. It was so hard to choose from the selection but I opted for chicken fried rice for myself and Beef and Broccoli for the Fiance. Quick Meal Solutions with Tai Pei

Cooking Tai Pei entrees is as simple as placing the package in the microwave for the specified time on the packaging then letting it stand for a minute and voila! The entrees come in convenient packaging that you can eat directly from after cooking. They make a great work lunch and are affordable. You’ll save money carrying one of many options from the Tai Pei Entree range for lunch as opposed to eating out. I get a lot of satisfaction knowing I am eating really good tasting food away from home.

Unlike most of the frozen food entrees I have tried, Tai Pei is a winner because of the amazing flavors in their frozen meals. I absolutely love that all their entrees are made with real ingredients; you’ll not find any harmful ingredients in a Tai Pei Entree.

Quick Meal Solutions with Tai Pei

Where to find Tai Pei Entrees and Sweepstakes!

Tai Pei Entrees can be found in the frozen food section of your local grocery store, You can use the store locator to find where Tai Pei single serve is available near you including the frozen fried rice.

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Delicious Rice bowl dinners

Who doesn’t love delicious rice bowl dinners, I know I do. Rice and quinoa bowls are all the rage these days and understandably because they are very simple to make and packed with nutrients. Tender spicy chicken, sweetcorn, peas, avocado, shredded carrots are all having a party in this first rice bowl.

Delicious Rice Bowl Dinners

Curried chickpeas, sautéed bokchoy, cucumber salad avocado and coconut rice make this bowl the ultimate vegetarian rice bowl. The curried chickpeas are the star of this bowl and the cool cucumber salad balances out the spiciness of the chickpeas. Check out my simple and tasty curried chickpeas recipe below.

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Why we love chickpeas

Chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans are perfect for meatless meals due to their high protein content. There also great compared to other legumes because they keep their shape and don’t get mushy after long periods of cooking. Last but not least chickpeas are very versatile, they can be used in stews, salads, curries, hummus, delicious rice bowl dinners and lots more. Here are some reasons why chickpeas are good for you.

  1. Chickpeas contain a good amount of protein with about 15 grams a cup.
  2. They are a good source of fibre which helps maintain a healthy colon.
  3. Chickpeas contain vitamins and minerals all which are necessary in keeping a healthy body. They are especially high in folate and manganese.
  4. If you are a vegetarian chickpeas are a good source of iron for non meat eaters.

If you need more meal ideas be sure to check out more of our delicious dinners here. Let me know if you try the curried chickpeas recipe, you can shoot me direct message or tag me on Instagram. I am always looking forward to hearing from you.

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Print Recipe
Curried Chickpeas recipe
Curried Chickpea recipe
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 can organic chickpeas
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 can organic chickpeas
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
Curried Chickpea recipe
Instructions
  1. heat olive oil in a saucepan and cook curry for about 1 minute till fragrant. Add chickpeas to curry reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes and serve.

Zoodle recipes: 2 delicious ways to cook zoodles

I am so excited to share these 2 delicious zoodle recipes today. As you may have noticed I have been talking about zoodles a lot lately and this is because they are the best thing ever. I seriously can’t stop making them and my family is also in love with them. If you are not sure how to make zoodles you can check out my post on how to do it here .

2 awesome doodle recipes

noodles with lemon curry sauce

Zoodle Recipes: Zoodles with lemon curry sauce

Many people associate zoodles with summer dishes however zoodles can be made into hearty dishes perfect for cooler temperatures. These zoodles are served with a warm lemony curry sauce.

To make the curry sauce: sauté minced onion, garlic and curry powder in olive oil for about 2 minutes then add chicken broth, juice from half a lemon and simmer for 10 minutes. Add zoodles and fresh tomatoes, cook for 2 minutes and serve.

zoodle Recipes: Teriyaki Salmon and and zoodle

zoodle recipes

Zoodle Recipes: Teriyaki Salmon with lemon and herb zoodles

I cant even begin to tell you how many times I have made this recipe since I started making zoodles. This is a very light and fresh meal, perfect for low calorie diets and it is very nutritious.

Season salmon with teriyaki sauce and let sit for at least 15 minutes before cooking. Meanwhile make the zoodles and mix with lemon herb dressing. To make the dressing mix 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, juice from 1 small lemon, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 handful fresh parsley finely chopped, salt and pepper.

Want to make zoodles but don’t have the right equipment? You can shop for these right here and you are on your way yo happy zoodling! See my suggestions below:

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3 Delicious Dinners for the Busy Cook

I have heard so many people tell me that they tend to run out of ideas for dinner and end up making the same dishes every week. I used to be that person and I am sure some of you can relate. I know Planning dinner can be a pain in the neck so I am going to share 3 delicious dinners you can try for your next meal. You will be glad to know that one of them is a takeout meal but its Spoons and Stilettos style which means it’s not the typical fast food.

3 Delicious Dinners

3 Delicious Dinners
Herb Roasted Chicken with Chickpea mash and cucumber salad

1. Try roasting a whole chicken and serve it with a garlicky chickpea mash instead of potatoes or rice. For the chickpea mash all you need to do is puree’ 2 cans of organic chickpeas, with garlic, olive oil and a little lemon juice . A simple cucumber salad with cherry tomatoes , red onions, herbs,  feta with a vinaigrette is the perfect accompaniment to this meal.

3 Delicious Dinners
Lamb Gyro with Farro, shepherds salad and tabbouleh

2.  Don’t feel like cooking or don’t have the time, how about some Turkish food. Takeout does not have to be junk food so you can order a balanced meal that is packed with veggies and grains. What I love about this meal is that it looks and tastes like something I would have made at home. You can try other options like a sushi dinner, Korean, Thai, Italian. The important thing is to include vegetables and make sure that its a nutritious meal.

Oven baked fries with roast chicken and Arugula salad.
Oven baked fries with roasted chicken and Arugula tomato salad.

3.  I call this the lazy meal only because its very easy to prepare. If you don’t have time, use ready cut fries instead of cutting the potatoes yourself, I love the Alexa brand for this. layer the fries in a shallow oven safe dish, place marinated chicken over the fries and cook in the oven for 45 mins. I pretty much use whatever I have in the fridge for the Arugula salad like tomatoes, red onion, red peppers. I also threw in some kiwi for the fun of it.

Check out my shopping suggestions to help prepare your next dinner here:

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