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Cilantro Green Chile Pork Penne

Reincarnate The Leftover

This recipe is made with leftover cooked chicken or pork chops, or, as part of our Weekly Meal Plan.

Cilantro Green Chile Penne

Cilantro Green Chile Penne

Ingredients

  • Leftover cooked chicken or pork chops- about 2-3 cups
  • Penne pasta- 1 lb
  • Queso-fresco cheese- 1 round
  • Diced green chiles- 4 7oz. cans
  • Cilantro- 1 bunch leaves pulled from stems with one “twist-and-pull”

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta in salted water until tender.
  2. In blender, combine green chiles (not drained), three-quarter of the cheese leaving out about a fourth to crumble on top, and cilantro.
  3. Blend on medium until it becomes a sauce; do not over-blend; be careful not to puree it.
  4. Before draining pasta, use a glass measuring cup or coffee cup to scoop out about 1 cup of the cooking water.
  5. Drain pasta and return to pan.
  6. Add pasta water back to pasta.
  7. Pour sauce from blender over pasta.
  8. Add cooked chicken or pork chops to pasta.
  9. Serve topped with remaining cheese, hand-crumbled.
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Cuban Panini and Black Bean Soup

What To Make With Leftover Pork Tenderloin

Cuban Panini and Black Bean Soup

Cuban Panini and Black Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • french bread- 1 loaf, sliced into ½ inch slices
  • sliced ham- 1 lb, or stored leftover sliced pork tenderloin from Berry-Good Pork Tenderloin
  • sliced dill sandwich pickles- 1 24oz. jar
  • tomatoes, roma or vine-ripened- 1-2
  • black beans- 1 28oz. can, drained
  • salsa- 1 cup or 7oz. (like Herdez mild 7oz. salsa)
  • sour cream
  • STAPLES:
  • dijon mustard- ½ cup (approximately)
  • olive oil- ½ cup (approximately)
  • chicken stock- 1 cup (1 cup water with 1 chicken bouillion cube)
  • cumin- ½ teaspoon

Instructions

    Soup
  1. In blender combine beans (drained), broth, salsa and cumin; blend until smooth but do not overblend
  2. Transfer to a soup pot and heat until bubbly
  3. Serve with sour cream
  4. Panini
  5. Mix together olive oil and Dijon mustard (there’s no need to measure ingredients exactly, just “eyeball” it).
  6. Spread mustard mixture onto the outside of each slice of bread
  7. Place bread, mustard side down, onto Panini press or griddle, then top with pork, tomato and pickle; place second slice of bread on top with mustard-side up
  8. Cook until crunchy brown and both sides
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Reincarnate The Leftover

This recipe is perfect made with leftovers from Berry-Good Pork Tenderloin:

Reincarnate The Leftover

 

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Italy-Meets-London Broil with Spaghetti Aglio E Olio & Balsamic Vegetables

London Broil Recipe

Italy-Meets-London Broil with Spaghetti Aglio E Olio & Balsamic Vegetables

Italy-Meets-London Broil with Spaghetti Aglio E Olio & Balsamic Vegetables

Ingredients

  • beef top round shoulder steak (London Broil)- 2-3 lbs
  • pesto sauce- 1 8oz. jar
  • green beans, fresh- 1 lb, washed and trimmed
  • grape tomatoes- 1 pint, sliced lengthwise in halves
  • zucchini- 1, sliced into ½-inch slices
  • squash- 1, sliced into ½-inch slices
  • balsamic salad dressing- ½ cup
  • shredded Parmesan cheese- ½ cup (4 oz.)
  • spaghetti pasta- 1 lb
  • STAPLES
    Vegetables:
  • minced garlic- 1 tbspn
  • olive oil- 2 tablespoons
  • Spaghetti:
  • olive oil- ¼ cup
  • minced garlic- 1 tbspn
  • crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

    Steak
  1. Heat oven to Broil
  2. Use hands to rub pesto sauce on steak covering top, bottom and sides completely, then place on broiling pan
  3. Cook on middle rack, turning once, until brown, approximately 7-9 minutes each side depending on desired doneness
  4. Let steak stand about 10 minutes before slicing into thin slices to serve
  5. Vegetables
  6. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil so foil is longer than baking sheet
  7. Place green beans in the center of foil
  8. Top green beans with tomatoes, zucchini, squash and garlic
  9. Drizzle vegetables with olive oil
  10. Fold foil over vegetables and fold sides up pressing together at top to form a cocoon
  11. Cook alongside steak or bake at 425º until vegetables are tender, approximately 15 minutes, then transfer to serving bowl
  12. Drizzle balsamic dressing over vegetables and toss, then garnish with Parmesan cheese
  13. Spaghetti
  14. Boil spaghetti in salted water until tender
  15. Before draining pasta, use glass measuring cup or coffee cup to scoop out a cup of the cooking water
  16. Drain pasta
  17. Transfer pasta to serving bowl
  18. Pour cooking water over the top followed with olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes (optional); then toss
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Reincarnate The Leftover

Don’t throw out leftovers, reincarnate them instead.  If you have leftover London Broil, try this recipe for Philly Cheesesteak Subs:

Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

 

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Philly Cheese Steak Subs

Reincarnate The Leftover

This recipe is made with leftover steak, preferably London Broil, sliced thin.

Philly Cheese Steak Subs

Philly Cheese Steak Subs

Ingredients

  • leftover cooked sliced steak (preferably London Broil
  • thin deli-sliced mozzarella cheese- 1/4 lb
  • onion, peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • green bell pepper- 1, sliced into strips
  • mushrooms, sliced- 8 oz.
  • hoagie rolls
  • STAPLES
  • vegetable oil- 3 tablespoons
  • Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in heated or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat
  2. Add bell pepper slices, onion slices and mushrooms while seasoning with Worcestershire sauce to sauté until vegetables are tender, approximately 4 minutes
  3. Add steak slices and sauté for another minute
  4. Lay slices of mozzarella cheese over steak mixture to melt, approximately a minute, then use spatula to transfer to hoagie rolls
http://tonispilsbury.com/philly-cheese-steak-subs-sweet-potato-fries/

 

Choose The Perfect Side Dish

Philly Cheesesteak Subs go perfectly with Homemade Sweet Potato Fries:

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

 

Reincarnating The Leftover

This recipe for Philly Cheesesteak Subs is made with leftover steak from our Italy-Meets-London Broil:

London Broil Recipe

Italy-Meets-London Broil Recipe from The Organized Cook

 

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