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Finger licking good... Easy Country-Style BBQ Ribs!

  • DRY RUB:
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika (smoked is great)
  • RIBS:
  • 4 pounds country style pork ribs
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups beer
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
4/5 (55 Votes)

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You get the best of two world in this Cheeseburger Quesadillas recipe

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground sirloin
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 24 dill pickle chips plus 2 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 8 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2-cups)
  • Cooking spray
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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These avocado egg rolls are extremely tasty and so easy to throw together if you have some friends coming over and ...

  • AVOCADO EGG ROLLS:
  • 3 large ripe avocados, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, packed in olive oil, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspooon salt
  • Egg roll wrappers
  • Water (for sealing edges of eggrolls)
  • Oil (for frying)
  • CREAMY CILANTRO RANCH DIP:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 green onion
  • 1/2 jalapeño
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ranch mix
4.2/5 (11 Votes)

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These Vietnamese summer rolls filled with roast beef from the deli and an assortment of crisp vegetables for a ligh...

  • 1 large garlic clove, smashed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Thai green curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 cups coleslaw mix
  • 0.5-pounds rare deli roast beef, thinly sliced and cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 24 6-inch round rice paper wrappers, plus more in case of breakage
4.5/5 (11 Votes)

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This sweet potato hummus recipe has everything going for it

  • 1 very large sweet potato, scrubbed clean and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 can cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, start with 1/2 tsp and add more if you like the smoky heat!
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • a few dashes salt
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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Forget processed cheese goop! This queso fundido (melted cheese) dip is made with Cheddar and Muenster cheeses, wit...

  • 2 poblano chile peppers
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces fresh chorizo, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup lager
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese, about 8 ounces
  • 2 cups grated muenster cheese, about 8 ounces
  • Tortilla chips, for serving
4.1/5 (21 Votes)

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These Crock Pot BBQ Meatballs are crazy delicious! They are a perfect Superbowl party food that will be enjoyed by ...

  • 1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quick oats
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
4.4/5 (20 Votes)

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Crab Artichoke Dip in a Bread Bowl is a delicious way to curve your guests' appetites before the main course is ser...

  • 1 large or 2 small round sourdough bread or rye bread
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, brought to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 (14-ounce) jar artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, and chopped
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar lump crab
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon buffalo hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup parmesan
  • 1 cup mozzarella or sharp white cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack, shredded
4.4/5 (16 Votes)

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Bacon makes this spicy guacamole so much better! Use less jalapeños if your prefer a milder version

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped, about 1/4 cup
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons drained jarred pickled jalapeño slices, chopped, plus 2 teaspoons brine
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped
  • tortilla chips, for serving
4.5/5 (16 Votes)

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This is a basic recipe for cheese fondue that highlights a cheddar cheese, instead of a traditional swiss or gruyer...

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground dry mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
4.4/5 (14 Votes)

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A scrumptious, super simple supreme pizza dip made with cream cheese, Italian shredded cheese, pizza sauce, sausage...

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups Italian blend cheese, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 10 to 12 pepperoni slices
  • 1/3 cup cooked Italian sausage
  • 3 tablespoons bell pepper, any color, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons black olives, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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I've been making this Hot Pecan Crab Dip recipe for years and it's always a huge hit with my family and friends

  • 8 ounces crab, fully cooked and flaked
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan, grated & divided
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 to 8 jalapeños, chopped and deseeded
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Texas pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crackers
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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