Sweet and Sour Pork/Chicken

Sauce from Made It. Ate It. Loved It.

Meat:

2 lbs pork loin or chicken breast, chopped into approximately 1-inch cubes

1/4 cup coconut oil

Sauce:
3/4 cups white sugar
4 Tablespoons ketchup

1/2 cup white distilled vinegar

1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt

Heat coconut oil in skillet over medium/medium-high heat. Sear cubes of meat until browned on the outside, then transfer into an oven-safe casserole dish.

Whisk together sauce ingredients and pour over meat. Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes.

Serve with rice.

Crispy Baked Pork Chops with Parmesan

Slightly modified from Woman’s Day magazine (http://www.womansday.com/recipefinder/crispy-baked-pork-chops-with-parmesan-recipe-wdy0213)

Ingredients
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup(s) grated Parmesan
4 boneless pork chops, cut in half to make 8 small pieces

Directions
Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a rack on top.
On a plate, combine the flour, garlic powder, celery seed, salt and pepper. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the egg, egg white, and mustard. On a second plate, combine the bread crumbs and Parmesan.
Coat the pork chops in the flour, then in the egg mixture (letting any excess drip off) and finally in the panko mixture, pressing gently to help it adhere. Place on the rack.
Roast the pork chops until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Honey-Butter Pork Loin

modified from http://mommahenskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/09/honey-butter-pork-tenderloin.html

4 tbs butter
2 tbs honey
chopped garlic (about 3 cloves? I didn’t measure exactly)
1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed
3/4 cup water
 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat butter and honey over medium heat in a large skillet until melted. Brown each side of the pork for 5 minutes in the honey butter.  Lower heat if honey begins to burn.
Place pork in a baking dish and stick it in the oven. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. While pork is roasting, add water to the honey/butter/garlic mixture in the skillet and stir over medium heat.  Simmer for about 5 minutes, until sauce is reduced slightly.  Slice pork on the diagonal and drizzle sauce over top to serve.