Grilled Pork Chops w/ Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Herb Potatoes

May 23, 2014 at 5:19 PM | Posted in grilling, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, pork chops, potatoes, vegetables | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Pork Chops w/ Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Herb Potatoes

 

 

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Wow what a gorgeous day to start off the early Memorial Day Weekend! Sunny, not a cloud in the sky, and a high of 70 degrees. A perfect day! Went to Kroger for a few items for myself and my Mom and back home. Did a little price comparison update between Kroger and Walmart, more on the results later. Took the cart out for a while and went down to the lake. For dinner tonight it was Grilled Pork Chops w/ Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Herb Potatoes.

 

 

 

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Fired the grill up for part of the meal. I had bought a package of Kroger Center Cut Pork Chops while at Kroger earlier, beautiful looking Chops! I seasoned the Chops with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn, after seasoning I sprayed a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray on both sides of the Chops. I always do this when grilling to help the Meat not to stick on the grill grate. I grilled the Chops till a thermometer read 150 degrees, grilled about 4 1/2 minutes per side. I flipped them one time and after flipping them I brushed on some JB’s Haug Waush BBQ Sauce on them. JB’s is my favorite BBQ Sauce, it’s a flavorful and a nice thick sauce with several different kinds. The Chops came out moist and full of flavor!

 

 

 

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Then for sides it was 2 of my favorites, Fresh Roasted Asparagus and Roasted Herb Red Potatoes. For the Red Potatoes, preheat oven to 400 degrees, I needed 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 tablespoon minced fresh or Dried Rosemary, 1 tablespoon Dried Thyme, Rubbed Sage, and 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, and 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper. I start by heating up a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat and as that’s heating up quartered the Red Potatoes. Combined all ingredients in a large bowl and added the Potatoes. Toss to coat Potatoes and add them to the Skillet. Fry them about 4-5 minutes and transfer the Skillet to the preheated oven. That’s why I love using Cast Iron Skillets, from the stove to the oven. I skillet and easy clean up! Bake them for 20 minutes or until their fork tender.

 

 

 
With your oven already at 400 degrees you can make the Roasted Asparagus also. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. Chops, Red Potatoes, and Asparagus, What is not to like! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

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Roasted Mesquite Marinated Pork Sirloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

April 8, 2014 at 5:29 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Roasted Mesquite Marinated Pork Sirloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

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More heavy rain overnight but a sunny afternoon, more rain coming this evening though. Finally drying out tomorrow and 70 degrees by Thursday! Took Dad for a follow-up check-up at his doctors. He’s still having more and more problems with breathing, a lot congestion. For dinner tonight I prepared a Roasted Mesquite Marinated Pork Sirloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 

 

 

 

I used a Smithfield Mesquite Marinated Pork Sirloin. First time I believe I used that. It wasn’t a very big one, only 1.39 lbs. But more than enough for me, Mom and Dad went out to eat. The instructions said to roast it 20 minutes for every lb. at 425 degrees. Preheated the oven and put the Sirloin in a small baking pan that i sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. I also added just a bit of McCormick Grinder Sea salt and Black Peppercorn. Then I Brushed it with JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce. Put in the oven and let it roast! Checked the temperature after about 24 minutes, wasn’t quite done so roasted it an additional 3 minutes. Rechecked it and it was 148 degrees, removed it from the oven and let it rest and finish cooking. It came out beautiful and delicious, very tender. The Mesquite Marinade with the JB’s BBQ Glaze worked perfect.

 

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I also prepared some Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes, microwave a total of 6 minutes and their done and just as good as anyone’s homemade Mashed Potatoes. Then I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. To drink an ice-cold Diet Dr. Pepper that I had let set in the freezer for about 15 minutes. For dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.

 

 

 

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Smithfield Marinated Pork Sirloins – Mesquite

 
Marinated Pork
Smithfield Marinated Pork products are perfect for a delicious artisan meal that is easy yet sure to impress. Ready to enjoy in 20 to 30 minutes, they are the perfect solution for busy families on the go. Instead of doing takeout, throw one of our tenderloins, roasts or filets on the grill or in the oven and you have a delicious, perfectly seasoned home-cooked meal. In addition, we have lowered the sodium in all of our marinated pork products an average of 25.5 percent, making them healthier than ever.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4 oz
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 130 Calories from Fat: 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.0g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55.0mg 18%
Sodium 330.0mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 4g
Dietry Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 19.0g

 

http://www.smithfield.com/products/marinated-pork/tenderloins/

Baked Pork Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

March 30, 2014 at 5:19 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, greenbeans, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Plenty of sunshine all day today, but had a light cool breeze and in the 40’s. They say it will hit close to 70 degrees tomorrow and sunny! Hope they’re right for tomorrow is Holiday here in the Cincinnati area, it’s Opening Day! The Red’s first game of the year and a positive sign Spring is here. Pulled my 4 wheel mobility cart out of the shed and charged it up and cleaned it up a bit. Went to Kroger for Mom and picked up a few things for her and home. For dinner tonight it’s a Baked Pork Chops w/ Mashed Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Had this Chop froze so I laid it out overnight in the fridge to thaw. It’s one of Pork Chops I had bought at Costco a while back. Costco has some of the finest meats around and the Pork Chops are right there with some of the best! I started by marinating them in J B’s Fat Boy’s Haugwash Barbcue Sauce. Just the name Fat Boy’s Haugwash makes my mouth water! If you’ve never tried any of their Rubs or Sauces you got to give them a try! The best I’ve ever had, bar none. Wish it was a little lower in calories and carbs but it’s worth cutting back on other things to fit this in the dinner. Anyway I marinated the Chops in the Sauce and refrigerated it for 4 hours. I removed the chops from the fridge and shook off any excess of the sauce and then seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Grinder Black Peppercorn. I then pan fried the Chops in a Cast Iron Skillet, browning both sides then baked the Chops at 400 degrees for 20 minutes flipping the Chops over after 10 minutes, internal temperature was at 150 degrees. They came out moist, tender, and delicious!

 

 

 

 

 

 
For one side dish I heated up some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, just microwave for 6 minutes and serve. Just as good as homemade, if not better. Then I heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. Also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread and an ice-cold Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

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