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Pork Month

Pork Month Recipe: Maple Bacon Caramel Corn

Ingredients: - 5 slices of bacon - 6-8 cups of air popped popcorn - 1 cup packed brown sugar - 1/2 cup maple syrup or corn syrup - 1/4 cup butter - 1 tsp. baking soda - 1/2 cup pecan pieces/halves (optional) Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. 2. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. Transfer to plate, crumble or chop into chunky pieces and reserve 1-2 tablespoons of drippings. 3. Spray a large bowl with non-stick spray and put the popcorn in it, along with t ...

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Pork Month Recipe: Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Ingredients: Cupcakes: - 4 1/2 T. butter, room temperature - 1/2 T. bacon drippings (left in fridge to solidify) - 1 egg - 5 T. brown sugar - 4 T. maple syrup - 1 1/4 cup self-rising flour - 1 tsp. baking soda - 1/2 tsp. baking powder - pinch salt - 1/4 cup milk - 1/2 cup of cooked and crumbled bacon Frosting: - 4 T. butter - 2 T. maple syrup - 1 cup powder sugar - Course sea salt Directions: 1. Cream butter and bacon drippings together. 2. Add brown sugar and maple syrup. Be ...

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Pork Month Recipe: Vanilla Cider Pork with Pears

Ingredients: - 3 T. unsalted butter - 2 Bosc. pears, peeled, cored, quartered - 1 lb. pork tenderloin, trimmed, sliced into twelve 1" thick medallions, seasoned - 1/2 cup all purpose flour - 1 cup chicken broth - 1 cup hard apple cider (or fresh apple cider) - 1/3 cup heavy cream - 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped - Salt and pepper to taste Directions: 1. Season pork generously with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour. Set aside.  2. In a large skillet (not non-s ...

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Pork Month Recipe: Thai Tenderloins

Ingredients: - 2 pork tenderloins - 1 tsp. Tabasco sauce or hot pepper flakes - 1/4 cup orange juice - 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or coriander - 2 cloves garlic, minced - 3 T. brown sugar - 2 T. soy sauce - 2 T. peanut butter  - 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger - 1/2 cup chicken stock Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients except tenderloins and chicken stock and spoon over tenderloins. Marinate for 1 hour at room temp or in the refrigerator overnight. 2. Reserve marinade. ...

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Pork Month Recipe: Easy BBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs

Items Needed: - Baby back ribs - Famous Dave's rib rub (any favorite will work!) - Sweet Baby Ray's original BBQ sauce - Honey - Aluminum foil Directions:  Liberally rub both sides of the ribs with rib rub and let sit overnight, covered in the refrigerator.  For Grilling: 1. Brown both sides of the ribs on the grill to get a charred appearance. 2. Wrap ribs in foil and cook over 275 degree indirect heat for 2 to 3 hours, depending on the the number of ribs. 3. For the last 3 ...

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