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One-pot meals, with example

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The Eldest writes:

A friend recommended Glorious One-Pot Meals to me. The book has one-pot meals THAT ARE NOT CASSEROLES. I like casseroles as much as the next person (i.e., yum!), but this approach is to cook multiple offerings together in one pot. The meals are for two people but they can be doubled if you use a larger pot. Anyway, thought you might be interested in seeing one of the menus she sent me. 🙂

Thanksgiving One-Pot Meal for Two

1/2-3/4 lb. turkey tenderloin or boneless breast filets salt and ground white pepper
1/3 c. whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 c. orange marmalade
1 TBSP lemon juice
1/3 c. walnuts pieces
1/4 c. chicken broth
10-12 pearl onions, peeled
1 large sweet potato, scrubbed and cut into 1/4″ slices
30 green beans
trimmed sprigs of fresh sage leaves

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray or wipe the inside of a small (2-quart) cast iron Dutch oven base and lid with canola oil. Set turkey pieces into base in a single layer, trying to overlap pieces as little as possible. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper.

In a food processor or blender, pulse cranberries using chopping blade (shaped like a backwards “S”) until berries are in large chunks. Add marmalade and lemon juice and pulse two or three times to mix together. Pour in walnuts and broth and continue to pulse until walnuts are roughly chopped and you have a chunky liquid.

Pour about half of cranberry mixture onto turkey. Top with the onions and then layer the sweet potato slices on top. Again, lightly salt and pepper. Cover with rest of cranberry mixture. Top with green beans up to the brim of the pot. Tuck sage sprigs into crevices.

Cover and bake for about 40 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready about 5 minutes after the aroma of a finished meal escapes your oven. Arrange green beans on two plates, then the sweet potatoes beside the beans. Onions next to the green beans, and then the turkey. Spoon the cranberry-walnut sauce from bottom of pot over the turkey before serving.

Nutritional information per serving (2 servings per recipe): Calories: 487; Protein: 39 grams; Carbohydrates: 51 grams; Fat: 13 grams; Cholesterol: 78 milligrams; Sodium: 368 milligrams**; Fiber: 7.3 grams (**To reduce sodium, use water or low-sodium broth).

Written by Leisureguy

2 February 2007 at 9:13 am

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  1. Ooh, that sounds so good!


    The Niece

    2 February 2007 at 10:29 am

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