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Runza

Runza
Ingredients
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup sugar
2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs

FILLING:
1 pound ground beef
2 small onions, chopped
4 cups chopped cabbage
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions
Place 1-3/4 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Heat the milk, water and shortening to 120°-130°. Pour over flour mixture; add the eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low until blended. Beat 3 additional minutes on high. Stir in the remaining flour; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.

Place dough in a greased bowl; cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the cabbage, salt and pepper; cook until cabbage is wilted.

Punch dough down; roll into twelve 6-in. squares. Top each square with 1/3 cup meat mixture. Fold into triangles. Pinch edges tightly to seal and place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Runza

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BBQ Chicken Sliders

BBQ Chicken Sliders

Ingredients

BRINE:
1-1/2 quarts water
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

CHICKEN:
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/3 cup liquid smoke
1-1/2 cups hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
16 slider buns or dinner rolls, split and warmed

Directions
In a large bowl, mix brine ingredients, stirring to dissolve brown sugar. Reserve 1 cup brine for cooking chicken; cover and refrigerate.

Place chicken in a large resealable bag; add remaining brine. Seal bag, pressing out as much air as possible; turn to coat chicken. Place in a large bowl; refrigerate 18-24 hours, turning occasionally.

Remove chicken from brine and transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker; discard brine in bag. Add reserved 1 cup brine and 1/3 cup liquid smoke to chicken. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.

Remove chicken; cool slightly. Discard cooking juices. Shred chicken with two forks and return to slow cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce; heat through. Serve on buns. Yield: 8 servings (2 sliders each).

Recipe found here: BBQ Chicken Sliders

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Tarragon Vegetable Grilled Cheese on Sourdough

Tarragon Vegetable Grilled Cheese on Sourdough

Ingredients
2 tablespoons softened butter, divided
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/3 cup diced (1/2-in.) zucchini
1/3 cup diced (1/2-in.) onion
1/3 cup diced (1/2-in.) mushrooms
2 teaspoons finely chopped tarragon
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 slices sourdough bread
2 slices (1 oz.) each sharp cheddar and jack cheese

Preparation
1. Melt 1 tsp. butter with oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Cook vegetables, stirring, until barely tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in tarragon, season to taste with salt and pepper, and scoop out of pan into a bowl.

2. Butter 1 side of bread slices with remaining butter. Put 2 slices in pan, buttered side down, and top with cooked vegetables. Layer with cheeses and sprinkle with pepper to taste. Set remaining bread slices, buttered side up, on top. Cook sandwiches, turning once, until golden brown and cheese is melting, about 8 minutes.

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Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

Directions
In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and green pepper; drain off liquids.

Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar; mix thoroughly. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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Shamrock Sandwiches

Shamrock Sandwiches

Ingredients
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 package (2 ounces) thinly sliced deli corned beef, chopped
2 tablespoons grated red onion
2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill or 3/4 teaspoon dill weed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound thinly sliced seedless rye bread
Fresh dill springs, optional

Directions
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise and mustard until smooth. Stir in the corned beef, onion, dill and salt. Using a 2-in. shamrock cookie cutter, cut out two shamrocks from each slice of bread.

Spread 1-2 tablespoonfuls of filling on the bottoms of half of the shamrocks; top with remaining shamrocks. Garnish with dill if desired. Yield: about 16 sandwiches.

Recipe found here: Shamrock Sandwiches

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Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Ingredients
8 slices Italian bread
4 tablespoons prepared pesto
4 slices provolone cheese
4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
5 teaspoons olive oil
Marinara sauce warmed, optional

Directions
Spread four bread slices with pesto. Layer with cheeses; top with remaining bread. Spread outsides of sandwiches with oil.
In a large skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Serve with marinara if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwiches

Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwiches

Ingredients
2 tablespoons prepared pesto
2 whole wheat bagels, split and toasted
1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
4 to 5 ounces smoked salmon or lox
2 slices tomato
2 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves

Directions
Spread pesto over bagel bottoms; sprinkle with pepper. Layer with salmon, tomato and lettuce leaves. Replace tops. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwiches

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Pulled Pork Subs

Pulled Pork Subs

Ingredients
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (2-1/2 pounds)
1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup honey
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
8 submarine buns, split

Directions
Place onion and roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, water, honey, garlic, seasoned salt and ginger; pour over meat. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.

Remove meat; cool slightly. Shred meat with two forks and return to the slow cooker; heat through. Serve on buns. Cut sandwiches in half. Yield: 16 servings.

Recipe found here: Pulled Pork Subs

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Avocado-Tomato Melt Sandwich

Avocado-Tomato Melt Sandwich

Ingredients

4 English muffins, split
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
1 to 2 large vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced thin
Coarse salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, sliced thin*
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Fresh ground black pepper

Preparation

Preheat oven broiler to high. Under the broiler, toast English muffin halves on a baking sheet until golden brown. Remove from oven.

Top each muffin half with sliced avocados and sliced tomatoes; lightly salt the tomatoes.

Sprinkle chopped basil leaves over the tomatoes. Put a layer of mozzarella cheese over the basil, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, and top with black pepper.

Broil prepared muffin halves for approximately 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese has melted. Remove from oven and enjoy!

Recipe found here: Avocado-Tomato Melt Sandwich

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Greens, Eggs, and Ham, Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Greens, Eggs, and Ham, Grilled Cheese Sandwich

INGREDIENTS
Butter
1 egg
2 slices rye bread
Enough sliced ham to form a 1/4-inch layer to cover a slice of rye bread
Small handful of baby spinach (or sliced young chard)
A few slices of gruyere cheese

METHOD
1 Heat a couple teaspoons of butter in a small stick-free pan on medium heat. When the pan is hot and the butter foamy, crack the egg into the pan. Cook the egg until the whites are cooked and it is still somewhat runny in the yolk (or not runny at all if that’s what you prefer), and remove the egg from the pan to a plate and set aside.

2 Heat a cast iron pan or griddle on medium high heat. Spread some butter on one side of one slice of rye bread. Place the slice butter side down on the pan.

3 Add a layer of ham to the bread. Add a layer of spinach to the ham. Place the egg on the spinach. Top with a layer of cheese and finally the second slice of rye bread.

4 Spread some butter over the top of the top slice of bread. When the bottom slice is nicely toasted, use a metal spatula to carefully flip the sandwich over to the other side. You may need to use your hands to help the flip happen without everything spilling out. If the ingredients do spill out a bit, just gently edge them back in.

5 Press down with a spatula to help get the heat to the cheese. Cook until toasted on this second side. Remove from pan, cut in half, and eat!

Recipe found here: Greens, Eggs, and Ham, Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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