This delicious spicy matzah brei recipe can be prepared in less than 20 minutes.
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I can hardly believe that I am including a meatloaf recipe in this online cookbook. Going all the way back to my childhood, I hardly ever enjoyed meatloaf. It was always too dry or simply too boring for my taste. At last, I believe I have discovered a special ingredient from Mexico that adds a little something extra to make this meatloaf actually memorable. Chipotle chilies are fully ripened and smoked jalapeno peppers that have been roasted. They are not very spicy, but definitely add a special touch.
1 ounce dried chipotle chilies, stemmed
2 ripe medium sized Italian Roma tomatoes, cored
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 cups water
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
11/4 pounds ground beef
11/4 pounds ground turkey
1/2 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
11/2 teaspoons salt
3 large eggs, beaten to blend
Combine chipotles, tomatoes, garlic and water in medium saucepan.
Season with salt and pepper.
Bring to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until reduced by 1/3, about 20 minutes.
Transfer to a food processor and puree until smooth, then strain.
Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium high heat.
Add onion and celery and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes.
Add cumin and nutmeg and stir 1 minute.
Remove from heat. Transfer to large bowl. Cool.
Preheat oven to 375º F.
Add beef, turkey, bread crumbs and salt to onion mixture.
Add ½ cup chipotle sauce.
Mix until well blended. Add eggs and mix well.
Press mixture into 9 x 5inch loaf pan.
Brush top with some of remaining chipotle sauce.
Bake meatloaf until a meat thermometer registers 160ºF, about 1 hour.
Transfer to rack. Cool slightly. Drain off any grease.
Turn meatloaf out onto platter. Serve with remaining sauce.
This is simply the best apple pie I have ever tasted. It is very rich, since it is made with sour cream. It is also very easy to make and virtually foolproof. The crust works perfectly every single time.
A delicious, traditional Israeli falafel recipe.
Falafel, crunchy fried chickpea croquettes, are Egyptian in origin but have become a signature dish of Israel. Now considered a Jewish food, they definitely qualify as Jewish Fusion.
Every cook has his/her own personal favorites that are sure-fire hits every single time. I have been preparing this chicken recipe for many years and it never fails to please. The fabulous aroma of the ginger and garlic wafting from the kitchen put diners in the right mood even before the dish comes to the table.
One would not normally associate Cajun and Jewish cooking. At first glance, they would not appear to be that compatible, particularly since Cajun cooking often uses ingredients that are blatantly non-Kosher. There is the Kosher Cajun Cookbook, by Mildred L. Covert and Sylvia P. Gerson, which adapts Cajun classics to conform to the Jewish dietary laws. This chopped liver recipe is much more innovative because it truly combines the texture and traditional Jewish chopped liver with seasonings that never could have been imagined by our Jewish mothers. It has a lot of zip, I promise.