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  • Vermont Maple Syrup Pork Chops Vermont Maple Syrup Pork Chops

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  • Spare Ribs, Cabbage, and Sauerkraut Spare Ribs, Cabbage, and Sauerkraut

    Leave it to my Germanic father to find yet another twist on pork and sauerkraut. Yes, we already have a perfectly goodrecipe for spare ribs and sauerkrautwhi...

  • Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Melted Apples Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Melted Apples

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  • Salsa Verde Carnitas Salsa Verde Carnitas

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  • Pâté (Pate) Maison Pâté (Pate) Maison

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  • Mom's Perfect Pork Chops Mom's Perfect Pork Chops

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  • Meatballs with Ricotta in Tomato Sauce Meatballs with Ricotta in Tomato Sauce

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Chipotle Meatballs

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Chipotle chiles are jalapeño peppers that have been smoked and dried. They are often served in an adobo sauce made with chiles, garlic, vinegar, onions and tomatoes. We came across this recipe for Chipotle Meatballs recently in the New York Times (a corrected version of the recipe) and it sounded so good we gave it a whirl. The verdict? Excellent! Particularly good served with plain rice or tortillas. Quite spicy, best accompanied by something cool - sour cream, salad. It has been added to our list of new favorites.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 slices bacon in 1-inch pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt
  • 1 ¼ pounds ground pork
  • 1/2 cup (loosely packed) coarsely chopped mint leaves, more for garnish
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes (preferably fire-roasted), drained of all but ¼ cup juice
  • 1 or 2 canned chipotle chilies in adobo, stemmed, seeded and sauce reserved
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • About 1½ cups beef or chicken broth.

METHOD

1 Heat oven to 450 degrees. In a food processor, combine bacon and 1 garlic clove. Process until finely chopped. Add eggs, bread crumbs and 1 teaspoon salt. Pulse several times to combine thoroughly, then add pork and mint. Pulse a few more times until well combined but not a paste. Remove meat from processor.

2 With wet hands, form meat into about 16 plum-size balls and space them out in a 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

3 While meatballs bake, combine tomatoes, ¼ cup tomato juice, chipotles, 1 to 2 tablespoons chipotle sauce, oregano, remaining garlic cloves (cut in half) and ½ teaspoon salt in a blender or food processor. Process to a smooth purée.

4 When meatballs are ready, spoon off rendered fat from baking dish, then pour tomato mixture on top, covering meatballs evenly. Bake until sauce has thickened somewhat, 15 to 20 minutes.

5 Heat broth in a small saucepan. Divide meatballs among four dinner plates, leaving sauce behind. Stir enough broth into sauce to give it a spoonable consistency. Taste and season with salt, if necessary. Spoon sauce over meatballs, decorate with extra mint leaves, if you wish, and serve.

Meatballs with Ricotta in Tomato Sauce

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Mom's Perfect Pork Chops

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Pâté (Pate) Maison

Easy to make liver pate recipe, made with chicken livers and pork sausage, wrapped in bacon, well seasoned with herbs and spices. Also known as "pâté (pate) ...

Salsa Verde Carnitas

Carnitas are the Mexican version ofpulled pork. Braised first in a spicy sauce, pork shoulder is slow cooked until so tender the meat just shreds easily with...

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Melted Apples

We pulled this recipe recently from the Wall St. Journal and finally made it the other night. It was absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I've never tast...

Spare Ribs, Cabbage, and Sauerkraut

Leave it to my Germanic father to find yet another twist on pork and sauerkraut. Yes, we already have a perfectly goodrecipe for spare ribs and sauerkrautwhi...

Stuffed Pork Chops with Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

My father is of German Austrian descent, so naturally we eat a lot of pork chops and sauerkraut. Recipes containing the same have almost a genetic pull over ...

Stuffed, Braised Pork Shoulder

We had a hankering for a pork roast recently and found this relatively easy stuffed pork shoulder recipe in an oldThe Good Cookcookbook on pork from Time Lif...

Vermont Maple Syrup Pork Chops

Yet another great New England recipe from the Boston Globe. We made this the other night and loved it. The maple syrup with the vinegar give it a bit of a sw...

White Beans and Sausage

Okay, so why didn't we think of this earlier? White beans, Italian sausage, tomato sauce. It's sort of likespaghettibut with white beans instead of pasta. Fi...

Pork Chops with Dijon Sauce

We found this recipe in a New York Times Sunday Magazine over a year ago and have prepared it several times since. The Dijon cream sauce perfectly complement...

Pork Roast with Cardamom Mushroom Sauce

There are two, no make that three, secrets to making an excellent pork roast. The first is tobrinethe roast; brining helps the roast retain moisture when it ...

Pork Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Can be prepared in 1 1/2 hours. My old neighborhood in San Francisco used to have a fabulous Hungarian restaurant where I loved to go for pork stuffed cabbag...

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled pork sandwiches can hardly be called sandwiches. The sauce soaks into the buns and if you tried to pick one up with your hands it would completely fal...

Vermont Maple Syrup Pork Chops

Yet another great New England recipe from the Boston Globe. We made this the other night and loved it. The maple syrup with the vinegar give it a bit of a sw...

Stuffed Pork Chops with Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

My father is of German Austrian descent, so naturally we eat a lot of pork chops and sauerkraut. Recipes containing the same have almost a genetic pull over ...

Spare Ribs, Cabbage, and Sauerkraut

Leave it to my Germanic father to find yet another twist on pork and sauerkraut. Yes, we already have a perfectly goodrecipe for spare ribs and sauerkrautwhi...

Chile Verde

Walk into almost any taqueria in this country and you will find chile verde on the menu. The chile will likely be made with chunks of pork shoulder, slow coo...

Bacon-wrapped Pork Roast

An easy way to dress up a simple pork roast is to wrap it in bacon. The bacon fat brings extra juiciness and flavor to the roast. 1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Se...

Becca's Jambalaya

Recently I spent an afternoon helping my friend Becca cook up a large batch of jambalaya . Becca is from Biloxi, Mississippi and has been making jambalaya fo...