Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunday Family Dinner - Oberdon style

If you are from Rochester, you will appreciate this post.  If not, maybe you will still appreciate it, but maybe not as much.  Garbage plates are a serious thing around here... They may not sound very appealing, but they are DELICIOUS!  (And completely unhealthy and greasy and did I mention, delicious?)

If you don't know what a garbage plate is, you can go here or here for an accurate description with pictures.  They are perfect after a night out on the town, or if you are in my family, for Sunday family dinner.

So that brings me to my dad's famous meat sauce recipe.  In Rochester, we actually call it hot sauce, but it's really not that spicy in my opinion and it is not really hot sauce like Frank's Red Hot.  It is just deliciously seasoned meaty sauce that you can put over your Plate or cheeseburger, or Hot Dog.

Complete recipe will be posted at the end with measurements, etc.

Start by chopping up the onions and sauteing them in the butter. 

Once the onions are translucent, add the ground beef and brown it.  Once this is done, drain the fat/liquid and add the seasonings, stir well and  then add water. 

Did you ever wonder what sugar, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, dry mustard, chili powder, cinnamon, cumin and paprika look like all mixed together?  Me too - here is what it looks like:

For fun, use a spoon that makes you smile and smiles back at you.  (Thanks Dad!)

Simmer uncovered for at least an hour to reduce the liquid amounts.

Then spoon over your food of choice and dig in.  Finish the gluttonous meal by making a brownie ice cream sundae and then vow to work out tomorrow.

Dad's Meat Hot Sauce

  • 2 lbs ground beef (I prefer 90/10)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 qt water
Saute onion in butter until translucent.  Add beef and brown.  Drain.

Add seasonings and mix together well.  Add water and simmer to reduce, about 1 hour.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm, sounds fantastic Chelle!! I wish I was there :) Maybe we can have those at our next cute lunch!