Sunday, July 11, 2010

Beef Daube

This is a very good dish. It's like French beef stew served over pasta.


2 tsp Olive Oil
12 garlic Cloves, crushed
2-pound Beef Stew, cut into 2-inch cubes
1 1/2 tsp Salt, divided
1/2 tsp Black Pepper, divided
1 cup Red Wine
2 cups chopped Carrot
1 1/2 cups chopped Onion
1/2 cup less-sodium Beef broth
1 tsp Tomato Paste
1 tsp chopped fresh Rosemary
1 tsp chopped fresh Thyme
Dash of ground Cloves
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced Tomatoes, undrained
1 Bay Leaf
3 cups hot cooked medium Egg Noodles (about 4 cups uncooked noodles)
Chopped fresh Thyme (optional)


Preheat oven to 300°.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over low heat.

Add garlic to pan; cook for 5 minutes or until garlic is fragrant, stirring occasionally.

Remove garlic with a slotted spoon; set aside.

Increase heat to medium-high. Add beef to pan. Sprinkle beef with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

Cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove beef from pan.

Add wine to pan, and bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add garlic, beef, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, carrot, and next 8 ingredients (through bay leaf) to pan; bring to a boil.

Place mixture into a slow cooker and cook on High for 5 hours.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chicken and Broccoli Braid (Pampered Chef)


2 cups Canned Chicken, chopped
1 cup Broccoli, chopped
1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Garlic Clove, pressed
1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
2 Tbsp fresh Dill
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 pkgs. (8oz. each) refrigerated Crescent Rolls
1 Egg White, lightly beaten
2 tbsp. Slivered Almonds


Preheat oven to 375F.

Chop chicken and broccoli.; place in 2 qt. bowl.

Chop bell pepper.; add to bowl.

Press garlic over vegetable mixture using garlic press.

Shred cheese using cheese grater and add to vegetable mixture; mix gently.

Add mayonnaise, dill, and salt; mix well.

Unroll 1 package of crescent dough; do not separate.

Arrange longest sides of dough across width of 12" x 15" rectangle baking sheet or stone. Repeat with remaining package of dough.

Using roller, roll dough to seal perforations.

On longest sides of baking stone, cut dough into strips 1 1/2 inches apart, 3 inches deep using a knife or pizza cutter (there will be 6 inches in the center for the filling).

Spread filling evenly over middle of dough.

To braid, lift strips of dough across mixture to meet in center, twisting each strip on turn. Continue alternating strips to form a braid. Tuck ends under to seal at end of braid.

Brush egg white over dough using a pastry brush.

Sprinkle with almonds.

Bake 25-28 minutes or until deep golden brown.