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Peg’s Tomato-Bacon Pie Combines Favorite Flavors

Layer the bacon, onion and basil over the tomatoes.

Need a dinner that goes together quickly and tastes great? Try this recipe from Peggy Buckshaw of Stow, Ohio, who says, “”This scrumptious pie will be a hit at your next get-together!”

Her recipe is included in Gooseberry Patch’s “101 Cozy Casseroles” (Gooseberry Patch, $14.95), and it can be modified easily to suit your tastes. For example, I opted to make it without the crust in order to cut back on the carbs. I also forgot to get green onions, so I used shallots instead. I might also add capers to the mix the next time I make it. And if there’s no fresh basil in the garden, parsley would work beautifully, as would sorrel or a mix of herbs, such as thyme, mint, tarragon and dill.

Peg’s Tomato-Bacon Pie

Top with the mayonnaise-cheese mixture.

2 to 3 tomatoes, peeled and sliced
1 (9-inch) pie crust, baked
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/2 cup bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Peg’s Tomato-Bacon Pie

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Layer tomato slices in pie crust. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with onions, basil and bacon. In a bowl, mix together mayonnaise and cheese; spread carefully over bacon so that all of the ingredients are fully covered. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until lightly golden.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

From “101 Cozy Casseroles” from Gooseberry Patch


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Tia Lety’s Chipotle Pot Roast Tacos — Easy and Delicious

Tia Lety’s Chipotle Pot Roast Tacos

I recently got a Cocinaware Dutch Oven, which came with the easiest recipe for something called pot roast tacos. All you had to do was take a roast and cook it with salsa, then make tacos with it. I could do that without thinking about it.

It was also easy to play around with the recipe. I didn’t have the chipotle and garlic salsa called for, so I used what salsa I had on hand. I also used cabbage leaves instead of corn or flour tortillas to cut way, way back on the carbohydrate count. And I altered the fillings to include a pico de gallo made with the first serrano pepper from the fall harvest as well as sliced radishes. (If you are using a corn or flour tortilla, you could add shredded cabbage for a sweet note.)

You could also spoon a little of the salsa from the pot onto the taco, if you want it a little more moist. You could even use pork shoulder instead of beef.

The main thing is to make it the way you like it.

Tia Lety’s Chipotle Pot Roast Tacos

2 to 3 pound boneless shoulder chuck roast
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 (16-ounce) jar chipotle and garlic salsa or your favorite salsa
3 large tomatoes, peeled and sliced thin
3 avocados, peeled and sliced thin
2 red onions, sliced thin
1 (30-count) package white corn tortillas

Heat the oven to 325 degrees.

Season the roast with salt and pepper to taste. Heat the dutch oven over high heat for 3 minutes. Add the canola oil and brown the roast on each side for 3 minutes.

Add the salsa to the roast, cover the dutch oven and place on the lowest oven rack. Cook the roast for 2 hours or until the meat is tender enough to fall apart easily.

Place the taco fillings on a platter and serve the chipotle beef with heated white corn tortillas.

Makes 30 tacos.

Adapted from Cocinaware


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