Tuesday - May 16, 2017 12:59 pm

Bacon, Cheddar, Chicken and Rice Bake

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Ingredients

4 tablespoons butter

1 medium onion , chopped (about 1 cup)

4 garlic cloves, chopped

1 teaspoon seasoning salt

1 teaspoon Kosher salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3½ cups chicken stock

3½ cups milk

1½ cups uncooked long-grain rice

3 cups cooked chicken , cubed(I use Rotisserie)

1½ cups cheddar cheese , shredded

½ cup cooked crumbled bacon

Directions

Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat and cook onions until translucent. Add garlic, seasoned salt, and pepper. Add flour and mix well. Cook until starting to color. Stir milk and stock into flour mixture. Turn heat to medium high and add one cup cheese and continue to whisk as mixture comes to a simmer. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add rice and lower heat to medium low. Cook until the rice absorbs most of the liquid and is tender, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add chicken and bacon to the rice and sauce mixture. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 inch casserole. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar on top of the casserole. Place in oven and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbling.

Wednesday - April 26, 2017 10:35 am

Smokehouse Chili

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5lb cubed pork shoulder

2 C dried red beans cooked until semi soft, about 45 minutes

2 lg. cans of tomato sauce, use the good stuff, + 2 cans water

2 TBSP oil

1 lrg onion

3 jalapenos

1/4 C smoked paprika

1/4 C mild chili powder

1/4 C Cajun spice

1 Tbsp garlic powder

1 Tbsp onion powder

1 Tbsp black pepper

1 Tbsp salt

1 C chili negro

8oz Mexican dried chili pods, seeds removed, boiled till soft, then puree till smooth

In a large stock pot heat oil until it starts to smoke. Season cube pork with salt and pepper, add to the oil and brown. Add the onions, jalapenos and spices. Coat pork with dry spices and simmer. Add tomato sauce and water. Bring to a boil and add the chili puree. Simmer for one hour, then add the almost cooked beans and simmer for an additional hour until the pork is tender and the beans are soft. Serve

Wednesday - April 26, 2017 10:19 am

Citrus Sirloin Medallions

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Yield: 4-6 servings

1 ½ - 2 Ibs Sirloin Roast

Marinade: ½ cup Persian Lime Oil -

¼ cup Blood Orange Oil

2 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce

3 cloves chopped garlic

½ yellow onion (sliced)

½ Tbsp course ground pepper

(1) Orange- sliced into wheels

Method:

Break down sirloin into 2-3 roasts -*cut along connective tissue areas

In a large mixing bowl, coat the roasts with the marinade, cover with plastic *Press the plastic directly on the marinated roasts. *Marinate in the fridge for 4hrs. * No less then (3) Hrs

Dry Rub Ingredients:

1 Tbsp fine onion powder

1 Tbsp fine garlic powder

2 Tbsp chili powder

½ Tbsp cinnamon

½ Tbsp dried chili flake

½ tbsp. course ground pepper

1 Tbsp kosher salt

1 Tbsp smoked paprika or regular

2 Tbsp Italian Herb Oil -

1 Tbsp Butter *(for searing)

Method: Remove the marinated roasts. *Reserve ½ cup of the marinade. Pat roasts dry with a paper towel. Coat with herb oil and then with the dry rub. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees (*non-convection) in an oven safe sauté pan, heat the pan to high on your range top stove. Add butter until browned. Carefully place the roasts in the pan. Sear on all sides (*approx. 2 minutes on each side or until browned) Pour the reserved marinade over the roasts and place the entire pan in the oven. Roast for approx 10-15 minutes or until desired temperature 145 degrees – medium rare / 160 medium. Remove roasts, rest for (5) minutes and slice to desired sizes. Enjoy!!

Sunday - April 2, 2017 10:27 am

Rhubarb Chili

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1 lb burger

1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

2 med onions, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cans beef broth

3 C diced tomato

1/2 C Storandt Farms Rhubarb Jam

1 tsp chili powder

1 Tbsp vinegar

1/4 tsp allspice

1/4 tsp salt

 

In a large skillet, brown the beef, onions and garlic. Add the remaining ingredients and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite crusty bread.

 

Sunday - April 2, 2017 10:19 am

Sweet Hot Game Day Wings

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2-3 lb chicken wings

1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 C green onions, chopped (for garnish)

1 C Storandt Farms Raspberry Jalapeno Jam

2 tsp soy sauce

1/4 tsp ground ginger

Combine jam, jalapeno, soy sauce, ginger, and pepper flakes in saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and pour into a plastic bag, reserving 1/4 of the sauce for basting. Rinse the chicken wings and pat dry. Toss into the bag with sauce to coat. Grill or broil over medium heat for 40 minuts, turning regularly. Baste with reserve sauce just before removing from the grill or broiler.

Sunday - April 2, 2017 10:10 am

Cranberry Pork Roast

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1-1 1/2 lv boneless pork loin

1/2 C Storandt Farms Berry Cranberry Jam

1 tsp dried thyme

 

Put pork loin in the slow cooker. Mix the thyme with the jam and pour over the pork. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours

Wednesday - March 15, 2017 11:32 am

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

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4 cups cooked, chopped chicken (1 whole rotisserie chicken)

12 oz spaghetti, cooked and drained

2 cans Cream of Chicken soup (I used 98% fat free

( 1/4 cup chicken broth

16 oz sour cream (I used light)

1 stick of butter, melted

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 cup dried parsley

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground pepper

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 - 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup Italian breadcrumbs

 

Preheat oven to 350. Combine first 12 ingredients. Spread into a lightly greased 9x13-inch dish (or 2 9x9-inch dishes). Top with cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake uncovered for 45-60 minutes, until bubbly.

Wednesday - March 15, 2017 11:22 am

Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak

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Ingredients

2 lb + Flank steak butterflied

2 garlic cloves, sliced

1 cup fresh baby spinach

5 – 6 slices provolone cheese

1 small red bell pepper, diced

1 small sweet onion, diced

2 tbs honey mustard

coarse ground black pepper

sea salt

olive oil

3 – 5 slices of bacon

Butchers twine

Instructions

Wash, dry and butterfly Flank Steak. Saute onions, red bell peppers, Crimini mushrooms, salt and pepper. Apply mustard to inside of Flank Steak. Layer the stuffing ingredients: Provolone cheese, salt, pepper, parsley, sauteed vegetable and spinach. Roll Flank Steak up to make a log. Apply olive oil to surface. Salt and Pepper Place Bacon on top. Tie with Butchers twine. Roast at 350 F for approximately 1hr or until internal temp reaches 140 F

Wednesday - March 15, 2017 11:13 am

Pulled Pork Mac-n-Cheese with Garlic Crumbs

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Ingredients

2 cups Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce

1 quart Pulled Pork

6 cups Mac-n-Cheese, prepared

1 cup Garlic Crumbs

¼ cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce

¾ cup Panko Bread Crumbs

Pulled Pork:

4–6 lbs. Pork Butt, boneless

¾ cup Garlic, granulated

¼ cup pepper, black, ground

¼ cup salt, Kosher

Directions Using a cast iron pan, spray well with cooking spray. Mix the pulled pork and Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce well. Once mixed spread the pork evenly in the pan. Top the pork with the prepared mac-n-cheese evenly covering the pork. Sprinkle the garlic crumbs over the mac-n-cheese. Bake in a 350 F oven for 30-45 minutes or until the crumbs are browned and you have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Garlic Crumbs:

Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well. To better incorporate the sauce into the crumbs, press and roll the bread crumbs in your hands – similar to rolling a meat ball. This will help distribute the sauce throughout the bread crumbs. Remove to a storage container and refrigerate until needed.

Pulled Pork:

Place the pork into a  pan. Generously season the pork on all sides with the garlic, salt and pepper. Cover with foil. Roast covered in a 350 F convection oven for 3-4 hours, or until the pork is fork tender and the meat can be pulled easily apart. Remove, uncover and let cool for 30-60 minutes where the pork is still hot/warm but manageable to be pulled apart. Pull the pork, slightly shredding the pork as you separate the fat from the meat. Place the pulled pork on a baking sheet and refrigerate to cool to below 41 F. Cover and reserve until needed. Discard the fat.

Monday - February 6, 2017 10:31 am

Crockpot Pierogies:

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Melt ½ stick of butter in crockpot (sprayed w/ lots of Pam). Add 1# Kielbasa cut into 2” pcs. Top with 2 bags frozen Pierogies (your choice of flavor). In large saucepan melt ½ stick butter add 1 large thinly sliced onion & six slices chopped bacon. Sauté until onions are golden and bacon is starting to brown. Add 1 pint of heavy cream and 1 Tbs Balsamic vinegar. Reduce heat and simmer 3-4 minutes stirring constantly. Top Pierogies with 4oz shredded cheese. Add 1 – 8oz ctn sour cream to onion mixture and stir until smooth. Pour over the Pierogies. Cook on high for 2 hrs and stir to blend. Cook on low 2-4 hours. After stirring add salt, pepper, & Thyme to taste.

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