BBQ Porkchops and Cheesy Stuffing Cups

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I'm not sure if it's the slowing economy or my desire to save money for all these upcoming travels I'm venturing on, but lately, I have been cooking up some very tasty dishes (if I do say so myself) - I have to admit that most of my "home cooking" stems from recipes I find on Kraft, but I always add a little something extra to make them my own. The other night, I treated Jeff to a southern-style dinner consisting of BBQ porkchops, cheesy stuffing cups, and salad (that's the nutiritonal dish I needed to balance out the other two components-haha)... recipe and pictures below (not to self: I need to get better about taking before and after pictures of my dishes so I have something to brag about when my endeavors turn out well)
All the Ingredients for a Tasty Dinner for Two =)

BBQ Porkchops:
3 bone-in porkchops (make sure to get bone-in; way more flavorful and soaks in all the juices)
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 cup BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ- sweet and tangy)
1 tsp. soy sauce (I use Kikkoman less sodium)
1 tsp. garlic (I use the refrigerated kind in a can)

Cook chops in hot oil on medium-high heat for 5 minutes (flipping to make sure each side is cooked)
Pour soy sauce, garlic, and BBQ sauce over chops; cover skillet and then cook on low heat until sauce is heathed through
Serve and enjoy!!

Cheesy Stuffing Cups:
1/2 stick butter (I use margarine)
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cups water
1 package Stove-Top for Chicken
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 egg (beaten)

Preheat oven to 350
Melt butter in large skillet and add celery; stir and let cook for 5 minutes until crisp
Stir in water and bring to boil before removing from heat
Stir in Stove-Top mix, cranberries, egg and 1 cup cheese - then mix together
Spoon into greased muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until stuffing cups are heated through/cheese is melted

My Finished Dinner (FYI- it was even better the next day for lunch!)

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