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Marinated Pork and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese

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Back to School season is BUSY! Trying to plan out meals, be ready for school, juggle new schedules of sports and music and dance… all while trying to get a good dinner on the table, is tiring!

I love meals that make it easy to get a real, filling dinner on the table for my family. Today I’m sharing a great Fall Dinner with you – Marinated Pork and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese. This amazing sandwich is made with Smithfield Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork – this saves you from having to use any extra seasonings or ingredients!

Look – this is all you need to make this delicious Marinated Pork and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese! 5 real, fresh, simple ingredients!

You cook the pork (with no added seasonings or marinades needed) in the slow cooker all day. Then at dinner time it takes only 5 minutes to grill up the Marinated Pork and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese! SIMPLE. DELICIOUS. FAST. My family loved this Marinated Pork and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese !

Here’s how you make it:

Find Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork at your local Walmart (flavors range from the Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper I used, to garlic, herb, and even Applewood smoked bacon). Place pork in the slow cooker with 1 c. of water. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-7 hours.

Once cooked, remove from slow cooker and shred pork with 2 forks. When you’re ready to make the grilled cheese sandwiches, load up some large slices of bread with pork, cheese, roasted red peppers, and green onions. Spread a little bread or oil on the bread, and sear on each side for 3-4 minutes.

Once cooked through, slice the sandwich in half and enjoy! The meat is real, all natural, and hassle free. It’s also tender, delicious, and versatile – you could easily put it on tacos, rolls, a rice bowl, or any kind of sandwich.

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Here is the full recipe for you!

Marinated Pork and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese

Author Shannon Lyon


  • Smithfield Marinated Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Fresh Pork (1 pork loin)
  • bakery bread, sliced
  • marinated, roasted red bell peppers (available in the jarred pickle area)
  • sliced cheese, monterey jack and sharp cheddar
  • green onions
  • butter or olive oil, for spreading on bread before cooking


Slow Cooker Pork

  • Place pork in the slow cooker.
  • Add 1 c. of water, and place lid on top. Cook on high for 4-5 hours, or on low for 6-7 hours.
  • Once cooked, removed from slow cooker and place in a large bowl. Shred with 2 forks.

Grilled Cheese

  • Layer bread with shredded pork, 2 slices of cheese, roasted red bell pepper, and green onions. Spread butter on outside of bread and pan sear on a hot, nonstick pan set to medium-high heat.
  • Sear on each side until golden brown (about 3-4 minutes for each side).
  • Once cooked, removed from heat, slice in half and enjoy!

I hope this meal finds its way to your fall dinner plan – it’s delicious and easy. Be sure to tag me @plumstreetcollective if you make these Marinated Pork and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese sandwiches . Thanks for reading!

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