Lamb Stew

Ingredients:

1 lb boneless lamb cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
2 T flour
1/2 t ground black pepper
2 pinches of salt
2 T olive oil
3 strips of meaty bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 medium sweet onion, cut into chunks
8 oz cremini mushrooms, rinsed, patted dry, and cut into thick chunks
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 cup red wine
2 cups beef stock
1 lb unpeeled yellow or red potatoes, scrubbed, bad spots removed, and cut into large pieces
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch slices
2 t tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1/2 t dried thyme
1/8 t dried rosemary
1 T parsley, chopped
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Pot Roast for a Small Family

Ingredients:

1 (small 1 1/2 lb) chuck roast
2 T all-purpose flour
Fresh ground black pepper to cover the roast
a little bit of salt to accompany the pepper
1 1/2 T vegetable oil (or your favorite high heat oil)
1 small sweet onion, cut into large pieces
3 slender carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal into 1 1/2” lengths
1 stalk celery, include some leaves, and cut into large diagonal pieces
1/2 green bell pepper, deseeded and cut into large pieces
3 garlic cloves
1 cup beef stock
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/4 t dried thyme
1/4 t ground black pepper
1 bay leaf

Optional: 2 sprigs fresh thyme Read More





Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed PeppersIngredients:

6 large bell peppers, your choice of green, red, orange, or yellow
4 slices Italian or French bread, approximately 4 cups, loosely packed, and generously measured
1/4 cup water
1 pound ground beef, 93% lean
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 T fresh parsley, chopped
2 eggs
Pinch of salt
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/4 t oregano
1 1/2 cups marinara or other tomato sauce
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
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Chicken Vesuvio

Ingredients:

3-4 lbs chicken, bone in, skin on
1/3 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, flattened with the side of a mallet or knife and minced
Pinch salt
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/2 t dried oregano
6 red potatoes, quartered
1 sweet onion, cut into chunks
1/2 cup white wine, or good sherry
3/4 cup unsalted chicken stock Read More


Roast Chicken with Cabbage and Granny Smith Apples

Ingredients:

1 large roasting chicken, 5-6 lbs
1 small head cabbage, cored, quartered, and thickly sliced
1 small red onion, sliced thickly (divided use)
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and thickly sliced (cores reserved)
2 T olive oil
1/4 t ground black pepper
Pinch of salt
1 t fennel seed
1 T softened unsalted butter
1 T vegetable oil
Ground black pepper to taste
Pinch of salt
1/4 t paprika
10 sprigs fresh thyme
1 1/2 cups chicken stock Read More