Brown beef stock, by julia child

Ingredients

3-4 lbs meaty raw beef bones
2 each: large carrots, onions, and celery ribs, chopped
6 or more quarts cold water
a large size herb bouquet plus 4 allspice berries and 6 peppercorns
2 large cloves unpeeled garlic, smashed

1 1/2 tsp salt, plus more as needed later

How to prepare

The bones to choose: raw beef bones, some of them meaty, are what you want here, such as shank, the neck, the knuckle; leg bones. An oxtail will give extra flavor and pleasantly slightly gelatinous texture. Preheat the oven to 450 f. Arrange the bones and 1/2 cup each of the chopped vegetables in the roasting pan and brown, turning and basting with accumulated fat several times until they are walnut brown. Put bones and vegetables into the pot (an 8 qt. Or so ); pour out and discard accumulated fat. Pour 2 cups of the water into the pan and bring to the boil over moderately high heat; and de glaze, then pour the liquid over the browned bones in the pot. Add the herb bouquet to the kettle and the rest of the vegetables listed with enough of the water to cover the ingredients by 2″. Bring to the simmer on top of the stove; skim off and discard gray scum that will collect on the surface for several minutes. Add 1 1/2 tsp salt. Cover loosely, and maintain at the slow simmer, skimming off fat and scum occasionally, and adding a little boiling water if the liquid has evaporated below the surface of the ingredients. Simmer until you feel the bones have given their all. Strain the stock through a colander into a bowl, pressing juices out of the ingredients. Degrease the stock and season lightly to taste. Strain again, this time through a fine meshed sieve into a clean pan or container. May be prepared in advance; chill uncovered, then cover and refrigerate or freeze.

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One pot dinner

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
3/4 lb bacon, cut in small pieces
1 cup chopped onion
3 cans pork and beans
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can butter limas, drained
1 cup catsup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp liquid smoke
3 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp salt
Dash of pepper

How to prepare

Brown ground beef in a skillet, drain off fat, put beef in crockpot. Brown bacon and onions together, drain off fat, add to pot. Add remaining ingredients. Stir. Cook on low.

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Stuffed snow peas

Ingredients

36 snow peas
1/4 cup creme fraiche
1 tbsp fresh dill, minced
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 lime, juice & zest only
2 oz caviar, salmon or lumpfish
red lettuce leaves

Black pepper, ground
salt

How to prepare

Blanch the snow peas in boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Drain at once. Rinse under cold running water. Pat dry. Use a sharp knife to slit the peas down only one of the long sides. Open carefully. Put the creme fraiche in a bowl. Mix in the dill and cream cheese. Grate in the lime zest. Add the lime juice. Fold in the caviar. Stuff the peas with the mixture. Serve on a bed of red lettuce leaves.

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String beans & tomatoes provencale

Ingredients

3 tbsp olive oil
5 tbsp cooking oil
1 large onion, chopped
1-1/2 lbs fresh string beans, trimmed
1 cup tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil with 2 tbsp of the cooking oil. Add onion and cook over medium heat until lightly wilted. Add string beans and the remaining oil, cover, and cook at medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and continue cooking for another three to five minutes. Check seasoning. Allow to cool and then refrigerate. Yield: four to six servings.

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Crockpot boston baked beans

Ingredients

1 lb dried small white beans
6 cup water
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup molasses
2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 med onion, chopped

1/4 lb salt pork

How to prepare

Put beans and water in slow cooker. Soak 6 hours or overnight. Cover pot and cook on high for 2-3 hours, until beans are tender. Drain, saving liquid.
Mix 1 cup liquid with salt, molasses, mustard, sugar and onion. Cut salt pork into 2-3 pieces. In slow cooker, combine beans, molasses mixture, and pork. Cover and cook for 10-12 hours. Yield: 6 servings

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Falafel – deep fried chick pea balls

Ingredients

1/2 cup burghul wheat (fine)
1 1/2 cups torn pocket bread
2 cups canned chick peas drained (garbanzo beans)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp cilantro, minced

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
oil for frying(peanut oil works well)

How to prepare

1) in a deep plate, add wheat and spread out evenly, then add enough water to cover. Let soak until soft, then drain. Set aside.
2) soak torn bread in water, until moistened, then squeeze as much water as possible out of bread. Set aside.
3) in a food processor combine remaining ingredients, process until smooth. Then add wheat & bread and process until well incorporated.
4) let mixture rest for a half hour, then form 1″ balls
5) in a electric skillet set at 400

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Crostini with beans

Ingredients

4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, peeled and chopped fine, divided use
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 lb broccoli rabe, swiss chard or spinach, washed and trimmed
salt to taste

1 1/2 cups cooked and drained tuscan-style beans (see recipe)
6 1/2″ slices italian bread, lightly toasted

How to prepare

In a large saucepan, heat two tbsp of the olive oil, half the garlic and all of the red pepper over medium heat 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the greens and salt. If the greens are dry, add 2 tbsp water. Cover and cook until tender, about 10 minutes for broccoli rabe and swiss chard or 5 minutes for spinach. Meanwhile, in a medium-size saucepan, heat the remaining oil and garlic 1 minute. Stir in the beans, cover and cook over low heat until heated through. Coarsely mash the beans. Spread the beans over the toasted bread. Top with the greens and a spoonful of their cooking liquid. Serve immediately. Yield: makes 6 servings. Crostini with beans

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Western barbecue jerky

Ingredients

1 tsp salt
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dry mustard
1 lb lean meat

How to prepare

Slice meat into long strips 3/16 to 1/4″ thick uniform slices. Remove excess fat. In a sm bowl, combine all Ingredients except meat stir to mix well place meat 3 or 4 layers deep in a glass, spooning vinegar mixture over each Layer cover tightly marinate 6 to 12 hours in the refrigerator, stirring Occasionally and keeping the mixture tightly covered. Place the meat strips on Drying racks do not overlap the strips to ensure good air circulation oven Temperature should be 140 to 160 f (60 to 70 c) for the first 8 to 10 hours after That it may be lowered to 130 f (55c) until dry place aluminum foil or a baking Sheet underneath the drying tray to catch the drippings occasionally blot the jerky With paper towels as it dries to remove beads of oil test jerky for dryness by Cooling a piece when cool it should crack when bent but not break there should be no Moist spots

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Steamed Pork Spareribs: Authentic Chinese Recipe

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This is my mom’s recipe for Chinese Steamed Pork Spareribs. It is cooked in the traditional way, with garlic, ginger and black beans. This dish is common in China’s Guangdong Province, including areas such as Hoiping and Toisan

Read more:
Steamed Pork Spareribs: Authentic Chinese Recipe

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Pinto beans & ham hocks

Ingredients

1 lb dry beans, pinto, red or black
1 lb sliced, smoked ham hocks
1 tbsp chives, chopped
1 med onion, chopped fine
garlic powder, to taste
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

1 celery stalk, sliced very thin
1/8 tsp ginger, powdered

How to prepare

Starting the night before… Wash and sort beans. Rinse well. Pour into crock-pot. Add ham-hocks. Cover with water to just below rim. Add other ingredients. Cover and turn on high. After 2 hours, check water, fill to below rim, if needed. Turn to low and let cook for at least 18 hrs. Before serving, stir well and remove ham-hock bones. Reminder the longer it cooks, the better it tastes.
Serve with fresh, hot cornbread.

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