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Country-Style Ribs with Peach Rosemary Glaze

Country-Style Ribs with Peach Rosemary Glaze

1 1/2 to 2 pounds country-style pork ribs, boneless, individually cut
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped, or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crumbled
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground
1/2 cup peach preserves, warmed until softened

Cooking Directions
Brush the ribs with the oil. In small bowl, combine rosemary, salt and pepper. Season ribs all over with the rosemary mixture. Let stand for 30 minutes.

Prepare medium-hot fire in grill. Place ribs on grill over indirect heat (not directly over heat) and close lid. Grill for 35 to 45 minutes, or until ribs are tender. Occasionally baste ribs on all sides with warmed preserves during last 15 minutes of grilling. Remove from grill and let rest 3 minutes.

6 servings

Recipe found at: Country-Style Ribs with Peach Rosemary Glaze

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Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, divided
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 medium tart apples, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped pecans

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook pork chops in 1 tablespoon butter for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

Remove chops and keep warm. Add the apples, pecans, brown sugar mixture and remaining butter to the pan; cook and stir until apples are tender. Serve with chops. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

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Pulled Pork Subs

Pulled Pork Subs

1 small onion, finely chopped
1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (2-1/2 pounds)
1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup honey
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
8 submarine buns, split

Place onion and roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, water, honey, garlic, seasoned salt and ginger; pour over meat. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.

Remove meat; cool slightly. Shred meat with two forks and return to the slow cooker; heat through. Serve on buns. Cut sandwiches in half. Yield: 16 servings.

Recipe found here: Pulled Pork Subs

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Tuscan Pork Stew

Tuscan Pork Stew

1-1/2 pounds boneless Pork Loin roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups frozen pepper stir-fry vegetable blend, thawed
1/2 cup dry red wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup orange marmalade
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
Hot cooked fettuccine, optional

In a large skillet, brown pork in oil; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.

Stir in the tomatoes, broth, vegetable blend, wine, marmalade, garlic, oregano, fennel seed, pepper and pepper flakes if desired. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.

Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into stew. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Serve with fettuccine if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Tuscan Pork Stew

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stuffed pork loin

Apple and Cornbread-Stuffed Pork Loin with Roasted Apple Gravy

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Servings: 8

4 pound pork loin roast, boneless
kosher salt
black pepper, freshly ground
1 teaspoon dried sage
3 medium apples, peeled, halved, cored and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/4 cup Calvados, OR apple brandy
1 1/4 cup homemade chicken stock, OR canned low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup apple juice, OR cider
1/4 cup heavy cream

Cornbread and Apple Stuffing:

1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup smoked ham, finely chopped, OR diced smoked sausage
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
kosher salt
black pepper, freshly ground
3/4 cup apples, peeled and diced 1/4-inch
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1 1/2 cups homemade cornbread, crumbled and dried OR dried cornbread stuffing mix
1/4 cup apple juice

Cooking Directions
For stuffing, heat butter in a heavy medium skillet over medium-low heat; add ham or sausage and cook 3 minutes. Add onion, celery and a pinch each of salt and pepper; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are quite soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in diced apple and cook 1 minute. Transfer apple mixture to a large bowl. Sprinkle with sage and stir in cornbread crumbs, apple juice and egg. The mixture should be moist but not wet. Add more apple juice if the mixture seems dry. Taste for seasoning and set aside.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. To double butterfly the pork loin, lay the meat, fat-side down, on a work surface and make a horizontal lengthwise cut two-thirds of the way into the depth of the loin and about 1 inch from the long edge nearest you, taking care not to cut all the way through. Flip the loin over so that the cut you just made is opposite you. Make another lengthwise cut, again 1 inch from the edge. Open up the two cuts so you have a large rectangle of meat whose diameter is roughly 3 times the thickness of the meat. Place fat-side down and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a cleaver or a meat pounder, gently flatten the meat to an even thickness.

Remove plastic wrap and spread apple stuffing evenly over the meat, leaving a generous 3/4–inch border. Roll up meat jelly-roll style so that stuffing is in a spiral pattern. Tie rolled roast at 2-inch intervals with butcher’s twine.

Combine 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and remaining sage and sprinkle over roast. Lay the sliced apples on the bottom of a roasting pan just a bit larger than the roast and set the roast, fat-side up, on the apples. Put roast in the oven and cook for 15 minutes, turn the oven down to 325 degrees and roast for 45 minutes. Check the internal temperature of the roast with an instant-read thermometer: The roast is done when it reaches 145 degrees. If it is not ready, continue to roast, checking the temperature every 10 minutes. When the roast is done, transfer it to a cutting board, tent loosely with foil, and let rest for at least 10 minutes while you make the sauce.

With a slotted spoon, transfer the apples in the roasting pan to a bowl and keep warm. Pour off any fat from the roasting pan, leaving the meat juices on the bottom. Put pan over medium-high heat, add Calvados and deglaze pan allowing the alcohol to burn off, about 15 seconds. Transfer to a small saucepan and add stock, apple juice and cream. Increase heat to high and bring liquid to a boil. Simmer, stirring, until reduced by half. Taste for salt and pepper. Keep the sauce warm while you carve the pork roast.

Remove twine from the roast and cut it into 1/2-inch thick slices. (If you cut the slices too thin, they will fall apart.) Arrange the pork on a serving platter. Spoon the sliced apples around the meat and pour the sauce over all.

Apple and Cornbread-Stuffed Pork Loin with Roasted Apple Gravy

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Mushroom Pork

Mushroom Pork

1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)
1 garlic clove, peeled
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
3/4 cup cold water
Hot cooked rice

Rub pork on all sides with garlic; sprinkle with paprika. In a large skillet, brown the pork in butter. Add the mushrooms, lemon juice, marjoram, salt and pepper. Turn meat to coat with seasonings. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Remove meat and keep warm.

In a small bowl, combine the flour and cold water until smooth; stir into the pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Slice the pork; serve with gravy and rice. Yield: 3 servings.

Recipe found here: Mushroom Pork

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Apple-Glazed Pork Chops

Apple-Glazed Pork Chops

4 bone-in center-cut pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 7 ounces each)
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup apple cider or apple juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
2 large tart apples, sliced
1/2 cup sliced onion
2 tablespoons butter

In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil. Add the cider, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, salt, rosemary and thyme. Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°:. Combine the cornstarch and water until smooth; add to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.

Meanwhile, in small skillet, cook the apples, onion, butter and remaining brown sugar over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until apples are softened. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Apple-Glazed Pork Chops

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Onion-Herb Pork Chops

Onion-Herb Pork Chops

1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
3 tablespoons chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
2 boneless pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 5 ounces each)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

In a small skillet, melt 1 teaspoon butter over medium heat. Stir in the onion, broth, tarragon and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until onion is tender.

Meanwhile, sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In another skillet, brown chops over medium heat in 1 tablespoon butter.

Spoon half of the onion mixture into a baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with pork and remaining onion mixture. Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese; sprinkle over top.

Melt remaining butter; drizzle over crumbs. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until meat juices run clear. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Onion-Herb Pork Chops

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panda express sweet and sour pork

Copycat Panda Express Sweet and Sour Pork

5 cups salad oil (for deep frying)
16 ounces diced pork
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch (divided use)
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon water
5 ounces diced pineapple
12 ounces peas

Heat a clean wok on high heat for at least 10 seconds and add the oil. Heat oil until it flows like water when the wok is moved.

Mix the diced pork with 1 cup of cornstarch, then deep fry the pork pieces in the oil for 5 minutes. Remove oil and pork and drain well, saving the leftover oil.

Return 1 tablespoon oil to the wok, and add ketchup, sugar and vinegar. Stir until sauce boils.

Add 1 tablespoon cornstarch and the water to the wok; this will help thicken the sauce. Mix the sauce; and when it comes to a boil again, add the pineapple and return the pork to the wok. Stir well.

Sprinkle the peas on top, then serve. Enjoy!

Serves 2-3

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Chipotle-Mango Pulled Pork

Chipotle-Mango Pulled Pork

3 pounds boneless, skinless pork shoulder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 sweet onions (such as Vidalia), thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 chipotles in adobo, seeds removed, and chopped, plus 1 tablespoon sauce
2 mangoes, diced, or 2 cups frozen mango chunks, thawed
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Cooked corn grits or polenta (optional)

1. Season pork with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Brown all sides of pork, about 6 to 8 minutes. Set aside.

2. In the bowl of a slow cooker, stir tomato paste, brown sugar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper into chicken broth. Add onions, garlic and chipotles. Place browned pork on top. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours. With 30 minutes remaining, add mango; re-cover.

3. Stir in cilantro. Serve with corn grits or polenta, if desired.


Asian Barbecued Pork
Omit 1 onion, chipotles, mango, cilantro and the 1/2 teaspoon salt from the sauce. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup hoisin sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, a 2-inch piece of ginger (peeled and grated), 1 teaspoon sesame oil and 1 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice. Pour over browned pork in slow cooker. Slice and serve in beef ramen noodle soup, adding some of the cooking liquid to each bowl along with a poached egg and sliced scallions.

Spiced Indian Pork
Omit 1 cup broth, sugar and chipotles. Dice pork into 1-inch cubes and brown in oil. Add to slow cooker with remaining ingredients (except mango and cilantro) as well as 1 can (14.5 ounces) coconut milk, a 2-inch piece of ginger (peeled and grated), 1 teaspoon each cumin and turmeric, 1 tablespoon garam masala and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne. With 30 minutes remaining, add mango. Before serving, stir in cilantro. Serve over brown basmati rice.

Cuban Pork
Omit brown sugar, chipotles and mango. Add 1/2 cup fresh orange juice, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, zest of 1 lime and 1/2 cup diced pickles. When finished, stir in cilantro. Slice and serve with sliced ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and yellow mustard inside a panini, or on soft Cuban or Italian bread.

Creamy Pork and Mushroom Sauce
Omit tomato paste, brown sugar, chipotles and mango. Add 1 pound sliced cremini mushrooms, 2 sprigs rosemary and 2 tablespoons cornstarch (mix latter with a bit of broth to a cream-like consistency before adding). After cooking, discard rosemary, shred pork and replace cilantro with parsley. Slowly stir in 1/3 cup heavy cream. Serve with rigatoni and shredded Parmesan.

Recipe found here: Chipotle-Mango Pulled Pork

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