Slow Cooked Sweet n’ Savory Sirloin



Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2 lbs. pork sirloin
  • 1 large jalapeño
  • 1 large shallot
  • 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard powder
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 6 cups cabbage
  • 6 cups broccoli
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
 

Nutrition

  • Amount: 1 cup
  • Calories: 264
  • Fat (g): 9
  • Sat. Fat (g): 1.5
  • Carb (g): 21
  • Fiber (g): 3.5
  • Protein (g): 26
  • Dairy free, Gluten free

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Directions

  • Finely chop shallot and jalapeño and place in a small mixing bowl.
  • Add soy sauce, ground mustard powder, olive oil, honey, garlic powder, onion powder and stir.
  • Place sirloin in a large crockpot and add the marinade.
  • Set crockpot to cook for 6 hours on low.
  • At the five-hour mark, take a spatula and begin to break- up the sirloin. Chop broccoli and cabbage. Add the cabbage and salt and mix, then add the broccoli and continue mixing until the vegetables are covered in marinade.
  • Continue cooking on low until the timer reaches 6 hours.


Cooking Tip

Enjoy this recipe with couscous, rice or quinoa for an extra carbohydrate boost, especially after a hard training day. Spice it up with Sriracha and/or BBQ sauce for a hot and savory kick. This recipe also works well with pork tenderloin!


Performance Fact

Animal proteins like pork, chicken, beef, and dairy are a good source of the branched chain amino acid, leucine. Consuming leucine-rich protein after exercise stimulates repair and growth of muscle tissue; 3-4 oz. of animal protein (or 20 grams of whey) contains between 2 and 3 grams of leucine. Aim to consume leucine about 4 times per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack)!