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This Beef Jerky Recipe got rave reviews

  • 2 pounds lean beef, such as round steak, flank steak or London broil
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
4.5/5 (12 Votes)

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Onion Bombs look small, but they are jam-packed with flavor and are surprisingly filling

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 to 4 medium/large yellow onions
  • 1 package of Bacon
  • Additional BBQ Sauce for dipping
4.3/5 (24 Votes)

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Combine all ingredients except wieners in sauce pan

  • 1 pound cocktail wieners or franks, cut in 1" pieces
  • 2 teaspoon French's mustard
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
4.1/5 (23 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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Bacon and Onion Dip recip! With crisp bacon and sweet caramelized onions, you'll question why you used the packaged...

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup red onions, diced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
4.2/5 (14 Votes)

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Deboned chicken wings make a yummy appetizer or main dish with Cambodian flair when stuffed with sausage, mung bean...

  • 20 chicken wings, wingtips included
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup (2 ounces) mung bean thread noodles, soaked for one hour and cut into 1/2-inch lengths
  • 8 wood ear mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon sweet soy sauce or oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
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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Andouille is the Cajun smoked sausage so famous nationally today

  • 3 pounds boned pork butt
  • 1 pound pork back fat
  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/3 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon Morton Tender Quick Home Meat Cure
  • 1/2 cup ice water
4.3/5 (30 Votes)

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These honey buffalo meatballs and sweet and spicy, perfect as an appetizer or even for dinner! Serve with a side o...

  • MEATBALLS:
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 22 saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1/3 cup dry minced onion
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoons black pepper
  • HONEY BUFFALO SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot Original Sauce, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
4.2/5 (29 Votes)

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Halloween nachos can be made any day of the year, but the blue tortilla chips topped with orange cheese give these

  • 30 blue corn tortilla chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken (from 2 pound chicken)
  • 1 cup drained rinsed Progresso® black beans (from 15 ounce can)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, about 8 ounces
  • Fresh cilantro leaves and chopped green onions, if desired
  • Salsa, if desired
4.4/5 (15 Votes)

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Spicy Chicken Pot Stickers with Ginger and Green Onion Dipping Sauce is the perfect recipe to feed a hungry crowd s...

  • GINGER AND GREEN ONION DIPPING SAUCE:
  • 8 ounces ground chicken breast, uncooked, about 1 cup
  • 1/4 cup canned whole or sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, snipped
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 20 wonton wrappers
  • 1 recipe ginger and green onion dipping sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
4.5/5 (6 Votes)

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Make sure to have skewers to serve these beautiful meatballs with sweet mango and bitter radicchio, which balance a...

  • MEATBALLS:
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces ground dark turkey meat
  • 8 ounces spicy Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 3 tablespoons packed golden brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • Zest of 1 small lemon
  • 2 to 3 large mangoes, peeled, pitted and cut into thirty six 3/4-inch cubes
  • 36 (1-inch) pieces torn radicchio leaves
4.4/5 (12 Votes)

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