Archive for ‘Taste of Home’

January 1, 2012

Sweet ‘n’ saucy sausage sandwiches

Taste of Home

Serves: 2

  • 2 Italian sausage links (4 ounces each), sliced
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup ginger ale
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon onion soup mix
  • 1 French roll, split
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a large saucepan, saute the sausage, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ginger ale, chili sauce, preserves and soup mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

Place roll halves, cut side up, on an ungreased baking sheet; top with sausage mixture and cheese. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. 

*Chef’s note: I figured this dish was a risk; it could either taste really delicious or really gross. It leaned much more toward the former, but I felt pretty guilty for eating it; it tastes as unhealthy as it looks. I probably won’t make it again, but if I did I would go lighter on the chili sauce because it was a tad overpowering.  And my slices ended up more like meatballs–oh well.

October 5, 2011

Parmesan pork chops

Taste of Home (“Almost Homemade”)

Serves: 4

  • 1/4 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Place biscuit mix and egg in separate shallow bowls. In another shallow bowl, combine the cheese, bread crumbs and rosemary. Coat pork chops with biscuit mix, dip in egg, then coat with cheese mixture.

In a large skillet, brown pork chops on both sides in oil. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until juices run clear, turning once.

*Chef’s note: Very easy. A nice flavor change from simply seasoned pork chops, and a nice crisp coating.