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Barbecued pork and beans (Linda Gassenheimer/TNS)

Here are barbecue flavors without heating up the grill and in only 15 minutes. It’s perfect for a weeknight meal.

My secret to quickly broiling the meat is to place a foil-lined baking tray under the broiler while the broiler preheats. The foil lining helps with quick clean-up. Placing the pork on a heated tray helps the meat cook faster.

There are many flavored barbecue sauces. I like to pick a reduced-sodium one that doesn’t have high-fructose corn syrup as the first ingredient.

Helpful Hints:

— Boneless pork chops can be used instead of pork tenderloin.

— Any type of canned beans can be used.

Countdown:

— Preheat broiler.

— Place foil-lined baking tray under broiler while it heats.

— Make pork.

— While pork broils, make beans.

— Assemble dinner.

Shopping List:

To buy: 3/4 pound pork tenderloin, 1 bottler reduced-sodium barbecue sauce, 1 can reduced-sodium small red kidney beans, 1 bag washed, ready-to-eat lettuce and 2 small tomatoes.

Staples: distilled vinegar, brown sugar and reduced-fat vinaigrette dressing.

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