Meat

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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Coconut Chicken

I know what you’re thinking. Hmm, not sure if I’m going to like this one. Well, I totally feel you because I’m not a big coconut fan myself, but here I am posting about some coconut chicken, so go figure! Just try it. It’s time to try new things! Just go for it!

I coated chicken in a mixture of coconut cream, eggs and mustard. Then, I coat them in fried onions on both sides. Bake uncovered for about 25 minutes, depending on how thick your chicken is. It is so moist and so flavorful! I served it with honey mustard dipping sauce since my husband is a big chicken-ketchup fan and likes extra flavor.

 

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Zesty and Sweet Chili

I’m not really much of a chili lover, but, boy, did I love this chili lime chili!!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Ground turkey
  • 1 Large white onion
  • 2 Sweet potatoes
  • 1 Can tomato sauce 
  • 1 Can fire roasted garlic tomatoes
  • 1 Can small red beans
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp chili lime spice
  • 1 Tsp coffee rub
  • Some mexican chili flakes, optional
  • 1 Large tomato
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Small red onion
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Can corn

Saute the chopped white onion until browned a bit and add the ground turkey and cook through. Add the chili lime spice, sweet potatoes, tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, chili flakes, coffee rub, sugar and beans. I also added about 1 can full of water. I let this cook for over 2 hours and it is perfect for a slow cooker option that you toss into the pot in the morning and have a wonderful, delicious, satisfying dinner when you get home. I served the chili on a toasted bun with the avocado salad and corn on top or with corn tortillas for dipping. For the avocado salad I just chopped avocado tomato and red onion and added the  juice of  one lime and a little chili lime spice. 

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Pineapple Chicken

I never tried pineapple chicken before I created this masterpiece and boy am I glad that I did!! 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 5-6 Chicken legs
  • 1 Can sliced pineapples
  • 1 Can crushed pineapples (I didn’t used the whole thing)
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp of honey

CHICKEN RUB:

  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1.5 tsp consume
  • 1.5 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • .5 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp consume

Rub the chicken with the spice mixture and fry on both sides in a small amount of oil. Remove the chicken and wipe down the pan so that the burnt particles are gone. Saute garlic and onions and in the same pan I sautéed a few slices of  pineapple with smoked paprika to place on top of the chicken in the end to make it look pretty. I removed the pineapple slices and added the honey, crushed pineapple and the pineapple slices with the juice. Brought to a boil and I added more of the spices just in case I needed more flavoring because I want it to explode in my mouth. I added the chicken to the pan, covered  it and baked for about an hour on 350. At the end I uncovered the chicken and baked on 450 for a crispy top. It is so amazing and you have got to try it the end. 

 

 

Fun Sides · Meat

Crispy Chicken Lollipops with Candied Bacon

This chicken recipe is how I imagine KFC chicken tastes minus all the grease because this chicken recipe has no frying, my friends. 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Chicken drumsticks
  • Eggs
  • Corn flake crumbs
  • Pam oil spray
  • Sweet ‘n’ Tangy BBQ spice
  • Paprika
  • Candied bacon from my previous recipe

It is a pretty simple recipe that turns out crazy crispy and not dry at all even though it’s baked.  Coat the chicken legs in eggs and then corn flake crumbs that were spiced with sweet ‘n’ tangy bbq spice, paprika and a little salt. Spray the pan and chicken with a lot of pam and try to bake them standing up against the pan so that they can stand alone afterwards. bake for 35-45 minutes. You can stop right there if you want; after all, crispy chicken like this is absolute perfection.

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Because I’m over the top crazy I don’t stop there. I let them cool and coat in candied bacon, from the facon post, because this crispy chicken plus the sweet and salty meat is a piece of heaven! Hope u try this one because i don’t know about you but i always wanted to try KFC chicken.