As I mentioned earlier this week, The Motherhood has partnered with Costco and the National Pork Board to promote National Pork Month. I was assigned with the task of creating a pork recipe with Kirkland Signature Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast. And there is like a contest against other pork recipe creating bloggers. Don’t think I haven’t taken to talking smack on Twitter.
I don’t post recipes much for two reasons. One, I can’t take a decent food picture to save my life. And two, I don’t really create recipes. I follow recipes like nobody’s business. And if I do say so myself, I am an awesome cook. But although I am getting better, I pretty much believe recipes are made to be followed exactly. Creativity in the kitchen isn’t my strong suit.
But thankfully I married a man who never met a recipe he didn’t alter drastically. He is also one of those people who can open up our fridge, spot 3 seemingly unrelated ingredients and make something awesome. Well except when he attempts baking. Despite SEVERAL disasters he still does not believe me when I tell him baking requires a recipe.
So when I told him that we had this challenge and that I would look for some recipes for inspiration, he was appalled. WE WOULD NOT BE CONSULTING ANY RECIPES. He would come up with something all by himself. ALL BY HIMSELF!!!
I would be annoyed but MAN what he came up with was amazing.
First we need to get on the same page with terminology. One of our favorite things to have for dinner is breakfast food. This is know as brinner. Mmmmm…….brinner. So if you like brinner then you will love a roast that tastes like you are eating breakfast. You’ll see that he invented a dry rub that transforms the roast with flavors like that of breakfast sausage, and it’s paired with a sweet chutney that has apples, syrup, and bacon in it. BACON. It’s pig with a side of pig!
Brinner Roast with Apple Maple Chutney
- 3 T. ground roasted fennel seeds
- 1 T. salt
- 1 t. black pepper
- 1 t. dried rubbed sage
- Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast
- 12 redskin potatoes
- 3 strips of bacon
- 4 apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
- ½ t. cinnamon
- 4 T. maple syrup
Mix together the first four ingredients. Apply rub evenly to outside of pork roasts. Brown roasts in pan on all sides.
Wash and halve the potatoes. Place in the bottom of the crockpot. Place roast on top of the potatoes.
Cook on low for 8 hours.
30 minutes prior to dinner, cook bacon and chop it into small pieces. Simmer apples and bacon in approx. 3 T of bacon fat until apples begin to break down. Add cinnamon and maple syrup and simmer on very low heat for five minutes.
Slice pork and serve with chutney.
We served it to some guests and they loved it. I couldn’t get enough. This will DEFINITELY be made again. Brinner!!
Now would you like to win a $25 Costco gift card?
Simply leave a comment with your favorite way to serve pork. The winner will be drawn on Thurs. Oct. 20th. Good luck!!
Disclosure: This post was compensated by The Motherhood, Costco and the National Pork Board. But the recipe is mine all mine. Okay…..my hubby’s.