A premium Aspen Ridge Natural Beef short rib brazed in Chianti is accompanied by orzo with a Pecorino Romano cream sauce with shaved broccoli and mushrooms and a Moroccan ratatouille.
Chianti Braised Short Rib – Slow cooked to a to a fall-off-the-bone tenderness. Moderation and portion control is key when enjoying short ribs. A great part of a balanced diet short ribs are an excellent source of complete protein and are also a good source of phosphorous and potassium. Phosphorous works alongside calcium to help build strong bones and teeth. It also aids in energy storage and use and assists with kidney function. Potassium is necessary for healthy heart function and smooth muscle use. It is also an electrolyte and helps to conduct electricity in the body.
Orzo with Pecorino Romano Cream Sauce with Shaved Broccoli and Mushrooms – A six- year study found that Pecorino Romano cheese is not only tasty but is good for you too. Pecorino Romano cheese, made from sheep’s milk, is high in healthy fats essential to a nutritious diet. Pecorino cheese contains high amounts of omega 3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), unsaturated fatty acids naturally found in certain food groups that have proven to be very healthy. Omega 3’s are beneficial in preventing cardiovascular diseases, improving immune function, reducing inflammation, improving vision and learning, and slowing down mental deterioration. Antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties are among the health benefits attributed to CLA, which has also shown to prevent arteriosclerosis, is beneficial in improving bone formation and reducing body fat, suppressing diabetes, preserving muscle tissue and stimulating immune function. Usually, Pecorino Romano cheese has 3-5 times higher CLA compared to cow’s cheeses. Additionally, Pecorino contains a good amount of calcium, potassium, and magnesium and is a good source of protein.
Moroccan ratatouille – what distinguishes our ratatouille from the traditional French ratatouille is dates and apricots join yellow squash and red bell peppers. Yellow squash is high in manganese, a mineral which helps the body process fats, carbohydrates, and glucose.
One order provides approximately 1 serving, 13 oz.
Chianti Braised Short Ribs: Beef (with Beef Stock (Water, Beef, Onion, Carrot, Celery, Olive Oil), Chianti Wine (contains sulfites), Salt, Seasoning), Glaze (Beef Stock (Water, Beef, Onion, Carrot, Celery, Olive Oil), Chianti Wine (contains sulfites), Red Onion, Garlic, Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Olive Oil, Cilantro, Parsley, Seasoning, Sea Salt).
Orzo: Orzo Pasta (Water, Semolina (Wheat), Durum Flour, Niacin, Iron (Ferrous Sulfate), Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Sauce Milk (Grade A Reduced Fat Milk, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3), Brussels Sprouts, Mushrooms, Butter (Cream), Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Pecorino Cheese (Pasteurized Part Skim Sheep’s Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt Enzymes, Powdered Cellulose added to Prevent Caking), Parmesan Cheese (Imported Parmesan Cheese (Pasteurized Part Skim Milk Cow Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt Enzymes, Powdered Cellulose added to Prevent Caking), Salt, Seasoning).
Moroccan Ratatouille: Yellow Squash, Red Bell Peppers, Water, Eggplant, Onion, Dates, Apricot, Tomato Paste (Vine Ripened Fresh Tomatoes and Naturally Derived Citric Acid), Garlic, Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Olive Oil, Parsley, Chives, Apple Cider Vinegar, Seasoning, Salt.
Heating Directions From Frozen:
Stove Top: (Preferred Method) Bring water to a boil. Immerse pouch(es) in water, reduce heat to simmer and heat for 25 minutes. Side dishes and sauces (if included) require only 4 to 4½ minutes in the same pot.
Microwave: (Alternative Method) Pierce hole in plastic film for venting. Place pouches on a microwave safe dish and heat on high for 4½ to 5 minutes, or until heated through. In the event the food is not fully reheated after removal from its container, continue reheating in the microwave without overcooking. Let product stand for 1 to 2 minutes before enjoying.
Oven: (Not Recommended)
In the event your meal is not fully reheated after removal from the pouches, you may continue reheating in a microwave on a microwave safe dish until done – which should be no more than another minute or two. An internal temperature of 158° F must be reached. Appliances vary, adjust accordingly.
For items without sauces or gravy, cut a hole in corner of pouch and drain excess liquid before plating.
Appliances vary, adjust accordingly. Caution: contents will be very hot.
Chianti Braised Short Ribs: Wheat, Sulfites.
Orzo: Milk, Wheat.
Moroccan Ratatouille: Wheat.
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