Admit it, you’ve had meat loaf at some point in your life. Ok maybe you didn’t immediately fall in love this American staple but like any red blooded American you liked it. Here’s a way to re-discover mom’s favorite go-to recipe…with a twist that just might get this back on your regular rotation.
1 ½ lbs. of 93% lean ground beef
¼ tsp of basil
1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
3 slices of bread (toasted and cut up into ¼ inch squares)
1 large egg
1 Tbls butter
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbls brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
½ cup HEFFYS All Natural Original
In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the Heffys and mix well with your hands (we use gloves but hey thats the kind of guys we are); ensuring that all of the spices are mixed thoroughly.
Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Form the hamburger mixture into the pan and top with the ½ cup of Heffys All-Natural Original. Bake for 90 minutes, ensure that it is done by using a meat thermometer; should read 160 to 180. For a less spicy version; exclude the cayenne pepper and chili powder.
Summer time is the best time of the year in my opinion. There are so many events going on and with that comes some of the best food of the season. We just went camping this weekend and we were all exchanging foods with our friends. I decided to try a recipe that was something new for me and it turned out great! Just follow the steps below and get ready for a great BBQ meal!
1-½ cups HEFFYS All Natural Sweet Mesquite BBQ sauce.
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
½ pound pepper bacon (or preferred bacon)
Cut slices of bacon in half. Cook bacon half way (should not be crisp). Combine Heffys Sweet Mesquite BBQ Sauce, lemon juice and garlic powder (pour half of mixture into separate bowl for use later). Dip shrimp into half of sauce to thoroughly coat.
Wrap each piece of shrimp with ½ piece of bacon. Place on skewer (leave small space between pieces). Place on greased hot grill, basting with remaining sauce mixture. Grill for approximately 4 to 6 minutes (depending on size of shrimp).
Fire up your grill and cook up your chicken and bacon. Lower your grill down to low and if you have a pizza stone, put it on your grill to get it heated up (if you don’t have a pizza stone you can just put your pizza directly on the grill but it is very easy to burn your crust that way…so, maybe ask for a pizza stone for your birthday Cut/break up your chicken and bacon into bite size pieces, Chiffonade the basil and cut the fresh mozzarella into 1/4 inch slices. Now it’s time to assemble your delicious pizza…place your crust on your stone and spread about half a cup of Heffys BBQ Sauce on top. Spread the chicken and bacon evenly over the crust then apply the fresh basil and then the mozzarella on top. Finally drizzle on the remaining Heffys BBQ Sauce and close the lid of your grill until your cheese is all melted.
That’s it, Cut and enjoy! If you have had a chance to make this pizza and have added some other ingredients to it, please leave comments so we can all try your additions
Great Fall dessert recipe from a friend of Heffys Kelly M.
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon salt
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup margarine, melted
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9×13 inch baking pan.
Combine the pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Mix well and spread into the prepared pan.
Sprinkle the yellow cake mix over the top of the pumpkin mixture and pat down. Sprinkle the chopped pecans over the top of the cake mix then drizzle the melted margarine all over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 1 hour but no longer than 1 hour and 20 minutes. Top cooled cake with whipped topping when ready to serve.
Would you like to try something a little different on the grill? Here is a great idea that will be a hit with the kids as well; grilled Heffys Meatball Pizza.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 pkg. (1/4 oz.) quick rise yeast
1/ tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup warm water
1 tsp olive oil
20 (or so) frozen Italian meatballs
1/2 cup Heffys BBQ sauce
1/4 cup apricot preserves
2 cups shredded cheese (whatever suits you best)
1/4 cup sliced green onions (optional)
* In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Add water and oil; mix until a soft dough forms. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
* Meanwhile, cook the meatballs according to the directions on the package. Cut the meatballs in half and in a large bowl, combine with your favorite flavor of Heffys BBQ sauce and stir to coat. If a 1/2 cup of Heffys is not enough; feel free to use more!
* Divide dough into fourths. Roll each portion into a 6 inch wide circle. Coat the grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill.
* Grill dough, covered, over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned. Remove from the grill and layer the grilled side of each pizza with meatball mixture, cheese and onions. Return pizzas to the grill and cover cooking 4-5 minutes or until the curst is lightly browned and cheese is melted.