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MAIN DISHES

Cooking Abbreviations Used

Abbrev. Meaning
T. Tablespoon
t. Teaspoon
C. Cup
Q. Quart
P. Pint
lb. Pound
oz. Ounce

CHINESE FRIED WHEAT

Makes 8 servings.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Bring wheat, water, and salt to a boil and cook for 20 to 30 minutes. Put in a strainer and drain off thick liquid (save for gravy). Wash wheat with cold water to make it fluffy. Press wheat to remove all moisture possible. Set aside. Heat 1 T. oil in heavy skillet. Slowly add beaten egg, stirring rapidly with fork so egg is light and fluffy. Set aside. Add to skillet 2 T. of oil, minced onion and celery and cook until tender. Then add wheat, soy sauce, bacon or ham, and egg. Heat through and serve with extra soy sauce, if desired.

Gravy

Makes 1 cup.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Heat vegetable oil or drippings; stir in flour. Remove from heat and stir in liquid. Cook over medium heat until smooth and thickened, stirring constantly. Season to taste.

ITALIAN FRIED WHEAT

Makes 8 servings.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Bring wheat, water, and salt to a boil and cook for 20 to 30 minutes. Put in a strainer and drain off thick liquid (save for gravy). Wash wheat with cold water to make it fluffy. Press wheat to remove all moisture possible. Set aside. Heat oil in skillet then add wheat, Italian blend, leftover roast, and salt to taste.

SPANISH FRIED WHEAT

Makes 8 servings.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Bring wheat, water, and salt to a boil and cook for 20 to 30 minutes. Put in a strainer and drain off thick liquid (save for gravy). Wash wheat with cold water to make it fluffy. Press wheat to remove all moisture possible. Set aside. Heat oil in skillet, cook chopped onion until golden brown, then add wheat. Toss lightly then add remaining ingredients.

Meat Substitute or Extenders

Cooked wheat, cracked or whole, can be fried with hamburger and used in sloppy joes, spaghetti, pizza, or in casseroles.

TAMALE PIE

Serves 8 to 10.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Brown the first four ingredients together. Drain the fat and add tomatoes, tomato paste, corn, olives, sugar, salt, chili powder, and pepper. Simmer 20 minutes until thick. Add cheese and stir until melted. Pour into 9x13 inch baking dish.

Make corn meal topping by heating milk in double boiler. Add salt and slowly stir in corn meal. Cook and stir until thick (about 20 minutes), add butter and spread over top of meat mixture. Bake at 375o for 40 min.

PIONEER STEW

Makes 8 servings.

* or 1 Can of Chunk Turkey or Beef

Directions:

In large saucepan place washed and drained beans, cold water, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour. Return to heat and simmer for 75 minutes. In skillet cook ground beef, chopped onion, and green pepper until meat is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain off fat. Add meat mixture, corn, tomatoes, chili powder and salt to taste to beans. Simmer 20 minutes. Combine 1 T. flour with 2 T. water. Stir into stew. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in cheese.

CRACKED WHEAT CASSEROLE

Makes 6 servings.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Brown ground beef with onion and garlic until pink color has gone from the meat. Drain. Combine with rest of ingredients except cheese and tomato. Bake in tightly covered 1 Q. casserole for 45 minutes or until the cracked wheat is tender and water has been absorbed. Stir in cheese and tomato, let stand a minute and serve.

TACO CASSEROLE

Makes 6 servings.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Brown ground beef; drain. Add salsa, mayonnaise, chili powder; mix well. In an ungreased 2 Q. baking dish, layer half of the meat mixture, chips, and cheese. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 350o for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Just before serving, top with tomato and lettuce.

MEAT PIE

Directions:

Fry hamburger until well done and broken into tiny pieces. Set aside, and allow to cool until just warm. Combine water, soup mix, hash browns, tomatoes, tomato soup, tomato sauce, and vegetables. Add in hamburger. Place in pie shell, and top with pie crust and seal edges well. Bake in oven 450o for 25 minutes.

BAKED CHICKEN AND SPAGHETTI

Ingredients:

Directions:

Saute onion in shortening or butter, add tomatoes, sugar and pepper. Heat to boiling. Stir in chicken and spaghetti. Toss gently with fork. Pour into greased baking dish and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 375o for 20 minutes.

BROWNED RICE

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Heat shortening in skillet. Add rice. Cook, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Add vegetables and continue cooking 2 or 3 minutes (optional). Add salt and water. Simmer over low heat 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender and excess liquid has evaporated.