Smoked Gouda Black Pepper Biscuits with Ham

Original recipe found on A Cozy Kitchen.

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Smoked Gouda Black Pepper Biscuits with Ham
This is a light homemade biscuit sandwich
Course sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 ,minutes
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Egg Wash
Course sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 ,minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Egg Wash
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. In a large bowl mix dry ingredients. Using a grater grate the butter and add into the flour mixture. Put in freezer 5-7 minutes. While this is freezing make egg wash, combine the items and mix well. Take bowl out of freezer and break the butter and flour mix together. I used my hand, should like like small pebbles. Add Cheese. Add milk and combine until dough becomes solid. Using flour on a mat, press dough into small biscuits. Place on baking pan and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with black pepper. Cook 12-14 minutes. Once done and cooled slightly cut in half and place a piece of ham in it. Ready to eat.

Alton Brown Meatloaf Recipe

I have been looking for a good meatloaf recipe and found this one from Alton Brown.

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Alton Brown Meatloaf Recipe
The picture doesn't do this justice but I forgot to take picture before, so this is after. This was moist and flavorful. Made a meatloaf sandwich the next day and it was delicious.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
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Topping
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Topping
Instructions
  1. Oven rack should be in center position. Preheat oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Combine croutons, black and cayenne pepper, chili powder, and thyme in food processor. Pulse until it becomes crumbs, Place in large mixing bowl. Add onions, carrots, garlic and red pepper to food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Don't overpulse should not be puree. Pour into bowl. Add the chuck and sirloin to bowl. Add salt and mix well. Don't squeeze the meat. Press the meat mixture into a loaf pan. Turn it over and place on baking sheet. Cook 10 minutes and pull out from oven and remove loaf pan. Cook Meatloaf another 55 minutes. Mix the ketchup, cumin, hot sauce and honey in bowl and stir well. Once the meatloaf has cooked that 55 minutes, pull out and brush topping on top. Cook additional 10 minutes. Let meatloaf cool 10 minutes before serving.

Empanadas

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Empanadas
A flaky crust with a meat filling.
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the beef and cook until browned crumbling the beef as you go. Add the garlic, onion, jalapeno, and green pepper. Drain off any excess oil, then season the beef with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the tomato sauce, oregano, paprika, and chili powder and cook until mixture is slightly thickened and heated through2-3 minutes. Add additional salt if necessary, then remove from heat.
  3. Roll the crusts out on a lightly floured surface so that they are slightly larger and thinner than the original crusts. Use a bowl that is about 4 inches in diameter to cut circles out of the crusts, making 10 total, gathering up any scraps and re-rolling to make the 10. Put about 2 heaping Tbsp of the beef mixture on one half of each circle. Fold the other half over the beef then use a fork or crimp to seal the edges. If you're having trouble getting them to stick, put a little water along the edge with your finger.
  4. Place all the empanadas on the sheet pan. Whisk together the egg with a tablespoon of water and brush the tops of the empanadas. Place in the oven for 18-22 minutes or until golden and crisp on the edges. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted fromĀ Neighborfood

Lasagna

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Lasagna
Meat and cheese packed lasagna that is absolutely delicious.
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  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add in the sausage and ground beef. Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat into small pieces. Add in onion and garlic and cook until meat is browned. Stir in sugar, basil, fennel, oregano, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste, and 1/4 cup parsley. Pour in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and chicken broth. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 hour stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile place lasagna noodles into the bottom of a pan. Pour hot water over the noodles, making sure the pasta is completely immersed in water. Let them soak for 30 minutes, then drain and discard water.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine ricotta with egg, 2 Tbsp parsley, 1/2 tsp salt, and nutmeg. Refrigerate until ready to assemble lasagna.
  4. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a deep 9x13 pan.
  5. To assemble spread about 1 cup meat sauce in the bottom of the pan. Place 3 noodles on top. Spread with 1/3 of the ricotta mixture. Top with 1/4 of the mozzarella slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over the mozzarella, then sprinkle with 1/4 cup parmesan. Repeat layering 2 more times to create 3 complete layers. To finish, place a final layer of pasta, topped with another 1 cup meat sauce to cover the pasta. Top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan. Cover loosely with foil.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 25 minutes. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted fromĀ The Stay at Home Chef

Cheesy Thumbprint Cookies with Bourbon Tomato Jam

Recipe originally found on The Flavor Blender

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Cheesy Thumpprint Cookies With Bourbon Tomato Jam
This has quickly become a favorite go to recipe for getting together with friends and families. This is a very easy dish today and flavorful. I have found when making this that the bourbon jam makes more than needed. I serve the rest on a block of cream cheese with crackers and it gets gobbled up right away.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20-25 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Cookies
Bourbon and Tomato Jam
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20-25 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Cookies
Bourbon and Tomato Jam
Instructions
Bourbon Tomato Jam
  1. Place all ingredients for the jam, except bourbon, into a small sauce pan. Bring to boil and let sugar dissolve. Bring to simmer and let the jam get thick. Once thickened add bourbon. Mix well and let cool.