Category Archives: Broth

Patty Melt Casserole

Patty Melt Casserole

2 yellow onions, diced
2 tsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup ketchup
4 Tbsp. minced dill pickles, divided
1 1/2 lbs. ground round
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. minced fresh garlic
2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. each kosher salt and caraway seed
2 Tbsp. flour
1 cup low sodium beef broth
6 slices marble rye bread
12 oz. shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese
1 bag frozen crinkle cut French fries, 33 oz

Preheat oven to 450. Caramelize onions with sugar in oil in skillet over medium low heat, covered, 20 to 25 minutes.Meanwhile, whisk together mayonnaise, ketchup, and 2 Tbsp. pickles for dressing.
Add ground beef, Worcestershire, garlic, pepper, salt and caraway seed to skillet increase heat to high and cook til meat is browned. Drain and discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings.
Stir in flour, cook 3 minutes. Stir in broth and 1 cup dressing; cook to thicken into gravy.
Layer 3 bread slices in bottom of a 7 x 11 inch baking dish. Top bread with a third of the cheese, meat mixture, remaining 3 bread slices another third of cheese and French fries. Cook casserole til fries are crisp, 20 to 25 minutes.
Preheat broiler to high with rack 6 inches from element. Sprinkle remaining cheese over casserole and broil til cheese melts, 3 minutes. Drizzle casserole with some of the dressing and sprinkle top with remaining 2 Tbsp. pickles. Serve remaining dressing on the side. Serves 6

Leek, Bacon & Potato soup

Leek, Bacon & Potato soup

ingredients
6 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium-size onion, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
2 leeks, white and pale-green parts, sliced thin (see Note on cleaning)
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups peeled, diced potatoes (about 3 medium-size or 1-1/2 pounds total)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

directions
1.In a large deep pot or saucepan, cook bacon on medium-high heat for 5 minutes, until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard grease; wipe out pan.

2.In the same pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add carrots and leeks, and cook for 2 more minutes. Add broth, potatoes and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes, until potatoes are tender.

3.Take soup off heat. Stir in bacon and 1 cup of the cheese. Serve, garnishing with additional cheese if desired.

Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup

2 large onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 cups beef broth
1 pound Italian sausage
1 1/2 cups dry red wine
28 ounces Italian-style tomatoes, broken up
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 medium green pepper, seeded and chopped
2 medium zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 cups dry bow tie pasta, 1 1/2-inch size
1/2 cup chopped parsley
salt and pepper

In a 5-6 quart pan, combine onions, garlic and 1 cup broth. Boil on high heat, stirring occasionally, until liquid evaporates and vegetables start to brown, 10-14 minutes.

To deglaze, stir in 3 Tbsp. water to release browned bits. Cook, uncovered until liquid evaporates and mixture begins to brown again, about 1 minute. Repeat deglazing step 3 more times until mixture is richly browned.

Add sausage and 1/2 cup more water. Stir gently until liquid evaporates and meat begins to brown, 8-10 minutes.

Add remaining 4 cup broth. Stir to loosen browned bits then add wine, tomatoes and their liquid, basil, sugar, green pepper, zucchini and pasta. Cover and bring to boil over high heat. Simmer until pasta is just tender to bite, about 15 minutes.

Serve hot, with parsley, salt and pepper. If made ahead, let cool, then cover and chill up until the next day. Reheat to simmering.

Servings: 6

French Onion Soup

French onion soup

Makes 4 servings

3 medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon flour
2 cups beef broth
1 cup dry white wine
Salt and pepper to taste
Croutons: 1/2 pound French bread, cubed
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup grated Swiss or Gruyere cheese

1. In a medium stock pot, over low heat, saute onions in butter until
golden and soft, about 1 hour. Stir in flour. Add broth, wine, salt
and pepper. Simmer over low heat for 1 hour.

2. Bake bread cubes in a preheated 350-degree oven until brown, about
10 minutes. Toss with melted butter.

3. To serve: Divide croutons among 4 individual oven-proof bowls,
mounding in the center. Ladle soup over croutons and sprinkle cheese
on top. Set bowls under the broiler until cheese has melted and
begins to turn brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

Bacon Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts

Bacon Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts
4 bacon slices
1 (14-oz.) can chicken broth
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in Dutch oven. Crumble bacon.
Add broth, brown sugar, and salt to drippings in Dutch oven, and bring to a boil. Stir in Brussels sprouts. Cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender. Transfer Brussels sprouts to a serving bowl using a slotted spoon, and sprinkle with bacon. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings