Showing posts with label #BBQWeek. Show all posts
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

London Broil Steak Sandwiches / #BBQWeek

Sometimes the simple things in life are the best things in life, and that definitely applies to this grilled London Broil Steak Sandwich. It is a great steak to enjoy anytime, and there is no better time than a backyard BBQ with family and friends. The best way to enjoy a London Broil Steak is to place it on a cutting board or plate after grilling it, and cut very thin slices against the grain, which results in the meat being tender and easy to eat. I have sliced this steak on an electric slicer, and it works well also.
The steak is simply seasoned with pepper and minced garlic, and tenderized with a hand tenderizer, seasoning and tenderizing both sides. I used fresh bakery sub rolls, and added mayonnaise, green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, and onion.  It's a simple sandwich with a simple seasoned and tenderized steak and simple garnishes, and it's simply sensational!



London Broil Sandwich
(makes several sandwiches depending on the size of the steak)
(printable recipe at end of page) 

London Broil Steak
Minced Garlic
Ground Pepper
Sub Rolls
Lettuce
Mayonnaise
Onion
Tomato 

Pepper both sides of the steak, then use the back of a spoon to spread the minced garlic over both sides. I used minced garlic from Target. I have been using it for a while and really love it. Use a tenderizer on both sides of the steak.
Once your grill is hot, start cooking the steak. I cook a side for 2 minutes, then turn to the other side. Continue to time 2 minute cooking intervals, flipping the steak each time until it is cooked to your satisfaction. Once the steak is done let it sit for another 2 minutes. 
Slice the steak thin for the best flavor. 

Dress the sandwich, add the steak and enjoy!

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    London Broil Steak Sandwiches

    Author:

    ingredients:

    • London Broil Steak
    • Minced Garlic
    • Ground Pepper
    • Sub Rolls
    • Lettuce
    • Mayonnaise
    • Onion
    • Tomato

    instructions:

    How to cook London Broil Steak Sandwiches

    1. Pepper both sides of the steak, then use the back of a spoon to spread the minced garlic over both sides. I used minced garlic from Target. I have been using it for a while and really love it. Use a tenderizer on both sides of the steak.
    2. Once your grill is hot, start cooking the steak. I cook a side for 2 minutes, then turn to the other side. Continue to time 2 minute cooking intervals, flipping the steak each time until it is cooked to your satisfaction. Once the steak is done let it sit for another 2 minutes.
    3. Slice the steak thin for the best flavor.
    4. Dress the sandwich, add the steak and enjoy!
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Southwestern Potato Salad / #BBQWeek

Pasta Salad is pretty much a staple at most of our summer gatherings.  How about at your house? This Southwest Pasta Salad is one we have enjoyed many times and I hope you will enjoy it too! The flavors of the southwest are long time favorites of mine and I love incorporating it into my recipes!
This recipe is better if made the day before, giving the yummy flavors a chance to meld together for optimum flavor. I used red potatoes, because they are my favorite, but any type will do. I also added green onions, fresh tomatoes, black beans, and a special sauce with just a touch of heat. I topped it all with a bit of salsa mixed in. This Southwestern Potato Salad will be welcome at all your BBQ events this summer!


SOUTHWESTERN POTATO SALAD 
(makes enough for 4 servings)
(printable recipe at end of page) 
2 pounds Red Potatoes  
2 stalks Green Onions
Tomato, small

1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Corn Niblets
8 Eggs
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 tablespoon Hot Sauce
1/2 cup Salsa
1 Avocado
                                                                                         


Peel potatoes and chop into small pieces. Fill a large pan with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Add potatoes and boil until soft, approx 8-10 minutes. If they are cooked too long, they are in danger of becoming mushy. Rinse potatoes under cold water, then place potatoes into the fridge until cold.
Chop onion and tomato.
Hard boil the eggs. Let cool and then peel and chop into small bites.
Rinse the beans.
In a separate bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream and hot sauce. Add the hot sauce sparingly, then test to make sure you are happy with it. If you are not, add more until you are happy with the results.
 Fry the corn in a frying pan with a small pat of butter.
Start putting everything together. Top the potatoes with the beans, tomatoes, onion, chopped eggs, corn, and salsa. Mix all together. Add the sauce. You might not need all of it, so pour and then stir together. You can always add more. 
Mix everything together with a spatula. A spatula is a little gentler on the small potatoes, but a spoon is fine too.
 Top with chopped avocado right before serving. Enjoy!

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Southwestern Potato Salad

Yield: 4-5
Author:

ingredients:

Southwestern Potato Salad
  • 2 pounds Red Potatoes
  • 2 stalks Green Onions
  • Tomato, small
  • 1/2 cup Corn Niblets
  • 8 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 1 Avocado

instructions:

How to cook Southwestern Potato Salad

  1. Peel potatoes and chop into small pieces. Fill a large pan with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Add potatoes and boil until soft, approx 8-10 minutes. If they are cooked too long, they are in danger of becoming mushy. Rinse potatoes under cold water, then place potatoes into the fridge until cold.
  2. Chop onion and tomato.
  3. Hard boil the eggs. Let cool and then peel and chop into small bites.
  4. Rinse the beans.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream and hot sauce. Add the hot sauce sparingly, then test to make sure you are happy with it. If you are not, add more until you are happy with the results.
  6. Fry the corn in a frying pan with a small pat of butter.
  7. Start putting everything together. Top the potatoes with the beans, tomatoes, onion, chopped eggs, corn, and salsa. Mix all together. Add the sauce. You might not need all of it, so pour and then stir together. You can always add more.
  8. Mix everything together with a spatula. A spatula is a little gentler on the small potatoes, but a spoon is fine too.
  9. Top with chopped avocado right before serving. Enjoy!
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Monday, May 20, 2019

Ceviche Shrimp Cups / #BBQWeek



Welcome to #BBQWEEK! With grilling season upon us, a few blogging friends and I will be sharing some fun and tasty recipes this week. To kick things off, today, I am sharing my Ceviche Shrimp Cups. They are a great appetizer for your BBQ, and one your guests will love. Full of shrimp and some spicy veggies, they are easy to make and can be made ahead of time, to a point, which is always a plus in my book. With this recipe I used wonton wrappers to make little cups. They look cute, maybe a bit fancy, and they are fun! If you want to forego the cups, serve the ceviche in a big bowl, so everyone can share, or serve with little bowls, so everyone can have their own. I served these Ceviche Shrimp Cups with the mini tortilla chips! You can elevate this recipe by substituting lobster or crab for the shrimp. This recipe is the perfect appetizer for your next bbq!



Ceviche Shrimp Cups 
(makes 10-12 cups)
(printable recipe at end of page)

Wonton Wrappers
1 pound Shrimp, raw, large 
1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
3 Fresh Lemons
4 fresh Limes
1 diced Celery Stalk
2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup Chopped Red Onion
1 diced Jalapeno Pepper 
Hot Sauce, as much or as little as you want
Refried Beans
Sour Cream 
1 chopped Avocado


Make the wonton wrapper cups using a mini muffin pan or something similar in size. 
1. Spray mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
2. Fold the wrapper in half diagonally.
3. Bring the other two sides in to the point.
4. Place the wrapper in the muffin opening.
5. Fold the other sides in.
6. Place a piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of the wrapper. 

Bake wontons at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Let cool and remove from pan. Throw away foil. 


Clean and devein the shrimp.
Boil water and following directions on the old bay bottle for cooking the shrimp.
 Immediately ice the shrimp to stop them from cooking. Place shrimp in refrigerator to keep them chilled.
While the shrimp are keeping chilled, chop the celery, tomatoes, pepper, and onion.
Chop the shrimp into small pieces. Because they are going into the wonton cups, they need to be small to fit, along with the vegetables. Squeeze the juice from the lemons and limes into a large bowl. Add the shrimp to the bowl of juice and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

After the 30 minutes, drain the juice and add the vegetables to mix.
  Add hot sauce to taste and mix all ingredients together. 
Place a small dab of refried beans in each cup.
Add shrimp mix to the top of beans. 
Add sour cream and chopped avocado pieces to the top of some of the ceviche cups. That will give your guests a choice. Or add it to them all if you like! 

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Ceviche Shrimp Cups

Yield: 10-12 cups
Author:

ingredients:

Ceviche Shrimp Cups
  • Wonton Wrappers
  • 1 pound Shrimp, raw, large
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 3 Fresh Lemons
  • 4 fresh Limes
  • 1 diced Celery Stalk
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Red Onion
  • 1 diced Jalapeno Pepper
  • Hot Sauce, as much or as little as you want
  • Refried Beans
  • Sour Cream
  • 1 chopped Avocado

instructions:

How to cook Ceviche Shrimp Cups

  1.  Make the wonton wrapper cups using a mini muffin pan or something similar in size. Spray mini muffin pan with cooking spray.  Fold the wrapper in half diagonally. Bring the other two sides in to the point. Place the wrapper in the muffin opening. Fold the other sides in. Place a piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of the wrapper. Bake wontons at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Let cool and remove from pan. Throw away foil.
  2. Clean and devein the shrimp.
  3.  Boil water and following directions on the old bay bottle for cooking the shrimp.
  4.  Immediately ice the shrimp to stop them from cooking. Place shrimp in refrigerator to keep them chilled.
  5. While the shrimp are keeping chilled, chop the celery, tomatoes, pepper, and onion.
  6. Chop the shrimp into small pieces. Because they are going into the wonton cups, they need to be small to fit, along with the vegetables. Squeeze the juice from the lemons and limes into a large bowl. Add the shrimp to the bowl of juice and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. After the 30 minutes, drain the juice and add the vegetables to mix.
  8. Add hot sauce to taste and mix all ingredients together.
  9. Place a small dab of refried beans in each cup.
  10. Add shrimp mix to the top of beans.
  11.  Add sour cream and chopped avocado pieces to the top of some of the ceviche cups. That will give your guests a choice. Or add it to them all if you like!
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mini Tri-Tip Sandwiches / #BBQWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. I received product samples from sponsors to use in creating #BBQWeek recipes. However, all opinions are mine alone.


Today is day 4 of #BBQWeek, and I made a super special sandwich, that I think you will love! If you have ever had a Tri-Tip Sandwich, you know how wonderfully moist and delicious they are. Simply awesome! The first time I ever had tri-tip was on a trip to visit a friend of my husbands in California. They were participating in a neighborhood fiesta, and they were serving tri-tip tacos! Talk about amazing!, and I have been hooked ever since!
But tri-tip is not as easy to find here in North Carolina, so ever since we moved here, 5 years ago, I have been on the search for this elusive meat treat! Finally, I found it a few weeks ago at a local grocery. Talk about excited! So I bought some, grilled it, made mini sandwiches, and the rest is history! (and so were the sandwiches, which were gobbled up quickly) I hope you give it a try!

Mini Tri-Tip Sandwiches

(printable recipe at end of post)

2 -2 1/2 lb Tri-Tip Roast
The Great Steak of Texas Seasoning ~Adams Extracts
Mini Buns
Fresh Avocado
Onion Slices
Lettuce


This is how the tri-tip comes from the grocer.
Open the package and sprinkle the seasoning all over the steak, on both sides. Rub the seasoning so it gets all over the meat.
Place the steak on a hot grill. Cook for 2 minutes, then turn, marking the steak. Continue to do this until the steak has cooked for a total of 8 minutes, 2 minutes at a time, turning around and over each 2 minutes. Once the steak is marked, turn the steak over every minute for 6-10 minutes, until the steak reaches 135 degrees internally. That is the optimum temperature for tri-tip.
Allow the steak to rest for 5 minutes.
Slice the tri-tip thin and against the grain.
Isn't that gorgeous?! Make your sandwiches and enjoy!
Thank you for joining me today! I am so glad you stopped by!
There are so many great ways to enjoy tri-tip! Taco's are amazing made with it, sandwiches, like I did here, just slicing and eating it when it is so moist and tender, or bake it in the oven and put it on pizza!


#BBQWeek Recipes

See what the bloggers served up Thursday for #BBQWeek

All American Hamburgers by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Charred Grapefruit Gin & Tonic by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pie by Cookaholic Wife
  Family Style Hobo Packets by Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
  Mini Tri Tip Sandwiches by The Freshman Cook
Spicy Tomato and Corn Salad by Karen's Kitchen Stories
  Summer BBQ Bacon Potato Salad by Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
When Pigs Fly: Smoky BBQ Hog Wings by Palatable Pastime



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Mini Tri -Tip Sandwiches

ingredients:

2 -2 1/2 lb Tri-Tip Roast
The Great Steak of Texas Seasoning ~Adams Extracts
Mayonnaise
Mini Buns
Fresh Avocado
Onion Slices
Lettuce

instructions:


  1. Open the package and sprinkle the seasoning all over the steak, on both sides. Rub the seasoning so it gets all over the meat.
  2. Place the steak on a hot grill. Cook for 2 minutes, then turn, marking the steak. Continue to do this until the steak has cooked for a total of 8 minutes, 2 minutes at a time, turning around and over each 2 minutes. Once the steak is marked, turn the steak over every minute for 6-10 minutes, until the steak reaches 135 degrees internally. That is the optimum temperature for tri-tip.
  3. Allow the steak to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Slice the tri-tip thin and against the grain.
  5. Make your sandwiches and enjoy!
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