The Mailbox: Pasta Fresca dressing?

Published: Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 7D

Pasta Fresca dressing?

Does anyone have the recipe for the salad dressing served at the now-closed Pasta Fresca restaurant located in Birdcage Walk?

– Brian Gardner, Granite Bay

In search of chiles rellenos

Who makes the best chiles rellenos in the Sacramento area?

– Bob Edwards, Fair Oaks

Der Weinerschnitzel's chili sauce clone

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Serves 6

Rita Norman of Roseville was hoping someone had the recipe for Der Weinerschnitzel's chili sauce.

This recipe clone comes from Karen Valenzuela of Oakdale and may be close to Der Weinerschnitzel's chili sauce.

INGREDIENTS

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup onion, minced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound ground beef

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon prepared mustard

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco

1/4 cup ketchup

1/2 cup tomato juice

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large heavy skillet, cook garlic and onion in oil over moderate heat, stirring until onion is softened. Add beef and cook, stirring and breaking up any lumps with a fork, until cooked through. Drain off any excess fat.

Add remaining ingredients, adding just enough juice to create a loose but not soupy mixture. Simmer sauce, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Makes enough sauce to top 6 hot dogs. Steam the hot dogs and use potato rolls.

Per serving: 155 cal.; 15 g pro.; 5 g carb.; 8 g fat (2 sat., 5 monounsat., 1 polyunsat.); 40 mg chol.; 692 mg sod.; 0 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 45 percent calories from fat.HOW TO CONTACT THE MAILBOX

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