Recipe of the Month

The cooks at our schools aren't the only members of the Opaa! family with culinary flair. In fact, each month we feature frequently requested, unique and tasty recipes submitted by fellow Opaa! employees. We hope you enjoy this month's selection:

4 servings

Ingredients:

1   #   Ground Turkey

1   tsp  Salt

1   tsp   Black Pepper

1   tsp   Leafy Thyme

½  tsp  Chili Powder

1   oz   Minced Onion

 

8   oz   Pineapple Peach Salsa

4   ea   Whole Wheat Buns

Tt       Jalapeno, sliced

Tt       Lettuce, shredded

Tt       Mayonnaise

Tt       Red Onion, thinly sliced

 

Directions:

  1. Mix Turkey and seasonings; form into 4 patties.
  2. On a hot grill or pan, cook throughout;
  3. Place on bun; top with PP Salsa and any other of the optional toppings

 

Pineapple-Peach Salsa

6   oz   Pineapple tidbits, canned

6   oz   Peaches, canned, sliced

½   ea   Red Bell Pepper

¼   ea   Red Onion

1/8 ea   Fresh Cilantro

1    ea   Fresh Serrano pepper, seeded and chopped small

¼  tsp   Salt

¼  tsp   Black pepper

  • In Food Processor: Place Cilantro, Red Onion, Serrano and Red Pepper. Pulse 2-4 times (til      chunky). Drain half the juice from fruit and add to processor. Pulse 1-3 times until chunky, salsa like consistency is achieved. Add Salt and Pepper to taste.
  • Chill 2-3 hours (or more), before service. Can be made a day in advance.

8 servings

Ingredients:

1   ea   Pizza crust, 12-14”

1   #   Ground Beef

4   T   Taco Seasoning

 

2   ea   Tomatoes, diced small

6   oz   Shredded Cheddar

2-3  oz Tortilla Chips, slightly crushed

TT       Sliced Jalapenos (optional)

TT        Sliced Black Olives

TT       Onions, finely diced

 

4   oz   Sour Cream

4   oz   Salsa

 

Sauce:

4  oz  Tomato Sauce

2   tsp  Taco Seasoning

2   oz  Water

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  1. On the stove, cook ground beef, drain fat, add taco seasoning. Mix well and chill. 
  2. Mix sauce by combining all three ingredients; set aside
  3. On a baking sheet or stone, layout crust and top in the following order:
  4. Sauce, half of the cheese, beef mixture, chips, tomato, Jalapenos/Olives/Onions and second half of cheese
  5. Bake 7-10 minutes, until hot throughout.
  6. Finish with a dollop of sour cream and salsa on each slice.

6-8 servings

Ingredients:

8   oz   Spaghetti, cooked

½ Lb Ground Italian Sausage, cooked

16 oz  Spaghetti Sauce

1/3  C  Sour Cream

4   oz   Shredded Mozzarella

1   ea   Egg

2  oz   Parmesan, grated

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a bowl, place beaten Egg, Sour Cream and half the shredded Mozz; separately mix sauce and sausage together, and set aside.
  3. Add pasta to the egg mixture and mix well
  4. Spread mixture over bottom of 10” pie plate; sprinkle remaining shredded Mozzarella over the top
  5. Cover with saran, then foil; bake 25 -35 minutes.
  6. Remove, sprinkle with parmesan and let stand 10-15 minutes.

8 servings

Ingredients:

1   T   Olive Oil

1   ea   Small Yellow Onion, diced

3  stks Celery diced

 2  ea  Poblano Peppers, charred, seeded and diced

1 T  Garlic, fresh, minced

 

1   tsp   Cumin

1   pin   Cayenne

½  tsp   Black pepper

1   tsp  Chili powder

1   tsp   Oregano

tt   Salt

 

1  #   Cooked, diced Turkey or Chicken

1    15oz can   White Beans, Navy or Great Northerns

16   oz    Chicken Stock

½    C   Corn

 

¼  bun   Fresh Cilantro, chopped fine

 

Directions:

  •  Heat oil in pot, add vegetables and cook halfway; add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  •  Add stock and all other ingredients except Cilantro
  •  Simmer approximately 30-45 minutes. Adjust seasonings as necessary.
  •  Serve in bowls; sprinkle Cilantro over the top to taste
  •  Can also top with shredded smoked Cheddar, chopped Scallions, crumbled Bacon, Sour  Cream, etc.

16 servings

Ingredients:

2   C   Cornmeal

1   C   Flour

2   T   Baking Powder

1 1/4  C  Milk

4  ea   Eggs

1   t   Salt

1/2   C   Vegetable Oil

 

1/2   C   Yellow Onion, minced

3/4 C  Bacon, cooked and crumbled

1  C  Peaches, diced small and drained well

1  T   Jalapeno, fresh, minced (optional)

 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a bowl, mix first 7 ingredients
  • Stir in remaining ingredients
  • Spray an 8 x 8 baking dish, pour in batter
  • Bake 35-45 minutes or until toothpick in center, comes out clean.
  • Let rest 5-10 minutes, slice into squares