Moscato Buttered Pear Pork with Risotto

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I always like to prove to my other half wrong. He seems to think nothing cooked in wine other than my Italian sausage is not edible. I beg to differ for sure! Last night I made this Moscato Buttered Pear Pork with Risotto and he very much so enjoyed it. He told me how he makes better risotto which is funny. He does in the Czech sense. Italian’s make it different and with a different rice. 

Moscato Buttered Pear Pork with Risotto | Mooshu Jenne #shop #cbiasOne of the reasons I love to make risotto is the creamy flavor it has over regular rice. I have to admit that adding a bit of the Star Buttered Olive oil first gives a creamy buttered and toasted nutty taste the risotto.  Pears pair perfectly with pork and the Moscato that is reduced over them to bring out a distinct flavor. 

Star Borges Buttered Flavor Olive Oil

I picked you the Star Butter flavored Olive Oil at Walmart while we were waiting on medicine. She had an allergic reaction to who know’s what! They have her epi pens for next time and some meds for this time. Never fun! At least we walked around and shopped and I found the Star. It really was so tasty with the risotto and the pork. Currently only Walmart carries the Star/Borges butter flavored olive oil. 

Pork at Safeway

I picked up the pork at Tom Thumb (Safeway). Pork loin thinner sliced is perfect for cooking this dish in a skillet when it’s warmer and you don’t want to head up the house. I like to get their all natural pork because I feel it has a better flavor. 

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So are you ready to try my recipe?

Moscato Buttered Pear Pork with Risotto
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
For Pork and Pears
  1. 1 package of thinly sliced pork loins
  2. 1 bartlett pear; sliced into quarters
  3. 1/2 cup Moscato wine
  4. 2 tablespoons Star/Borges Butter flavored Olive oil
For Risotto
  1. 1 1/2 cup risotto
  2. 1 large container chicken broth
  3. 1/2 red onion; diced small
  4. 1 tablespoon Star/Borges butter flavored olive oil
  5. 1 clove of garlic; minced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet/saute pan, add in 2 tablespoons of butter flavored olive oil with pan on medium high heat. Add in pork, 1/2 cup Moscato, and sliced pears. Cook until pork is caramelized on both side and cooked thoroughly. Place pork and pears in glass dish in oven to keep warm while cooking risotto.
  3. In a small pot add 5 cups of chicken broth and bring to a low boil. In a saute pot add in onions, butter olive oil, and garlic. Saute until tender. Add in 1 1/2 cup risotto and toast for about 2 minutes. Add in 1 1/2 cups chicken broth barely to cover. Keep at a low boil. Stirring frequently watch risotto to make sure once the liquid soaks up you add 1 cup at a time until all liquid is soaked and risotto is creamy and tender.
  4. Serve pork and pears with risotto and the rest of the bottle of the Moscato.
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Spicy Vegan Dragon Roll

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Did you know that in Japan Kirin is always drank from a glass. They don’t drink it from the bottle. Kirin’s pure, clean taste is the perfect complement to refined traditional Japanese cuisine such as this Spicy Vegan Dragon Roll, the bold flavors of modern Asian food and other flavor-forward dishes.

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One of Japan’s oldest breweries, with a history dating back to 1888. The mythical Kirin Beast is considered a good omen of serenity and prosperity.  In Japan, when everyone is ready to drink, they salute by saying “kanpai.” Kirin is a great beer and definitely needs to be served in a glass. It pairs perfectly with an Japanese cuisine especially my favorite sushi. 

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 I always think my beer should match my food. When eating Czech food I look for a good plisner or bock. When it comes to sushi a bock wouldn’t fit at all. Kirin is a perfect match to sushi. but the light version is better and goes well with noodles. We enjoyed Kirin with a few friends and they were surprised at the customs and how well Kirin went with the Spicy Vegan Dragon Roll

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Enjoy Kirin Ichiban in Japan but it is now available in select U.S. locations! Single wort brewing process.  All malt formula using only the finest two-row barley malt.  European noble hops.  A distinctively rich flavor, smooth finish, no bitter aftertaste. For the Spicy Vegan Dragon Roll here is the recipe and how to. 

Spicy Vegan Dragon Roll
Yields 3
Cucumber and avocado filled sushi topped with avocado and served with Kirin.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups sushi rice
  2. 2 cups water
  3. 1 large avocado; cut horizontal thin pieces
  4. 1 cucumber; cut vertical long pieces
  5. 3 sheets of sushi nori
  6. 1 -2 tablespoons chili sauce
  7. Few drops of wasabi
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan, add rice and water. Bring to a low boil and then lower heat and cook for 20 minutes or until rice is done. Cool rice.
  2. Take your bamboo sushi roller mat and layer it with plastic wrap. Place sushi nori flat on plastic wrap. Layer with rice on one half side of back. Flip over sushi nori with rice to where the rice is facing down onto the plastic wrap. Place 2 strips of cucumber and a few slices avocado inside. Using the roller, roll sushi forward and use roller to tighten the roll. Roll again and then tighten.
  3. Layer avocado slices over the top and top with plastic wrap. Tighten again. Leaving plastic wrap in place slice into sections. Remove plastic wrap and serve with a side of chili sauce and wasabi.
Notes
  1. Serve with ice cold Kirin in a glass.
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Don’t forget it is Japanese tradition to always serve others before yourself. When in doubt fill their beer first then yours. Candice Kumai’s has partnered with Kirin for more pairing tips ans recipes! Make sure to check her out on Facebook. 

Meat Lovers Lasagna & Easter #NewFavorites

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Spring always seems to be that time of year everyone is getting back into gear. It’s like wiping away that winter fog and getting things ready for a busy summer. What I enjoy about Stouffer’s Meat Lovers Lasagna is how easy it is to make for a springtime dinner. Even better when I am on the run trying to pick up eggs and fun decorations for my daughter to pop this in the oven allowing us more time to decorate.  It’s such an easy meal!
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I love when she can shop herself and just run into Walmart and grab what I send to her on her phone. Generally, her and one of her brother’s will run in and grab a pasta dinner and Texas Toast for the perfect pairing. 

Stouffer's Meat Lover's Lasagna with New York Texas Toast for Spring Dinner #NewFavorites #CollectiveBias #shopYou can just hop on over to the next aisle and pick up your toast. It’s usually a 15 minutes store run. Easy dinner that’s done in less than 30 minutes without all the work. I enjoy that she can make it and I can prepare eggs and the stuff to decorate them.

Stouffer's Meat Lover's Lasagna with New York Texas Toast for Spring Dinner #NewFavorites #CollectiveBias #shopDo you have a go to meal or easy meal that you make when trying to have fun decorating for Easter? What plans do you usually have for Easter. We generally always try to make eggs in plenty of different styles. I think this year I would like to try eggs drawn on with markers. 

Stouffer's Meat Lover's Lasagna with New York Texas Toast for Spring Dinner #NewFavorites #CollectiveBias #shopLasagna is always a meal I think you need more of and really a little bit for each person goes such an absolute long way. This is the family size and it really is enough to feed all six of us with the Texas Toast on the side of course ;) 

Meat Lovers Lasagna and Texas Toast
Serves 6
Meat lovers lasagna with Texas Toast
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package Stouffer's Meat Lovers Lasagna Family Size
  2. 1 box New York Texas Toast
Instructions
  1. Cook Stouffer's lasagna for 9 minutes on high in the microwave and then cook at 50% power for 20 minutes. For Texas Toast just cook as directed on the box. Serve while coloring eggs!
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Italian Parmesan Bacon Wrapped Chicken – Fresh Take

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Don’t you just love Easter with all the pretty colors? I know I do! Every year we always think of a new way to color eggs. It’s just a tradition in our house. I always make the traditional ham and mashed potatoes along with finding a new salad of sorts to make anew. I have to admit I think the teenagers are worn out on ham. Of course the other half and I would eat our weight in ham if we could. Sometimes it’s great to have another option for Easter or a simple spring brunch. These Italian Parmesan Bacon Wrapped Chicken legs made with Kraft Fresh Take are simple and easy. My teen helped me make these along with the Easter Egg Salad pictured in the back.

Italian Parmesan Bacon Wrapped Chicken - Kraft #FreshTake #shop #cbias|MooshuJenne.comThe Kraft Fresh Take was easy to find in Walmart in the cheese section. See below :) During the month of April there will be a printable coupon good for $1 Off Fresh Chicken When You Buy Fresh Take. Get the coupon by clicking here! #FreshTake coupon.

Kraft Fresh Take Store ShotItalian Parmesan Bacon Wrapped Chicken puts a twist on Easter Brunch. While you still have your ham flavor (bacon) you can change it up with an Italian splash. Serve it with easter egg salad or fresh spring greens for a nutritious dish.  Simply wrap the chicken in bacon like below. 

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Just open up the Kraft Fresh Take and mix the cheese and bread crumbs. Roll the bacon wrapped chicken in the mixture, lay into a baking dish, and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes.

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They will come out ready to serve to your family or friends for your Easter brunch or dinner. 

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Italian Parmesan Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Serves 4
Chicken legs wrapped with bacon and breaded with Kraft Fresh Take.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package Kraft Fresh Take Italian Parmesan
  2. 4 chicken legs
  3. 4 strips of bacon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Wrap chicken legs with bacon starting from the leg bottom to the top. Open Kraft Fresh Take Italian Parmesan and mix as directed on the package. Roll chicken in mixture and place in a small baking dish.
  3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes as directed on package until chicken is done and outside is crispy.
Notes
  1. I cooked my chicken covered for one hour and then pulled off the cover and let the topping brown.
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 For more recipes follow along on Facebook, Google +, and Twitter with the hashtag #FreshTake or #CollectiveBias. I would love to hear what your Easter traditions are below. How do you do Easter?

Lemon & Cracked Peppercorn Fish & A Giveaway

Have I mentioned in the past how much I love fish from Gorton’s Seafood? I really do love the fact that with having a daughter with a seafood allergy, Gorton’s makes it easy peasy to make up some seafood for half the house. Now, we tried the Lemon & Cracked Peppercorn Fish which is a part of Gorton’s  ALL NEW Artisan Fillets that are available in Roasted Garlic & Italian Herb, Lemon & Cracked Peppercorn, Southwest Tortilla and Southern Style varieties. 

Lemon & Cracked Peppercorn Fish - Gorton's Seafood | Mooshu Jenne  #RealSolutions

These fillets have just the perfect amount of seasoning and lemon flavor. We used our the cutting board they sent us to cut some fresh spring onions to top it with. We also sided it with a strawberry mango salsa and a baked potato for a simply easy dinner.  Another reason we love Gorton’s is when my son works late all he has to do is come home, pop this in the oven, and have a decent dinner for himself. He also loves them for a late lunch after school (he gets out earlier than most). 

We also picked up the Southern Fried Fish for my other half to use on those nights I take off to the race track or out busy with work. It’s nice to have a go to food. What do you use for your go to foods?

Don’t forget to enter the Real Solutions Sweepstakes between March 3 and April 21.

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OH! We also have a giveaway here too. One U.S. winner can receive two (2) full-value product coupons and a Gorton’s cutting board! How cool is that? To sign up follow the instructions below on the giveaway widget. If you don’t see it you may got to this giveaway link.


Let’s not forget a recipe!

Lemon & Cracked Peppercorn Fish with Strawberry Mango Salsa
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
For Salsa
  1. 10 strawberries; diced
  2. 1 mango; peeled and diced
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
For Fish
  1. Cook fish as directed on the box.
For Salsa
  1. Mix in a small bowl both strawberries and mango. Add salt and stir well. Serve with fish, lemons, and spring onions.
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Baja Chicken Soup

Love this Baja Chicken Soup! It is completely simple to make. It comes together quick on a week night when I really don’t feel like cooking. Yes, I do have those days when cooking or even moving from my bed is a issue. Now and again I cook from cans. It’s one of those deals that I only keep certain canned food in the house. Tomatoes, beans, and corn are alright in my book coming from a can. You won’t find much else canned in my house. Maybe spinach for a quick side dish; the kids like it. 

Baja Chicken Soup | Mooshu Jenne

If allowed I would add spring onions and avocado to every dish. Fresh spring onions just have a mountain of flavor that I love. Avocado is just a fruit I grew up eating in California. It’s my nature to gravitate towards it. What’s great about baja chicken soup is it’s perfect for spring. It’s not a heavy soup which allows it function well during the non wintry season. What spring and summer soups do you like to make? 

Baja Chicken Soup | Mooshu Jenne

I always love chicken in my soup but I am not a real fan of ground beef in soups. To me ground beef belongs in a goulash or maybe a stew. Do you like ground beef in soups?

As I am writing this post the news is coming across that there is a Tornado warning at the Daytona 500. I hope everyone is safe. I remember the year we had tornado warnings at Texas Motor Speedway. We sat in the lot waiting and listening to the scanner as they talked about what to do in case it did it. Some of the chatter was actually pretty funny. 

Baja Chicken Soup | Mooshu Jenne

I do have excited news. I finally got a new car. I am hoping to do a post soon all about it. The guys at the other half’s work where we got the car want me to bring them some food. What would you bring a shop full of guys and some sales men to eat? Cupcakes maybe? Anywho, here is the recipe for the soup. Hope all of you enjoy it; I did!

Baja Chicken Soup
Serves 6
A chicken soup with a spicy base with chicken, corn, black beans, and tomatoes. Topped with avocado and spring onions.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breast; baked
  2. 1 small white onion; diced
  3. 1 large anaheim pepper; ribs removes, seeded and diced
  4. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  5. 48 oz. chicken stock
  6. 3 cloves of garlic; minced
  7. Juice of half a lime
  8. 1 tablespoon cumin
  9. 1 tablespoon paprika
  10. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  11. 1 can black beans; drained
  12. 1 can whole sweet corn; drained
  13. 3 cans fire roasted tomatoes
  14. 1/2 bushel of cilantro; chopped
  15. 1 large avocado; sliced into moon shaped slices
  16. 2 spring onions; sliced
  17. Salt and pepper to taste
  18. 3 to 4 cups of water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bake chicken for one hour. It will cook more in pot so if it is a bit pink it's fine.
  2. In a large pot, add in anaheim peppers, garlic and white onion with one tablespoon olive oil and cook over medium high heat. Saute for about 3 minutes. Add in chicken with cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Stir well. Add in chicken broth. Stir and add in corn, black beans, and fire roasted tomatoes. Stir well combining all ingredients. Add 3 to 4 cups water depending on desired broth amount. Add in cilantro but reserve some for garnish. Add juice of half a lime. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Slice avocados and spring onions. Salt and pepper soup to taste. Serve topped with fresh cilantro, avocados, and spring onions.
Notes
  1. You may use rotisserie chicken in the place of baked chicken to shorten time.
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Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

Gumbo is an art! It comes in many different ways but the key ingredient is the roux. If you don’t make the roux right it can become a complete disaster. Some will make their gumbo with shrimp or crab and others are known to make it with chicken and sausage. While I love a good seafood gumbo my daughter cannot eat seafood. Doesn’t mean we don’t eat it, we just like her to be able to share in the gumbo fun sometimes too. For that reason I make a chicken and andouille sausage gumbo. Andouille sausage really gives the flavor to the gumbo. The chicken gives it a hearty pick up. Then there is the controversy of tomatoes. This is really depending on my mood if I add them or not. Generally, when doing a chicken and andouille sausage gumbo I say it’s 50/50. When doing a seafood gumbo it is always and forever a no. I am just not a fan of tomatoes and seafood. I know I am a Italian a heart and in some sauces it will merry perfectly but in gumbo I am just not a big fan of it.

Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo | Mooshu Jenne

One of my favorite times of the year is Mardi Gras. I love to have an excuse to cook Cajun foods. Not that I necessarily need one but that’s the excuse I give the family :) Gumbo is a good way to get them to eat okra too. They like it fried also but it’s not the healthiest way for them to eat it. King cake has to be the one dessert of this season they cannot get enough of. Other delicious dishes of this season are jambalaya, etouffee, crawfish or low country boil, and some seasoned cornbread fried catfish. What is your favorite Cajun or Creole recipe?

Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo | Mooshu Jenne

My most favorite Cajun/Creole recipe has to be fried alligator. I know it’s not healthy and I really don’t care. It is all about the southern fried goodness when it comes to gator. It should be tender on the inside with an amazing crunchy batter on the outside. Gator is best served with fries, corn and cocktail sauce. When we all go out for Cajun this is what we all generally order. I wish gator was sold on the shelves because I would definitely make it at home. I guess it’s good it is not since it gives me an excuse to go out to dinner.

Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Serves 8
Gumbo full of chicken, sausage, and okra.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time
1 hr 40 min
For Roux
  1. 1 3/4 Cups Olive Oil
  2. 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  3. Juices from baked sausage and chicken
For Gumbo
  1. 1 large white onions; diced
  2. 5 stalks celery; chopped
  3. 1 large green bell pepper; diced
  4. 2 handfuls of okra; sliced
  5. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  6. 3 cloves of garlic; minced
  7. 2 bay leaves
  8. 3 links of andouille sausage
  9. 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  10. 1/2 tablespoon cayenne
  11. 64 oz chicken broth
  12. 4 cups of water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven or digital oven to 400 degrees F. Place sausage and chicken in a dish together and bake for one hour and thirty minutes.
  2. Preheat a large cast iron or enameled cast iron skillet over medium heat. Pour 1 3/4 cups olive oil and juices from sausage and chicken bake into the skillet. Allow oil to come to temperature. Whisking vigorously, add the two cups of flour to the oil making sure to thoroughly combine. Switch to a wooden spoon to constantly stir for about 20 minutes or until the roux is a dark red caramel color.
  3. Add onions to roux and pour into a large pot. Add in celery, garlic and green bell pepper. Top with chicken broth just to cover and cook for about 8 minutes. Add in the rest of the chicken stock and water. Add in sliced sausage and shredded up chicken. Add in bay leaves, cayenne pepper, and paprika. Cook on low for 20 minutes.
  4. While gumbo is on a low boil add sliced okra and one tablespoon of olive oil to a skillet. Fry okra for about 4 to 6 minutes on medium low heat to remove stickiness. Add to gumbo pot. Salt and pepper gumbo to taste. Cook on low for another 10 minutes until all flavors merry.
  5. Serve with a scoop full of white rice and top with spring onions.
Notes
  1. Gumbo is an art form. Never ever leave it while cooking.
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Please check out these other great Mardi Gras, Cajun or Creole recipes. You can always follow along with hashtag #Foodelicious.

Cajun Shrimp Lettuce Wraps – Savvy in the Kitchen
 
King Cake with Almond Filling - The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch 

 

Ropa Vieja with Patatas Bravas

I thought it would be first important to take about the origin of Ropa Vieja. Many think it to come from Cuba but in all actuality it came from Spain’s Canary Islands.  Ropa vieja originated in the Canary Islands (Spain), which were the last place ships from Spain would stop on the way to the Americas. They were also the first place that Spanish ships coming from the Americas would stop en route back to Spain. Due to this, Canarian culture is very similar to the Caribbean as well as Spain. This is how ropa vieja arrived in the islands; with the Canarian immigrants. The original version of ropa vieja contained leftovers, but later became a shredded meat dish with chickpeas and potatoes in the Canary Islands.

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I find this really interesting because well I find pirates astounding. The TV shows, the movies and the real stories of horror. Ships are also fascinating to me. To think if you were on a ship for months at a time and then you get to port to eat some ropa vieja. That must have been a joy for those sailors. It is definitely one of my favorite dishes from the Mediterranean region. 

Ropa Vieja via Mooshu JenneThey even have a story about ropa vieja. As the oldest story goes is a man whose family was coming to his home for dinner. Being very poor, the man could not buy them enough food when they came. To remedy his situation, he went to his closet, gathered some old clothes (ropa vieja) and imbued them with his love. When he cooked the clothes, his love for his family turned the clothes into a wonderful beef stew. How interesting what love can do right?

 
I am entering this recipe as a part of a contest so I here is to hoping that I win!
Ropa Vieja with Patatas Bravas
Serves 6
Ropa vieja is flank steak slow cooked in spices sided with patatas bravas.
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
6 hr
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
6 hr
For Ropa Vieja
  1. 4 lb. flank steak
  2. 1 white onion, sliced in rounds
  3. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
  5. 1 can (12 oz.) tomato paste
  6. 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced into strips
  7. 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced into strips
  8. 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  9. 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  10. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  11. 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  12. 2 bay leaves
  13. 1 tablespoon paprika
  14. 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  15. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  16. 3 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  17. Salt and pepper to taste
For Patatas Bravas
  1. 1 bag red potatoes; quartered
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. Sea salt
For Sauce
  1. 1/2 white onion, diced
  2. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 teaspoon paprika
  4. 1 teaspoon cayenne
  5. 1-12 oz. can tomato paste
  6. 2 teaspoon hot sauce
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 3 cups water
For Ropa Vieja
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large, deep glass baking dish add flank steak and top with onions. Add minced garlic, chipotle peppers, jalapeno, bell peppers, vinegar, and cilantro. Top with diced tomatoes, tomato paste and vegetable broth. Add in oregano, cumin, paprika, and bay leaves. Cover with foil and cook for five hours until meat pulls apart and is tender.
For Patatas Bravas
  1. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper layer quartered red potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and top with sea salt. Pop into the oven with Ropa Vieja and cook for about 45 minutes until tender. Once tender broil potatoes on high for 3 minutes until browned. If potatoes are browned by just baking there is no need to broil.
For Sauce
  1. In a saute pan, add olive oil, minced garlic, and onion. Top with a bit of salt. Cook on medium to low heat until onion becomes translucent. Careful not to brown the garlic or onions. If they start to brown lower the heat. Once translucent add in tomato paste, water and spices. Whisk well. Add hot sauce and cook on low until sauce is thickened. Once thickened turn off heat and use to top potatoes.
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#Ad Strawberry and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

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Who said strawberries don’t go on a sausage breakfast sandwich? Well I do! When I was a kid we always added strawberry jam to our breakfast sandwiches. I thought why not remove the sugar and just top a breakfast sandwich with yummy strawberries. In my house with plenty of teenagers the best breakfast is one that is easy to eat on the go. Sometimes that can mean very unhealthy breakfasts for them. I prefer fresh fruits and good meats for protein in the morning. It gives the necessary energy needed for their day for a quick healthy breakfast. You have to try this strawberry and sausage breakfast sandwich.

#ad Strawberry and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich  #TheWrightBreakfast

I picked up the Wright Brand sausage in a tube at Walmart and used some for my breakfast sandwiches and the rest to top over spaghetti. We cooked it in a burgundy wine before topping it on the spaghetti. Anyway, this is my recipe for a strawberry and sausage breakfast sandwich. Walmart stores will have a demo on January 30 – February 2. You may look over the demo list here to find a location nearest you. I love store demos because it gives me a chance to really have a taste of the product and know what I would pair with it. Do you like store demos? What are your favorites?

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I really love that Wright Brand Sausage was tasty and actually affordable. I hope that you will take a moment and search the hashtag #TheWrightBreakfast to see all the other great recipes from other bloggers with Wright brand sausage.  You can also follow along on Twitter at @WrightBacon or on Facebook at Wright Brand Bacon.

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Here is the recipe for the Strawberry and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Strawberry and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich
Serves 6
Flaky jumbo biscuit topped with Wright Brand sausage and sliced fresh strawberries.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. Wright Brand sausage tube
  2. 1 can of jumbo biscuits
  3. 10 strawberries; sliced
Instructions
  1. In a medium pan, roll sausage into patties and cook until done per package directions. While cooking sausage bake biscuits according to package directions.
  2. Slice strawberries and layer on bottom and top of biscuits. Add sausage to the bottom layer of the biscuit and add top and strawberries. Serve fresh or wrap with plastic wrap and save for breakfast on the go.
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Italian Chicken Roll Ups

This one went over really well with V. I got plenty of compliments on it. He’s words “Best chicken ever!”. With plenty of variations of this recipe all over the internet I decided to have some fun and play around with. I really wanted a dish with a good flavor, tender chicken, and real Italian flare. This Italian Chicken Roll Ups recipe does the trick. 

Italian Chicken Roll Ups

The bit of heat from the peperoncini’s and their juice along with the roasted stewed tomatoes sends something epic for the taste buds. What I truly love about this recipe is the ability to use the last few slices of sandwich meat and turn it into dinner! Like many of the others I did not add marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce as I thought it to thick and drown the chicken. The roasted stewed tomatoes over the top has to be my most favorite part. It pairs well with any rice such as peppered rice, lemon garlic rice, or even basic brown rice. Use the juices from the bottom of the chicken pan to drizzle over plain rice for extra flavor. 

Italian Chicken Roll Ups

 Tell me what’s your favorite chicken recipe? Do you like if fried, baked, or simmered on the stove? My favorite would have to be bourbon chicken or chicken lo mein. They are both easy to make and full of flavor. Has to the combination of the brown sugar and soy sauce when it comes to bourbon chicken. 

Italian Chicken Roll Ups are super simple to make. Very budget friendly as you only use three chicken breasts and it makes nine chicken roll ups. This is a good one for when you have friends over for dinner or have a crowd to feed. It looks pretty too! Serve in the casserole dish or on a appetizer tray. You can also size these down to make appetizer bites too.

Italian Chicken Roll Ups
Yields 9
Chicken rolled with salami and pepperoni stuffed with peperoncini's baked in peperoncini juice and stewed tomatoes.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 boneless skinless chicken breast; sliced lengthwise into threes
  2. 9 slices of salami
  3. 9 slices of pepperoni
  4. 1 cup peperoncini juice
  5. 1/3 cup peperoncini's
  6. 2 cans stewed tomatoes
  7. Salt and pepper
  8. Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil casserole dish with olive oil.
  2. On a large cutting board slice chicken lengthwise into threes. Lay one piece of chicken down and layer with salami, pepperoni, and peperoncini's. Roll from top to end. Place in dish with fold end down. Repeat with the rest of the chicken.
  3. Top chicken with peperoncini juice and two cans of stewed tomatoes. Salt and pepper the dish. Cover and bake for an hour and ten minutes. Remove foil and bake for another twenty minutes. Remove from oven and serve warm.
Notes
  1. Cook rice when chicken has cooked for an hour and ten minutes. Top rice with juice from chicken when serving.
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