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Rocky Mountain recipes, 4/15/02

Tangy Ribs and Onions

4 lbs. pork spareribs

1 t. salt

1/2 t. pepper

2 medium sweet onions, sliced

1 c. ketchup

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3/4 c. water

2 Tbsp. white vinegar

2 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce

1 t. chili powder

1 t. paprika

1/2 t. ground red pepper

Arrange spareribs in a shallow roasting pan; sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with onion.

Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Drain.

Stir together ketchup, water, white vinegar, worcestershire sauce, chili powder, paprika and ground red pepper. Pour mixture over ribs.

Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes more.

Makes 2-3 servings.

Ethel Williams • Roanoke, Va.

Pork Chops with Spaghetti

3 Tbsp. butter

3 Tbsp. olive oil

2 cloves garlic, pressed

1/4 t. pepper

1/8 t. crushed red pepper

1 t. rosemary

4 pork chops, 1 inch thick

2 c. chopped tomatoes

3 Tbsp. minced parsley

1/2 t. salt

3/4 lb. spaghetti

4 Tbsp. butter

4 Tbsp. fresh grated parmesan cheese

Melt butter with olive oil. Add garlic, pepper and red pepper. Sprinkle rosemary on pork chops then brown chops slowly in skillet. Add tomatoes, parsley and salt. Cover and cook slowly for 20 minutes.

Cook spaghetti, drain and toss with butter and parmesan. Add 1/2 c. sauce to the spaghetti.

Place spaghetti on a hot platter, arrange the chops on the spaghetti and pour sauce over all.

Marlene Maurer • Lakewood, Colo.

Ham Delights

2 lbs. ground ham

2 lbs. ground fresh pork

2 eggs

1 1/2 c. milk

2 c. graham cracker crumbs

Sauce:

1 can tomato soup

1 t. dry mustard

1/2 c. vinegar

1 1/2 c. brown sugar

Mix all ham ingredients and form into balls (small for appetizers or 3/4 c. for a dinner). Place balls in a large, shallow pan and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Drain off liquid.

Mix all sauce ingredients together. Cover the pork balls with sauce mixture and bake 1 hour.

Baste balls a couple of times after adding sauce.

Will freeze well before or after baking.

Darlen Schick • North Platte, Neb.

Spam Combo

4 potatoes

1 16 oz. can Spam

1 onion

1 tomato (or use 1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce)

salt

pepper

garlic powder

Wash and cube the potatoes. Cube the can of Spam. Chop the onion and tomato.

Place Spam an d onion and a bit of vegetable oil in a frying pan. Add potatoes and tomatoes (or tomato sauce). Add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.

Add 1 c. water, cover and simmer till potatoes are tender.

Enjoy with refried beans, cottage cheese and a tortilla.

Makes 6 servings.

Terry Valdez • Henderson, Colo.

Six Bean Casserole

1 15 oz can of each of the following beans:

baked beans, kidney beans, hot chili beans, green beans (drained), wax beans (drained), lima beans (drained)

1 can tomato soup

1 small can tomato paste

1 c. brown sugar

2 lbs. Polish kielbasa

1/2 c. barbecue sauce

3 strips raw bacon

Mix together all six types of beans, soup, paste and brown sugar .

Slice kielbasa and add to beans.

Pour barbecue sauce over top of bean mixture. Lay bacon strips on top.

Bake for 1 1/2 hours, uncovered at 325 degrees.

Linda West • Lynwood, Ill.

Mock Turkey

1 small loaf stale white bread, soaked in milk

1 large carrot, grated

2 medium onions, diced

2 ribs of celery stalks, diced

1 lb. pork sausage

1 egg beaten

2 t. poultry seasoning

salt

pepper

Mix all ingredients together.

Place in greased baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Ethel Williams • Roanoke, Va.