Slap Ya Mama Sloppy Joes

Slap Ya Mama Sloppy Joes

Slap Ya Mama Sloppy Joes.

Nothing like Mama’s classic Sloppy Joes to remind you of your childhood. This crowd-pleasing sandwich has a thick meaty filling smothered in our Cajun Pepper Sauce. You definitely need a fork and a few napkins to eat this mouthwatering meal!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and season with 2 tsp of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, brown ground beef for about 5 minutes, making sure to break up meat and brown all sides. Drain and add meat back into skillet.
  2. Add onions and bell peppers to skillet with ground meat and cook 2-3 minutes, until soft. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds or so, until fragrant. Add in tomato paste and mix well.
  3. Add ketchup, water, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Stir well to combine.
  4. Cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until mixture has thickened to your liking.
  5. Remove from heat and serve on toasted buns.  Top it off with a little Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce.
Ultimate Cajun Burger

Ultimate Cajun Burger

Ultimate Cajun Burger

Next time your craving a burger, make it Cajun! Spice up your patties, and serve them hot off the grill.

Makes approximately 6 burger patties.

Ingredients:
Dressings:
  • Bacon (cook according to package)
  • American Cheese
  • Tomato
  • Lettuce

 

Directions:
  1. In a large bowl mix beef, pork, bell pepper, onions, jalapeño, Worcestershire sauce, Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce, and Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Cajun Seasoning.
  2. Form approximately 6 large patties.
  3. Grill on med-high heat until desired temperature.
  4. Build your burger and dress to your liking.

 

Mama’s Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad

Mama’s Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad

Mama’s Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad

Lighten up this summer without sacrificing flavor! Mama’s Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad makes for a savory protein packed meal. Loading it with vegetables and using quinoa in place of rice adds nutrition for a healthy dinner. Our Jalapeño Cilantro Dip tops it off with the perfect amount of spice.

Click Here for Recipe: Slap Ya Mama Jalapeño Cilantro Dip

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
Instructions:
  1. Put chicken in a ziplock bag. In a small bowl combine lime juice, Slap Ya Mama Green Pepper Sauce, olive oil, garlic, cilantro, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Pour the sauce over the chicken and seal the bag and let marinade for 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat your grill to medium high heat. Grill each side of the chicken for about 3-4 minutes or until cooked throughout and no longer pink.
  3. Slice chicken and set aside.
  4. In a bowl place a hand full of washed spinach.
  5. Scoop in 2-3 tablespoons of cooked quinoa (cook according to package).
  6. Add in cherry tomatoes and diced avocados.
  7. Place grilled chicken in the bowl and top-off the salad with our Slap Ya Mama Jalapeño Cilantro Dip.

 

 

 

Grilling Recipes To Get You Ready For Summer

Grilling Recipes To Get You Ready For Summer

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. The official start of summer. That means it’s time to break out the grill and get to cooking. Thinking about hosting a Memorial Day cookout but aren’t sure what to whip up? Don’t worry, the Slap Ya Mama team has tons of delicious ideas and recipes perfect for grilling this summer!

Garlic and Lime Beef Kabobs With A Smokey Chimichurri Sauce – Kabobs are always a fantastic summer grill staple, however, when you add a little bit of smoky chimichurri sauce loaded with Slap Ya Mama Green Pepper Sauce and Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, these kabobs will become a smash at every summer cookout!

See recipe here: slapyamama.com/garlic-lime-beef-kabobs/

Firecracker Chicken – Looking to add a spark to your grill game? Then this recipe is for you! With its combination of sweet and spicy, this recipe is sure to be your go-to summer grilling recipe.

See recipe here: slapyamama.com/firecracker-chicken/

Slap Ya Mama Grilled Ribeye – Ribeye steaks are always a crowd pleaser at summer grill outs. Put a twist on this classic by adding Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning on your steaks before grilling them and then top off with a little Cajun butter!

See recipe here: slapyamama.com/ribeye-steaks-with-cajun-butter/

Parmesan Grilled Corn – Corn on the cob is always a summer cookout favorite. Slap a little of our Original Blend Seasoning and parmesan cheese on it and you have a new grilling recipe classic.

See recipe here: slapyamama.com/parmesan-grilled-corn/

Craving a healthier grilling recipe option? Add a Slap Ya Mama product to any type of lean protein or vegetable and grill it up! Slap Ya Mama products are perfect for whatever type of diet you or guests may be on. Low-carb, paleo, even low sodium! Our seasonings are all natural, kosher, contain no MSG, and, as an added bonus, Certified Cajun! So, from the whole Slap Ya Mama team, have a safe Memorial Day weekend and happy grilling!

Slap Ya Mama Crawfish Nachos

Slap Ya Mama Crawfish Nachos

Recipe by Catahoula Catering

Slap Ya Mama Crawfish Nachos

Crawfish nachos piled high with loads of left over crawfish and dripping in a spicy cheese sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb peeled crawfish tails
  • 1 2/2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seafood Boil 
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 3 cups grated pepper jack cheese
  • 3 cups grated mild cheddar cheese
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ¼ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper and green bell pepper
  • 1 minced de-seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp of Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce (optional)
  • Your favorite tortilla chips

 

Directions:

  1. Gather 1 pound, or more (you really can’t have too much) of leftover crawfish tails from your boil.
  2. Or, if you’re using packaged tails, mix 1 and ½ tsp. of Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seafood Boil to season it up. This is a little trick I use if there aren’t any leftovers (which there shouldn’t be!).
  3. Mix all the dry seasonings: Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, mustard powder, cayenne pepper powder, and paprika.
  4. Get a block of both mild cheddar and pepper jack cheese, and grate until you have 3 cups of each. The cheeses melt better when you grate it yourself rather than buying the pre shredded stuff.
  5. In a pot, first, melt your butter on medium heat, and then add the vegetables: onion, celery, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, jalapeño pepper and garlic. Cook your vegetables until they are soft, and the onions are translucent (10-15 min). We aren’t trying to get any brown coloring here.
  6. Mix in the mayonnaise and dry seasonings to your cooked vegetables. Once the mayonnaise and seasonings are incorporated, add in your crawfish tails.
  7. When the crawfish tails start to curl, mix in the cheeses. Turn the heat down to medium low and stir occasionally until it’s fully melted.
  8. *This is optional* As a finishing touch, add the shot of Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce to your crawfish queso, and mix until it is fully incorporated.
  9. Pour your Slap Ya Mama Crawfish Queso over a bed of your favorite tortilla chips, and enjoy!
Mama’s Spicy Jalapeño Margarita

Mama’s Spicy Jalapeño Margarita

Mama’s Spicy Jalapeño Margarita

Mama is heating things up with her Spicy Jalapeño Margarita. Simple and delicious, these margaritas are made with fresh lime juice and agave syrup. Make a single cocktail or whip up a pitcher for a crowd.

Ingredients:
Directions:
  1. Use lime wedges to moisten rim of drinking glass. Next, you want to evenly dip glass into Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Cajun Seasoning. Set glass aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine your tequila, lime juice, agave nectar and jalapeño with ice.
  3. Stir or shake well.
  4. Serve over ice in a rocks glass.
  5. Garnish with a jalapeño wheel, lime and a little extra slap!

* You can substitute any of our Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasonings*

Carne Asada Chipotle Street Tacos

Carne Asada Chipotle Street Tacos

Carne Asada Chipotle Street Tacos

Mama is making it easy to have restaurant style carne asada tacos at home. These carne asada chipotle street tacos are marinated in our very own Green Pepper Sauce, grilled and piled into flour tortillas along with fresh pico de gallo and topped with Mamas Jalapeño Cilantro Dip. The ultimate taco for meat lovers!

Ingredients:
Instructions:
  1. Season steak with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning Blend, coating both sides. set aside.
  2. In a small bowl add lime juice, chipotle salsa, garlic, cilantro, olive oil and Slap Ya Mama Green Pepper Sauce. Mix until combined. In a large ziplock bag add flank steak and pour marinade in making sure to coat both sides with marinade. Refrigerate 4-8 hours.
  3. Heat a cast iron skillet or grill on high. Remove the steak from marinade and place it on the hot skillet/grill for about 4- 5 minutes then flip and cook another 4-5 minutes for medium rare. Or until desired doneness.
  4. Let steak rest 10-15 minutes. Then slice in thin slices against the grain.
  5. Pica de gallo- combine onions, jalapeños, tomatoes and chopped cilantro in a large in a large bowl. Squeeze in the juice of 2 limes and add Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning (season to taste).

Top off your tacos with our: Jalapeño Cilantro Dip 

Slap Ya Mama Jalapeño Cilantro Dip

Slap Ya Mama Jalapeño Cilantro Dip

Slap Ya Mama Jalapeño Cilantro Dip

Mama is mixing things up with her Green Pepper Sauce. Our jalapeño cilantro dip is a versatile sauce that can be used all week long. This is a great sauce to always have on hand as an appetizer with chips and dip, it even adds a little kick to a salad and tops off your taco night with a spicy Slap.

Ingredients:
Instructions:
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together sour cream, mayonnaise, ranch dip packet, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning and Slap Ya Mama Green Pepper Sauce.
  2. In a blender or food processor, puree cilantro, tomatillo and pickled jalapeño with a little jalapeño juice.
  3. Add cilantro jalapeño puree to mayo mixture, mixed well.
  4. Stir in buttermilk and fresh lime juice.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Try with our Carne Asada Chipotle Street Tacos

The Walkers and Crawfish: A Long Line of Tradition

The Walkers and Crawfish: A Long Line of Tradition

Native Americans were catching and eating crawfish for years before the Acadians arrived, although some legends tell of the northeastern lobster following the Acadians to Louisiana and shrinking in size over the long journey.  The Acadians took quite well to the local crawfish, and they became a major part of the Cajun culture.

Crawfish-or mudbugs, as they are called since the popular species in Louisiana burrow into the wet ground of the freshwater bayous-can be boiled whole with spices and vegetables. The tender meat can be featured in a variety of Cajun cuisine from étouffée to meat pies. Every spring when crawfish are in season Louisiana families, like the Walkers, spend their afternoons gathered around picnic tables picking crawfish. They spread old newspaper across long tables where they dump a giant pot of steaming crawfish along with boiled potatoes, garlic cloves, corn on the cob, whole mushrooms, and onions.

Some of the Walkers’ fondest memories involve farming crawfish themselves. One of TW’s clients has a crawfish pond. When TW’s brother, Bob was coming to Ville Platte for Easter with his family, TW asked his client if the kids could come by and pick up some crawfish with the hand nets. “Mais, cher, don’t worry about that,” TW’s client said, using the Cajun term of endearment. “I’ll tell my guy not to make his run on Saturday morning, and y’all can just go pick up all the traps.”

TW couldn’t believe this generous offer. He loaded up the whole family, and they headed to the ponds. “Jack and Joe were just waist-high then,” recalls TW. “We pulled them behind us in a boat and waded through the water without hip boots on, even Mama Jen. I think we came up with over 250 pounds of crawfish.” A good rule of thumb is three pounds of crawfish per person, which means the Walkers hit the mother load. “We got to be crawfish farmers for the day,” Jack remembers fondly.

TW’s client invited them back year after year. As Jack and Joe got older, they wore snake-proof boots and started pulling the boats through the muddy water for the younger kids to ride. “It’s always a good weekend,” says TW. “It brought all the family together.” The Walkers took all those crawfish back to the Bayou Chicot house and cooked them in the backyard under twinkle lights TW strung from the trees. “We ate for two hours, Cajun French music blaring in the background,” says Bob. “Living in Mississippi, I wanted my kids to experience the way I grew up.”

Today when the Walkers eat crawfish, they all remember those Easter weekends. They pop off the heads and suck the juices, peel off the shell and pop the meat in their mouths.

The Slap Ya Mama seasoning tingles their lips just perfectly, and they’re taken right back to those Easter weekends way back when.

 

Mama Jen’s Crawfish Dipping Sauces

Mama Jen’s Crawfish Dipping Sauces

No seafood boil is complete without Mama’s savory dipping sauces, perfect for dipping any type of boiled seafood from crawfish to shrimp and even crab. Be the hostess with the mostest and add this dip recipe to your table. Mama taught you not to show up empty handed, make it the night before and take it with you!

Mama Jen’s Cajun Crawfish Dipping Sauce

Makes about 1 cup

Ingredients:
Directions:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise and ketchup. Add remaining ingredients, one at a time, and stir well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using.

Mama Jen’s Spicy Cajun Seafood Dipping Sauce

Makes about 3/4 cup

Ingredients:
Directions:
  1. in a small bowl, combine ketchup, Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce, and Worcestershire. Add horseradish, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, and lemon juice, and stir well. Refrigerate for 1 hour before using.