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Roast of Pork with Fruit
Chinese Garlic Spareribs
Braised Short Ribs of Beef
Clay Baker Meat Loaf
Roast Chicken in Clay Baker


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Pork Chops en Casserole

6 thick pork chops
Tarragon (to taste)
Salt and pepper (to taste)
4 apples, unpeeled
4 onions, sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 t. cinnamon
2 T. butter
Juice of one lemon

Rub chops with combined tarragon, salt and pepper. Arrange a bed of
chopped apples and sliced onions in the clay pot. Sprinkle with half of
the brown sugar and cinnamon. Arrange chops on apple and sprinkle with
remaining sugar and cinnamon. Dot with butter.

Combine lemon juice and 1/4 cup water and pour over chops. Cover and bake
at 400 degrees for one hour. Uncover during last 10 minutes.


Roast of Pork with Fruit

4 lb. pork shoulder roast, boned and rolled
10 pitted prunes
10 dried apricots
10 dried pears
Salt and pepper to taste

Trim meat and wipe with damp cloth. Rinse fruit in warm water. With a
sharp, thin knife, cut deep little pockets in the meat and insert the
fruits. Rub meat with salt and pepper and place in clay baker. Cover
and bake at 300 degrees F. for 2-1/2 hours.

Sauce for Fruited Pork:

1 cup of beer
1/2 cup of chili sauce
1 cup of tomato sauce
1 T. minced onion
2 T. vinegar
2 T. sugar
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 t. chili powder

Combine beer, chili sauce, tomato sauce, onion, vinegar, sugar,
Worcestershire sauce and chili powder in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil
and cook two minutes. Serve with meat.


Chinese Garlic Spareribs

3 lbs. spareribs
1 onion, diced
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup soya sauce
1/2 t. ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced

Combine juice, vinegar, soya sauce, sugar, ginger and garlic in a
saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil over low heat for 1/2 hour. While
this sauce is cooking, place ribs into large saucepan with diced onion
and water to cover and boil over low heat for 15 minutes. Lift out of
water and place in clay baker. When sauce is done, pour over ribs.

Marinate for 8 to 12 hours in refrigerator, then drain off sauce. Bake
ribs in upper third of oven at 400 F. for 1-1/2 hours. Take off cover
and turn on broiler for last 10 minutes.


Braised Short Ribs of Beef

3 lbs short ribs of beef
1 t. salt
Dash pepper
4 medium potatoes, halved
8 small onions, peeled
1 t. paprika
Chopped parsley
Chopped pimiento

Buy short ribs cut into serving size pieces. Place in clay baker in hot
oven at 400 degrees F. for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Continue to bake in slow oven at 350 degrees F. for 1-1/2 hours. Add
potatoes and onions and season with salt, pepper, and paprika.

Cover and continue to cook for about one hour longer, or until all
ingredients are tender. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and pimiento and
serve.


Clay Baker Meat Loaf

1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. minced pork
1 t. salt
Pepper (to taste)
2 eggs
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup ice water
1/2 cup tomato juice

Combine all ingredients except tomato juice. Mix well and pat into clay
baker, then pour over tomato juice.

Cover and bake at 400 degrees F. for 1-1/2 hours.


Roast Chicken in Clay Baker

4 to 5 lb. roasting chicken
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Poultry seasoning
3 whole cloves
1 small onion, peeled
1/2 cup chopped celery, with leaves
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 large carrot, chopped
3 peppercorns
1 leek, chopped
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup light cream
2 tsp. cornstarch

Wash chicken, drain well and dry. Sprinkle inside of chicken generously
with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Stick cloves into onion and
place in crop (neck) of chicken. Skewer neck flap to back.

Put celery, parsley, chopped onion, carrot, leek, peppercorns, and bay
leaf in the bottom of the clay baker. Lay the chicken on top, sprinkle
with salt and pepper.

Cover and put in cold oven. Set oven to 400 F. and roast for 1 1/2 hours
or until tender. Lift chicken out of pot and drain liquid carefully into
a small saucepan. Add cream, cold water and cornstarch to liquid and
heat gently, stirring, until thickened.

Return chicken to baker and place, uncovered in oven for another 10
minutes to crisp.


Also good in a clay baker: Lasagna, cabbage rolls, stuffed peppers,
shepherd's pie.

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