Recipe: Stovetop Meatloaf (Hackbraten)

ABOVE: Helga Wengler’s Stovetop Meatloaf served with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and purple cabbage. Electronic image by Ron Flaviano for Metro Monthly and Homeplate. Watch Helga prepare this recipe on the Homeplate YouTube Channel. Search “Homeplate – Kitchen Witch – Meatloaf” or click Helga’s Stovetop Meatloaf   RECIPE BY HELGA THE KITCHEN WITCH Ingredients 2 pounds ground chuck 1 pound ground pork […]

RECIPE: Helga’s Playhouse Hot Sausage Meatballs

(Electronic image by Ron Flaviano) PLAYHOUSE HOT SAUSAGE MEATBALLS (RECIPE BY HELGA WENGLER) INGREDIENTS 1 lb. fresh hot Italian sausage (bulk) 1¼ lb. or more sharp cheddar cheese (grated) 3 cups Bisquick Dash of Maggi seasoning (optional) PREPARATION Mix ingredients well. Form into balls 1 inch in diameter. Put on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 […]

RECIPE: Dry-Rub Ribs with a Teriyaki Glaze

Dry-rub ribs with an Asian-style Teriyaki glaze. (Image by Ron Flaviano) ST. LOUIS-STYLE DRY-RUB RIBS (RECIPE BY MITCH LYNCH) INGREDIENTS 1 rack St. Louis-style ribs 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons anise seed (anise extract can be substituted) 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon paprika PREPARATION Lay ribs […]

RECIPE: Oven-Roasted Dry-Rub Ribs

Image by Thogru  OVEN-ROASTED DRY-RUB RIBS (RECIPE BY RON FLAVIANO) This dry-rub recipe has its origins in the South. Brown sugar and cumin give the ribs a sweet and smoky flavor, while the salt acts as a meat tenderizer. Perfect right out of the oven, the ribs are ready to eat. But try putting the slabs […]

RECIPE: Jamaican Jerk Chicken Thighs

INGREDIENTS 4 small fresh green or red chilies or jalapenos 4 green onions, trimmed 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon allspice 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 8 boneless chicken thighs PREPARATION In a food processor chop the chilies/jalapenos and onions.  Use gloves when […]

RECIPE: Lydia’s Picnic Fried Chicken

RECIPE: Turkey Tenderloin with Morel Mushroom Sauce

INGREDIENTS Turkey tenderloin, thinly sliced into cutlets Flour for breading turkey cutlets Salt and pepper Olive oil 1 1/2 cup chicken stock 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup heavy cream 3 shallots, finely chopped 1/2 pound morel mushrooms, halved, cleaned and dried PREPARATION Dredge the turkey cutlets into flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Sauté the cutlets […]

RECIPE: Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

RECIPE BY MITCH LYNCH for HOMEPLATE HOMESTYLE INGREDIENTS For pot-pie filling: 1 1/2 pounds chicken (white and/or dark) 2 cups chicken stock 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium onion 3 medium carrots 2 small celery stalks salt and black pepper 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves 3 teaspoons chopped parsley 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup […]

RECIPE: German-Style Gulasch (with Spaetzle)

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons Crisco (or shortening of choice) 1 ½ pounds beef chuck roast (boneless) 2 large onions salt, pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 small bouillon cube ½ cup sour cream ¼ cup red wine 2 tablespoons flour PREPARATION Cut beef into even-size pieces and salt and pepper on all sides. Brown in hot Crisco or shortening. […]

RECIPE: German Chicken Schnitzel

Recipe by HELGA WENGLER for HOMEPLATE HOMESTYLE This particular recipe calls for chicken, but pork and veal can be used in the recipe. Modify cooking time to accommodate cooking requirements. INGREDIENTS 4 chicken breasts (boneless/skinless) 1 egg 5 tablespoons bread crumbs 5 tablespoons ground walnuts 5 tablespoons flour 4 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 small […]