Frank-Veggie Hot Pot
This quick-to-fix meal is economical and tasty. you can use either turkey or beef frankfurters.
For 4 servings you will need:
1 lb turkey or beef frankfurters
1 can (10 1/2 oz) chicken broth plus water to equal 3 cups liquid
1 cup elbow macaroni
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 pkg. (10 oz) frozen mixed vegetables
1 small onion, diced
1/3 cup each sour cream and mayonnaise, optional
Chopped fresh parsley, chives or green pepper
Tips: You may use cooked, diced turkey or pork in place of the frankfurters, if desired or other shapes of pasta for the elbow macaroni. Whole wheat macaroni adds a nice flavor and color as well.
For 2 servings:
Half of the ingredients
For 8 servings
Double the ingredients but use only 5 1/2 cups liquid. Increase cooking time to 20 min.
1. Cut frankfurters into 1-inch pieces. Set aside.
2. Heal to boiling chicken broth and water in heavy saucepan or Dutch oven. Add macaroni, basil, salt and black pepper. Return to boiling. Cook, uncovered, for 5 min.
3. Stir in frankfurters, vegetables an onion. Simmer 5 min. longer until macaroni is tender, vegetables are cooked and water is almost all absorbed.
4. Fold in sour cream and mayonnaise, if used. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, chives or green pepper before serving.
Good served with: Chilled spiced tomato juice, green salad, fresh fruit for dessert.
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