PHILLY CHEESE STEAK SLOPPY JOES

PHILLY CHEESE STEAK SLOPPY JOES yields 6-8

1 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons butter
1 small Vidalia onion, diced
1 small red bell pepper, diced – most recipes call for green, but they don’t agree with me 😀
4-6 large mushrooms, minced
2 tablespoons QUALITY ketchup
1 1/2  tablespoons Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon cornstarch 
1  cup homemade beef broth
8  ounces Swiss or Provolone cheese, chopped
1 package Kings Hawaiian slider buns

  • Add the ground beef to a large cast iron skillet browning until completely browned, slightly crusty and crumbled.
  • Using a slotted spoon remove the beef, but leave the fat.
  • Add the butter and the onions, sautéing several minutes until softened.
  • Add the pepper, sautéing a few minutes more until softened.
  • Add the mushrooms, sautéing until cooked through and starting to caramelize..
  • Add the beef back into the pan.
  • Whisk the beef broth and cornstarch together.
  • Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, beef broth cornstarch mixture into the pan, blending well.
  • Cook 3-5 minutes until the liquid is mostly absorbed.
Turn off the heat, stir in the cheese.
  • Served on buns.

BBQ PORK SANDWICHES

BBQ PORK SANDWICHES
2-4 pound boneless pork butt
8 ounces tomato sauce
16 ounces BBQ sauce (whatever your favorite is)
1 large onion, SMALL chopped
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cumin
8 buns

  • Whisk together the tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, chili powder, cumin and cinnamon until well blended.
  • Stir in onion pieces.
  • Add mixture to a large dutch oven.
  • Generously season pork with FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper.
  • Submerge pork in sauce, turning to coat.
  • Bring to a boil and then immediately reduce to low and simmer 4 hours or until meat is tender and shreds easily.
  • Shred meat into sauce and keep warm until ready to serve.

NOTE: If you prefer this can be baked in the oven using the same pan and time frame.

GREEN CHILE CHICKEN SALAD MELTS & GREEN CHILE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

This recipe is great for either cold or melt style sandwiches. I then use any of the leftover salad as filling for enchiladas.

CHICKEN SALAD for plain or melt SANDWICHES
4 cups FINELY chopped rotisserie chicken
3/4 cup FINELY chopped celery
1/2 cup FINELY chopped green/spring onions
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish, drained
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Sliced white American cheese or shredded medium cheddar (optional)

  • Whisk mayonnaise together with the vinegar.
  • Season to taste with FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper.
  • Fold in pickle relish, celery and onions until well blended.
  • Add chicken, stirring until well blended.
  • Chill until ready to serve or prepare melt sandwiches. Butter outsides of sourdough bread.
  • Arrange cheese on bottom slice.
  • Top with chicken salad followed by more cheese.
  • Add top buttered piece of bread and press down slightly.
  • Grill over medium heat on pancake griddle.

GREEN CHILE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS
flour tortillas
sour cream

shredded taco blend cheese
green enchilada sauce
minced green onions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Lightly spray baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
  • Spread a thin layer of sour cream over each tortilla.
  • Sprinkle a bit of cheese over each tortilla.
  • Add chicken salad to one third of the tortilla, roll up and place in baking dish.
  • Top with enchilada sauce and shredded cheese.
  • Bake 30-45 minutes until heated through.
  • Sprinkle with green onions and serve.

BAKED GRILLED CHEESE

Do you ever see those recipes on facebook or instagram that just look so perfect you have to try them? Or maybe they seem so so simple that it’s a no brainer. I’ve tried more than one that just didn’t live up to all the hype, BUT this isn’t one of them! Donna’s recipe for baked grilled cheese sandwiches has the same golden, crispy crust and gooey melted center you’ve always known and loved, but you can cook a HUGE batch for a crowd all at once in under 30 minutes total WITH THE ADDED BONUS OF NOT BEING TOO GREASY! I did adapt the flavoring to our likes, but the process is pretty much the same.

Adapted from the Slow Roasted Italian  Yield: 12 Sandwiches

BAKED GRILLED CHEESES
24 slices of thick sliced bread (Texas toast or a thick sourdough are perfect)
1 cup FRESH FINELY grated Parmesan cheese
12 thick slices Baby Swiss cheese
12 thick slices mild cheddar cheese
12 slices Havarti cheese
12 slices beefsteak tomato
12 slices bacon, halved and cooked crisp
1/2 + cup unsalted butter, room temperature
Tomato soup for dipping

Preheat oven to 450°.

  • Generously butter a slice of bread.
  • Sprinkle a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese evenly over the butter and press cheese gently into the buttered surface. Place it face down on your baking sheet.
  • Place a slice of Baby Swiss cheese on each slice of bread followed by a slice of Havarti, a slice of tomato, 2 bacon slices and then a slice of cheddar.
  • Place a slice of buttered bread on top.
  • Sprinkle a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese evenly over the butter and press cheese gently into the buttered surface. Set aside and repeat until you have enough sandwiches for your crowd.
  • Bake 5 minutes until tops are golden and crusty. Watch carefully to make sure sandwiches don’t get too brown.
  • Flip sandwiches and bake another 5 minutes until second side is golden and crusty and centers are melted.

PHILLY CHEESESTEAK EGG ROLLS

PHILLY CHEESESTEAK EGG ROLLS yields 15 egg rolls
1 pound ribeye, sliced thin
1 tablespoon butter
1 red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup WHOLE milk
1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese
1 ounce Velveeta cheese
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper, to taste
15 egg roll wrappers
oil for frying
Sweet chili sauce for dipping

  • In a large skillet melt the butter.
  • Cook steak slices 4-6 minutes over medium high heat until browned.
  • Add pepper slices and onions stirring 3-4 minutes until tender.
  • Reduce heat.
  • Stir in milk and cheeses until melted.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cool.
  • Place 2 tablespoons of filling in the center of an egg roll wrapper.
  • Fold bottom corner up over filling.
  • Fold sides over filling.
  • Wet remaining edges with water.
  • Roll tightly until edges are sealed.
  • Repeat with remaining egg roll wrappers.
  • Heat oil to 375°.
  • Fry egg rolls until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper toweling.
  • Serve hot with chili sauce.

KILBOURN SANDWICHES

KILBOURN SANDWICHES yields 10 sandwiches
1 1/4 pounds sliced turkey
1 1/4 pounds sliced tavern ham
10 slices baby Swiss cheese
20 slices QUALITY white bread
4 cups buttermilk pancake mix
oil for frying
powdered sugar for dusting

  • Layer meats and cheese on 10 slices of bread. Top with other 10 slices of bread. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally.
  • Prepare pancake mix according to package directions.
  • Dip sandwiches into batter mix, allowing excess to drip off.
  • Arrange sandwiches on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
  • Freeze until firm.
  • Heat oil to 375.
  • Fry frozen sandwiches 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Fry in batches.  DO NOT CROWD PAN.
  • Drain on paper toweling.
  • Serve with dipping sauce.

DIPPING SAUCE
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup strawberry preserves

  • Dust with powdered sugar.
  • Combine the preserves and sour cream.

HOT ITALIAN SANDWICHES

HOT ITALIAN SANDWICHES
1 package King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls
1/2 cup QUALITY mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Classico tomato pesto
6 slices provolone cheese
6 slices Tavern ham
6 slices Hard Salami
6 slices oven roasted turkey
6 slices Pastrami
1 cup giardiniera, chopped small
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup FRESH basil leaves
1/2 SMALL red onion, sliced thin
1/4 cup River House Parmesan Herb dressing (or a zesty Italian)
Pepperoncinis, garnish
Giardiniera, garnish

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Slice the rolls horizontally in half.
  • Lightly spray a 11×7 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Whisk together the mayonnaise and pesto until well blended.
  • Spread mayonnaise mixture over the cut rolls.
  • Place roll bottoms in baking dish.
  • Layer the provolone cheese followed by the meats in an even layer.
  • Add basil in a single layer followed by the red onion slices and giardiniera.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Place roll tops over the ingredients.
  • Gently press to flatten.
  • Bake 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and and brush with dressing.
  • Bake another 5 minutes.
  • Cool slightly before slicing.
  • Serve with pepperoncinis and giardiniera.

CALIFORNIA CHICKEN CLUB RING with AVOCADO CREMA

This recipe is a modified version of a Pampered Chef recipe. I was not fond of their use of kale so I changed it to spinach nor did I want to buy all the products they recommended, but were not actually necessary to achieve the same results. I also exchanged the chemically altered, prepackaged or reduced fat products to their more wholesome versions. 😀

CALIFORNIA CHICKEN CLUB RING

SANDWICH RING
3-4 cups baby spinach leaves, torn small
1 bunch green onions, trimmed and slices
12 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled
1-2  garlic cloves, minced
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup shredded provolone or Jack cheese
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional – if omitting, double the mayonnaise)
3-4 cups small diced rotisserie chicken pieces
2-8 ounce cans crescent rolls
LARGE egg yolk
½ teaspoon water

  • Preheat the oven to 375°.
  • Brush pizza pan with oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place the spinach leaves into a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add the green onion, garlic and bacon.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH, for 30 seconds, or until the spinach is slightly wilted.
  • Add mayonnaise and mustard, stirring to combine.
  • Add the tomatoes, cheese and chicken pieces, stirring to combine.
  • Unroll the crescent dough and separate it into 16 triangles.
  • Arrange the wide ends about 1″ away from the inner ring of the platter.
  • The points should extend over the edge of the platter. Smooth flat the wide ends of the dough.
  • Distribute the filling evenly over the dough.
  • Bring the points of the triangles up and over the filling, then tuck the points under the dough toward the center to form a ring.
  • Whisk the egg yolk and water in a small bowl.
  • Brush the ring with the egg wash.
  • Bake for 25–30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

DIP
½ cup sour cream
1-2 large avocados, pitted and cut into chunks
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2-3  green onions, sliced
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper, to taste

  • Add all the dip ingredients to a small food processor and process until smooth.
  • Transfer the dip to a serving bowls.


RESCUE WRAPS

The absolute beauty of this recipe is that it can be adapted to WHATEVER you have on hand.

RESCUE WRAPS
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 scant tablespoon avocado oil
1/2 SMALL red onion, sliced thin
2 tablespoons chopped FRESH cilantro
1/2 cup marinated roasted red peppers, drained WELL, dried and chopped
1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained well, dried and chopped
1 large avocado, sliced
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper
Juice of 1 LARGE lime
2 tablespoons Frank’s hot sauce
1 cup shredded nacho cheddar cheese
flour tortillas

  • In a bowl combine the lime juice, hot sauce, chopped red peppers, red onion slices and cilantro.
  • Season with FRESH ground sea salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet.
  • Add chicken, sauteing 2 minutes.
  • Add roasted red peppers and artichoke hearts, combining well.
  • Divide sliced avocado, chicken mixture, red pepper mixture and cheese into tortillas.
  • Roll up and serve.

BACON CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS

BACON CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS

A slightly sweet and garlicky glaze on these Hawaiian Roll Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders makes the best slider recipe! We’re always looking for easy ground beef recipes and these easy sliders take a burger to the next level.

1 package of 12 pack King’s Hawaiian roll sliders
4-6 slices bacon, diced
1 pound lean ground beef
1/3 cup diced red onion
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard (optional)
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6 slices sharp cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons butter melted
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Slice entire package of rolls (do not separate) in half and toast bottoms in broiler for 1-2 minutes.
  • Cook bacon until crisp.
  • Remove bacon pieces to paper toweling to drain.
  • Brown ground beef and onions in bacon drippings and then drain WELL.
  • Return meat mixture to the pan and lower heat to low.
  • Season with salt, pepper and dry mustard if using.
  • Stir in shredded cheese for 1 minute.

  • Sprinkle bacon on top.
  • Add slices of cheddar cheese and replace top half of rolls.
  • Melt butter and stir in brown sugar, onion and garlic powders.
  • Spoon or brush over the tops of the sliders.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds if using.
  • Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until rolls are lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


BUFFALO CHICKEN SLIDERS

BUFFALO CHICKEN SLIDERS
12 pack of Kings Sweet Hawaiian Rolls
2 1/2 cups chopped Costco rotisserie chicken pieces
1/2 red onion, THINLY sliced
8 slices Havarti cheese
1/3-1/2 cup Frank’s Original Buffalo Sauce
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon powdered Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • LIGHTLY spray 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Stir together chicken pieces and buffalo sauce until well coated.
  • Cut entire package of Hawaiian rolls in half so you have a top and bottom.
  • Place roll bottoms in pan.
  • Place half the cheese in a single layer on top of rolls.
  • Top with chicken pieces in an even layer.
  • Evenly layer onions on top of chicken pieces.
  • Layer remaining cheese in a single layer.
  • Place tops on rolls.
  • Whisk together melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.
  • Brush roll tops with butter mixture.
  • Cover LIGHTLY with foil.
  • Bake 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake 5 minutes more.

NOTE: You can use regular rolls, but the Hawaiian rolls are a much sweeter roll that lend a great profile to this recipe.

BACON RANCH CHICKEN SLIDERS

BACON RANCH CHICKEN SLIDERS
12 pack of Kings Sweet Hawaiian Rolls
2 1/2 cups chopped Costco rotisserie chicken pieces
1/2 red onion, THINLY sliced
8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
8 slices Havarti cheese
1/3-1/2 cup Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon powdered Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • LIGHTLY spray 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Stir together chicken pieces and ranch dressing until well coated.
  • Cut entire package of Hawaiian rolls in half so you have a top and bottom.
  • Place roll bottoms in pan.
  • Place half the cheese in a single layer on top of rolls.
  • Top with chicken pieces in an even layer.
  • Evenly layer onions on top of chicken pieces.
  • Sprinkle with bacon pieces and top with remaining cheese in a single layer.
  • Place tops on rolls.
  • Whisk together melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.
  • Brush roll tops with butter mixture.
  • Cover LIGHTLY with foil.
  • Bake 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake 5 minutes more.
  • Serve warm.

NOTE: You can use regular rolls, but the Hawaiian rolls are a much sweeter roll that lend a great profile to this recipe.