Polynesian Pork Steaks

6 pork steaks
1 4 1/2 ounce jar strained plums (baby food)
1/2 cup flaked coconut
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
Dash pepper

Trim fat from steaks. In large skillet cook trimmings till a small amount of fat accumulates, discard trimmings. Brown the steaks in hot fat. Season steaks generously with salt. Combine plums, coconut, water, vinegar, cooking oil, soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, ginger, lemon peel and pepper, pour over steaks. Cover, simmer 35-40 minutes or till meat is tender. Remove meat to warm platter, spoon sauce over. Makes 6 servings.

Sausage-Noodle Skillet

In skillet cook 1 pound bulk pork sausage till meat is browned. Drain off excess fat. Stir in 1 1/2 cups water, one 16-ounce can undrained tomatoes, cut up; one 15 1/2 ounce can red kidney beans, drained; one 8-ounce can tomato sauce; 1/2 cup chopped green pepper; 2 teaspoons minced dried onion; 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder; and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in 4 ounces uncooked medium noodles (about 2 1/2 cups). Cover and simmer the sausage-noodle mixture about 25 to 30 minutes or until noodles are tender. Makes 4 or 5 servings.

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