When you don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen for a small lunch or supper for two, try this 20-minute entree. Quick BBQ Turkey Kielbasa is attractive, quick, and easy to cook in a skillet. If you like macaroni and cheese, it can be cooking on the stovetop while you’re stirring the kielbasa.
After passing out samples of my new Sweet Chipotle BBQ Sauce, a couple of cashiers at my local supermarket told me that it was better than any store-bought sauce they had been using of the honey-chipotle variety. Everyone that tasted it wanted the recipe. One of these cashiers told me she planned on using it in her ground beef-baked bean recipe. I personally have used it for dipping chicken tenders, on pulled pork sandwiches, and on grilled chicken breasts…all tasted delicious.
You’ll find that the minimum amount of chipotle pepper flakes in the recipe will give you some heat, but some like about twice that much. If you’ve never seen chipotle pepper flakes at your supermarket, order them from www.myspicesage.com. You will be amazed at the creative dishes you can make with these tasty, spicy flakes. You can also order brown chipotle powder, which is twice as hot as the flakes, so be careful.
For the bourbon in my recipe, I used Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, often referred to as Evan Williams Black, because of the black label. Jack Daniels also makes an excellent 86 proof bourbon. You need to know that if you use a tablespoon of bourbon that I used in my original recipe, after 3-4 days, the bourbon flavor actually gets stronger, perhaps too much. In my current recipe, I only use a teaspoon.
If you save and clean your old salad dressing or sauce jars like I do, all you need is a jar that holds about 2 cups (16 ounces). You can also order sauce jars and lids from www.usplastic.com at very reasonable prices. Just go there and type “sauce jars” in the search field.
I thought today would be a good day to try out my new Jumbo Spicy Cheeseburgers on the outdoor gas grill. After all, it wasn’t 100° yet when I went to my covered patio this morning…only 94°. I think you will love this one if you’re a burger addict. I used a 1/2 pound of ground beef chuck made into two large, thin patties, then put a slice of Pepper jack cheese, chopped onions, and Cavender’s Greek Seasoning between the two patties, sealing the edges.
Then you grill it, and serve it on a jumbo hamburger bun with my Habanero BBQ Sauce (recipe included when you click on the main recipe link above) and hamburger dill slices. Whoa! Get back, Nellie! Don’t worry; it’s not too spicy for those who can’t tolerate too much spiciness, but you’ll know it’s not a regular cheeseburger when you bite into it.
NOTE: If you’re on a low sodium diet, you should avoid this recipe. You might be safe trying my Spicy Cheeseburgers for 2, which is lower in calories, fat, sodium, and potassium. It also uses my low sodium version of Cavender’s All Purpose Greek Seasoning, Jim’s Greek Seasoning-Low Sodium.
What do I do when it’s windy and raining outside, and I want to grill some chicken breasts? I use my little George Foreman grill!
My Gentleman Jim’s Indoor Spicy BBQ Chicken is a modified version of a recipe I posted here just a few days ago, designed for indoor cooking. It also was a lot faster and less trouble than grilling outdoors. You’ll also need that leftover Gentleman Jim’s Spicy BBQ Chicken Sauce and Jim’s Southwestern Grilled Chicken Rub and Marinade you probably put together the other day. In case you didn’t save any, it’s going to take longer than 15 minutes to grill this chicken today. Prepare the BBQ chicken sauce the day before, because it needs to be refrigerated overnight before it’s served. I had plenty on hand, and I just poured a little on the top of the finished chicken breast to spread around.
For the side dish today, I just opened a can of green beans, sprinkled a little dried minced onion, seasoned salt, and a dash of thyme in the saucepan with the beans. It’s quick and tasty. Let me know if you like this or not.
Having a couple of nice boneless chicken breasts in the fridge, I decided to throw them on the grill for lunch, saving one for later. I also had a small bag of frozen broccoli that’s been calling out to me for some time.
My Gentleman Jim’s Spicy BBQ Chicken was good the first time I tried it, but this time I hit it out of the park. I didn’t bother to butterfly the breasts like I did before, and the chicken didn’t seem to mind; I just grilled them a little longer. You’ll also need Gentleman Jim’s Spicy BBQ Chicken Sauce and Jim’s Southwestern Grilled Chicken Rub and Marinade, both of which are already attached to the main recipe above. Prepare the BBQ chicken sauce the day before, because it needs to be refrigerated overnight before it’s served.
For the broccoli, I used something similar to a recipe I’ve used before. However, this time, I didn’t toss everything around in a huge skillet and stand there watching it. I think you’ll appreciate my Tasty Frozen Broccoli, cooked in a sauce pan. Broccoli can sometimes be boring, but this leaves you wondering where all the flavor came from. Enjoy!
Let me know what you think.
My Dairy Queen is about a 3-minute drive, so it’s real convenient to place an order at the drive-through, pay $3.46 for 4 chicken strips sans trimmings and accessories, and head home with bag in hand.
Today, I did just that, and they were delicious with my very healthy Jim’s Spicy Hickory BBQ Sauce. If you haven’t tried this, you should. I’ll never buy hickory BBQ sauce from the store again. By the way, I’m a multiple-repeat customer of Dairy Queen.
Excuse the table clutter, but I wanted you to know all about it!