Pineapple Jamaican Jerk Wings

I more than likely haven’t shared with you how much I love wings.

Especially hot ass wings.
Pineapple Jamaican Jerk WingsThese are hot and spicy, but a teensy bit sweet and so damn good.
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I marinated these with a Jamaican Jerk marinade overnight and baked them. Fact about me; I only like beer when I eat wings. Not sure why that is, but I do, and it’s usually Corona Light.  It makes no sense, but it’s what I do.

Here’s the Jerk seasoning I used – 
jerk seasoning
It’s so good with the pineapple juice – just sweet enough to compliment that heat.
Jamaican Jerk Wings

Here’s your printable-

Pineapple Jamaican Jerk Wings

Pineapple Jamaican Jerk Wings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp. Jamaican Jerk seasoning
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pineapple Juice

Instructions

  • Combine the seasoning, olive oil and pineapple juice and add it to a gallon size zip lock bag with the wings. Marinate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Bake wings for 15 minutes; flip and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until done.
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http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/pineapple-jamaican-jerk-wings/

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Tomato Basil Cheese Stuffed Burger with Jalapeno BLT Slaw

It’s Burger Month! This post is part of Burger Month, hosted by Girl Carnivore

I know this particular burger may sound a bit extreme. Just stay with me here.
Tomato Basil Cheese Stuffed Burger With Jalapeno BLT Slaw
But, I did it. What? Don’t make fun of my crazy ass ideas.
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This one is fanfuckingtastic. Excuse my language, but y’all know me by now.

Sometimes I get these notions, and thankfully when I do a trial run most of them work. Most of them. I’ve definitely bombed a thing or two, don’t get me wrong.
Tomato Basil Cheese Stuffed Burger With Jalapeno BLT SlawSee that cheese oozing out?

That’s Cabot’s Tomato Basil Cheddar – it’s amazing. The burger is juicy; I used 80/20 ground chuck that has just enough fat, but not too much. The cheese barely oozed while cooking, which was perfect, and the slaw complemented the cheese so well. Tomato Basil Cheese Stuffed Burger with Jalapeno BLT Slaw

You’ll love this.

Here’s your printable-

Tomato Basil Cheese Stuffed Burger with Jalapeno BLT Slaw

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. ground chuck
  • 8 thick slices Cabot's Tomato Basil Cheddar
  • 2 tbsp. Moore's seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 5 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup mayo, more if desired
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 burger buns

Instructions

  • Make 8 flat burger patties with the ground chuck.
  • Add one slice of cheese to each and top with another burger; seal edges.
  • Over medium heat, add burgers and drizzle with Moore's seasoning. Cook until done.
  • While burgers are cooking, combine lettuce, tomato, jalapeno and mayo in a mixing bowl.
  • Assemble the burgers by placing burger on bottom bun and adding slaw on top.
  • Serve.
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http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/tomato-basil-stuffed-burger-with-jalapeno-blt-slaw/

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BBQ Steak Blue Cheese Sliders

Ready for more sliders? 
BBQ Steak Blue Cheese Sliders
I think I may be a little addicted.

To making sliders, that is.
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These are one of the best I’ve ever made, however. I seared filet mignon medium rare and topped it with Stubbs Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce. That sauce is the bomb – huge barbecue flavor and sweet with a kick. I added caramelized onions and green peppers and blue cheese.

The flavors together are off the charts.
BBQ Steak Blue Cheese SlidersThe filets are from Kansas City Steak Company, and they are amazing – so tender you could cut them with a butter knife. If you don’t remember, they were a sponsor at the World Food Championships last November where I placed in the top ten of the blogger division. Click here to see a rendition of the steak I made (you’ll love it).

The blue cheese in this one takes it so over the top…in a good way.
BBQ Steak Blue Cheese Sliders2Go here to enter to win Stubb’s awesome giveaway for a Stubb’s grilling spatula, Stubb’s hat and t-shirt, and ten coupons for free Stubb’s sauces, marinades and rubs!

Here’s your printable- 

BBQ Steak Blue Cheese Sliders

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Bring filets to room temp and sprinkle generously with salt; rinse with cold water and dry after 30 minutes.
  • While they're salting, melt the butter and caramelize the pepper and onion over medium heat.
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Sear over high in a pan, then place in the oven for 1 min per side, depending on how you like your steak cooked.
  • Remove and let cool; slice against the grain.
  • Toast slider buns and assemble with steak slices, BBQ sauce, onions and peppers and blue cheese.
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http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/bbq-steak-blue-cheese-sliders/

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Salsa Verde Guacamole

Can I teach you something?

I want to talk to you about making guacamole. I have a friend that recently told me it was intimidating, and if you feel that way I want to change your mind.

Making guacamole at home isn’t difficult – The main key is using the freshest ingredients and picking out the perfect avocados. 
GuacamoleYour avocados should be dark and slightly soft to the touch (see above). Not too soft, though!
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You want them to yield to gentle pressure. If they’re too ripe, you’ll get avocado mush that’s brown – not good. You also need additional fresh ingredients – fresh limes, tomatoes (in season or canned tomatoes), fresh jalapenos, onion, good sea or kosher salt and cilantro to make a good base guacamole. The lime juice acts as an “activator” for the avocado; it essentially balances out the butteriness. 

The jalapenos give it a nice little spicy kick, so you can add as much as you want depending on your heat tolerance. 

Another thing I want to stress is that after you cut the avocado, please, please, please squeeze some lime juice on it if you want to save it in the fridge before you throw it in the ziplock bag. If you don’t have limes, use lemon or any citrus you have on hand. It will preserve your avocado and keep it from ripening further while it’s in the fridge and 

Here’s a few guacamole recipes I’ve made that have been popular with my family and friends. One thing I love about making guacamole is that you can make it your own!

Here’s one of my personal favorites…

Bacon Blue Cheese Buffalo Guacamole- (Yes, I crammed all of that into a guac and it’s absolutely amazing). Don’t judge a girl. Who doesn’t love all of that goodness?
Bacon Blue Cheese Buffalo GuacamolePineapple Guacamole-
Pineapple GuacamoleKiwi Guacamole
Kiwi GuacamoleRanch Guacamole (I mean, why not) –
Ranch GuacamoleFinally…

Salsa Verde Guacamole. It just doesn’t get much better than this, kids.
Salsa Verde GuacamoleMaking guacamole isn’t rocket science; anyone can do it. Pick fresh avocados and lots of fresh ingredients to incorporate with to make your own epic guacamole. 

Here’s your printable –

Making Guacamole at Home with the Freshest Avocados

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 3/4 cup salsa verde
  • 1 tbsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Combine everything in a bowl, smash and serve with chips.
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http://www.dixiechikcooks.com/making-guacamole-at-home/

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