Main Dishes

Easy Pesto & Ham Hot Sandwich

Makes 2 servings Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25-30 mins Ingredients 1 loaf of ciabatta bread ¼ c. pesto 1 lb. shaved ham, preferably uncured (I use Boar’s Head uncured, smoked ham.) a few slices of provolone cheese ¼ c. dill pickles, sliced thin slices of red onion for topping Directions Spread the pesto onto the top half…

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BBQ BLT Pizza

Makes 1-12″ pizza   Ingredients 4 slices bacon 2 cups chopped lacinto or curly kale 1/2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper 1/3 cup BBQ sauce (or more or less depending on how saucy you like your pizza) 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, seeded and chopped 4oz shredded mozzarella cheese For the pizza dough: 1/2…

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Fried Green Tomato BLTs

Makes 4 servings Total Time: 40 mins Ingredients 4 slices of bacon 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 pound unripe green tomatoes or large tomatillos, cut into 1/2-inch slices Canola oil 8 thick-cut slices of whole wheat or multigrain…

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Bacon and Pea Macaroni & Cheese with Greek Yogurt

Makes 4 servings Total Time: 20 mins Ingredients 8 oz penne or macaroni pasta 8 oz frozen peas 4 thick cut slices of bacon, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I use fat-free Greek) dash of hot sauce 4 oz cheddar, shredded 4 oz fontina (or other melt-friendly cheese; not more cheddar) salt pepper   Directions…

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Skillet Pork and Peppers

Makes 4 servings Prep: 20 mins Cook: 22 mins Ingredients 1 large pork tenderloin (about 11/2 pounds), trimmed Kosher salt 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, thickly sliced 2 red and/or yellow bell peppers, sliced into wide strips 6 cloves garlic, smashed 16 fresh sage leaves 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/4 cup sliced pickled…

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Easy Baked Ribs

Makes 2-3 servings Total Cook Time: 4+ hours Ingredients 2 – 2-1/2lbs baby back ribs (could use spare ribs) 1/4 – 1/3 cup BBQ sauce For the spice rub: 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper   Directions…

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Indonesian Pork Tenderloin

Makes 4 servings Prep: 30 mins – 8 hrs Cook: 35 mins Ingredients 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound) 1/4 cup apricot preserves 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter 1 lime, juiced 1/4 cup orange juice 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper…

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Balsamic Blueberry Glazed Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

Makes 6 servings Author: Adapted from Laurassweetspot.com   Ingredients 2 pound pork tenderloin 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine ¾ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 clove garlic, minced ½ cup water ½ cup brown sugar 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar ½ cup water 2 Tablespoons soy sauce 1 cup fresh blueberries  …

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Cinnamon and Chili Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Apple Salsa

Makes 6 Servings Prep: 20 mins Cook: 38 mins Ingredients Pork 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, finely minced 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons salt 2 pounds pork tenderloin   Apple Salsa 2 cups crunchy sweet apples (like Fuji), cored and diced (about 2 medium apples) 1/2 cup red bell pepper,…

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Smoked Sausage, Kale, and Cider Quinoa Skillet

Makes 4 servings Total Time: 30 min   Ingredients 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 12oz smoked sausage (I used Johnsonville) 4 cups chopped lacinato kale 1 large shallot, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage salt and pepper 1 cup apple cider 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup quinoa, rinsed very well under cold running…

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Muffuletta Calzones

Makes 4 servings Prep: 20 mins Cook: 24 mins Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 cup jarred mixed pickled vegetables, rinsed and finely chopped 1 (7-oz.) package shredded provolone-Italian cheese blend 8 thin slices Genoa salami, chopped (about 1/8 lb.) 1/2 cup diced cooked ham 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives 1 pound bakery pizza dough…

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Mexican Chorizo, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Rice Skillet

Serves 5-6  Total Time: 30 min Ingredients 1/2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 small sweet potato, peeled then chopped into 1/2” cubes (1-1/2 cups) 1 small shallot or 1/4 onion, chopped 6oz Mexican Pork Chorizo 1/2 cup black beans (1/2 a 15oz can) 1-3/4 cups chicken broth 1/2 cup salsa verde 1/2 cup long…

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