Spaghetti with Caramelized Mushrooms and Garlic Breadcrumbs

spaghetti mushrooms garlic bread crumbs 2Ingredients:

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound cremini mushrooms, rinsed, patted dry, and thickly sliced
1 cup sweet onion, sliced and cut into 1 inch lengths
8 large garlic cloves, peeled, smashed, and minced
1/4 t ground black pepper
Hot red pepper flakes to taste
1 pound spaghetti
2 1/4 cups pasta water, divided use
2 T cold butter or use vegan soy based butter
2 T flat leaf parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped
1 1/2 cups homemade garlic breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated Read More


Sloppy Portobellos

Ingredients:

1 T olive oil
1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
1 thinly sliced yellow onion
1 lb portobello or cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced or chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 T Worcestershire sauce
2 t oregano
1/2 t dry mustard
1 T chili powder
1 T brown sugar
crushed red pepper flakes to taste
fresh cracked black pepper to taste
1 tomato, chopped – include all the juices
2 T tomato paste Read More



Italian Beef with Pepperoncini

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Traditional Italian beef is roasted in the oven. A sharp meat slicer is then used to shave thin slices of meat. Most of us do not have the type of slicer this requires. What to do? Braise the roast in pepperoncini and beef stock which incorporates the unique flavors deep within the meat – then use two forks to shred the meat.

Ingredients:

1 (4 lb) very lean roast such as sirloin or top round
2 T of Grapeseed or other high heat oil
1 cup beef stock
1 cup juice from the jar of pepperoncini
2 bay leaves
6-8 garlic cloves, minced
1 t oregano
fresh cracked black pepper to taste
8 oz pepperoncini, sliced (deliciously pickled Italian pepper)
8 oz Italian mix Giardiniera (a vinegary mixture of cauliflower, carrots, celery, and peppers)
1/2 onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 T olive oil
12 slices smoky provolone cheese
12 whole wheat buns Read More


Simple Italian Beef

Ingredients:

1 (4 lb) very lean roast such as top round
2 tablespoons of Grapeseed or other high heat oil
2 cup beef stock (divided use)
2 bay leaves
1 (4.5 oz) jar chopped garlic (or 10 garlic cloves minced)
1 t oregano
fresh cracked black pepper to taste
1 T Lea and Perrins Worchestershire Sauce
12 slices smoky provolone cheese
12 whole wheat buns Read More