Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pretty Pork Chops Smothered in Onion and Mushroom Marmalade with fried Potatoes

It's been a while since I've updated, mostly because I have been BROKE!
Now, I have some monies, and had a late night hankerin' for some pork chops.

There are a lot of people that don't like pork... however, I think they are mistaken. I think they simply haven't had it prepared right... so here is a nice recipe that will turn any pork skeptic into a believer.

What you'll need:
3-4 Pork Chops, Bone-In
1 Medium Onion
6 Crimini Mushrooms
Olive Oil
Seasoning Salt
3 Cloves of Garlic
4 Yukon Gold Potatoes

Slice onion  and chop garlic and place in a pan coated in olive oil over medium heat. 

Clean and slice mushrooms and add to the sauté. Cook until the onions become transparent and add the pork chops over the top of the sauté.

Cover pan, and simmer. While the pork chops are cooking, slice potatoes in 1/4 and saute in olive oil and salt over medium-high heat. When browned, turn heat to medium and cover to steam.

While potatoes are cooking through, flip pork and stir onions. At this point, the onions should start caramelizing and the pork should have a nice, golden crust forming. If not, then turn the heat up just a smidgeon... be careful to not turn it up too much, as to not dry out the pork.

When the pork is done, the potatoes should be tender. Serve pork with onion marmalade on top, and with a side. Since it's summer, I decided to go with corn in the cob with butter and salt.


This is sooooo good, and since it's mostly cooked with the lid on, it's pretty much steamed. 

So good. Try it, my friends. Whether you think you like pork or not!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Onion Meatloaf with Sautéed Lemon Spinach

I haven't made Meatloaf in years. I really just stayed with my own recipe for Salisbury Steaks... which are also awesome.
ANYWAY, I was in my kitchen and trying to figure out what  I wanted to eat and saw my loaf pan....

So, here is my super yummy meatloaf recipe.
What you'll need:
1 lb. of lean Ground Beef
1 medium Onion
3 cloves of Garlic
Seasoning Salt
1/2 cup Breadcrumbs 
1 Egg

First, coarsely chop onion, and dice garlic.


Add onion and garlic to a mixing bowl along with the ground beef, seasoning salt, breadcrumbs, and egg.

To mix, get in there with your clean hands!

Place mixture in a loaf pan and cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

This spinach recipe is one of my favorite sides. It's full of flavor and very quick to make.

What you'll need:
1 bag of fresh Spinach
1 Lemon
2 Cloves of Garlic
Olive Oil


Coat the bottom of a sauté pan with a nice layer of olive oil. Place as much spinach as you can in the pan and let it cook down... the stove should be on medium heat, it cooks down fast!

When all the spinach is in the pan, squeeze the juice of the lemon over the top. A trick to get the most juice out of the fruit, just press and roll it on your counter top. Continue to sauté spinach until it is all cooked through.

Plate them together and you have a wonderful, and pretty healthy meal. If you're dying for a starch, French baguette is a perfect addition :)