1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. onion salt
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 lbs. beef chuck roast – cubed
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 lrg. onions – minced
2 med. stalks celery – sliced
6 lrg. potatoes – peeled, diced
6 med. carrots – sliced
1 Tbls. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried basil
4 cups beef broth
1 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbls. cornstarch mixed with 1 Tbls. cold water
2 cups frozen OR fresh peas
In a plastic zipper bag, shake together flour, garlic salt, onion salt, seasoned salt, and black pepper.
Shake meat cubes in mixture, a handful at a time, until well coated.
In a large pot, heat half the oil over medium-high heat.
Brown half the coated meat in hot oil, about 1 minute per side.
Remove the browned meat from the pan and repeat with remaining oil and meat; remove all meat from pot and set aside.
Sauté onions and celery in pot until soft, then remove from pot and set aside.
Drain excess oil/fat from pot.
Add potatoes, carrots, parsley, thyme, basil, beef broth, and Worcestershire sauce to pot and bring to a boil.
Add browned meat, onions, and celery to pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Slowly stir peas and cornstarch/flour mixture into stew and simmer until thickened and peas are cooked.
4 tablespoons of butter
1 cup of finely minced Vidalia or other sweet onion
1/4 cup of finely minced green bell pepper
4 slices of white or white wheat bread, toasted
1 pound of crabmeat
1/2 pound of raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, and chopped optional
1 large egg
Pinch of kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper, or to taste
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning
Couple shakes of dried parsley
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add the onion and green pepper; cook until softened. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly. Toast the bread slices, sprinkle each piece with a good spray of water to wet them and set aside in a bowl. Let sit for about 2 minutes. Pick through the crabmeat to check for stray shell; set aside.
Squeeze out the bread and break it up. Add the egg to the bread and mix. Add the salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, Old Bay, parsley and sauteed onion and bell pepper; carefully turn until well mixed. Add the crab and gently mix. Use as desired to stuff shrimp, crab shells, to make crab patties for po’boys, as a filling for squash, eggplant, or other vegetables, to stuff flounder, or to form crab cakes or bite sized crab balls.
Note: You can substitute other toasted breads, such as leftover dinner rolls or French bread. Toast before using.
10.75 oz. can condensed cream of celery soup
6 oz. can tuna in water – drained
2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
3/4 cup milk – low-fat okay
2 Tbls. parsley flakes
2 Tbls. chopped pimientos
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbls. dry bread crumbs
Combine all ingredients, except bread crumbs, in a greased, oven-proof casserole dish.
Bake, uncovered, in 400 degree oven for 25 minutes.
Sprinkle bread crumbs on top and bake an additional 5 minutes.
½ English cucumber, peeled, seeded and grated (¾ cup [180 ml])
½ cup plain Greek-style yogurt
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp chopped fresh mint
1 small garlic clove, minced
Sea salt and pepper
1½ lb ground lamb
½ small red onion, minced (¼ cup [60 ml])
¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tsp chopped fresh oregano (or 1tsp [5 ml] dried)
Salt and pepper
4 pita breads (6-inch)
2 medium beefsteak tomatoes (or other plum and ripe variety), sliced, for serving
Make tzatziki: in a colander set over a larger bowl, put the grated cucumber and sprinkle with 1 tsp [5 ml] sea salt. Let rest for 10 minutes. Rinse and dry very thoroughly. in a medium bowl, combine cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, mint and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Make burgers: In a medium bowl, use a fork to gently combine lamb, onion, parsley, and oregano; season with salt and pepper. Gently form mixture into 16 small patties, about ¾-inch [2-cm] thick. Grill patties on a grill pan or on the BBQ over high heat until medium-rare, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
To serve, warm pitas in the oven or on the grill; halve, and fill with burgers, tzatziki, and tomato.