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Mussels in Sauce


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  • 1 lb of mussels,
  • peppers - 1 green, 1 red,
  • 7 slices of smoked ham,
  • 2 tomatoes,
  • 2 onions
  • salt and pepper
  • 1-2 pinches of cayenne powder
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 small container of sour cream,
  • butter


Servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 45mins
Cooking time 15mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Wash mussels and cook over low heat. Stirring so they will open.

Step 2

In a saucepan cook the chopped onions in butter. Add the ham cut into strips and the peppers finely chopped, put over low heat, pour in a small glass of water.

Add 2 tablespoons tomato paste once the peppers have cooked. Season with salt pepper to taste.

Step 3

Once you mussels have opened add them to your sauce. Add in the sour cream and simmer for a good 10 minutes. Add the cayenne pepper.

Step 4

Serve with fries or rice. Have a great meal.

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Water


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, milk, and water in a pan, and mix until you form a dough.
  2. In a saucepan, heat a splash of olive oil and add the onion. Cook on medium-high until onion has softened.  
  3. Add the ground beef, and add the salt, water, and tomato sauce. When the meat has browned, remove from heat. 
  4. Dust a flat surface with flour, and roll out the dough into a flat sheet. 
  5. Use a ramekin or cup to cut out circles. 
  6. Add a dollop of beef-tomato mixture to the center of each circle. 
  7. Pinch the dough into a little pocket.
  8. Bake in the oven at 350° F for 15 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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