Monday, May 29, 2006

I just wanted to share with you what we had for our Memorial Day cook-out, because it was all just so scrumptious!

First of all, my sweet hubby loves baked beans made this way:

*brown 1 lb. of hamburger along with diced onions and green peppers (this was the first time I used frozen pre-diced onions and gr. peppers and it made the prep time SO much quicker and easier, and it tasted delicious). Drain.

*Add this (in a casserole dish) to 2-3 cans of baked beans, approx. 5 TBSP sugar, and approx. 1-1 1/2 c. of ketchup. Mix well.

*Top with strips of uncooked bacon. Generously sprinkle bacon with pepper.

*Cook at 425 degrees for approx. 1 hour.

With the baked beans we also had potatoes and onions:

*Peel and slice potatoes (long-ways) and place in casserole dish.

*Slice onion into several 'rings' and add to potatoes.

*Use 1-2 sticks of butter, slicing into 'pats' and laying all around potatoes.

*Sprinkle top with pepper.

*Cook at 400 degrees for approx. 1 hour.

Our grilled meat for this holiday was pork chops:

*Mix 1-2 cans of crushed pineapple w/ juice, 3/4 c. BBQ sauce, and 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon.

*Brush glaze over pork chops continuously as you flip them on the grill. This made the pork chops SO yummy!

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