Sunday, February 21, 2016

Roasted Italian Pork with Apples and Potatoes

Roasted Italian Pork with Apples and Potatoes - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com
Red potatoes, sweet yellow onions and tender gala apples are roasted with a generous sprinkling of Italian spices and then drizzled with cider vinegar. The potato, onion, and apple combination is amazing on it's own, but with the addition of Italian Red Wine Pork, this goes from a delicious side dish to a fantastic main dish.

Inspired by the leftover pork roast in my refrigerator, this Roasted Italian Pork with Apples and Potatoes is one of the best meals I have ever made using leftovers. I love the unexpected sweetness from the apples with the slight tang from cider vinegar. My family loves this meal and I frequently make the Italian Red Wine Pork just so that we can make this.

COOK'S NOTE: I made this for the first time over 3 years ago and this is still my favorite way to use leftover Italian Red Wine Roast Pork. I roughly chop the shredded pork and then reheat in the microwave for a few minutes before mixing it in with the roasted potatoes and apples.

Roasted Italian Pork with Apples and Potatoes
Yield: 6 servings
(printable recipe)

6 medium red potatoes, about 4-5 cups chopped into 1/2" - 3/4" pieces
1 medium yellow onion, about 1 cup, chopped small
2 apples (I used gala), about 1 1/2 cups diced small
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon basil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 cups Italian Red Wine Pork Roast, shredded and roughly chopped to bite size

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the potatoes, onion and apples in a large mixing bowl. Stir together the oil and all of the spices. Pour the spice mixture over the ingredients in the bowl and toss  with your hands, to coat all of the pieces thoroughly.

Spread the mixture across a large baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Roast for 30-40 minutes, stirring with a spatula every 15-20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Remove from the oven, drizzle with the vinegar and toss quickly to coat. Add the chopped pork and toss lightly to combine. Serve warm and Enjoy!

Roasted Italian Pork with Apples and Potatoes - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

{originally published 10/8/12 - photos and recipe notes updated 2/21/16}

Here are a few more pork recipes you might like:
Slow Cooker Peach Salsa Pork Roast by Foodie with Family
Grilled BBQ Pork Roast by Real Housemoms
Herb Rubbed Sirloin Pork Roast by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Spicy Peanut Sauce by Kalyn's Kitchen
Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork by The Food Charlatan
Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Puerto Rican Roast Pork by The Noshery

7 comments:

  1. I get really excited when I have leftover pork, and this dish is so creative. I can just smell the roasting onions, potatoes and apples!

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  2. Oh wow you had me with the picture!! Not only does it sound delicious but looks awesome as well!

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  3. Looks delicious, I love using fruit in savory dishes. It gives such an unexpected flavor.

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  4. Looks like a bettered version of an hash brown! must be really good!

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  5. I love your leftover meals! Apples and pork are perfect together and the rest sounds wonderful.

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  6. I have some pulled pork that I could use for this. Hmmmm

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  7. I agree that the potato mixture on its on would be very satisfying. I may make those this weekend. Thanks for swapping! Gary

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