Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Creamy Pork Loin over Noodles

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a 5lb boneless half pork loins from the grocery store when it was on sale for $1.79/lb with thoughts of trying to get at least two meals out it for my family of seven!

The first meal was roasting the pork loin in my small roaster pan at 300° for 4 hours with a can of cream of chicken soup and one packet of onion soup mix and one soup can of water. I served the pork with boiled potatoes and gravy from the pork loin along with a couple of cans of green beans.

Once we were done with the meal, I made up a lunch container for hubby's lunch. Then the rest of the pork loin I put in a container in the fridge. Usually with leftover pork loin I just take the fat off of it and then add bbq sauce to make bbq pork sandwiches but this time I was looking for something different to do with pork loin.

So after much thought, I decided to make a spin-off of my creamy chicken dish and the results were good! My kids and I loved it and the hubby decided to just eat some plain skillet pork chops that I had done because I wasn't sure there would be enough of the creamy pork! So I am not sure what he would have said about it had he eaten the creamy pork.

Here is what I did:

2lbs pork loin, cooked and diced

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can chicken broth

1 tsp. garlic powder*

1-2 tsp. black pepper*

2-3 tsp. onion powder*

1/2 soup can milk

Put all the ingredients together in a pan and heat throughly. If it seems too soupy/thin, mix together 2 heaping tsp. flour with enough milk to make the mixture pourable and pour into the meat mixture. Bring to a boil to thicken. Serve over egg noodles.
*spice measurements are approximate!

There ended up being enough leftover of the creamy pork that I will be able to do up some more egg noodles and serve it to my kids for a lunch.

So the end results of getting a 5lb pork loin with the intent of making at least 2 meals was a succuss!

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Squigsdad said...

This is my family's favorite roast pork recipe:


annkroeker said...

What a great price, and what wonderful meal-stretching ideas! I eyed the pork loin at Kroger yesterday. It was on sale, but not low enough. I passed on it. Your success leaves me wishing I had one on hand after all!

Claudia's Irish Eyes said...

Thanks for posting this, it sounds so good and wow, what a great job you did.
Claudia at Claudia’s Irish Eyes

Kristen said...

I am always looking for ways to use up leftover pork. This is great. Thanks!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

sounds good! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

ButterYum said...

Very interesting... I might have to give this a try. I buy pork those huge pork loins all the time!

ToyLady said...

I love using cooked pork for pretty much anything I'd otherwise use cooked chicken for. :)

This looks great!

Heather Solos said...

Thank you for being a part of Home Ec 101, this meal looks good. This would be a great use for the bechamel we've been playing with at HE101.

Sharinskishe said...

I always make more pork than we can eat in one sitting. This will be a great addition to my 'what can we make with leftover pork tonight?' list.

Thanks for sharing over at Ann Kroeker's Food on Fridays.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

looks like a great way to stretch a pork roast. Thanks