OMGoodness Honey Tabasco Pork Chops & Creamy Butter Beans

If you’re looking for an unbeatable Grilled Pork Chop Dinner recipe complete with a drool-worthy glaze and creamy side you’ve found the right blog! Honey Tabasco Pork Chops and Creamy Butter Beans is sure to become a favorite on your family’s dinner recipe line-up. You can order everything you need for nearly any meal directly from Passanante’s Home Food Service and have it delivered to your home with our reliable home food delivery service. Give us a call at 1-800-772-7786 to find out more about our incredible selection of quality meats and organic veggies and simplify your mealtime!


For The Chops:

  • 2 8oz. Pork Chops (desired thickness)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • ½ cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 8 oz. Honey
  • 2 oz. Tabasco Sauce
  • 2 T. Minced garlic
  • 1 T. Red pepper flakes

1. Heat honey in a sauce pan on medium heat.
2. Add tabasco sauce, minced garlic and red pepper flakes.
3. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes

1. Season pork chops with salt & pepper on each side
2. Grill each side for about 6 minutes (for medium) depending on grill temperature
3. Baste the pork chops with the glaze on each side
** Use extra glaze as dipping sauce (yum!)

For The Beans:

  • 4 leeks, washed, trimmed and finely sliced
  • A small bunch of fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 1 wineglass of white wine
  • 1 lb. good-quality tinned or jarred butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • Small handful of fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon crème fraîche
  • Good-quality peppery extra virgin olive oil

1. Sweat the leeks, thyme and garlic with a splash of olive oil and the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan on a low heat for 20 minutes until they are soft and sweet.
2. Turn up the heat and add the white wine.
3. Let the wine come to the boil, and add the beans and a splash of chicken or vegetable broth so the beans are almost covered.
4. Allow to simmer gently for 5 to 10 minutes until the beans are lovely and creamy.
5. Add the parsley, crème fraîche and a good glug of the extra virgin olive oil and taste for seasoning

Cold Weather Recipe: Pork Chop Casserole

This next recipe is a great cold weather meal for all of our meat eaters out there. Who doesn’t love a good casserole in December? This incredibly simple recipe for Pork Chop Casserole is quick to whip up and could be easily adapted for a melt-in-your-mouth crockpot meal.

Think this recipe looks great – but you don’t have 6-8 pork chops handy? Passanante’s is a convenient home food delivery service that provides healthy, clean, and flavorful hormone-free meats and organic veggies delivered right to your door. We put out new recipe’s every week that are sure to make your mouth water, so give us a call at 1-800-772-7786 to get your next shipment of tasty ingredients delivered!

Pork Chop Casserole

What You Need:

  • 6-8 pork chops
  • 4-6 peeled potatoes sliced
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 6-8 slices of american cheese
  • 14 ounces of green beans (can used canned or fresh organic)
  • 1 small onion sliced

How to prepare Pork Chop Casserole:

  1. Brown pork chops in 1/4 cup oil in skillet
  2. Mix potatoes with 3/4 can of cream of mushroom soup
  3. Grease baking dish and layer: potatoes, onion, cheese, green beans, pork chops and the rest of the can of cream of mushroom soup
  4. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1.5 hours
  5. Uncover for the last 1/2 hour to brown

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Happy Eating!

It’s that time of year again…grilling season!

Well, we’re past Easter which means a couple things for you and your family.  Ladies, your favorite white jeans are officially back in season and men — it’s prime time for grilling!

It’s probably no surprise to you that grilling your meats is always a healthy option, but if you’re working to get in swimsuit-shape, macaroni and cheese is probably not the most calorie conscious side dish for your chicken breast.

Try cutting up some of your favorite organic veggies and allowing them to absorb a low sodium marinade before wrapping them in a foil packet and popping them on the top rack of your grill. Squash, zucchini and asparagus do a great job of absorbing the signature smoky taste you only get from the grill and go well with any meat!

If you’re looking for something a bit more hearty, try thick slices of potato and onion seasoned and grilled with butter in a foil packet.

Since the grill is already hot you might as well try your luck at a delicious grilled dessert! Slice up some peaches, add a little honey and a dash of cinnamon before– you guessed it – putting them in a foil packet and grilling them into a guiltless peach cobbler without the crust!

Check out this article by Fitness Magazine for more ideas for healthy grilled meals or hop on our Facebook Page to exchange recipes with our loyal Passanante’s Home Food Service customers!

Choosing Organic Fruits & Veggies

Eating organic has certainly become a trend over the past 10 years. If you look hard enough you can find organic veggies at nearly any grocery store or neighborhood market in the US.  Millions of adults are choosing to change their ways after decades of fast food, take out and over processed treats. Let’s face it, we’re all trying to take better care of ourselves now that we know better. Perhaps one of the greatest responsibilities of this new community of organic eating, recyclable grocery bag toting, health conscious parents is the necessity to pass along these habits to generations to come.

Don’t just serve organic foods to your children; explain why you’re serving them.  Do a little science project with your family and look at the difference between organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables. You’ll be amazed at what you find!

You may have seen this video circulating on the web, but we thought there was a lot to learn from this simple experiment and wanted to share. Tell us how you explain organic foods to your children, we’d love to hear your stories!

Count on Passanante’s Home Food Service to deliver delicious, pesticide-free, organic fruits and veggies right to your door! If you haven’t yet made the switch to organic and would like to learn more about the benefits of this healthier lifestyle give us a call at 1-800-772-7786 to chat with a member of our team.

Simple Chicken Divan To Die For!

Your friends at Passanante’s Home Food Service knows you’re always looking for simple and delicious meals to prepare for your family. This fantastic Chicken Divan recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and with the goodness of hormone-free chicken and organic broccoli it’s a meal you can be proud to serve!

Simple Chicken Divan

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 boiled hormone-free chicken breasts
  • 1 head organic broccoli crowns
  • 1 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • Fresh squeezed juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 package of shredded cheese
  • 1 small jar of pimentos

How To Make It:

  1. Lightly steam organic broccoli until bright green and line the bottom of the casserole dish with broccoli crowns.
  2. Tear boiled hormone-free chicken into bite-sized pieces and place over broccoli
  3. Mix other ingredients together in a bowl (mayo, cream of chicken soup, lemon juice)
  4. Spread mixture over broccoli and chicken
  5. Cover with shredded cheese and pimentos for color (pimentos are optional)
  6. Cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees until hot and bubbly
  7. Serve with yummy warm rolls

Gather Your Family Around The Table And Enjoy!