Tags: Cooking, Cubed Pork Steak, Dinner, Food, GREEN BEANS, Hungarian Sweet Paprika, Maggi: Authentic German Dumplings Spaetzle, Pork, Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko
Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Spaetzle and Green Beans
Dealing with little bit of a Sinus infection, not a bad one but just enough to be annoying! It was 52 degrees out this morning, cool for the middle of July. Only a high of 73 but no humidity either! Had to stop by Kroger for some Milk and Bread and then the Bank. From there went to Costco for some Vitamins, Bulk Items, and some cases of canned Vegetables and Tuna. Purchased quite a few, I’m going to drop them off at our Church. Our Church, along with other local Churches provide free meals and supplies who need them. So they can never have too much, I’m glad I have a little extra money to help out when I can. Dinner tonight it’s Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Spaetzle and Green Beans
I grabbed a Cubed Pork Steak out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Used the big three out to bread it with; Flour, Egg Beater’s, and Panko Bread Crumbs. I seasoned the Steak with Sea Salt and Black Ground Pepper. Next I seasoned the Flour with Hungarian Paprika and rolled the Cube Pork in that and shook off the excess. Then I dipped it in the Egg Beater’s shaking off the excess and then pressed both sides in the Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, making sure both sides was well covered. I heated up a medium size skillet, that I had drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, on medium high heat. Added my Cubed Pork and fried both sides about 4 minutes, till each side was golden brown. The Cubed Pork Steak came out delicious! Moist and very tender with a good flavor from the Paprika. As you can tell in the picture, the Steak was huge so I cut in half and I’ll have the other half for Breakfast in the morning. I like the Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko, a lot fewer calories than most. I don’t care for any of Kroger’s Beef but their Pork is hard to beat!
For one side dish to go with my Cubed Pork I prepared some Spaetzle. Which is a German Potato Dumpling. At the end of the post I left a little history of Spaetzle and product info. I boiled it in hot water for about 25 minutes and seasoned it with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, Rubbed Sage, and a pat of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Very tasty and goes very well with Veal or Pork. We also had some fresh Green Beans we had picked up at Jungle Jim’s Market the other day. Love those Green Beans! The Spaetzle and Green Beans are a perfect pairing! I could have made a meal just out of these 2 items. Also had a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt
Spaetzle [SHPEHT-sluh; SHPEHT-sehl; SHPEHT-slee] Literally translated from German as “little sparrow,” spaetzle is a dish of tiny noodles or dumplings made with flour, eggs, water or milk, salt and sometimes nutmeg. The spaetzle dough can be firm enough to be rolled and cut into slivers or soft enough to be forced through a sieve, colander or spaetzle-maker with large holes. The small pieces of dough are usually boiled (poached) before being tossed with butter or added to soups or other dishes. In Germany, spaetzle is served as a side dish much like potatoes or rice, and is often accompanied by a sauce or gravy. The cooked spaetzle can also be pan-fried with a little butter and onions (usually a good left-over idea).
You & maggi make great meals. Enjoy maggi spaetzle as a satisfying main course or as a delicious side dish To accompany your favorite meal. Tastes great with chicken or beef. Recipes for: creamy spaetzle with sage; spaetzle, ham & mushrooms; And, cheese & onion SPAETZLE.
Serving Size 46 G
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1 G 2
Saturated Fat 0 G
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 30 Mg 10
Sodium 350 Mg 14
Total Carbohydrate 32 G 11
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars 1 G
Protein 6 G
Tags: BBQ, Beef, Bison, Chicken, Cooking, EatingWell, Food, Grilling, Kabobs, Meat, Pork, Poultry, recipes, Skewers
ire up the grill and try these Grilled Chicken and BBQ Chicken Recipes from the EatingWell website. Then if you need some side dish ideas to go with that Chicken just check out the EatingWell website for those also! http://www.eatingwell.com/
Grilled Chicken and BBQ Chicken Recipes
Make healthy grilled chicken recipe or BBQ chicken recipe tonight for an easy family meal.
Fire up your grill for one of these easy grilled chicken recipes or BBQ chicken recipes. A jerk chicken marinade adds loads of flavor with little fat or try one of our lean grilled chicken breast recipes. Whichever grilled chicken recipe you choose, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious and easy-to-make chicken dinner.
Jacqui’s Jerk Chicken
Sweet, savory and spicy all at once, Jacqui Sinclair’s jerk marinade is absolutely addictive. Try it on pork loin, firm white fish or even goat if you can find it. The wood chips are optional if you’re grilling, but they add an authentic, subtle flavor to the chicken. Serve with a slightly sweet side dish, such as sweet potatoes or cornbread, to balance the heat…..
Butterflied Grilled Chicken with a Chile-Lime Rub
A quick and efficient way to cook a whole bird on the grill is to butterfly it. This method is so popular, especially in Southern California, that large chains have thrived selling chile-rubbed butterflied chicken to happy patrons. When cooking a whole chicken on the grill, try searing the chicken first over direct heat then finish cooking over indirect heat (as instructed in this recipe). That way you avoid the all too common problem when grilling—chicken burned on the outside and raw in the center. For best flavor, let the chicken marinate in the rub overnight in the refrigerator. Serve with lime wedges and fresh salsa…..
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Tags: BBQ, Beef, Bison, Cooking, Food, Grilling, Kabobs, Kitchen Hints, Meats, Pork, Poultry
When using foods with different cooking times (such as shrimp and beef), don’t combine them on the same skewer. Instead, make skewers of just shrimp or just beef, start cooking the beef first, and then combine them on a serving platter.
Tags: Bob Evan's Mashed Potatoes, Cooking, Crock Pot, Dinner, Food, Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun, JB's Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce, Open Face Crock Pot Pork Shoulder Sandwich, Pork, Pork Butt, Pork Shoulder, Slow cooker
Today’s Menu: Open Face Crock Pot Pork Shoulder Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Cloudy, rain on and off, hot, and humid around here today, but they’re saying we have some more beautiful weather coming in! Hope so, I’d like to do some fishing at a local County Park this week. Hung around inside doing some odds and ends things and that was about it for the day. For dinner tonight, nothing but comfort food! I prepared an Open Face Crock Pot Pork Shoulder Sandwich w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.
I used a Kroger Brand Pork Shoulder (Butt) Roast, about 2 1/2 lbs. I put the Pork on this morning and let it slow cook through-out the day. All I needed was the Pork Shoulder or Boston Butt (bone-in or boneless), 1/3 cup of Water, Sea Salt, Pepper (lightly), Roasted Cumin, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and JB’s Fatboy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce. Then to prepare it; Combine all the Seasonings in a bowl and mix well. Rub the Seasoning Mix all over the Roast, make sure all sides have Seasoning. Place the Roast in the slow cooker with water. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Turn to LOW and cook 7 to 9 hours longer, until very tender. Remove roast and discard fat and juices. Chop or shred the pork; return to slow cooker. Mix a little barbecue sauce into the meat for flavor. Cook for about 1 hour longer, until hot. Serve on warm split sandwich buns with coleslaw (Optional) and extra BBQ Sauce on the side. The pork just fell apart, not much need to shred it! Moist and just bursting with flavor! Served 3 people with plenty leftover for Sandwiches the rest of the week.
I served the Pork on top of a toasted half of a Healthy Life Wheat Sandwich Bun. I also had a side of Bob Evan’s Mashed potatoes topped with some Heinz Mushroom Brown Gravy. Hope all you can try this sometime, it makes one incredible and delicious dinner! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.
Crock Pot Pork Shoulder
Use your favorite barbecue sauce in this crock pot pork roast recipe. This is a basic recipe for pulled pork shoulder using a boneless or bone-in shoulder, but be sure your pork shoulder will fit in the slow cooker and will allow you to put the cover on tightly.
pork shoulder or Boston Butt, about 4 to 7 pounds, bone-in or boneless
1/3 cup of water
Sea Salt, Pepper (lightly)
JB’s Fatboy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce
Combine all the Seasonings in a bowl and mix well. Rub the Seasoning Mix all over the Roast, make sure all sides have Seasoning. Place the Roast in the slow cooker with water. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Tun to LOW and cook 7 to 9 hours longer, until very tender. Remove roast and discard fat and juices. Chop or shred the pork; return to slow cooker. Mix a little barbecue sauce into the meat for flavor. Cook for about 1 hour longer, until hot. Serve on warm split sandwich buns with coleslaw and extra barbecue sauce on the side
Tags: Carrots, Cooking, Cumin, Dinner, Food, Garlic Powder, Kraft Chipotle Mayo, Oregano, Pork, Pork Tenderloin, Roasting, Simply PotatoesSteakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes, Spices
Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Sliced Carrots and Cheddar and Bacon Potato Salad
It’s been one hot and humid day around here today, about 93 degrees and as I said very humid. Went to the bank, post office, and Kroger early and got back home. If you have any breathing problems today is not the day to be out. For dinner tonight a couple of new ones, I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Sliced Carrots and Cheddar and Bacon Potato Salad.
I found the Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin recipe a while back on-line, several variations of it. To prepare it I’ll need; 1/2 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious and moist Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which made one incredible Crust on the Pork.
For one side dish I prepared another new one, Cheddar and Bacon Potato Salad. This one comes from the Simply Potatoes website (http://www.simplypotatoes.com/) To make this one I’ll need; 1 package Simply Potatoes® Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes, 1/2 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Chipotle Mayonnaise, 1/2 cup Daisy Light Sour Cream, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Chives, 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt, Ground Pepper to taste, 1/3 cup Sargento Reduced-Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, 1/4 cup Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon Bits, and 1/4 cup finely chopped Red Onion. To prepare it Place 1 package Simply Potatoes® Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes in a medium saucepan with 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Cook about 10 minutes or until potatoes are just tender. Let cool. As the Potatoes are cooling mix mayonnaise, sour cream, chives, garlic salt, and pepper in a large serving bowl until well blended. Then gently stir the Potatoes into dressing until well coated. Sprinkle with Cheese, Bacon, and Red Onion; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir toppings in just before serving. Another keeper recipe, not a huge Potato Salad fan until now! I also heated up a can of Walmart Brand Sliced Carrots along with a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
Cheddar and Bacon Potato Salad
If you love the big, bold flavors of loaded potatoes, you’ll flip for this potato salad recipe. It’s got all the fixin’s: Cheddar, bacon, red onions, sour cream and chives. Just 10 minutes to prepare, 20 minutes to the table!
Cheddar & Bacon Potato Salad Recipe
1 package Simply Potatoes® Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes*
1/2 cup chipotle or light mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
1/3 cup Crystal Farms® Reduced-Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup real bacon pieces
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1. Place potatoes and ¼ cup water in a microwaveable bowl. Cover; microwave on HIGH heat 10 to 12 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Cool.
2. Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, chives, garlic salt, and pepper in a large serving bowl until well blended.
3. Gently stir potatoes into dressing until well coated. Sprinkle with cheese, bacon, and red onion; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir toppings in just before serving.
Chipotle mayonnaise is readily available in the condiment aisle—or you can make your own by stirring one or two finely chopped canned chipotle chiles into plain mayonnaise.
Reduced-fat (light) sour cream is a good substitution for regular sour cream
If fresh chives are hard to find, substitute green onions.
Stove top: Place 1 package Simply Potatoes® Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes in a medium saucepan with 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Cook about 10 minutes or until potatoes are just tender.
*Can be substituted with Simply Potatoes® Diced Potatoes with Onion
Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe
Calories 190; Total Fat 10g; Saturated Fat 3g; Cholesterol 18mg; Sodium 680mg; Carbohydrate 23g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Protein 5g
Tags: Beef, Cooking, Food, Kitchen Hints, Pork, Roasts, Sandwich
You can get several different meals from a braised or slow-roasted whole beef roast or pork shoulder. It can be made into different dishes and sandwiches all week.
Tags: BBQ, Beef, Buffalo, Chicken, Cooking, EatingWell, Food, Meat, Pork, Potatoes, Slow cooker
I love my slow cookers! So from the EatingWell web site it’s Healthy BBQ Slow-Cooker Recipes.
Enjoy stress-free entertaining with these healthy recipes for your slow cooker.
Cookout season is here and we’ve got the secret weapon for making it stress-free and totally delicious… the slow cooker! From pulled pork to potato salad and baked beans, find these recipes and more to keep your kitchen cool and your grill open for burgers. Entertaining has never been so easy!
Slow-Cooker Baked Beans
A must-have dish for any backyard barbecue, this classic baked bean recipe is made simple by simmering in a slow-cooker. Spiked with bourbon, maple syrup and molasses, these healthy baked beans have just the right amount of bacon to add a salty touch of smokiness….
Slow-Cooker German Potato Salad
This vinegary German-style potato salad recipe is a lighter alternative to typical mayonnaise-based potato salad. And, instead of boiling, the potatoes are simmered in the slow cooker. This healthy slow-cooker potato salad recipe tastes great when served warm or at room temperature. Fingerling potatoes make it especially pretty, but any type of yellow-flesh potato cut into 1-inch pieces will work….
* Click the link below to see all the Healthy BBQ Slow-Cooker Recipes from EatingWell.
Tags: BBQ, Beef, Corn, Festivals, Fish, Food, Grilling, Ohio, Pork, Ribs, Walleye
The 34th annual festival will be held at picturesque Waterworks Park on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie in Port Clinton with an array of free live concerts, kids fishing derby, grand parade, educational programs and activities, carnival rides, and food vendors.
Tags: BBQ, BBQ Sauce, Beef, Bison, Buckeye State BBQ Championship, Buffalo, Cooking, Festivals, Food, Grilling, Ohio, Pork, Smoked, West Chester
Buckeye State BBQ Championship MAY 16-17 2014
Bring a chair or blanket, friends and family too. No coolers or pets
The Square @ Union Centre
9285 Centre Pointe Drive
West Chester, Ohio 45069
Over 35 of the top BBQ Teams in the nation will set-up on “Pit Row” to compete in the second Buckeye State BBQ Championship. Come watch the competition.
Blues and Brews
Over a dozen Blues bands will perform from Opening to Closing both Friday and Saturday. Saturday night features, 2014 CEA Nominated, Scotty Bratcher Band.
Inflatable rides, magic shows, storytelling, and a petting zoo… Proceeds benefit local children’s programs.