Add Color and Nutrition to Your Grill

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Hey all- in my world- its grilling season already! We have had a few nice days and you can bet my grill was out cooking away! There is nothing more appetizing than the smell of freshly grilled food! Continue reading “Add Color and Nutrition to Your Grill”

Weekly Ad Recipe – Mediterranean Pot Roast

Weekly Ad Recipe Mediterranean Pot Roast www.cobornsblog.com

This recipe is outstanding and the Mediterranean flavor puts this roast over the top. I love the sun-dried tomato and olive flavors in this roast. Since I love olives I also added a few Kalamata olives to this recipe. Enjoy… I did!

Jayne,
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Mediterranean Pot Roast
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 3 Lb. Boneless Rump Roast
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove, finely chopped
  • ⅓ Cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes In Oil, drained and chopped
  • ½ Cup Sliced Pitted Ripe Olives
  • ½ Cup Beef Broth
  • ½ Cup Frozen Pearl Onions
Instructions
  1. Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook beef in skillet about 5 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  3. Sprinkle with salt, Italian seasoning and garlic; remove from skillet.
  4. Place beef, seasoned side up, in 4 or 5 quart slow cooker.
  5. Spread tomatoes and olives over roast.
  6. Add broth and onions.
  7. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 7-8 hours until beef reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
  8. Remove beef from slow cooker; cover and let stand 15 minutes.
  9. Slice beef; serve with beef juice and onions from slow cooker.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing: 14 Hands Cabernet

 

Ultimate Baked Beans Featuring: Four Brothers Bacon

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It’s almost football season, which means back to school, cooler weather, shorter days, and of course tailgating get-togethers. Be the host (or guest) with the most this fall with this wonderful baked beans recipe. This side dish takes a fun spin on a traditional in-the-can baked beans recipe, but it is almost just as simple!

To begin, I purchased one 12 oz. pack of Four Brothers smoked bacon along with my other http://cobornsblog.com/2015/08/30/ultimate-baked-beans-featuring-four-brothers-bacon/subheadercoborns-2/ingredients. I cooked and prepared the bacon to my liking and prepped all of my other ingredients by measuring out the correct amounts. Once my sauces were measured and my onions were chopped I emptied the 2 cans of Bush’s Baked Beans into the slow cooker and then added in the ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce and brown sugar.

Next I chopped up the bacon into pieces. Instead of chopping the bacon pieces up with a knife, I opted to use a heavy-duty kitchen scissors. I found this to be easier because the grease from the bacon can make cutting bacon a little tricky and it was also a quicker option. Once the bacon is added, simply stir the ingredients thoroughly together in the slow cooker and heat on high for about 30 minutes or until cooked throughout. You can then reduce the heat to low or warm.

This dish is great and is made so simple because it can be prepared in a slow cooker with very little maintenance. I personally love anything that has been prepared in a slow cooker, and it’s even easier way to haul this side dish to a tailgating party and to keep it warm prior to it being served. However, this dish can also be prepared by cooking it in the oven in a large oven safe dish. Simply bake it in a 400°F oven for 30 minutes, or until warmed throughout.

Kids and adults alike will love this recipe- who could resist barbecue sauce and bacon? And now you have a fun and tasty alternative to an age-old side dish.

I hope you were fond of this fun recipe and that your transition from summer to fall is a smooth one! Enjoy!

 

Ultimate Baked Beans Featuring: Four Brothers Bacon
 
Ingredients
  • 12 Oz. Package Four Brothers Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • ½ Cup Mustard
  • 2 – 28 Oz. Cans Baked Beans
  • 1 Small Sweet Onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup Barbeque Sauce
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and stir.
  2. Cook in slow cooker on high for about 30 minutes or until cooked throughout.
  3. Reduce heat to low or warm, while serving.
Notes
Alternate cooking method:
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine all ingredients in a large oven safe dish and stir.
Bake in 400°F oven for 30 minutes or until cooked throughout.

 

Weekly Ad Recipe – Italian Style Blue Marlin Steaks

Weekly Ad Recipe - Italian Style Blue Marlin Steaks www.cobornsblog.com

I absolutely loved this recipe because it was so quick and easy. The pairing of the onions, garlic, tomatoes and fresh basil put it over the top. I served it over rice with a side of fresh zucchini and summer squash. Enjoy… I did!

Jayne,
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Italian Style Blue Marlin Steaks
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4-6 Oz. Blue Marlin Steaks
  • 4 T. Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Onion, chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 28 Oz. Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 6 T. Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 2 T. Capers
  • 4 T. Italian Parsley, chopped
  • 1 Cup White Wine
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat and sauté the onions and garlic until the onions soften.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, basil, capers, parsley and wine and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Place the fish in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray and pour the tomato mixture over the fish and bake in a 400 degree oven for 12-18 minutes and until internal temperature of fish reaches at least 145 degrees.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay

 

Layered Taco Dip

Layered Taco Dip

As I am adding the details to this blog, it is a dreary Wednesday. It’s already been a long week of work and I am ready to relax, but of course my day doesn’t end at the 5:00pm hour- we have a potluck to go to tonight. You know I love a good potluck, but I’m burnt out, have a case of the mid-week blues and need an easy recipe. For tonight, I decided to make a taco dip to share. It’s easy, quick, you don’t need a lot of ingredients and it’s always sure to be a hit.

In my recipe I simply top my sour cream, cream cheese, taco seasoning mixture with shredded lettuce, green onions, chopped tomatoes and shredded cheese. That is only because I have a picky family, you could add many more ingredients to this for some extra flavor. For example I’ve tried things like sliced black olives, black beans, chopped jalapeños, sliced avocado, salsa, taco sauce, diced chilies, etc. You get the idea. So be creative, add what you like and serve with your favorite tortilla chips. I hope you enjoy this yummy dish and that you keep calm and carry on through the rest of your work week. Stay strong- the weekend is in sight!

Layered Taco Dip
 
Ingredients
  • 2 - 1 Oz. Packages Taco Seasoning Mix
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • 16 Oz. Cream Cheese
  • 16 Oz. Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 Green Onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix together cream cheese and sour cream. Use electric mixer to obtain a less lumpy texture, or stir by hand to create a cottage cheese texture.
  2. Add both packages of taco seasoning mix.
  3. Spread evenly onto a serving platter.
  4. Evenly layer shredded lettuce, onions, cheese and tomatoes on top of cheese mixture.
Notes
Add more layers by using black olives, black beans, chopped jalapenos, sliced avocado, salsa, taco sauce, diced chilies, etc.
You can also season the top of the dip with a Mexican seasoning mix.