Crock Pot Pork Philly Cheese Steak

www.dadwhats4dinner.comHere is a simple, 7 ingredient crock pot recipe, for your busy weeknight dinner. If your family is like ours, you are in the middle of spring sports. For us this means games or practice at least six nights a week. Sometimes seven. Spring sports also means cancelled practices and games because we might as well be in the monsoon season here in Ohio. This makes it difficult to plan a good meal and we are typically eating at different times.

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My kids “love them” a cheese steak sandwich. They are easy to make and I usually serve with a fruit or salad. I like trying new versions of cheese-steaks: chicken, steak or pork, depends on what I have in the freezer or what is on sale at Kroger’s.

This version uses low fat pork roast cooked in the crock pot until it falls off apart. It has plenty of flavor. After five hours, shred pork, return to crock pot and keep on warm. Everyone can eat on their own schedule.

One of the biggest complaints about crock pot cooking is that meat tends to dry out. My crock pot has two functions which allows you to stop the cooking and keeps meat from drying out. It has a temperature prob and timer that automatically switches to warm after a certain amount of time or temperature is reached. I need to get a WiFi crock pot which could be controlled by and app on my phone. There is a version on the market sold by Crock-Pot brand called WeMO, but I’m not sure how well it works. I will need to do more research. (Tip: Another trick is to place your meat in the crock pot frozen. This works best with chicken breasts or pork chops. Just make sure the food is cooked to the proper temperature before you serve)

This recipe uses Kirkland pork sirloin tip roast sold at Costco.

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I love these because of the flavor and the size is perfect for a family. It is very versatile in recipes, especially for the crock pot. I have included a recipe for homemade dry onion soup mix, but Lipton store-bought mix will also work fine.

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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole with Ground Turkey and Potatoes

I’m always interested in creating new recipes using ground turkey, especially casseroles, that are easy to make and incorporate vegetables. This recipe is simple, easy to put together and taste great. Your kids will not even notice the cauliflower and a its great way to incorporate vegetables into their diet.

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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole dadwhats4dinner.com

To simplify the recipe I used Simply Potatoes brand Diced Potatoes with Onions.  For the ground turkey I usually buy the 4 pack of ground turkey, by Butterball, from Costco. Packs average around a 1.5 pounds each.

To cut baking time in half, I recommend microwaving the potatoes for three minutes.

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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole dadwhats4dinner.com

To make ahead, brown the ground turkey, boil the cauliflower and assemble the rest of the ingredients. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to cook. As you preheat the oven, remove the casserole from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature. Cook until top is slightly brown and edges are bubbling.

Check out my other ground turkey recipes at dadwhats4dinner.com

Grilled Bacon Jack Turkey Burgers

Mexican Ground Turkey served on Authentic Sopes

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