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08
Dec

Beef and potatoes are the main ingredients folded inside these wonderful deep fried Samosas. Chicken  may be substituted for beef, It’s your choice! It’s ALL Good!

 
I love this recipe. The ground beef is what makes the samosa so delicious. Don’t let the long list of ingredients stop you from making this; the meat mixture is pretty easy to make once you get everything together (helps if you measure out all the spices at least a day in advance). I like to put the beef in warmed tortillas and top it with a small sprinkling of grated cheese. Yummmmmm As for the samosa, when I first made this, I baked the samosa in the oven at 400 degrees until the dough was golden (rather than the recipe to fry)). I also spread the dough with melted butter before popping the samosa into the oven. And I have also used spring roll wrappers. Since I try not to eat too many carbohydrates, I usually omit the potatoes when making the meat mixture. It tastes just as good, in my opinion, which doesn’t ALWAYS reflect that of others!
WHAT YOU NEED!!!
2 large potatoes, peeled
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 bay leaf, crushed
2 large onions, finely chopped
1 pound ground beef
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped green chile
peppers
1 quart oil for deep frying
1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough
 
MAKE IT!!!
1. Bring a medium saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in potatoes and peas. Cook until potatoes are tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, mash together and set aside.
2. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, heat the oil. Brown cumin seeds and bay leaf. Mix in onions and ground beef. Cook until beef is evenly brown and onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Mix in garlic, fresh ginger root. Season with black pepper, salt, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili powder, cinnamon and cardamom. Stir in the mashed potato mixture. Remove from heat and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until cool.
3. Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan over high heat.
4. Mix cilantro and green chile peppers into the potato and beef mixture. Place approximately 1 tablespoon of the mixture onto each phyllo sheet. Fold sheets into triangles, pressing edges together with moistened fingers.
5. In small batches, fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve warm……Mummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

 

Buon appetito always!
  Mangia!!!! 

Christmas Blessings!!!
 
 I have been such a slacker in posting recipes. I am BAD! Trying to make up and post a bunch here, before the holidays get any crazier!
 
Wishing you and yours a very BLESSED Christmas and Blessings for the New Year!

WHAT YOU NEED!!!

  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cupbutterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting, If desired

MAKE IT!!!

    1. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla; beat on low speed until blended.
    2. Unroll 1 can of dough into 1 large rectangle; press seams and perforations to seal. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9 X13 -inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Spread with cream cheese mixture.
    3. In small bowl, mix pecans, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Sprinkle half the pecan mixture over the cream cheese layer. On lightly floured surface, press or roll out remaining dough into 9 X 13-inch rectangle. Place over filling. Sprinkle remaining pecan mixture over top.
    4. Bake at 375°F 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly on cooling rack.  Dust with powdered sugar. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

    Buon appetito always!
      Mangia!!!! 

“Delicious for brunch or a quick week-night dinner, this frittata with sausage, potatoes, and Parmesan cheese is topped with chopped tomato and sliced green onion.”

 
WHAT YOU NEED!!!
1 (9.6 ounce) package Jimmy Dean®
Original Hearty Pork Sausage Crumbles
2 cups cubed cooked red potatoes
8 eggs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato
2 green onions, thinly sliced
 MAKE IT!!!
1. Cook sausage in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 4-5 minutes or until hot. Stir in potatoes.
2. Beat eggs, cheese, salt and pepper in large bowl with wire whisk. Pour over sausage mixture.
3. Cook over medium-high heat 2 minutes, occasionally lifting edge with spatula and tilting skillet to allow uncooked egg to flow underneath. (Do not stir.)
4. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Cook 14-17 minutes or until eggs are set.
5. Top with tomato and onions. Cut into 8 wedges to serve

 

Buon appetito always!
  Mangia!!!! 

What You Need!!!

1 pkg. (8 oz.)  Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup  Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
2 cans (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1   red pepper, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Make It!!!

HEAT oven to 350°F.

BEAT cream cheese and 3/4 cup Parmesan with mixer until well blended.

SEPARATE dough into 8 rectangles; seal seams. Spread with cream cheese mixture; top with peppers and parsley. Fold each rectangle lengthwise into thirds to enclose filling; cut into 4 squares. Place, seam-sides down, on baking sheet; top with remaining Parmesan.

BAKE 13 to 15 min. or until golden brown.

 

Buon appetito always!
  Mangia!!!! 

“You can also use this tantalizing recipe to make peach crisp (which I HIGHLY recommend.) Very easy and delightful. At its best when served hot. Use fresh fruit whenever possible.”

WHAT YOU NEED!!!

  •  
    • 8 apples or 8 peaches, peeled
    • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 cup oats
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup cold butter

MAKE IT!!!

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Lightly grease a 13×9 glass pan.
  3. Cut fruit into slices (removing pit or seeds) and layer in bottom of pan.
  4. Mix dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl and then cut in butter with a pastry cutter (cut until crumbly).
  5. Sprinkle mixture over fruit.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Top should be browned.
  8. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream

 

 

Buon appetito always!
  Mangia!!!!