Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Confetti Turkey Stuffed Peppers

August 30, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Confetti Turkey Stuffed Peppers. Made using JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Peppers, Brown Rice, Onion, Tomato Sauce, Corn, Beans, Seasonings, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Confetti Turkey Stuffed Peppers
This is a Gluten Free Recipe.

This savory, gluten free recipe boasts colorful peppers stuffed with lean ground turkey and flavorful veggies. Low in fat and ready in under 60 minutes!

INGREDIENTS
4 medium red, yellow, or green peppers
1 cup brown rice, cooked
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
½ chopped cup onion
1 (15-ounce) can unsalted tomato sauce
½ cup whole kernel corn
½ cup canned black beans
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
hot pepper sauce, if desired
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 350°F. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds. In large saucepan, add enough water to cover peppers. Cover. Boil 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Place peppers, cut-side up, in 9×13-inch pan. Prepare brown rice according to package directions.
2) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer. Stir in onion, tomato sauce, brown rice, corn, black beans, chili powder, and garlic salt. Season with hot pepper sauce, if desired.
3) Generously stuff each pepper half with turkey mixture. Cover with foil. Bake 25 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 470
Protein 38g
Carbohydrates 61g
Fiber 8g
Sugars 11g
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 800mg
Saturated Fat 4g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/434-confetti-turkey-stuffed-peppers

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 16, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Making meatloaf…………..

When you are preparing meatloaf, try rubbing the top and sides with asmall amount of water instead of tomato sauce. This will stop the meatloaf from cracking and drying out as it cooks. If you like a tomato flavor, add tomato sauce 15 minutes before the meat is fullly cookied.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Enchiladas de Santa Fe

February 4, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week is – Enchiladas de Santa Fe. Meatless Enchilada Stacks served with Black Beans and a Salad. It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes. Check it out today! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Enchiladas de Santa Fe
These savory, red chili-sauced enchilada stacks are nicely complemented with sides of seasoned black beans and a tossed green salad.

Recipe Ingredients:
Red Chili Sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Enchiladas:
Vegetable oil
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
3 cups shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese or a combination of both
1/2 cup minced yellow onion
3 green onions, chopped for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Red Chili Sauce: Heat oil in large 2-quart saucepan; stir in flour and chili powder; cook for 1 minute.
2 – Add remaining ingredients bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes. Set aside. (Makes about 3 1/2 cups sauce.)
3 – Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
4 – For Enchiladas: In a medium skillet, warm about 1/4 inch oil over medium heat. Using tongs, soften the tortillas one at a time in the hot oil, turning them and cooking no more than just a few seconds. Transfer tortillas to absorbent paper.
5 – Spread about 1/2 cup of the Red Chili Sauce in the bottom of a shallow baking dish large enough to hold 4 corn tortillas in a single, non-overlapping layer. A (17x11x1-inch) jelly roll pan works well.
6 – Using tongs, dip 4 of the tortillas, one at a time, in the sauce.
7 – Transfer the dipped tortillas to the baking dish, arranging them in a single layer. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of the cheese and about 1 tablespoon of the white onions evenly over each tortilla.
8 – Repeat the dipping process with 4 more tortillas, stacking each on top of one of the cheese-topped tortillas. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of the cheese and about 1 tablespoon of the white onions over the second layer of tortillas.
9 – Dip the last 4 tortillas in the sauce and place one on top of each of the stacks in the dish. Pour any sauce remaining in the skillet evenly over the enchilada stacks and sprinkle them evenly with the remaining cheese.
10 -Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted, sauce is bubbly and the enchiladas are heated through. Carefully transfer each enchilada stack to a plate with a wide spatula. Sprinkle with green onions, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/enchiladas-de-santa-fe-recipe.html

One of America’s Favorites – Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread

January 2, 2017 at 5:59 AM | Posted in spaghetti | Leave a comment
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Spaghetti with meatballs (or spaghetti and meatballs) is an Italian-American dish that usually consists of spaghetti, tomato sauce and meatballs.

 

It is widely believed that spaghetti with meatballs was an innovation of early 20th-century Italian immigrants in New

Spaghetti with meatballs

Spaghetti with meatballs

York City; the National Pasta Association (originally named the National Macaroni Manufacturers Association) is said to be the first organization to publish a recipe for it, in the 1920s.

Italian writers often mock the dish as pseudo-Italian or non-Italian because, in Italy, meatballs are uncommon and smaller.

However, various kinds of pasta with meat are part of the culinary tradition of the Abruzzo, Apulia, Sicily, and other parts of southern Italy. A recipe for rigatoni with meatballs is in Il cucchiaio d’argento (The Silver Spoon), a comprehensive Italian cookbook known as the “bible” of Italian Cooking. Other dishes that have similarities to spaghetti and meatballs include include pasta seduta ‘seated pasta’ and maccaroni azzese in Apulia.

Totally different are the baked pasta dishes from Apulia, where meatballs, mortadella, or salami are baked with rigatoni, tomato sauce, and mozzarella, then covered with a pastry top.

Other pasta recipes include slices of meat rolled up with cheese, cured meats and herbs (involtini in Italian) and braciole (bra’zhul) in Italian-American and Italian-Australian slang, that are cooked within sauce but pulled out to be served as a second course.

…and Spaghetti and Meatballs are always better with Garlic Bread

 

 

 

One of America’s Favorites – Garlic Bread

Garlic bread

Garlic bread

Garlic bread (also garlic toast) consists of bread (usually a baguette or sour dough like a ciabatta), topped with garlic and olive oil or butter and may include additional herbs, like chives. It is then either grilled or broiled until toasted, or baked in a conventional or bread oven.

It is typically made using a French baguette, or sometimes a sourdough like ciabatta which is partially sliced downwards, allowing the condiments to soak into the loaf while keeping it in one piece. The bread is then stuffed through the cuts with oil and minced garlic before baking. Alternatively, butter and garlic powder are used, or the bread is cut lengthwise into separate slices which are individually garnished.

Some variants are topped with a variety of cheeses, often mozzarella, cheddar or feta. Some restaurants use clarified butter in place of olive oil.

Commercially manufactured frozen garlic bread was developed in the 1970s by Cole’s Quality Foods in Muskegon, Michigan.

 

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Shakshouka

June 29, 2015 at 5:26 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday, PBS | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Shakshouka. It’s from the PBS Recipe website. Find all your recipes here of all cuisines and tastes. http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/

 

 

Shakshouka

Shakshouka is a Tunisian recipe of eggs poached in tomato sauce.
IngredientsPBS3
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
About 8 tomatoes, preferably roma paste tomatoes but any will do (or about 2 x 14 oz can of chopped tomatoes)
2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground caraway
2 tsp paprika (can be smoked paprika for added flavor)
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, or add more if you like it spicy)
1/2 tsp salt (more, to taste)
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 large pasture-raised eggs
2 to 3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (for garnish)
Directions
1 – Place a large skillet on medium heat and sauté the chopped onions in the olive oil for about 5 minutes, or until soft. Add the chopped garlic and continue cooking for another 2 minutes. Add all the spices, stir, and cook for another minute.
2 – Chop the tomatoes (preferably removing the seeds) and add them into the skillet, cooking for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the sauce has started to thicken. If the sauce if too thick, add about 1/4 cup of water, stir, and cook for another couple minutes. You don’t want your sauce to be too thick, so that the eggs will poach well. On the other hand, you don’t want it to be too liquidey or the flavors will be diluted. Taste the sauce and add more salt, if needed.
3 – Once your sauce is just right, carefully crack the 4 eggs on top of the sauce, leaving a space between each one. (If there’s room, you might be able to fit an additional 2 or 3 eggs into the sauce). Put a lid on the skillet, and allow the eggs to cook for about 5 minutes, checking them often so that the yolk reaches the state that you prefer. (In Tunisia, the yolk is usually soft, but if you prefer a cooked yolk, simply cook it a bit longer).
4 – Once the eggs are cooked to your liking, remove the skillet from heat, and sprinkle the chopped parsley on top of the eggs. Serve hot, with a good slice of bread to soak up all the delicious tomato sauce.

 

http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/shakshouka-2/

Feast of the Seven Fishes

December 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM | Posted in seafood | Leave a comment
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The Feast of the Seven Fishes (Italian: Festa dei sette pesci), also known as The Vigil (Italian: La Vigilia), is a celebration of Christmas Eve with meals of fish and other seafood.

 

 

Fried calamares

Fried calamares

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American Christmas celebration. Today, it is a feast that typically consists of seven different seafood dishes. However, some Italian-American families have been known to celebrate with nine, eleven or thirteen different seafood dishes. This celebration commemorates the wait, the Vigilia di Natale, for the midnight birth of the baby Jesus. It is unclear when the term “Feast of the Seven Fishes” was popularized.

 

 

 

The long tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve dates from the Roman Catholic tradition of abstinence – in this case, refraining from the consumption of meat or milk products – on Wednesdays, Fridays and (in the Latin Church) Saturdays, as well as during Lent and on the eve of specific holy days. As no meat or butter could be used on such days, observant Catholics would instead eat fish, typically fried in oil.
The meal may include seven, eight, or even nine specific fishes that are considered traditional. The most famous dish Southern Italians are known for is baccalà (salted cod fish). The custom of celebrating with a simple fish such as baccalà is attributed to the greatly impoverished regions of Southern Italy. Fried smelts, calamari and other types of seafood have been incorporated into the Christmas Eve dinner over the years.

 

 

 

The meal’s components may include some combination of anchovies, whiting, lobster, sardines, dried salt cod, smelts, eels, squid, octopus, shrimp, mussels and clams.[2] The menu may also include pastas, vegetables, baked or fried kale patties, baked goods and homemade wine. This tradition remains very popular to this day.

 

Skewered whelks

Skewered whelks

Popular dishes:

Baccalà (salt cod) with pasta, as a salad or fried
Baked cod
Cod fish balls in tomato sauce
Deep fried cod
Deep fried fish/shrimp
Deep fried scallops
Dolphinfish (Baked or Fried)
Fried smelts
Insalata di mare (seafood salad)
Linguine with anchovy, clam, lobster, tuna, or crab sauce
Marinated or fried eel
Octopus salad
Oyster shooters
Scungilli salad
Stuffed calamari in tomato sauce
Stuffed-baked lobsters
Stuffed-baked quahogs
Whiting

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Sauce

December 11, 2013 at 9:47 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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Buffalo always makes it better, just like these Cabbage Rolls! It’s this week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week by Jill O’Brien. Enjoy!

 
Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Sauce
By: Jill O’Brien

Wild Idea Buffalo Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Sauce 2
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 pound 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”.

 
http://wildideabuffalo.com/2013/cabbage-rolls-in-tomato-sauce/

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round 99 free

1 lb. Ground Round, 99% Lean
We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this 99% super lean ground steak. It’s deep red color, dark rich taste, is deliciously low in calories and high in protein. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes. Also, delicious for the popular Lebanese dish, kibbeh (pictured) – recipe with purchase. 1 lb. package.

 

 

http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/1-lb-ground-round-99-lean

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 27, 2013 at 10:02 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Some people are unable to eat spaghetti sauces and other tomato – based foods because of their high acid content. Adding chopped carrots and cooking them with tomato dishes will reduce the acidity without affecting the taste.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 26, 2013 at 10:16 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Plastic containers are perfect for keeping leftovers and sauces, but tomato sauce will often stain clear plastic. To keep this from happening, simply spray the container with non-sick cooking spray before pouring in tomato – based sauces. To remove a plastic stain, cover the area with mustard and leave overnight.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints, pizza | Leave a comment
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Making pizzas at home is a great way to save money and get the kids involved in making dinner. But homemade pizzas often lack the crispness of pizzeria pies. Here’s one tip that should help: Add the cheese before the tomato sauce. Cheese has a lower water content than tomatoes do, so the crust won’t get as soggy.

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