Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Grilled Steak Sandwiches w/Foil Pack Veggies/ #Smokin'-O's / #CookoutWeek2017

You are going to love these Grilled Steak Sandwiches w/ Foil Pack Veggies for your next cookout! The tenderized London Broil steak, always my favorite, is juicy and full of flavor with an incredible smokiness from the Applewood Smokin'-O smoke rings. The vegetables are cooked separately in their own foil pack. If you haven't tried this way of grilling vegetables before, you will be amazed at how easy it is and how tender and tasty your veggies are. Plus, if you know what everyone likes, you can easily design the foil packs so everyone gets their favorite veggies!
This is my second entry in this weeks fun adventure, #CookoutWeek2017! Yesterday I posted yummy Chocolate Caramel S'mores Bars that you will want to try. They are a tasty accompaniment to these Grilled Steak Sandwiches, and there is no better way to start #CookoutWeek2017 than with a dessert!

Grilled Steak Sandwiches w/Foil Pack Veggies
(printable recipe at end of page)

London Broil Steak (any size)
Ground Pepper
Garlic Powder
Onions
Tomato
Peppers
Mushrooms
Smokin'-O's Smoke Rings
Puerto Rican Bread
Shredded Lettuce 
Chopped Tomatoes
Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
Mayonnaise


Sprinkle ground pepper and garlic powder on both sides of the steak.
We have always tenderized our steaks by using 2 forks and just going crazy puncturing the steaks with the fork prongs a hundred times or so. But this year I wanted to try  something a little easier on our hands, and this tenderizer works great. Much easier on our hands, and quicker too! So tenderize both sides of the meat how ever you want. Set aside.
 Putting the foil packs together is easy. I like how everyone can get the veggies they like. Chop up the peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Separate them into piles according to likes and dislikes. Wrap each pile into foil. 
Unwrap each foil pack and add a sprinkling of pepper, garlic powder, and a pat of butter. Sorry, almost forgot that! Wrap it up again!
Time to use the Smokin'-O's! Turn the grill to 400 degrees F. Put 1 smoke ring on top of the grill grates, directly over the flame. I used the Applewood flavor! Don't soak the ring in water. Keep it dry. Close the lid to the grill and give the Smokin'-O time to light; about 5-10 minutes.
Move the smoke ring out of the line of a direct flame, and grill the london broil. Sear it for 4 minutes on each side. After that, flip every 2 minutes for medium rare. It should take about 12 minutes total.
Add your veggie foil packs to the top rack of the grill at the same time you start the steak. They will cook together.
Awesome smoke! Smells so good!
Gorgeous!
Let the steak rest for 4-5 minutes. Meanwhile get all your fixins' together. 
Cut the london broil into thin slices. Cut on the bias, against the grain for tender slices.
Cut a piece of bread off the loaf, and open it up. Build your sandwich with the shredded lettuce, mayo, cheese, tomatoes and some of those awesome grilled peppers and onions.
Enjoy your sandwich!

Thank you for joining me today and thank you to Smokin'-O's for giving me some of their smoke rings to try out! Check them out at Smokin'-O's!

Scroll down and find many more wonderful, tasty recipes from #CookoutWeek2017 bloggers!



Grilled Steak Sandwiches w/Foil Pack Veggies

INGREDIENTS:

  • London Broil Steak (any size)
  • Ground Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onions
  • Tomato
  • Orange, Red, and Yellow Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Smokin'-O's Smoke Rings
  • Puerto Rican Bread
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Mayonnaise

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Sprinkle ground pepper and garlic powder on both sides of the steak.
  2. We have always tenderized our steaks by using 2 forks and just going crazy puncturing the steaks with the fork prongs a hundred times or so. But this year I wanted to try something a little easier on our hands, and this tenderizer works great. Much easier on our hands, and quicker too! So tenderize both sides of the meat how ever you want. Set aside.
  3. Putting the foil packs together is easy. I like how everyone can get the veggies they like. Chop up the peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Separate them into piles according to likes and dislikes. Wrap each pile into foil.
  4. Unwrap each foil pack and add a sprinkling of pepper, garlic powder, and a pat of butter. Sorry, almost forgot that! Wrap it up again!
  5. Time to use the Smokin'-O's! Turn the grill to 400 degrees F. Put 1 smoke ring on top of the grill grates, directly over the flame. I used the Applewood flavor! Don't soak the ring in water. Keep it dry. Close the lid to the grill and give the Smokin'-O time to light; about 5-10 minutes.
  6. Move the smoke ring out of the line of a direct flame, and grill the london broil. Sear it for 4 minutes on each side. After that, flip every 2 minutes for medium rare. It should take about 12 minutes total.
  7. Add your veggie foil packs to the top rack of the grill at the same time you start the steak. They will cook together.
  8. Let the steak rest for 4-5 minutes. Meanwhile get all your fixins' together.
  9. Cut the london broil into thin slices. Cut on the bias, against the grain for tender slices.
  10. Cut a piece of bread off the loaf, and open it up. Build your sandwich with the shredded lettuce, mayo, cheese, tomatoes and some of those awesome grilled peppers and onions.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Chocolate Caramel S'mores Bars / #CookoutWeek2017

I love a cookout that ends with S'mores, don't you? It is such fun to sit around the campfire chatting, singing and trading stories, all the while, toasting marshmallows as we have a good time. But sometimes, the weather doesn't always cooperate, and these Chocolate Caramel S'mores Bars are a great way to get your S'mores campfire fix without the campfire! 
These are easy to make, but they do take some planning and time. If you start the day before you want to serve them, you will be fine. I put each S'more on a graham cracker to serve them. it gives a little neater appearance, and more graham cracker flavor. If you love S'mores, you will love these!
Chocolate Caramel S'mores Bars
 (printable recipe at end of post)
 (makes 12)
5 whole Honey Graham Crackers
4 tablespoons Butter-melted
18 ounces Milk Chocolate(I used Trader Joe's. It's fantastic)
4 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream
4 ounces Caramel Bits 
2 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream 
6-12 additional Honey Graham Crackers halves


Place graham crackers in a zip lock bag. Use a rolling pin to crush graham crackers.
Place crushed graham crackers in a small bowl. Add melted butter to bowl and mix together. Spray 6x9 (1 qt.) pan with a light covering of cooking spray. Place graham crackers in pan. Spread them around until they evenly fill the pan.
Chop milk chocolate into small pieces. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Heat cream in microwave or small pot. It should be warm, but not as warm as the chocolate. Once chocolate is melted add cream to chocolate and mix. It should be smooth and shiny.

Pour chocolate mixture into pan, on top of graham crackers. Keep an 1/8 cup of the melted chocolate to the side for the drizzle at the end.
Mix the caramel bits and cream in a medium microwaveable safe bowl on high, stirring every 30 seconds. They should start to melt as you stir. You will need to do this 3-4 times. 
Pour melted caramel over the top of chocolate. Spread around to cover. Let set up in refrigerator overnight.
To finish: Place square marshmallows on top of chocolate.
Use a kitchen torch to toast marshmallows.
 Place each S'more on a graham cracker piece. Drizzle with chocolate. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Scroll down just a little more and see what other wonderful recipes were made for the 2nd day of #CookoutWeek 2017! and Don't forget to enter the giveaway for lots of great stuff!
 




Yield: 12 bars

Chocolate Caramel S'Mores Bars

INGREDIENTS:


  • 5 whole Honey Graham Crackers
  • 4 tablespoons Butter-melted
  • 18 ounces Milk Chocolate
  • 4 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 4 ounces Caramel Bits
  • 2 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Place graham crackers in a zip lock bag. Use a rolling pin to crush graham crackers.
  2. Place crushed graham crackers in a small bowl. Add melted butter to bowl and mix together. Spray 6x9 (1 qt.) pan with a light covering of cooking spray. Place graham crackers in pan. Spread them around until they evenly fill the pan.
  3. Chop milk chocolate into small pieces. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Heat cream in microwave or small pot. It should be warm, but not as warm as the chocolate. Once chocolate is melted add cream to chocolate and mix. It should be smooth and shiny.
  4. Pour chocolate mixture into pan, on top of graham crackers.
  5. Mix the caramel bits and cream in a medium microwaveable safe bowl on high, stirring every 30 seconds. They should start to melt as you stir. You will need to do this 3-4 times.
  6. Pour melted caramel over the top of chocolate. Spread around to cover. Let set up in refrigerator overnight.
  7. To finish: Place square marshmallows on top of chocolate.
  8. Use a kitchen torch to brown marshmallows.
  9. Place each S'more on a graham cracker piece. Drizzle with chocolate.
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Monday, June 26, 2017

#Cookout Week 2017 Giveaway!

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 Get those grills fired up... because it's #CookoutWeek 2017! This week, I'm joining forces with over 40 food blogger friends to bring you delicious recipes perfect for every backyard BBQ, picnic, summer party, or cookout. We also have a fabulous giveaway featuring products from the brands who have made #CookoutWeek possible! You can enter below to win:
  • From blog host The PinterTest Kitchen: $100 Amazon gift card, to use to buy all the supplies you need for your next cookout
  • From our sponsor The French Farm: A gift pack of gourmet products hand-crafted by small businesses and using only the finest ingredients - La Favorita Genovese Pesto, Caprichos del Guadalquivir Cadenera Orange Marmalade, and L’Abeille Occitane Lavender Honey
  • From our sponsor Smokin'-Os: A sampler pack of their "smokin'-os" wood rings, to help you add wood-fired, smokey taste to your grilled foods, even if you don't own a smoker
  • From our sponsor Primal Kitchen: $200 of Primal Kitchen goodies, including condiments made with avocado oil and bars and shakes with grass-fed collagen
  • From our sponsor Langers Juice Company: Your choice of 10 bottles of Langers Juice, with flavors including traditional Apple and Grape, as well as interesting mixes such as Pineapple Orange Coconut, Cranberry Blood Orange, and Mango Peach
  • From our sponsor True Made Foods: A 3-bottle sampler pack of sauces with real flavors made from real vegetables and less sugar - Ketchup, BBQ, and Veracha
This prize pack has an ARV of over $400! You have until July 1 at 11:59 PM to enter by following our sponsors and bloggers on social media: a Rafflecopter giveaway Stay tuned... remember, throughout the week, all of the participating bloggers will be posting delicious cookout recipes.

Here are all the bloggers who are part of #CookoutWeek 2017:
 The PinterTest Kitchen2 Cookin MamasA Day in the Life on the FarmA Kitchen Hoor's AdventuresAmy's Cooking AdventuresAshees CookbookBaking SenseBody RebootedBottom Left of the MittenChef Sarah ElizabethCook's HideoutCookaholic WifeCooking with SapanaEat, Drink, Be Healthy!FairyburgerFaith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered AccompliceFamily Around the TableFix Me a Little LunchFor the Love of FoodFull Belly SistersHezzi-D's Books and CooksHome Sweet HomesteadJoin Us, Pull up a ChairKate's Recipe BoxKelly Lynn's Sweets and TreatsLittle House Big AlaskaMy Southern Sweet ToothOur Good LifeOven Tales By SyamaPalatable PastimeRants From My Crazy KitchenSavory MomentsSeduction in the KitchenSidewalk ShoesThat RecipeThe Freshman CookThe Mad Scientists KitchenThe Pajama ChefThe Redhead BakerThe Saucy SouthernerThe Spiffy CookieThe Weekday GourmetTramplingroseTurnips 2 TangerinesUncle Jerry's Kitchen

 As one of the bonus entries in the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post... 
What is your favorite dish to eat at a cookout? 

Stop back tomorrow for my first #Cookout Week 2017 recipe, 
Chocolate Caramel S'Mores Bars!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Grilled Beef Skewers / #SundaySupper

I am so excited about these Grilled Beef Skewers! It's time for #SundaySupper and we are talking beef. But not just any beef.  Certified Angus Beef® is on the menu today and we are cooking up Cowboy Recipes! These Grilled Beef Skewers are made with a Boneless Beef Sirloin Tip Roast, and they taste incredible! I added onion bites for a really tasty flavor combination, and I paired the beef skewers with veggie skewers to add color and great flavor to the plate!

 Grilled Beef Skewers
(printable recipe at end of page)

Certified Angus Beef® Boneless Beef Sirloin Tip Roast
1/2 Vidalia Onion
1 each Red, Yellow, and Orange Peppers
12 Mushrooms
Black Pepper 


Cut down the veins that you see in the roast. They end up into beautiful steaks. Take the piece of steak and make slices down the length of the cut piece, approx. 1/2" wide. Cut those strips in to cubes.
Cut the onion in half and then the half in quarters. Wash and pat dry the mushrooms. Cut and and chop peppers into small squares.
Load the onions and beef on to the skewers. But before you do, wipe the skewers with a paper towel sprayed with cooking spray. Let the beef and onion have just a bit of room so they cook evenly. Sprinkle with pepper.
Cut the peppers and mushrooms to fit onto the skewers. Add more onions too. Sprinkle with pepper. 
Put the beef and veggies on the grill. Use a timer to turn the skewers every 2 minutes. The beef will be medium rare in about 8 minutes. 

Enjoy your Grilled Beef Skewers! I served them with a small pasta salad and a slice of bread~the beef had a great taste and texture. My family loved these! I bet yours will also! These skewers would also make a great meal for a party. You can build the skewers ahead of time and because they cook so fast you can start them as the party guests arrive!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Thanks so much to Cindy from Cindy's Recipes and Writings for hosting today's fun event!
Scroll down to find many more recipes from #SundaySupper cooks!


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Grilled Beef Skewers

INGREDIENTS:


  • Certified Angus Beef® Boneless Beef Sirloin Tip Roast
  • 1/2 Vidalia Onion
  • 1 each Red, Yellow, and Orange Peppers
  • 12 Mushrooms
  • Black Pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Cut down the veins that you see in the roast. They end up into beautiful steaks. Take the piece of steak and make slices down the length of the cut piece, approx. 1/2" wide. Cut those strips in to cubes.
  2. Cut the onion in half and then the half in quarters. Wash and pat dry the mushrooms. Cut and and chop peppers into small squares.
  3. Load the onions and beef on to the skewers. But before you do, wipe the skewers with a paper towel sprayed with cooking spray. Let the beef and onion have just a bit of room so they cook evenly. Sprinkle with pepper.
  4. Cut the peppers and mushrooms to fit onto the skewers. Add more onions too. Sprinkle with pepper.
  5. Put the beef and veggies on the grill. Use a timer to turn the skewers every 2 minutes. The beef will be medium rare in about 8 minutes.
  6. Enjoy your Grilled Beef Skewers! I served them with a small pasta salad and a slice of bread~the beef had a great taste and texture. My family loved these! I bet yours will also! These skewers would also make a great meal for a party. You can build the skewers ahead of time and because they cook so fast you can start them as the party guests arrive!
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Friday, June 23, 2017

4th of July Firecracker / 15 Minute Friday

I have another fun treat for 4th of July today! This little treat is so simple to make, and quick too!
4th of July Firecracker 
(printable recipe at end of page)

Cooking Spray
Clear plastic shot cups from Dollar Tree
3 colors of Candy Melts~red, white, and blue
Red licorice strings
Scotch Tape

Spray cooking spray into each cup. Use a paper towel to spread a light layer all around the cups.
Spoon melted red candy melt into each cup. Fill 1/3 of the way up.
Let set up.
Once the red layer is set hard, add the white layer. Fill the next third of the cup with the white candy melt.
Fill the final third of the cup with the blue candy melts. Take one of the licorice ropes and pull one strand from the rope. Cut it into thirds. Once the blue candy melts are poured, place one end of the licorice into the center of the cup. Let it fold over, and tape the end to the cup. Let blue layer set up.  
Cut licorice to resemble wicks. They can be tall or short. I like the tall ones, but I think all of them are cute! Remove candy from cups by putting very slight pressure on side and bottom of cup. It will release itself quickly. Celebrate! 

Thanks for stopping by today!



4th of July Firecrackers

INGREDIENTS:


  • Cooking Spray
  • Clear plastic shot cups
  • 3 colors of Candy Melts~red, white, and blue
  • Red licorice strings
  • Scotch Tape

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Spray cooking spray into each cup. Use a paper towel to spread a light layer all around the cups.
  2. Spoon melted red candy melt into each cup. Fill 1/3 of the way up. Let set up.
  3. Once the red layer is set hard, add the white layer. Fill the next third of the cup with the white candy melt.
  4. Fill the final third of the cup with the blue candy melts. Take one of the licorice ropes and pull one strand from the rope. Cut it into thirds. Once the blue candy melts are poured, place one end of the licorice into the center of the cup. Let it fold over, and tape the end to the cup. Let blue layer set up.
  5. Cut licorice to resemble wicks. They can be tall or short. I like the tall ones, but I think all of them are cute! Remove candy from cups by putting very slight pressure on side and bottom of cup. It will release itself quickly.
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

Hello! I am so glad you are here!
I hope you are having a fantastic summer, full of fun!
Link up  and let's celebrate what you have been creating!

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