Italian onion soup

I haven’t done much cooking last week. Between the semi-empty fridge, the getting back in my US life and the starting to work again, it just seemed like I could only throw together something at the very last minute.

In addition, the weather here has been bitterly cold. This winter Minnesota seems to be generally warmer than usual, but last week it decided to throw in a couple of true Minnesota winter days. They were not worse than your average Minnesota winter day, but they were horrible compared to the rather mild days we had this winter. And I am not good at standing Minnesota cold.

So I will resuscitate an old recipe I never posted and give you onion soup.

Onion soup

Ingredients

  • 4 large onions
  • 1 quart beef broth
  • 4 slices stale or toasted bread
  • 4 oz grated gruvyer cheese
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt
  • pepper
  • butter

Directions

  1. Start by thinly slicing the onions. In a casserole melt the butter and add the onions and the bay leaves. Salt the onions to help them loose the water and let them cook until very tender.
  2. When the onions are cooked add the flour and mix so that the flour coats the onions uniformly. Add the broth and let cook for 30 minutes or so. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper and fish out the bay leaves.
  3. Transfer the soup to individual bowls and top them with the bread and the grated cheese. Place the bowls under the grill and let the cheese broil until it forms a nice golden crust.
  4. Serve the soup super hot.

Saucy Greek Burgers : Greek Recipes

Saucy Greek Burgers – This distinctive, delicious, Greek burger recipe is made with ground lamb, and served with a one of a kind, exquisite, mint yogurt sauce recipe included. Also served in Pitas, for more Greek tradition, these phenomenal, BBQ burgers are a “Must Try”.

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Servings: 6
Main Ingredient: Ground Lamb
Difficulty Level: 2

Ingredients to make Saucy Greek Burgers

For yogurt sauce:
12 Ounces plain yogurt
2 Small garlic cloves
1/4 Teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons shredded fresh mint leaves, or to taste

For burgers:
2 Pounds ground lamb
1/2 Cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped pitted Kalamata olives, 12 to 15
6 small pita loaves
2 small vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced
2 small green bell peppers, cut in rings
1 red onion, sliced thin

Directions to make Saucy Greek Burgers

Step 1:Make yogurt sauce: Mince and mash the garlic with the salt. Drain yogurt in a sieve lined with a dampened paper towel set over a bowl 30 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and combine with the garlic and mint.

Step 2:Prepare grill and oil rack. Set grill 5-6 inches from coals. In a bowl gently combine the lamb,feta and olives. Form into 6 patties about 1” thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Grill for about 7 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Step 3:Split pitas form a pocket.Transfer burgers to pita pockets and top with tomatoes, bell peppers and onion. Serve burgers with yogurt sauce.