One of America’s Favorites – Booyah (stew)

January 13, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 4 Comments
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American-style booyah stew

Booyah (also spelled booya, bouja, boulyaw, or bouyou) is a thick stew, believed to have originated in Belgium, and made throughout the Upper Midwestern United States. Booyah can require up to two days and multiple cooks to prepare; it is cooked in specially designed “booyah kettles” and usually meant to serve hundreds or even thousands of people. The name can also refer to a social event surrounding the meal.

In cooking booyah, one makes a base or broth derived from meat bones, to which vegetables are added. Beef, chicken, and pork are popular varieties of meat for booyah (with all three often in the same kettle), with vegetables such as carrots, peas, onion, and potatoes also in the mix. A wide variety of seasonings are used, sometimes lowered into the kettle in a cheesecloth bag. Typical large-scale booyah kettles can hold more than 50 US gallons and are made from steel or cast iron to withstand direct heat and the hours (or days) of cooking.

The term “booyah” may be a variant of “bouillon”. It is thought to have derived from the French language words for “boil” (bouillir) and “broth” (bouillon). The spelling with an H has been attributed to phonetic spelling by Wallonian immigrants from Belgium. The Dictionary of American Regional English attributes the term to French Canadian immigrants; others attribute it to a derivation from the Provençal seafood dish bouillabaisse.

An article in the Green Bay Press-Gazette on October 29, 1976, speculating on the origin of the spelling and related fundraiser event, reads:

Booyah seasoned with peas, granulated vegetables and chicken

Lester (Rentmeester) relates recollections of his schoolteacher father, Andrew, probably the “pioneer” of the word “booyah” . “At the old Finger Road School where he taught, funds were always in short supply,” he recalls. “So my father hit on the idea of a community picnic to raise money for the school. He went around to parents and neighbors, gathering up beef and chickens for the traditional Belgian soup that would be the main dish at the benefit affair. And he also went down to the office of the old Green Bay Gazette, looking for publicity.” The writer handling the news of the benefit picnic, so the story goes, asked what would be served. “Bouillon—we will have bouillon,” came the reply, with the word pronounced properly in French. “The young reporter wrote it down as he heard it,” Rentmeester relates. “It came out ‘booyah’ in the paper. It was booyah the first time it was served at Holy Martyrs of Gorcum Church—an affair my father also originated–and that’s what people have called it ever since.”

A November 19, 2015, Press-Gazette article repeats Rentmeester’s claim but also suggests that the dish “could have erupted as a tradition in multiple places at once”. The article notes that there are several variations on the name “booyah” around the Upper Midwest that “appear to be attempts to phonetically manage the hard-to-spell word ‘bouillon’, and they all are pronounced roughly the same”.

Booyah is still made in northern and northeastern Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at county fairs, VFW gatherings, at booyah cooking contests, and in smaller amounts at private gatherings. In a 2018 article in the Post Crescent, Booyah was reportedly sold at church and other non-profit fundraisers for $20 (U.S. dollar) per gallon. The Green Bay Booyah baseball team was named after the stew.

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 7, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Don’t forget the beans……….

Include beans and peas with your meals – Because of their high nutrient content, consuming beans and peas is recommended for everyone, vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Enjoy some vegetarian chili, three bean salad, or split pea soup. Make a hummus filled pita sandwich.

Healthy Snap Pea Recipes

April 14, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Snap Pea Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Snap Pea Recipes including recipes like; Creamy Salmon and Sugar Snap Cauliflower Gnocchi, Better Three-Bean Salad, and Beef-Vegetable Ragout. Find these recipes and more at EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Snap Pea Recipes
Find healthy, delicious snap pea recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Creamy Salmon and Sugar Snap Cauliflower Gnocchi
Tender cauliflower gnocchi combine with a quick cream sauce, tender peas and flaky salmon for an unforgettable weeknight dinner. This one is so good you might make it for special occasions. If you don’t like smoked salmon, use fresh………..

Better Three-Bean Salad
Traditional three-bean salad gets a healthy, fresh spin with the addition of black soybeans, snap peas and a tarragon-infused dressing. Find black soybeans near other canned beans; they’re a sweeter, creamier relative of the green ones you’re probably familiar with………..

Beef-Vegetable Ragout
This recipe fits the bill for casual get-togethers, and it’s prepared in only 30 minutes. Spoon the mixture over pasta and serve with crusty bread or corn bread and wedges of melon………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Snap Pea Recipes
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IRISH BEEF POT PIE

February 24, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I came across a healthy St. Patty’s Day recipe, IRISH BEEF POT PIE. Using Flat Iron Steaks, Mushrooms, Peas, Carrots, Savory Gravy all with a flaky Pastry Dough. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a great selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes for all Occasions and Holidays. So check it out toady! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

IRISH BEEF POT PIE
Tender Flat Iron Steaks are quickly cooked in a hot skillet before adding mushrooms, carrots and peas – and it’s tossed in a savory gravy. The Irish beef pot pie is topped off with flaky pastry dough for a truly satisfying meal. Flat iron steak is also called butlers’ steak or oyster blade steak.

Recipe Yield: 6

Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds beef Flat Iron Steaks
1 package (8 ounces) cremini mushrooms, sliced
1-1/2 cups frozen crinkle-cut carrots
1-1/2 cups frozen peas
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided
1 teaspoon minced garlic, divided
Salt and Pepper
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 can (14 to 14-1/4 ounces) ready-to-serve beef broth
1 refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of a 15-ounce package)

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 425F.
2 – Cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4-inch thick strips.
3 – Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot.
4 – Add mushrooms; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add carrots, peas, 1 teaspoon thyme and 1/2 teaspoon garlic; cook and stir an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until carrots and peas are defrosted. Remove from skillet; set aside.
5 – In same skillet, add 1/2 of beef; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; set aside. Repeat with remaining beef.
6 – Dissolve cornstarch into beef broth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir about 1 minute or until sauce is slightly thickened and any browned bits on bottom of skillet are dissolved. Return vegetables and beef to pan; stir to combine.
7 – Place beef mixture in 2-inch deep, 9-inch pie plate or similar sized round baking dish. Unfold pie crust on flat surface, pressing out fold lines with fingers.
8 – Place crust over beef mixture allowing edges to drape over pie plate. Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon thyme and 1/2 teaspoon garlic evenly onto top of crust. Place pie plate on 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan.
9 – Bake in 425F oven 16 to 18 minutes or until crust is golden.
10 – Remove from oven to wire rack; let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 402
Fat: 18 grams
Sodium: 490 milligrams
Cholesterol: 58 milligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 31 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/irish-beef-pot-pie

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – SLOW COOKER POT ROAST SOUP

January 26, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday recipe is – SLOW COOKER POT ROAST SOUP. Made using Beef Shoulder Roast Boneless, Onions, Tomatoes, Hash Browns, Broccoli Slaw, Peas, and Spices. Dinner is served! The recipe comes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. So Check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SLOW COOKER POT ROAST SOUP
Ingredients

1 beef Shoulder Roast Boneless (2-1/2 pounds)
2 cups chopped onions
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions, undrained
1 cup frozen hash brown potatoes (cubes)
1 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups broccoli slaw
1/2 cup frozen peas

Directions

1) Cut beef roast into 12 equal pieces.
Place in 4-1/2 to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker. Add onions, tomatoes, potatoes, broth, garlic, thyme and pepper.
2) Cover and cook on HIGH 5 to 6 hours, or on LOW 8 to 9 hours, or until beef is fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.)
Stir in broccoli slaw; continue cooking, covered, 30 minutes or until broccoli slaw is crisp-tender. Turn off slow cooker. Stir in peas; let stand, covered, 5 minutes.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 6 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 295
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 3.6 grams
Sodium: 493 milligrams
Cholesterol: 100 milligrams
Protein: 35 grams
Carbohydrates: 20 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/slow-cooker-pot-roast-soup

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 20, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Pea Pods…………

Here’s a quick tip for Peas: When cooking shelled fresh peas, add a few washed pods to the water. They will improve the flavor and give the peas a richer green color.

Diabetic Dish of the Week – IRISH BEEF POT PIE

May 22, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – IRISH BEEF POT PIE. For the Beef you’ll be using Flat Iron Steak. Also ingredients of Mushrooms, Carrots, Peas, and more all topped with a Flaky Pastry Dough. You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet site you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetic News and Diabetes Management Tips. So check it out today and enjoy this week’s recipe. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

IRISH BEEF POT PIE
Tender Flat Iron Steaks are quickly cooked in a hot skillet before adding mushrooms, carrots and peas – and it’s tossed in a savory gravy. The Irish beef pot pie is topped off with flaky pastry dough for a truly satisfying meal. Flat iron steak is also called butlers’ steak or oyster blade steak.

Recipe Yield: 6

Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds beef Flat Iron Steaks
1 package (8 ounces) cremini mushrooms, sliced
1-1/2 cups frozen crinkle-cut carrots
1-1/2 cups frozen peas
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided
1 teaspoon minced garlic, divided
Salt and Pepper
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 can (14 to 14-1/4 ounces) ready-to-serve beef broth
1 refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of a 15-ounce package)

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 425F.
2 – Cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4-inch thick strips.
3 – Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot.
4 – Add mushrooms; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add carrots, peas, 1 teaspoon thyme and 1/2 teaspoon garlic; cook and stir an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until carrots and peas are defrosted. Remove from skillet; set aside.
5 – In same skillet, add 1/2 of beef; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; set aside. Repeat with remaining beef.
6 – Dissolve cornstarch into beef broth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir about 1 minute or until sauce is slightly thickened and any browned bits on bottom of skillet are dissolved. Return vegetables and beef to pan; stir to combine.
7 – Place beef mixture in 2-inch deep, 9-inch pie plate or similar sized round baking dish. Unfold pie crust on flat surface, pressing out fold lines with fingers.
8 – Place crust over beef mixture allowing edges to drape over pie plate. Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon thyme and 1/2 teaspoon garlic evenly onto top of crust. Place pie plate on 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan.
9 – Bake in 425F oven 16 to 18 minutes or until crust is golden.
10 – Remove from oven to wire rack; let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 402
Fat: 18 grams
Sodium: 490 milligrams
Cholesterol: 58 milligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 31 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/irish-beef-pot-pie

New Potatoes with Spring Peas

October 7, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Passing along a delicious and healthy side dish that would go good with most any meal, New Potatoes with Spring Peas. Made using; New Potatoes and Spring Peas along with feta cheese, Kalamata olives and mint. It’s another delicious one from the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

New Potatoes with Spring Peas

An easy potato recipe, featuring feta cheese, Kalamata olives and mint.

INGREDIENTS

1¾ pounds small red or Yukon gold potatoes, cut into quarters2 tablespoons plus ¼ cup olive oil, divided
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
½ cup Kalamata pitted olives, sliced lengthwise into quarters
½ cup fresh or frozen peas, thawed2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
salt and pepper, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 425°F. Toss potatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Place on rimmed baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.
2) In bowl, toss together potatoes, cheese, olives, peas, olive oil and mint. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories220
Protein6g
Carbohydrates21g
Fiber2g
Sugars1g
Fat13g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium330mg
Saturated Fat3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/957-new-potatoes-with-spring-peas

Soup Special of the Day!…….Turkey Ham and Barley Cream Soup

August 13, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Turkey Ham and Barley Cream Soup. Made with JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham along with Green Onions, Barley, Peas, and Parmesan Cheese. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all their other delicious and healthy recipes. Soups on so enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Turkey Ham and Barley Cream Soup

There is nothing better than a good homemade soup – especially one that takes under 30 minutes to make. This colorful, hearty recipe will have them craving seconds in seconds. It’s a perfect lunch or weeknight dinner.

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup butter or margarine
¼ cup finely chopped green onion
1 cup quick-cooking barley
5½ cups water
5½ teaspoons chicken flavored instant bouillon
1 cup slivered JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham
¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
¼ teaspoon white pepper
1 cup light cream
1 cup frozen tiny peas, thawed
4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
nutmeg, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) In saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add barley and cook, stirring until it turns a light golden color.
2) Stir in water, bouillon, turkey ham, poultry seasoning and white pepper. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until barley is tender.
3) Stir in cream and peas. Heat thoroughly. Top servings with cheese and sprinkle of nutmeg, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories350
Protein15g
Carbohydrates28g
Fiber5g
Sugars4g
Fat20g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium810mg
Saturated Fat14g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/40-turkey-ham-and-barley-cream-soup

 

Turkey Ham

Our Turkey Ham is the ideal choice for flavor and versatility. Try it as a tasty addition to breakfast egg bakes or ham and cheese strata; prepare lunchtime favorites when slicing it for sandwiches or dicing it for salads.

* GLUTEN FREE
Find this product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size56 g
Calories60
Calories From Fat30
Total Fat4.0 g
Saturated Fat1.0 g
Trans Fat.0 g
Cholesterol30 mg
Sodium510 mg
Total Carbohydrates2 g
Dietary Fiber0 g
Sugars1 g
Protein8 g
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Iron4%
Calcium0%
INGREDIENTS

Ingredients: Turkey Thigh Meat with a Portion of Ground Turkey Thigh Trim Added, Water, Contains 2% or less Modified Food Starch, Potassium Lactate, Dextrose, Salt, Carrageenan, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Erythorbate, Natural Smoke Flavoring, Sodium Nitrite.

Our products are labeled in compliance with government regulations. It is always necessary to read the labels on the products to determine if the food product meets your required needs regardless of how the product is represented on this site.
https://www.jennieo.com/products/110-turkey-ham

Soup Special of the Day!…….Mexican Chicken Soup

July 9, 2017 at 5:34 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 2 Comments
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Mexican Chicken Soup. Chicken combined with Zucchini, Peas, Carrots, Avocados, Garlic, and Spices. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which is loaded with delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes like this one. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

Mexican Chicken Soup

Yield: 10 servings.
Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups.

Ingredients

1 Tbsp canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, sliced
4 celery stalks, sliced
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp red pepper flakes
8 cups low-sodium chicken stock
2/3 cup lentils
1 can (19 oz) tomatoes, chopped
3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
2 lbs cooked chicken, cubed
1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
1 cup frozen peas
1 small avocado, peeled and sliced

Directions

1 – In Dutch oven, heat canola oil. Add garlic, onion and celery. Sauté until vegetables are tender. Season with black pepper, cumin and red pepper flakes.
2 – Add chicken stock, lentils, tomatoes and carrots. Simmer, covered, 30 minutes, or until carrots are tender.
3 – Add chicken, zucchini and peas.
4 – Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until vegetables are tender. Garnish with avocado slices.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 250
Protein: 33g
Sodium: 280 mg
Cholesterol: 75 mg
Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Carbohydrates: 14g

http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1206.shtml

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