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Pork Chops with Honey-Garlic Sauce

4 bone-in pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced

In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook pork chops over medium heat until a thermometer reads 145°, 5-6 minutes on each side. Remove; let stand 5 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients; add to pan. Cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with chops. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Pork Chops with Honey-Garlic Sauce

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Sweet & Sour Pork Wraps

1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup water
1 cup sweet-and-sour sauce
1/4 cup sherry or chicken broth
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
3 garlic cloves, minced
16 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
4 cups shredded cabbage
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

Place roast and onion in a 6-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, whisk water, sweet-and-sour sauce, sherry, soy sauce, soup mix, ginger and garlic until blended; pour over pork. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.

When cool enough to handle, shred pork with two forks. To serve, spoon about 1/3 cup pork mixture onto the center of each tortilla. Top with 1/4 cup cabbage; sprinkle with cilantro. Fold bottom of tortilla over filling; fold both sides to close. Yield: 8 servings (2 wraps each).

Recipe found here: Sweet & Sour Pork Wraps

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Country Ribs Dinner

2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 small red potatoes (about 1 pound), halved
4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup water
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper; transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker. Add potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, water and garlic. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.

Remove meat and vegetables; skim fat from cooking juices. Whisk soup into cooking juices; return meat and vegetables to slow cooker. Cook, covered, 15-30 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Country Ribs Dinner

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Rosemary Pork Roast

1 cup thinly sliced / chopped green onions
4-1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
8 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
1 teaspoon salt, optional
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

In a large bowl, combine the onions, 1/2 cup broth, vinegar, oil, garlic, rosemary and pepper. Pour half of the marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the pork; seal bag and turn to coat.

Refrigerate for 4-8 hours, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.

Drain and discard marinade from pork. Place with fat side up in an ungreased shallow roasting pan.

In a large bowl, combine reserved marinade with remaining broth; pour over roast. Sprinkle with salt if desired. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Meanwhile, skim fat from pan juices. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into juices. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Rosemary Pork Roast

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Garlic Pork Roast

1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 medium green pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 bone-in pork loin roast (5 pounds)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix celery, green pepper, green onions and garlic.

Place roast in a roasting pan, fat side up. With a sharp knife, make deep slits into top of roast, cutting between ribs. Fill slits with vegetable mixture. Sprinkle roast with salt and cayenne.

Roast until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°), 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Garlic Pork Roast

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Individual Pork & Cranberry Potpies

2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
4 celery ribs, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
2-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
3 tablespoons brown sugar
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 tablespoon beef or chicken bouillon granules
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed, or dried thyme
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup water
5 cups chopped cooked pork
1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry

Preheat oven to 450°. In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until berries pop, about 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix flour and water until smooth; stir into cranberry mixture. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in pork; remove from heat.

On a work surface, unroll pastry sheets. Roll each to a 12-in. circle. Using a 5-in. disposable foil potpie pan as a guide (top side down), cut out eight 5-1/2-in. pastry circles, rerolling scraps as needed.

Divide pork mixture among eight 5-in. disposable foil pans. Place pastry circles over tops; flute edges. Cut slits in pastry.

Place potpies on baking sheets. Bake 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked potpies. To use, bake frozen pies on baking sheets in a preheated 400° oven 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Individual Pork & Cranberry Potpies

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Pork with Sweet Potatoes

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cubed
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 medium apple, sliced
4 green onions, chopped

In a shallow bowl, mix flour, salt and pepper. Cut tenderloin into 12 slices; pound each with a meat mallet to 1/4-in. thickness. Dip pork in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess.

In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown pork in batches. Remove from pan.

Add sweet potatoes, cranberries and broth to same pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 4-6 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender. Stir in mustard.

Return pork to pan; add apple and green onions. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 4-6 minutes or until pork and sweet potatoes are tender. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Pork with Sweet Potatoes

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