This is very close to the way my Mom made Spanish Rice. This dish was taken to every pot-luck we attended, not because it was what she wanted to take but it was what everyone asked her to bring. This is a very simple dish with only as much spice in it as you want. I am posting it as the very basic recipe. You can add to it what you like to suit your palate. I like to serve this with creamy coleslaw.
Growing up in the multi-ethnic steel towns outside Pittsburgh, PA produced some very interesting and deliciously unexpected combinations of foods and cooking techniques. This is what happens when a pantry full of Polish staples collides with the stir-fry technique. I first saw it at a church pot-luck dinner and have made it many times.
This recipe is from a Jeff Smith (Frugal Gourmet) cookbook. I often use a chuck roast for this.
The original recipe also calls for 3 or 4 dried mushrooms to be added with the other ingredients, but I have never used them.
A delicious pasta salad using bow-tie pasta. It is great as a side dish or as a light lunch. As with any pasta dish, the longer you allow it to marinate in the refrigerator the better the flavor will be. The recipe doesn't call for salad to marinate in the refrigerator but I recommend it. (Recipe courtesy of Olivia Hines at AllRecipes)
A great party tray that serves twenty people. A great money-server when you make it at home versus paying the local deli. "Accompany party tray with a basket of assorted breads and rolls and favorite spreads such as mayonnaise and mustard. Another platter could have lettuce leaves, tomato slices and bell pepper rings to use as sandwich add-ins." (Recipe and partial description courtesy of Healthy Choice, Echrich, Margherita, Butterball, County Line and Armour deli.)
The great thing about Texas Hash is that you can adjust the seasonings and other ingredients to suit your taste preferences. So it can gave be as hot or mild as your taste buds will tolerate. We serve this with thick slices of Texas Toast that we lightly toast during the last several minutes that the Texas Hash is baking.