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Program #795

Meggie Bradberry

Rice and Picadillo (**adapted from Grandmother "Moo Moo" or Kathy Cowles)

Ingredients:
1 lb lean ground beef
1 large can tomatoes (whole peeled or chopped)
1 green pepper (chopped)
1 large onion (chopped)
3-4 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 jar green olives
1 jar of capers
1 or 2 small boxes of raisins
1 bay leaf
salt/pepper
Cooked brown rice


Directions:
1. Sauté green pepper, onion and garlic in olive oil.
2. Add meat and cook through until brown
3. Pour in tomatoes, raisins, capers and olives.
4. Add salt/papper and Bay leaves
5. Simmer on low for approximately 20 minutes +
6. Serve over cooked rice.

Salt in Antiquity

While salt is cheap today, it used to be worth its weight in gold. Historians believe that Roman soldiers were once paid with salt. In fact, the word 'salary' comes from the Latin word 'salarium,' or payment in salt. During the late Roman Empire, salt was carried across 400 miles of the Sahara desert by caravans of as many as 40,000 camels. It was that important to humanity!
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