Tag: cheddar

Smoky Southwest Chili Mac

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 jalapeno pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium zucchini, shredded 1 lb 93% lean ground beef 2-14 oz canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes 15 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 1/2 tablespoons New Mexican chili powder 1/2 teaspoon […]

Bacon Cherry Jam Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients: 10-12 jalapeño peppers, stems and membrane removed and halved 8 oz Neufchatel cheese, at room temperature* 4 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese (I used Cabot Seriously Sharp), grated 1/2 small onion, diced 1/4 cup cherry-raspberry jam 5 slices thick cut bacon, cut into thirds Directions: Preheat oven to 400. […]

Old-Fashioned Zucchini Corn Pie

Ingredients: 3 cups shredded zucchini 1 cup shredded Mexican mix cheese* 2 ears’ worth of corn kernels 1/2 onion, chopped 5 sprigs’ worth of thyme 3 eggs 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup olive oil sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Lightly […]

Cheesy Creasy Green Grits

Ingredients: 2 cups yellow stone-ground grits 6 cups water or chicken stock 1 cup grated extra sharp cheddar* 4 bunches creasy greens, leaves finely chopped (about 3 1/2-4 loose cups of chopped greens) 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes Directions: Heat a small amount of oil […]

Pretzel & Mustard Spiked Chicken Burgers

Ingredients: 1 lb ground chicken breast 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 1 teaspoon mustard powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 cup pretzel crumbs* to serve: 4 horseradish cheddar slices (I sliced up a brick of Cabot) potato rolls (pretzel rolls would be fun […]

Apple Butter Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

Ingredients: 1 large onion, cut into rings 2 1/2 lb boneless pork roast 1 cup Musselman’s apple butter 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon granulated garlic sea salt freshly ground black pepper 12 slices sourdough bread 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar butter Directions: Place the onions in a single layer […]

Cheddar Broccoli Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients: 2 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes, cubed 1 large broccoli crown, cut into florets (about 1 1/2 cups florets) 2 cloves garlic 1/3 cup extra sharp cheddar 1/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon butter Directions: Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the broccoli, garlic and potatoes. Boil […]

Cincinnati Chili Dogs

Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 lbs lean ground beef 16 oz canned tomato sauce* 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon smoked […]

Cheesy Summer Squash and Crab Bake

Ingredients: 1 small onion, diced 1 large clove garlic, minced 5 small Japanese eggplants, cut into 1/4 inch coins 2 small-medium zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch coins 2 small-medium golden zucchini, cut into 1/4 inch coins (like goldenrod squash) 3/4 cup blue crab meat* 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar […]

Parsley-Cheddar Pesto

Ingredients: 3 large bunches Italian (flat-leaf) parsley 4 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese, cubed 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds 4 cloves garlic salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place the parsley, cheddar, olive oil, almonds, garlic salt and pepper in a food processor or blender, pulse […]