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Grilled chicken wings are another thing entirely from their deep-fried cousins

  • SAUCE:
  • 3 pounds chicken wings, tips separated and reserved for stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for grill
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Frank's Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce (or similar brand)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
4.5/5 (31 Votes)

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Makes a beef jerky using your standard oven

  • 4 pounds round steak cut into strips no thicker than 1/4 inch (if you freeze the steak a few minutes beforehand, slicing is much easier)
  • 4 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 1/3 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 1/3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 pinches sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
  • 1 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
4.5/5 (27 Votes)

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A perfect marinade is what makes this beef jerky so good! Preparation is a breeze, the hard part is waiting for the...

  • Homemade Beef Jerky
  • 4 pounds London broil beef or 4 pounds flank steaks
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, more if you like it hot
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup Frank's red hot sauce
4.3/5 (28 Votes)

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These are incredibly delicious meatballs

  • MEATBALLS:
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, 1/4-inch dice
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
  • Pinch crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground veal
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves, chopped finely
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • MARINARA SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 pound pancetta, diced
  • 2 large Spanish onions, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 4 large garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
  • 4 (28-ounce) cans Italian plum San Marzano tomatoes
4.2/5 (44 Votes)

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Kek pua'a is a Samoan version of bao, which you can sometimes find in Chinese restaurants

  • FILLING:
  • 2 small pork chops, minced
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • DOUGH:
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
4.2/5 (67 Votes)

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Easy and filling baked beans with hamburger and bacon make a great meal that you can prepare ahead and quick to put...

  • 1/2 pound hamburger
  • 1/2 pound bacon or more if you like bacon like I do
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 can drained dark red kidney beans
  • 1 can drained butter beans
  • 1 tall can bushes baked beans
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
4.2/5 (46 Votes)

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Jalapeño Cream Cheese Cocktail Meatballs are a good starter for your next holiday or game day party

  • MEATBALLS:
  • 1-pound 80 to 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub of Philadelphia Jalapeño Cream Cheese Spread, brought to room temperature, or 1 (8-ounce) package of creams cheese plus 1 (4-ounce) can diced jalapeños, drained
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • RANCH DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, plus more to taste
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, plus more to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed, plus more to taste
  • coarse salt and fresh black pepper to taste
4.4/5 (31 Votes)

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These pinwheels are easy to make in advance for a party and with only 3 ingredients, they're a very simple option f...

  • 1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 pound thin sliced salami
  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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BBQ beef tips can be served over mashed potatoes or rice, or served with toothpicks as a hearty appetizer

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound sirloin steak, cubed
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
3.9/5 (85 Votes)

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These delicious Hawaiian Ham Roll Sliders are great for a picnic, a party, a main dish or just a snack

  • 1 package Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls
  • 1 onion, minced or grated
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 package deli sandwich ham
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
4.2/5 (45 Votes)

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This isn't your normal basic cheese ball! Bacon Spinach Cheese Ball is sure to be a hit at your next party, if you ...

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4.4/5 (25 Votes)

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Check out this recipe that will be a real treat on game day or whenever you are in need of a delicious appetizer

  • 4 ounces tortilla chips, about 4 cups
  • 1 can (9.75-ounces) Swanson® Premium Pulled Pork in Barbecue Sauce, undrained
  • 1 medium tomato, diced, about 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeño pepper slices, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese, 4 ounces
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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