Posts tagged: dinnerDelicious and tender smoked brisket is a hard thing to come by when you don’t have hours to tend to a smoker. Nothing beats the smoke-filled flavor you get in every bite, so tender and comforting you feel like you could just melt away. I am thrilled to bring you my favorite, unbelievably simple and ridiculously tasty, slow cooker brisket. You might not be smoking it over wood chips all day, but you’ll still taste that smoke flavor. Chipotle happens to be one of my favorite places to eat in the entire world. I could live off their carnitas and guacamole for the rest of my life and be in bliss with every single bite. So when Chipotle announced a shortage of my beloved carnitas in January, I was going out of my mind. How in the world would I get my carnitas burrito fix?! Say hello to the most decadent, soul-fulfilling pork sammie you will ever bite into… It’s hard for me to describe these Krispy Kreme pulled pork sammies without my mouth beginning to water. Krispy Kreme doughnuts are still my all-time favorite doughnuts. Getting one fresh off the shelf at the shop is one of my guilt pleasures.
When I ventured to Scotland about a year ago and had my first good sausage in a blanket I was blown away. Such a simple dish packed so much flavor and satisfaction; it seemed too good to be true. I was sure there was some sort of secret Scottish trick to making these wrapped sausages so addictive. Turns out, all you need is some dough, Dijon mustard, cheese and incredible sausage to make the dream come true at home!
I used Pig of the Month’s Wine & Swine Sausages here, but you can use any of their sausage selections to make your own variation of this recipe. This is a great weeknight dinner that will satisfy both the kids and the adults! It also makes for a great handheld lunch on the go, so be sure to pin this for those back to school lunches.
INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray (or use a silicone mat). Add the beaten egg and water to a small bowl and whisk briefly to combine. Set aside. Roll out the pizza dough on a clean surface. Cut the pizza dough into 4 rectangles, about 4x5 inches in size. You may need to roll out the dough a bit from its original size to accommodate the squares. Prick each square all over with a fork. Spread 1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard on each piece of dough. Divide the slices of cheese into 2 triangles each and place them on the dough, spread out a little so the cheese doesn’t get stuck all in one place.
In a medium skillet over high heat, brown the sausages until a nice medium brown sear forms on both sides, approximately 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat. When sausages are cool enough to handle, roll each one up in a piece of prepared dough. Spread the seal with a thin brush of egg wash. Place seam side down on the baking sheet and brush the top with egg wash. Cut three slits in the top with a sharp knife to create vents. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until the dough and sausages are cooked through. Serve with dipping sauces such as extra Dijon mustard, ketchup and barbecue sauce.
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Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett
Pimento Pulled Pork Poutine! I dare you to say that five times fast...
Tongue-tied yet? Well, this poutine is exactly what you need to untie that bad boy and get down on some serious pulled pork. Poutine is one of my all-time favorite gluttonous meals to indulge in. After years and years of eating the same go-to recipe, I've decided to shake things up a bit by adding a hefty helping of pulled pork and ditching the cheese curds for some creamy, spicy pimento cheese spread. This is quite possibly the best combo of Canada meets Southern comfort you've ever tasted.
This dish is a glorious mess that people will be swooning for on game day this Sunday. Whether you're rooting for the Broncos or the Panthers on game day, this poutine is a must-have for your Super Bowl spread.
Hint: You can even whip up some frozen fries for this dish if you'd like to save time and get to the poutine sooner!
INSTRUCTIONS: Place the cut potatoes in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
While the potatoes are chilling, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in flour until the mixture is smooth. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, approximately 1 minute. Add beef stock, ketchup, and Worcestershire. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, until thickened, approximately 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and keep warm on low heat until ready to serve.
Pour enough oil into a dutch oven to be 3" deep. Heat over medium heat until the temperature reaches 325 degrees. Drain potatoes and dry completely with paper towels. Fry the potatoes, working in small batches, until tender and just crisp. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Cool for 20 minutes.
Increase heat to medium-high and allow oil to heat to reach 375 degrees. Fry potatoes in the same small batches, until golden brown, approximately 2 minutes. Remove to fresh paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with salt. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Add fries to an overproof baking dish. Top with the pulled pork, spreading it evenly across the whole dish.
Spoon the gravy over the fries and dollop the pimento cheese spread all over the top. Bake for approximately 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve immediately.
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Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett
Halloween is one of those holidays that's mostly reserved for the kiddos. The dressing up, the trick-or-treating, the running all over the neighborhood like crazy gremlins - you start feeling a little silly about the whole thing as soon as you hit high school. Yea ok, you might be all grown up now. You might not see the fun in picking out a costume or staying out all night at a bar, but that doesn't mean you have to stop celebrating the holiday! Being a grown up means you get to do whatever the hell you want, and this year we wanna celebrate Halloween like the classy AF adults we are. Ditch that store-bought candy and whip up some tasty treats with a little spooky flair. It'll make that whole kids ringing your doorbell every 5 seconds thing SO much easier (or it'll take the edge of you running after your kiddos when they are all on crazy sugar highs). So grab the gang and have a party! Throw on a little Thriller and a witchy hat. Fill up those cocktail glasses and cheers to celebrating the holiday like the unbelievably mature adult you are. Just be sure to serve all of these spooky grown-up Halloween recipes, because that's how you really start adulting so hard.
Spiderweb Cake - Delish
Strawberry Ghosts - Miss Candiquik
Petri Dish Jell-O - Sugar & Cloth
Halloween Candy Bag Caramel Corn - Sauce + Style And for a final treat, try pairing booze with all that leftover candy you have!
The Complete Guide to Pairing Halloween Candy with Booze - Sauce + Style Happy Halloween!
Welcome to 2017 piggy peeps! I don't know about you but I am not ready to get back into the swing of things to kick off the New Year. It feels like there are 5 million to-do's on my list and I am barely making a dent in them a few days into the new year... One thing that's falling off my radar? Dinner. I am struggling with pumping out tasty meals without spending wayyyyy too much time on them. Since I have too much to do at work, I am starting to rely on meals of popcorn and soda - NOT how I wanted to start the year.
Instead, I'm pulling out my Pig of the Month BBQ Shredded Chicken and I'm making something more than just a sandwich with it. These flatbreads are one of the easiest meals EVER and there's no one that can resist them, I don't care how picky of an eater they are. The fluffy naan with BBQ sauce, chicken and avocado is the best base for any pizza. Throw in the bite of some red onion and salty cheese and holy wow, this pizza is one the entire family will be begging you to make on a regular basis. Not to mention it's pretty dang healthy in terms of pizza, so you can feel ok about sticking to those New Year resolutions ;)
INSTRUCTIONS: Place naan on a lined baking sheet.
Spread each with half of the BBQ sauce.
Top with chicken, red onion and cheese.
Place under broiler set to high for approximately 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
Remove from oven, top with avocado, cilantro and a sprinkle of queso fresco. Serve.
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*Recipe and photos by Meghan Bassett
You know when you discover one of the best combinations ever? Because I just did. It's called the happy little crossing place between Mexican and BBQ....
I can't lie; it's freaking magical!
The cheesy, ooey gooey normal enchiladas recipe is made oh-so much better with the addition of BBQ sauce and the best ever Pig of the Month BBQ pulled chicken. It's a little spicy, a little sweet and totally tangy, making every bite the most dreamy thing to hit your taste buds since a slice o' crispy bacon. If your tummy isn't rumbling at the sound of that, there's honestly something wrong with you...
Get down to Chow Town!
Serves 4 to 6 INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Add vegetable oil to a medium skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until tender, approximately 3 minutes. Add chicken and chiles. Season with salt and pepper and cook until warm. Keep warm over low heat. Whisk together enchilada sauce and BBQ sauce in a small bowl. Set aside. Assemble the enchiladas by laying out the tortillas one at a time on a clean work surface. Spoon on 2 Tbsp of the enchilada BBQ sauce, spreading it out to coat the entire tortilla. Add 2 Tbsp of the chicken mixture down the center of the tortilla, then sprinkle with cheese. Roll up tightly and place in baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Spread remaining sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve immediately.
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*Recipe & photos by Meghan Bassett
Making dinner in the middle of the week is always kinda a pain, isn't it? I mean, you want something hearty but you don't want to be eating all the cheese, carbs and chocolate every single night. It's all about balance, ya know? That's how we feel about it, so we are rounding up our absolute fav recipes (both our own specialties and some others from around the web) for easy AF healthy weeknight meals that'll always win over the family. Up your dinner game with any of these and we swear, everyone at the dinner table is going to freak the F out over all the deliciousness!
BBQ Chicken Avocado Flatbreads - Sauce + Style
Bacon-Wrapped Caprese Stuffed Chicken - Sauce + Style
Sausage in a Blanket - Sauce + Style
Pulled Pork Tacos - Sauce + Style
Smashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwiches - Ambitious Kitchen
Easy Avocado Boats - Minimalist Baker
30 Minute Spicy Ancho Turkey Chili - Pinch of Yum
Asian Lettuce Wraps - Alexandra Cooks
Quinoa Stuffed Baked Tomatoes - Simply Real Health
Simple Poached Egg and Avocado Toast - Pinch of Yum 10 Minute Oven Baked Tostadas - Yellow Bliss Road Shop This Post: Pig of the Month Pulled Chicken Pig of the Month Applewood Smoked Maple Bacon Pig of the Month Sausages Pig of the Month Pulled Pork
My ultimate comfort meal? A heaping bowl full of macaroni and cheese. No, not the stuff from the box people. I mean the real, down-home heart stuff that fills you up and warms you from the inside out.
Of course, eating bowl after bowl of that cheesy deliciousness is a little bad for the waistline... On the other hand, I don't believe in compromising flavor in favor of just eating the healthy stuff. That's why this Lightened Up Chicken Mac N Cheese is the one dinner you have to add to your winter weeknight rotation! It's creamy and dreamy and oh-so cheesy, but the lightened up cheese sauce and whole wheat noodles keep you from adding too much to your hips.
Without sacrificing any flavor! The Pig of the Month BBQ Pulled Chicken sure takes care of THAT. BOOM baby. Let's get cooking!
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INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until tender, approximately 3 minutes. Add flour, stirring to combine, and cook until golden, approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute. Whisk in milk and broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in macaroni and chicken into the saucepan. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Top with an extra sprinkled of cheese and the bread crumbs. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until bubbly and the top is golden.
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