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November 12, 2011

Mongolian Beef
Posted by betsyjo

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I thought I posted this, but I can’t find it on here anywhere.  Matt loves this dish, and it is quite delicious, especially with rice.  I suggested it for dinner tonight and the response was, “OHHH, YEAH!”

Mongolian Beef
From Noshings

1/2 c. water
1/3 c. low sodium soy sauce
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 – 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 lb. flank steak or cube steak, thinly sliced crosswise
1/4 c. cornstarch
2 T canola oil
1/2 tsp. grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 large green onions, sliced
2 c. broccoli, chopped and cooked until crisp tender
Rice, for serving

Whisk together the first four ingredients in a small bowl.  Set aside for sauce.  Blot meat dry with a paper towel.  Evenly coat meat with cornstarch.  In a large skillet, saute the meat in oil over medium-high heat until cooked through.  Remove from skillet and set aside.  (This may need to be done in batches so that meat sits in a single layer in the pan.)

In the same pan, add 1 tablespoon oil if needed, and add the garlic, green onions and ginger.  Saute for 1 minute.  Add the sauce to the pan and cook until the sauce begins to boil and sugar is dissolved.  Add meat and broccoli and cook until sauce thickens, 3-5 minutes.  Serve over rice.

Serves 3.

Main Dishes,Pork

November 3, 2011

Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers
Posted by betsyjo

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Nothing fancy about this recipe, just tastiness.  I took leftovers to work for lunch, and it was delicious.

Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers
Everyday Food, September 2011

The rice and sausage mixture can be made up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container until needed.

1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed (I used hot)
1 zucchini, diced small
1 medium yellow onion, diced small
1 garlic clove, minced
coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 ounce Parmesan, grated (1/4 cup)
4 cups cooked long-grain rice
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
4 large bell peppers (any color), halved lengthwise, seeds and ribs removed

1. Preheat oven to 400.  In  large skillet, cook sausage, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, 5 minutes.  With a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to medium bowl, leaving fat in skillet.  (If sausage is especially lean, add 1 tsp oil.)  Add zucchini, onion and garlic to skillet, season with salt and pepper, and cook until vegetables are tender, 8 minutes.

2.  Add zucchini mixture to bowl with sausage, along with Parmesan and rice; stir to combine and season with salt and pepper.  Brush a rimmed baking dish with oil and arrange bell peppers, cut side up, on sheet.  Divide rice mixture among peppers and top with breadcrumbs.  Bake until breadcrumbs are browned and peppers are tender, about 30 minutes.  Serve warm.