Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwiches

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These Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwiches require very little prep time and grill quickly. So if you’re in a rush, but have a strong desire to fire up the grill, this quick and simple recipe is just what you’re looking for. The chicken is pounded down, which helps decrease the cooking time. The precooked onions and mushrooms on top of the chicken, turn the chicken into a delicious creation.

The next time you need a simple and quick recipe for lunch or supper give these chicken sandwiches a try. Enjoy

Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwiches
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1¼ pounds)
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt (divided)
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 medium sweet onion (sliced)
  • 4 ounces fresh mushrooms (quartered)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons creamy mustard mayonnaise (divided)
  • 4 - 8 slices sourdough bread (I used 2 slices per sandwich, but you can make this open face and just use one thicker slice per sandwich)
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet using the olive oil over medium heat cook onion and mushrooms seasoned with ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt until onion is translucent; set aside and keep warm.
  2. Pound chicken down to ¼ inch and sprinkle remaining seasoned salt on both sides.
  3. Prepare grill for medium heat and lightly oil cooking grates. Place chicken on grill, using 2 tablespoons of mustard mayonnaise; brush sauce on chicken, turning a couple of times to coat. Grill covered for 10 – 15 minutes (watch closely chicken will cook quickly at ¼ inch thickness.)
  4. Divide and spoon the onion mushroom mixture over the top of the chicken, top with cheese, close grill, and cook until cheese is melted; lightly toast bread on the grill.
  5. Spread remaining mustard sauce over 1 side of 4 pieces of bread and top bread with the chicken to form the sandwich; top with the other piece of bread if using.

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Simple Grilled Pineapple Chicken Tenders Recipe

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pineapple chicken tenders recipe

If you’re in the mood to fire up the grill and are looking for a simple recipe these Pineapple Chicken Tenders are really good. The recipe doesn’t require many ingredients and is quick to put together. This is a mildly seasoned recipe so feel free to add to it as you see fit – I prepared the recipe as written.

Simple Grilled Pineapple Chicken Tenders Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup light soy sauce
  • 2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins or strips (chicken tenders save some time, but it is a lot cheaper to make your own chicken strips out of boneless skinless chicken breasts)
  • Skewers
Instructions
  1. If using wood soak skewers soap them in water for at least 30 minutes, the longer the better.
  2. in a small sauce pan mix together the pineapple juice, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Cook mixture over medium heat just short of a boil; remove from heat and allow mixture to cool enough to handle. Place chicken tenders in a 1 gallon food, grade disposable bag, and pour the sauce mixture over the chicken in the bag. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat and prepare grill for medium high heat, and lightly oil cooking grates.
  4. Thread the chicken lengthwise through the sewers and grill for 5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.

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Grilled Ranchero Onion Burgers

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Grilled Ranchero Onion Burgers recipe

I was in the mood to fire up the grill and these Ranchero Onion Burgers looked pretty good. This is a simple recipe that mixes salsa and shredded cheese into the burger before it is formed into patties resulting in a good juicy burger. I didn’t toast the buns for this recipe but I think that would be a nice added touch.

If you’re looking for a grilled burger recipe that’s a little different give this one a try; they’re really good.

Grilled Ranchero Onion Burgers
 
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Recipe type: Grilling
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground round
  • ½ cup chunky salsa
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1⅓ cups French fried onions
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
Instructions
  1. Preheat and prepare grill for medium high heat
  2. In a large bowl using your hand mix together burger, ⅔ cups French fried onions, garlic powder, salsa, cheese, and pepper; divide into 4 patties.
  3. Grill patties over oiled grate until slightly charred and no longer pink inside.
  4. Serve on buns topped with the remaining French fried onions.

Adapted from 100 best Hamburger recipes Cookbook

Smokehouse Burgers with Salsa and Horseradish Sauce

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Smokehouse Burgers with Salsa and Horseradish Sauce

Almino has turned into a disaster for many parts of the country, but here in Upper Michigan it has created a spectacular winter. This has allowed me to fire up the grill more than I normally would.

This Smokehouse Burgers with Salsa and Horseradish Sauce recipe is simple to put together, has a unique smoke flavor, and cooks quickly so you can have them on the table in less than an hour. I used Applewood chips in this recipe but you can use what you prefer, or whatever is available.

The next time you’re in the mood for grilled burgers, give this one a try, the burgers turn out moist and are really good. Enjoy

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Smokehouse Burgers with Salsa and Horseradish Sauce
 
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Recipe type: Grilling
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Ingredient for Burgers
  • 1 pounds 85 percent lean ground beef (I used ground chuck)
  • 3 tablespoons thick chunky salsa (I used Pace Medium - if you want to turn up the heat use hot)
  • 1 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 cups wood chips (soak in water for 15 minutes)
  • Ingredients for sauce
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed and finely minced)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Hot sauce to taste
Instructions
  1. Directions for Sauce
  2. in a small bowl mix together the mayo, sour cream, horseradish, garlic, and mustard. Add the hot sauce, salt, and pepper to taste; set aside.
  3. Directions for burgers
  4. Place wood chips on top of a piece of aluminum foil large enough to form a packet, seal, and cut slits in the top of the foil to release the smoke. Place the packet between the grate and primary burner.
  5. Preheat the grill on high heat with cover closed until wood chips are smoking; prepare the grill for cooking.
  6. While grill is heating, in a large bowl using your hands, mix together the burger, salsa, onion powder, and garlic powder until well combined. Divide mixture into 4 equal size burgers and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Place burgers on grill, close cover, (do not place any burger directly over foil packed) and grill on high heat until burgers are nicely browned and slightly charred on both sides. Turn of all heat except for the burner under the foil packet. Continue cooking the burgers with indirect heat with cover closed until done (150F.)Remove burgers from grill, tent with aluminum foil, and let rest for about 5 minutes. While burgers are resting toast cut side of buns on the grill.
  8. Serve with you choice of condiments with sauce poured over the top.

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Mushroom Smothered Pork Chops Recipe for Two

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mushroom smothered pork chop recipe

This is another simple recipe to feed just 2 people. It does take a little bit of time because the chops are marinated for at least 2 hours, but if you plan your meals ahead of time you can start the marinade the night before. The chops are topped with mushrooms and pepper jack cheese.
(The weather wasn’t permitting, but if I make this dish again I will do it on the grill, I think the grilled flavor would turn them into a delicious treat)

Mushroom Smothered Pork Chops Recipe for Two
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Chops
  • 2 boneless butterflied pork chops (about ½ inch thick – 8 ounces each)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary (crushed)
  • Topping
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 slices pepper Jack cheese.
Instructions
  1. In a medium size bowl mix together all the ingredients for the chops until well combined to form the marinade. Place the chops into a 1 gallon food grade disposable bag and pour the marinade over the chops. Seal, and using your hands on the outside of the bag work the marinade around the chops; refrigerate and marinade for at least 2 hours or overnight. (occasionally work the bag with your hands to thoroughly coat the chops with the marinade)
  2. In a small sauce pan using the butter sauté the mushrooms until tender; salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Remove chops from marinade allowing any excess marinade to run off; discard marinade. Place chops on a broiler pan and broil 4-5 inches from the heat for 6 to 7 minutes on each side. Cook until an instant read thermometer registers 145F, remove chops from the oven, and using a slotted spoon, spoon the mushrooms onto the top of each the chops. Top the mushrooms with the cheese and return the chops to the oven. Continue to broil until cheese is melted – serve hot.

Adapted from Taste of Home Cook Book

Slow Cooker Beer Brats

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With the Super Bowl coming up I thought this would be a good time to post this Slow Cooker Beer Brats recipe. Because they are cooked in the slow cooker they turn out super tender and eliminate any possibility of tough and chewy casings. If you want to you could take this recipe a step farther and finish the brats on the grill.
I you’re looking for a really good game day recipe give these Slow Cooker Beer Brats a try; enjoy.

Slow Cooker Beer Brats
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: Makes 10
Ingredients
  • I you’re looking for a really good game day recipe give these Slow Cooker Beer Brats a try; enjoy.
  • 1 pound onions (peeled and sliced into ¼ inch thick slices)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 10 brats
  • 3 cups beer
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard (plus extra for serving)
  • ½ teaspoon Caraway seeds
  • 1 cup sauerkraut
  • 10 Brat buns or hoagie buns
Instructions
  1. In a medium microwave safe bowl mix together the onion and soy sauce. Microwave for 5 minutes or until onion is softened. (Stir half way through the cooking cycle)
  2. Spread the onion mixture over the bottom of the slow cooker and arrange the brats in a single layer on top. In the same bowl whisk together ¼ cup Dijon mustard, beer, and caraway seeds; pour the mixture over the brats. Cook for 6 – 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.
  3. Remove the brats to a serving platter and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm, add the sauerkraut to the onion mixture in the slow cook, and cook until warm. Pour the mixture though a colander and discard the juices.
  4. Serve brats on the buns covered with the onions, and sauerkraut, and additional mustard.

 

Adapted from Cook’s Country

Grilled Hamburger Sliders Recipe

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With football season here I thought it would be a good time to post this Grilled Burger Sliders Recipe. This is a simple recipe that doesn’t require many ingredients, and because of the size they cook quickly. You can use your choice of condiments on the burgers to make them as fancy as you would like.
Give these Grilled Hamburger Sliders a try; they’re really good.

Grilled Hamburger Sliders Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: makes 8
Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (I used ground chuck)
  • 9 whole wheat slider buns or dollar rolls (divided)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Tear 1 burger bun into pieces and process it in a food processor, or blender, to create fresh bread crumbs - Should have about ½ cup.
  2. Place the burger in a large bowl and add the bread crumbs, garlic, egg white, onion, salt, and pepper; mix thoroughly using your hands. Roll the mixture into 8 equal size balls. (Like making meatballs) and flatten each ball to ½ inch to form patties.
  3. Preheat and prepare grill over high heat, reduce heat to medium, oil grill grates, cover and grill burgers for 8 – 10 minutes on one side. Flip burgers and continue cooking to 160F.
  4. Place buns on grill cut side down and grill until lightly toasted.
  5. Serve with your choice of condiments.

Adapted from beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Grilled Southwest Pork Burgers Recipe

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porkburger recipe

If the shocking price of ground beef is getting you down give this Grilled Southwest Pork Burgers Recipe a try. These burgers have a delicious combination of flavors, and are nice and juicy.
My wife says she likes them better than the grilled ground beef burgers. Although I wouldn’t go that far; these burgers are really good. This is a simple recipe that’s quick to put together, and doesn’t require that many ingredients. For the hot peppers in this recipe, I used Hot Banana pepper rings, but you can substitute the type of peppers you prefer, or have on hand.
Give this one a try; these burgers are delicious.

Grilled Southwest Pork Burgers Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Grilling
Cuisine: Southwest
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 slice hearty white sandwich bread, torn into pieces (you can also process in a blender)
  • 1 shallot (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons low far milk (I used 2%)
  • 2 tablespoons jarred hot pepper rings (chopped)
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1½ teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoons thyme (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried rosemary (crushed)
  • 1½ pounds lean ground pork
  • 4 onion buns (toasted on grill)
Instructions
  1. Using a fork in a large bowl mix together the bread, shallot, milk, hot peppers, soy sauce, Worcestershire, chili powder, thyme, pepper, salt, and rosemary. Mash the bread with the fork while mixing to kind of form a paste. Add the pork to the mixture, and mix using you hands until well combined. Divide meat into 4 equal parts and form 4 patties about ½ inch thick.
  2. Preheat and prepare grill on high heat, reduce heat to medium, and grill patties until nicely browned and slightly charred on one side; flip and continue cooking until done. (150F.) while patties are cooking lightly toast buns cut side down.
  3. Serve with your choice of condiments

 

Adapted from Cooks Country

Mexican Macaroni Salad Recipe

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mexican cold salad recipe

With Labor Day approaching I thought this would be a good time to post another side dish recipe. This is a simple recipe to prepare and will feed a good size crowd. The recipe is mildly seasoned so if you want to heat it up a little bit, it should work out well; Jalapenos would be a good addition to this recipe.
If you looking for a good side dish give this Mexican Macaroni Salad Recipe a try.
This is a good recipe for pot luck, or a Labor Day picnic.

Mexican Macaroni Salad Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 2 ears corn
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • ½ cup black olives (chopped)
  • 6 Roma tomatoes (seeded and diced)
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup jarred salsa
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain, rinse, and set aside to cool.
  2. While macaroni is cooking grill corn over medium high heat until done and slightly charred. Cool and cut kernels off the cob.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the elbow macaroni, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and green onions.
  4. in a medium size bowl mix together the mayo, sour cream, cumin, and salsa until thoroughly combined. Mix the sauce into the macaroni mixture, fold in the cheese; salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve cold

Adapted from Food Network

Gas Grill Smoked Pork Chops Recipe

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Adding smoked flavor to your grilled food can be a nice added touch. This Gas Grill Smoked Pork Chops Recipe adds a nice lightly smoked flavor to the pork chops complimented by a delicious homemade barbeque sauce. The pork chops for this recipe are thick cut to allow enough time for the pork to absorb the smoked flavor before they are finished cooking.

Fire up the grill, place a packed of soaked wood chips between the grate and the burner, and you are ready to create your own smoke flavoring using your gas grill.

This is a simple recipe, and fairly quick. Create the BBQ sauce while your pork chops are smoking – just be sure to use thick cut chops to allow enough smoking time before the chops are done.

Gas Grill Smoked Pork Chops Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Grilling
Serves: Makes 4
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar (packed)
  • Ingredients for Pork Chops
  • 2 cups wood chips (soaked in water for at least 30 minutes)
  • 4 bone in pork chops (cut 1 ½ inch this) original recipe calls for rib chops – they were not available so I used sirloin chops.
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Heavy Duty Aluminum foil to crate packet for wood chips.
Instructions
  1. Using a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil place the wood chips in the center and form the foil into a closed packet around them. Using a knife cut slits in the top of the packet to release the smoke. Place the packet between the primary burner and cooking grate. Preheat and prepare the grill on high heat until foil packet starts to generate smoke. Reduce primary burner to medium high heat and shut all other burners off.
  2. Brush chops lightly with cooking oil and season each one with ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper. Place chops on cool side of grill, close cover, and smoke chops for about 20 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 120F.
  3. While chops are cooking mix all sauce ingredients together in a medium size sauce pan. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat medium, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture starts to thicken. Remove ½ cup of the sauce, and set it aside for a serving sauce.
  4. Brush chops with sauce, and turn the burners under the chops to medium high heat. Continue brushing and turning chops until sauce is used up and chops are slightly charred. Cook to and internal temperature of 145F. Remove chops to a serving platter, tent with aluminum foil, and let rest 10 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve with reserved sauce.

Adapted from Cooks Country Meat Book