Category Archives: MEATS

Sonia's Pork Loin Ragu Recipe


2 pounds pork loin
1 28oz of can crushed tomatoes
1 jar marinara sauce
1 large large yellow onion
8 garlic cloves cut into small pieces or smashed
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 tablespoon fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 bag of big pasta like pappardelle or rigatoni
grated italian cheese

Season pork with salt and pepper. In a soup pot heat oil over medium high . Sear pork for 4 minutes each side. Set aside. Add the onions, garlic, rosemary and cook stirring for 3 minutes. Add marinara sauce, tomatoes with juices, stir scrapping the bottom of the pot. Return pork to the pot, cover and cook for 2.5 hours over medium low. Remove the pork, shred with a fork and put back in the pot. Add cinnamon. Simmer for few minutes. Server over pasta with grated italian cheese on top. Serves 8

*A friend from Beverly Hills had this dish at one of her fabu dinner parties. This is my version and is so GOOD!

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Lite Cheese Steak Sandwich

For the steak:
1/2 lb thin cut filet sandwich steaks
1 large onion, sliced into rings
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon english sauce or Worcestershire
4 garlic cloves
3 sliced mushroom
salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the sandwich:

8 slices of honey wheat bread
4 slices reduced-fat cheddar cheese slices
4 slices reduced-fat swiss

Shrimp Wonton – Healthy Recipe

1 pound ground pork
1/4 pounds shelled jumbo shrimp
3 leafs chinese cabbage
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 scallion
1 pack of wonton wrap thin

Cut jumbo shrimp into 3 pieces. Mix shrimp with pork, cabbage, salt, and sesame oil. Chop scallion and set aside.
Scoop the mix into small balls making sure each piece has a shrimp piece. Wrap each ball into a wonton wrap. In a deep pan boil water and drop the win ton until they float. Place in a a bowl and top with with soy sauce and scallions.

* Living in LA for 10 years has given me an oriental flair to my cooking

Meatballs Puertorrican style

1 pound 90% ground meat or turkey
1/2 pound ground ham or ground pork
1 onion dice into tiny pieces
1 piece of whole wheat bread
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. *This is my secret spice when I cook any ground meat.
2 teaspoon garlic salt or salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
2/3 cup salt cracker crumbs
1 cup tomato sauce
olive oil

Mix all of the ingredients one by one. Preheat oven 350d. With a tablespoon make balls and place them on a cooking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until done. COQUI!

*A traditional must in every party in Puerto Rico!