Same ole New Year's foods bore you silly? Try these different takes on old those staples!
The New Year lucky trio
Cabbage, cornbread and Black-Eyed peas: Yes, we're talking about the old standby foods you eat on New Year's day to bring you luck for the whole year. But, unless you're a master chef, or just a brave foodie, its almost impossible to make these dishes taste special. Let's face it - they are pretty boring dishes to work with from the start.
Besides being a special meal, this classic combo is primed to bring diners good luck, prosperity and a long, healthy life in a year bearing an unlucky number. But, good luck doesn't have to mean bland taste. So, we found some great alternative recipes to mix up these old favorites from the James Beard cookbook. Change is good, so give these a try or put your own stamp on them to enjoy a lucky and yummy new year!
Good Luck Pork and Cabbage
A slow cooker recipe for old-world inspired Good Luck Pork and Cabbage, popular for good fortune in the new year, is sure to make your life in the kitchen easier.
Cooking Time: 6 hr
What You'll Need:
4 cups shredded cabbage 2 apples, coarsely chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup apple juice 1 teaspoon salt, divided 3 pounds boneless pork butt bottom roast 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
What To Do:
In a 5-quart slow cooker, combine cabbage, apples, onion, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, apple juice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; mix well.
Evenly sprinkle roast with remaining salt and the pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat and brown roast on all sides.
Place roast in slow cooker over cabbage mixture, cover, and cook on low heat 6 to 8 hours, or until fork-tender.
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