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Recipes

It’s been a while since I shared a recipe so here are a couple from this week’s menu.

German Hamburger

1 lb ground beef                             1 c fresh bread crumbs

1/4 c milk                                         1 t salt

1 T parsley                                        1 egg

1 onion, chopped fine

Soak bread in milk.  Add everything else and mix by hand.  Shape into patties and fry.  Good served in winter with gravy.

This also makes a good meatloaf.  Just put into a greased loaf pan and bake 350F for about an hour.

Scottish Bridies   –these are like a Cornish pasty but without any vegetables

Pastry:  5 c flour                              pinch of salt

1/2 c lard                            1 c butter

enough water to make a dough

Filling: 2lb steak blade or rib make good choices  -to do this right, use Angus beef

1 onion, finely chopped

salt, pepper and prepared mustard

Cut lard and butter into flour and salt.  Add enough water to make a pastry type dough.  Cover and refrigerate.

Meanwhile, cut meat up into bite-sized cubes.  Mix in onion.  Season with salt, pepper and a bit of mustard.

When ready, divide dough into 8.  Roll out into ovals and place 1/8 of the meat filling on half the oval.

Fold pastry over filling, pinch and fold over edge to seal.  Make a couple slits in the top.  Brush with egg wash.

Bake 400F for 10 minutes and then lower oven to 350F for another 30-35 minutes.

Tonight I made a meat and vegetable goulash.  It was so good I had two helpings!!  It was easy to put together and just simmered alone in the oven.

Meat and Vegetable Goulash

2 lbs stewing beef or steak, cubed into 1 inch pieces

salt and pepper                                    3 T cornstarch

1 onion, finely chopped                    1 -28 oz can diced tomatoes

1 c beef broth                                        1 T sweet paprika

4 carrots, sliced                                   1 lb potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 small can green beans                    1 small can corn

You can brown the meat if you want, but it turns out fine without browning.  Put everything (except canned vegetables) into a casserole (love my Kitchenaid ones) and cover.  Simmer 350F for 40 minutes.  Stir and add other vegetables and simmer another 40 minutes.  Check to make sure potatoes are cooked.  Adjust seasoning if needed.

I’m sharing these recipes over at Miz Helen’s Full Plate Thursday.


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