January 19, 2010

Maple Baked Pork Loin & Dijon Potatoes

Sorry for the late post on this to the FB readers that I said I would post last night... My bad.

Maple Baked Pork Loin
This is one of my favorite recipes because it is so quick and easy to prepare and it is sooo yummy.

You will need:
4 lb pork loin - unseasoned
Salt and Pepper to taste
Flour for dredging (coat in before cooking)
2 tbsp oil

1/3 cup water
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp minced garlic

Salt and pepper pork loin and dredge in flour. Heat oil in pan until almost smoking and sear all sides for about 1 min. Create a tinfoil wrap on baking sheet. Remove meat from pan and place on tinfoil. Pour 3/4 of the sauce onto pork loin. Wrap tinfoil to keep sauce in during cooking. Cook at 350 for 2 hours. Let sit for 15 min before serving. Pour remainder of sauce before serving.

Dijorn Potatoes Almost like twice baked potatoes:

You will need

2 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup finely chopped onions
4 good sized baker potatoes
1 cup cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp dijon mustard

Cook potatoes at 350 for 1 to 1/2 hours (or if you are lazy like me, microwave until done)
Cool until handable. Cut in half and scoop out into large bowl while trying to keep shell intact.
Mash potatoes by hand or with mixer. Do not add butter or milk (we aren't making mashed potatoes)

Heat butter in a small pan, add onions. Cook until soft, add mustard.
Combine butter onion mustard mixture and 1/2 cup cheese to potatoes and mix well.

Spoon back into shells. Put back into oven to warm (about 5-10 min)
Top with remaining cheese and serve.

Hope you find these as easy and delicious as we do.

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