Barbecue Pork Medallion

Barbecue Pork MedallionThis Barbecue Pork Medallion is Top Notch!

There’s a very good reason why Pork Medallions, or in this case, why my Barbecue Pork medallion is so tender.  It’s a Pork Tenderloin.  So unless you over cook or burn the meat, it’s virtually impossible to not have silver dollar sized slices that practically melt in your mouth.  The secret to my recipe is just a 24 hour marinade.  As far as the rest goes, there really isn’t much to it.  In fact you don’t even have to use any special dressing or any cure for the meat.  Just your favorite BBQ Sauce!

Honey Hickory SmokeNow let’s talk about taking it to the oven.  Again, there’s nothing to it, but the way I was first introduced to the Barbecue Pork Medallion, we were hanging 1 lbs portions with meat hooks that draped over skewers on the top rack shelf of a meat locker oven.  A pan on the bottom caught all the drippings.  It’s very common to cook ribs, thighs or poultry this way as well.  However, given that most of us don’t have restaurant size ovens in our kitchens, any pan or oven safe dish will do just fine.  After a 24 hour marinade in your favorite Barbecue sauce, 350 degrees in your oven, for an hour and a half, will get you right where you want to be when your slicing up your succulent Barbecue Pork Medallion.  And coming from a 5 dollar Tenderloin and possibly a 98 cent bottle of Honey and Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce, like I use from Kraft, how can you go wrong.

This is the way P.F. Chang’s makes their Pork Medallion, only they use their barbecue sauce, however.  I have the recipe for that too.

CLICK HERE if you want P.F. Chang’s Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Barbecue Pork Medallion Ingredients:

1 Pork Tenderloin
1 cup Barbecue Sauce

Marinate Tenderloin in BBQ Sauce for 24 hours then bake at 350 degrees f for 1 1/2 hours.

Homemade Crepes with Cherry Topping Recipe

Homemade Crepes

Fast and Easy, Homemade Crepes!

These Homemade Crepes are fantastic, I’m not even going to lie. It’s a Banana infused batter with vanilla yogurt and a fresh homemade cherry topping!  You are going to love these!  There are videos and ingredients below for both the Crepe BAtter and the Cherry Topping, so get to it and happy cooking!

Homemade Crepe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Flour
1 Egg
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Banana (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp melted butter per pancake

Cherry Topping Ingredients:
3 to 4 cups Fresh Pitted Cherries
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
1/8 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder (or just cinnamon)
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
a pinch of Cayenne Pepper (optional, but it;s GREAT)
1 tbsp Cornstarch
1 tbsp Water

These step by step Video instructional’s are all you need to take you straight to making these wonderful Homemade Crepes.

 

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3 Cheese Chili Con Queso

Chili Con Queso

Chili Con Queso is just Queso!

No matter how you slice it, Chili Con Queso is still just Chili ‘n Cheese.  I could be wrong but I think Chili’s is actually responsible for it’s fame.  Not responsible for the recipe itself, I mean, just for getting it more widely known and popular.  I would always order their Bottomless Chips and Salsa with Queso, and fill up on that before I got my Mushroom Jack Fajita’s (No longer on the menu).  Ah yeah… Those were the Days!  Anyway, I would say my recipe is very similar to theirs and really easy to put together, thanks to canned products.

Nacho CheeseNow, if you are a regular follower of Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen, I know what you’re thinking;  canned products, right?  I know, I know.  I always preach about using fresh food, and I usually do, but this is just one of those things that works just the way it is because it’s just a chip dip.  But it isn’t just any Chip Dip, it’s Chili Con Queso, and that means we need to use a good Chili, and it doesn’t get much better than Hormel if you’re forced to use a can.  It’s just too damn bad I don’t get paid to plug all of these Company products I’m always raving about in my recipes.  Maybe someday…. but while we’re talking about cans, we might as well talk Nacho Cheese.  I usually buy El Mexicano Nacho Cheese Sauce, because it’s 1/3 the price of Rico’s, and, it tastes better. So it’s win win all around the board.  Cream Cheese, Nacho Cheese and Pepper Jack Cheese are the 3 Cheeses I use to make this Chili Con Queso Chip Dip.

Chili Con Queso Ingredients:

1/2 Diced Onion
1 Diced Green Chili
1 Diced Jalapeno, Yellow or Chipotle Pepper (optional, you decide)
1 chopped Garlic Clove
2 Cans of Chili no Beans (Hormel)
1 pkg Cream Cheese
1 can Nacho Cheese (El Mexicano)
1/2 tsp Cumin

Topping
1/2 cup Pepper Jack Cheese or Cheddar
1 Chopped Tomato
Freshly Chopped Cilantro

This recipe is easy.  Combine all the ingredients ,except the topping, in a pan on medium heat and simmer until everything is melted and thoroughly mixed.  Then add to a oven safe dish, top with pepper jack cheese and broil in the oven on the top rack just until the cheese has melted.  Then pull and add the freshly chopped tomato and Cilantro, and enjoy your Chili Con Queso!