Main Dishes

Penne with Pork Ragu

This seems to be one of those "spring" weeks in Kansas City where you wonder where spring has gone. You know the drill: beautiful 70 degree weather pretty consistently for the past couple of weeks, trees blooming, bunnies in the yard, followed by a week-long forecast of highs in the 50s and low 60s with clouds and rain. It's enough to make you retreat to your sweatshirt and wooly socks, with a big, steamy bowl of pasta for dinner, while curled up on the couch with your favorite fl

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3 lb. pork loin, trimmed of fat
1 1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1/2 t. dried thyme
1 t. dried rosemary
1 bay leaf
2 large yellow onions, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. low sodium chicken broth
1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 (3") Parmesan cheese rind (if you don't have a Parmesan cheese rind just add 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese)
1/2 t. crushed red pepper
1 lb. penne pasta
Additional grated Parmesan cheese for serving, if desired
Season the pork with the salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary then place in a 4 or 6 qt. slow cooker that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Add the bay leaf, onion, garlic, chicken broth, tomatoes, Parmesan...
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Nutritions

Calories
939

Sodium
3148mg
131% DV

Fat
50g
76% DV

Protein
94g
189% DV

Carbs
16g
5% DV

Fiber
5g
20% DV