Monday, August 13, 2012

Open Sesame

Don't you love simple recipes with only a few ingredients?  If so, you'll REALLY love this one!  It has two ingredients!  YEP!  TWO.  As the kids say, "It's easy peasy."

I was at Publix this weekend and one of the "sample people" was cooking this recipe and it was good!  I quickly bought the 2 ingredients and prepared it for dinner tonight.  Even the hubby stated more than once how good it was.  What were the 2 ingredients?  Top sirloin steak and Lawry's Sesame Ginger marinade.  I also made Fried Rice to go with it.  It was the perfect combination.

Sesame Ginger Steak

1 pound of Top Sirloin Steak
1/2 bottle of Lawry's Sesame Ginger marinade

Cut the steak into small cubes.  Place the meat in a pan and pour 1/2 the bottle of marinade over the meat.  Cook over a medium heat.  Stir frequently for about 10 minutes.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

This Little Piggy Went To Market

 My local grocery store had pork loins on sale for $1.99 per pound.  I bought one and had it cut into boneless chops.  I bought another and cut it in half.  Since there are only 2 of us left at home now, it's a waste to make a whole one for us.  I now have enough chops for 5 meals, 1 pork loin for another night, and made one for dinner tonight.  We had enough leftover from dinner tonight that hubby and I can have lunch one day too.  So I have at least 8 meals out of 2 pork loins.  What a deal!  I mixed up some yummy marinade for the one we ate tonight and made mashed potatoes, speckled butter beans, and a fruit salad.  It was delish!

Pork Loin Marinade

2 pounds pork tenderloin
1/2 cup Soy sauce
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
1 Tb. garlic (minced)
1/4 cup brown sugar

Mix all of the marinade ingredients together and pour into a gallon size Ziploc bag.  Place the tenderloin in the bag with the marinade and place in the refrigerator and marinate for at least an hour, up to 24 hours.  I marinated mine for 2 hours.  Spray an 8” baking dish with Pam.  Place the marinated tenderloin in the dish and cover with foil.  Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 40 minutes.  Cook longer for larger tenderloins.