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Pestered Porky Shrooms N Maters (Balsamic Pesto Pork w/ Cherry Tomatoes, Mushrooms, & Onions)


Pork Chops (I use bone-in. Chicken works. Pork is BEST!)
Cherry Tomatoes, whole
1 pkg. Mushrooms, halved
Moz. Cheese small cubes (Optional- I skipped)

2.5T Balsamic Vinegar
1T Soy Sauce
3T Pesto
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Sea Salt

Marinade Pork Chops AND Cherry Tomatoes for 6 hours. Be sure to flip now and then (Don’t puncture tomatoes).
Heat skillet. Add a TINY amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cook Onions and Mushrooms for few minutes. Add in Chops and Tomatoes with about 1T of extra Marinade. Cook til chops are done AND uncover near end to cook down the juices!!!
Serve on plate with a few diced Moz. Cheese Cubes (Optional, I skipped). ON SIDE, serve with Horseradish Sauce.

Horseradish Sauce
(For side!):

4T Sour Cream
1T Prepared Horseradish
1tsp Dried Parsley
1/8tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Mustard Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1tsp Lemon Juice (Store shelf kind)
1tsp Red Wine Vinegar
1tsp Fresh Chives

NOTES: If using Chicken. I would cut into chunks before marinading.
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Love You Long Time Sauce-inade (Chinese Marinade/Sauce) with Chinese Broccoli


1.5T Hoisin
1T+1tsp Soy Sauce
1T Red Wine Vinegar
1T Lemon (Fridge concentrate kind)
1T Honey
1/16tsp Ginger Powder
1tsp Hot Chili Oil
1/4tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/8tsp Ground Pepper

Mix marinade ingredients, well. (You can choose to save a teaspoon for later eatings.) Marinade 6 hours. (We did Pork Chops- Bone In! Chicken will work great, too!!!) Either:  -Grill. – Or Sear on both sides. Then bake, covered, in preheated oven at 425 for 15 minutes.
Serve alone. Over rice (Cooked in broth). With Vegi Medley. OR with Broccoli Recipe Below
For Sauce: Serve over cooked steak, pork, or chicken!
*If using above recipe for marinade, you can add 1/8tsp Sea Salt, I skip.
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Chinese Broccoli:
3c Frozen Broccoli
1 sm Onion, quartered
1 TO 1.5tsp Sesame Seed Oil
1/2tsp Rice Vinegar
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1.5tsp Soy Sauce
1/8tsp+ 1/16tsp Chineese Five Spice
Add oil to hot skillet. Saute onions. Add in garlic, cook minute. Add in broccoli, cook few minutes. Add in rest. Cook few more minutes.

*(((I was considering cooking 1c Minute Rice with 1c Chicken Broth in microwave. Then upping Sesame Oil to 1T. Saute onions. Add in garlic. Then rice, cook for few minutes. Then rest, upping soy sauce to 2tsp.))) But, didn’t. Will have to try next time.

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tTt’s Outback Marinade


1/2c Beer
2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2T White Vinegar
1T Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp + 1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Ground Pepper
1/4tsp McCormick Dried Orange Peel
1T Fresh Onion, minced
1/8tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1T Fresh Green Pepper, minced

We used Pork Chops. Mix marinade ingredients, well. Marinade 6-8 hours. Cooked on charcoal grill, to perfection. (Pile charcoal into hill, light. Once charcoal is red and ashy- Place chops on outer circle of grill. Once underside is seared like, flip, cook other side. Done.)

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Slathered Pork (Pork with a Dijon Sauce)

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Pork Marinade:
1T Soy Sauce
1T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1T Lemon Juice
2.5tsp Worcestershire
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1tsp Dried Parsley
1.5tsp Dried Rosemary

1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Dijon Sauce:
1/4T Butter
1/2c Chicken Broth (I used cube and water)
2T Dijon Mustard
1/2T Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Packed Brown Sugar
1/8tsp Sea Salt *Optional
1/4tsp Dried Dill

Mix, WELL, marinade. Brush evenly onto Pork. Marinade chops for 6-8 hours. Mix sauce ingredients. (I use 1/2c water, heated. Add 1/2 chicken broth cube, crushed. Mix.)
Preheat oven 425-450. Heat skillet. Add 1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Sear pork on each side, 1:30 minutes each side. Add pork to baking dish sprayed with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray.
(This step Optional)In same pan you seared pork, at a simmer, add sauce ingredients to it. Stir about 30seconds to get that pork flavor.
Pour sauce over pork. Cover. Bake 15minutes. Allow to sit few minutes. Serve with 1tsp sauce from pan.

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Sweet Porky Pig and Carrots

3-4 Pork Chops (I use bone in, but REMOVE BONE)
2T Dijon Mustard (Nice size T)
1/4c Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Mustard Powder
1T Honey
2 Garlic Clove, minced
1 small Onion, chopped
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/16 tsp Sea Salt
1.5c TO 2c BABY Carrots

Butter Crock, well. Add all ingredients (I don’t brown meat, just throw in.). Cook low 4-5 hours, until all’s cooked and soft. Stirring. (If needed, add in Chicken Broth, a little as needed. Throughout cooking. I didn’t need to.)

Note: Maybe add a cup of large chunk Sweet Potatoes! I will try this next time. Also this recipe goes GREAT with HAM!!!
Sorry no picture. Ate before remembering.

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Creamy Chops (Crock Pot Pork Chops & Potatoes)

4 Pork Chops (I use bone-in)
2T Olive Oil (If Browning)
1c Water
1 Chicken Broth Cube
1 can Cream of Mushroom
1/2 tsp TO 1 tsp Poultry Season (I use 1 tsp)
1 large Garlic Clove, minced
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Parsley
1 small Onion, chopped
3-4 Potatoes, halved or whole
1c Mushrooms, sliced

I don’t bother browning meat, so I skip oil. Add all to crock. Cook on low 4-5 hours, until all’s done. If using bones, REMOVE ALL (I cut out before placing into crock). Serve on top of biscuits or eat plain.

Sorry no picture… Ate before I remembered!

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