Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 15: Barbecued Pork Chops

Here is another recipe from my mother.

6 pork chops
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1/2 c ketchup
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp onion salt
1/2 tsp liquid smoke, opt

Trim excess fat from chops. In frying pan, brown chops slowly on both sides in hot oil. Season the chops with salt and pepper while browning. Put chops in baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over chops. Cover with aluminum  foil. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Baked potatoes go along well with this dish.

March 14; Sweet and Sour Chicken

This recipe is from my dear sweet mother.

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 beaten egg
1 1/2 c sugar
1 c vinegar
1 c chicken stock
7 TB ketchup
2 TB soy sauce

Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt and pepper. Let stand in refrigerator for 1 hour or more. Dip chicken in beaten egg, then in flour. Brown the chicken in hot oil. Place in baking dish. Combine sugar, vinegar, chicken stock, ketchup, and soy sauce in saucepan and heat. Pour over chicken. Bake at 325 for 1 hour, uncovered. Turn chicken once or twice. 

March 13: Vegetarian Chili

Got this from the newspaper.

2 TB olive oil
1 1/2 c chopped celery
1 1/2 c chopped green sweet pepper
1 c chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 28 oz cans tomatoes, cut up
3 15 oz cans bean (kidney, black, northern, and/or pinto)
1/2 c raisins
1/4 c red wine vinegar
3 to 4 tsp chili powder
1 TB snipped parsley
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp dried basil, crushed
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano, crushed
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp bottled hot pepper sauce
1 12 oz can beer
3/4 c cashew nuts
1 c shredded Cheddar or Swiss cheese

In a pot, heat oil. Add celery, green pepper, onion and garlic. Cover and cook over medium heat about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the cashews and cheese. Simmer soup. Add cashews. Serve with shredded cheese.