Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sweet Heat Sloppies with Gourmet Warehouse BBQ Sauce

Hey y'all if you stopped by yesterday you read my review on the delicious products from Gourmet Warehouse of Hilton Head SC.

Oh don't tell me you missed it. Dang.. well, go HERE and read all about it! Their products are delicious, oh did I say that already? Well, they really are.

This was simple and ranks up on the TOP 10 list of recipes for this year!!

With the sweet heat sauce I made a ... similar to sloppy joe sandwich. We had a busy day and I didn't want to head to the store to find something "special" to use it on. I wanted to see if the sauce could stand up for itself without a lot of bells and whistles.

Well, it stood up just fine let me tell ya.

I even drizzled it on my fries! Baked fries of course, gotta stay somewhat healthy.

The leftovers I used the next day for a different recipe, you'll see it later.

Sweet Heat Sloppies
1 lb lean ground chuck
1 medium sweet onion,diced
2 TBSP butter, unsalted
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
3-4 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
4 slices applewood smoked bacon, chopped
Sweet heat bbq sauce
1 TBSP bourbon (optional)

toasted buns
baked fries
fresh sliced tomatoes (or a salad)

In a large skillet, deep sided, saute your onion in butter with salt and pepper. 

After 2-3 minutes add your chopped bacon and bourbon. Cook for another 3 minutes, add in your beef and Worcestershire sauce. Allow this to cook completely. Drain if needed.(I use lean ground beef so draining is not needed) Stir in half a bottle of Sweet Heat BBQ sauce. 

Allow this to heat through and thicken slightly.

Toast your buns/bread, bake your fries while the meat mixture is cooking and slice up some fresh tomatoes.

DONE!

WAIT I'm not done! Oh, you have to come back on August 4th. You'll see what I did with the leftovers. Can you say mmm mmm good? OH YEAH BABE
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gourmet Warehouse review

Today I'd like to tell you about a new company I was recently introduced to. Cynthia over at Feeding Big told me about Gourmet Warehouse in Hilton Head SC. I am SO glad she did.

After speaking with --- and choosing a few items I was interested in trying, they sent me a box of goodies and I mean goodies!

You can read all about their products, their 20+ years of experience and view their inventory at www.gourmetwarehouse.net . You won't be sorry. You will however have a difficult time picking just one or two.



First I tried the bourbon honey marinade. I love honey and my husband loves bourbon. I followed the instructions and let my chicken swim for a few hours, then baked it. That simple, nothing fancy about it, but WOW talk about flavor! We enjoyed this simple dish with green beans and some leftover crock pot baked sweet potatoes.


Next I tried the Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce, YES YES YES, I love bbq sauce, my husband is not a fan. I have to present it to him in a way that makes it less bbq sauce and more... recipe-ish. If that makes sense. Again, WOW. I love this stuff, really do and so did my husband. He said, "you know I'm not a fan of bbq sauce but this is really good." Now THAT is all the review you need.


The above photo and recipe will be on the blog tomorrow!! SUPER YUMMY!

Lastly I used the applewood smoked rub, this was exciting to me. However, due to circumstances beyond my control, I needed to use it on chicken, yet again. THAT my husband was not thrilled with, he would prefer beef, but I presented it to him in a way I knew he could not resist, wrapped in bacon. That's right! A man and his bacon, you can't go wrong. I rubbed the chicken with the applewood smoked rub, then wrapped it in - you guessed it - applewood smoked bacon, sprinkled a tad more on and popped it in the oven. 

I would have grilled it but it decided to rain. Now, I'm not sure which one is my favorite.

I served this with green beans and some foil packaged potatoes.(recipe up on August 1st)

The next day, I asked my husband, "out of the three products which one did you like best, not the recipes, but the products?"

His reply... "that's hard to say, they were all really good, but I'd have to go with the bbq sauce"

WHAT?!! We have a winner folks! Hands down my favorite and if the man who "isn't a fan of bbq sauce" says it's his favorite, that's one you should order.

I received these three products at no cost to myself in exchange for my honest opinion. I really can't say enough about how much we enjoyed each one and you can be sure you'll be seeing that bbq sauce in more recipes on this blog!
Thank you to Gourmet Warehouse for making sure wonderful products!


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Southern Special week 17

Last week was so much fun! Getting to know my co-host better and all of YOUR kind words!

It is always interesting to me how bloggers got started and to see the similarities and sometimes great differences.

If you missed it and are curious, you can always check it out: HERE

Now, my favorites from last week... so many great links! But I did choose a few:

Cream Cheese Ice Cream in a red velvet cup

Lemon spaghetti

panda-amigurumi
Adorable

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