Season pork slivers with ¾ teaspoon of salt and the pepper and set aside.
Set a large pot over medium-high heat and add the sesame oil.
Once oil starts to shimmer, add the slivers of pork tenderloin. Cook until the pork is browned, 1½ to 2 minutes. Use tongs to turn the pork over and brown the other side, about 1 minute more. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
To the pot, add the sliced scallion whites and cook, stirring often, until soft, for 1 to 1½ minutes. Stir in the garlic, and once fragrant, after about 30 seconds, stir in the gochujang, gochugaru and tofu.
Add the kimchi, water, rice vinegar, soy sauce and remaining 1½ teaspoons of salt, bring to a simmer and reduce the heat to medium-low.
Simmer 20 minutes, return the pork to the pot and simmer for 1 minute more. Serve the soup in bowls sprinkled with the sliced green scallions with a heaping addition of steamed white rice.
Kimchi, gochujang and gochugaru are available in many supermarkets' international sections or at a local Korean or Asian grocer.
In a large cast-iron pot, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in 1 tablespoon of the oil. Season the pork with salt and pepper.
Add one-third of the pork to the pot and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until well browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer the pork to a baking sheet. Repeat in 2 more batches with the remaining butter, oil and pork.
Add the bacon to the pot and cook until desired doneness; then add to the pork. Add the onion and garlic to the pot. Cook over moderate heat, stirring, until golden and softened, about 5 minutes.
Add the pork and bacon back to the pot along with the cider, stock and bay leaves; bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer gently until the pork is tender, 2½ hours. Discard the bay leaves.
In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water. Add the cornstarch mixture and the cream to the stew and simmer until the liquid is thickened, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the mustard and sage and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy.
2large avocadospitted and sliced into 1/2 inch thick slices for serving
Spread potatoes on the bottom of a slow cooker and the top with Indiana Kitchen Boneless Pork Loin. Then, in a large bowl, mix the undrained tomatoes with the chipotles, chipotle canning sauce, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, garlic, and onion. Pour the mixture evenly over the meat and potatoes. Cover and slow cook on high for 6 hours.
When you are ready to eat, fry the optional chorizo in a medium skillet until thouroughly done, for about 4 minutes. Uncover the pork tinga and spoon off any fat that has accumulated on top. Sprinke on the chorizo, then stir everything together, breaking the pork into smaller pieces (sized for wrapping in tortilla's).
Taste and season with salt if you think it needs it.
Serve with warm tortillas, crumbled fresh cheese, and avocado.
If you do not have a slow cooker, you can do this in a medium-sized heavy pot. Lay pork in the pot, top with potatoes, cover with tomato mixture, set lid in place and braise in a 300-degree oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours until pork is completely tender.
Heat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Scrub the potatoes clean, rub them will olive oil, and sprinkle them with salt. Prick the potatoes a few times with the tines of a fork. Arrange them a little ways apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until they are completely soft when pierced with a fork and the skins are dry.
While the potatoes are baking, begin preparing the filling. Warm a skillet over medium heat and cook the bacon until most of the fat has rendered and the bacon has crisped to your liking. Remove the bacon bits with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
Pour off all but a teaspoon of the bacon fat. Cook the onions with a half teaspoon of salt until the onions are deep golden and caramelized. Stir in the garlic and cook for another thirty seconds. Remove from heat.
When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, slice them in half and scoop the insides into a medium-sized bowl. Leave a quarter inch or so of potato next to the skin. Mash the potatoes with the onions, garlic, bacon, sour cream, and about 3/4 cup of the cheddar cheese. Give it a taste, and add more salt and pepper as you see fit.
Arrange the potato skins on the baking sheet. Divide the filling between all the skins and sprinkle the tops with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese. At this point, the potatoes can be baked right away, or refrigerated and baked later.
Bake for another 15-20 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the peaks of the mashed potatoes are crispy. Potatoes that were refrigerated may take a little longer. Serve straight off the baking sheet while still hot and bubbly. Leftovers will keep for up to a week.