Homemade Guacamole

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Since we have already established that I really think Mexican food should just have it’s own food group, I thought I would share my favorite recipe for Homemade Guacamole!  This stuff is beyond delicious.  My hubby is usually in charge of making this because I just think his tastes awesome.  Not to mention, I love watching that sexy man in the kitchen.  😉  You need to go and get all the ingredients to make this soon.  Like VERY VERY soon!  You can then come back and thank me!  Believe me, you will.  Yum!

Homemade Guacamole
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 Haas avocados, seeded and peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded & diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded & diced
  • 1.5 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add the scooped avacado and the juice from the lime. Toss to coat well.
  2. Drain the lime juice but reserve it for later.
  3. Add the salt, cumin and cayenne pepper and mash well with a potato masher.
  4. Next, fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic. Add in 1 Tbsp of the reserved lime juice.
  5. Taste and add salt if needed.
  6. Let refrigerate for one hour and then serve. If preferred, you can also serve at room temperature. Enjoy!

Recipe inspired by Alton Brown

Great Grandma’s Sloppy Joes

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I call this Great Grandma’s Sloppy Joes because the recipe was passed down from my daughter’s great grandmother.  My mom grew up eating these, she raised me eating them, and now my daughter is enjoying them as well.  As a matter of fact, my daughter says these are number two on her most favorite foods list.  We aren’t big green pepper fans, so we leave those out.  However, my mom and Grandma were known for throwing some in there so feel free to if you like.  I know everyone probably already has a favorite sloppy joe recipe or they make some with that stuff in the can, but I hope you will try these sometime.  I really think you will be glad that you did!

I love that these are so easy to make and they warm over WONDERFULLY even after a couple days.  We are pretty picky eaters and rarely EVER eat leftovers, so believe me it is saying a LOT if I am telling you that they are good warmed over!

I do have to admit that my mom raised me to eat them with a little miracle whip on them. My husband says that totally grosses him out so he and the kids don’t do that!

Great Grandma's Sloppy Joes
 
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Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ onion, chopped very finely
  • ½ small can of tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, brown your ground beef and onions together until done. Then drain.
  2. Add the ground beef and onions back to the skillet over medium-low heat. Now add in the tomato paste and stir well into the ground beef mixture.
  3. Next add the soy sauce, brown sugar, yellow mustard and lemon juice. Mix well.
  4. Lastly, add the ketchup and stir until well combined.
  5. Heat until warm throughout. Serve and enjoy!

Please come back and leave me a comment if you make these.  Happy Eating! 🙂

Copycat White Castle Cheeseburgers

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I have so many memories of grabbing White Castle Cheeseburgers when we would go to Nashville to visit family or whenever we would pass one on the road during a trip.  They are now a big favorite with my family.  Whenever the kids see a White Castle, they always want to stop.  Where we live, we have Krystal.  It’s very similar but not the same.

One day I went on a quest to try my hand at making some of my own here at home.  I loaded up trusty Google and found quite a few recipes.  Some called for bread crumbs, others for peanut butter.  Yep, you heard that right.

I made up my own little recipe using a combination of several that I found online and they are perfect!  The boys gobble these right up!

Please excuse the pictures but it was after dark when I made these and we were all starving, so I just grabbed a couple quick pictures to get these on here for you guys.  I will update the pictures later.

Copycat White Castle Cheeseburgers
 
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Serves: 12-15
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pkt. Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • ¼ cup rehydrated minced onion flakes
  • 8 slices American Cheese
  • 12 Sara Lee (or similar) dinner rolls
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Spray a large lipped cookie sheet with cookie spray or line with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef and onion soup mix.
  4. Gently press the ground beef onto the cookie sheet. It should make a nice thin layer over the entire sheet.
  5. Sprinkle the minced onion over the meat and pat down.
  6. Bake in the oven to 20 minutes. The meat will shrink up and pull away from the edges. You'll end up with about ¾ of a pan of meat.
  7. When done, remove from the oven and soak the undersides of your buns in the excess grease in the pan. This is what makes them taste even more authentic!
  8. Now top the meat evenly with American Cheese slices and cook for 2 minutes to melt the cheese.
  9. Remove from the oven and let rest for just a couple minutes before using a pizza cutter to cut into patties.
  10. Now put your patties on your hamburger buns and serve!
  11. Optional: You can add condiments of your choosing. pickles, ketchup and mustard are standard on the real White Castle burgers.

What is your favorite fast food burger place??  Besides White Castle, I like Wendy’s, Sonic and Five Guys.  Yum!