Greek Lamb Stew

Mouth watering aromas from your kitchen and kudos from your company – and you weren’t stuck in the kitchen! Serve over rice and this stew is  great with crusty rolls and a green salad

Greek Lamb Stew
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Ingredients
  1. 3 lb. (1.5 kg) boneless lamb (leg or shoulder)
  2. 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  3. 4 medium onions, chopped
  4. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 28 oz. (796 ml) can tomatoes
  6. 5 1/2 oz. (156 ml) can tomato paste
  7. 1 cup dry red wine
  8. 1/2 cup currants, rinsed in warm water
  9. 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  10. 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
  11. 1 tsp. orange zest
  12. 2 bay leaves
  13. 3″ cinnamon stick
  14. 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  15. 1-2 tsp. salt
  16. 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
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Instructions
  1. Trim lamb and cut into bite-sized pieces. In a Dutch oven, brown lamb in 3 batches using 1 Tbsp. oil with each batch. Return lamb (and all those accumulated juices) to the pot. Add onions and garlic and cook covered until onions are softened. Puree tomatoes and add to pot. Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered at least 1 hour. Discard bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Serves 8.
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Sweet and Sour Chili Ribs

The aroma of these ribs will bring your family running. Prepare the ribs at noon, place them in the oven and get on with the rest of your day

Sweet and Sour Chili Ribs
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  1. The aroma of these ribs will bring your family running.
  2. A great dinner to prepare at noon, place in the oven and forget. Serve with rice and a green salad.
Ingredients
  1. 4 lb. baby back pork ribs
  2. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup ketchup
  4. 1/2 cup white vinegar
  5. 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  6. 1 tsp. chili powder
  7. 3/4 cup water
  8. 1 onion, diced
Instructions
  1. Cut ribs in desired sizes. Layer in bottom of large shallow baking dish or roaster. Mix all other ingredients together and pour over ribs. Bake uncovered at 250 F. for 3 hours. Serves 4-6.
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Braised Short Ribs

Make this a day ahead and not only will the flavours  mellow…so will you

Braised Short Ribs
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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup flour
  2. salt and pepper to taste
  3. 1/2 tsp. paprika
  4. 3-4 lbs. (about 2 kg) beef short ribs, bone in
  5. 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  6. 2 medium onions
  7. 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  8. 1/2 cup barbeque sauce
  9. 2 Tbsp. molasses
  10. 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup flour
  2. salt and pepper to taste
  3. 1/2 tsp. paprika
  4. 3-4 lbs. (about 2 kg) beef short ribs, bone in
  5. 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  6. 2 medium onions
  7. 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  8. 1/2 cup barbeque sauce
  9. 2 Tbsp. molasses
  10. 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, salt, pepper and paprika. Trim excess fat from ribs. Dredge ribs in flour mixture and brown in oil on all sides. Remove to casserole. Peel and chop onion into large chunks and place on top of browned ribs. Whisk tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, molasses and cider vinegar together in saucepan. Bring to a boil and pour over ribs and onions. Cover and bake at 275F for 3-4 hours.
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Traditional Lasagne

A forever favourite 

Traditional Lasagne
Serves 8
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Ingredients
Meat Sauce
  1. 1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  2. 1 cup diced onions
  3. 1 garlic clove, minced
  4. 1-19 oz. can Italian tomatoes
  5. 1-14 oz. can tomato sauce
  6. 1 – 5 1/2 oz. can tomato paste
  7. 1/2 cup red wine
  8. 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  9. 1 tsp. sugar
  10. salt and pepper to taste
  11. 1 tsp. basil
  12. 1 tsp. oregano
  13. 8 lasagne noodles, cooked according to package directions
  14. 2 cups ricotta or cottage cheese
  15. 1 lb. sliced mozzarella cheese
  16. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Brown beef, onions, and garlic. Drain off fat. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, paste, wine, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. In a 9″x13″ pan, layer 1/2 of the meat sauce, 1/2 of the noodles, 1/2 of the ricotta cheese and 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake at 350 F. for 40 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with Caesar Salad (on the website). The meat sauce may be served over any cooked pasta.
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Patio Ribs

A great summer favourite

Patio Ribs
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Ingredients
  1. 4 lb. (3 – 4 racks) pork babyback ribs
  2. 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  3. 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  4. 3 Tbsp. hot chili sauce
  5. 2 Tbsp. liquid honey
Instructions
  1. Remove skin fom underside of ribs. (Place ribs meaty side down on a flat surface. Using point of a knife or your fingers, loosen skin and pull back along end of last rib. Grasp membrane with a paper towel or pliers and peel away. Discard.)
  2. To tenderize ribs, slice each rack in half and add to large pot of boiling water. Boil gently until ribs are fork tender (45 minutes). Drain.
  3. Stir hoisin, oyster, hot chili sauce and honey together.
  4. Generously coat ribs with sauce on each side. When ready to barbecue, spray grill and cook over medium heat, basting with sauce and turning often until well glazed, about 15 minutes.
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Caesar Burgers

A burger above reproach

Caesar Burgers
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
  2. 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  3. 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  4. 1 Tbsp. anchovy paste
  5. 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  6. 1 egg, beaten
  7. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  8. 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  9. 1 garlic clove, minced
  10. kaiser buns, halved
  11. lettuce
Instructions
  1. Combine beef, half of the Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, anchovy paste, Worcestershire sauce, egg and pepper. Shape into 4 patties about 3/4″ thick. Broil or grill. Combine oil and garlic, brush over cut side of buns. Grill until toasted. Sprinkle burgers with remaining cheese. Top each with lettuce and serve on buns. Seves 4.
Instructions
  1. Combine beef, half of the Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, anchovy paste, Worcestershire sauce, egg and pepper. Shape into 4 patties about 3/4″ thick. Broil or grill. Combine oil and garlic, brush over cut side of buns. Grill until toasted. Sprinkle burgers with remaining cheese. Top each with lettuce and serve on buns.
Notes
  1. Serves 4.
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