Category: Meat

Grilled Greek Feta Pork Chops


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4 boneless pork chops.
1 cup of fresh leeks (chopped)
1 cup feta cheese
olive oil
sea salt
black pepper
Put a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet. Cook leeks until tender and a little crispy. Set to the side.
In a large skillet or on a grill, put 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook pork chops on each side. (Depending on the thickness, at least a total of 10-12 minutes.) Chops should be white when you slice into them. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
When chops are just about done, add cooked leeks and feta cheese on top of chops. Cook an additional minute and then serve.
Serve warm.



1 1/4 lbs. lean ground beef
3 garlic cloves (minced)
1/4 cup onion (finely chopped)
1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. dry oregano
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 cup fresh ricotta
provolone cheese (thinly sliced)
tomato sauce (about 2 cups, heated)
olive oil
6 fresh basil leaves
1. Mix all the ingredients (except ricotta,basil, provolone cheese, olive oil and tomato sauce) and shape into meatballs.
2. In a large skillet, put 3 tbs. olive oil.
3 Cook the meatballs for 5-6 minutes or until cooked through and browned on the outside. Remove.
4. In a large serving bowl, cover the bottom with warmed tomato sauce. In the center put a large dollop of ricotta cheese. Place meatballs around ricotta. Pour warmed tomato sauce over meatballs. Decorate with slices of provolone cheese and basil. (see photo) Sprinkle a little sea salt and black pepper on ricotta.

Prosciutto and Fresh Mozzarella Sandwiches




1 lb. prosciutto (sliced thin)

1 lb. fresh mozzarella (sliced)

3 tbs. olive oil

1 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

8 rolls (of your choice)


1. In a bowl, mix olive oil, sea salt and black pepper. Stir well.

2. Cut open rolls. On the inside of the roll, brush a little olive oil.

3. Place prosciutto on roll and a slice of mozzarella on top.

4. You can drizzle a little olive oil on top of the mozzarella, if you wish.

*Suggestion: Serve sandwiches with a variety of different olives.





4 boneless pork chops

1 lb. shiitake mushrooms

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

olive oil

2 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. thyme


1. In a bowl put sea salt, garlic powder and thyme. Mix together.

2. Coat pork chops with a little olive oil. Sprinkle mixed season on chops.

3. Grill chops about 12- 15 minutes. Frequently turning. (Pork should be white on the inside wen done.)

4. In a large skillet put 2 tbsp. olive. Add garlic and brown for a minute. Add mushrooms. Sauté for about 5 minutes. (until tender) Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt.





Veal Piccata




8 slices of veal cutlets

1 cup of flour

1 cup of white wine

6 tbs. of butter

1/2 cup chicken stock

1 garlic clove (chopped)

1 lemon (juiced)

4 tbs. capers

2 pepperoncini (chopped)

1 tbs. chopped parsley

olive oil

salt and pepper


1. In a large bowl, add flour, 1 tsp. of salt and 1 tsp. of pepper. Mix together. Coat both sides of each cutlet in flour. (shake off excess flour)

2. In a skillet, add 2 tbs. of olive oil. Once oil heats, add 2 tbs. of butter. Cook veal until golden brown. (2 minutes on each side). Remove cutlets from skillet and keep covered.

3. In the same skillet, add white wine and bring to a boil. When half of the wine is reduced, add chicken stock, garlic, capers, lemon juice and pepperoncini. Cook for about 5 minutes until sauce becomes thick. Add 1/2 tsp. of salt and remaining butter. Stir thoroughly. Add parsley. When butter has melted, return cutlets to skillet. Warm for another 4 minutes. (2 minutes on each side)

Serve warm. Serves 4.


8 thin pork chops
2 cups carrots (sliced thin)
1/2 cup leeks (chopped)
2 cups oyster mushrooms (chopped) *you can use other mushroom
1 cup heirloom tomatoes sliced
olive oil
sea salt and black pepper
1. In a large skillet, put 2 tbsp. of olive oil and cook pork chops on both sides. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Cook approximately 10 minutes in total. Pork chops should be white in the center when sliced. Remove pork chops and set to the side.
2. In the same skillet add 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Add leeks, carrots and mushrooms. Stir. Add another tbsp. of olive oil while cooking. Add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. When carrots are tender, add tomatoes. Stir.
3. Add pork chops back to the same pan. Heat for another minute and serve.
Serve hot.

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Homemade Chinese Spareribs




2 lbs. pork spareribs

5 tbs. hoisin sauce

2 tbs. ketchup

2 tbs. soy sauce

2 tbs. honey

2 tbs. rice vinegar

2 tsp. fresh grated ginger

2 tsp. fresh garlic (minced)


1. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients. (except spare ribs.)

2. In a deep pan, put spare ribs. Rub half of the glaze mixture all over the spareribs. Cover it all over. (Save the other half of the glaze for baking.)

3. Refrigerate ribs for at least 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

4. In another deep baking pan, fill with enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.

5. Put a grate in the pan and put spareribs on top.

6. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes. Rub the extra glaze on the ribs every ten minutes. Turn the ribs over every 10 minutes also.




1 lb. chopped beef (made into 4 patties)

2 ripe avocados (sliced into 12 pieces)

8 strips of cooked bacon

4 tbsp. blue cheese dressing (Marie’s Dressing works well.)


1. Cook burger to your desired taste.

2. When burger is done, place on a grilled bun.

3. Add 2 slices of bacon and 3 slices of avocado on top.

4. Put a tbsp. of blue cheese dressing on top.

(Serving with fries is optional.)

Makes 4 burgers.



Choose a topping of your choice for your hot dog.

1.) Pimento Cheese Dog


1/4 cup minced pimentos

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

3 tbsp. mayonnaise

1/4 tsp. hot sauce (optional)

Mix all ingredients together and top hot dog.

2.) Blue Cheese Dog


1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

3 tbsp. mayonnaise

1/2 tsp. hot sauce (optional)

Mix all ingredients together and top hot dog.

3.) Cream Cheese and Scallion Dog


4 tbsp. cream cheese

1 tbsp. milk

1/2 tsp. sea salt

2 scallions (chopped)

poppy seeds for sprinkling on top

Mix cream cheese, milk sea salt and scallions together. Top dog with cream cheese mixture and sprinkle with poppy seeds.

4.) BLT Dog


1/2 cup chopped romaine lettuce

1/2 cup chopped tomato

8 slices of cooked crispy bacon (crumbled)

3 tbsp. mayonnaise

Mix lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise together. Put mixture on top of hot dog and put crumbled bacon on top.


Homemade Meatloaf With Homemade Gravy



1 1/2 lbs. ground beef

1 large egg  (beaten)

1 cup milk

1 1/4 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1 cup bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. In a large mixing bowl, add beef, egg and milk. Begin to mix well. Add sea salt, black pepper and bread crumbs. Mix well.

2. In a lightly oiled baking pan, form meat into the shape of a loaf.

3. Bake for 1 hour or until the meat is brown and the inside is cooked.  Let cool for 15 minutes before slicing. (You will be adding it to the gravy soon.)

Gravy Ingredients:

1 large sweet onion (sliced thin)

2 tbsp. olive oil

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

3 tbsp. butter

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups beef stock

1/2 cup white wine


1. Heat a medium skillet with olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the sliced onions. Stir.  Add sea salt and black pepper. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes. (set to the side)

2. In a separate skillet,  add 2 tbsp. butter. When the butter is melted, add flour and stir. Lower heat to medium and continue stirring. The mixture should turn a golden color. (about 3 minutes)

3. Add beef broth and stir well so the flour mixture melds into the broth.

4. Add the white wine and continue to stir well. Add cooked onions. Allow the sauce to thicken. (about 10 minutes) Stir frequently so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.

5. Add sliced pieces of meatloaf to pan and coat all pieces with the gravy.

Serve hot. *If you want more gravy, double the gravy recipe.