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Herbed Pork Roast With Apples

I came across a recipe similar to this the other day and thought it sounded so good. I made just a few minor changes. The original recipe calls for apple cider, but I think apple juice will work well, and I always have that. As it turns out . . . I didn’t have the apple juice, either, so I used my favorite wine, which happens to be apple wine. I think the wine actually made the roast even more tender, and it had a great flavor. For this recipe, though, I’m going to list apple juice. Just know there are alternatives – even water or chicken stock would probably work. Also, you should use your judgment on how much salt and pepper you like. The herbs can be fresh or dried (I used dried because it’s all I have at the moment).

This is a recipe I will definitely make again . . it makes a great presentation for company. I served it with sides of green beans and sweet potatoes.

Herbed Pork Roast with Apples

1 pork butt roast, approx. 4 lb.
4-5 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
1 Tbsp. salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. sage
1 Tbsp. rosemary
1 tsp. thyme
3 large apples (tart is best), cut into wedges
2 medium onions, cut into wedges
1/2 stick butter or margarine
1 2/3 cup apple juice, divided
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Score the fat side of the roast in criss-cross manner, about 1/4 inch deep; place half the garlic slices inside the slits at random. Sprinkle the salt and pepper onto the roast evenly on all sides. Depending on the size of your roast, you may need to use a little more salt/pepper according to your taste.

Place roast, fat side up, in shallow baking pan, making sure to leave about 2 inches of space around the roast. Sprinkle the sage, rosemary and thyme on top of the roast and rub in.

Arrange the apples, onions, and remaining garlic evenly around the roast in the pan. Dot with butter. Mix 1 cup of apple juice with the soy sauce and pour evenly over all.

Bake uncovered 1 1/2 to hours or until meat reaches desired doneness. Baste occasionally with the pan juices, being sure to keep the apples moist. To test for doneness, pierce the meat with a knife; if juices are pink, it will need to cook longer.

Transfer roast to a platter and arrange apples and onions around it. The meat will be easier to slice if allowed to stand for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Pour the pan juices into a small saucepan and add the remaining apple juice. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream. Sauce will be fairly thin. Serve the sauce warm with the pork.

Chinese Pork Casserole

2 lbs. pork, cut in bite-sized pieces (I use pork steaks, but you can use pork roast or pork chops)
1 green pepper, chopped
2 onions, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 can water chestnuts, sliced
1 can sliced mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
4 Tbs. soy sauce

Brown meat in small amount of oil. Add green pepper, onion, celery- sauté until onion is translucent. Mix all ingredients, place in casserole dish, and bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 2 hours

Sweet & Sour Chicken and Rice Casserole

1 lb. chicken tenders or chicken breasts, cut in bite-size pieces
1 8-oz. can pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved
1 cup uncooked rice
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, cut into small pieces
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can chicken broth
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 Tbs. sugar
3 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs. sesame oil
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Mix together chicken, pineapple, rice, carrots, pepper, onion, and garlic in the dish. Heat small saucepan over high heat, then add chicken broth, pineapple juice, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, and ginger. Bring to a boil, then pour over chicken. Cover with foil and bake for about 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender.

Ham Balls

1 lb. Ham, ground
1 lb. Pork, ground
1 cup Bread Crumbs
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Milk
1/4 cup chopped Onion

Sauce (recipe below)

Grind together ham and pork, add bread crumbs, eggs, milk & onion. Shape into balls and place in shallow pan. Mix together ingredients for sauce (recipe below). Pour over meatballs. Bake at 350 for 60 minutes.

SAUCE

1 can crushed Pineapple
1/3 cup Ketchup
2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 tsp. Sugar
dash of Pepper
1/2 tsp. prepared Mustard

Mix all ingredients together to pour over meatballs.

– From Nana’s Collection

Teriyaki Sauce

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1/2 tsp. minced garlic)
5 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

Mix all but cornstarch and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan and begin heating. Mix cornstarch and cold water in a cup and dissolve. Add to sauce in pan. Heat until sauce thickens.

Beef & Mushroom Teriyaki Stir-fry

1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Water
2 Tbsp. Sugar
2 med. Onions, sliced
1 tsp. minced Garlic
3/4 tsp. ground Ginger
2 lbs. Round Steak, cut into thin strips
1 lb. fresh Mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup Oil
2 cups shredded Cabbage
1 can Bean Sprouts
1 can Water Chestnuts, drained and sliced

Combine soy sauce, water, sugar, vinegar, garlic and ground ginger.  Add beef to marinade.  Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.  In wok, or 12 inch skillet, heat oil, add mushrooms, saute 2 minutes, add cabbage, saute 5 minutes.  Add beef and marinade, stir fry 5 minutes.  Add bean sprouts and chestnuts, cook 5 minutes longer.  Serve over rice. 

-From Nana’s Recipe Collection