Cincinnati Chili,

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Howdy folks. Here I am.  Summer officially arrives on June 21, on Saturday, however we are getting a taste of it both today and tomorrow with heat index of 93 and 95 to 100 tomorrow.  Whew, Do what you can to stay cool, Crank up the A/C, wear a cool neckerchief, Bought one of these at a “craft sale”, make your own ice pops, take a dip in the pool.

With all of this talk on heat, let’s have some chili.

Cincinnatti Chili

2 pounds ground beef

3 large onions chopped ( 3 cups)

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 15 oz can tomato sauce

1 cup beef broth

2 TBSP chili powder

2 TBSP semisweet chocolate pieces

2 TBSP vinegar

2 TBSP honey

1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cardomom

1/4 tsp ground cloves

16 ounces fettuccine, broken into 4-inch lengths

2 15 1/2…

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Cincinnati Chili,

Howdy folks. Here I am.  Summer officially arrives on June 21, on Saturday, however we are getting a taste of it both today and tomorrow with heat index of 93 and 95 to 100 tomorrow.  Whew, Do what you can to stay cool, Crank up the A/C, wear a cool neckerchief, Bought one of these at a “craft sale”, make your own ice pops, take a dip in the pool.

With all of this talk on heat, let’s have some chili.

Cincinnatti Chili

2 pounds ground beef

3 large onions chopped ( 3 cups)

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 15 oz can tomato sauce

1 cup beef broth

2 TBSP chili powder

2 TBSP semisweet chocolate pieces

2 TBSP vinegar

2 TBSP honey

1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cardomom

1/4 tsp ground cloves

16 ounces fettuccine, broken into 4-inch lengths

2 15 1/2 ounce cans kidney beans

2 cups shredded American cheese ( 12 ounces)

Directions:

In a 4 1/2 quart Dutch oven cook beef, 2 cups onions, and garlic until beef is brown and onion is tender.  Drain fat.

Stir in remaining ingredient  except, Fettucine, kidney beans, cheese, and remaining onion. Bring to boilong;reduce heat.  Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour.  Skim off fat ,( pouring into empty food can.)

Cook fettucine; drain.  Keep warm.  In a 2 quart saucepan heat kidney beans: drain.  Keep warm.

To serve divide fettuccine among 8 plates.  Make an indentation on center of each fettuccine portion.

Top with meat sauce, beans, remaining onions and cheese.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Info:

768 calories, 49 grams protein, 77 g carbohydrates, 30 g total fat,(14 grams saturated), 136 mg cholesterol, 1123 mg sodium, 1151 mg potassium.

Three way means chil, spaghetti, and grated yellow cheese.  Four way is three way plus beans or onions.  Five way , you get everything, chili, spaghetti, cheese, beans and onions.

Recipe-Meatballs and Peppers

Recipe     Meatballs and peppers       A low soduim recipe

1 pound lean ground beef

1/4 cup unseasoned bread crumbs

1 egg

1 onion grated

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

1 can ( 8 ounce) salt-free tomato sauce

4 green peppers, seeded and cut in chunks

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon pepper

 

Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg,onion and parsley.  If mixture seems to be too firm, add several tablespoons cold water and mix well .

Form into 1-inch balls.  Place in large skillet.  Add tomato sauce, green peppers, oregano, basil, and pepper.  Cover and simmer over low heat for 35 minutes. 

Makes 4 servings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Note to Smile about:

You may be surprised to find out that I have a pink loose-leaf recipe Notebook that I ordered from Woman’s day magazine during the late 1980’s.  It came with pink tabbed divider sections that I could write my own recipe categories.   I wrote these on the page dividers.

Appetizers, microwave, soups,breakfast,  beverages, salads, vegetables, main courses, and desserts.

There is a recipe for microwave chocolate chip squares, microwave lemon spice tea, hot chocolate rum.

Under salads is Confetti vegetables, rice primavera,  Spinach salad and dressing, and paradise rice salad.

For main courses, are recipes for Robin Leaches Chicken casserole using a whole chicken,  all-purpose herb shake ( to put on meats and chicken for flavoring),  non-fries skillet dinner,

for desserts- Recipes from cool whip paper lid -Mississippi Mud pie, Frosty lemon dessert squares, Patriotic Parfait to name a few as well as Jell-o recipes.

Dessert recipes for Blueberry cheesecake, Cherry crunch pie, raibow cake,  and a cookie recipe on a recipe card  for  Drop butter wafers.

The recipe for Meatballs and Peppers was in the back of this pink recipe notebook and it is an artcle that I clipped out of the Star Ledger section Accent: Food March 31, 1985.

Two more Low sodium recipes are Broiled Salmon and Spicy Shish Kebab.

A word on Comments:

I love visitors and your comments are always welcome.  You can click on the word recipe in the tag box on the right to see other recipes that  I have shared.

 

Talerine Beef Casserole

Talerine Beef Casserole Talerine is Italian word for Tagliarini-
ribbon-like pasta noodle

The spices and tomatoes

The spices and tomatoes

This is for dinner!

This is for dinner!

Ingredients:
12 ounce bag egg noodles
1 medium white onion, peeled and chopped
1 bell pepper, seeded, ribs removed, chopped fine
3 minced clove of garlic
Olive oil for sauteing ( olive oil has a high burning point-so watch it)
1 1/2 poinds ground round beef ( I substitue ground turkey, it’s leaner, hence healthier)
pinch salt
4 ounces mushrooms, slice
1 28 ounce can tomatoes
1 1/2 cups frozen corn (can use canned corn or creamed corn)
1 15 oz can of pitted black olives, strained and chopped
1 pound cheddar cheese, grated
Method:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the egg noodles.
2. Heat the 2 Tbsp of oil on medium high heat in a large, heavy bottomed pot. Add the onions and green bell pepper and saute until softened. Add the garlic and cook for a minute more. Add the tomatoes, breaking them up with your fingers or a knife, if you are using whole canned tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and let cook for 10 minutes. Lower the heat to warm.
3.     In a separate skillet, heat to medium-high. Add a couple of tablespoons of oil  to the pan and brown the meat, working in batches. Break up about half of the ground beef into the pan. Do not stir, but let it cook for a minute, or two until brown.  Sprinkle a little salt over the meat while cooking.  Once brown on one side, stir the meat a little to get the sides browned.  Once the meat is thoroughly browned, use a slotted spoon to remove the meat from the pan and put it in with the tomatoes, onions, and gren bell peppers. Brown the second batch of ground beef the same way.
4. Using the same pan that you had used for browning the beef, saute the mushrooms in the remaining oil and beef drippings. Once browned, add the mushrooms to the beef and tomato mixture.
5. While the mushrooms are cooking, add the egg noodle pasta to the boiling water. Cook as directed., about 4-5 min.(or according to Egg Noodle package directions).  Strain when cooked, but still a little firm (al dente).
6. Add egg noodles, corn, chopped olives, and about 2/3 of the cheese to the large pot of beef and tomato mixture. Gently mix in.
7. Transfer mixture to a large casserole dish, or to two casserole dishes if you don’t have one that is large enough. Sprinkle remaining cheeese on top of casserole(s). Place in the oven for 30 minutes (can go as long as an hour.
Serves 8
Delicious. Egg nodles cook up faster than regular pasta, and are fortifed.
I have for couple days. Sometimes, I omit the green peppers, and onions
Can be made without the green peppers and onions.
When using ground turkey, I add Italian Seasoning, basil, oregano or a mixture of these to add more flavor. Ground turkey need a boost for flavor, but is healthier for you.
From Simplyrecipes.com

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