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Grilled Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is treated to a mustard-and-teriyaki sauce marinade, then dressed up with sliced green onion. It makes for an elegant and scrumptious grilled entree that’s ready in no time. —Tahnia Fox, Trenton, Michigan

Pineapple Sirloin Skewers

Pineapple Sirloin Skewers

Pineapple Sirloin Skewers

From Marysville, Washington, Karen Hamlin shares this tasty treatment for beef that relies on a made-in-moments marinade. "I like to add mushrooms to the skewers and serve the yummy kabobs over hot cooked rice," she writes.

Pork Roast with Mango Salsa

Pork Roast with Mango Salsa

Pork Roast with Mango Salsa

"When my son and his wife were married in our backyard, I served this special roast at the rehearsal dinner," writes B.J. Wall from Lanexa, Virginia. "It can be prepared on the grill or in the oven, but grilling enhances the flavors. The fruit salsa perfectly complements the pork's tasty herbal rub."
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Enchiladas El Paso

Enchiladas El Paso

Enchiladas El Paso

These enchiladas have more of a spaghetti sauce-tomato taste than typical Southwestern dishes. Loraine Meyer of Bend, Oregon relates, “I found this recipe many years ago and it quickly became a family favorite. It is even better when it is prepared one day and served the next.”

Barbecued Sage Spareribs

Barbecued Sage Spareribs

Barbecued Sage Spareribs

Folks love to see a huge platter of these tender barbecued ribs arrive at the table. Since the ribs are cooked ahead, they simply need to be browned and reheated on the grill. I love the easy last-minute preparation and magnificent results. Raves begin with the first bite.

Honey-Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Honey-Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Honey-Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin

“Here’s a well-seasoned recipe originally for the grill,” explains Virginia Smith in Peoria, Illinois. “But we liked it so much that I changed it for the oven just so we could enjoy it all year long!”

Light Asian Pork Tenderloin

Light Asian Pork Tenderloin

Light Asian Pork Tenderloin

Here’s a light, delicious dish that will soon be a favorite. Annemarie serves it with jasmine rice and broccoli. —Annemarie Harris, Haddonfield, New Jersey

Spiedis

Spiedis

Spiedis

This is our favorite cookout dish, and it's very good served with a salad. This recipe originated here in my hometown in the 1930's. Our meat preference for speidis is venison, but we use others when it's not available.

Herbed Pork and Roast Potatoes

Herbed Pork and Roast Potatoes

Herbed Pork and Roast Potatoes

My nephew from Toronto shared this recipe with me a while back. It is very flavorful, and the accompanying roasted potatoes make it a complete meal.

Sesame-Pepper Flank Steak

Sesame-Pepper Flank Steak

Sesame-Pepper Flank Steak

Peppery, yet sweet, this tender Flank Steak will be the perfect ending to a day at the office. – Vera Reid, Laramie, Wyoming

Beef Roast au Poivre with Caramelized Onions

Beef Roast au Poivre with Caramelized Onions

Beef Roast au Poivre with Caramelized Onions

This beef roast with crushed peppercorns is elegant, delicious and perfect for company. The aroma in your kitchen while it's cooking will be out of this world! Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas
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