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Zesty Marinated Pork Chops

Zesty Marinated Pork Chops

Zesty Marinated Pork Chops

“My husband loves pork chops. They're a good source of lean protein and it's easy to change the flavor by using different spices. I created this marinade based on a few I saw in Healthy Cooking.” Jackie Termont - Richmond, Virginia

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.”

Zippy Barbecued Beef Brisket

Zippy Barbecued Beef Brisket

Zippy Barbecued Beef Brisket

This is an authentic Texas dish from a good friend. The tangy sauce not only helps tenderize the meat but also provides fantastic flavor.—Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Grilled Cordon-Bleu Pork Chops

Grilled Cordon-Bleu Pork Chops

Grilled Cordon-Bleu Pork Chops

Perfect for a backyard barbecue or an afternoon tailgate, these cheesy chops from Marcia Obenhaus of Princeton, Illinois will hit the spot at any time and any place!

Chipotle Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Chipotle Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Chipotle Mustard Pork Tenderloin

This is one flavorful entree with a lot of kick! Heat from the chipotle really comes through, and mustard-lovers are sure to savor this fun, fast-fixing meal maker. Serve with plenty of ice-cold lemonade or iced tea. Linda Foreman - Locust Grove, OK

Apricot Glazed Pork Chops

Apricot Glazed Pork Chops

Apricot Glazed Pork Chops

I’ve served these tasty pork chops for birthdays, Easter dinner and for no special reason at all. They’re easy to double or even triple to feed a crowd. —Sondra Warson, Madrid, Iowa

Grilled Country-Style Ribs

Grilled Country-Style Ribs

Grilled Country-Style Ribs

These hearty marinated ribs are precooked in the microwave and finished on the grill. They turn out moist and tender with a great smoky flavor! Sue Benning, Menasha, Wisconsin

Pork Chops with Glaze

Pork Chops with Glaze

Pork Chops with Glaze

Rosemary adds a special touch to these beautifully glazed pork chops that are just right for any meal. —Louise Gilbert, Quesnel, British Columbia

Mango-Lime Pork Chops

Mango-Lime Pork Chops

Mango-Lime Pork Chops

This beautiful marinaded pork is topped with a fruity salsa of emerald kiwifruit, golden mango and red peppers for an eye-catching presentation. It is pretty enough to serve to guests.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Honey-Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Honey-Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Honey-Grilled Pork Tenderloin

I received this recipe from my daughter. We were having guests for dinner one night and I thought this entree would be the perfect start in planning the menu.

All-Day Red Beans & Rice

All-Day Red Beans & Rice

All-Day Red Beans & Rice

My family loves New Orleans-style cooking, so I make this authentic dish often. Being a busy workingwoman, I appreciate how simple it is. And its smoky ham flavor is scrumptious. —Celinda Dahlgren, Napa CA
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