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Slow Cooked Pork over Pappardelle Pasta

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More clean eating! Just kidding.

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I’ll just call this good-times-giddy-pants eating. Stick-to-ya-ribs eatin’. Ain’t-nothin’-wrong-wid-it eatin’.

PASTA.

And slow cooked pork! With a bunch of smoked paprika in it. Glory hallelujah.

Who rightly cares if it’s July, it’s easy and succulent and PASTA.

. . . and slow cooked pork!

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You can pick any pasta you dig, but this time I went with pappardelle, because I like to botch the pronunciation.

How do you say it? PAP-ar-DAY-LAY? Pahp-er-dell-eh? Poop-ur-dee-lee?

Just kidding.

But really how do you say it?

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Find two of the best looking beefsteak tomatoes you can find, and throw them in the pot. After hours in the cooker, all those juices will make the most gawgeous sauce. And with tomato paste, lots of onion and garlic and smoked paprika, your house and summer and life shall be deemed fit for a king!

Maybe just king of whatever hill, but still, a king!

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This ruleth.

Slow Cooker Pork over Pappardelle Pasta:

What it took for 4:

* 1 1/2 pound pork loin, trimmed of any excess fat
* 1 white onion, thinly sliced
* 4 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, roughly diced
* 2 Tbs. tomato paste
* 1 Tbs. smoked paprika
* good pinch of salt and pepper
* 1 pound papperdelle noodles
* parsley and parmesan shavings, for garnish

In a slow cooker, combine the pork, onion, garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, smoked paprika, and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 6 hours, stirring and turning the pork every once in a while.

After a few hours, shred the pork with two forks (right in the pot!). Let it cook another hour or so. Taste it. What does it need? If you want more depth, maybe a couple of Tbs. of honey or sugar.

Cook the pappardelle in a large pot of boiling water. Drain and serve with a gigantic mound of shredded pork on top. Garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese!

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PASTA. . . and slow cooked pork!

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18 Responses to Slow Cooked Pork over Pappardelle Pasta

  1. Bri | Bites of Bri July 15, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    Bev, love this! Looks super delicious with so few ingredients! Plus, pulled pork? Yum!

  2. Matt Robinson July 15, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    Love slow cooked pork and this dish looks amazing!!!

  3. Jacki @ Two Forks One Love July 15, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    Love this! Pinned!

  4. Baby June July 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    That looks delicious! Great pictures too. :)

  5. kelly @ livelovepasta July 15, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    I want this for dinner!

  6. Millie l Add A Little July 15, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    Slow cooked pork!! One of my favourites!! I love using leftovers and turning them into a rich meaty pasta dish that melts in your mouth like this!’
    http://youtube.com/addalittlefood

  7. Tieghan July 15, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

    Slow cooking pork is the best and this pasta looks amazing!

  8. Jess July 15, 2014 at 10:29 pm #

    This looks like an outrageously delicious combination

  9. Kathryn July 16, 2014 at 5:26 am #

    Yes please!

  10. Emily @ Life on Food July 16, 2014 at 6:17 am #

    This looks amazing. Trying to figure out how I can have this as soon as possible. Pinned!

  11. Jennie @themessybakerblog July 16, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    Drooling over this melt-in-your-mouth dish.

  12. Heather Christo July 17, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    so freaking good. Also, even though it is like a million degrees in Seattle lately, I love that I could put this in a slow cooker and not actually cook to have it. Nice Summer call Bev…

  13. Heather July 20, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    What, does NO ONE know how to pronounce the name of that pasta? I sure don’t! Looks delicious!

  14. Lisa July 21, 2014 at 12:17 am #

    We didn’t have a garden this year and the tomatoes at the store are retched. If I used canned tomatoes how many cans do you think I’d need and would you recommend draining them or using the liquid?

    • Bev Weidner July 21, 2014 at 8:57 am #

      I’d go with two cans! And leave the juices in. They’ll create the sauce. Let me know how it turns out!

  15. Laura July 25, 2014 at 7:14 am #

    Just wanted you to know we made this earlier in the week and it was yum! Then the food editor at our local paper wanted some inspiration for the paper’s food blog. So I sent her your link, a brief description, and a photo of how mine turned out. You can see it all here, complete with link back to you: http://www.roanoke.com/life/columns_and_blogs/blogs/fridge_magnet/what-s-for-dinner-with-recipes/article_a9d3d6ee-13a5-11e4-858d-001a4bcf6878.html#.U9I6NKR-e2U.facebook

  16. plasterer bristol July 29, 2014 at 1:49 am #

    Yum yum, sounds delicious, must try. Thanks for sharing.

    Simon

  17. Tori August 16, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    I am making it right now here in Orlando, FL while the rain pours down.

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