Meat

Grilled Chicken Salad

This is an awesome, healthy alternative to shnitzel salad which is one of my favorite dinners. Pretty simple and uber incredible!

Coat strips of chicken in the following spices, plus a touch of olive oil.

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Let the chicken sit for about ten minutes or so and grill on a grill pan with any veggies, onion, peppers and mushrooms are perfect. You don’t need to add any spices to the vegetables because the leftover chicken spices will flavor it up. Layer it all on top of some romaine lettuce with garlic mayo and sweet chili sauce and you have the best. salad. ever. 

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BBQ Meatballs

These were a crazy hit over the holiday! I recommend that you try these, like now. Do it.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 Bottle of hickory BBQ sauce or any of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 3 heaping spoons of cranberry jelly 
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili
  • Salt and pep

Saute one large onion until translucent and add balls of chopped meat to the pan. Brown all sides and then add the sauce mixture. Bring to a boil and then cook on medium low for about an hour. Serve alone or with pasta. These are so flavored and delicous! It was my favorite dish over the weekend.

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Chinese Beef

Who doesn’t like homemade takeout? Especially when it’s super easy and healthy. You’re welcome.

Coat pepper steak or any meat of your choice in soy sauce and sauté in olive oil for a bit. Add almost a whole bottle of Mikees General Tso sauce, 3 tablespoons soy sauce and some sesame oil, which is optional. Heat the sauce up and then add whatever veggies you like. You can add broccoli and go with the whole beef and broccoli idea or you can add green peppers and white onions like I did. I also added canned slices of water chestnuts and bamboo shoots to keep it real authentic. Do not overcook because you want crispy veggies, not mushy veggies. Serve with rice or spaghetti, the possibilities are endless! Your kitchen, your rules. AKA no rules!! 😀

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Asian BBQ Wings

I love wings!!!! I wanted to make ones that weren’t breaded or fried so this recipe is what I came up with. 

I grilled the wings on my iron grill pan after I coated them in BBQ spice. I used the Weber Sweet n Tangy BBQ spice and it’s one of my favorite spices at the moment. After I flipped them a few times and got some good grill marks, I placed them in an ovensafe dish and coated them in my delicious sauce.

Asian BBQ Sauce:

  • 10 Tablespoons bold BBQ sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons srirachi sauce
  • 3.5 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce

Coat in sauce and bake covered on 350 for 15 minutes. I added green onions to make it look pretty, but wings cant get any more good lookin’ in my opinion. 😉

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Pastrami Gnocchi

I went to this restaurant once and had amazing, delicious, crispy gnocchi and I knew that I had to try making gnocchi myself. I bought a package and I didn’t make it from scratch this time because it’s my first time trying it, but have no fear! This came out incredible enough that I will try it again! 😉

I bought Bartenura Gnocchi and followed the package directions on how to prepare it. While the gnocchi boiled in salted water for 3 minutes, I cooked an onion in olive oil. When it browned up a bit, I added salt, pepper, bbq spice and bbq sauce and mixed. I added cut up pastrami to the onions and fried it up a little and I just absorbed all that deliciousness coming off the stove! If you ever want your neighbors to stop by to ask what you’re cooking, this, this recipe is how!! After a few minutes, I removed the pastrami and onion mixture and squeezed out the oil before scooping it out. I heated up that flavored incredible crazy goodness and added the cooked gnocchi to crisp the outside. I fried on high for a few minutes, turning them over a few times, and removed them. Served together with the pastrami you have a crazy, flavorful, bomb dish! 😀

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Hot Dog Crunchy Roll

This is a really fun and fancy recipe! It’s also something kids will love. 

WHAT YOU NEED: 

  • 1 Large onion
  • Barbeque sauce: 4 tbsp of bold barbeque sauce, 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of mustard
  • Sliced carrots
  • 3 Abeles and Heymann beef knockwurts
  • Half a sheet of puff pastry dough
  • 1 Egg
  • French’s Crispy Fried Onions in the carmelized flavor
  • Oil

Saute slices of onion until translucent. Add the barbeque sauce, mix it altogether and cook for a few minutes on low. Let it cool while spreading out the puff pastry dough. Add sliced carrots in a line, the barbeque onions and a sausage and roll it up. Press down on the ends and cut off any extra dough. Coat in egg wash and crushed french’s fried onions and set on a oiled pan. Bake on 350 until the dough gets a little brown. Slice it up and serve like sushi! You can serve with mustard or ketchup, but it is amazing by itself! Hope you like this recipe and, as always, let me know if you recreate it! 😀

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Pretzel Fingers in Potato Bun

This is one of my favorite schnitzel recipes! The chicken is so crispy and packs a real punch with each bite. Get ready to have your mind blown. And I don’t know if you realized yet, but I like creating different, interesting sandwiches without using bread. Because life is too short to do things that people expect. 😉

CHICKEN FINGERS:

For the pretzel crumbs you can buy them already crushed, but be warned that if you do you can not control the amount of salt that is in it already. What I like doing is buying salt free pretzels, crushing them myself in a bag with a pin wheel and adding salt afterwards. I coat thick strips of chicken cutlets in flour, then egg and then pretzel crumbs. I oil the pan and the cutlets and bake on 350 for around 25 minutes flipping them halfway through, depending on how thick the fingers are. I sliced potatoes into flat ovals and coated in my own flavored oil and baked on 350 until crispy, flipping them once. (Oil mixture is canola oil, salt, pepper, everyday spice, onion powder, parsley flakes and garlic powder on both sides of the potato and I coated fries in it as well.)

The dipping sauce is really important because if you make pretzel fingers and you do not make the honey mustard sauce then you will be cursed forever and eternity. No, just kidding, you won’t be cursed, but it is basically the wrongest wrong you can do. So, let me tell you how to make the best honey mustard sauce ever! You should really thank me for this one. 

HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE:

  • 1.5 Tbsp mayo
  • 3 Tbsp mustard
  • 3 Tbsp honey

So simple, so delicious!

Lastly is my really easy, purple cabbage salad that goes so well with this chicken. 

PURPLE CABBAGE SALAD:

  • 1/4 Head of purple cabbage
  • 1 Small green apple
  • Sliced almonds

Dressing:

  1. 4 Tbsp white vinegar
  2. 2 Tbsp sugar
  3. Pinch of onion powder
  4. Parsley flakes
  5. Salt n pep
  6. Squirt of mustard

Slice the cabbage and green apple into thin strips and add all of the ingredients together. Mix and serve up or eat from the bowl because its delicious! 

Please let me know if you try this recipe! I love hearing from you guys! Follow my instagram account for behind the scenes vids on my instastories. 😀 https://www.instagram.com/munchies.by.mindee/ 

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