I thought I would start concentrating on dinner recipes since this is the biggest meal of the day. It might actually be a very small meal, but it is usually shared by all members of the family. One-pot dinners can be just as exciting as a several course dinner if it is shared by family or friends.
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LASAGNA STUFFED PEPPERS
- 4 Large green peppers (Cut in half lengthwise, remove seeds, and drop in boiling water for about 1-2 minutes to soften)
- 1 Pound ground beef
- 1 Clove garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder, divided
- 1/2 Pound mushrooms, sliced
- 1 Cup spaghetti sauce
- 15 Ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- 1 Egg
- 6 Ounces Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- Place par-boiled peppers in a large baking pan at least 9x13 inches
- Sprinkle inside of peppers with salt.
- Meanwhile brown the ground beef, garlic, mushrooms, salt, pepper and half the garlic powder, drain.
- Stir in spaghetti sauce and adjust seasoning as needed.
- Combine the Ricotta cheese, egg and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese in a small bowl; season with salt, pepper and remaining garlic powder.
- Divide Ricotta mixture between the pepper halves.
- Top Ricotta mixture with meat sauce; mound the Mozzarella cheese over the top of each pepper.
- Sprinkle with the 1/4 cup Parmesan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.
STEAK WITH RED WINE SAUCE AND FRENCH FRIES
- Prepare fries according to package.
- Heat a heavy bottomed skillet over high heat.
- Season the steaks with salt.
- Press 1 Tbsp peppercorns on top of each steak.
- Place steaks, plain sides down in skillet.
- Turn heat to medium-high.
- Sear for 6 minutes.
- Turn steaks over and cook 3 minutes for rare, 4 minutes for medium-rare or 5 minutes for medium.
- Remove steaks, cover and allow to rest.
- Use the same pan to make the sauce.
- Turn heat to medium. Add shallots and garlic. Cook until soft.
- Add wine and broth.
- Stir to release cooked bits from the pan.
- Simmer until reduced by half.
- Stir in butter and thyme, until thickened.
- Add Salt and pepper to taste.
- Spoon sauce over sliced steaks. Serve with crisp fries.