Season of scents
The best traditions
start in the kitchen
Mexican Pork Cassoulet
with Chipotle Cream
1 Swift Natural Pork 1/2 cup frozen corn
IT’S CALLED THE SEASON of lights, but the scents of the holidays Tenderloin (about
1 15-ounce jar mild salsa
should be given equal billing. And that includes all the mouthwatering
1 1/4 pounds) Chopped cilantro and lime
aromas that come from kitchens during this time of year.
1 tablespoon olive oil wedges, for garnish
Indeed, sharing meals with family and close friends is one of our Salt and pepper (optional)
most treasured traditions. Each celebration has a special food at its
1 medium onion, chopped CHIPOTLE CREAM
center: the turkey at Thanksgiving, a ham on Christmas morning, a pork
2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup sour cream
roast Christmas night, roast beef on New Year’s Day—and, of course,
15 1/2-ounce can black 2 teaspoons minced chipotle
variations of all of the above. beans, rinsed and drained peppers in adobo sauce
Costco offers a full selection of holiday meats, brought in as
seasonal products, from some of the country’s leading companies.
1. Cut pork tenderloin crosswise into 2-inch-wide medallions.
That includes Swift, a company based in Greeley, Colorado, that has Press lightly to flatten.
been making fine beef and pork products for 150 years.
2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
For something special this holiday season, try this pork tenderloin Place pork medallions in the skillet and cook for 8 to 10
recipe developed by Susan Lamb Parenti, part of Swift’s research- minutes, turning once. Remove and season to taste with
and-development team. This recipe, which uses products available salt and pepper. Set aside.
at Costco, is featured in Creative Cooking The
3. In the same skillet, cook onion and garlic until tender.
Costco Way. Add beans, corn and salsa; bring to a simmer. Return
The cookbook will be handed out in U.S. pork to the skillet and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until
warehouses over Thanksgiving weekend
4. Prepare Chipotle Cream: Combine sour cream and
(supplies are limited; books will be distributed chipotle peppers.
on a first-come, first-served basis); an online
5. Serve cassoulet with Chipotle Cream, garnished with
version will be posted on costco.com after cilantro and lime wedges. Makes 4 servings.
December 1. Meanwhile, see other Swift
recipes in November’s online Connection at
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