Applesauce in savory dishes (other than a side for pork chops...). Any suggestions?
My MIL has just given us a CASE of canned applesauce, and I have no idea what to do with it all. We don't eat pork chops very often, and I do not bake, so all those lovely breads are not going to happen.
The only idea I've come up with (but haven't tested yet) is to use it in a BBQ sauce.
Any other suggestions would be most welcome!
I suggest that you Google using 'savory recipes with applesauce' as keywords. I did just to reply to your post.
I like to put apples or applesauce in curries sometimes (not traditional Indian or Thai ones so much, but more Westernized ones--simple and good comfort food). Applesauce would also be good in a pureed curried root vegetable soup. Curried apple and parsnip soup is GOOD!
We used to cook salmon fillets in a mixture of apple sauce, curry powder and onions. I've used it in meatloaf / turkey burgers too.
If you cook it down a bit, to apple butter consistency, it makes for a good smear on most grilled proteins.
Cook it in sauerkraut with some onions, peppers, bacon and polish sausage. I bake mine in the oven for about an hour.
I use it in several soups, including butternut squash. I use it in curry when I have it on hand. I use it as a topping for baking pork loin, keeps it very juicy, rather on the side. I make yams baked with apple slices, some applesauce there wouldn't hurt either.
Applesauce is part of my meatloaf recipe. I know it sounds weird but it really is delicious.
1 lb ground beef (1 pack is fine even if it is 1 1/2 lbs)
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (we use the Progresso Italian or Seasoned flavor, can't remember the label)
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 tsp dried sage (you can leave this out)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp of garlic powder (if all you have is garlic salt that works too, maybe use a little less regular salt either way should be fine)
1/4 cup ketchup (I did not spell it catsup just for you)
Mix a little brown sugar (or regular) with ketchup.
Preheat oven to 350%. Combine all ingredients. Shape into a loaf. Spread loaf with glaze. Bake for 1 hour.
Please ignore the notes in parentheses, they are for a friend I am teaching to cook and since I am on a phone I can't scroll up.