Chinese restaurant-style fried rice is a simple, quick and easy dish that can be made with leftover meat and rice. You can make this fried rice with chicken, beef, pork or even tofu as a vegetarian option. Fried rice has ingredients that most pantry's have and can be made in under 20 minutes to feed a whole family and tends to be a money conscious dish. Check out the recipe below in post.
Pork tenderloin is always a big hit around my house. The ease and endless possibilities that can be done with a pork tenderloin is hard to get bored of it. This pineapple glazed pork is a great balance of a sweet from the pineapple juice and sugar and spicy flavor from the jalapenos makes the flavor of the pork pop out. This pineapple glazed pork can be made in about 30-40 minutes which makes it great for the weekdays or even special occasion. The glaze can be made ahead of time if needed.
Baked beans over time have had less and less meat added to the beans. These meaty baked beans are loaded with tender pork that is pulled and combined with the beans can be a hearty meal in itself or a great side dish. Homemade baked beans are a very easy dish to make and tastes better then the pre-made ones you can get in the store. With the addition of the brown sugar adds a sweet flavor that is balanced out the the tangy spice of the dijon mustard. Check out the recipe below in post.
Pork tenderloin is a very lean cut of meat that is loaded with healthy nutrient and vitamins. however the tough part is to make pork tenderloin flavorful and tender without drying it out. This cumin orange glazed pork tenderloin gets it flavor from the marinate, then topped with a reduction of the marinate that really packs in the juices in and put a nice citrus and peppery glaze on the outside. The marinate takes less then a few minutes to make and the pork tenderloin can marinate over night or during the day while you are at work. The pork take under 30 minutes to cook and is a quick and easy meal with almost no effort needed. It is a perfect start for a weeknight meal for a busy family. Check out the recipe below in post.
When you typical hear about barbecued chinese pork you think of the red tinged pork that is a staple in every takeout chinese takeout place all over the states. This chinese barbecue pork is different preparation then typically done, but is still packed with flavor as it rubbed in the dry marinate then cooked slow for few hours and covered in a sweet glaze that caramelizes at the very last minutes. It is definitely worth the few hours to have this incredibly tasty, juicy and tender chinese barbecue pork. Check out the recipe below.
One of the easiest meals to prepare for a family or large gathering is a simple pasta dish. Pasta dishes are easy and very inexpensive to prepare and goes a long way. This Sausage and mushroom penne gratin is a great substitute for the standard pasta bake. It is quick to make since you cook everything on the stove top and bake really quick under a broiler to get the brown and bubbly you enjoy from a dish that has baked for a long time in the oven. Check out the recipe below in post.
The best complement for any cut of pork is sugar. It helps bring out the natural sweetness that is found in the pork. The combination of the sugar seasoning coating and the honey and maple syrup complement the natural sweetness of the pork chops without becoming over sweet. These honey-maple glazed pork chops have a great smokey char that gets in cased in the sweet honey-maple glaze. The addition of the mustard and vinegar help make the glaze stick to the pork chops unlike most glazes that get melted right off while on the grill. Check out the recipe below in post.
Looking for a great recipe for your next backyard BBQ that doesn't involve much effort and you can spend more time with your friends and family instead of away cooking? This slow-cooker pulled pork is the perfect recipe for you. It has a great sweet and sour vinegar cooking liquid that cooks the pork to a super tender texture. The pork actually breaks apart with two forks with no issues and the flavor is amazing!!! Check out the recipe below in this post.
The Porketta sandwich has deep ties in Minnesota. The dish was made by Italian immigrants that came to northern Minnesota to work in the iron mines and has been a staple ever since. Porketta is a take of the Italian dish Porchetta, which is a whole pig that has been de-boned and stuffed with herb and slow cooked until tender. This porketta sandwich is a great meal, the pork is extremely tender and packed with flavor from the herbs and spices that the pork marinates in and cooks slowly with. The cooked fennel is tender and is tamed down and almost sweet like caramelized onions flavor. The fennel is one of the most important part of the dish. Top it with your favorite dressing, a typical one is a creamy horseradish sauce. Check out the recipe below.
The weekend's to me are the only days I will sit down and actually have a breakfast. Hash browns are a classic favorite as part of a full breakfast. The downside for good hash browns is that you need a lot of oil to get a great crispy crust. For these potato waffles, the waffle iron gives a great golden brown crust while still having a tender and moist interior. The second good part is that you don't need to load the waffle pan with tons of oil so you don't have greasy potatoes like you will normally have with traditional hash browns. Check out the recipe below.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!