Posts Tagged ‘diced canned tomato

01
Feb
20

Eggplant something or other (moussaka)

I found I did get the basis of this recipe from a WP blog  Mostly Greek Eggplant Mousskasa , Eggplant Moussaka    after a search for eggplant recipes.

The eggplant is my fav meal, and at times better than the chicken or beef or used as a filler with meat.  So here we go.

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I used ground pork instead of beef

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I stuck with the cinnamon spice for the Greek style taste of the tomato sauce

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some canned diced tomato for the suace

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a bit of melomel replaces the wine

process the tomato sauce

salt and let sit for while to draw out some water, test fit in the baking dish

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brush with olive oil, broil till browned, both sides

make the bechamel sauce

into the baking dish

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add the tomato sauce

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top with the bechamel and some grated parmensan, bake.

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after baking, let cool a bit.

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excellent flavor the eggplant, tomato sauce and bechamel compliment each other

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not overly watery or runny, just right, perhaps a glass of wine and a chunk of fresh bread.

 

 

 

 

 

20
Jan
20

3 bean chili with smoked chicken

It started out as a quick search on the Instant Pot app for chili, Have plenty of dried beans in stock, a quick pressure cooker meal means I didn’t have a long soaking and boiling process ahead for a meal within an hour. I found a recipe for a 3 bean chili jar recipe. Remember when the jar recipes were all the rage for gifts ! Still easy to do for your own meal kits.

Pinto, white and black beans, like maybe a 1/4 cup each ,a can of chopped tomatoes, some tomato paste and a bit over leftover condensed tomato soup. The spice list was long, cumin seeds, coriander, dried hot peppers just to name a few. Chopped onions and garlic, celery and carrot to round out the flavor and a toss of frozen corn . Saute as usual add all else. Top off with veggie stock. Seal, set and be back later.

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about 50 minutes later

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start the plate with a layer of smoked chicken thighs 

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add the 3 bean chili…

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top with shredded cheese and chips,

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a glass of dark home brew, next time a real light or a lime hard seltzer would be better fro contrast, or possibly a fruit shandy . The chili and the smoked chicken was fantastic. 

28
Oct
17

green red bean chili

A few additions of greens to this chili:

1 can of tomatoes the 28 ounce variety

ground beef, pork or whatever , amount to suit taste

mushrooms

greens :broccoli , kale, bell peppers, what have you

onion

garlic

paprika and/or other seasonings

heat: Serrano

Red beans, soaked at least overnight and then par boiled till slightly firm.

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Prepped up and ready to go

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brown the beef and saute the onions

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add the can of tomatoes

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add the prepped ingredients, red beans, simmer

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serving suggestion

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on corn chip, egg and sour cream

 

 

 

16
Aug
14

Eggplant salad

The eggplant in the garden is growing well. Luckily they are  growing at staggered rate, which allows harvesting each one fresh for a meal along with peppers.

A version of an Eggplant Carponata
Pasta or rice as a side.

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Salt, drain and rinse eggplant slices as usual, dice.
In a pan with oil cook the eggplant till soft.
Remove with a slotted spoon, set aside.

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In the same pan sauté onions, garlic and peppers till wilted.

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Add tomatoes, celery and chick peas.
Cover and cook , about 10 to 20 minutes till the celery is tender.

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Return the eggplant to the pot.

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Add 1/4 cup red wine vinegar mixed with 2 tablespoons sugar.

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27
Jul
14

chicken cacciatore

Chicken prepared hunter style.

(there are not enough tomatoes from the garden ready yet)

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1/2 can of condensed tomato soup

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Note: when using an immersion blender be careful, this particular model used allows the shaft to be removed from the motor, essential when changing blades, otherwise unplug the blender from the power source.

 




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