Cajun Harvest Skillet

Cajun Harvest Skillet

Cajun Harvest Skillet

Don’t let fall slip away without checking off this warming, hearty recipe from your fall cooking bucket list! This one-pan chicken skillet will satisfy all your sweet and spicy cravings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp Kinloch Pecan Oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, season to taste with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • 3 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered (about 3/4 lb)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 8 oz)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp)
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Low Sodium Blend
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided

Directions:

In a bowl add chicken and season to taste with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend. Heat the pecan oil in a large, nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium-high, until hot.  Add chicken and brown thoroughly until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.

Reduce skillet heat to medium-low. Add the chopped bacon and cook until crisp and brown, about 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and discard all but 1 Tbsp of the bacon fat.

With bacon fat still in the skillet, increase heat back to medium-high. Add Brussels sprouts, sweet potato, onion and 1 1/2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend. Cook, stirring occasionally,  until crisp-tender and the onions are beginning to look translucent about 10 min.

Stir in the apples, garlic, thyme, and cinnamon. Cook 30 seconds, then pour 1/2 cup of broth and 1 tsp of Slap Ya Mama Low Sodium Blend. Bring to a boil and cook until evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add the reserved chicken and remaining 1/2 cup broth. Cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in reserved bacon and serve warm.  Enjoy!

 

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

By Amy and Sue at Belly Laugh Living

Ingredients

Taquito Filling
  • 1 pound Ground Chicken Breast 
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
  • 1 Ounce Blue Cheese
  • 1 Ounce Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Buffalo Sauce
Tortillas

Directions

Taquito Filling

Slice the garlic into thin strips or put in a garlic press. Begin to sauté Ground Chicken. Sprinkle on Salt, Pepper and Onion Powder. Combine the Sliced Garlic and 1/4 cup of water. Cook over medium heat. Mix together the CreamCheese, Blue Cheese, and Cheddar Cheese. Add the Cheese mixture (cream cheese, blue cheese, and cheddar) to the Chicken. Stir in the Buffalo Sauce to the chicken/cheese mixture.
Assemble Taquitos
Sprinkle Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Cajun Seasoning on each corn tortilla. Scoop about 2 tbs of the chicken/cheese mixture to the corn tortilla. Place the filling down the middle and begin to fold one side of the tortilla over the filling. Once it is rolled, lay seam side down and secure with a toothpick.
Air Fry/Bake Taquitos
Spray the fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray.
Pre-Heat Air Fryer to 390 degrees or regular oven Pre-Heat to 375 degrees.
Place taquitos in the basket (don’t overcrowd the basket) and Air Fry for 6 minutes.
Check after 6 minutes, when to desired crispiness, remove from air fryer.
If baking in regular oven bake for 12 minutes and check. More than likely it will take 15 minutes.
Enjoy!
Slap Ya Mama Firecracker Chicken

Slap Ya Mama Firecracker Chicken

Firecracker Chicken

If your taste buds are looking for a sweet and spicy spark this 4th of July then our Firecracker Chicken is the dish for you. Our Cajun Hot Sauce brings the heat your summer cannot beat!

Sauce Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup light brown sugar

Chicken

Sauce Directions:

In a small saucepan, combine the Hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, butter, minced garlic and light brown sugar over medium heat. Allow it to come to a boil, reduce heat so it simmers. Leave at a simmer until chicken is baked, when ready, drizzle and serve.

Chicken Directions:

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil. Season chicken to taste with Slap Ya Mama Original Seasoning. Cook On the prepared grill for 12 minutes per side, or until chicken juice is no longer pink. Once the juice runs clear and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit you are ready to top chicken with Firecracker Sauce.

Garlic & Lime Beef Kabobs With A Smokey Chimichurri Sauce

Garlic & Lime Beef Kabobs With A Smokey Chimichurri Sauce

Garlic & Lime Beef Kabobs With A Smokey Chimichurri Sauce

When it comes to summer party food, you cannot go wrong with kabobs. Our Beef Kabobs topped with a smokey Chimichurri sauce will be the hit of your 4th of July celebration. Not only are these kabobs loaded with garlic and lime flavor but they are fun to make, and easy to grill and delicious to eat.

Ingredients:

Kabobs:

  • 2 pounds beef, 1 1⁄2 inch cubes (strip, tenderloin, ribeye)
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • grape tomatoes
  • red onion, chopped into large piecesSmokey Chimichurri Sauce:

1⁄2 tsp smoked paprika

Directions:

Kabobs:
Soak 8 10” wooden skewers in warm water.Preheat grill on medium-high heat.

Season meat with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Set aside. In a bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, lime zest and garlic; mix well. Combine meat and oil in a zip lock bag, making sure all meat is covered with the oil mixture.

Build kabobs alternating meat, tomato, onion until full.

Grill kabobs over medium-high heat, rotating until meat is charred and done to your desired temperature. Spoon chimichurri sauce over kabobs and enjoy.

Chimichurri:

Combine all ingredients into a food processor and pulse repeatedly until all cilantro and onions are minced and sauce is gritty. Place in a bowl and serve over kabobs.

 

Slap Ya Mama Ribeye Steaks with Cajun Butter

Slap Ya Mama Ribeye Steaks with Cajun Butter

Slap Ya Mama Ribeye Steaks with Cajun Butter

By Chris Grove at Nibble Me This

I’m a big believer in the fact that quality beef doesn’t need much more than salt, pepper, and a bit of fire to make a brilliantly tasty steak. But I’m also a believer in the truth that sometimes you have to shake things up a bit. These Ribeye Steaks with Cajun Butter fall into the latter category.

CAJUN BUTTER FOR STEAKS

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon finely diced green onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Butter Instructions

  1. Mix ingredients together with a fork or masher.
  2. Form into a log or scoop into 1″ balls.
  3. Place on steaks immediately upon removing from heat.

Steak Instructions

I patted the steaks dry with a paper towel.  Then I lightly oiled them with some canola oil and seasoned them with Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning. As soon as the steaks come off of the grill, I immediately crown them with a scoop or two of the Cajun butter. Next as a side, I fire roasted some potatoes on my Grilla Grills pellet cooker. Lastly, I stuffed them with shredded cheese, butter, sour cream, chives, and some of our homemade bacon.

Man, oh man, were these steaks great.  They were boldly seasoned, had a delicious crust, and the butter just amplifies the flavor.

Sweet Stackhouse Slap Pork Tenderloin

Sweet Stackhouse Slap Pork Tenderloin

Sweet Stackhouse Slap Pork Tenderloin

by Gary Gee at 37 Cooks

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or honey
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama Original Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3-4 pounds whole pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • Garnish: chopped fresh cilantro

 

Directions

Stir together first 9 ingredients. Reserve ½ cup.

Place pork in a large shallow dish or zip-top freezer bag. Pour remaining mustard mixture over pork. Cover or seal, and chill, turning occasionally, about 2 hours.

Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade.

Grill pork, covered, over medium-high heat, 10 to 15 minutes per side or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 140 degrees (check thinner portions sooner). Remove from grill and let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Cut pork into slices.

Bring reserved mustard mixture to a boil with stock in a saucepan. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes. Sprinkle chopped nuts over pork, and serve with sauce. Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.

 

Mama’s Chicken ‘n Waffles

Mama’s Chicken ‘n Waffles

Mama’s Chicken ‘n Waffles

by Tracy at 37 Cooks 

“I love chicken and waffles. Slap Ya Mama Cajun Red Beans Rice brings it to an all-new level. Truth be told, the waffles are delicious all an their own. You can make the waffles several days in advance and freeze them.”

Ingredients

serves 6-8

Red Beans and Rice Waffles:

  • 1 box Slap Ya Mama Cajun Red Beans & Rice, cooked according to package directions and cooled to room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 5 Tablespoons shortening, melted and cooled
  • 3 egg whites, beat until stiff peaks form

Directions

Preheat oven to 225°F.

Preheat waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir together the egg yolks, milk and melted shortening . Add the mixture to the sifted dry ingredients. Beat until just smooth. Stir in the cooled red beans and rice. Gently fold in the stiff egg whites. Pour 1/3 cup of mixture per waffle into the waffle iron and cook according to iron directions. Remove from iron and place on a baking sheet and repeat until all waffles are done. Place baking sheet into oven to keep waffles warm.

Chicken Tenders:  

Ingredients

Directions

Vegetable oil for fryingIn a shallow bowl, place tenderloins in buttermilk and set aside. Beat eggs and stir in pepper sauce in a small bowl. In another small bowl place Slap Ya Mama Fish Fry. One at a time, dip each tenderloin in the egg mixture then the fish fry, coating completely. Fill a frying pan with vegetable oil until it reaches about 1/4 inch in the pan. Heat oil to 350°F. When oil is hot, place 3 or 4 tenderloins in the pan and fry for about 3 minutes on each side. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. Place on a baking sheet in the oven to keep warm while frying the rest and making the gravy.

Gravy

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 Teaspoons white pepper

Directions

1 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan, heat butter and flour stirring constantly until melted and smooth. Add the milk and whisk until heated through and begins to thicken. Add white pepper and salt.To assemble, place two waffles on a plate and top with two tenderloins. Pour 1/3 cup of gravy over the top. Garnish with a lemon wedge, parsley, Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Cajun Seasoning, Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce and chopped parsley. Serve warm.
Pork Chops with Apple Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Pork Chops with Apple Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Pork Chops with Apple Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Covered in a Slap Ya Mama / Brown Sugar rub, these pork chops are bursting with flavor.  Add in apple cider glazed Brussels sprouts and you have an incredibly delicious dinner.  Give this recipe a try and watch your family clean their plates with a smile.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 4 ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, divided
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp light brown sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped, divided
  • 4 bone-in pork chops, center cut, 1” thick
  • 3 Tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Gala apple, cut into 1/2” wedges
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • cooking oil spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425℉

In a bowl, combine 3 ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, cinnamon, 1 Tbsp light brown sugar and 1 tsp rosemary.  Mix well.  With ½ tsp olive oil, coat each pork chop then rub both sides of the pork chops with the light brown sugar mixture.  Set aside.

In another bowl, whisk together apple cider vinegar, remaining light brown sugar, remaining rosemary, remaining Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning.  Slowly whisk in remaining olive oil until blended.  In a large bowl, combine ¼ cup of vinegar mixture, apples and Brussel sprouts and toss to coat.

Line a baking sheet with a heavy-duty aluminum foil and lightly grease the foil with cooking spray.  Place pork chops in center of baking sheet and place apple mixture around pork chops.

Bake at 425℉ for 14 minutes, turn pork chops and cook for another 12-16 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 140℉ in the thickest part of a pork chop.  Remove pork chops to a serving tray and cover with a sheet of foil to keep warm.

Increase heat to broil.  Stir apple mixture and spread evenly across baking sheet.  Broil apple mixture for 3-5 minutes or until slightly charred.  Remove from oven and add apple mixture to remaining vinegar mixture and toss.

Serve pork chops with a side of apples and Brussel sprouts.  Enjoy!

Serves 4

Cheesy Pasta Bake with Pesto and Meat Sauce

Cheesy Pasta Bake with Pesto and Meat Sauce

Cheesy Pasta Bake with Pesto and Meat Sauce

Oh so cheesy and delicious! This easy to make Cheesy Pasta Bake with Pesto and Meat Sauce will be loved by the whole family.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes, (14.5oz cans)
  • 1 can tomato sauce, (8oz can)
  • 1/3 cup pesto
  • 10 oz pasta shells
  • 1 ¾ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions:

In a large saucepan over medium heat, add butter and onions; sauté until translucent.  Increase heat to medium-high, add ground meat and sauté, making sure to cook meat until it is no longer pink.  In the same saucepan, add jalapeños, basil, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, tomatoes and tomato sauce.  Mix well and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

While sauce is simmering, boil pasta according to package instructions but only cook pasta until it’s al dente*.  Drain and set aside.

Once sauce has finished simmering, remove from heat and stir in pesto.  Add pasta shells to sauce and mix gently until sauce and pasta are well mixed.

In a 2.5 quart, oven-safe dish, add half of pasta and sauce to the bottom of the dish.   Layer half of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, followed by the remaining pasta and sauce.  Top with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and golden.  Top with fresh basil leaves and more Parmesan, serve and enjoy!

*Al Dente: Pasta is cooked to be firm to the bite.

Sweet Legs

Sweet Legs

Sweet Legs

Sweet with a lil spicy kick, these Sweet Legs are definitely a crowd pleaser.

Ingredients:

  • 4 carrots
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped into 1” pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped into 1” pieces
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped into 1” pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, halved
  • 8 chicken legs
  • 4 Tbsp honey
  • 4 Tbsp cane syrup
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • ½ tsp brown sugar
  • pinch of: thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil
  • Slap Ya Mama Low Sodium Blend Seasoning, to taste (optional)
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a 9” x 13” oven-proof dish, spread the vegetables evenly.  In a large bowl, combine honey, cane syrup, maple syrup, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, brown sugar, thyme, rosemary, oregano and basil; mix well.  Add in chicken legs to syrup mixture and toss well.  Place chicken legs on top of the vegetables in the oven-proof dish and top with remaining syrup mixture from the bowl.  Sprinkle Slap Ya Mama Low Sodium Blend Seasoning to taste over the whole dish and top each leg with a ½ Tbsp. of butter.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes, occasionally basting the chicken legs with the syrup mixture.  Increase heat to 400 degrees F and bake for another 15 mins.

Serve and enjoy!

Serves 4

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The perfect combination of cheese, bacon and onions make this grilled cheese sandwich one to be desired by many.

Ingredients:

Directions:

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 Tbsp of butter. Add onions and 1 tsp of Slap Ya Mama Low Sodium Blend Seasoning. Stirring consistently, sauté onions until they are golden brown and soft. Remove from pan and set aside on a plate.

Using the same skillet, fry the bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside on a paper towel covered plate to let drain.

In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce and ½ tsp of Slap Ya Mama Low Sodium Blend Seasoning. Mix well and set aside.

Sandwich Assembly: Spread mayo mixture on the inside of each slice of bread. Working from the bottom slice up, add 4 pieces of bacon, 2 slices of cheese, onions, 4 pieces of bacon, 2 more slices of cheese and top with a slice of bread. Using softened butter, spread 1 Tbsp of butter on the outside of the top slice of bread.

In a skillet over medium-low heat, place sandwich butter side down. Butter the top side of the sandwich with another 1 Tbsp and continue grilling sandwich on both sides until the bread is golden brown and the inside of the sandwich is ooey gooey with melted cheese.

Using a sharp serrated knife, cut sandwich in half and enjoy.

NOTE:  This recipe will make 2 large grilled cheese sandwiches due to the fact that we used larger than normal slices of bread.  If using regular sized slices of bread, this recipe may make 4 sandwiches total.

Beef Pot Roast

Beef Pot Roast

Slap’s Beef Pot Roast

Nothing screams, “feel good food” more than a pot roast. Follow this easy recipe for a delicious beef pot roast the whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 3 – 4 lbs beef chuck roast, boneless
  • 12 cloves garlic, halved
  • 3 Tbsp. Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped into chunks
  • 10 whole carrots, peeled
  • 8 small potatoes, rinsed
  • 2 sprigs of thyme

Directions:

With a knife, cut a slit into the roast just big enough to stuff a half of a clove of garlic into it. Continue stuffing the roast with garlic until you’ve stuffed it with half of the garlic. Season the outside of the roast with 2 Tbsp of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning or until it’s seasoned to your taste.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large pot over medium-high heat, add 2 Tbsp of olive oil. Once oil is hot, add roast and brown* each side for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove roast from pot and set aside. Add in 1 Tbsp olive oil, remaining garlic, onion, bell pepper and carrots; brown until onions become slightly translucent. Remove carrots and set aside. Add ½ cup of water; stir (scraping the bottom of the pot) to help to bring the bottom up. Add roast back to pot, add carrots, potatoes, thyme, the remaining Tbsp of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning and enough water to reach halfway up the roast. Bring to a boil. Cover and place in oven. Bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours for a 3-pound roast and 3 hours for a 4-pound roast.

Serve over white rice and enjoy.

 

*Brown – To sear thoroughly