Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Polynesian Meatloaf on the Grill

Recipe Source: iVillage
This is a great way to enjoy meatloaf without heating up the house!
It has a great tangy flavor. Serving: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 85 minutes
Total Time: 105 minutes

1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 cup crushed round butter crackers
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon worcestershire
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 8-1/4-ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch

1. Prepare grill for indirect heating. For a gas grill, turn on one side to medium-high. For a charcoal grill, arrange coals around a drip pan.

2. Combine all sauce ingredients in saucepan. Cook over medium heat until it boils and thickens, stirring frequently. Spread in bottom of metal loaf pan.

3. Combine all meatloaf ingredients. Form into a loaf and gently place on the sauce in pan. Form meatloaf around edges to seal in.

4. Place on grill for indirect cooking. For gas grill, on nonheated side, and for charcoal grill, over drip pan. Cover grill and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Test with meat thermometer to 160º.

5. Let meatloaf rest in pan 15 minutes. Turn out upside down on serving platter. Slice.

Source: beautycook

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hawaiian Baked Bananas

4 bananas
1/2 C. brown sugar -- firmly packed
1/4 C. orange or pineapple juice

3 Tbsp. sherry

1/2 C. chopped almonds or Macadamia nuts

2 Tbsp. butter or margarine

1 Dash nutmeg
Peel bananas and place in a small baking dish. Mix together, then pour over bananas brown sugar, orange or pineapple juice and sherry.  Saute the chopped nuts in butter and sprinkle over bananas.  Add dash of nutmeg to taste if desired. Bake in a moderate oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until bananas are tender and lightly glazed. Serve as a meat accompaniment or as a dessert with a spoonful of sauce over each banana.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Eso Fafao - Baked Stuffed Papaya

Photo Credit: Autumn Mist

A Samoan specialty!!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

* 2 green papayas
* 1 pound ground beef
* 1 onion, chopped
* 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
* 2 eggs
* 2 tablespoons milk
* Salt and pepper, to taste
* Cooking oil, as needed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Halve papayas, cut off hard stem ends; scoop out and discard seeds.

Combine beef with remaining ingredients except salt, pepper, and oil. Stuff papaya with beef mixture. Rub papaya with a little oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper.

Arrange papayas, stuffed side up, in a baking pan. Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes longer.

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