Smoky Pasta and Bean Soup

February 16, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Smoky Pasta and Bean Soup. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Bacon, Onion, Celery, Carrot, Garlic Cloves, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Crushed Tomatoes, Canned White Beans, Chicken Broth, Macaroni, and fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese. A great dish to warm up these cold Winter’s Days! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Smoky Pasta and Bean Soup
Warm up with this hearty soup. Serve with crusty rolls and a simple green salad.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 slices bacon, diced
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 rib celery, finely chopped
1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon crushed hot red pepper flakes
2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
2 1/2 cups drained canned white beans
6 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup macaroni or other small pasta shape
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a large deep skillet, sauté bacon until some fat is rendered; add onion, celery, carrot, garlic and red pepper to skillet and sauté until vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes.
2 – Stir in tomatoes, cook and stir occasionally for 10 more minutes.
3 – Stir in beans; add broth and bring to a gentle boil. Add macaroni (or other small pasta) and continue cooking until pasta is tender, but still firm, about 15 minutes.
4 – Serve immediately with Parmesan cheese if desired; or cover, refrigerate and reheat gently to serving temperature.
Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/smoky_pasta_and_bean_soup_recipe.html

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Lasagna WEDNESDAY

December 23, 2020 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – Buffalo Lasagna. Here’s a recipe that will take your Lasagna to a higher level! Lasagna using Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage. I made Italian Buffalo Meatballs using the Buffalo Italian Sausage, delicious! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BUFFALO LASAGNA
This is my quick version of Lasagna. It’s a bit lighter than my traditional recipe and a good go-to dish to prepare in advance for a quick heat and eat meal at the end of a busy day.
(serves 6)

Ingredients:

1 – Batch Buffalo Meat Sauce
1 – pkg. no boil lasagna sheets
1 – lb. fresh mozzarella, sliced
8oz. – parmesan, grated
* optional roasted zucchini

Buffalo Meat Sauce Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 – pound Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage
1 – onion, diced
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 teaspoon dried crushed fennel
½ teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely diced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 – cup red wine
1 quart crushed tomatoes, (rinse jar with 1 cup water)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preparation of Sauce:

1 – Heat olive oil in heavy sauce pan over medium high heat.
2 – Coarsely crumble in Buffalo Italian Sausage and stir once.
3 – Add onion, garlic and dried spices. Stir to incorporate. Continue to cook until sausage is lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
4 – Add red wine and stir.
5 – Add remaining ingredients. Let ingredients come to full heat, stirring occasionally.
6 – Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes or until desired thickness is achieved. Stir occasionally.
7 – Season to taste.
Assembly:

1 – Lightly oil lasagna pan or casserole dish.
2 – Cover bottom of pan with one cup meat sauce.
3 – Layer with lasagna sheets, meat sauce, and mozzarella. (Roasted zucchini may be added to layers if you choose.)
4 – Repeat layers 2 to 3 times based on pan size, ending with a thin layer of meat sauce on top.
5 – Cover with foil and bake at 375* for 45 minutes or until bubbly.
6 – Cover top with grated Parmesan and allow to melt or lightly brown.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93462721-lasagna

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo 1 LB. ITALIAN SAUSAGE

What do you get when you cross a bison and Italian spices? A way to indulge in a fantastic Italian Sausage, with fewer consequences. Tasting straight from the corner meat shop, it creates a healthier form of Italian dishes, without sacrificing a bit of flavor. Once you’ve tried it will be a staple in your house!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/brats-sausages-hot-dogs/products/1-lb-italian-sausage

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – CABBAGE ROLLS IN TOMATO SAUCE

October 14, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – CABBAGE ROLLS IN TOMATO SAUCE. Included is a recipe for both the Cabbage Rolls and Tomato Sauce. Some of the Ingredients you’ll be needing are Cabbage Leaves, Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Bison, Green Onion, Spices, Rice, Crushed Tomatoes, Brown Sugar and more! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

CABBAGE ROLLS IN TOMATO SAUCE
(Serves 4 to 8)
I remember my grandma Mosey making these like it was yesterday. She would always, brown the meat before stuffing the leaves, and have noted that option at the bottom. Additional ingredients, such as chopped olives and artichokes can be added too. Enjoy!

Cabbage Rolls
Ingredients:
8 cabbage leaves
4 quarts water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb Ground Bison
½ cup green or yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon allspice (optional)
2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 cup rice, pre-cooked

Tomato Sauce
Ingredients:
2 15 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoon brown sugar
¼ cup lemon juice
2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped garlic

Preparation:
1 – Mix all tomato sauce ingredients together over medium heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.
2 – Remove core from cabbage center.
3 – Bring water to a boil in stock pot, place cabbage in pot, turning cabbage occasionally. As able remove outside leaves from cabbage and place on a paper towel. Remove any stiff white core from leaves, for ease in rolling.
4 – Cover remaining cabbage and simmer for ten minutes. Remove cabbage, drain on paper towel and slice into strips when cool. Set aside.
5 – In a large bowl, mix oil, ground buffalo, onion, spices, prepared rice, and 1 cup of the tomato sauce together. Hands work best.
6 – Place a spoonful of meat mixture in the center of each cabbage leaf and roll.
7 – Place sliced cabbage in the bottom of a placing cabbage rolls on top, and cover with remaining tomato sauce.
8 – Bake in a 375* preheated oven for 30 minutes, covered.
Serve with wild& brown rice and crusty bread.

*Note: Meat mixture can also be browned first and then stuffed in cabbage leaves: In sauté pan over medium high heat, heat oil. Crumble in ground bison, onion and seasonings and brown. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of the tomato sauce and rice. Continue with step 6. Reduce cooking time to 20 minutes. Mixture can also be used with grape leaves, for the making of “Dolmades”.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93349825-cabbage-rolls-in-tomato-sauce

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Beef Chili Carnavale

September 21, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in chili, CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 1 Comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Beef Chili Carnavale. Made using 95% Lean Ground Beef along with Crushed Tomatoes, Diced Tomatoes w/ Chilies, Reduced Sodium Beef Broth, Light Beer, Yellow Onion, Bell Peppers, and more! The recipe is from one of my favorite Recipe Sites, the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has one of the largest selections of recipes you can find. Recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so be sure to check it out. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Beef Chili Carnavale
Beef Chili CarnavaleSure to become a favorite, this fantastic chili recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 pounds ground beef (95% lean)
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with mild green chiles
1 (14.5-ounce) can regular or reduced-sodium beef broth
1 (12-ounce) bottle regular or light beer
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 medium green, red, yellow or orange bell peppers, diced
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1/3 cup chili powder
1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded, finely chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
Lime wedges and baked tortillas chips (optional)

Suggested Toppings: Sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced green onions, sliced serranos or jalapeños, chopped onion

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat stockpot over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove drippings.
2 – Add tomatoes, beef broth, beer, onions, bell peppers, tomato paste, chili powder, jalapeño pepper, garlic, cumin and oregano to stockpot, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3 – Stir in black beans and continue to simmer 15 minutes or until thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
4 – Season with salt and black pepper, as desired. Garnish with toppings, as desired. Serve with lime wedges and baked tortilla chips, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.

Note: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (70°C). Color is not an indicator of ground beef doneness.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): 318 calories; 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 955 mg sodium; 28 g carbohydrate; 7.5 g fiber; 32 g protein; 7.8 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 6.4 mg iron; 19.8 mcg selenium; 6.2 mg zinc; 96.0 mg choline.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/beef_chili_carnavale_recipe.html

Soup Special of the Day……….Garden Noodle Soup

December 9, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is a recipe for Garden Noodle Soup. Egg Noodles with a variety of Vegetables and Spices. It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes! Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Garden Noodle Soup
Recipe Ingredients:
12 ounces medium or thin egg noodles, uncooked
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 (14.5-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, cut up and juice reserved
3 (14.5-ounce) cans low-sodium vegetable, chicken or beef broth
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 bay leaf
2 (12-ounce) cans white cannellini or great northern beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups water
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
2 – While noodles are cooking, heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onion, stirring until pale golden, about 5 minutes.
3 – Add garlic, carrots and celery and sauté until tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
4 – Add tomatoes and reserved juice, broth, water, oregano, basil, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, about 30 minutes.
5 – Stir in the beans and cooked noodles.
6 – Remove bay leaf. Sprinkle some of the Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley on each serving of soup, or stir into saucepan prior to serving. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/garden_noodle_soup_recipe.htmlakes

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