Chicken Pomodoro

Chicken Pomodoro is an easy 30 minute Italian meal, with pan-seared chicken cutlets in a simple tomato/cream sauce, served over linguine or fettucine.Chicken Pomodoro is an easy 30 minute Italian meal, with pan-seared chicken cutlets in a simple tomato/cream sauce, served over linguine or fettucine.

Here’s another simple, yet wonderfully flavored chicken and pasta dish! Chicken Pomodoro… a simple, yet flavorful meal, featuring chicken in a cream sauce with tomatoes and scallions, served over pasta.
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How I Found This Recipe For Chicken Pomodoro

My husband and I had dinner at a friend’s home recently where we were served chicken piccata. Because our dinner was so delicious, I asked our hostess for the recipe. She graciously said yes.
 
When she printed a copy of the recipe and gave it to me, I noticed there were two recipes on the page. This recipe, for chicken pomodoro, is the OTHER recipe that was on the printed copy. Yum! I have made chicken pomodoro twice since I received the recipe from my friend. It is really delicious, and from start to finish only takes about 30 minutes to prepare. What could be easier than that?
 
The sauce for the chicken tastes very fresh and light, enhanced by the flavor of green onions and fresh tomatoes. The sauce adds lots of FLAVOR to the tender pan-seared chicken cutlets and pasta. I only took one picture of the finished chicken pomodoro dinner (my bad), but the directions are very easy to understand. Pretty confident that you will find cooking this meal is a breeze! Hope you will give it a try!

Are You Looking For More Chicken Recipes?

You can find all of my chicken recipes (there’s a LOT) in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few family favorites include:

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Chicken Pomodoro
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Chicken Pomodoro is an easy 30 minute Italian meal, with pan-seared chicken cutlets in a simple tomato/cream sauce, served over linguine or fettucine.
Category: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken pomodoro
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 1134 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken cutlets , lightly seasoned with salt and pepper, then dusted with flour. *Note: If not using cutlets, then cut 2 large chicken breasts in half (horizontally), place between sheets of plastic wrap and pound with meat mallet until thin.*
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh ripe tomatoes , chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup scallions or green onions , sliced (For Garnish)
  • 2 cups Linguine or Fettuccine pasta (cooked according to pkg. directions)
Instructions
  1. Season chicken cutlets. Dust with flour.
  2. In a non-stick skillet, heat the 2 Tablespoons oil to medium-high. When oil is hot, saute the cutlets on both sides until golden brown (this only takes a few minutes on each side). Remove the chicken cutlets to a platter (and keep warm); drain the fat from the pan.
  3. REMOVE THE SKILLET FROM THE FLAME OR COOK TOP and add the vodka to "deglaze" the skillet (It is VERY important not to blow yourself up, so remember to do this off the heat!)
  4. After adding the vodka to the skillet away from the flame, put the skillet back on the stove.
  5. Continue stirring (to get any tasty bits up from the bottom of the skillet) and cook the vodka until it is nearly evaporated.
  6. Add the chicken broth and lemon juice to the pan.
  7. Add the chicken cutlets back into the pan. Cook on each side for another minute. Remove the cutlets; place them on top of hot pasta on the serving platter or individual plates.
  8. Finish the sauce by adding the chopped tomatoes and whipping cream. Heat through, then spoon the sauce over the cutlets.
  9. Garnish the chicken with the scallions. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

The calorie calculation includes half a cup of pasta per person, plus the chicken and sauce.

**Cook the pasta while making the chicken and sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pomodoro
Amount Per Serving (1 cutlet + 1/2 cup pasta)
Calories 1134 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 320mg14%
Potassium 1221mg35%
Carbohydrates 170g57%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 65g130%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Blueberry Scones With Lemon Glaze

Blueberry scones, studded with plump juicy blueberries, and topped with a tangy sweet lemon glaze, are sure to be a hit for breakfast or snack time!Blueberry scones, studded with plump juicy blueberries, and topped with a tangy sweet lemon glaze, are sure to be a hit for breakfast or snack time!

I love to make and serve scones, including these Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze! A great tasting homemade scone is, in my humble opinion, a lovely little bite of “goodness”, when served with a good strong cup of coffee or tea on the side!

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Do you like blueberries? We sure do! Every summer I pick blueberries at a local berry farm. I even have a couple blueberry bushes in my backyard that add to the haul!

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

I like to pick a lot of blueberries (usually about 15-20 pounds) to freeze and enjoy all year long. Then, when I see a great recipe (like this one for blueberry scones) using this delicious fruit, I just raid my freezer. It’s pretty convenient!

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
 

How I Got This Recipe For Blueberry Scones With Lemon Glaze

This particular recipe for blueberry scones is one I found online.  The original recipe for the scones was from Tyler Florence (a Food Network star), then adapted a bit by the author of the website I found. I tweaked it a bit more (as far as cutting/forming technique), and have to say I was not disappointed!
 
I think the flavor combination of lemons and blueberries is “practically perfect in every way”, to quote my friend, Mary Poppins! **OKAY, okay, maybe she is not a close friend, but I can still quote her, right? Delicious!

I didn’t get any pictures of the process of making this particular batch of blueberry scones (my bad). However, you might like this link to my Chocolate Chip Orange Scones recipe that shows (in pictures) the process I typically use to make scones. It might be helpful to you, if you’ve never made scones before.

Close up photo of the blueberry scones.

I hope you will try making these delicious blueberry scones with lemon glaze, and trust you enjoy them as much as we did! Have a great day.
 

Looking For More SCONE Recipes?

A collage of some of the other scone recipes on this blog.

You can find all of my scone recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few favorites include:

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Blueberry Scones With Lemon Glaze
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 
Blueberry scones, studded with plump juicy blueberries, and topped with a tangy sweet lemon glaze, are sure to be a hit for breakfast or snack time!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry scones
Servings: 8 servings
Calories Per Serving: 369 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the scones:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons butter , very cold and cut into small chunks
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
For the lemon glaze:
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar (powdered), sifted
  • 1/2 Tablespoon finely grated lemon zest (I use a micro-plane zester)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. (If using a food processor, add the sifted dry ingredients to the processor and pulse in the chunks of cold butter.) If mixing by hand, cut in the butter using a pastry blender, then follow rest of directions.
  3. Pour the heavy cream into and pulse in food processor 2-3 times (or stir if making by hand) until cream has been fully incorporated. If the dough appears to be a bit dry, add and extra 2-3 Tablespoons of whipping cream or cold water. Make sure you don't overwork the dough.
  4. Remove the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Sprinkle and lightly press in the blueberries, folding the dough over itself. Once blueberries have been added, form the dough into a 8-9 inch circle.
  5. Cut the dough circle into 8 wedges. Place the cut scones onto an ungreased baking sheet (Just re-form the circle, but leave about 1/2 in between each wedge). Using a pastry brush, brush a slight bit of whipping cream over the entire top of the scone. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  6. While scones are cooling, mix up the lemon glaze. To do this: Mix the lemon juice and powdered sugar in a small microwave safe bowl until sugar has dissolved. Add in the lemon zest and the butter. Microwave this for approximately 30 seconds, then whisk again until smooth. Brush the glaze all over the tops of the scones, and let cool so the icing will firm up. Grab one... and a cup of coffee, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Scones With Lemon Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 227mg10%
Potassium 229mg7%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 690IU14%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream, with pan-toasted buttery pecans, is a perfectly cool, delicious dessert for a hot, Summer evening!Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream, with pan-toasted buttery pecans, is a perfectly cool, delicious dessert for a hot, Summer evening!
Yum… Butter Pecan Homemade Ice Cream! I love butter pecan ice cream and it’s completely decadent flavor! Do you like homemade ice cream? We LOVE it, and make a lot of it here, especially during our warm summer season.

Here’s a wonderful recipe for butter pecan homemade ice cream we enjoyed during the summer of  “The Great Ice Cream Experiment” – the summer where I broke in my new Cuisinart Ice Cream and Sorbet maker.

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Homemade ice cream machine used to make butter pecan ice cream.

The same summer where I tried over 20 recipes/flavors of homemade ice cream as part of my “experiment” *cough, cough*. It was a sacrifice, but someone had to do it…I took one for the team. You’re welcome!

How About Some Other ICE CREAM Recipes?

You might enjoy checking out some of my homemade ice cream recipes, including:  Blueberry CheesecakeCantaloupe SorbetStrawberry, Coffee, and Chocolate Peanut Butter.

There’s also Chunky Monkey (copycat), Cherry Garcia (copycat), Peach, Kiwi Mango Sorbet, Lime Sherbet, Pina Colada, Rocky Road, and others. You can fin ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page.

But… Back To The Butter Pecan Ice Cream

And now back to our regularly scheduled butter pecan ice cream. Oh… it’s so incredibly delicious! YUMMO! I’m telling you, this is one fabulous tasting homemade ice cream!

Butter Pecan Ice Cream/ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Yum…Butter Pecan Ice Cream! This is a great recipe…so rich, creamy, buttery and full of crunchy toasted pecans! How could someone NOT like this ice cream? I’ve made it several times since the first time I tried it, and it is a favorite!

This is another recipe I found in one of my old “Taste of Home” magazines (I’ve kept all the back issues because they are packed full of great recipes!). Hope you’ll give it a try!

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Adapted from: Jenny White Glen, “Taste of Home” magazine, June/July 2004 issue

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Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Freezing Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 
Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream, with pan-toasted buttery pecans, is a perfectly cool, delicious dessert for a hot, Summer evening!
Category: Dessert, Ice Cream
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter pecan ice cream
Servings: 12 (1/2 cup) servings (1.5 qts)
Calories Per Serving: 208 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup pecans , chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Half and Half
  • 1 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 2 eggs , lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a small skillet on low heat, toast the chopped pecans in the butter, stirring until lightly browned. This usually takes about 5-6 minutes. Be careful not to burn the butter!
  2. Pour the Half and Half into a heavy saucepan. Heat this to 175 degrees, then stir in the brown sugar; stir until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Using a whisk, slowly drizzle a small amount of the hot cream into the eggs, whisking constantly. (This is how you "temper" the eggs, so they will not scramble when added to the hot cream mixture). Slowly pour the tempered egg mixture into the hot cream, whisking constantly the entire time you are adding it in.
  4. Cook and stir this over low heat until it reaches a temperature of 160 degrees. Mixture should be able to coat the back of a spoon when done.
  5. Remove the cream mixture from the stove. You want to cool this quickly. To do this: Place the pan in a large bowl of ice water; continue stirring for 2 minutes.
  6. Once cream mixture has cooled off, add the whipping cream and the vanilla extract.
  7. Take some plastic wrap and gently press it right onto the top surface of the ice cream mixture. Place the bowl of ice cream mixture in refrigerator for several hours, (you want it COLD) or overnight.
  8. When ready to freeze the ice cream, stir in the toasted, chopped pecans.
  9. Fill the canister of your ice cream freezer 2/3 full; freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Once done, remove the ice cream to a freezer container and place in your freezer to "ripen" for at least 2-4 hours. This will help to firm up the ice cream. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

* Prep time includes refrigeration time.

Nutrition Facts
Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cranberry Orange Bagels

Ready for chewy, homemade New York style cranberry orange bagels, bursting with the flavor of cranberries and orange zest? Make your own bagels from scratch!Ready for chewy, homemade New York style cranberry orange bagels, bursting with the flavor of cranberries and orange zest? Make your own bagels from scratch!

I’d like to share with you another recipe for homemade bagels. This time the recipe is for Cranberry Orange Bagels… and let me tell you, they taste amazing!

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Making Bagels Is Easier thank I First Thought

The first time I made bagels, I was pleasantly surprised to realize making them at home was a LOT easier (and inexpensive) than I thought it would be. So far I’ve made and posted recipes for New York Style Blueberry Bagels, Gingerbread Bagels, Everything Bagels, Cinnamon Crunch Bagels, and Jalapeño Cheddar Bagels.

These delicious cranberry orange bagels are loaded with the bright fresh flavors of grated orange peel and dried cranberries; they are chewy on the outside AND as an added bonus (at no cost to you, dear friends), they have approximately 100 less calories than you would typically find in a “bagel shop” bagel.

Close up picture of one cranberry orange homemade bagel.

I found this recipe in an old “Healthy Cooking” magazine (a subsidiary of Taste of Home magazine), from back in 2010, and decided to give these a try. I was thrilled to have excellent results on the first try! Delicious, and only 197 calories each!

I sure hope you will give them a try and see just how easy they really are to prepare.  Here’s how to make these delicious cranberry orange bagels:

Make The Cranberry Orange Bagel Dough

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm (but not hot) water. Add the dried cranberries, brown sugar, orange peel, and salt. Mix these ingredients together.

*If you are using a mixer: Add the flour; mix until the dough comes together to form a ball. I used a stand mixer with a bread dough hook.
*If you are NOT using a mixer: Stir in enough flour until incorporated into a “soft dough”. Turn the soft dough out onto a floured work surface Knead the dough by hand (flour those hands) for about 6-8 minutes, until the dough ball becomes soft and elastic.

Spray a large bowl with non-stick spray. Place the dough ball into the bowl. Turn the dough over once, to coat it with the spray (this is so it won’t dry out). Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm spot until it has doubled in size (this usually takes an average time of about an hour).

Cranberry orange bagel dough.

Shape The Bagels

Once the dough has doubled in size, transfer it to a lightly floured work surface. Punch down the dough, then shape it into 9 equal sized balls.

Using slightly floured hands, push your thumb through the center of each ball to form a 2 inch hole, stretching the dough as you go to form an even shaped ring. Once you have the 9 bagel “rings” formed, cover the “bagels” and let them rest for 10-15 minutes.

Cranberry orange bagel dough rounds, before boiling and baking.

Boil the Cranberry Orange Bagels

While bagels are “resting”, preheat your oven to 400 degrees AND fill a Dutch oven or large stockpot 2/3 of the way full with water. Add the granulated sugar; bring to a rolling boil.

Once water is boiling, carefully lift the bagels and drop them, two or three at a time into the boiling water. Cook them for 45 seconds, then flip them over and cook for an additional 45 seconds. (I use 2 chopsticks to flip them over…works for me!)

Cranberry orange bagels are cooked in boiling water before baking.

Remove bagels with a slotted spoon and drain them on a cloth or paper towel.

Boiled cranberry orange bagels drain after boiling, before baking.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg white and 1 TBSP water. Brush this mixture over the top of each bagel. Grab your baking sheet (9×13), give it a good spray with the non-stick spray you are using, then sprinkle the baking sheet with the cornmeal.

Time To Bake The Bagels

Place the bagels about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes (or until the bagels turn a golden brown color).

Cranberry orange bagels on cornmeal dusted baking sheet.

When done and they look beautifully golden brown, remove the bagels from oven. Place them on wire racks to cool. ENJOY!

Cranberry orange bagels, right out of the oven!

Here’s a peek at the inside of one of the cranberry orange bagels.

The inside of a cranberry orange bagel.

If you don’t care that these are “low-calorie” bagels, then go ahead, toast it, and slather on the cream cheese!!!

Cranberry orange bagels, with cream cheese on top!

Sure hope you will consider making these delicious cranberry orange bagels! They are chewy, and taste GREAT!

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Author's signatureRecipe Adapted From: Kristy Reeves, “Healthy Cooking” magazine, Oct./Nov. 2010 issue

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Cranberry Orange Bagels
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
 
Ready for chewy, homemade New York style cranberry orange bagels, bursting with the flavor of cranberries and orange zest? Make your own bagels from scratch!
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry orange bagels
Servings: 9
Calories Per Serving: 197 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup , plus 4 Tablespoons warm water (approx. 70-80 degrees)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 4 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel (finely grated or use a micro-plane zester)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (this is the equivalent of one 1/4 oz. envelope)
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tablespoon cornmeal
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm (but not hot) water. Add the dried cranberries, brown sugar, orange peel, and salt. Mix these ingredients together.
  2. *If you are using a mixer: Add the flour; mix until the dough comes together to form a ball. I used a stand mixer with a bread dough hook.
  3. *If you are NOT using a mixer: Stir in enough flour until incorporated into a "soft dough". Turn the soft dough out onto a floured work surface Knead the dough by hand (flour those hands) for about 6-8 minutes, until the dough ball becomes soft and elastic.
  4. Spray a large bowl with non-stick spray. Place the dough ball into the bowl. Turn the dough over once, to coat it with the spray (so it won't dry out). Cover bowl with plastic wrap; let it rise in a warm spot until it has doubled in size (this usually takes about an hour).
  5. Once the dough has doubled in size, transfer it to a lightly floured work surface. Punch down the dough, then shape into 9 equal sized balls. Using slightly floured hands, push your thumb through the center of each ball to form a 2 inch hole, stretching the dough as you go to form an even shaped ring. Once you have the 9 bagel "rings" formed, cover the "bagels" and let them rest for 10-15 minutes.
  6. While bagels are "resting", preheat your oven to 400 degrees AND fill a Dutch oven or large stockpot 2/3 of the way full with water. Add the granulated sugar; bring to a rolling boil. Once water is boiling, carefully lift the bagels and drop them, two or three at a time into the boiling water. Cook them for 45 seconds, then flip them over and cook for an additional 45 seconds. (I use 2 chopsticks to flip them over...works for me!)
  7. Remove bagels with a slotted spoon and drain them on a paper towel.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together egg white and 1 Tablespoon water. Brush this over the top of each bagel. Spray a 9x13 baking sheet with non-stick spray, then sprinkle baking sheet with cornmeal. Place the bagels about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes (or until the bagels turn a golden brown color).
  9. When done/golden brown, remove bagels from oven. Place them on wire racks to cool. ENJOY!
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Bagels
Amount Per Serving (1 bagel)
Calories 197
% Daily Value*
Sodium 269mg12%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Asian Kale Slaw

Asian kale slaw is a delicious, healthy side dish with kale, cabbage, carrots, green onions and almonds, in a fantastic Asian inspired sauce! This side dish is a nice twist on traditional coleslaw.Asian kale slaw is a delicious, healthy side dish with kale, cabbage, carrots, green onions and almonds, in a fantastic Asian inspired sauce!
 
Here’s a delicious recipe for Asian kale slaw. KALE is becoming known as the superfood of the garden!  This tasty salad features kale, cabbage, carrots, green onions, and almonds, tossed in a fantastic tasting Asian sauce.
 
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Using Up My Garden Kale

Yesterday I picked a “boatload” of kale in my backyard garden. It has survived the rain, ice and snow of this past winter and is still “kicking”.
 
That envelope of Kale seeds I bought for 99 cents last March has MORE than paid for itself this past year! Here’s the small amount of fresh kale I picked yesterday.

Raw kale from garden for Asian kale slaw, on dish towel drying.

So once again I found myself with fresh picked kale, looking for a new, creative way to enjoy this wonder-veggie, straight from our garden. I found this recipe for “coleslaw” (with an Asian twist) on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try.

I made Asian kale slaw yesterday afternoon (only took about 15 minutes prep) and served it with our dinner. My husband and I LOVED it! We had the slaw on the side with a chicken dinner, and it tasted wonderful!

The slaw on dinner plate, served with chicken and potatoes.

What Is IN Asian Kale Slaw?

The ingredients for the Asian kale slaw are chopped and sliced, and placed in a salad bowl. The slaw has grated carrots, kale, shredded purple cabbage, and sliced green onions. The simple Asian sauce that covers all the ingredients really makes this kale slaw shine!

The ingredients for the Asian kale slaw in large mixing bowl.

Making The Salad Dressing For Asian Kale Slaw Is EASY!

This Asian flavored slaw dressing is incredibly easy to mix up. The sauce will be used as the salad dressing for the Asian kale slaw.

There are several ingredients in the dressing, including lime juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, etc., which gives this salad it’s distinctive Asian flavor. The salad is tossed with the dressing, then refrigerated for 15-20 minutes, until chilled.

Salad dressing for salad is mixed in yellow bowl.

The finished Asian kale slaw is garnished with sliced almonds, sesame seeds and sea salt, and is served chilled. The flavor of the salad dressing coats the entire bowl of slaw with great flavor!

Kale slaw served with sliced almonds and sesame seeds as garnish.

Asian kale slaw is an amazingly wonderful, crunchy and delicious side salad I really hope you will enjoy. Even though my old photos aren’t the best quality, I hope you will still consider trying this delicious salad!

It’s also a great way to “eat your veggies” (as my Mom used to say to me and my sisters). Yum! Have a GREAT day!

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Asian Kale Slaw
Prep Time
30 mins
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30 mins
 

Asian kale slaw is a delicious, healthy side dish with kale, cabbage, carrots, green onions and almonds, in a fantastic Asian inspired sauce!

Category: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian kale slaw
Servings: 8 servings
Calories Per Serving: 128 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For the slaw:
  • 1 bunch curly kale , shredded/cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 head red/purple cabbage , shredded
  • 3-4 medium carrots , shredded
  • 4 green onions , sliced thin (green and white parts)
For the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds , lightly toasted (dry "toast" them in a skillet for a couple minutes)
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers , toasted (same method as sesame seeds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Using a knife, thinly slice/shred the kale leaves, removing/discarding the large, thick stems. **Don't use a food processor for this, as it will shred the kale too fine** Place sliced kale into salad bowl.

  2. Thinly slice/shred red cabbage and green onions. Add to kale in bowl. Grate carrots into bowl, using a hand/box grater.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, sesame oil and vegetable oil. Mix well to combine. Pour dressing over the shredded slaw. Toss slaw until coated; cover and refrigerate for at least 15-20 minutes. Once chilled, the slaw is ready to serve!

  4. When ready to serve, sprinkle the top of the slaw with toasted sesame seeds, almond slices and sea salt. Toss the salad again. SERVE AND ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

*Recipe can be easily halved for smaller amounts.

Nutrition Facts
Asian Kale Slaw
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 516mg22%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 6090IU122%
Vitamin C 53.5mg65%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Mom’s Grilled Chicken Basting Sauce

You’re gonna LOVE this EASY grilled chicken basting sauce (only a few ingredients)! We’ve used the same recipe for over 50 years to grill fantastic chicken.You're gonna LOVE this EASY grilled chicken basting sauce (only a few ingredients)! We've used the same recipe for over 50 years to grill fantastic chicken.

Who doesn’t love a great grilled chicken dinner (well…aside from vegetarians, vegans…and chickens)? I know we sure do! My favorite way to grill chicken includes using this EASY recipe for Mom’s Grilled Chicken Basting Sauce!  It’s the BEST!

Once it gets warm enough to stand outside and fire up our BBQ, we routinely grill chicken THIS WAY!  My mom used this simple (yet packed with flavor) basting sauce on grilled chicken when I was growing up. I love grilling chicken with it to this very day! It’s probably the recipe from her that I use the most!

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How I Got This Simple Recipe

My Mom got the recipe from my Great Aunt a LONG LONG time ago (over 50 years ago), and who knows where my Great Aunt (a great cook) got the recipe from! You just need to know this recipe has been used faithfully by our family for well over 50 years!

Everyone seems to have their own favorite recipe for grilled chicken. This is mine, and it’s DELICIOUS!   This grilled chicken basting sauce is ridiculously EASY to make, completely FOOLPROOF, wildly INEXPENSIVE and completely LIP-SMACKIN’ DELICIOUS!

Does This Grilled Chicken Basting Sauce Have a LOT of Ingredients?

Thankfully, NO! The only spices you will need are celery salt, seasoning salt, coarse ground black pepper, and garlic powder. Once these common spices are mixed with melted butter… boom! You’ve got an absolutely incredible and EASY grilled chicken basting sauce!

Spices needed for grilled chicken basting sauce

Melt the butter on low heat, and then add the spices, and stir, to combine. See how incredibly FAST that was? Grab a pastry brush to apply the sauce to the meat, and you’re ready to BBQ! See how easy that is? Easy is GOOD. This grilled chicken basting sauce is GREAT!

Spices added to melted butter to make easy basting sauce for chicken

Cooking With The Grilled Chicken Basting Sauce

We like to cook our poultry using this grilled chicken basting sauce on our trusty Weber charcoal grill. The flavor from the sauce AND the briquettes are a winning combo!

Brush the pieces with the grilled chicken basting sauce (all sides of the chicken). Turn the chicken several times while it cooks! Continue to baste the chicken pieces with the sauce as they cook. The chicken will begin to have a lovely brown color on the outside as it grills!

Grilling chicken with easy basting sauce on Weber BBQ .

Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove it from the grill.  See the lovely color on those pieces of chicken? That is because of the butter in the grilled chicken basting sauce! You really cannot believe how simple this is to make and how absolutely DELICIOUS the chicken tastes!

This poultry, seasoned with the grilled chicken basting sauce, is cooked and ready to eat!

Serve The Chicken – You’re Gonna LOVE It!

Now it’s time to serve a great tasting dinner! We had fresh asparagus and a nice baked potato with this delicious chicken dish. The chicken has tons of flavor, thanks to the yummy basting sauce, and pairs well with most side dishes!

Grilled chicken basting sauce covered chicken breast, served with baked potato and asparagus!

I really hope you will give this grilled chicken basting sauce a try. It’s fantastic (and did I mention just how easy it is)? Umm yeah, I did. Trust me…your grilled chicken dinner will be the better for it!

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Prep Time
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Absolutely fantastic grilled chicken basting sauce! This recipe has been used by our family for over 50 years for perfect grilled chicken.
Category: Grilling Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled chicken basting sauce
Servings: 8 servings (coats 8 pcs. chicken)
Calories Per Serving: 75 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 6 Tablespoons butter (3/4 stick) , melted
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp coarse grind black pepper
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in small sauce pan (on low heat) until butter melts. Add remaining spices and stir until combined. Remove pan from heat.

  2. Using a pastry brush, spread sauce evenly over chicken pieces.
  3. Cook chicken pieces on grill, turning chicken and basting several times throughout the grilling process. Baste all sides of the chicken . Use all the sauce. Grill chicken until done. ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

The amount of sauce (as written) will coat approximately 8 pieces of chicken. The caloric calculation is for 1/8 of the total sauce (only).

Nutrition Facts
Mom's Grilled Chicken Basting Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 194mg8%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Calcium 3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Mocha Truffles

You’ll love these easy to prepare mocha truffles, chocolate covered creamy treats that are perfect for eating or gift giving! Recipe makes 5 dozen!I LOVE to make truffles for our family and friends to enjoy any old time of the year. One of my "traditions" is to make Mocha Truffles each year at Christmas time, along with a couple other kinds of truffles.
I LOVE to make truffles for our family and friends to enjoy any old time of the year. One of my “traditions” is to make Mocha Truffles each year at Christmas time, along with a couple other kinds of truffles.

I found this amazingly simple truffle recipe in one of my old “Taste of Home” magazines almost 20 years ago. They taste wonderful, and are surprisingly easy to make. I’ve made good old mocha truffles countless times over the years, and they always are a big hit!

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Do You Enjoy Truffles Or Bon Bons?

Do you enjoy truffles or bon bons? We sure do, and I try to make a new flavor every year at Christmas! You can find all of my truffle and bon bon recipes in the Recipe Index at the top of the page. A few favorites include chocolate orange truffles, peanut butter bon bons, and maple cream bon bons.

Mocha truffles are some of my absolute favorite decadent treats! The rich chocolate and coffee flavor combination is the reason I have made these truffles so many times over the years. They are so good, and so creamy… sigh. If only they were calorie-free!

Close up photo of a few of the mocha truffles.
 

Even though I don’t have photos of the “process” for making these truffles, it is a fairly simple process. Creamy chocolate mocha filling is mixed, shaped into balls, refrigerated, then dipped into chocolate to cover. That’s basically it! Anyone can make mocha truffles… really!

I hope you will give these mocha truffles a try. They are great ANY time of the year, and are a wonderful “sweet” gift to give a friend or colleague. Trust me. Have a wonderful day!

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Recipe Source: Stacy Abell, Taste of Home Magazine, Dec./Jan. 1995 issue, pg. 25
 

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Mocha Truffles
Prep Time
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Total Time
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You'll love these easy to prepare mocha truffles, chocolate covered creamy treats that are perfect for eating or gift giving! Recipe makes 5 dozen!
Category: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mocha truffles
Servings: 60 truffles (approx.)
Calories Per Serving: 122 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 packages (12 oz. each) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoon water
  • 1 lb. dark chocolate confectionery coating * (see note at end of recipe)
  • White confectionery coating for decorative "drizzle" (Optional)
Instructions
  1. To make the truffles: Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl (or in a double boiler). Add cream cheese, coffee granules and water to the chocolate and mix well. Cover bowl and refrigerate until chocolate is firm enough to shape.

  2. Shape the chilled chocolate mixture into 1 inch balls (Scoop chocolate out of bowl with spoon; use your hands to roll them-yes...it is a bit messy, but fun!). Place the chocolate balls onto a wax paper lined baking sheet, then refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until very firm.
  3. To make the chocolate coating: Melt the chocolate confectionery coating in a microwave-safe bowl or double boiler. Dip the truffles, one at a time in the chocolate to completely cover and then place covered truffle on waxed paper to let the chocolate harden. *I usually use a toothpick inserted into the chocolate ball to dip them. When dipped, I remove the toothpick and cover the hole where the toothpick was with additional chocolate. Once finished dipping and "drizzling" the truffles, let harden on waxed paper. Once hardened, I love to place them in individual mini-candy papers for a festive look! Keep the finished truffles refrigerated!
  4. **If desired, you can melt the white confectionery coating to decoratively "drizzle" over the truffles, or you can drizzle additional chocolate coating or sprinkles.
Recipe Notes

**Recipe creator says these truffles may be frozen for several months BEFORE dipping in chocolate. Thaw un-dipped truffles in the refrigerator before dipping.
**Chocolate or white confectionery coating can be found in the baking section of most grocery stores. Sometimes it is called "almond bark" or "candy coating". If you can't find it, a great substitute would be 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, plus 1 TBSP shortening, melted together (can double this amount). (I have done this...works like a charm!)

Nutrition Facts
Mocha Truffles
Amount Per Serving (1 truffle)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Sky High Biscuits

Sky High Biscuits are made in 30 minutes, using a combination of whole wheat and all purpose flour. Yummy and easy on the budget!Sky High Biscuits are made in 30 minutes, using a combination of whole wheat and all purpose flour. Yummy and easy on the budget!

I was looking through a bunch of my old “taste of Home” magazines recently (I’ve kept them all), and came across this “ribbon-winning State Fair recipe” for sky high biscuits. I’ve been wanting to try it ever since, so this morning I made a batch for breakfast.

While the biscuits baked, I sat down, drank some hot coffee and read this Bible verse: “I trust in Your unfailing love. I will rejoice because You have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because He has been so good to me.” (Psalm 13:5-6). PERFECT! I’ve experienced firsthand God’s unfailing love over the course of my life, and have been changed for the better because of it. I can easily lift my heart’s song to Him in thankful response to His unconditional love. It changes everything. And now…back to my regularly scheduled recipe… ♥

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Making Sky High Biscuits

If you’ve ever made biscuits before you will know that it is fairly easy to cut cold butter into flour, and other ingredients using a hand held pastry blender. You can also use a food processor, if that is easier. The dough is then rolled out, and the biscuit shapes are cut out before baking. It’s not hard at all to make homemade biscuits!

These are really tall, flaky, and delicious biscuits! The recipe as written includes a cup of whole wheat flour, but recipe reviews indicate that others have made them using only all-purpose flour and the results were just as fantastic! You can see from the dough photo below the chunks of cold butter that impart great flavor to the sky high biscuits. YUM.

A ball of dough ready to roll out to make sky high biscuits.

I will definitely make these again, and will try the recipe with only all-purpose flour and then compare the two tastes. This was a very easy recipe, and the sky high biscuits came together quickly.

Baked biscuits on a baking sheet.

It’s also an “easy on the budget” recipe AND from start to finish it took under 30 minutes to pull 12 gorgeous hot, sky high biscuits out of the oven!

Lots of buttery layers in these sky high biscuits!

Delicious With Jam OR Gravy!

I tried the biscuits with jam AND even tried a biscuit with gravy. Both passed the taste test! After that, I even wrapped a few up and put them in our freezer for another time we have a craving for good, homemade biscuits! I sure hope you will give them a try!

Biscuits topped with gravy, and other biscuits (on the left) topped with jam.

Hope you enjoy these tasty sky high biscuits! You might also enjoy my recipes for Southern buttermilk biscuits (they’re my “go to”), and Southern Bacon Gravy For Biscuits! These and ALL of my recipes can be found in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. Have a great day.

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Recipe Source: Ruth Burrus, Taste of Home Magazine, June/July 2001 issue

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Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Sky High Biscuits are made in 30 minutes, using a combination of whole wheat and all purpose flour. Yummy and easy on the budget!

Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sky high biscuits
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories Per Serving: 238 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or can use all-purpose)
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup COLD butter (1 1/2 cubes)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flours, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt.
  3. Slice the butter into small chunks and cut it into the flour mixture with a pastry blender (or pulse several times in your food processor) until butter is about the size of a pea. If using a food processor, pour the mixture back into the large bowl once butter has been cut in.
  4. Mix the egg and milk together with a fork and stir in to the flour mixture only until dough is fully moistened.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and form into a ball. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough out to a 1 inch thickness. Brush any extra flour off the top of the dough, using a pastry brush. Cut with a biscuit cutter (mine was about 2 inches across). Roll up the extra dough, roll it out again and cut it into additional biscuits. You should have 12 biscuits when done (but that depends on the size of the biscuit cutter used).
  6. Place biscuits an inch apart on a greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown on top. (Mine took 15)
  8. Remove biscuits to a wire rack.
  9. Serve with jam, gravy, honey...or whatever you like! These would be great breakfast sandwich biscuits, also. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

Recipe Source: Ruth Burrus, Taste of Home Magazine, June/July 2001 issue

Nutrition Facts
Sky High Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 214mg9%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Kiwi Mango Sorbet

Five simple ingredients are the only ingredients needed to make absolutely delicious Kiwi Mango Sorbet! It’s a refreshing frozen treat on hot summer days!Five simple ingredients are the only ingredients needed to make absolutely delicious Kiwi Mango Sorbet! A refreshing frozen treat on hot summer days!

A couple of years ago I was fortunate enough to receive a Cuisinart ice cream maker. Guess what I did over summer vacation? Most of the summer I tried out a large variety of ice cream recipes, including this one for Kiwi Mango Sorbet.

I dubbed it my “Summer Ice Cream Experiment” and am slowly adding the various recipes I experimented with to this blog. It is almost Spring and I find myself longing for warm and clear summer nights, sitting out on our deck with family and friends. We really enjoy these nights when we can- talking, laughing and enjoying a dish of homemade ice cream or sorbet until late in the evening. What a simple pleasure, but so wonderful!

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Made A Slight “Tweak” To Another Recipe To Make Kiwi Mango Sorbet

This deliciously refreshing recipe originally was for mango sorbet, but I decided to tweak it slightly by using kiwis as the major component. Of course, I still threw in a fresh mango for good measure, and the sorbet results turned out even better than I had hoped for!

A bowl, with the kiwi mango sorbet in it.

Does It Take A Long Time To Make Kiwi Mango Sorbet?

The entire recipe from start to finish took about 35 minutes to make, and that’s not bad! Then I firmed the sorbet up some in our freezer before serving. This recipe makes a fairly small amount of kiwi mango sorbet, but it can be easily doubled or tripled!

An “inside” ice cream machine been a great addition to our home! (NO…I am not a spokeswoman for this company…I just love this product!) I know this recipe for kiwi mango sorbet would also work in any ice cream maker. This recipe could be doubled easily, for a larger ice cream freezer!

This is the ice cream maker I used to make the sorbet.Kiwi mango sorbet has great flavor, and truthfully is so easy to make with an indoor ice cream machine. Hope you enjoy this delicious frozen dessert! It’s really good! Have a great day.
 

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Five simple ingredients are the only ingredients needed to make absolutely delicious Kiwi Mango Sorbet! A refreshing frozen treat on hot summer days!
Category: Ice Cream/Sorbet
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kiwi mango sorbet
Servings: 6 small servings
Calories Per Serving: 250 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe but firm mango , peeled, pitted and cubed
  • 7 kiwis , peeled and cubed
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 6 Tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice (I used lemon)
Instructions
  1. Place the mango and kiwi cubes, sugar, corn syrup and lemon juice in a food processor or blender that has been fitted with a metal blade. Pulse to chop the fruit up, then continue to process (or blend) until the mixture is thick and smooth. If necessary, use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the blender canister or work bowl.
  2. Pour fruit puree into freezer canister and freeze per manufacturer's instructions. Ready in about 25-30 minutes.
  3. I recommend putting the finished sorbet in a covered container in the freezer for a couple of hours to "ripen" and firm it up.
Recipe Notes

*This fruit puree can be made up to a day ahead. If making it this way, cover the bowl and keep refrigerated until ready to freeze. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Kiwi Mango Sorbet
Amount Per Serving (1 small serving)
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 392mg11%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 57g63%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 114.3mg139%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Shredded Pork Smothered Burritos

You’ll love these amazing shredded pork smothered burritos, covered in a homemade red sauce. They taste just like you ordered them at a Mexican restaurant!You'll love these amazing shredded pork smothered burritos, covered in a homemade red sauce. They taste just like you ordered them at a Mexican restaurant!
I love Mexican food… it’s my FAVORITE! Recently my son and his girlfriend got me “hooked” on Shredded Pork Smothered Burritos at a local restaurant!  When I saw a recipe on Pinterest for a recipe that looked similar, I was determined to try and make them at home!

A few days ago I made them! I ended up merging 2 recipes together, added a few tweaks of my own – and let me tell you…they were fantastic! Our oldest son joined us for dinner and we all agreed these were absolutely “restaurant quality” burritos!

My cooking experiment was a bit time-consuming, because I also made a homemade mole sauce (an ingredient in the sauce) instead of going to the store and purchasing it. I made enough of both sauces used in this recipe (mole and red) to make another batch of these delicious burritos in the future. My time investment will pay off next time I make these…and there will definitely be a next time!

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Tips To Save Time When Making These Burritos

If you want to make this meal quicker and easier to prepare:

  • Buy a can of mole sauce in the Hispanic section of your grocery store.
  • Use shredded rotisserie chicken or leftover pork or shredded roast beef, and it will shave down your prep time, with the same great results!
  • Prepare the red sauce ahead of time, then these will be really quick to prepare! 

Making Homemade Red Sauce For Shredded Pork Smothered Burritos

Melt vegetable shortening in large pan on medium heat. Sprinkle in flour and continue whisking while the shortening and flour melt together and slightly begin to bubble. Add the mole sauce. Here is a link to my recipe: DIY Mexican Mole Sauce.

Making homemade mole sauce in large pan, to add to shredded pork smothered burritos.

Once the mole sauce has been incorporated, add the beef stock and whisk until sauce is smooth. Add in the rest of the spices and mix again. Whisk in the milk.

Beef stock and milk are added to mole sauce for shredded pork burritos. It cooks until thickened.

Mexican spices are added to mole sauce in large pan, for burritos.
 
Pour in the tomato sauce, tomato paste and the water. Whisk sauce until completely smooth; cover pot and let simmer for about an hour. Make sure to stir the sauce about every 10-15 minutes to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Reheat the sauce when you are ready to assemble the shredded pork smothered burritos.
 
Homemade red sauce for shredded pork smothered burritos is complete after adding tomato paste and sauce to pan.

To Cook the Pork (or Chicken) For Burritos

For the sake of this recipe, I am going to start with the assumption that you already have cooked pork (or chicken or roast beef). I cooked a pork roast recently and found it easy to use the leftover pieces for this recipe. I threw the pieces of pork back into a crock pot with a little bit of water and salsa and let it cook for a couple extra hours to be tender enough to shred.

If you don’t have leftovers, then plan ahead! Put a small seasoned pork roast or chicken breasts in a slow cooker with some water and salsa early in the morning. Let it cook…all day, in order to be “shred-able” when you are ready to build the burritos.

Seasoning The Shredded Pork

Saute the onions and peppers in a teaspoon of oil in a large skillet, then add the shredded meat, onions, peppers, taco seasoning, and 1/4 cup water. Cook over medium high heat until water has cooked away and meat is thoroughly seasoned.

Cooked pork and onions are shredded for burrito filling.

Add 3 ladles of the red sauce to the meat; mix well to combine. Stir in precooked rice. Heat to serving temp, then keep heat on low, while assembling the burritos.

Homemade red sauce is added to shredded pork burrito filling in skillet, to season.
Assemble The Shredded Pork Smothered Burritos

Preheat your oven’s broiler. (Make sure your plates are oven-proof– just sayin’). Warm the tortillas. Place a tortilla on each serving plate. Spread 2 heaping teaspoons of beans down the middle of each tortilla (don’t spread the beans all the way to the edges!).

Place 2-3 large spoonfuls of pork mixture on top of beans. Sprinkle with a bit of the cheese (not a lot – most of the cheese will go on top!) Roll the burrito up. Make the first fold shown in the photo below. Fold both side edges up; finish rolling forward, then carefully flip the burrito over, seam side down onto serving plate.

Flour tortilla is folded over the shredded pork filling.

Ladle red sauce over the top of burrito; sprinkle with a good amount of cheese. Place the ovenproof plate a few inches from the broiler and heat until cheese has melted. Carefully remove plate (remember it will be HOT!).

Shredded Pork Smothered Burrito is covered with red sauce, then grated cheddar and jack cheese before heating.

 Garnish And Then EAT!

Garnish the top of each of the shredded pork smothered burritos with shredded lettuce, dollops of guacamole and sour cream, and cilantro.

Shredded Pork Smothered Burritos are garnished with sour cream, guacamole, lettuce and cilantro for serving.

Serve (remember plates are hot) and ENJOY! These shredded pork smothered burritos are truly wonderful! They taste like they were ordered in a restaurant. The homemade red sauce tastes very authentic and awesome! It’s really worth the extra effort to make!

A look at the inside of shredded pork smothered burritos! YUM.
I really hope you enjoy these delicious shredded pork smothered burritos. Have a great day, and come back soon.

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Recipe adapted from: http: www.nutmegnanny.com/2013/05/03/smothered-burritos-tortilla-land-giveaway/
 
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Shredded Pork Smothered Burritos
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 
You'll love these amazing shredded pork smothered burritos, covered in a homemade red sauce. They taste just like you ordered them at a Mexican restaurant!
Category: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: shredded pork smothered burritos
Servings: 6 burritos
Calories Per Serving: 1012 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Homemade Red Sauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon mole sauce (heaping Tablespoon) (found in Hispanic section)
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce (two 8 oz. cans)
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
For Burritos
  • 3 cups precooked pork , shredded (can substitute shredded chicken or beef if you prefer)
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/2 medium onion , chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper , chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked white rice
  • 16 oz. can spicy refried beans
  • 3 ladles prepared Red Sauce
  • 6 flour tortillas (burrito size)
  • 2 cups Pepper Jack cheese , grated
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese , grated
  • 1/2 cup guacamole (for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce (for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro , chopped (for garnish)
Instructions
To Make Homemade Red Sauce:
  1. Melt vegetable shortening in large pan on medium heat. Sprinkle in flour and continue whisking while the shortening and flour melt together and slightly begin to bubble. Add the mole sauceOnce the mole sauce has been incorporated, add the beef stock and whisk until sauce is smooth. Add in the rest of the spices and mix again. Whisk in the milk.
  2. Pour in the tomato sauce, tomato paste and the water. Whisk sauce until completely smooth; cover pot and let simmer for about an hour. Make sure to stir the sauce about every 10-15 minutes to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. Reheat the sauce when you are ready to assemble burritos.
For Burrito Filling:
  1. For sake of this recipe, I am going to start with the assumption that you already have pre-cooked pork (chicken or beef). If not, then throw a small seasoned pork roast, beef roast or chicken breasts in the crock pot with some water and salsa...and let it cook...all day, in order to be "shred-able".

  2. Saute the onions and peppers in a tsp. of oil in a large skillet, then add the shredded meat, onions, peppers, taco seasoning, and 1/4 cup water. Cook over medium high heat until water has cooked away and meat is thoroughly seasoned.
  3. Add 3 ladles of the red sauce to the meat; mix well to combine. Stir in precooked rice. Heat to serving temp, then keep heat on low, while assembling the burritos.
To Assemble Burritos:
  1. Preheat your oven's broiler. (Make sure your plates are oven-proof). Warm the tortillas. Place a tortilla on each serving plate. Spread 2 heaping teaspoons of beans down the middle of each tortilla (don't spread the beans all the way to the edges!). Place 2-3 large spoonfuls of pork mixture on top of beans. Sprinkle with a bit of the cheese (not a lot - most of the cheese will go on top!) Roll the burrito up. Make the first fold like this (see below), then fold both side edges up; finish rolling forward, then carefully flip the burrito over, seam side down onto serving plate.

  2. Ladle red sauce over the top of burrito and sprinkle with a good amount of cheese. Place the ovenproof plate a few inches from the broiler and heat until cheese has melted. Carefully remove plate (remember it will be HOT!).

  3. Garnish the top of burrito with shredded lettuce, dollops of guacamole and sour cream, and cilantro. Serve (remember plates are hot) and ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: The estimated caloric calculation does not include the optional garnishes of sour cream, guacamole, shredded lettuce, and cilantro. NOTE: The prep time does not include time to cook/shred pork. 

Nutrition Facts
Shredded Pork Smothered Burritos
Amount Per Serving (1 burrito)
Calories 1012 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 3632mg158%
Potassium 1087mg31%
Carbohydrates 87g29%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 3100IU62%
Vitamin C 24.9mg30%
Calcium 744mg74%
Iron 7.2mg40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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