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Meatballs

In Beef, Main Dish on December 25, 2008 at 8:35 pm

meatballs

Besides the terrific chocolate tart recipe, this meatballs recipe is the most useful and delicious recipe from the naked chef book. This recipe never disappoints, and has that `something extra` flavor.

This is my go-to recipe when I want to make meatballs, this recipe is just delicious, and with all the extra spices, it has a lot more flavor. I find that this recipe isĀ at its best when adding the extra onion-mustard mix to the meatball mixture. One thing though, if you are expecting to get fluffy meatballs, this is not the recipe for you. These ones are fairly solid, and I think that this is part of their charm.

I guess that you could make any tomato sauce with this meatballs, but after many tries, I think that the recipe that is in the book is the best for this specific recipe. If you don’t have 3 cans of crushed tomatoes (like me sometimes), make half of the sauce, and it will be just fine.

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Non-traditional Shepherd’s pie

In Beef, Main Dish on July 26, 2008 at 2:51 pm

This is my adaptation on Shepherd’s pie. I know it doesn’t have some of the key ingredients for a traditional Shepherd’s pie, but, it’s nice once in a while to make an interesting variation on an old recipe.

In most Shepherd’s pie recipes the potatoes are skinned and boiled. I choose to bake them in the skin, i think it gives the puree better taste and it feels less mushy. You can add even more vegetables to this recipe, celery and carrots will work great.

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