Thursday, September 22, 2016

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Maid Rite Loose Meat Sandwiches (Copy Cat Recipe)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs - 78/22 Ground Beef 
  • 1 Cup - Water
  • 1/4 Cup - Yellow Onion (diced fine)
  • 1 - Beef Bouillon Cube
  • 2 TBS - Brown Sugar
  • 2 TBS - Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 TBS - Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 TBS - Worcestershire Sauce
Directions
  • Brown ground beef in a medium skillet over medium high heat.
  • Drain most of the excess fat, leave some for FLAVOR!
  • Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients, mix well and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium low, cover and let simmer for one hour, but 2 hours is better.
  • Remove lid, continue to cook 5-10 minutes or until most of the liquid is reduced.
  • Serve on hamburger buns with optional condiments, pickles, ketchup, mustard and cheese.
Enjoy!


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Deep Fried Hot Sauce (copy cat recipe) - Chicken Charlies Deep Fried Hot Sauce



Ingredients
  • 1 box - Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1/4 Cup - All Purpose Flour
  • 1 - Egg
  • 1/3 Cup - Frank's Red Hot Sauce
Directions
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix, then let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop or two spoons, scoop out batter and deep fry in 350º oil for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
Dipping Sauce
  • Combine equal parts Ranch dressing with Frank's Red Hot Sauce.
Jalapenos
  • Place jalapenos in a dry skillet over medium high heat flipping every 30 seconds for 10-15 minutes until they are charred and begin to soften.
Enjoy!




Monday, September 5, 2016

Italian Meatballs and Tomato Sauce (Low Carb Recipe)



Ingredients

  • 1 lb - 80/20 Ground Beef
  • 1 lb - Italian Sausage (hot, mild or sweet)
  • 2- Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp - Salt 
  • 1/2 tsp - Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp - Granulated Garlic
  • 1 tsp - Granulated Onion
  • 2 tsp - Dried Basil
  • 1/3 Cup - Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
  • 30 oz - Hunts All Natural Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Cups - Water 
  • 2 tsp - Italian Seasoning
Directions
  • Combine first 9 ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Form meatballs into the size desired.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat brown meatballs on all sides, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Remove meatballs, drain excess grease, then put the meatballs back into the pan.
  • Add tomato sauce, water and Italian seasoning.
  • Bring to a light boil, reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer 1-3 hours.  The longer the better.
  • Keep it low carb and serve over spaghetti squash or zoodles or keep it traditional and serve of your favorite pasta!
Enjoy

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pepper Steak Recipe - Slow Cooked Pepper Steak



Ingredients

  • 2 lbs - Chuck Shoulder Steak (cut into 1/4" thick strips)
  • 1 tsp - Salt
  • 1 tsp - Black Pepper
  • 2 TBS - Olive Oil
  • 1 TBS - Minced Garlic
  • 15 oz - Stewed Tomatoes
  • 15 oz - Beef Broth
  • 3 TBS - Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 - Red Bell Pepper (cut into 1/2" strips)
  • 1/2 - Yellow Bell Pepper (cut into 1/2" strips)
  • 1/2 - Orange Bell Pepper (cut into 1/2" strips)
  • 1/2 - Green Bell Pepper (cut into 1/2" strips)
  • 1 - Large Yellow Onion (cut into 1/2" strips)
  • 2 TBS - Corn Starch
  • 2 TBS - Water
Directions
  • Season meat with salt and pepper.
  • Add 1 TBS of olive oil to a large skillet over medium high heat and brown meat in 2 batches.
  • Return all meat to the pan, add garlic, tomatoes, soy sauce, broth, stir and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for one hour or until tender.
  • In a separate skillet over medium heat add remaining 1 TBS of oil and sauté onions and peppers for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once the meat is tender (not falling apart) mix in peppers and onions, cook for 2 more minutes or until the vegetables are to your desired tenderness.
  • Mix corn starch and water together until smooth.
  • Stir into meat and vegetables and mixture will immediately thicken.
  • Serve over rice or noodles.
Enjoy!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Springfield Style Cashew Chicken (copy cat recipe) - Leong's Tea House



Ingredients

  • 3 - Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Cup - Flour
  • 3 - Eggs
  • 1 Cup - Milk
  • 1 tsp - Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups - Cashews 
  • 4 - Green onion tops (chopped)
  • 15 oz - Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 TBS - Oyster Sauce
  • 2 TBS - Soy Sauce
  • 2 TBS - Cold Water
  • 2 TBS - Corn Starch
Directions
  • In a large bowl combine eggs and milk, mix thoroughly. 
  • In a large bowl combine flour and salt, mix.
  • Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture then into flour mixture shaking off excess flour.
  • Once all of the pieces are coated place the chicken into the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • In a saucepan over medium high heat add chicken broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce, mix and brink to a boil.
  • In a small cup mix cornstarch and water together, stir into the chicken broth until thickened and removed from heat and keep warm.
  • Fry the chicken pieces in 350º peanut oil for 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Drain on a wire rack.
  • Place chicken pieces on a plate, pour the hot gravy over the pieces, top with cashews and green onions.  Serve with fried rice and an egg roll.
Enjoy! 


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pan Fried Soft Shell Crabs - How to Fry Soft Shell Crabs




Ingredients
  • 4 - Soft Shell Crabs (cleaned)
  • 1 Cup - Flour
  • 2 tsp - Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp - Salt
  • Oil for frying
Directions
  • Combine flour, salt and pepper.
  • Dredge crabs in flour and shake off any excess.
  • Preheat oil to 350º and fry crabs for 2 minutes per side.
  • Serve with fresh lemons, as is or on a sandwich.
Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hooters Daytona Beach Style Wings (Copycat Recipe)


Ingredients

  • 3 lbs - Chicken Wings (cut in half with the tips left on)
  • 1/2 Cup - AP Flour
  • 1 TBS - Paprika
  • 1 tsp - Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp - Salt
Sauce
  • 3/4 Cup - Sweet Baby Rays Original BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup - Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup - Honey
  • 2 TBS - Brown Sugar
  • 1 TBS - Granulated Garlic
  • 1 TBS - Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp - Crushed Red Pepper 
Directions
  •  Combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Dust the wings in the flour and place on a plate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Pre-heat grill to 375º and set up for indirect cooking.
  • Cook wings for 30 minutes turning after the first 15 minutes.
  • Once wings are golden brown and crispy remove from the grill and increase heat to 425º.
  • Toss the wings in the sauce.
  • Add the sauced wings back to the grill for a couple minutes just until the sauce begins to caramelize.
Enjoy!

*Several identical recipes, unsure of who to give credit to for original recipe but it's GOOD!