Omaha Red Sox wrote:I'll share this one with you. One of my favorites that my wife makes on occasion.
* 1 pound spaghetti * Salt * 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan * 3 slices smoky bacon, chopped * 1 pound ground sirloin * 1 medium onion, chopped * 3 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped * Ground black pepper * 2 teaspoons hot sauce, eyeball it * 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, eyeball it * 1/2 cup beer * 1 (14-ounce) can, chopped or crushed fire roasted tomatoes * 1 (8-ounces) can, tomato sauce * 8 ounces sharp Cheddar * 4 scallions, chopped
Heat a pot of water to a boil. Add spaghetti and salt the water. Cook to al dente or with a bite to it.
Heat a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil and bacon. Brown and crisp bacon, 5 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon. Drain off a little excess fat if necessary. Leave just enough to coat the bottom of the skillet. Add beef and crumble it as it browns, 3 to 4 minutes. Add onions, garlic and stir into meat. Season the meat with salt and pepper, hot sauce and Worcestershire. Add 1/2 cup beer and deglaze the pan. Cook 5 to 6 minutes more then stir in tomatoes and tomato sauce.
Add hot spaghetti to meat and sauce and combine. Adjust seasonings and serve up pasta in shallow bowls. Grate some cheese over the pasta and sprinkle with scallions. Garnish with crisp bacon
2 bunnies, cut up 1/4 c. chopped parsley 1/4 c. oil and drippings 1 sliced onion 4 c. boiling water 2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/2 c. sliced celery 1/4 c. flour 3 med. potatoes, diced 1/2 c. cold water 3 med. carrots, diced
Catch bunnies. Easy to find this time of year, the cuter the better. Brown the bunnies in oil in Dutch oven. Add boiling water. Cover and simmer about 1 hour. Add vegetables and seasonings. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Combine flour and cold water to form a paste and add to stew. Stir until slightly thickened.
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I made a prawn stir-fry last week that was really good. I usually make stir-fry on rice but I tried it on steam-fried chow mein noodles. It was awesome and I'm not sure I can go back to rice.
1 lb prawns 2 red peppers 2 yellow peppers 10ish mushrooms couple stalks of celery Red onion Couple cloves of garlic cajun seasoning bag of steam-fried noodles soy sauce
1. Peel the prawns and sprinkle them with the cajun seasoning. I just used store-bought. 2. Chop up the veggies and start frying them. I threw in cajun season with them too. Between the prawns and veggies I would guess I used 1-1.5 tablespoons of the seasoning. 3. Boil the noodles. They are really thin so the cooking time was only 1 minute. (doesn't matter if they start cooling a bit, but I wouldn't let it go too long) 4. Throw the prawns on a greased cookie sheet and broil them until cooked (5-6 mins). 5. Once everything is cooked or very close to, combine everything (including soy sauce to taste) in a large pot (I used a wok) and cook for a couple minutes. 6. Enjoy!
Couple notes. You don't have to broil the prawns per se, but I find broiling brought the cajun spice out really well. You can throw some other spices at it if you prefer, but I really enjoyed the spicy taste of the cajun. The veggies could be changed around too. Snow peas are good in stir fry. This recipe is obviously pretty simple, but I really just wanted to bring it up because of the chow-mein noodle slant on it. First time I had tried it and it was fantastic. I ate the leftovers about 3 hours after dinner it was so tasty.
bumping an old thread (wow, almost five years to the day it was started!), because it's chili season! This stuff I made yesterday is phenomenal.
Ingredients: All the garlic I had left in the house (3/4s of a clove or so), diced 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 4 serrano peppers, seeds ‘mostly’ removed, diced 1 pound ground turkey 1 packet taco seasoning 14oz can kidney beans 14oz can pinto beans 28oz can diced tomato w/ juice ~ two cups frozen sweet corn from last summer
I sautéed all the veggies except the corn first, then took them out, then browned the turkey. Added the veggies back in, dumped in the taco seasoning and the whole can of tomatoes, and the drained/rinsed beans and corn. Let it all simmer for an hour+. Made skillet cornbread as a side. Delicious. The serranos add just the perfect heat and caused a few beads of perspiration on the forehead while I was eating it. And I've got two quarts of leftovers to munch on while watching the playoffs this weekend.