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Posole with pork, black beans, rice

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I've done some recipe research on posole in the past and discovered that the thing that defines a posole is the hominy. I'm sure there is an original version somewhere that is considered authentic but I found so many variations of posole that I felt ok to make my own version. As long as I have hominy, I should be good. So this version comes to being because of leftover carnitas, rice and tomatillo salsa from this past weekend.

Posole with pork, black beans, rice

Pork tenderloin with apple relish, polenta, asparugus

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There are two challenges that I always seem to face when making weeknight dinners. The first is coming up with a starch component that doesn't take a long time to cook and isn't boring. The other is having a sauce component for a meat dish. This particular meal has good options for both of those issues.

Pork tenderloin with apple relish, polenta, asparugus

Grilled pork chops, roasted broccoli, Egelhoff potatoes

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Egelhoff potatoes, you ask? I'll get to those in a minute. 

This menu isn't an all-in-one weeknight wonder. But we can't always eat a one-pot thing every night. But the great thing about this menu is that there is really nothing to clean up even though you have to make 3 separate things. To me, that's huge! One of the reasons for minimal clean up is due to the technique of roasting vegetables. This menu took longer than the 30 minutes I shoot for but not too much longer. It was more like 45 minutes from start to finish. 

Grilled pork chops, roasted broccoli, Egelhoff potatoes