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Monday, November 09, 2009

I've had more requests for recipes so am posting them here instead of individually. If you try them, please let me know your opinion!

Bavarian Beef

(Recipe Source: everydayhealth.com)

Nutritional Info (Per serving):
Calories: 244, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 323mg, Total Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 56mg

1 1/4 pounds beef, stew meat, lean, trimmed of fat, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon oil, vegetable
1 large onion(s), thinly sliced (I add more onion)
1 1/2 cup(s) water
3/4 teaspoon caraway seeds (I omit as I don't like caraway seeds)
1/2 teaspoon salt (I omit)
1/8 teaspoon pepper, black
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup(s) vinegar, white
1 tablespoon sugar (I substitute Splenda)
1/2 head(s) cabbage, red, cut into 4 wedges
1/4 cup(s) cookies, gingersnap (I omit to save calories)

1. Brown meat in oil in a heavy skillet. Remove meat and sauté onion in remaining oil until golden. Return meat to skillet. Add water, caraway seeds, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 75 minutes.

2. Add vinegar and sugar; stir. Place cabbage on top of meat. Cover and simmer 45 minutes more.

3. Arrange meat and cabbage on a platter and keep warm. Strain drippings and skim off fat. Add enough water to drippings to yield 1 cup of liquid. Return to skillet with gingersnap crumbs. Cook and stir until thickened and mixture boils. Serve with meat and vegetables.

Pennsylvania Red Cabbage

Source: cooks.com

2 tbsp. cooking oil
4 c. shredded red cabbage
2 c. unpared cubed apples
1/4 c. brown sugar (I use 1/8 c. brown sugar, 1/8 c. Splenda)
1/4 c. vinegar
1/4 c. water
1/2 tsp. caraway seed (again, I omit)
Salt and pepper (I omit the salt)

In skillet, heat oil. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally. Cook 25-30 minutes. Garnish with apple wedges, if desired.

Sweet Saurerkraut

(This is a recipe from my husband's aunt. Ingredients weren't very specific, but I've tweaked it to my liking.)

2 bags of saucerkraut (rinsed)
1 large sweet onion, chopped
2 T. Smart Balance (or any margarine)
1/2 lb. cooked bacon, chopped (I use turkey bacon)
brown sugar to taste (I use 1/2 brown sugar, 1/2 Splenda)
1 T. caroway seed (optional)

Saute chopped onion in Smart Balance until tender.
Add sauerkraut and brown sugar.
Simmer for 30-35 minutes.

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  • JESSICA_0029
    YUMMY THANKS!!!! emoticon
    4029 days ago
    Thank you for posting your recipes dear Willow! I will let you know as soon as I cook them. They sound wonderful. Hubby and I are going to the local restaurant for German night Thursday. They were out of sauerbraten the last time we went so we have an early dinner reservation this coming Thursday. Last time, the cook made some awesome potato pancakes and red cabbage!

    Thanks again,

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    4029 days ago
    Sounds yummy...will be fixing them for DH!!! Thank you for sharing!
    4032 days ago
    Hubby is a cabbage lover so the first one I'm gonna try is the BAvarian Beef (like you omitting caraway-yuck!) My mother always made braised spare ribs and sauerkraut which I absolutely loved. Hubby's family always sweetened theirs so I bet he will like the Sweet Sauerkraut recipe. Thanks for sharing.
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    4032 days ago
    I will try this weekend. My DH is a meat lover. I will let you know. I am excited to have something new to make.
    4033 days ago
    They sound really interesting - I particularly love the sound of the Red cabbage!!
    Thank you for sharing
    4033 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    i'll give the recipes a try later this week.....thanks so much for sharing.........blessings and hugs.............lita
    4033 days ago
  • DEBANNE1124
    Sounds terrific!

    4033 days ago
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