World's Greatest Recipe?
Kelli McKenrick, 24, of Highland Heights, KY., a longtime fan of Regis Philbin’s daytime TV show, will cook for Philbin and Kelly Ripa on “Live with Regis and Kelly”.
McKenrick's recipe for barbecued pork chops and cinnamon apples is one of the final four in the show's “World’s Greatest Family Recipe Search.”
“I’ve watched 'Regis' religiously since I was in elementary school.”
She submitted the recipe to the TV show in July. It made the top 10, then online voters selected it for the final four.
“I've had it in my head for one or two years. I cooked it for a Bengals party, and everyone loved it,” she says.
Her secret ingredient? MONTGOMERY INN BARBECUE SAUCE.
“They won't let me say “Montgomery Inn” on the show,” she says. Her contest entry calls it “a BBQ sauce that Cincinnatians love.”
“Cooking is one of my favorite things to do. I find it very relaxing,” she says. “I love entertaining people. I love when people come over, have a good time, and eat and drink.
BBQ Pork Chops with Cinnamon Apples
2 thick pork chops
1 cup Italian Dressing
2 Tbs garlic
½ cup Montgomery Inn BBQ Sauce
1 Tbs cinnamon
1 Tbs sugar
1-1/2 Tbs butter
Marinate pork chops in Italian dressing and garlic for about 3 hours
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Individually wrap each chop in foil. Before sealing, pour BBQ sauce over the chop
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until no pink is showing through.
Peel three apples, chop into pieces, place in oven-safe dish.
Cover with cinnamon, sugar, and butter and bake for 10 minutes
Place apples on plates, put chops on top of apples, add a bit more BBQ sauce.
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