12/1/10

Stuffed Peppers



Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef/1 lb ground pork
6 Red or Green Peppers, hollowed out with the tops cut off
1 Egg
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce
¾ cup bread crumbs

*Optional*
(¾ cup uncooked white rice or Orzo pasta)

3 Tbs Pecorino Romano cheese
3 tsp chopped Parsley
1/2 tsp "Italian Seasoning"
Salt and Pepper to taste

*optional* 2 cups prepared tomato sauce to pour over the top


Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine all the ingredients (except for the peppers and 2 cups tomato sauce) together in a large mixing bowl. If the mixture is too dry, add a little more sauce.

Slice down into the pepper all around the stem and pull it out. Shake out the excess seeds. With a spoon, stuff the meat mixture into the peppers. Spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray and drizzle a little EVOO on the bottom. If you are using tomato sauce, pour ½ of it on the bottom of dish. Place stuffed peppers in the dish standing up (slice off a little on the bottom to make them stand straight) Brush the tops and all sides of the peppers with EVOO, sprinkle with a little cheese and salt and pepper. Bake until peppers are slightly browned and meat is crispy on top.

*If using a slow cooker, cook 5-6 hours on low or 4 hours on high.*

*optional*
Serve on top of fresh tomato sauce or spoon over the top and sprinkle with cheese.

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Recipe from: AllRecipes.com
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Creamy-Au-Gratin-Potatoes/Detail.aspx?ms=1&prop25=45198561&prop26=WhatsCooking&prop27=2010-09-30&prop28=RecipeArea1&prop29=FullRecipe_1&me=1


Prep Time:30 Min
Cook Time: 1 Hr 30 Min
Ready In: 2 Hrs

Original Recipe Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

4 russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1 onion, sliced into rings
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 1 quart casserole dish.
Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices, and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds. Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.