CAST IRON QUESO
Place in the cast iron. No need to stir (yet). Put in the oven at 350 degrees until melty. Take it out carefully and stir. VERY cheesy. VERY tasty. ENJOY.
SAM’S POTATO NACHOS
Cook the bacon as you normally would and set it aside. Once it cools a bit, you can chop it up.
Preheat oven to 400°. Clean the potatoes and slice them into 1/4 “ slices. Put them all in a large bowl and toss with olive oil and spices. Place coated potato slices in a single layer on baking sheets and bake for 20 minutes then flip the potatoes and bake for additional 20 minutes.
Turn oven to broil. In a cast iron or baking dish do a layer of potatoes, shredded cheese, bacon, and green onion. Repeat until all potatoes are used up. Broil dish until all cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with your favorite condiments.
Separate and unroll each cornbread swirl. Cut each into 3 equal pieces. Roll a cocktail weenie up in each piece of cornbread swirl. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 14-17 mins. Serve with your favorite condiments or dipping sauces.
SUPERBOWL CHEESEBOARD – “SUPERBOARD”
Press beef into 9/13 pan until the pan is completely covered. Season with all-purpose seasoning. Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 7 minutes. While beef is cooking, slice the rolls horizontally making sure to keep the tops together and the bottoms together. Remove beef from oven. It should shrink in size but fit perfectly on the bottom of the rolls. Top beef with sauteed onions and cheese. Place tops of rolls on top of the beef/onion/cheese. Add garlic salt to melted butter and mix well. Brush mixture on top of all the rolls/sliders. Return the tray of sliders to the oven until cheese is melted and roll tops are browning. Remove from oven and slice into individual sliders and serve.
SHEET PAN NACHOS
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and garlic, and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; stir in taco seasoning. Drain excess fat.
Place tortilla chips in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Top with ground beef mixture, black beans, corn and cheeses. Place into oven and bake until heated through and the cheese melts, about 5-6 minutes. Serve immediately, topped with tomato, onion, jalapeno, sour cream and cilantro.
Put the ribeyes in the freezer until they are almost frozen. Remove from the freezer and slice very thin slices. (Being almost frozen makes it easier to slice thinly). Season ribeye slices with Tony’s or a season all or your fave seasoning mix and place in Ziplock bag with oil. Place in refrigerator for at least an hour
Slice onions, pepper and mushrooms and set aside. (I do these on the outdoor griddle, but you can use a few skillets on the stove.) Set one side of griddle on high heat and when heated, place sliced ribeyes on griddle to cook…doesn’t take but about 5 minutes. Make sure you stir them occasionally to get an even cook.
While the steaks are going, cook the onions/peppers/shrooms on the other side of the griddle over medium/high heat. Veggies and meat should all be ready about the same time…toss all together on one side of the griddle and keep on medium heat. Slice your bread lengthwise, butter and place open side down on low griddle to give em a little crisp.
Separate your meat/veg mix into sandwich-sized portions and top each portion with some provolone. (If you have a dome cover you can place over the meat to make the cheese melt quicker). I know purists say cheese whiz is the cheese to use…feel free, I haven’t tried it yet.
Once cheese is melted on top of meat to your liking, place bread on top of the meat/cheese open side down and use the spatula to lift the meat and bread at the same time, flipping over so you have a cheesesteak sandwich.
*This looks more complicated than it is. With some prep, you can do all the cooking in under 10 minutes. I also use pistolettes to make more smaller sandwiches…for those who don’t want the whole big sandwich.
BAKED CHICKEN WINGS
Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set a wire rack inside. Carefully dry chicken wings with paper towels. In a large bowl, combine wings with baking powder and salt and toss until thoroughly and evenly coated. Place on rack, leaving a slight space between each wing. Repeat with the remaining 2 batches of wings. Place baking sheet with wings in the refrigerator and allow to rest, uncovered, at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours.
Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Add chicken wings and cook for 20 minutes. Flip wings and continue to cook until crisp and golden brown, 15 to 30 minutes longer, flipping a few more times towards the end.
Meanwhile, combine butter and hot sauce in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking until combined. Transfer wings to a large bowl, add sauce, and toss to thoroughly coat. Serve wings immediately with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks, conspicuously shunning anyone who says that real Buffalo wings must be fried.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients with a spatula. Mix well. Refrigerate until time to serve. Can be made a day ahead. Serve cold with tortilla chips, corn chips, and veggies. Optional: You can add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic for more kick. **This dip is sometimes called Million Dollar Dip.
BAKED BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl combine chicken, cream cheese, 3/4 cup cheddar, buffalo sauce, ranch, and hot sauce. Pour mixture into a baking dish and top with remaining cheddar cheese. Bake until warm & bubbling! About 15 minutes. Serve with thick bread, heavy chips, and veggie sticks.
SLOW COOKER BBQ PORK LOIN
Rub the loin generously with your favorite seasoning rub. Pour the root beer and BBQ sauce in your crock pot and mix well. Add the loin. Cook in the slow cooker for 6-7 hours on low or 3-3 1/2 hours on high. You can slice the loin and serve with sides or shred it and serve it on buns or slider rolls.
Written by: Q1075