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Crispy Tofu Tacos

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Crispy Tofu Tacos. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of FunnyLove.

Now I know I’m the “meat girl,” but I do actually enjoy the versatility that tofu offers as an ingredient. Tofu will absorb any flavor you add to it, so an ingredient that most people may think is bland can actually be made to pack a powerful flavor punch when cooked right. One of my favorite go-to recipes is a taco. I love how easy it is to customize a taco recipe to include everything you love and nothing more. So, it only made sense to try out these Crispy Tofu Tacos from Tk member Lindsay. The flavors of this taco are light and fresh, all while coming together to create the most delicious bite.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Crispy Tofu Tacos. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of FunnyLove.

To make these you will need: firm tofu, olive oil, salt, cumin, chili pepper, cayenne, lime zest, softened goat cheese, half and half, corn tortillas, and cabbage, lime and other favorite garnishes.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Crispy Tofu Tacos. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of FunnyLove.

To start, add your olive oil into cold pan.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Crispy Tofu Tacos. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of FunnyLove.

Add sliced and drained tofu into the pan and turn the pan to a medium heat. (Tip: Just like meat, make sure you pat your tofu dry with a paper towel so it will crisp up better!)

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Crispy Tofu Tacos. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of FunnyLove.

When the tofu starts to sizzle and slightly change color, add the cumin, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Crispy Tofu Tacos. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of FunnyLove.

Mix the ingredients together while breaking up the tofu into smaller pieces. Let it sit on the stove and stir occasionally until the tofu is browned and crispy on all sides.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Crispy Tofu Tacos. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of FunnyLove.

In a separate bowl, mix together the lime zest …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Crispy Tofu Tacos. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of FunnyLove.

… goat cheese, half-and-half, and salt. You can use a food processor/blender or just a whisk.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Crispy Tofu Tacos. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of FunnyLove.

Mix all of the ingredients together until smooth, adding a little more half-and-half if the sauce needs to be thinned out.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Crispy Tofu Tacos. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of FunnyLove.

It’s the perfect sauce for these tacos.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Crispy Tofu Tacos. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Lindsay of FunnyLove.

Add some fresh greens for some extra texture and your favorite taco toppings, and voila! You’ve got a quick and delicious taco that anyone will love.

Check out more delicious recipes just like this one at Lindsay’s blog, FunnyLove!

 
 

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Crispy Tofu Tacos with Goat Cheese Lime Cream

See the full recipe post on FunnyLoveLindsay’s site!
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Servings: 2

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Description

Vegetarian! Healthy! Delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 block Firm Tofu, 14-16 Ounce Block (Drained And Sliced Into Thick Slices)
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoons Each Seasoned Salt, Cumin, And Chili Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 whole Lime, Zested
  • 2 ounces, weight Softened Goat Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Half And Half, Plus A Bit More If Needed
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • Flour Or Corn Tortillas, For Serving
  • Shredded Cabbage, Lime Wedges, Cilantro, Or Any Other Taco Toppings You Like

Preparation Instructions

Add the slices of drained tofu into a cold pan with the olive oil. Turn the pan to medium heat, and break up the tofu a bit with a spatula. When the tofu starts to sizzle, sprinkle the cumin, chili powder, seasoned salt, and cayenne pepper over the tofu. Continue to break it into little bits, stirring every few minutes, until the tofu is browned and crispy on all sides.

Meanwhile, combine the lime zest, goat cheese, half-and-half, and salt in a small food processor or blender. Pulse to combine, adding a splash more of the half-and-half if needed to form a smooth sauce.

Assemble the tofu and any desired toppings in taco shells, then drizzle with the goat cheese cream. Eat!

 
 
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There’s so much to say about Georgia, we don’t know where to start. Leaving Wall Street for the French Culinary Institute, followed by a stint at the Gramercy Tavern and La Chassagnette in France, her passion for food and food traditions are evident and inspiring. Visit her site at Georgia Pellegrini, where you’ll find more recipes, photos, learn all about her wonderful books (including her latest one, Modern Pioneering, and enjoy her latest adventures.

 

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Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

Before you go back to Bonefish Grill and spend $5 on Bang Bang Wednesdays, take a look at how simply you can make Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp at home! TK member Sarah adapted this recipe and even lightened it up by turning the famous appetizer into a salad!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

You’re going to need a pound of uncooked shrimp (we purchased it already cleaned and deveined), a head of iceberg lettuce, a bag of broccoli slaw, chopped green onions, mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, Sriracha, oil, and panko bread crumbs.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

Start by chopping the lettuce into strips.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

Top the lettuce with the broccoli slaw.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

Chop the green onions.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

And the salad portion of the meal is now complete!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

Next you’re going to make the Bang Bang sauce by putting the mayonnaise, Sriracha, and Thai sweet chili sauce in a bowl.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

Mix these ingredients together thoroughly.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

Before pan-frying the shrimp, pour a tablespoon or two of oil into the bowl.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

Coat the shrimp thoroughly with the oil.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

Cover the shrimp in panko bread crumbs, making sure they are evenly coated.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

Carefully remove the shrimp from the bowl and place them in a slightly oiled pan on high heat.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

Let each side cook for about 3 minutes (or slightly browned).

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

Now pour the shrimp into the Bang Bang sauce.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

Generously spread the sauce over the hot shrimp.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Sarah of The Coffee Breaker.

All you have to do now is scoop the shrimp onto the bed of greens and you’re ready to eat! The best part of this process is that the excess sauce from the shrimp will seep into the salad and act as a spicy dressing.

For more restaurant adaptations along with original recipes, visit Sarah’s blog, The Coffee Breaker.

 
 

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Lightened-Up Bang Bang Shrimp Salad

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Servings: 4

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Description

The Bonefish Grill’s delicious Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer has been redone as a salad. Lighter, fresher, but just as delicious. Give it a try!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Uncooked Shrimp
  • 1 whole Head Iceberg Lettuce
  • 1 bag Broccoli Slaw, 12 Ounce Bag
  • ⅓ cups Chopped Green Onions
  • ¾ cups Mayonnaise
  • ⅜ cups Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 4 Tablespoons Oil, Divided
  • 2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs

Preparation Instructions

Start by washing, peeling, and deveining all of your little shrimp.
I know this part can be gross, but really, would you rather risk eating feces? Once your shrimp are all cleaned, inside and out, put them in a bowl, cover them and place them in the fridge.

Next, gather all of your greens. Start by chopping the entire head of lettuce into strips, making sure to remove the yellow leaves (you don’t want your salad to be bitter!). Place all of your lettuce into a large serving bowl. Top with the broccoli slaw mixture, then add your chopped green onions sprinkling them onto the very top.

Next, you’ll make your Bang Bang sauce. Side note: the Thai sweet chili sauce was fairly difficult to find, so don’t get it mixed up with Thai chili oil, or any other chili condiments that don’t include the word ‘sweet’ in the title. Sweetness is the key to this recipe!

Mix your mayo, sweet chili sauce and Sriracha together in a small bowl until smooth and creamy. Put it in the refrigerator until you are ready.

Next, gab a large frying pan, add 2 tablespoons of oil, and heat on medium.

Place your panko crumbs into a shallow dish or pan and set aside. Toss your shrimp in 1-2 tablespoons of oil. Dredge your shrimp in the panko crumbs, tossing to coat. Carefully remove each one (I recommend using tongs for this part) and place them onto the hot pan. Allow the shrimp to cook about 3 minutes on each side, or until the breading is browned and the shrimp are no longer translucent (they should have a nice pink color to them).

Next, remove the shrimp from the oil and stack them in a bowl and pour the Bang Bang Sauce all over them, tossing well to coat evenly.

Scoop yourself (and everyone else, if you’re willing to share) a heaping bowl of the salad mixture and top with generous amounts of the hot shrimp and sauce.

And there you go! No need to muscle past patrons on Bang Bang Wednesdays anymore, you’ve got the means to make your own at home (and impress your friends).

 
 
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There’s so much to say about Georgia, we don’t know where to start. Leaving Wall Street for the French Culinary Institute, followed by a stint at the Gramercy Tavern and La Chassagnette in France, her passion for food and food traditions are evident and inspiring. Visit her site at Georgia Pellegrini, where you’ll find more recipes, photos, learn all about her wonderful books (including her latest one, Modern Pioneering, and enjoy her latest adventures.

 

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Skinny Crab Rangoon

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Skinny Crab Rangoon. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Dara of Generation Y Foodie.

Ragoons, while always delicious, are not your typical go-to health snack. They are generally time-consuming and full of calories. This quick Skinny Crab Rangoon recipe by TK member Dara of Generation Y Foodie, however, takes about 15 minutes, and is only 41 calories per ragoon!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Skinny Crab Rangoon. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Dara of Generation Y Foodie.

You’re going to start with wonton wrappers, lump crab meat, Worcestershire sauce, curry powder, ground ginger, cayenne pepper, reduced fat cream cheese, and washed and chopped scallions.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Skinny Crab Rangoon. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Dara of Generation Y Foodie.

Heat the oven to 375˚F. Spray a muffin tin with olive oil spray and push a wonton wrapper into each tin.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Skinny Crab Rangoon. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Dara of Generation Y Foodie.

In a mixing bowl, combine the crab (you have to make sure you bought lump crab) with the Worcestershire sauce.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Skinny Crab Rangoon. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Dara of Generation Y Foodie.

Sprinkle in the curry, ginger, and cayenne pepper.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Skinny Crab Rangoon. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Dara of Generation Y Foodie.

Add the cream cheese and mix it all together.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Skinny Crab Rangoon. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Dara of Generation Y Foodie.

Fold in the scallions, mashing with a fork.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Skinny Crab Rangoon. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Dara of Generation Y Foodie.

Spoon the mixture into the wonton wrappers.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Skinny Crab Rangoon. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Dara of Generation Y Foodie.

Brush the ends of the wonton wrappers with water so that the tops can be sealed together.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Skinny Crab Rangoon. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Dara of Generation Y Foodie.

Fold the wontons, sealing the edges with your fingers. Bake for 10 minutes or until the ends are slightly browned.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Skinny Crab Rangoon. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Dara of Generation Y Foodie.

You can garnish these with some greens, and you’re ready to eat! These would make fantastic party food because they are bite-sized, classy-looking, and there’s no mess.

Thanks for the recipe, Dara!

 
 

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Skinny Crab Rangoon

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Servings: 4

4

Description

A low calorie version of your favorite take out treat! Only 41 calories per rangoon!

Ingredients

  • 24  Wonton Wrappers
  • 8 ounces, weight Lump Crab Meat
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2-½ teaspoons Curry Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ cups Reduced Fat Cream Cheese
  • ⅓ cups Scallions, Washed And Chopped

Preparation Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
2. Spray a mini muffin tin with olive oil spray.
3. Push a wonton wrapper into each muffin tin.
4. In a mixing bowl, combine crab, Worcestershire sauce, curry, ginger and cayenne.
5. Mix with a fork, breaking up large chunks of crab.
6. Add cream cheese and scallions, mashing with a fork until fully incorporated.
7. Using a teaspoon, spoon mixture into wontons.
8. Fold ends of wonton wrapper over mixture. Using a finger, wet the edges to seal.
9. Bake for 10 minutes, until ends are slightly browned.
10. Garnish with additional scallions.

 
 
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There’s so much to say about Georgia, we don’t know where to start. Leaving Wall Street for the French Culinary Institute, followed by a stint at the Gramercy Tavern and La Chassagnette in France, her passion for food and food traditions are evident and inspiring. Visit her site at Georgia Pellegrini, where you’ll find more recipes, photos, learn all about her wonderful books (including her latest one, Modern Pioneering, and enjoy her latest adventures.

 

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Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

 
This hearty Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew recipe from TK member Anita is comforting and rich with fresh herbs and red wine. The sauce is delicious poured over polenta, rice, pasta or simple on its own. It would also lend itself well to the addition of other types of root vegetables.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Here’s what you’ll need: all-purpose flour, round roast, onion, garlic, carrots, olive oil, tomato paste, beef stock, chopped fresh rosemary, chopped fresh thyme, salt and pepper to taste.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

While your oven preheats to 350F, dice your garlic, onions, and carrots.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Cut your beef into cubes.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

In a large bowl, mix the flour in the beef until well coated.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Add half the beef.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Sear for a couple of minutes, rotating the cubes during cooking to brown on all sides.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Transfer the cubes to a plate. Repeat the searing process with the remainder of the oil and beef cubes.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Remove all meat from the pot, and then whisk in 1 cup of the beef stock.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Make sure to scrape all the bits and goodies from the bottom of the pot to mix in with the stock.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Chop the rosemary, garlic and thyme.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Add the veggies and herbs to the stock …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Along with the seared beef cubes.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Add the red wine …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Then add the remainder of the beef stock.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Stir in the tomato paste and salt and pepper to taste.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

Cover the pot and put in the oven to cook for 3 hours.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew. Guest post by Georgia Pellegrini, recipe submitted by TK member Anita of Hungry Couple.

You now have a hearty, comforting meal you can serve over rice, potatoes, or egg noodles. I’m a purist, so I prefer the stew by itself.

Thanks for the recipe, Anita! For more recipes like this (and creative cocktail ideas!), visit Anita’s blog at Hungry Couple.

 
 

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Red Wine and Herb Beef Stew

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Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 4

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Description

Not just warm, comforting beef stew but a kicked up version with red wine and lots of fresh herbs for the ultimate one-pot comfort meal!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 pound Beef (Round Roast) Cubes
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Or Canola Oil
  • 4 cups Beef Stock (canned Is Fine)
  • 1 whole Onion, Peeled And Diced
  • 3 whole Carrots, Peeled And Sliced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Peeled And Minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • ½ cups Red Wine
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation Instructions

Place the flour in a large bowl and add the beef cubes. Roll them around to coat.

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Pour 1 tablespoon of the oil into a large Dutch oven or other oven-safe stew pot over medium-high heat. Once hot add half of the beef cubes (it’s important to not overcrowd the beef if you want it to brown instead of boil) and sear on medium-high heat for a couple of minutes, rotating the cubes during cooking to get the sear on all sides. Remove the beef from the pot and put it on a plate. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil and repeat with the remainder of the beef.

When beef has all been seared and removed from the pot, whisk in 1 cup of stock. Scrape up all the bits on the bottom of the pot and whisk them into the stock. Return the beef to the pot and add the onions, carrots, garlic, rosemary, thyme, remaining beef stock and red wine. Stir in the tomato paste and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cover the pot and put it into the 350 F oven to cook for 3 hours.

Serve over potatoes, egg noodles or rice. Makes approximately 4 servings but the recipe can easily be doubled.

 
 
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There’s so much to say about Georgia, we don’t know where to start. Leaving Wall Street for the French Culinary Institute, followed by a stint at the Gramercy Tavern and La Chassagnette in France, her passion for food and food traditions are evident and inspiring. Visit her site at Georgia Pellegrini, where you’ll find more recipes, photos, learn all about her wonderful books Girl Hunter and Food Heroes, and enjoy her latest adventures.

 

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Parmesan Polenta with Tomatoes and Prosciutto

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  My latest delicious discovery comes from the talented Melanie Feehan: luscious-looking Parmesan Polenta with Tomatoes and Prosciutto. It’s a quick and easy dish that provides the fresh comfort that we all love.       For the polenta, you’ll need water, salt, quick-cooking polenta, grated Parmesan cheese, milk, heavy cream, black pepper…

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Garden Vegetable Ragu

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There’s nothing like ending a hard day of work with a healthy dish your family will surely find irresistible. This Garden Vegetable Ragu from TK member Laurie is especially perfect for a hearty yet meatless. They’ll never guess it’s actually (gasp!) good for them!       To make it, you will need: olive oil, […]

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Orzo with Kale and Roasted Tomatoes

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In a season filled with hearty stews, warm baked goods, and rich sauces, we found this Orzo with Kale and Roasted Tomatoes from TK member Lindsay to be refreshing and light while still being festive for the cold months. This recipe is quick with flavors that, although simple, will knock those winter socks off. And […]

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Sticky Lime Chicken Wings

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The only thing Texans love more than game day is an irresistible game day wing! This week, our love for all things tailgate inspired us to test out these Sticky Lime Chicken Wings provided by TK member Mike.       Here’s what you’ll need: 3 pounds chicken wings (3 pounds should be roughly 25 […]