Posts Tagged "bacon"

Fava Beans with Bacon

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2 lbs unshelled fava beans                    3 Tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion chopped                       ¼ pound bacon chopped 3 tablespoons tomato paste diluted with 1 cup of chicken broth Salt and pepper to taste Shell the beans and set aside In a saucepan heat the oil and add the onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add the bacon to the pan and cook until crispy. Add the tomato paste and the chicken broth to the pan and cook uncovered over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add the beans to the pan and cook 8 to 10 minutes until the beans are tender. If...

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Spaghetti Carbonara with Squash

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2 tablespoons butter                          2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups diced squash                                    2 or 3 slices chopped cooked bacon 1/3 cup dry white wine                              ½ teaspoon salt 1 pound spaghetti                                            3 large eggs 4 tablespoon Parmesan cheese                       1 tablespoon chopped parsley Freshly ground pepper Heat the butter and oil add the squash and...

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Hot Cabbage Slaw

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2 strips of bacon or 1 tablespoon olive oil                       pinch of sugar ¼ cup chopped onion                                                   salt and pepper to taste Shredded cabbage                                                                     1 tablespoon vinegar Chop the bacon and cook until crispy, drain on a paper towel or heat the olive oil. Add the onion and sauté until it is soft, about 5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons water, the...

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Cabbage and Rice Soup

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1 inner part of small celery, with leaves                 ¼ lb sliced pancetta or bacon 4 tablespoons olive oil                                               2 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped                                 ½ of a cabbage, chopped 6-8 cups chicken broth                                     ¼ cup rice Salt and pepper                                               ...

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Refried Beans

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3 or 4 tablespoons nonhydrogenated lard, bacon fat or olive oil ½ a medium onion, diced 2 or 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 or 2 tablespoons fresh oregano 2 cups cooked pinto beans ¼ cup bean cooking liquid Salt to taste In a large heavy pan over medium heat, melt the lard, bacon fat or olive oil. When the fat is hot, add the diced onion and cook until the onion is soft, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic and oregano to the onion and cook stirring for about a minute before adding the beans and the bean liquid. Cook for a few minutes more and then mash the beans with a potato masher. Add more bean...

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