3 Delicious Pork And Veggie Pairings Cooked In A Glass Jar

Putting food into lock lid jars isn't a new concept. Those vacuum-sealed containers are great for storing dry goods, making fermented dishes, or even conveniently keeping sauces or soups in the refrigerator so that they last longer. But what if we told you that the lock lid jar is about to become your new go-to kitchen tool? These 3 recipes for tender pork neck paired with choice spices, seasonings, and veggies will show you how to slow cook the meat using lock lid jars as the main tool. The result is a tender, melt-in-your-mouth pork dish, complimented by the perfect sides. And the best part is that you can just throw everything together inside the jar, let it cook, and out pops a delicious dish. It's a quick & easy way to make a gourmet meal – all you have to do is think outside of the jar and give it a try!

Yield: 3 per recipe
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy

You'll Need: 

For the fall flavors pork dinner:

  • 1 lb pork neck, divided into 3 portions
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled & chopped
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 6 slices of pumpkin
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 6 carrots, peeled
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 3 yellow chili peppers
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 3 x 32-oz lock lid jars

For the bright & zesty pork dinner:

  • 1 lb pork neck, divided into 3 portions
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 10 oz potatoes, peeled & halved
  • 6 white pearl onions
  • 6 baby corn cobs
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric (or 3 oz fresh turmeric, chopped)
  • 4 oz ginger, chopped
  • 1 bunch of thyme
  • 3 green chili peppers
  • 3 x 32-oz lock lid jars

For the sweet & tangy pork dinner:

  • 1 lb pork neck, divided into 3 portions
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 10 oz potatoes, peeled & halved
  • 3 oz mushrooms
  • 9 scallions
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped
  • 3 limes, halved
  • 3 red chili peppers
  • 3 garlic bulbs, halved
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 x 32-oz lock lid jars

Here's How:

1. Cut the pork neck into 3 equally sized segments and season them with salt & pepper.

2. Divide the ingredients for the pork dinner of your choice equally between the 3 lock lid jars. Start by placing 1 slice of pork neck against the side of the jar, then position the potatoes at the bottom. Place the other vegetables on top, then add in the seasonings, spices, and herbs. Once all 3 jars are full, seal each one.

3. Place a kitchen towel at the bottom of a large pot, then place the 3 filled lock lid jars on top. Fill the pot ¾ of the way full with water, then heat the pot and put the lid on. Bring the water in the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat and let the pork neck jars gently simmer for 3 hours.

4. Remove the pot from the heat and carefully remove all 3 jars from inside. Now your flavorful pork dinner, complete with seasoned vegetables, is ready to be served!

Instead of spending hours slaving away in the kitchen, try these 3 pork dinner recipes. They practically make themselves, plus they're the prefect combination of tender meat, tons of flavor, and no mess!

Get the recipe for the Flaming Honey Bourbon Pork Chops featured in the bonus video.


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