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Beets n Sweets

Cooking up some beets and sweet potatoes along with jerk marinated pork chops.

Mark Annville, PA


  • cortguitarman what is your recipe for the Jerk marinade ?
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
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  • cortguitarman what is your recipe for the Jerk marinade ?

    I got the recipe from the dizzy pig web site. It obviously uses Jamaican Firewalk, which I have, but I substituted a jerk seasoning that my wife and I bought while we were in Jamaica

    ¾ cup white vinegar
    ½ cup orange juice
    Juice of 1 lime
    3 tbsp Dizzy Pig® Jamaican Firewalk rub
    ¼ cup olive oil
    3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1″ cubes
    6 jalapenos (optional but you want them. No, you really do)
    Mix the first four ingredients. Then slowly pour the oil into the mixture, whisking briskly. Marinate the chicken in this mixture for 3-4 hours. Note: When I’m normally using whole bone in thighs, I marinate them longer.
    Cut the jalapenos in half, remove the seeds with a spoon, and then cut the halves in half. That would be quartered, in case you are bad at math like me. Basically you want 1″ cube pieces. If you are totally afraid of heat, you can use bell peppers instead. If you are a chili head, use habaneros instead.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • This is a trial run. I'll report back with the results.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • cortguitarman I have spent a lot  of time in Jamaica and since then I use Scotch Bonnet peppers or as the Jamaicans say country pepper I think that it is actually a Habanero pepper all I know for sure is it is VERY HOT !!!
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,900
    Sounds like a good meal is  shaping up :)

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  • It was a good one, @caliking. My chops only marinated for about 45 minutes but still a good one.

    Mark Annville, PA
  • nice, both veggies that I love!
    "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are."
  • @ringkingpin I always hated beets as a kid and I'm still hesitant about them, but this is a dish that I discovered last year and it has changed my opinion of beets. I love them prepared this way. My twin 3 year old asked for more! The recipe came from
    Mark Annville, PA
  • @henapple loves my beets.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,962
    I do... Washing them down with a Shiner
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  • Pork chops? Yay! Beets: Nay! Man, no how hard I try to like beets, I just can't. I can't even look at something that bleeds on my plate. There are only a few things on this planet I won't eat: Liver and beets are in the top 5.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,962
    I hate them also... But you need to try them "Travis Style".
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,962
    Oh, you'd love @nolaegghead beet sausage... Vampire sausage.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • @Cymbaline65 I hate them all other ways too. I promise you'd like them this way.

    6 medium beets, peeled and cut into chunks
    2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon kosher salt
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon sugar
    3 medium sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
    1 large sweet onion, chopped

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
    In a bowl, toss the beets with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil to coat. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.
    Mix the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and sugar in a large resealable plastic bag. Place the sweet potatoes and onion in the bag. Seal bag, and shake to coat vegetables with the oil mixture.
    Bake beets 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Mix sweet potato mixture with the beets on the baking sheet. Continue baking 45 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes, until all vegetables are tender.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,582
    edited November 2013
    @henapple loves my beets.

    No way this tread was going to happen w/o you and @henapple in it over beets. After several Shiners henapple got to eating Short Travis's baby food. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos_zps32285da9.jpg" target="_blank">Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,962
    That look was when he pimp slapped me for eating his beets.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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