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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.


Suppers: [thursday] Greek Beef Pita Pockets

main dish, greek, beef

1 egg
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 lb lean ground beef
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 small pita breads
4 lettuce leaves
1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
2/3 cup extra-thick plain yogurt
2 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

In bowl, beat egg; mix in onion, vinegar, oregano, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Mix in beef. Shape into eight 1/2-inch thick patties. In large nonstick skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat; cook patties, in batches if necessary and turning once, for about 8 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Yogurt Mint Sauce: Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together yogurt, mint, garlic and lemon juice. Tip: If extra-thick yogurt is unavailable, prepare your own by using drained yogurt. Place 1-1/3 cups plain yogurt in cheesecloth-lined sieve set over bowl. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours or overnight or until yogurt is reduced to about 2/3 cup. Slice off top third of pita breads; open large piece to form pocket. Insert top piece, cut side up, into pocket to strengthen bottom. Place 2 patties in each pocket along with lettuce and cucumber. Spoon 1 tb of sauce into each pocket; serve remaining sauce separately. Dip crunchy carrots and broccoli into any extra sauce. Per serving: about 425 calories, 31 g protein, 16 g fat, 40 g carbohydrate excellent source iron. Serve with: Carrot sticks and broccoli florets, Pineapple rings. Other recipes in group: Suppers: [Monday] Chicken with Mushroom Sauce Suppers: [Tuesday] Carrot and Ham Soup Suppers: [Wednesday] Warm Couscous & Roasted Fall Vegetables Suppers: [Friday] Pasta Carbonara with Peas Suppers: [Saturday] Pan-braised Sea Bass with Vegetables Suppers: [Sunday] Jerked Pork Tenderloins Source: Canadian Living magazine, Nov 95 Presented in article "Meal Planner: Light and Healthy Suppers" Recipe by Canadian Living Test Kitchen [-=PAM=-]