Rating: 4.5 stars
18 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 5 star values: 14

Settle in tonight for a cozy, comforting dinner of Smothered Vinegar Pork Shoulder with Apples and Kale. The pork is wonderfully tender and the kale-apple mixture provides the perfect complement to this the meal.

Rozanne Gold
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2013

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Rob Culpepper; Styling: Hagen Stegall

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
25 mins
total:
2 hrs 55 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces pork, about 1/3 cup kale, and about 1/3 cup apples)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°.

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  • Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle pork evenly with salt and pepper. Add pork to pan; cook 7 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove pork from pan; keep warm.

  • Add remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion to pan; cook 5 minutes or until onion begins to brown, stirring occasionally. Add chicken broth and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) to pan; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Return pork to pan. Cover and bake at 325° for 1 1/2 hours. Add kale to pan; cover and bake at 325° for 30 minutes.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola oil; swirl to coat. Add apples; cook 3 minutes or until starting to soften. Add vinegar and brown sugar; cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves and liquid almost evaporates. Serve apples with pork and kale mixture.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

287 calories; fat 11g; saturated fat 2.6g; mono fat 5.7g; poly fat 1.6g; protein 22.8g; carbohydrates 25.9g; fiber 4.2g; cholesterol 59mg; iron 3.2mg; sodium 417mg; calcium 160mg.
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