Thursday, June 04, 2015

Greek Chicken Burgers with Pickled Red Onion and Greek Yogurt Sauce

The Menu:
Greek Chicken Burgers
Assembled Burger. Yum!!
Precooked, mixed-in ingredients
Nicely Grilled!
On the left are the Quick Pickled Onions. On the right is the Greek Yogurt sauce with fresh herbs.


 

The Original Recipe:
My boys bought me some fresh herb plants for Mother's Day. I have been using them in everything I can find. This hit the spot!! I found this on NutmegNanny found through Pintrest. Of course, I changed a few things. My way will follow down below after this original recipe. These were so good! I do recommend grilling them. I love love love the fresh herbs!!

I served it with Greek Roasted potatoes, carrots and green beans. I just chopped up the potatoes and carrots, added the green beans all to a bowl. I drizzled with olive oil, lemon pepper seasoning, oregano, garlic powder, dill and salt. I roasted on 425 for about 30 minutes and then broiled them for about 5 minutes to crisp up the top.

Greek Chicken Burgers {with pickled red onion and Greek yogurt sauce}

These Greek chicken burgers are slathered with Greek yogurt sauce and and homemade quick pickled red onions. This sandwich is packed full of flavor!
Yield: 6-8 sliders
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

For pickled red onion:
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 thinly sliced large red onion
For Greek yogurt sauce:
  • 1 (6 ounce) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
For chicken burgers:
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced mint
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Baby spinach
  • 6-8 slider buns

Directions:

For pickled red onion:
In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, brown sugar, salt and water. When you no longer see any sugar or salt in the mixture add your onion and let sit on the counter for at least an hour.

Store leftovers in the fridge with a little bit of the pickling juice.
I like to do this first so it can pickle while I put together and cook the burgers.
For Greek yogurt sauce:
In a small bowl add everything and mix together. Keep in the fridge until ready to use. When you are ready to serve give a taste and add more salt if needed.

(Keep in mind the burgers contain feta cheese which will add a bit of salt to the finished sandwich)
For chicken burgers:
In a large bowl add ground chicken, feta cheese, mint, parsley, red bell pepper, salt and black pepper.

Using your hands mix together until thoroughly combined. Divide meat mixture into 6 - 8 slider sized burgers.
Over medium heat, cook on the grill until the inside of the burger is no longer pink. {If you do not have a grill you can pan fry the burgers in one tablespoon of olive oil.}
To assemble the burgers add Greek yogurt sauce to the top and bottom of the bun, add burger, baby spinach and a few pickled red onions.



The Way I Made It My Own:
I added a few things like more seasonings into the burgers. I felt it needed jazzed up a bit with some more seasonings, and could hold on to the dried herb flavors well.

Greek Chicken Burgers {with pickled red onion and Greek yogurt sauce}

These Greek chicken burgers are slathered with Greek yogurt sauce and and homemade quick pickled red onions. This sandwich is packed full of flavor!
 
Yield: 6-8 sliders
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

For pickled red onion:
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 thinly sliced large red onion
For Greek yogurt sauce:
  • 1 (6 ounce) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
For chicken burgers:
  • 2 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced mint
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano ( tbls. fresh if you have it)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
 
  • Baby spinach
  • 8-10 buns

Directions:

For pickled red onion:
In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, brown sugar, salt and water. When you no longer see any sugar or salt in the mixture add your onion and let sit on the counter for at least an hour.
Store leftovers in the fridge with a little bit of the pickling juice.
I like to do this first so it can pickle while I put together and cook the burgers.
For Greek yogurt sauce:
In a small bowl add everything and mix together. Keep in the fridge until ready to use. When you are ready to serve give a taste and add more salt if needed.
(Keep in mind the burgers contain feta cheese which will add a bit of salt to the finished sandwich)
For chicken burgers:
In a large bowl add ground chicken, feta cheese, mint, parsley, garlic, dried oregano, red bell pepper, salt and black pepper.
Using your hands mix together until thoroughly combined. Divide meat mixture into-10 burgers.

Over medium heat, cook on the grill until the inside of the burger is no longer pink. {If you do not have a grill you can pan fry the burgers in one tablespoon of olive oil.}
To assemble the burgers add Greek yogurt sauce to the top and bottom of the bun, add burger, baby spinach and a few pickled red onions.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Green Chili with Pork

The Menu:
Green Chili with Pork
 


The Original Recipe:
My past recipes have been posting the Original Recipe, and then showing how I have changed it to make it my own. This recipe is my own, at it's start. I don't even remember where an original was from, but I created it just from eating this dish and guessing what was in it. Voila! It's delicious!

Green Chili with Pork

2lb.s Pork Stew meat
4-6 Tomatillos
1 Poblano Pepper
3 Cloves Garlic
Fresh Cilantro (about 1 cup)
4 green onions
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
1 can Hominy
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. coriander

Peel Tomatillos and cut in half. Place tomatillos, poblano and garlic (still in paper) on baking sheet. Broil until charred a bit on outside. Pull out of oven and let rest. Peel skin off of poblano. Place roasted tomatillo, peeled garlic (will slide right out of paper at this point), green onions and cilantro in blender and blend. Meanwhile, sauté pork with salt and pepper in some olive oil until crispy on outsides. Pour in chicken broth to scrape up bottom of pan. Add tomatillo mixture, cumin and coriander (more salt and pepper to taste). Add hominy. Stir to combine and simmer for 30 minutes until pork is tender and flavors meld... Serve with rice or cornbread.

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

The Menu:
Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

The Original Recipe:
You cannot go wrong with this delicious crockpot meal! I love Italian Beef Sandwiches. While you cannot get them here, in Florida, I can certainly make them like back in Chicago!

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches Ingredients
2-3 lb bottom round beef roast
1 cup water
1 tablespoon Italian seasonings
1 packet McCormick Au Ju
1 small jar pepperoncini rings

To Serve:
Provalone Cheese
 French Rolls
Giardiniera (Optional as you will have pepperoncini rings)

Place roast into the slow cooker. Add water, Italian seasonings, Au Ju packet and small jar pepperoncini rings. Cook on low 6-8 hours until roast falls apart. Serve on French rolls topped with Cheese and Giardiniera if desired. Make sure you soak that bun with the Au Ju! YUM!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Easy Pull Apart Pizza Bread

The Way I Made It My Own:
I am posting recipes I don't want to lose! I have changed this from a recipe I found on Pinterest to make it my own way. No pictures. Just recipes. Simply delicious.

Easy Pull Apart Pizza Bread
 
 Easy Pull Apart Pizza Bread recipe that takes hardly no time to throw together.
Ingredients
  • 4 Cans of Pizza Dough or Biscuits
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese (or your favorite cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons of a really good Basil
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 - 8 oz package of pepperoni (we used the turkey)
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 Jar Pizza Sauce
  
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut pizza dough or biscuits into quarters
  3. Cut the pepperoni into smaller pieces
  4. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and toss so that the oil is spread evenly on each piece of dough
  5. Using Bunt Pan, Pour Sauce in bottom of pan. Top with Biscuit Mix.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes (or until the top is brown and the center is thoroughly cooked) TIP: Be sure to check it in the middle before you pull it out. If the middle is still not cooked thoroughly be sure to leave it in another 5 minutes at a time until it's done.
  7. Flip over on to a plate while it's still hot.
  8. Serve with a side sauce and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwiches

The Original Recipe:
I found this on Pinterest. I made it as is. Delicious. Simple. Must share.

Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwiches Recipe
 
Prep
Cook Time
Total Time
 
Type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 4-5 sandwiches
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 green bell peppers, sliced
  • 3 boneless,skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Dale's Steak Seasoning (I used Montreal Steak Seasoning)
  • sliced Mozzarella cheese
  • hoagie rolls
Instructions
  1. Spray a 3 - 4 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and turn to LOW heat.
  2. Add butter, onions and green peppers.
  3. Toss chicken with steak seasoning, salt and pepper, then add to slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook for 5 hours.
  5. Serve on hoagies with a slice of cheese melted on top.

Chinese Green Beans with Ground Turkey over Rice

The Original Recipe:
I found this on Pinterest. I made it the way it states. I don't think I changed anything. It was delicious! No pictures. Just good food. Great way to cure a craving!

Chinese Green Beans with Ground Turkey over Rice
  
Try this healthy, new way to use ground turkey. Crisp green beans and Asian flavors make this 30-minute meal rival Chinese takeout!
 
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients:
  • 1 c. medium grain rice, uncooked
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 small bunch green onions, sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp. chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp. crushed ginger
  • 1 lb. washed and trimmed green beans (or Chinese long beans if available)
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
  • *** I added in Honey. I like a sweeter Sauce. 1 tablespoon
 
Instructions:
  1. Start rice cooking in lightly salted water.
  2. When rice is about 15 minutes from done, heat large skillet over high heat. Add sesame oil, and sauté green onions and garlic for about 2 minutes. Stir in ground turkey and sauté 3-5 minutes, until meat is mostly cooked. Crumble meat as much as possible.
  3. Stir in chili garlic sauce, hoisin sauce, and ginger. Add green beans and soy sauce, and stir to coat. Continue cooking over high heat for 7-9 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until beans are slightly tender.
  4. Stir in rice vinegar, and cook one minute longer. Serve over cooked rice.