Chayote & Corn Stuffed Chilies With Red Sauce

Chayote & Corn Stuffed Chilies With Red Sauce
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A variation of the Mexican Chili Relleno. Quite good!
Prep Time
60 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Chayote & Corn Stuffed Chilies With Red Sauce
Print Recipe
A variation of the Mexican Chili Relleno. Quite good!
Prep Time
60 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Ingredients
Filling
Batter
Red Sauce
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Roast chili peppers according to your favorite method. (If you do not have a gas-stove or an open flame, heat the oven to the hottest temperature, then bake the peppers on a heavy-duty baking sheet, turning if necessary to char all sides.)
  2. The roasted peppers are placed in a bowl, covered, then allowed to steam a few minutes to help facilitate removal of the skins. Carefully remove skins from roasted peppers, leaving stems attached. Remove seeds by cutting a slit along one side of each pepper and gently scraping and rinsing out seeds and attached membranes. Pat dry and set aside.
Filling
  1. In a heavy skillet, heat oil on medium-high.
  2. Add garlic, onion and chayote, cook until onion is translucent and mixture begins to brown, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove pan from heat and add corn, chili pepper, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice, stirring to combine well.
  4. Gently mix in breadcrumbs and nutritional yeast.
  5. On a flat surface, open up one pepper at a time and spread about 3 tablespoons of the filling mixture down the center of each. Carefully roll sides of pepper around filling to enclose, pressing firmly to shape. (Chilies may be prepared ahead of time to this point, covered, and refrigerated up to 24 hours.)
Batter
  1. In a pie plate or shallow dish, stir together cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Gradually mix in water to form a batter of medium consistency.
  3. Heat 1-1/2 inches of oil in a large skillet over medium heat*.
  4. Lightly roll each stuffed chili pepper in flour.
  5. Carefully coat each pepper with batter, as evenly as possible, using stem to help drag chili through mixture, and a spoon to spread batter over top of chili if necessary.
  6. Fry chilies in hot oil, two at a time, until lightly browned, turning once. It should take about 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  7. Remove and drain on absorbent paper.
Red Sauce
  1. In a food processor or blender, puree garlic and onion with tomato sauce.
  2. Transfer to a saucepan and add water, ground red chili pepper, salt, cinnamon and cumin.
  3. Cook sauce over medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
To Serve
  1. Spoon a little sauce onto each plate, spreading it around in a spiral fashion with the back of the spoon to form a large circle.
  2. Place a chili onto circle of sauce, drizzling a bit of additional sauce over top if desired, and garnish with a few slices of avocado and/or some finely minced cilantro leaves.
  3. A black bean salad and slices of cooling fresh melon and/or tropical fruits would be nice accompaniments.
Recipe Notes

*The temperature and freshness of the oil is important. If conditions are right, each chili will absorb LESS than 1 tablespoon of oil.

If chilies must be prepared in advance, reheat just before serving by placing them on a baking sheet in a preheated 350 F. oven until hot and crisp.

 

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Apple Barley Soup

Apple Barley Soup
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Apple and Barley make a wonderful soup.
Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Apple Barley Soup
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Apple and Barley make a wonderful soup.
Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. In a small soup pot, saute onions in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, cover and cook, stirring frequently for 10 min.or until onions are browned.
  2. Add stock, cider, barley, carrots, thyme, marjoram and bay leaf.
  3. Cover and cook for one hour or until barley is tender.
  4. Add apples, parsley and lemon juice.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes or until apples are slightly soft.
  6. Discard bay leaf and serve.
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Holiday Dressing

Holiday Dressing
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Dressing or Stuffing made with Worthington's FriChik.
Servings Prep Time
12 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Holiday Dressing
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Dressing or Stuffing made with Worthington's FriChik.
Servings Prep Time
12 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚
  2. Drain liquid from the Fri-Chik and Mushrooms, and add enough water to equal 1 cup.
  3. Cut the Fri-chik into small pieces.
  4. Pour the reserved liquid over the croutons.
  5. Saute the onions, celery, celery tops and mushrooms together until tender in the vegetable oil.
  6. Add the seasonings, Fri-Chik, and sauted ingredients to the croutons. Mix well. Dressing is moist enough if it can be squeezed in your hand, but not dripping. Add additional water if necessary.
  7. Bake in casserole dish sprayed with vegetable oil, at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
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Mini Pumpkin Cranberry Breads

Mini Pumpkin Cranberry Breads
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Makes 6 to 12 Mini Loaves
Mini Pumpkin Cranberry Breads
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Makes 6 to 12 Mini Loaves
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, 1 Tbsp pumpkin spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in large bowl.
  2. Combine sugar, 2 tsp pumpkin spice, eggs, oil and juice in small mixer bowl; beat until just blended.
  3. Add the wet pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and nuts.
  4. Fill each mini loaf pan no more then half way.
  5. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 50-55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool.
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Rinder Rouladen (Fake Beef Rolls)

Rinder Rouladen (Fake Beef Rolls)
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Vegetarian version of the German Rinder Rouladen (Beef Rolls).
Prep Time
45 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Rinder Rouladen (Fake Beef Rolls)
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Vegetarian version of the German Rinder Rouladen (Beef Rolls).
Prep Time
45 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Lay dinner cuts on a flat surface, and cut in half lengthwise. Spread each with mustard; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Divide pickles, bacon bits, and onion among the dinner cuts equally.
  2. Roll up dinner cuts jelly-roll fashion, secure with beef-roll clamps, toothpicks, or thread.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan, add the dinner cuts, and brown well on all sides, about 15 minutes.
  4. Pour in hot broth, peppercorns, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  5. Remove dinner cuts, discard clamps, and arrange on a preheated platter.
  6. Blend cornstarch with a small amount of cold water, stir into gravy and bring to a boil. Boil until gravy is thick and bubbly. Correct seasonings and serve separately.
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Black Bean Cakes

Black Bean Cakes
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Black Bean Cakes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Black Bean Cakes
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Black Bean Cakes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. In a blender puree beans with cilantro, chili powder, cumin, coriander.
  2. Pour mixture into a medium bowl. Stir in garlic, onion, eggs and enough flour to make a thick batter.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large non-stick saute pan and spoon about 1 tablespoon of batter into pan.
  4. Cook for about 2 minutes per side turning once or until cakes are golden and cooked through.
  5. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, guacamole and a spoonful of salsa.
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