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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

November 10 2011

Happy Pork Steak

6 pork blade steaks, (1/2-3/4-inch thick), seasoned with salt and pepper
2 tablespoons corn oil, OR olive oil
4 cloves garlic , minced
1 small white onion, chopped
2 cups uncooked rice
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 medium jalapeno chiles, minced
1 cup beer , or water
2 cups chicken broth, or water
fresh cilantro, chopped

Heat oil in large skillet; add pork. Sear pork on both sides on medium-high heat just until brown, about 1 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and cover loosely with foil.

Add garlic and onions to skillet. Cook and stir until tender, about 2 minutes, scraping up brown bits from bottom of skillet. Add rice, stirring constantly until rice just begins to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, jalapeno chiles, beer and broth or water. Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 10 minutes.

Place pork on top of rice; cover. Simmer 8 or 9 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F. Let stand 3-5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro if desired.