Sunday, 9 March 2014

Spaghetti With Meatballs, Macaroni And Cheese & Tamale Pies Recipes

Spaghetti With Turkey Meatballs
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• 5 cups canned crushed tomatoes
• 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
• Salt and pepper
• 1 large egg
• 1/3 cup milk
• 1 white onion, finely chopped
• 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
• 1/2 cup freshly grated Asiago or Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
• 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
• 1 pound ground turkey
• 1 pound spaghetti

• Make the sauce: In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, and cook about 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, oregano, and thyme, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer, covered, 20 to 25 minutes.
• Make the meatballs: In a large bowl, whisk together egg, milk, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper with a fork. Stir in onion, breadcrumbs, cheese, and parsley. Add turkey, and mix until combined. Form mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls.
• Add meatballs to skillet, and spoon sauce over to coat. Place over medium heat until meatballs are just cooked through, about 8 minutes.
• Cook spaghetti until al dente according to package instructions, about 12 minutes. Drain pasta, transfer to skillet, and toss gently with the sauce. Serve with more cheese.

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• Coarse salt and ground pepper
• 1 pound elbow pasta
• 4 tablespoons butter
• 1 small onion, chopped
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
• 4 cups milk
• 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (optional)
• 1 1/4 cups shredded yellow cheddar cheese (5 ounces)
• 1 1/4 cups shredded white cheddar cheese (5 ounces)
• 8 ounces ham, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
• 2 slices white sandwich bread
• Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente; drain and reserve. Meanwhile, in a 5-quart heavy pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk in flour to coat onion. In a slow steady stream, whisk in milk until there are no lumps.
• Cook, whisking often, until mixture is thick and bubbly and coats the back of a wooden spoon, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in cayenne, if using, and 1 cup each yellow and white cheddar cheese. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
• Toss pasta with cheese mixture; fold in ham. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish or individual dishes. Set aside.
• In a food processor, pulse bread until large crumbs form. Toss together with remaining 1/4 cup each white and yellow cheddar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Top pasta with breadcrumb mixture. Bake until top is golden, about 30 minutes.

• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 pounds ground dark-meat turkey
• 1 large onion, finely chopped
• 2 minced jalapeno chiles (seeds and ribs removed for less heat, if desired)
• 1 tablespoon ground cumin
• Coarse salt and ground pepper
• 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
• 4 cups fresh (from 6 ears) or thawed frozen corn kernels
• Cornmeal Crust
• 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces)

• Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make filling: Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. In two batches, brown turkey, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
• Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet. Cook onion, jalapeno, and cumin, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes; season with 2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Return turkey to pan; stir in tomatoes and corn until combined.
• Make Crust. Pour 1/8 of the crust (1/4 cup) into the bottom of each of eight 10- to 12-ounce ramekins. Smooth tops with a spoon; cool 5 minutes. Top each with turkey filling, dividing evenly; sprinkle with cheese.
• Bake on a rimmed baking sheet until filling is bubbling and cheese is melted, about 30 minutes.

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