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Make beef, pork, lamb, chicken or turkey the star of your starters. Meat and Poultry Appetizers give your meal a satisfying start as dips, spreads, kabobs, nachos and more!

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Rate this recipe 4.8/5 (20 Votes)
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Servings 24
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 55

  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 8 to 12 slices of thin cut bacon, cut into halves or thirds
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Parsley, for garnish

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These sweet chicken bacon bites are easy to snack on! Bet you can't eat just one! Great for a party or family movie...

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Pulled pork nachos are easy, hearty, and cheesy of course! Serve them up at a party or family gathering along with ...

  • 3 large handfuls of tortilla chips
  • 1 cup leftover carnitas or pulled pork
  • 1 tablespoon barbeque seasoning
  • 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions, sliced
4.4/5 (21 Votes)

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Sausage wontons will be a hit at your next tailgate, snack on these savory bite sized morsels of fun!

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 60 wonton wrappers
  • Vegetable oil
4.5/5 (28 Votes)

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Taco burger sliders are the best of both worlds; tacos and well burgers! Slide these onto your plate and into your

  • 2 tablespoons lower sodium salsa, such as Newman's Own® Mild Salsa*
  • 4 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1 pound 90% lean ground beef
  • 4 very thin slices 2% cheddar cheese (about 3 ounces), halved (optional)
  • 8 small round whole wheat dinner or potato rolls, split and, if desired, toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup lower sodium salsa
4.1/5 (14 Votes)

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Put the chicken on the barbie! Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs make a grilled treat that goes good with any side dish!

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 small onions, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 12 skewers
4.5/5 (39 Votes)

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These potato pancakes are great to use up leftover mashed potatoes and are a family favorite!

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 4 cups cold leftover mashed potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
4.5/5 (273 Votes)

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These meatballs are delicious in their bourbon whiskey sauce

  • 1 pound bag frozen meatballs
  • 1/2 cup ketchup, heaping
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cups bourbon whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
4.4/5 (232 Votes)

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Crock pots are so convenient, plug them in and go to work

  • MEATBALLS:
  • 20 ounces (1.3 pounds) ground turkey breast 93% lean
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Reggiano Parmigiano cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt + fresh pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes (I like Tuttorosso)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil or parsley
4.5/5 (127 Votes)

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The perfect Beef & Broccoli recipe for your Crockpot

  • 1 pound boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 cup beef consumme
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar or honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cooled sauce from the crock pot after being cooked
4.5/5 (122 Votes)

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Hawaiian rolls with ham and cheese are glazed with a mixture of brown sugar, butter and Worcestershire sauce, then ...

  • 3/4 sticks butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoons French's mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 package King's Hawaiian Rolls
  • 12 slices honey baked ham
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
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There are two types of frozen chicken wings out there -- the giant party wings that come with a couple dozen pieces...

  • 10 small chicken wings
  • 48 ounces shortening
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Kraft Macaroni & Cheese cheddar cheese topping (or Molly McButter cheese sprinkles)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash ground clove
  • 2 tablespoons Crystal Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon water
3.8/5 (251 Votes)

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Thinly sliced potatoes are topped with bacon, cheese and onions

  • 1/4 pound bacon, diced
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • butter
  • Green Onions (optional)
4.5/5 (95 Votes)

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Make crispy popcorn chicken at home

  • POPCORN CHICKEN:
  • 4 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Canola oil for frying
  • HONEY DILL SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh or frozen dill, finely chopped
4.5/5 (44 Votes)

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Perfect blend of cheeses mixed with spinach and minced shallots, and, of course, bacon! Serve with crackers or pit

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/3 cup shallots, finely minced
  • 2 cups spinach leaves, sliced, firmly packed
  • 8 ounces Neufchatel cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup Daisy Brand Sour Cream
4.4/5 (55 Votes)

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Bacon and puff pastry wrap tender asparagus spears for this delightful appetizer

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 6 to 8 slices bacon
  • 12-15 asparagus spears
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt
  • Pepper
5/5 (8 Votes)

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