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Buckwheat and Pork (one-pot meal)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Buckwheat and Pork (a healthy & easy one-pot meal!) @natashaskitchen
Here's an easy and healthy dinner idea! I love that this recipe is made in one pot. This means less dishes to clean and less fuss at the stove. This is a simple, everyday type of recipe that uses basic ingredients and the results are nothing short of delicious. P.S. This recipe is 100% gluten free.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$7
Servings: 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buckwheat rinsed and drained well
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2-3/4 lb ground meat we used pork
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 medium carrot grated
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Olive oil to sauté

Instructions

  1. Heat a dutch oven (or heavy-bottomed pot) over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add well drained buckwheat and saute, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes. Remove buckwheat from the pot and set aside.
  2. In the same pot add 2 Tbsp more olive oil. Add diced onion and grated carrot and saute for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add ground meat and continue to saute until lightly browned and cooked through. Add 2 Tbsp of ketchup, 2 minced cloves of garlic and combine well.
  3. Spread toasted buckwheat evenly over the top of the mixture and cover it with 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Sprinkle the top with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp of black pepper and 2 bay leaves.
  4. Close the pot with a tight fitting lid. Simmer for 15 min or until kernels are soft and fluffy. Remove from heat and let it stand covered for an additional 10 min without mixing, then stir and serve.