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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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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Rice and Zucchini

Written by Chacha on Jun 25th, 2012 in Chilies, Cilantro, Garlic, Lime, Recipe, Rice & Grains, Side Dishes, Spanish, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons each unsalted butter and extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup finely chopped onion 2 large cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely minced ½ teaspoon freshly ground cumin 1 jalapeno pepper, finely minced ½ teaspoon Mexican or Greek oregano, crumbled 1 cup long-grain white rice (preferably not converted) 1 cup crushed tomatoes 1 lime, juiced 2 zucchini, sliced 2 […]

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Pasta With Roasted Broccoli and Almond-Tomato sauce

Written by Chacha on Jun 8th, 2012 in Almonds, Broccoli, Cheese, Herbs, Meatless Main Dish, Meatless Sauces, Olive oil, Pasta, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients 1/2 cup blanched almonds 1 head broccoli, florets and peeled stems, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 pound good-quality spaghetti 4 large cloves garlic 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2/3 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves 1/3 cup lightly packed fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley (leaves only) 1 (28-ounce) can whole good-quality tomatoes, drained, liquid […]

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Bacon and Tomato Hash

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Bacon, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients ● 4 rashers bacon ● 2 teaspoons garlic-infused oil ● 1 tomato, diced ● 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce ● 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley leaves ● Freshly ground black pepper ● Bread for serving Directions Cut each piece of bacon into 3 or 4 pieces. Heat oil in a skillet. When oil is hot, fry bacon until crispy. […]

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