Monday, December 9, 2013

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Sweet & Spicy Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Sweet & Spicy Pork Tenderloin
added by Stacey Lawson
Pork tenderloin with a sweet and spicy flavor, that is what I've created. Let the crockpot do the work for you in this simple recipe.
Cook time: 4 Hr  Prep time: 15 Min  Serves: 4-8
2 lb pork tenderloin
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1 medium yellow onion
8 Tbsp honey mustard salad dressing
3 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
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2 Tbsp honey
3-4 clove garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp chili paste
2/3 c water
salt and pepper
slow cooker
1. Pat dry pork tenderloin and trim any excess fat. Salt and pepper to taste.
2. Slice onion in rings and lay on bottom of slow cooker. Place pork tenderloin on top of onions. Pour water on bottom of slow cooker around tenderloin.
3. Mix together remaining ingredients. Whisking until combined. At this point taste mixture for sweetness and heat, adjust to your liking.
4. Pour mixture over pork tenderloin.
5. Set slow cooker on high, cook for about 4 hours or on low for about 7 hours.
6. Serve with your favorite side. Mine is basmati rice. Then I garnish with fresh chopped green onions.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bacon Wrapped Smokie

1 pound Bacon, Cut Into Thirds
1 pound Lil’ Smokies (small sausages)
1 stick Butter
2 cups Brown Sugar

Preheat oven to 375F.
Cut the bacon into thirds and wrap each smokie.(small sausage)
Place all the wrapped smokies in a single layer in a baking dish.
Then melt the stick of butter and then 1 cup of brown sugar and stir until mixed well.
Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture on the smokies and bacon.
Then take the other cup of brown sugar and sprinkle evenly over the smokies.
Bake them for about 15-20 minutes and then turn the heat up to 400F for about 5 minutes or longer until the bacon becomes crispy.

Loaded Baked Potato Shepherds Pie

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1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 package (1 lb 8 oz) refrigerated garlic mashed potatoes (or your own recipe
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/4 cup chopped fresh tomato, if desired
2 slices precooked bacon, chopped, if desired
2 medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons), if desired

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix beef, onion, bread crumbs, sage, salt and egg until well blended. Press in bottom of ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart)
glass baking dish. Spread mashed potatoes evenly over top. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.

Bake uncovered about 50 minutes. Sprinkle with tomato, bacon and green onion