Shrimp and Pork Eggrolls

This pork and shrimp egg roll recipe is just like what you would get from a Chinese restaurant. Say goodbye to your collection of take-out menus and make these delicious egg rolls in just four easy steps. You can choose to use shrimp or pork in your egg rolls or just use both– that’s the way to do it. Pork and Shrimp Egg Rolls Ingredients 1/2 pound ground pork 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 medium head of cabbage, finely shredded 5 or 6 green onions, chopped 3 or 4 large carrots, grated 3 or 4 stalks …

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Pork Chops with Apple Gravy

Pork and apples is a classic combination, but the apple gravy is a different twist. We like this pork chops and apple gravy recipe with new red potatoes. The apple cider isn’t dominant, so the gravy works well with potatoes. You can make this on the stovetop or cook your pork chops on the grill.  If you cook the pork chops on the grill, you won’t have drippings for the apple gravy, so we have given you an alternative using Instant Clearjel and butter.  With Instant Clearjel, you don’t have to cook the gravy, so it’s very easy to make.  Of course, …

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How to Make Stuffed Pork Chops (with Recipes)

Stuffed pork chops are one of those foods that are easy to make for the family on a busy day and impressive enough that you can present them to company. Stuffed pork chops are one of the most versatile main dish foods that we know. Both sweet and savory fillings go well with pork chops so you can stuff them with an endless array of choices. They work in both the summer and winter. Since you can grill them as well as fry or bake them, you can cook them on the patio when the weather is nice. How to …

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Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops

Cheese, bacon, and pork are a great combination, and there’s nothing better than stuffing it all together in a juicy pork chop. These cheese and bacon stuffed pork chops are delicious and are sure to impress the tastebuds, picky eaters, and dinner guests. Who can say no to crispy bacon mixed with creamy melted cheese anyway? We’ll tell you just how to make them. Quick Notes From the Test Kitchen This stuffed pork chop recipe calls for a mild cheese, but suit your preferences. Be sure and close up the opening with toothpicks to keep the cheese from melting out …

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How to Make Stuffed Pork Chops (with Recipes)

Stuffed pork chops are one of those foods that is easy to make for the family on a busy day and impressive enough that you can present to company. Stuffed pork chops are one of the most versatile main dish foods that we know. Both sweet and savory fillings go well with pork chops so you can stuff them with an endless array of choices. They work in both the summer and winter. Since you can grill them as well as fry or bake them, you can cook them on the patio when the weather is nice. How to Stuff …

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Really Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

On Sundays, we invite our children and their families over for dinner.  Last Sunday, Merri Ann and I made pulled pork sandwiches.  They were very good and very easy.  Here’s how she did it.  She bought five pounds of carnitas which is boneless and inexpensive but any pork roast will do.  Five pounds was more than enough and Ben and Paige, our youngest son and his bride, took extras home. She put the meat in the crock-pot before church and added enough root beer soda pop to make sure it was well covered.  (Don’t worry about adding too much.)  She …

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Jill’s Barbecued Black Beans

A friend came in the store raving about the barbecued beans that his neighbor brought to the Fourth of July party.  “Everyone was asking for the recipe.” His neighbor turned out to be Jill Kienlen who comes into our store every week.  So we asked Jill for the recipe.  She generously complied. Careful with the peppers!  This is a great barbecued bean recipe.  But Jill will tell you it is scorching hot.  We cut the peppers by 2/3’s and it was hot enough for our tastes. We make a ton of food in our test kitchen most of which gets …

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Ben’s Sweet and Easy BBQ Ribs

There is nothing complicated about making these ribs. He cooks them in a Dutch oven and places the Dutch oven on the grill soon after lighting the grill and 90 minutes before he wants to eat. You could also cook these ribs in your crock pot. Either in the slow heat of a Dutch oven or in your crock pot, these ribs will be tender and juicy. 3 to 4 pounds pork spare ribs 1 large sweet onion or two smaller ones, sliced 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (we recommend Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce) Trim most of the fat …

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Country Pork and Asiago Cheeseburger

This burger is not for the faint of heart but for those once-in-a-great-while splurges, it is excellent. It’s a meat lover’s burger made with a mixture of ground pork, country sausage, and bacon. If you would like to tone it down a bit, use lean ground beef instead of the pork. If asiago cheese doesn’t suit you taste, use mozzarella. This recipe makes six quarter-pound plus burgers. Ingredients one large sweet onion, sliced 1 tablespoon butter 1 pound ground pork 1/2 pound country sausage 8 strips bacon, chopped 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme salt and pepper Asiago …

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Thai Pork with Peanuts and Vegetables

This is a great oriental pork dinner.  It doesn’t take long, it’s very good, and it’s a healthy choice.  You will need a Thai peanut sauce which you can buy at your local grocer. Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 pounds boneless pork loin 2 red bell peppers, diced 10 ounces mushrooms, sliced 1/2 head of Bok Choy, cut into one-inch pieces 2 yellow zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 green onions, snipped into pieces Thai peanut sauce 1/2 cup roasted peanuts Directions Add one tablespoon oil to large skillet or wok.  Sauté the pork …

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Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Onions and Skillet Red Potatoes

The sweet and sour onions with this recipe really liven up an everyday meal.  If you make the sweet and sour onions the night before, you can put this meal together in a hurry. For the Pork Chops Ingredients 6 pork chops with excess fat removed oil as needed salt and pepper to taste 1 cup beef stock 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch salt and pepper to taste Directions Trim any excess fat from the pork chops. Put just enough oil in a heavy skillet to form a thin film.  Heat the skillet to medium hot. Add the chops, salt and pepper, …

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Festive Stuffed Pork Chops

This is a festive way to serve pork chops especially suited for the holidays but good year around.  This is another apple stuffed pork chop recipe but with a touch of orange and cinnamon and few raisins.  We think your family will enjoy this recipe.  Ingredients 1 1/4 cups dry bread cubes 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup chopped apple 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons raisins 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 tablespoon orange zest 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 4 (3/4 inch thick) pork chops 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Directions Make dry bread cubes made by toasting bread until it …

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Country Pork and Asiago Cheeseburger

This burger is not for the faint of heart but for those once-in-a-great-while splurges, it is excellent.  It’s a meat lover’s burger made with a mixture of ground pork, country sausage, and bacon.  If you would like to tone it down a bit, use lean ground beef instead of the pork.  If asiago cheese doesn’t suit you taste, use mozzarella.  This recipe makes six quarter-pound plus burgers. Ingredients one large sweet onion, sliced 1 tablespoon butter 1 pound ground pork 1/2 pound country sausage 8 strips bacon, chopped 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme salt and pepper Asiago …

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Pan Fried Pork Chops with Apple Cider Gravy

This recipe is terrific.  It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s different.  It’s simply a pork chop and gravy recipe but our testers agreed, the gravy is very good.  You’ll want to make this often. Ingredients 4 loin pork chops 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 cup beef stock 1 cup apple cider 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme 1 bay leaf pepper and salt to taste Directions Cook the pork chops in a skillet on stovetop turning once to complete the cooking. Make the gravy in pan drippings.  Mix the cornstarch in a little of the beef stock to make a slurry.  Add the …

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Sautéed Pork Tenderloins with Peppercorns and Pineapple

We found the idea for this recipe in a collection of professional recipes for chefs.  We wondered about the peppercorns, whether they would provide too much spice.  They do add heat and should be used in moderation.  We called for a minimal amount.  You may wish to add more.  For our tastes, one or two peppercorns per bite is right. Ingredients 4 pork tenderloins 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter 2 tablespoons cooking white wine 1 medium shallot, chopped 1 1/4 cups chicken broth 1/4 cup heavy cream 2/3 cup drained canned crushed pineapple 1/2 teaspoon four-color peppercorns or Tellicherry …

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Ben’s Sweet and Easy BBQ Ribs

There is nothing complicated about making these ribs.  He cooks them in a Dutch oven and places the Dutch oven on the grill soon after lighting the grill and 90 minutes before he wants to eat. You could also cook these ribs in your crock pot.  Either in the slow heat of a Dutch oven or in your crock pot, these ribs will be tender and juicy. 3 to 4 pounds pork spare ribs 1 large sweet onion or two smaller ones, sliced 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (we recommend Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce) Trim most of the fat …

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Pork Chops with Peach Salsa

Here are the makings for a quick and easy dinner. Cook the pork chops on the grill or stovetop and mix up the salsa in no time. Grill, pan fry, or bake your pork chops just as you normally would; it’s the salsa that makes the difference. Ingredients 4 medium pork chops 2 medium peaches, peeled and diced 1/2 red bell pepper, diced juice form 1/2 lemon 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 garlic powder Directions Cook the pork chops as you prefer. While the pork chops are cooking, make the salsa by mixing the …

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Make this mango salsa for chicken, pork, or fish

I used to visit a little café in Durham, North Carolina, called The Blue Moon Café. They served a great chicken fillet with a mango salsa. Since then, I’ve experimented with all kinds of mango salsas. Mango adds a sweet, juicy touch that complements both chicken and fish well. This is one of our favorites. This is another recipe that allows the cook to experiment. We have added corn kernels, drained black beans, chives, and more. Adjust the sweet and sour combination to taste by adding more honey or more lemon or lime. When we make this for fish, we …

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Country Sausage Pannekoeken

We’re in the habit of handing out samples to employees, delivery people, and customers.  This was an absolute hit.  “My kind of food” and “comfort food” were the comments that we received. To make the filling: 1 pound country pork sausage 1 pound new red potatoes, washed, trimmed, and cut into chunks 1 small sweet onion, diced 1/4 teaspoon salt plus more to taste dash pepper 1/2 teaspoon dry crushed basil 1/2 teaspoon dry crushed thyme 2 tablespoons butter water 3 tablespoons flour 2 1/2 cups milk 3/4 cup frozen peas Brown the sausage in a large skillet.  Drain the …

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Asian Chicken Stir Fry

Gourmet Asian Sauces Deluxe Fry Pan Stir fry dishes never have to be boring. They can be varied in so many ways. Instead of chicken, try pork or seafood. Vary the vegetables. Try different Asian sauces. This is one of our favorites. And again, easy to make. Ingredients 2 tablespoons oil 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken, sliced 1 large onion, sliced, 1 red bell pepper, sliced 1 green bell pepper, sliced 4 stalks celery, bias sliced 1/2 cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce or equal 2 cups prepared rice Directions 1. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a wok or fry …

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