Pork Chop Spice Rub Recipe

Pork Chop Spice Rub
I am always looking for a good spice rub for meat such as pork chops. This spice rub consists of very common ingredients that you probably already have on hand. The rub is just a combination of paprika, black pepper, salt, sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper. This is great to rub on boneless or bone-in pork chops and after the pork is coated with the rub, it can be grilled or fried in the pan. You can also use this dry rub on other meats such as chicken. Enjoy.

Pork Chop Spice Rub

Pork Chop Spice Rub

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

 

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl combine paprika, black pepper, salt, sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  2. The dry rub can be used to rub on pork chops before cooking. 

 

Adapted from Epicurious

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Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo Recipe

Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo
This is a delicious copycat recipe for the shrimp alfredo from Olive Garden restaurant. Shrimp alfredo consists of fettucinni topped with homemade alfredo sauce and sautéed shrimp. The sauce gets a lot of flavor from ingredients such as heavy cream, parmesan cheese, Italian cheese blend, and garlic. The shrimp are sauteed in a little olive oil and then later mixed into the alfredo sauce for serving. I like to serve this recipe with garlic bread. Enjoy.

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Olive Garden Shrimp Alfredo

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1lb raw medium shrimp (peeled, deveined with tails removed)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1lb fettuccini noodles

 

Directions:

  1. Cook the fettuccini noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large deep skillet. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp have turned pink and are fully cooked (make sure to not overcook the shrimp). Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet melt the butter over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Stir in the flour and cook for a couple of minutes. Whisk in the milk and heavy cream. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer while stirring until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan and Italian cheese blend. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the shrimp into the sauce and serve over the cooked fettuccini noodles. 

 

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How to Make Beef Enchiladas

Shredded Beef Enchiladas
If you want to know how to make beef enchiladas this recipe is exactly what you are looking for. There are no shortcuts in this dish, the sauce is made from starch and we are using corn tortillas. If you want you can use flour tortillas instead. The meat and sauce is prepared on the stovetop but you could use the slow cooker instead if you would prefer. The beef is simmered in the sauce, shredded and rolled up in corn tortillas. The tortillas are placed into a baking dish, topped with sauce and cheese and baked to perfection. I like to serve these enchiladas with Mexican rice. Enjoy.

Shredded Beef Enchiladas

How to Make Beef Enchiladas

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ lbs boneless chuck roast
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 yellow onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 ounces shredded Monterey jack cheese (divided)
  • 4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped canned pickled jalapenos
  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas

 

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl mix together garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, sugar and salt. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the meat with salt. Add the meat to the Dutch oven and cook until browned on both sides, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove the meat to a plate.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium, add the onions to the pot and cook until they are golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic mixture and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomato sauce and water and bring to a boil. Return the meat and any accumulated juices to the pot. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the meat is tender and can be pulled apart easily (about 1 ½ hours).
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Strain the beef mixture over a medium bowl. Transfer the meat and any other solids to a medium bowl and break the beef into small pieces. Mix the shredded beef with half of the shredded cheeses, cilantro and jalapenos.
  4. Spread about ¾ cup of the sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Microwave the tortillas according to package directions to soften. Spread about 1/3 cup of the beef mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up tightly, and place seam-side down into the baking dish. Pour the remaining sauce evenly over the enchiladas. Sprinkle the remaining cheeses over the enchiladas. Cover the baking dish with foil.
  5. Place into the oven and bake for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, remove the foil and continue to bake until the cheese browns slightly (5-10 minutes).
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Kettle Chip Crusted Chicken Recipe

Kettle Chip Crusted Chicken
You can use kettle chips as a delicious coating for breaded chicken. This recipe is so easy to prepare and only consists of eggs, chicken and kettle chips. You can use different flavored kettle chips to make this chicken dish taste different every time. I have only tried a couple of flavors but my favorite so far is BBQ. Best of all, the chicken is baked and not fried. You can crush the kettle chips by placing them in a ziplock bag and crushing them with a rolling pin. You can also put them into a food processor. The chicken is dipped first in the beaten egg and then rolled in the kettle chips and then baked in the oven. I like to serve this recipe with rice. Enjoy.

Kettle Chip Crusted Chicken

Kettle Chip Crusted Chicken

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (8.5 ounce) bag kettle chips, any flavor
  • 2 eggs 

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl beat the eggs. Place the kettle chips into a ziplock bag, seal and crush with a rolling pin. Place the crushed kettle chips into a shallow plate or pie dish.
  2. Dip each chicken breast first in the egg and then roll in the crushed kettle chips until well coated on both sides. Place onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  3. Place into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.). The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the chicken breasts you are using. 

 

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