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Category: Beef & Pork

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Oyster-Flavored Pork with Noodles

Bok choy and red bell pepper add extra colour to this tasty dish, and the sauce flavors the egg noodles wonderfully. Serves 2 to 4 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided 1/2 pound fresh Chinese or Italian egg noodles 1/2 pound lean pork cut into 1-inch cubes 1-1/2 tablespoons light soy sauce 2-1/2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil, divided 18 teaspoon ground […]

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Baked Pork Chops with Apple Dressing

No more dry pork chops! Just “sandwich” the chops between layers of dressing and bake, leaving them tender and moist. Serve with green beans tossed with lemon zest. Serves 4; 3 ounces meat and 1/2 cup dressing per serving Dressing: 2 slices light whole-wheat bread (lowest sodium available), torn into bite-size pieces 1 medium apple, such as Granny Smith, Gala, […]

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Hungarian Pork Chops

An Old World comfort dish without the work, these pork chops pair nicely with whole-grain noodles and steamed Brussels sprouts. Serves 4; 3 ounces pork and 3 tablespoons sauce per serving Rub: 1 teaspoon paprika 3/4 teaspoon dried dillweed, crumbled 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder   4 boneless center loin pork chops (about […]

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Slow-Cooker Beef and Red Beans

With cayenne for a bit of a kick and imitation bacon bits for a smoky flavor, this hearty combination of ground beef, red beans, brown rice, and vegetables is sure to be a family-pleaser. Serves 6; 1 cup beef mixture and 1/2 cup rice per serving 1 pound extra-lean ground beef 2 cups commercial fat-free low-sodium chicken broth 15.5 ounce […]

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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

When you want to serve a crowd but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, this great recipe is the answer. Serves 12; 1 cup spaghetti and 2/3 cup sauce per serving 1 pound extra-lean ground beef 28-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained 2 small zucchini, diced 6-ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 cup […]

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Chinese Pork and Vegetables

When my children were young they liked this dish without the hot red pepper flakes. Now that they are adults, they probably wish I would double the heat. You may want to add sherry, hot pepper sauce or chili paste, or perhaps more gingerroot or hot red pepper flakes to taste. Serve on a bed of fluffy rice. Makes 4 […]

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Beijing Noodles

Hoisin sauce is frequently used in Chinese cooking. It is made with fermented soybeans, spices and dried peppers. It is thick in texture, with a reddish-brown colour. 6 servings I Preparation time: 30 minutes I Difficulty: Average Vegetable oil 1 onion, sliced 375 g (3/4 lb) ground pork 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped 1 tbsp sugar […]

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Slow-Cooking Pork Chops with Lentils and Cider

Pork, sage, and apples are a great partnership. I use old British breeds, such as Gloucester Old Spot. This may be hard to find in America, so go with your local’s oldest breed: old breeds, more flavor. Serves 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 pork chops, about 6 oz each, rind and most of the fat removed 1 onion, chopped […]

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Barley with Greens, Sausage, and Ham

A bowl of this Australian-inspired dish will nourish you in every way. Serves 4 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 2 onions, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 2 handfuls of mixed spinach and arugula, coarsely chopped 1 cup pearl barley 2 oz. Prosciutto, chopped 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 cups chicken stock 1/4 lb. chorizo […]

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Pork Chops in Country Onion Gravy

Lean meat is not the fat culprit it’s been thought to be. When trimmed of excess fat and moderate portions are eaten in the context of an overall low-fat diet, meat is a great choice because it contains many nutrients, especially iron, which is so good for your heart. 4 servings II Prep time: 10 minutes II Cook time: 24 […]

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Pork & Snap Pea Lo Mein

Lo mein is a Chinese restaurant takeout favourite that’s easy to make at home. This lo mein recipe features lean pork loin chops and snap peas, but snow peas or asparagus work well too. Serve with shredded radish and cabbage tossed with rice vinegar. 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each II Active Time: 30 minutes II Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients […]

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Mexican Pasta Casserole

Serves: 4 complete meals Approximate costs: $4.25 per serving; $17.00 to feed a family of 4 Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups bow-tie pasta, or corkscrew or penne pasta, (measured dry) 1 medium-sized green pepper, (about 2 cups), sliced into strips Canola oil as needed 1-1/2 teaspoons pickled jalapeno, with seeds, minced 1 small yellow onion, (about 2/3 cup), diced 450 g/1 lb […]

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Skillet Beef-a-Roni

This is a great meal to put together on fall and winter weekday nights. This is simply comfort food. Kids love this dish, and so do the adults. It may take a little more time to prepare then it’s boxed counterpart, but it is more nutritious. Serves: 4 complete meals; 1-1/2 cups per serving Costs: Approximately $3.50 per serving; $14.00 […]

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Southwest Pork Chops

6 servings II Start to finish: 30 minutes 6 bone-in pork chops, cut into 3/4 inch thick (about 2-1/2 pounds total) 15 ounce Mexican-style or Tex-Mex chili beans 1 cup salsa 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn 3 cups hot cooked rice Coat an unheated 12-inch non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops, three at […]

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Grandma Ann’s Meatballs

Leftovers freeze well. Perfect for impromptu spaghetti dinners. Serves 20/ Serving size: 1 meatball 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, minced 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup finely gratecd Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt Ground black pepper 1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs 1/4 cup low-sodium beef broth […]

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Pork Tenderloin with Apple Stuffing

Pork and apples are a perfect pairing. Serves 10 Apple Stuffing: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 stalks celery, diced 1 medium apple, chopped with skin 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning or Italian seasoning blend 1 16-ounce bag bread cubes for stuffing 2-4 cups low-sodium chicken stock 2-1/2 to 3 pounds pork tenderloin Thin film the […]

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Grilled Pork Chops with Mango Sauce

A smoky, but still sweet, mango sauce adds brilliant, sunny color and a kick of flavor to these simply grilled pork chops. Active time: 20 minutes II Total time: 35 minutes II Makes: 4 main-dish servings 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 chipotle chile in adobo, seeded using tip of paring knife, and finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon dried […]

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Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops

Balsamic vinegar is very versatile; it’s not just for salad dressing. Here it’s turned into a sweet-tart sauce just made for tender pork. Total time: 35 minutes II Makes: 8 main-dish servings 8 boneless pork loin chops 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot or onion 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup […]

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Swedish Beef Stroganoff – Biff Stroganoff

This recipe is nostalgic for me. Growing up my mother would often prepare a delicious beef stroganoff she served over egg noodles. This version is just as creamy as I remember and uses low-fat sour cream and whole wheat fettuccini. Serves 6 1 tbsp canola oil 2 cups chopped onions 4 cups button mushrooms 18 oz (510 g) lean stewing […]