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EASY Grilled Jalapeno Poppers with Ranchero Chicken

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Ranchero Chicken Marinade (4-6 hours):
1 McCormick’s Grill Mates Smoky Ranchero Marinade Pkt
1T Avocado Oil (100% Pure)
4T Red Wine Vinegar

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Jalapeno Poppers and TECHNIQUE:
Jalapenos, cut off top (Stems). We used a Wine Bottle Cork Screw to scrape along edges of inside to de-seed Jalapenos (Whatever technique works for you: Small Knife, Corer, etc.)
Wrap Turkey Bacon (Halved length wise) around
Sargento’s Chipotle BBQ Cheddar Snack Bite Cheeses (I used 1 per Jalapeno)

Stuff Cheese Wrapped in Bacon into Jalapenos.
 – Cooking Technique: We used a MINI Aluminum Pan. TURN UPSIDE DOWN! Cut small Xs into it (Fits 6 perfect. I tried more, but, Xs expanded, making ONE BIG HOLE. So, don’t over pack. Also, it fits nicely on grill w/ other foods.).
KEEP PAN UPSIDE DOWN and LIGHTLY press Jalapenos into Xs. Grill. Eat! (Dipping Sauce is Optional-Ranch.)
YOU CAN EVEN Cool in fridge, slice, and Serve on Sandwiches. Burgers. Etc.

Photo doesn’t do these justice. We ran short of time, so kinda rush cooked them. They are lovely looking, all roasted/grilled!

Party in my Egg Roll (Chicken Avocado Egg Rolls- Avocado Optional)

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Not an Avocado Person? NO WORRIES! Just skip it!

1 FROZEN Chicken, Boiled in Broth, Cut up
3T: Red Onions, Red Bell Pepper, grated Cucumber (Opt.)
3-4T Spinach, minced
Sauce:
1 nice ripened Avocado (OPTIONAL!)
1/2c Sour Cream
1tsp Dried Cilantro
1/4tsp Lime (Fridge 100% kind)
1/4 Garlic Powder
1T-2T Fresh Jalapeno, minced (I did 2T)
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1tsp Wishbone/Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Pkt. (Or to taste)
1/8tsp Dill Weed
2tsp REAL Bacon Pieces

Shredded Cheese (Try Moz. or Mexi/Taco Blend)

Add FROZEN Chicken to a pot with Water and 1-2 crushed Chicken Broth Cube(s). Turn on heat. Bring to Boil til cooked. Allow to set a few minutes in Broth. Cut up.
Mince Vegis. Toss Chicken, Bacon Pieces, and Vegis.
Blend Sauce ingredients. Mix, TO DESIRED CONSISTENCY, with Chicken (I did all). Add to Egg Rolls. Optional to Top with Shredded Cheese. Brown in Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Skillet. OR, Bake in Oven (Sprayed with Butter Spray on both sides). OR, Fry in Oil (Try Coconut Oil)Serve with Salsa and Sour Cream.

Notes: Up, Downsize, or Skip Vegis, to your taste!
Optional to Season Chicken once cooked/cut up (Try Greek Seasoning or 1/2pkt Taco Season)

FREEZER FRIENDLY. Once browned (I use Butter Flavor Cooking Spray), add to plate. Freeze. ONCE FROZEN, add to Freezer Ziploc Bag! ReHeat in Oven or Microwave-Cooks fast!

Beer N Brat Mac N Cheese

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Seeing a recipe for a Dip on FB, I thought we’d use Idea and turn it into a Mac. 

4 Jalapeno Cheddar Brats (Or Favorite Brat)
1/2T Butter
1.5 cans Pilsner Light Beer
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Garlic Powder

Up to 2/3c Reserved Beer Broth (Above)(I use 2/3c)
1/2c canned Evaporated Milk
Up to 2+3/4c Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
Brats, cut up
3T REAL Bacon Pieces
3T Fresh Onion, minced
1/2T Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1/4tsp Dried Thyme

About 1/2 Pkg. (3c COOKED) Dried 3 Cheese Tortellini Noodles (Cooked in Water with Pinch of Sea Salt + 1/2tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

Bring: Beer, Butter, Brats, Salt, Garlic Powder to a boil. Boil for about 10 minutes, or so.
In sauce pan, add 2/3c reserved Beer Broth, Milk, Cheese, Brats, Bacon Pieces, Onions, Parm. Cheese, and Thyme. Stir frequently til nice and melted.
Boil Noodles with Sea Salt and Oil. Add about 3c COOKED noodles to Cheese.
I have yet to try, but, you could replace Sea Salt with Broth Cube (Crushed). We liked as was, so keeping it.
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REPOST – The Cheesin Hot Headed Pigs (Tay’s Jalapeno Bacon Cheesy Sticks)

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I’ve been doing these for years. First starting with Making Pizza Roll types with Wontons. With shortly after deciding sticks were EASIER to make. I know this is a repost, but, I haven’t updated old post with a new photo, so Here it is.

Egg Roll Wraps, halved

1c Shredd. Mozzarella  Cheese
1/2c Mont. Jack Cheese
1/4c Queso Blanco
1T Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
2T REAL BACON PIECES
1.5T Jalapeno, deseed, minced
2T Green Onions
1/4tsp Pepper
1/2tsp McCormick’s Brick Oven Seasoning (Optional)
1tsp Dried Parsley
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Onion Powder

Blend all, except Egg Roll Wraps (Derr!). Cut Egg Roll Wraps in HALF!!! Spoon a line (About cheese stick size) onto Egg Rolls. Roll. Fold in Sides. Fry in Coconut Oil. Place on plate lined with Paper Towels. Sprinkle with Garlic Powder.
Dip in Ranch, Salsa + Sour Cream, Spaghetti Sauce, endless options.

COOKING OPTION: Baking is an Option. Or, Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Skillet and Brown Each side. Baking or Frying is best! If skipping McCormick’s Brick Oven, try 1/8tsp Sea Salt.
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Tay’s Crocko’s Tacos with a DELICIOUS Jalapeno White Sauce

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About 2.5lb., or so, Roast or Chicken (I did Frozen Chicken)
Fontera Red Chile Sauce with Roasted Tomato & Garlic (OR Old El Paso Red Chile and Roasted Garlic Mexican Cooking Sauce! If you can find it!!!)
1 Fiesta Taco Pkt. (Reg. works)
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Dry Mustard Powder
1tsp Cumin
1/2tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Pepper
1/2T Jalapeno, deseeded, minced
1 Dried Bay Leaf

Saute Vegis:
1 Pkg. Frozen Sweet Bell Peppers/Onions Mix
1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2tsp Dried Oregano

Sauce:
1/2c Sour Cream
1tsp Dried Cilantro
1/4tsp Lime (Fridge 100% kind)
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1T-2T Fresh Jalapeno, minced (I did 1T)
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/8tsp Dill Weed (Optional, I believe I skipped..?)
1tsp Wishbone Ranch Dressing PACKET

Toppings: Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes

Premix Sauce. Set in fridge til use. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add first 10 Ingredients. Cook on low til Chicken is cooked. Shred, add back to crock. Allow to cook about 20 more minutes. Saute Vegis on skillet. Top Hard Shells or Soft Shells with Chicken Mix, Vegis, Sauce, Shredd. Cheese, Lettuce, and Tomatoes.
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Jal-Up-InYo Seasons (Jalapeno Season)

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1 Jar UN-TAMED Sliced Jalapenos (Not the tamed)
Single layer onto dehydrator. Dehydrate til crispy. Grind up everything, seeds included, in a blender til powder. Tip: Do near vent. Can be a bit much, the smell. Also, use with care and not rub your eyes, or breathe in while blending.

GREAT for:
Buttered Popcorn. Cooked. Splashed with Louisiana Hot Sauce. Sprinkled well with jalapeno season. Give it shake. Eat.
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Great on Pizzas before cooking. Eggs. Beefsticks. Etc. MANY uses to this stuff!

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