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Today is National I Love Food Day. What a great day to explore new foods or favorites. I love pasta and Italian Sausage. I should have been born Italian.

Italian Sausage Marinara with Penne

Italian Sausage Marinara with Penne

Ingredients
1 package (19-1/2 ounces) Italian turkey sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
3 small zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dry red wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (28 ounces) Italian crushed tomatoes
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4-1/2 teaspoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta

Directions
In a Dutch oven, saute sausage until no longer pink; drain. Remove and set aside. In the same pan, saute the zucchini, pepper and mushrooms in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.

Add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, cheese, hot sauce, Italian seasoning, sugar and salt. Stir in sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until slightly thickened.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Serve with sauce. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Italian Sausage Marinara with Penne

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Florentine Spaghetti Bake

Florentine Spaghetti Bake

Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage and onion, crumbling meat, until sausage is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in pasta sauce and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook until heated through, about 15 minutes.

Drain pasta. Combine the egg with the next five ingredients. Spread 1 cup sausage mixture in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Top with spaghetti and remaining sausage mixture. Layer with egg mixture and mozzarella cheese.

Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover; bake until lightly browned and heated through, about 15 minutes longer. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 9 servings.

Recipe found here: Florentine Spaghetti Bake

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Veal or Chicken Ragu with Mushrooms and Marsala

Veal or Chicken Ragu with Mushrooms and Marsala

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 pound cremini mushrooms, chopped
1 pound ground veal or chicken
Salt and pepper
A little freshly grated nutmeg, about 1/8 teaspoon
3 large shallots, finely chopped
1 rib celery, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
A handful sage leaves, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons stemmed thyme
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup Marsala
2 cups veal or chicken stock
1 cup milk
1 pound pappardelle, tagliatelle or linguine
Grated Grana Padano or Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, for tossing and topping
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling

Directions

Bring a pot of water to a boil for the pasta.

In large skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil, 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Melt butter into oil, add the mushrooms and brown well. To the browned mushrooms, add veal or chicken and crumble and brown; season with salt, pepper and a little nutmeg. Add shallots, celery, garlic, sage and thyme. Stir 3-4 minutes to soften, add tomato paste and stir a minute more. Add Marsala, stock and milk to the sauce, bring to a bubble, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes over low heat.

Cook pasta to al dente in salted water. Add a cup of salted cooking water to the sauce, drain pasta then toss with the sauce to combine, adding in a few handfuls of cheese and parsley. Drizzle with EVOO to finish. Serve the pasta in shallow bowls and pass extra cheese at table.

Recipe found here: Veal or Chicken Ragu with Mushrooms and Marsala

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Slow Cooker Mushroom Chicken & Peas

Slow Cooker Mushroom Chicken & Peas

Ingredients
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
1 envelope onion mushroom soup mix
1 cup water
1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups frozen peas, thawed

Directions
Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with soup mix, pressing to help seasonings adhere. Add water, mushrooms, onion and garlic.

Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until chicken is tender (a thermometer inserted in chicken should read at least 165°). Stir in peas; cook, covered, 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Slow Cooker Mushroom Chicken & Peas

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Tenderloin Steak Diane

Tenderloin Steak Diane

Ingredients
4 beef tenderloin steaks (6 ounces each)
1 teaspoon steak seasoning
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon steak sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt with parsley
1 teaspoon minced chives

Directions
Sprinkle steaks with steak seasoning. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add steaks; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Remove steaks from pan.

Add mushrooms to skillet; cook and stir over medium-high heat until tender. Add broth, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in cream, steak sauce and garlic salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.

Return steaks to pan; turn to coat and heat through. Stir in chives. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Tenderloin Steak Diane

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Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients

2 pounds beef chuck roast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 ounces butter
4 green onions, sliced (white parts only)
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed beef broth

Directions

Remove any fat and gristle from the roast and cut into strips 1/2 inch thick by 2 inches long. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of both salt and pepper.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and brown the beef strips quickly, then push the beef strips off to one side. Add the onions and cook slowly for 3 to 5 minutes, then push to the side with the beef strips.

Stir the flour into the juices on the empty side of the pan. Pour in beef broth and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and stir in mustard. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until the meat is tender.

Five minutes before serving, stir in the mushrooms, sour cream, and white wine. Heat briefly then salt and pepper to taste.

Prep
30 m
Cook
1 h
Ready In
1 h 40 m

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Crown Maple Short Ribs1

Crown Maple Bourbon Glazed Short Ribs

INGREDIENTS

10 Beef short ribs (about 1.5 lbs)
1 Tablespoon Kosher salt
1 1/2 Teaspoon Fresh ground pepper
4 Tablespoon Vegetable oil
1 Medium onion, large dice
1 Large carrot, large dice
1 Large celery stick, large dice
4 Cremini Mushrooms, large dice
4 Tablespoon Tomato paste
3 Ounce Dry red wine
2 Ounce Maker’s Mark Bourbon
1 Quart Veal or beef stock
2 Bay leaves
1/2 Teaspoon Dried thyme
1/4 Cup Crown Maple Very Dark Color and Strong Taste Syrup

PREPARATION

Step 1: Rub salt and pepper evenly over short ribs.

Step 2: Sear short ribs with vegetable oil over medium-high heat around all edges in a stockpot or cast-iron pot. Remove short ribs from pan, reduce heat and sauté diced onion, carrots and mushrooms until soft and tender.

Step 3: Add tomato paste and cook for 1-2 minutes until a sweet aroma develops

Step 4: Add wine and bourbon and cook until liquid has reduced by half

Step 5: Add the veal stock and bring back to a simmer

Step 6: Cover pot with lid and place in a 275°F oven

Step 7: Cook for 1 hour, then carefully add bay leaves and thyme

Step 8: Cook for 1 additional hour or until meat is tender that a fork easily shreds the meat

Step 9: Remove short ribs from the pot

Step 10: Add Crown Maple Extra Dark and bourbon to the sauce and simmer until sauce thickens

Step 11: Taste glaze and add seasoning as needed

Step 12: Pour maple glaze over the hot short ribs and serve immediately

Prep Time 30min
Cooking Time 2hr 15min
Total Time 2hr 45min
Servings 4

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