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Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet Recipe
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Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet Recipe

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Some people call it dinner hour, but many of us call it rush hour. Slow down the pace with this super-quick mouthwatering meal. The only thing you'll have left over is time to share with your family at the table. —Brigitte Schaller, Flemington, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Nutritional Facts

1.330 cups: 317 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 408mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook pork and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 5 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  2. Drain pasta; add to skillet. Stir in zucchini. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender.
    Freeze option: Transfer individual portions of cooled pasta mixture to freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little tomato sauce if necessary.
    Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p40

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.


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esprit15d
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"For me, this turned out great, although I made a few adjustments (a lot of people said this turned out bland). Instead of using ground pork, I used country sausage, which brought in a lot of flavor. Also, after sauteing the pork and (red) onions, I deglazed the pan with about a half cup of red wine, and let that simmer for about 5 minutes. Instead of using tomato sauce, I used a generous squirt or two of tomato paste (more concentrated flavor). I added a couple cloves of garlic and chili flakes. Also, I used some left over rigatoni I had on hand instead of penne (which I'm sure didn't make much of a difference). Honestly, it tasted amazing. My mom loved it."

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Tiny2015
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"I thought it tasted bland also,so I ended up adding some minced garlic, basil and oregano. Then I added about a 1/4 cup monterey jack shredded cheese. Next time I make this, I think Im going to add in a chopped green pepper to see if that would add a better flavor."

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Igraine32
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"I found this to be rather bland and boring. It wasn't bad, but there are way tastier dishes I could make."

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habenaroman
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"Excellent weekday meal."

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mbaulch
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"Easy...I forgot to purchase tomato sauce and added another can of tomatoes instead."

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stacyk1995
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"One of our favorite meals. Easy and delicious."

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PACountryGirl
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"Good and easy! The store didn't have zucchini so we had a side salad instead."

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craftylady_nh
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"This was very good and I will make it again. I did substitue the tomato sauce with one that had basil, garlic and oregano and used two 8 oz cans."

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RebekahTastet
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"I only changed one thing - added Cajun seasoning instead of the Italian seasoning. Delicious! :)"

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Plume1152
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"This recipe was fabulous! So quick & easy! Very inexpensive for a family with leftovers to boot! Will become a husband favorite!!"

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