Stovetop Barbecue Pork with Jack Daniel's Glaze

Monday, January 28, 2013


easy 30 minute tasty meal
As a southern gal, the word barbecue brings to mind two different types of food--soft and sumptuous vinegar-based slow cooked pulled pork and burgers, ribs and steaks slapped on a barbecue grill on a balmy summer evening.

Oddly, I was in the mood for both types of barbecue when I came up with this recipe. I think it unites the best of both worlds, because the pork steaks are marinated and cooked gently (after being seared) they remain tender and the flavor you get from the Jack Daniel's glaze and the sauteed onions and bell pepper reminds me of a good piece of meat grilled over coals.

I have to admit, this meal is super quick to make--less than 30 minutes and that's down to the Jack Daniel's glaze. While you can make your own (and I do have a recipe for it that I'll share at some point), I happily unscrewed the lid on a bottle of Jack Daniel's barbecue sauce we received for Christmas from my mother-in-law. I've gotta be honest, at the end of a long weekend, the last thing I wanted to do was spend hours in the kitchen making dinner. This is the type of dish that tastes like you slaved over it for half a day. I won't tell if you don't tell.

Groceries:
Pork steak fillet (as many as your family will eat)
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 white onion, sliced
Sunflower oil
Jack Daniel's Barbecue Sauce jar
Rice or Mash
Vegetables

scrummy stovetop barbecue pork
All right, let's cook!
For the pork, simply sear the pork about 2 to 3 minutes on each side until caramelized. Reduce the heat and stack steaks to one side of pan while sauteeing peppers and onions. When the peppers and onions are beginning to caramelize, spread them about the bottom of the pan and place the steaks back on top. Cover and let simmer away for about 5 minutes before topping the pan up with some of the Jack Daniel's sauce. Cover again, reduce heat further and get on with your sides.

That's it! It's so simple and so tasty--you can do this with chicken or shrimp and it'd taste just as good.

1 comment:

  1. I love the simplicity and versatility of this recipe! My husband would love this dish, I can't wait to try it!

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