Recipes

Easy Pesto & Ham Hot Sandwich

Main Dishes

Makes 2 servings Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25-30 mins Ingredients 1 loaf of ciabatta bread ¼ c. pesto 1 lb. shaved ham, preferably uncured (I use Boar’s Head uncured, smoked ham.) a few slices of provolone cheese ¼ c. dill pickles, sliced thin slices of red onion for topping Directions Spread the pesto onto the top half…

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Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Main Dishes

Makes 6 Servings Prep: 15 mins Cook: 4 hrs Ingredients 2 lbs pork tenderloin 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix 1 cup water 3/4 cup red wine 3 tablespoons garlic, minced 3 tablespoons soy sauce pepper Directions Place pork tenderloin in a slow cooker with the contents of the soup packet. Pour water,…

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Sausage Muffins

Breakfast

Makes 12 servings Prep: 10 mins   Cook: 15 mins Ingredients 1lb of hot sausage 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese 2 cup Bisquick 1 tsp of mustard ½ milk Directions Preheat oven to 350. Brown sausage, drain fat. Combine sausage, cheese, bisquick, mustard and milk in bowl. Spoon mixture into mini muffin pan bake 12-15 minutes.

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Italian Breaded Pork Chops

Main Dishes

Makes 4 servings Prep: 25 mins Cook:  35 mins Ingredients 3 eggs, lightly beaten 3 tablespoons milk 1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons dried parsley 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 4 pork chops Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).…

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Beer-Candied Bacon

Desserts

Makes 20 servings Total Time: 1 hr, 20 mins Ingredients 1 lb thick-cut, high quality bacon 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp beer Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine brown sugar and beer in a small bowl, whisking well to form a thin syrup. Set aside. Line a rimmed baking sheet with…

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Drunken Beans (Frijoles Borrochos)

Side Dishes

Makes 2-4 servings Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins Ingredients 4 pieces (uncooked) bacon, diced 1 small white onion, finely diced 1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and diced (add an extra jalapeno for more heat) 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 (12-ounce) bottle dark Mexican beer (I used Negra Modelo) 4 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1…

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Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Salads

Makes 1 serving Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins   Ingredients 1 large hard boiled egg, peeled and sliced 1 2/3 cups chopped asparagus 2 slices cooked and crumbled center cut bacon 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar pinch salt and pepper, to taste   Directions Bring a…

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Fresno Potatoes

Side Dishes

Makes 4 servings Prep: 30 mins Cook: 30 mins Ingredients 4-6 medium sized Yukon Gold potatoes (I wouldn’t recommend Russets for this) 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 6 green onions, thinly sliced 1c milk 1-1/2c sour cream 2T flour 2c shredded cheddar cheese salt and pepper to taste 1/4c Panko crumbs 5T butter, melted Directions…

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Bacon Stout Chocolate Cheesecake

Desserts

Makes 1 cake Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr Ingredients For the Crust: 4 standard sized graham crackers 1 cup pretzel rods 2 Tbsp granulated sugar 6 Tbsp butter, melted For the filling: 7 oz dark chocolate (60%) 1 cup stout (a chocolate stout or coffee stout is lovely) 3 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese, softened…

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Crescent Jalapeño Poppers

Appetizers

Makes 16 servings Prep: 25 mins Cook: 15 mins Ingredients 4 jalapeño chiles (about 3 inches long) 1/3 cup Boursin cheese with garlic and herbs (from 5.2-oz container) 8 slices packaged precooked bacon (from 2.2-oz package), halved 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 1/2 cup pineapple or fruit salsa, if desired Directions Heat oven to 375°F. Carefully remove stems…

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Buffalo Pork Skewers with Blue Cheese Sauce

Main Dishes

Makes 6 Servings Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes Oil Spray 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco, divided 6 ribs celery, cut crosswise in halves or thirds, then lengthwise into sticks   Blue Cheese Sauce: 2/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled…

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Extra Sticky Thai BBQ Ribs with Peanut BBQ Sauce & Sweet Thai Ginger Slaw

Main Dishes

Makes 4-6 Servings Prep: 15 mins Cook: 2 hrs, 45 mins Ingredients Ribs 5 pounds (2 racks) baby back or St. Louis Style Ribs 1 1/2 cups sweet thai chili sauce 3/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons thai red curry paste 2 teaspoons fish sauce 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated pinch…

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