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Broccoli and Red Bell Pepper Soup

Broccoli and Red Bell Pepper Soup

2 Tbs butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 pound of broccoli (chop both florets and stems)
2 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into quarters
2-3 tablespoons of yogurt (if you like)
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and cook the onion
until it becomes translucent. Put all the broccoli (except
one cup of the florets) into the saucepan and cook until
the broccoli begins to soften. Add the vegetable stock and
bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and allow to
simmer for about 20 minutes.

While this is simmering, bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a
boil and add the remaining florets until they become
tender. Remove the florets and place them in cool water
(this helps them keep their bright color).

On a broiler pan, place the red peppers shiny-side up and
broil them for about 10 minutes or until the skin becomes
blistered. Turn them over fairly often so as to avoid
burning. Remove the peppers from the broiler, allow to
cool, and remove the skin. Chop them into small pieces.

When the soup mixture is done simmering, place it in
batches into a blender and puree it until it is smooth.
Return it to the saucepan and add the yogurt if you choose
to do so and the remaining florets.

Serve in soup bowls with the red bell peppers sprinkled
over the top as a garnish.

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January 12, 2009 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Famous Beef and Broccoli Pita Folds Recipe

Beef and Broccoli Pita Folds

Thanks to a frozen stir-fry meal starter,meat, veggie and rice are folded into a portable sandwich.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup uncooked instant white rice

1/2 cup water

1 (1 lb. 5-oz.) pkg. Green Giant Create A Meal Frozen Broccoli Stir Fry Meal Starter
1/2 lb. boneless lean beef sirloin steak

1 oz. (1/4 cup) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

4 soft white pita fold breads

*Prep Time: 20 Minutes Preparation Directions:

1. Cook rice in water as directed on package, omitting margarine and salt.

2. Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare frozen broccoli stir fry meal starter as directed on package using steak but omitting oil.

3.  Remove skillet from heat.  Add cooked rice and cheese;
mix well.  Cover; let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is slightly
melted.

4.  To serve, spoon beef-vegetable mixture into pita fold breads.
4 sandwiches

December 19, 2008 Posted by | Beef, Beef Recipes, Christmas, Cooking, Food, Meals, Recipe, Recipes, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Zucchini

Prep Time: 30 min ; Start to Finish: 50 min
*Makes:* 4 servings

Enjoy this veggie-packed recipe when a bumper-crop of zucchini comes your way!

1tablespoon oil

1/2cup chopped onion

1/4cup roasted red bell peppers
(from 7.25-oz. jar), drained, chopped

2(10-oz.) pkg. Green Giant(r) Frozen
Broccoli in Cheese Flavored Sauce, thawed

1(4.5-oz.) jar Green Giant(r) Sliced
Mushrooms, drained

2(9-inch) zucchini* 1/2cup Progresso(r) Plain Bread Crumbs
2tablespoons butter, melted

1.  Heat oven to 350°F. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat
until hot.  Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until tender.  Add roasted
peppers, broccoli in sauce, and mushrooms; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until
broccoli is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

2.  Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise.  Scoop out center, leaving 1/4-inch shell.  Spoon broccoli mixture into each zucchini half.  Place in ungreased 12×8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish.

3.  In small bowl, combine bread crumbs and butter; mix well. Sprinkle over stuffed zucchini.  Cover with foil.

4.  Bake at 350°F. for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 8 to 12 minutes or until topping is golden brown and vegetables are tender.

December 18, 2008 Posted by | Cheese Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Recipes – Oriental Beef and Broccoli

ORIENTAL BEEF AND BROCCOLI

INGREDIENTS

¾ pound beef top round steak

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 tablespoon molasses

1 clove garlic, minced

1/8 to ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 cup thinly bias-sliced carrots

6 cups fresh broccoli flowerets

1½ teaspoons cornstarch

1 tablespoon water

DIRECTIONS

Partially freeze meat. Thinly slice meat across the grain into bite-size strips. Set aside. In a 2-quart casserole stir together soy sauce, vinegar, molasses, garlic, and red pepper. Stir in meat. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Cook meat mixture, covered, on 100% power (high) for 3 to 5 minutes or till meat is no longer pink, stirring every 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove meat from casserole; set aside. Reserve juices in casserole. Add carrots to juices in casserole. Cook, covered, on high for 1 minute. Add broccoli and cook 4 to 6 minutes more or till vegetables are nearly crisp-tender, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir together cornstarch and water; stir into vegetables. Cook, uncovered, on high for 2 to 3 minutes or till slightly thickened, stirring after every minute. Stir in meat. Cook, covered, on high for 1 minute or till heated through.

Serves 4.

October 19, 2007 Posted by | Beef, Beef Recipes, Cooking, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Ingredients, Meals, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , | Leave a comment