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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
- 3 - 4 lbs beef chuck roast, boneless
- 12 cloves garlic, halved and divided
- 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
- 1/2 cup water
- 8 small red potatoes, rinsed
- 2 sprigs of thyme
- Preheat oven at 350°
- Make 12 small cuts in roast just deep enough to insert half a clove of garlic (being careful not to pierce through the bottom). Insert half of garlic into cuts. Sprinkle both sides of roast with 2 tablespoons Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning.
- In a large Dutch oven, heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat until almost smoking. Carefully add roast; cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove roast, and set aside. ( Some garlic will fall out; insert back into roast.)
- Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pot. Add onion, bell pepper, carrots, and remaining garlic; cook until onion becomes slightly translucent and browned, about 8 minutes. Remove carrots, and set aside. Add 1/2 cup water; cook, scraping browned bits from the bottom of Dutch oven with a wooden spoon. Add roast, carrots, potatoes, thyme, remaining 1 tablespoon Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, and enough water to reach halfway up sides of roast. Bring to a boil; cover and place in oven.
- Reduce oven temperature to 325°. Bake for 2 hours for a 3- pound roast or 3 hours for a 4-pound roast. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Serve over white rice and enjoy.
*Brown – To sear thoroughly
Slap Ya Mama Cajun Baked Ziti
This Cajun twist on Baked Ziti is an easy and delicious dish that is sure to be loved by your family and friends. Enjoy!
- 1 pound dry ziti pasta
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 4 tsp. Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, diced
- 32oz (28oz & 14oz ) can peeled and diced tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp. dried basil
- 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
- 2 tsp. white sugar
- provolone cheese, sliced
- 1 ½ cups sour cream
- mozzarella cheese, shredded
- grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp. Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning
- stick butter, used to coat bottom and sides of baking dish
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta and cook until al dente (firm to the bite), about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground meat. Add in Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, onions, bell pepper, green onions and garlic. Sauté until onions are clear. Stir in tomatoes, basil, oregano and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter bottom and sides of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: ½ of the ziti pasta, provolone cheese, sour cream, ½ tomato sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with Parmesan cheese and Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning.
Bake for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Slap Ya Mama Cajun Meatball Sandwiches brought to you by 37 Cooks features an amazing blend of delicious Cajun flavors that you have to taste to believe. Our signature Cajun gumbo dinner mix delivers unparalleled flavor complemented by our Cajun fish fry to deliver the final blow.Just as gumbo is a dish that can be made with many meats — or combinations of meats — these meatballs could be created with almost any ground meat you desire. Rather than beef and pork, perhaps throw in veal, bison, chicken or even shrimp! The resulting meatball is as warm, sloppy and delicious as a meatball sub from your favorite deli or concession stand, but the unconventional use of the Slap Ya Mama Cajun Gumbo Dinner Mix gives them a LOT of flavor with little effort. (Shh! Don’t tell.)
I particularly enjoyed the tomato sauce/unpickled giardiniera, though. Sweet and hot, cooked into a thick and chunky paste, it could be an ideal condiment for almost any hot sandwich.
Note: Instead of in sandwiches, the meatballs and vegetables can also be served alone or over another starch, such as rice or orzo pasta.
Slap Ya Mama Cajun Meatball Sandwiches
By Kate of 37 Cooks
For the meatballs:
For the sauce/giardiniera:
- 28-ounce can chopped fire-roasted tomatoes
- 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 2 bell peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup sliced pepperoncini
- 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
For the sandwiches:
- Sliced provolone cheese
- 8-10 sandwich buns, toasted
Combine milk and Slap Ya Mama Cajun Gumbo Dinner Mix in a large bowl, and allow to sit for at least 20 minutes for the gumbo mix to rehydrate.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare a baking sheet with a layer of parchment paper and a layer of cooking spray.
Add the remaining meatball ingredients to the bowl with the gumbo mix and mix together, only until combined. Do not overwork the meat mixture. Add more breadcrumbs if mixture is too moist.
Using a 2 Tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop the meat into balls and place on the baking sheet, making sure the meatballs do not touch.
Bake the meatballs for 8-10 minutes, until almost cooked through. Then turn the oven to broil for 2 minutes to toast the exterior; flip the meatballs and broil 1-2 minutes longer to toast the other side.
Meanwhile, for the sauce, combine the tomatoes, vegetables, oregano and sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and allow to simmer 20-30 minutes. Stir regularly, smashing the tomatoes against the pan wall occasionally to break them up. The vegetables’ liquid should be almost completely evaporated. If not, continue to simmer until you achieve the desired consistency.
Assemble the sandwiches with a layer of sauce, the meatballs, provolone cheese and more sauce. Return the sandwiches to the warm oven to melt the cheese, if desired.
Slap Ya Mama introduces the Mardi Gras Meatloaf with Mighty Mushroom Sauce brought to you by 37 Cooks. A perfect way to celebrate the Mardi Gras season complete with Slap Ya Mama’s signature gumbo mix, white pepper seasoning, and etouffee sauce.
The folks at Slap Ya Mama really know how to make seasonings. All of their various seasoning mixes and blends combine to make the ultimate Cajun eating experience! For this recipe, Slap Ya Mama Gumbo mix and a confetti blend of peppers create a meatloaf just bursting with the fun flavors and colors of Mardi Gras. Slap Ya Mama Etouffee Sauce brings a rich, smooth base to a sauce that will have you lickin’ the pot!
Mardi Gras Meatloaf with Mighty Mushroom Sauce
Recipe by Gary of 37 Cooks
- 1 pound ground beef, preferably 70/30 ratio
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1/2 cup diced red, orange, yellow, and green peppers (any combination)
- 2 Tablespoons diced celery
- 2 Tablespoons minced onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 can (8-ounce size) tomato sauce, divided use
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 2 Tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama Gumbo Mix
- 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama White Pepper Seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup Slap Ya Mama Etouffee Sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 Tablespoon minced onion
- 2 Tablespoons canned button mushrooms
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Coarse salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line shallow jellyroll pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
For the meatloaf: In a large bowl combine beef, pork, peppers, celery, onion, garlic, egg, half of the tomato sauce, olive oil, breadcrumbs, 2 Tablespoons gumbo mix, white pepper seasoning, and black pepper. Mix well, but do not overwork. Form into loaf shape on pan.
In a small bowl, stir together remaining tomato sauce and 1 teaspoon gumbo mix. Spread evenly over meatloaf. Place in oven and cook, uncovered, for 1 hour.
For the sauce: In a medium saucepan, combine etouffee sauce and next seven ingredients over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Check seasonings, adding salt and pepper as needed. Swirl in butter.
Slice thick portions of meatloaf to serve; cover with sauce as desired.
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Meat lovers rejoice! Introducing Slap Ya Mama’s recipe for the ultimate grilled ribeye steak. Our delectable recipe will keep you salivating and with one taste, you’ll be coming back for more. Easy and short cooking times with all the great flavor of Slap Ya Mama’s hot blend and hot sauce seasoning. Try it today!
On a platter, let steak sit and reach room temperature, about 30 minutes if it has been in the refrigerator. This will help the ribeye to cook more evenly.
Set grill to high heat. Rub ribeye evenly with Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning then coat with Worcestershire sauce and Slap Ya Mama Pepper Sauce. Place seasoned ribeye on hot grill and cook the approximate times for desired temperature (below). Remove from heat, let rest for 5 to 7 minutes, serve and enjoy.
- 3 Minutes on each side = Rare
- 5 Minutes on each side = Medium Rare
- 7 Minutes on each side = Medium
- 9+ Minutes on each side = Well Done
- Rare 135 degrees F
- Medium Rare 140 degrees F
- Medium 155 degrees F
- Well Done 165 degrees F
Pair with a Healthy Sweet Potato & Veggie Bake for a delicious meal.
Looking for some new authentic cuisine options? Slap Ya Mama has just the thing! Try our new Ya-Ka-Mein Soup recipe. It’s a New Orleans favorite on the famous Vietnamese soup, Pho. It is considered by many to be the best hangover cure and pretty much a lifesaver. Traditionally made with beef, spaghetti, spices, green onions and hard-boiled eggs, “Old Sober” contains everything needed to overcome those dreadful mornings after a long night of partying. However, it is so delicious you don’t have to have a hangover to enjoy Ya-Ka-Mein.
- 2 lbs beef flank steak, 1/8 “ thick X 2” long slices
- 1 ½ lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 Tbsp beef base
- 8 eggs, hard boiled, peeled and set aside
- ½ medium yellow onion, thinly julienned
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- ¼ cup cilantro, diced
- 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama’s Who Dat? Cajun Seasoning
- 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 4 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 – 5 quarts water
- 1 pound angel hair pasta, cooked to package directions
- 1 bunch green onions, sliced for topping
- Chili Hot Sauce (Sriracha) to taste for spicing up your own bowl
Fill a large stockpot with water over high heat. Add flank steak, beef base, onion, celery, kosher salt, oil, Worcestershire sauce and the Slap Ya Mama’s Who Dat? and Hot Blend Seasonings. Mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. With 10 minutes left of simmering, add shrimp, boiled eggs and cilantro.
Assembly of Soup:
Place a serving of pasta in the bottom of a bowl, with a slotted spoon add beef and shrimp to the top of the pasta, add a boiled egg (whole or halved), fill bowl with beef broth and top with green onions. Add a few dashes of chili hot sauce to really spice it up. Enjoy!
Nothing says Mama’s cooking like Spaghetti & Meatballs. Slap Ya Mama’s Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe is sure to give you that familiar sensation of Mama’s cooking. Complete with beef, pork, and seasoned meatballs with our special original blend and hot pepper sauce. Whip up some today!
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup red wine or ½ cup water
- 1 can crushed tomatoes, 28oz
- 1 can tomato sauce, 8oz
- ¼ cup flat leaf parsley, minced
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 ½ tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
- 8 fresh whole basil leaves, chiffonade (topping)
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese (topping)
- 1 ½ - 2 pounds spaghetti pasta, cooked to package directions
In a large bowl, combine meat, garlic, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, eggs, parsley, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend and Slap Ya Mama Pepper Sauce. Combine lightly with a fork. Using your hands, lightly form approximately 16 meatballs; about 2” in size each. Place formed meatballs on a cookie sheet and place in freezer for 7 to 10 minutes to help them become firm.
In a large 12” skillet or pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, very carefully place 5 to 7 meatballs in oil. Brown meatballs on all sides, turning with a fork or spatula; approximately 10 minutes per batch. Removed and drain on a paper towel covered plate and set aside. Discard the oil in the skillet but do not clean the skillet.
In the same skillet, add onions and garlic and sauté until translucent. Add in crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, wine or water, parsley, sugar and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning. Mix well and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. Gently stir in meatballs, careful not to break up meatballs. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. Gently stir a couple of times during simmer.
Serve over spaghetti and top with Parmesan and basil. Enjoy!
On a cold day there is nothing better than a bowl of hearty beef & bean chili spiced up with Slap Ya Mama. Using our grandmother’s recipe, with a few changes, this spicy and hearty chili will hit the spot on any chili winter day.
- 1 lb ground beef (ground round)
- 1 lb beef sirloin steak, diced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, chopped
- 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes & green chilies (10oz)
- 2 cans tomato sauce (8oz)
- 1 can tomato paste (6oz)
- ½ cup beef broth
- ½ cup water
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground oregano
- 1 can kidney beans, drained & rinsed (15oz)
- 1 can pinto beans, drained & rinsed (15oz)
- 2 Tbsp Slap Ya Mama Pepper Sauce
- 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
- 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning, for seasoning meat
- olive oil
- shredded cheddar cheese - topping
- green onions, chopped - topping
Season meat with Slap Ya Mama Hot Blend Seasoning. In a large pot on medium-high heat, coat bottom of pot with olive oil and add seasoned meat. Cook meat, stirring frequently until all meat is browned. Add onions, bell peppers, garlic and jalapeños. Sauté until onions and bell peppers are soft. Reduce heat to medium, stir in rotel, tomato sauce, tomato paste, beef broth, water, chili powder, cumin, oregano, beans, Slap Ya Mama Pepper Sauce, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning and mix well. Bring to a slight boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Serve in a bowl, top with cheddar and green onions. Eat with tortilla chips or crackers and enjoy!
- 1.5lbs Ground Beef (80% Lean / 20% Fat)
- 4 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Original Blend
- 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Pepper Sauce
- 4oz Swiss Cheese, Grated
- 3oz Baby Romaine Lettuce
- 1 Onion, Sliced 1/8 inch thick rounds
- 2 Medium Tomatoes, Sliced 1/8 inch thick rounds
- 10 Slider Buns
In a large bowl, gently mix ground beef, garlic, olive oil, Slap Ya Mama Seasoning and Slap Ya Mama Pepper Sauce. Be sure not to compress the ingredients. Shape mixture into 10 (2 inch) patties of same size and thickness.
With grill or stove on medium-hot heat, cover grill or skillet with olive oil to keep sliders from sticking. Cook sliders for 4 minutes, flip sliders and cook for another 4 minutes to reach medium-rare temperature. You may cook longer if you desire a higher temperature cooked slider. With 2 minutes left of cooking, apply Swiss cheese on top of slider patties. Close the lid of the grill or if cooking on the stove, use another skillet as a cover by turning it upside down and placing it on top of the other. Remove sliders to a platter and cover with foil.
Toast slider buns face down either on the grill or in a 400° oven until a little toasty.
Divide the romaine lettuce between the 10 buns, place a slider on each and finish with a slice of tomato and onion. You may add mustard and ketchup if you desire. Serve hot and enjoy!