Chipotle Glazed Tex Mex Meatloaf with Cheddar Chives Mashed Potatoes

Another use for canned Chipotle peppers in adobo is this spicy meatloaf recipe.

Marilyn whipped up this easy meatloaf recipe for us today. Using chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, green chiles, and hot pepper jelly, this meatloaf is our new favorite recipe.

Here’s a pic of the finished meatloaves:

She combined aspects of both Emeril Lagasse’s Tex-Mex Meatloaf, and Rachel Ray’s Texas Hold-Em Mini Chipotle Burgers. We’ve made both recipes separately, and can tell you they are both delicious!

If you make anything from this recipe, do the sauce to drizzle on the meatloaf. It rocks!

She used canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, canned chopped green chiles, and Heine Hurtin’ Hot Sauce for the pepper jelly, but you could use any Jalapeno or other pepper jelly (Four Monks is good).

Because either one of these great dishes are made indoors, they give you the spicy, smoky, burger-esque flavors you crave from your grill when it’s just too cold outside to do it.

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Wickles Pickles Review

Wickles – “A wickedly delicious pickle”

Wickles Pickles

Wickles Pickles

These pickles are the tastiest I’ve ever had. With nice spicy heat, and sweetness and crunch, they’re a big winner with me!

Wickles (short for “Wickedly delicious pickles!”) are a unique blend of dill, garlic, and sweetness with just enough heat to keep you reaching for more. Wickles Pickles are the most exciting new pickle product in years. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Ingredients: cucumbers, sugar, vinegar, cider vinegar, dehydrated garlic, dehydrated pepper, calcium chloride, alum, natural flavors, garlic oil, polysorbate 80, yellow 5
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BBQAddicts.com Venture to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Creators of the Bacon Explosion, Aaron and Jason of BBQAddicts.com, went to the 2nd Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival to cook up more than 30 Bacon Explosions for 300+ bacon fans in Des Moines, Iowa.

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They have a great video of Aaron and Jason making the Explosions for the crowd, which includes the ceremonious Bacon Explosion Parade featuring the Dancing Bacon Girl.

While they were cooking the 30+ chubs of Bacon Explosions, the crowd dined on … yes, bacon! Bacon Cheeseburgers with Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos and Tater Tots, bacon breakfast sandwiches and bacon. Oh, and lots and lots of beer.

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As someone who’s made a few Bacon Explosions, which are awesome and so easy, I’d like to point out that each one includes 3 – 4lbs of pork! One to 2 lbs bacon and about 2lbs of sausage! We’re talking about 128 pounds of pork goodness! Des Moines will never be the same.

Links for this amazing story / event:

If you’ve never heard of the Bacon Explosion, then start here. Now!

Here’s the link to the full story on BBQAddicts.com about the Festival.

The 2nd Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

The Original Post That Started It All – Bacon Explosion: The BBQ Sausage Recipe of All Recipes

Thai Food Supermarket Online:
ImportFood.com

ImportFood.com – Thai Food, Groceries, Cookware and Asian Recipes

Are you looking for Sriracha sauce, Thai spices, ingredients and recipes? Look no further than importfood.com! These folks are the real deal.

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Review of New Pace Salsas

Pace has a new line of salsas on the grocery shelves.

I reviewed their Triple Pepper Salsa here – so you can read my gushing review of this mass-produced jarred salsa, but here you’ll see why I’m not so keen on these other 3 varieties reviewed here.

Pace Salsa Verde

Let’s start with my 2nd least favorite of this bunch:

Pace Salsa Verde: OK, the jar reads:

The smoked Spanish paprika that spikes this concoction is not the bland stuff you typically see around.” [But the paprika is indiscernible and in fact bland.] “… we use it to give chunks of tomatillo splashed with lime a unique and unforgettable kick.” [Uh-huh. Kick. If you think lots of vinegar and yellow tomatoes are “kick”. Yes, yellow tomatoes. Between the tomatillos and yellow tomatoes, this salsa is the color of baby food… and about as hot. Or not].

Do you really want to see the ingredients list? Oooh-kay:

  • Yellow tomato puree (water, yellow tomato paste), fresh jalapeno peppers, water, tomatillos, fresh onions, salt, cilantro
  • vegetable oil (corn, cotton seed, canola, and/or soybean), distilled vinegar, lime juice concentrate
  • sugar, garlic, smoked paprika, and natural flavoring

It’s a hoot to see corporations extol an ingredient such as paprika, only to find it next to last in the list.  Pace, you did good with the 3 Pepper Salsa… this one, not so much.

Bottom line: it’s thin, vinegary, slightly tingly on the tongue, but not worth fooling with.  Ok.. I

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New Tabasco Sauce Flavor Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce

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I’m really anxious to try Tabasco’s new Sweet & Spicy flavor of their first ever dipping sauce! It comes in their traditional bottle, but they are marketing it as their first dipping sauce for Asian-Style foods.

Somebody at the McIlhenny Company’s Avery Island outfit is very excited about this sauce, as evidenced by all the suggested uses on the bottle’s carton:

  • DIP: Use straight from the bottle as a dip for chicken fingers, french fries, grilled shrimp, spring rolls, fried chicken, taquitos, vegetables and more.
  • MIX: Mix TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce with an equal amount of mustard to make a tasty mustard for hot dogs, hamburgers and sausage. Or brush it on baked or grilled ham or chicken as a glaze.
  • QUICK FIX: Pour TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce over a block of cream cheese. Use as a spread for crackers.
  • New TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce adds a sweet twist to many popular foods. It’s perfect for parties or snacking – a real crowd pleaser.
(marketing people are funny – SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce is always printed that way with the mix of caps and italics. )
There’s more excitement printed on this carton than I’ve seen since they introduced their
Chipotle flavor Tabasco, which, and I love you Tabasco, but there are far better Chipotle flavored hot sauces out there. But that’s another post.
Another side of the carton says:
You hold the very first pepper sauce from TABASCO brand that you can use as a dipping sauce, glaze or basting sauce and as a condiment.
Ok… I can do that with all of your great pepper sauces too!
TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce is made by blending ginger and other favorite Asian flavors with TABASCO Pepper Sauce. So, try it when food calls for a little sweet heat.
Ingredients:
  • high fructose corn syrup, red pepper, sugar, distilled vinegar, pear concentrate, garlic, water, onion,
  • TABASCO Brand Pepper Sauce ( distilled vinegar, red pepper, salt), ginger, salt, xanthan gum and spices
I’ve been waiting for this sauce to hit our market here on the East Coast, and it’s finally here.
I’ll update this post soon, after I try the sauce.
Update: 04/03/08:
This sauce is sweeeet (high fructose corn syrup will do that). Very Asian influenced. Not good with tacos, burritos, etc.
Tastes very much like a sweet chili garlic sauce that dozens of other mfgs. make, but with much less heat.
It’s a great start for newbies into a sweet/hot chili sauce… heat is about a med-low to low.
Tastes great with all Asian foods… eggrolls, lo-mein, etc…
God Bless Ya, Tabasco… for trying. But I’ve yet to *really* love anything but your original Tabasco Sauce.

Pickapeppa Jerk Seasoning Chicken Recipe with Bone Suckin BBQ Sauce

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Pickapeppa Jerk Seasoning, Bone Suckin BBQ Sauce on chicken legs, done on the grill, and eaten until our eyes rolled back… I can barely write this post. It was that good!

The Big Picture:

We smeared the Pickapeppa Jerk Seasoning onto the chicken, and put them in the Fridge overnight to get all happy. Then we grilled the chicken sloooowly over indirect low heat on the grill. Near the end of grilling, we slathered a bbq sauce made with Bone Suckin’ Sauce and Busha Browne’s Spicy Jerk Sauce to get a nice glaze and to add some sweetness to the mix.

Served with cole slaw and beer… this recipe was truly “food porn” and everyone was happy!

The Details:

We cut up the chicken leg “quarters” into drumsticks and thighs. This was messy and time consuming to me, but Wifey came to the rescue. Personally, I’d be happy buying the chicken
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Hot Sriracha Garlic Chicken Wings

Sriracha HOT chili sauce, crispy chicken wings, and tons of garlic, make these spicy wings the *best* chicken wings we’ve ever cooked!

The wings are marinated in olive oil & spices, then baked for 30 mins. before being deep-fried to finish cooking, and get their wonderfully crispy skin. Then, you toss them in the Sriracha, butter, cilantro, and garlic sauce before serving. Yum!!!

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