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Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

Diced mango and chopped onion and pineapple make a fresh and fruity topping for these easy pork chops. For extra flavor, add chopped cilantro to the salsa. —Pete Johnson, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Succulent Beef Skewers

Succulent Beef Skewers

Succulent Beef Skewers

Agnes Ward, of Stratford, Ontario says, “These are no ordinary beef kabobs! They’re herb-infused and need to marinate at least an hour or overnight for the best flavor. If you feel like splurging, this recipe’s also fantastic with beef tenderloin.”

Always-Tender Roasted Turkey

Always-Tender Roasted Turkey

Always-Tender Roasted Turkey

For years I prepared my Thanksgiving turkey only to have it turn out dry. That's when I decided to give this recipe a try. Baking the bird in an oven bag keeps it moist and tender...and there's no basting involved.—Shirley Bedzis, San Diego, California
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Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

“I created this recipe several years ago,” relates Jill McDeavitt of Greybull, Wyoming. “Since then, my family always asks to have pork chops done this way.” With onion, basil, garlic and rosemary, they pack flavor in every bite.

Marinated Pork Loin Roast

Marinated Pork Loin Roast

Marinated Pork Loin Roast

Being a hog farmer's wife, I'm always trying recipes that promote the product. I recently ran across this recipe in a church cookbook. My family was delighted with the outstanding flavor.

Contest-Winning Grilled Asian Flank Steak

Contest-Winning Grilled Asian Flank Steak

Contest-Winning Grilled Asian Flank Steak

This recipe is a tender, lighter variation of the marinated ginger-sake flank steak my mother used to make. It has a wonderful flavor and aroma. — Shawn Solley, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Easy Texas BBQ Brisket

Easy Texas BBQ Brisket

Easy Texas BBQ Brisket

Mom came to visit and told me my brisket was even better than the version we used to eat back in Texas. Use the leftovers for sandwiches and tacos. —Audra Rorick, Blanca, Colorado

Fiesta Grilled Flank Steak

Fiesta Grilled Flank Steak

Fiesta Grilled Flank Steak

Whether you broil this tasty steak—or slap it on the grill, the acid in the marinade’s lime and pineapple juice will help tenderize it. Pair with sweet potatoes for a colorful, hearty summer hit! —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

Grilled Lemon-Basil Chicken

Grilled Lemon-Basil Chicken

Grilled Lemon-Basil Chicken

Garden-fresh basil is put to good use in this super summer recipe. The chicken turns out moist and tender every time.

Grilled Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Tender and full of flavor, this juicy tenderloin couldn’t be much more convenient on hectic weeknights. Make ahead the night before, marinate during the day, then grill when you get home. Mary Ann Lee - Clifton Park, New York

Grilled Steak Fajitas

Grilled Steak Fajitas

Grilled Steak Fajitas

This tasty main dish is as quick and easy to assemble as tacos. Marinating the meat overnight makes it very tender. We like the hearty and flavorful steak slices. I serve the fajitas with Spanish rice, refried beans and a gelatin dessert. -Pamela Pogue, Quitman, Texas
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