Fried pepperoni for pizza

While it’s not exactly fried pepperoni, it is cooked in your microwave before placing onto your favorite frozen pizza or adding to your carry-out pizza. It’s especially good when reheating leftover pizza slices.

Fried pepperoni on pizza

Sliced microwaved pepperoni on pizza

Sliced microwaved pepperoni on pizza

What you are really doing is simply zapping your pepperoni slices in the microwave to add to any pizza you have on hand – whether it be frozen or leftover carryout.

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Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites Appetizer

These super easy and quick Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites will go quickly at your next party.
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Buffalo Style Tater Tots

Tater Tots are tossed in Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce, topped with shredded chicken, a good dollop of Blue Cheese Dressing and served as an appetizer. You may never eat Tater Tots the same way again!
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Chili Dans BBQ Bloody Mary recipe

Continuing our Sunday Bloody Mary series, we are featuring a unique BBQ Bloody Mary Recipe using Chili Dan’s All Purpose Start to Finish Sauce, his custom rim topper recipe, V8 Vegetable Juice, and garnished with some spicy pickled green beans from Blaze’s. This is a BBQ Bloody Mary Recipe that you can craft to be your own.

BBQ Bloody Mary Recipe using Chili Dan’s All Purpose Sauce

Chili Dan's BBQ Bloody Mary Recipe

One of our Top Favorite Products in 2013, Chili Dan’s All Purpose Start to Finish Sauce is the basis for this unique BBQ flavored Bloody Mary recipe. Sweet and savory, we reviewed Chili Dan’s here.

Now, “Chili Dan” Miller is going to have my head on a platter for suggesting that this is a BBQ Bloody Mary Recipe. Chili Dan’s All Purpose Sauce is anything BUT a BBQ sauce… but we have to categorize this somehow… and so BBQ it is.

Make this your own version

chili dan's bbq bloody mary ingredients

The beauty of this recipe, like all good recipes, is that you can make it your own! While we would love for you to get your hands on a couple of bottles of Chili Dan’s Sauce… you can substitute any other favorite BBQ sauce (sweeter is best here) and any spice blend you like for the glass rim. And while Blaze’s Pickled Green Beans is celebrating 20 years up in Vancouver, Canada… again, garnishes are up to you. BTW, Blaze’s Green Beans are easily ordered for shipping to the US on their website. Pas de problème.

Overview of the Chili Dan’s Bloody Mary Recipe

You’re going to pour a little bit of Chili Dan’s (or your favorite BBQ sauce) onto a dish to wet the rim of your glass.

Chili Dan's Rim seasonings

You’re going to dredge the wet rimmed glass in Chili Dan’s Rim Topper seasoning (or your favorite seasonings).

Chili Dan's sauce in bottom of glass.

Fill that glass with ice, and add 1 or 2 or 3 tablespoons of Chili Dan’s All Purpose Start to Finish Sauce (or your favorite BBQ sauce).

Add 1 or 2 or 3 ounces of your favorite adult beverage (Vodka in this case. Tequila if it’s Saturday Night. Whiskey if you live in Kentucky or Tennessee.)

Chili Dan's Bloody Mary Finished

Add the Blaze’s Beans and/or any garnishes you like. Chili Dan calls for a “floater” of 1/2 ounce juice (brine) from the pickled beans. I passed on that step.

Final Thoughts: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Refreshing. Probably the most enjoyable and refreshing Bloody Mary I’ve had in a long time. The overall sweet taste was a nice departure from the typical hot, spicy, horseradish-laden Bloody Mary mixers. NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT!

Bloody Mary with Chili Dans

To wrap things up, seriously consider working with this recipe, hopefully with some Chili Dan’s, and make it your own. Get creative and enjoy!

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Here’s Chili Dan himself, making his cocktail on local tv

Fast forward to 4:18 for the Bloody Mary.

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

Do you have a favorite BBQ sauce based Bloody Mary Recipe? Tell us about it in the Comments below. We’d all like to learn from each other!

Spicy Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf recipe with Texas Pete CHA! Sriracha

Our last post reviewed the new CHA! Sriracha sauce from Texas Pete. Here is their spicy bacon wrapped meatloaf recipe, featuring CHA!, that just blew us away.

spicy bacon meatloaf sriracha recipe

Spicy Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Sriracha recipe

We’ve seen dozens of bacon wrapped meatloaf recipes on the Internet and have tried a few, but none with sriracha. Most all use a “bacon weave” to smother the meatloaf… this one is different. Using strips of thick bacon, pounded into submission, this was by far the most successful bacon enrobed meatloaf we’ve ever cooked. Read on for the unique way bacon is wrapped around this meatloaf, and the incredible list of ingredients that make this the best meatloaf we’ve ever cooked.

It’s also the first time we’ve made a meatloaf using only ground pork instead of the usual ground beef. The complete recipe is available as a printable PDF file at the end of the post.

Prep time: 45 minutes. Cooking time: 1:00 – 1:15 hrs.

Ingredients:

  • 2lbs. Ground Pork
  • 1/4 cup Ginger, fresh, finely grated (go easy. fresh ginger is powerful. we’d back this off just a bit next time.)
  • 4 cloves Garlic, fresh minced
  • 1/2 cup Scallions, fresh, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, fresh, rough chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 4 tbsp. CHA! by Texas Pete®
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 8 slices Bacon, thick sliced
  • 2 tbsp. Sesame seeds, white

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/4 cup CHA! Sriracha Sauce by Texas Pete

Instructions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
add dry ingredients - grated ginger, garlic, scallions, cilantro

Ground pork, grated ginger, garlic, scallions, cilantro

    1. Place the ground pork into a large mixing bowl. Add the grated ginger, garlic, scallions, cilantro, soy sauce, sesame oil and the 4 tbs Cha! By Texas Pete and mix well until fully combined.
add liquid ingredients

Add liquid ingredients, combining eggs and breadcrumbs gently

    1. Next, add one egg at a time followed by the Panko breadcrumbs. Mix until everything is evenly incorporated. Do not over mix.
    2. Line a sheet tray with aluminum foil and lightly coat with either olive oil or non-stick spray.
Lay bacon slightly overlapping edges on plastic

Lay bacon slightly overlapping edges on plastic

    1. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on a clean work surface. Arrange the bacon strips on the plastic wrap one at a time overlapping them lengthwise just enough so that there is no space in between each strip of bacon. Place another piece of plastic wrap large enough to fit over the whole sheet of bacon and press down firmly.
      Gently pound bacon strips to bind together and form mat

      Gently pound bacon strips to bind together and form mat

      Using a mallet carefully pound the bacon strips to tenderize and to stick together. The sheet of bacon will widen a few inches on each side and should be approximately 10 inches long by 8 inches wide. Remove the top layer of plastic wrap and discard.

    2. Keep the bacon on the bottom sheet of plastic wrap. Turn the plastic wrap with the bacon so the strips are facing you vertically.
      Start by forming meatloaf in bowl

      Start by forming meatloaf in bowl

      Place meatloaf on bacon and shape into log to fit

      Place meatloaf on bacon and shape into log to fit

      Form the meatloaf into the shape of a log horizontally onto the center of the sheet against the strips of bacon.

      Roll bacon around meatloaf, keeping seam side down

      Roll bacon around meatloaf, keeping seam side down

      Carefully roll the bacon with the meatloaf tightly keeping it in the shape of a log.

Lay loaf into lightly oiled sheet pan

Lay loaf into lightly oiled sheet pan

    1. Place the meatloaf onto the sheet tray. Carefully remove the plastic wrap from the bacon.
Sprinkle top with all white sesame seeds

Sprinkle top with all of the sesame seeds

    1. Sprinkle the top of the bacon wrapped meatloaf with all of the sesame seeds.
    2. Place the meatloaf into the oven to bake for approximately 1 1/4 hour or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees has been reached.
    3. While the meatloaf is cooking prepare the glaze. Combine the Hoisin sauce with the Cha! By Texas Pete and mix well. Glaze the meatloaf with this mixture 2-3 times during the second half hour of cooking.
At 40 minutes in, brush your 1st glaze on and rotate pan 180 º

At 40 minutes in, brush your 1st glaze on and rotate pan 180 º

At 50 minutes in, glaze a second time

At 50 minutes in, glaze a second time

    1. When the meatloaf is fully cooked remove from the oven and let it rest for approximately 15 minutes before slicing.
After resting, the meatloaf is done. We only glazed twice. Convection ovens work faster

After resting, the meatloaf is done. We only glazed twice. Convection ovens work faster

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Slice thinly and serve with your favorite side dish.

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Here’s a link to download a printable PDF file of the recipe. spicy-bacon-meatloaf-recipe

Original recipe is on TexasPete.com

Would you like to try this recipe? Leave us a Comment below… we’d love to hear your feedback.

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