My Favorite Swiss Steak

Written by Chacha on Jul 2nd, 2017 in Beef, Garlic, Main Dish, Meat, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 pounds ¾ to 1 inch thick Top Round, Chuck or Sirloin Steak 1 (28 oz.) can Roma tomatoes, whole or diced 1 green bell pepper, sliced 1 large onion, sliced 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 fresh serrano pepper, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/3 cup flour Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup extra-virgin […]

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Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Written by Chacha on May 21st, 2016 in Butter, Canned Soup, Cheese, Chicken, Main Dish, Mushrooms, Olive oil, Onions, Pasta, Peppers, Spaghetti | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients For the casserole: 4 cups cooked, shredded, chicken, recipe follows 1 pound spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more, for greasing the baking dish 1/2 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped 1 small onion, finely […]

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Pork Braised in a Pepper Sauce with Port

Written by Chacha on Sep 12th, 2015 in Dairy, Gluten-Free, Herbs, Main Dish, Onions, Peppers, Pork | No Comments

Good-quality paprika Freshly ground cumin Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 loin pork chops 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, finely sliced 4 large cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely chopped 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and sliced 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and sliced 1 bay leaf 1/3 cup chicken stock (preferably […]

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Pork Chops in a Pepper Sauce

Written by Chacha on Apr 11th, 2015 in Main Dish, Onions, Peppers, Pork, Pork Chops, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients 6 pork sirloin chops Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, sliced 1 each red and yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips 8 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely minced 12 fresh sage leaves ½ cup crushed tomatoes 4 pickled pepperoncini, sliced, plus 1 tablespoon liquid from the jar 1/2 cup dry […]

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Yellow rice with Chicken and Pork

Written by Chacha on Mar 12th, 2014 in Casseroles & One-Dish Meals, Chicken, Main Dish, Onions, Peppers, Pork, Rice, Spices, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients A generous pinch of toasted saffron threads (Note: You can use 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder or 1/2 teaspoon bijol if saffron is not available. The recipe will taste as good and you will get the yellow color called for. Bijol is a condiment found in stores catering to Hispanics.) 1/4 cup hot chicken broth (preferably homemade) ¼ […]

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Spaghettis Meat Sauce with Shrimp

Written by Chacha on Jul 21st, 2013 in Beef, Italian, Onions, Peppers, Sausage, Shrimp, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients 1 pound ground sirloin ½ pound hot Italian sausage, removed from the casing and crumbled ½ pound large shrimp, deveined 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon unsalted butter ½ pound white mushrooms, sliced 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped 1 poblano or banana pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped ½ […]

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Pork sautéed with various Peppers

Written by Chacha on Mar 30th, 2013 in Meat, Peppers, Pork, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 6 bone-in pork Sirloin chops, pork steaks, or pork loin chops Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium onion, thickly sliced 1 each red and green bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips 1 Anaheim pepper, seeded and sliced into strips 3 medium pickled pepperoncini peppers, sliced into […]

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Arroz con Pollo

Written by Chacha on Jun 28th, 2012 in Celery, Chicken broth, Main Dish, Meats, Onions, Peppers, Poultry, Recipe, Rice & Grains, Saffron, Spanish, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings:  4 Ingredients 1 generous pinch toasted saffron (Note: You can use 1/2 teaspoon bijol if saffron is not available. Recipe will taste as good and you will get the yellow color called for. Bijol is a condiment found in stores catering to Hispanics) 1/4 cup good-quality dry wine 1/4 cup hot chicken broth (preferably homemade) 1 whole chicken fryer, cut […]

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Chicken Rice Pilaf

Written by Chacha on Jun 28th, 2012 in Chicken broth, Main Dish, Meats, Onions, Peppers, Poultry, Recipe, Rice & Grains, Spanish, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings:  4 Ingredients A generous pinch toasted saffron threads (Note: You can use 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder or 1/2 teaspoon bijol if saffron is not available. The recipe will taste as good and you will get the yellow color called for. Bijol is a condiment found in stores catering to Hispanics.) 1/4 cup hot chicken broth (preferably homemade) 1/4 cup good-quality […]

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Saffron Rice with Corn (Yellow Rice with Corn)

Written by Chacha on Jun 25th, 2012 in Celery, Chicken broth, Corn, Onions, Peppers, Recipe, Rice & Grains, Side Dishes, Spanish, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients A generous pinch of toasted saffron (Note: You can use 1/2 teaspoon bijol if saffron is not available. The recipe will taste as good and you will get the yellow color called for. Bijol is a condiment found in stores catering to Hispanics) 1/4 cup hot good-quality chicken broth ¼ cup good-quality white wine 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 […]

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