Apple Glazed Pork Roast

  • 4 pounds pork rolled loin roast, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 apples, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, ground

This recipe makes 8 servings.

Rub roast with salt and pepper.

Brown pork roast under broiler to remove excess fat; drain well.

Place apple quarters in bottom of crockpot. Place roast on top of Apples.

Combine apple juice, brown sugar, and ginger. Spoon over top surface of roast, moistening well.

Cover and cook on Low setting for 10-12 hours or until done.

Aloha Pork Chops

* 4 boneless pork chops approx. 3/4″ thick
* 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
* 1 teaspoon olive oil
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 cup sweet and sour sauce
* 1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks drained
* 1/2 medium green pepper julienned
* 1/2 cup red onions chopped
* 6 cups cold cooked rice
* 1/2 cup stir fry sauce

This recipe makes 4 servings.

1. Sprinkle pork chops with lemon-pepper. In a large skillet, brown chops on both sides in 1 t. oil over medium-high heat; remove and set aside.

2. Drain skillet; add sweet and sour sauce and pineapple chunks. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; return chops to skillet. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until juices run clear.

3. Meanwhile, in another skillet, sauté the green pepper and onion in 2 T. oil for 2 minutes. Add rice and stir-fry sauce; cook and stir for 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a serving platter; top with pork mixture and serve.

Aloha Pork Chops

Homemade Noodles with Chicken

Makes 6 servings

  • Noodles:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • * Part two.
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage dried leaf, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon basil dried, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme dried, crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups chicken cubed cooked
  • Paprika
  • Parsley Minced fresh

Combine flour, egg, and enough milk to make a dough; it will be stiff. Form into a ball; do not knead. Divide into 2 parts. Roll each part on a floured surface until very thin. With a very sharp knife, cut into 1/2 -inch wide strips. Allow to dry 30 to 60 minutes. Boil noodles in salted water for 9 to 12 minutes or until tender. Drain. While noodles are drying, prepare Chicken Sauce.

Chicken Sauce:
*Combine chicken stock, milk, herbs, and spices in a large saucepan; bring to boil. Combine flour and water; blend in some of hot mixture. Return to chicken stock mixture, stirring constantly. Bring to boil and cook until thickened. Add chicken and noodles; heat through. Before serving dust with paprika and garnish with parsley.

Red Beans and Rice

Makes 6 servings

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup dried kidney beans (8 ounces)
  • 2 ounces salt pork (with rind), diced, or 3 slices bacon, cut up
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 cup uncooked regular long-grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Heat water and beans to boiling in 3-quart saucepan. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until tender (do not boil or beans will burst). Drain beans, reserving liquid; set aside.

Cook salt pork in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Stir in onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Add enough water to bean liquid, if necessary, to measure 2 cups. Add bean liquid, salt pork mixture, rice and salt to beans in 3-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring once or twice; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 14 minutes (do not lift cover or stir); remove from heat. Fluff with fork. Cover and let steam 5 to 10 minutes.

Red Beans and Rice with Cornbread.

Oven Fried Sesame Chicken

Makes 4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup crackers crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg large
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash black pepper
  • 4 chicken drumsticks and thighs (about 2 1/2 lb. total)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

1.  Preheat oven to 375°.

2.  In a small skillet over medium-high heat, cook sesame seeds until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool slightly.

3.  In a shallow dish, mix cracker crumbs, sesame seeds, tarragon, garlic salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; set aside.

4.  In a second shallow dish, beat egg, water, salt, and dash of pepper; set aside.

5.  Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry. Remove skin if desired. Dip each piece in egg mixture, then in cracker crumb mixture, turning to coat evenly. Place in an ungreased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Drizzle oil over chicken.

6.  Bake 1 hour or until chicken is no longer pink along bone and juices run clear.

Garlicky Pork with Basil

Makes 4 servings

  • 3/4 pound lean pork tenderloin
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

Trim fat from pork if necessary. Cut pork crosswise into 8 pieces. Flatten each piece to 1/4-inch thickness between waxed paper or plastic wrap.

Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork in oil about 3 minutes, turning once, until brown. Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center.

Herbed Chicken Breast

Makes 6 servings

  • 3 chicken breasts halved
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 10 1/2-ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 cup vermouth
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 5-ounce can water chestnuts sliced, drained
  • 1/4 pound mushrooms fresh, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup onions minced
  • 1/4 cup green bell peppers minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme dried, crushed

Skin chicken breasts; lightly salt and pepper.

In a skillet, brown chicken in margarine; remove to a greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

To drippings in skillet, add soup, vermouth, and chicken stock; cook, stirring, until smooth. Add water chestnuts, mushrooms, onion, green pepper, and thyme. Bring to boil; pour over chicken and cover with foil.

Bake in a preheated 350° F oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes longer.

Serve with hot rice.

Ham and Broccoli Dinner

Makes 12 servings

  • 2 10 1/2-ounce packages frozen broccoli spears cooked
  • 6 eggs hard-cooked, sliced
  • 2 cups ham cooked diced
  • 1/2 pound American cheese grated
  • 1/3 cup tapioca quick-cooking
  • 1/3 cup green bell peppers diced
  • 1/3 cup onions diced
  • 1/3 cup celery diced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped fresh
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise real
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 10 1/2-ounce cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup bread crumbs dry
  • 1/4 cup margarine melted

Heat oven to 350° F.

Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

Cut broccoli spears into bite-size pieces and spread in baking dish; cover with sliced eggs.

Combine ham, cheese, tapioca, green pepper, onion, celery, parsley, mayonnaise, milk, and soup. Pour over contents of baking dish. Cover with a mixture of bread crumbs and melted margarine. Cover and bake for 15 minutes; uncover and bake for another 15 minutes.

Note: Make ahead and remove from refrigerator 1 hour before baking.

Chili

Makes 10 servings

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 2 onions medium, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 16-ounce can tomatoes whole, cut up and liquid reserved
  • 2 8-ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons oregano dried leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin ground
  • 2 15-ounce cans chili beans chili beans in gravy

In a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, cook and stir beef, onions, and garlic until meat is brown and onions are tender; drain off fat.

Stir in tomato juice, tomatoes with liquid, tomato sauce, chili powder, salt, oregano, and cumin. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Stir in beans; simmer 1 hour longer.

Bacon Cheddar Chicken Patties

Makes 4 servings

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1. Place 1 chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Working from center, gently pound chicken with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4-inch thick; remove wrap. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves.

2. In large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet.

3. Add onion to drippings; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Remove onion from skillet. Add chicken to skillet; cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear.

4. Place chicken on cookie sheet and drape with bacon and cover with onion and cheese.  Broil for 4 to 6 minutes until cheese is melted.

Country Beef Rib Casserole

Makes 4 servings

  • 3 pounds beef short ribs cut in serving-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion medium chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • Few drops of hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice fresh
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 10 1/2-ounce package frozen lima beans cooked and drained

Heat oven to 325° F. Trim excess fat from ribs; brown in oil. Place ribs in a deep 2 1/2 – to 3-quart casserole. Drain off fat in skillet, reserving about 2 tablespoons. Sauté onion in meat drippings; add water and bring to boil. Pour over ribs; cover and bake for 2 hours, or until almost tender. Pour off juice into saucepan and combine with sugar, flour, hot pepper sauce, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, and bay leaf. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, and cook until well-blended and slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper; pour over ribs and bake, uncovered, for 1 hour or until meat is tender. Add lima beans; cover and bake 30 minutes.

Potatoburgers with Gravy

Makes 6 servings

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 potato large, pared and grated
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon parsley chopped fresh
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage dried leaf, crushed
  • 1 1/3 cups beef bouillon
  • * Part two.
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Parsley Minced fresh

Thoroughly mix meat, potato, onion, egg, parsley, salt, pepper, and sage. Shape into 6 patties 1/2 -inch thick; brown in a skillet over medium heat. Reduce heat; add bouillon. Cover and simmer, about 35 minutes, depending on the thickness of patties. Remove patties from skillet and keep warm while preparing the following gravy.

Gravy:
*Scrape meat drippings from bottom of skillet. If desired, remove excess fat. Stir in flour and cook 3 minutes. Add milk and bring to boil; taste for additional salt and pepper. Serve with patties. Garnish with a sprinkling of fresh parsley.

Pork Casserole

Makes 14 servings

  • 2 pounds pork steaks cubed
  • 1 onion medium, minced
  • 2 cups celery diced
  • 1 green bell pepper minced
  • 1/4 pound mushrooms fresh, sliced
  • Vegetable oil (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 2-ounce can pimiento drained and minced
  • 1 10 1/2-ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 10 1/2-ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 8-ounce package pasta shells cooked and drained
  • Chow mein noodles

Brown meat; add onion, celery, green pepper, and mushrooms. Sauté in meat juices until vegetables are limp, adding vegetable oil if needed. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix in pimiento, soups, water, soy sauce, and sugar. Add macaroni to meat-vegetable mixture.

Pour into a 9 x 13-inch greased casserole or 2 8-inch square casseroles and top with chow mein noodles. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 350° F oven for 1 hour. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes to crisp noodles.

Tuna Tetrazzini

Makes 6 servings

  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/3 cup celery chopped
  • 1/3 cup onions chopped
  • 2 10 1/2-ounce cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 6 1/2-ounce cans tuna solid meat packed in water, flaked (reserve liquid)
  • 1 soup can liquid (tuna liquid plus enough water to fill can)
  • 1 1/4 cups parmesan cheese grated
  • 2/3 cup green olives sliced stuffed
  • 2 tablespoons pimiento chopped
  • 3 tablespoons parsley chopped fresh
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme dried, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram dried, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/2 pound spaghetti cooked and drained

In a large skillet heat margarine; add celery and onion. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring. Add soup and liquid; simmer 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, tuna, olives, and pimiento. Combine and heat thoroughly. Season with parsley, lemon juice, thyme, marjoram, and optional garlic powder. Mix in spaghetti and pour mixture into a greased 3-quart baking dish. Top with remaining 1 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake in a preheated 375° F oven for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Brown under broiler.

Lemon Breaded Fried Chicken

Makes 6 servings

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh
  • 1 broiler-fryer chicken 3-pound quartered, or 3 pounds chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs dry fine
  • Vegetable oil
  • Lemon wedges

Sprinkle lemon juice over chicken and turn until thoroughly moistened. Let stand 1 1/2 hours, turning pieces occasionally. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt; dip in flour and shake off excess. Dip in egg; roll in bread crumbs to coat thoroughly. In a heavy skillet, heat oil (should be 1/4 -inch deep at all times during frying). Add one-half of chicken pieces and when deep golden brown, turn and complete frying. Test for doneness. Remove to platter and keep warm. Fry remaining chicken. Serve garnished with lemon wedges.