Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Pastrami “Reuben” Sandwich

April 27, 2016 at 5:07 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Pastrami “Reuben” Sandwich. You can find the recipe and order the Buffalo Pastrami all on the Wild Idea Buffalo website, Enjoy! http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 
Buffalo Pastrami “Reuben” Sandwich
The O’Brien household’s version of this pub favorite. So good, it will become a weekly request!

Ingredients:

1 package Buffalo Pastrami
1 ½ cup “Bubbies” Sauerkraut (it’s really, really good)Buffalo Pastrami Reuben Sandwich
4 ounces Irish Cheddar Cheese
6 slices Pumpernickel Bread
1 tablespoon Butter
*Reuben Sauce
Preparation:
1 – On flat top griddle or in a large sauté pan over medium heat place Buffalo Pastrami in lightly oiled pan to heat through. Turn while heating.
2 – Arrange Buffalo Pastrami in 4 equal piles and top with cheese. Add sauerkraut to the pan too. Cover and heat until cheese is melted, and sauerkraut is warm.
3 – Remove from pan and cover to keep warm.
4 – Spread butter on one side of the bread and grill bread until golden brown.
5 – Stack meat, cheese and kraut on inside of grilled bread and spread the other slice with *Reuben sauce (recipe below), and sandwich together.
Serve with Potato, Leek Soup.

 

 

Ingredients:
*Reuben Sauce
1/2 cup MayonnaiseWild Idea
¼ cup Salsa
¼ cup Roasted and Peeled Red Peppers
Salt
Pepper

Preparation:
1 – Place all ingredients in food processor and puree.
2 – Season with slat & pepper to taste.

http://wildideabuffalo.com/2012/buffalo-pastrami-reuben-sandwich/

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Parmesan Polenta

January 2, 2014 at 11:58 AM | Posted in cooking | Leave a comment
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I had been trying some different Polenta recipes and have found the one I’m going to use when I want Polenta, Parmesan Polenta. To prepare it I needed; 1 1/4 CUP Swanson Low-Sodium Chicken Broth, 1 1/4 cup of Low Fat Buttermilk, 1 cup Yellow Cornmeal, 1/4 cup fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese, 2 Tbsp Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter, and Salt and Pepper to taste. To start boil both the Broth and Buttermilk in a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk in the Cornmeal, reduce heat to low, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes; remove from heat.
Stir in the Parmesan Cheese, Butter and season with the Salt and Pepper. And your done! You can also add a dab of Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream or Crumbled Turkey Bacon to kick it up a bit.

Top 50 Healthy Recipes for Winter

January 2, 2014 at 9:56 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Heat those cold winter days with the Top 50 Healthy Recipes for Winter, from the Eating Well web site.

 

 

Get fresh recipe inspiration with our top 50 recipes for winter.Eating Well
From chili recipes and stew recipes to creamy chicken recipes and baked casserole recipes, our top 50 recipes for winter are delicious, comforting recipes for the colder months of the year. These healthy recipes are hearty, filling dishes full of lean protein and the season’s best produce for meals that will leave you feeling satisfied. Try our Balsamic-Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower for a flavor-packed side dish or Baked Mac & Cheese for a lighter comfort food favorite to feed the whole family.

 

 

Baked Mac & Cheese
Mac & cheese can be a true comfort on a gloomy day, and our healthy update takes advantage of extra-sharp Cheddar balanced with creamy low-fat cottage cheese and tucks a layer of spinach into the middle, which may help picky eaters down their vegetables. Whole-wheat pasta adds robust flavor and extra fiber…..

 

 

 

Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
Roasting isn’t usually the first cooking method you think of for cauliflower but the results are quite delicious. The florets are cut into thick slices and tossed with extra-virgin olive oil and herbs. Wherever the flat surfaces come into contact with the hot roasting pan, a deep browning occurs that results in a sweet, nutty flavor……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Top 50 Healthy Recipes for Winter *

 

Heat those cold winter days with the Top 50 Healthy Recipes for Winter, from the Eating Well web site.

 

 

Get fresh recipe inspiration with our top 50 recipes for winter.
From chili recipes and stew recipes to creamy chicken recipes and baked casserole recipes, our top 50 recipes for winter are delicious, comforting recipes for the colder months of the year. These healthy recipes are hearty, filling dishes full of lean protein and the season’s best produce for meals that will leave you feeling satisfied. Try our Balsamic-Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower for a flavor-packed side dish or Baked Mac & Cheese for a lighter comfort food favorite to feed the whole family.

 

 

Baked Mac & Cheese
Mac & cheese can be a true comfort on a gloomy day, and our healthy update takes advantage of extra-sharp Cheddar balanced with creamy low-fat cottage cheese and tucks a layer of spinach into the middle, which may help picky eaters down their vegetables. Whole-wheat pasta adds robust flavor and extra fiber…..

 

 

 

Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
Roasting isn’t usually the first cooking method you think of for cauliflower but the results are quite delicious. The florets are cut into thick slices and tossed with extra-virgin olive oil and herbs. Wherever the flat surfaces come into contact with the hot roasting pan, a deep browning occurs that results in a sweet, nutty flavor……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Top 50 Healthy Recipes for Winter *

 

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/top_50_healthy_recipes_of_2013?sssdmh=dm17.712647&utm_source=EWTWNL&esrc=nwewtw122413

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 2, 2014 at 9:53 AM | Posted in beans, Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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If you can help it, never buy beans, peas, or lentils in cans, unless they’re significantly marked down. These items are much more cost-effective if you purchase them dry. You’ll have to plan ahead in order to soak them overnight, but once you get used to this extra step, it will seem routine.

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

January 1, 2014 at 6:31 PM | Posted in beans, Crock Pot, spices and herbs, Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

 

 

 
The first post of 2014! Hope all of you had a great end of 2013 and a promising start to 2014. Started off windy and quite chilly around here this morning, But it cleared up and the sun came out and warmed to in the low 30’s. They say we have Winter weather moving in overnight and into Thursday though. 2-3 inches overnight and early morning then another 1-3 inches through Thursday, not the way to start 2014. But a good way to start the year off in food is to have Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili as my first dinner of the year!

 

 

 

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I had made this batch of Chili back in December and had some in the freezer. I set it out overnight in the fridge to thaw. To reheat heat I just emptied the container in a sauce pan and heated it up on medium heat until heated through. Love this Chili!! For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunk Cup.

 

 

 
To prepare it; The Chili has Wild Idea Buffalo Lean Ground Buffalo, Dark Red Kidney Beans, Chili Beans, Great Northern White Beans, and ton of great Spices! Just put it in the Crock Pot, on low, for about 8 hours and you got you some mighty tasty Chili! The Wild Idea Ground Buffalo has such a unique flavor, an almost sweet taste to it. I left the full recipe at the bottom of the post. The longer the Chili simmers the more incredible aroma fills the kitchen!

 

 

 

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Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

 

Ingredients

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2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers
Directions:
*Brown Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and the cheese and crackers.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

 

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round 99 free
Wild Idea Buffalo
Ground Round, 99% Lean
We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this super lean meat. It is rich and dark in taste and color. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes.

 

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Mincemeat Pie

January 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Recently I had posted a recipe for a low-calorie Mince Pie and now I’ve got a Buffalo Mincemeat Pie from Jill O’Brien and Wild Idea Buffalo. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

 

 
Buffalo Mincemeat PieWild Idea Buffalo Buffalo Mincemeat Pie
By: Jill O’Brien

 

 

Mincemeat Pie with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Serves 8 to 12 entrée or 46 Petite Pies (which are great for hors d’oeuvres)

Note: This recipe is a main dish pie. Do not let the length of this recipe detour you. Although there is a little work involved ahead of time, it is fairly easy and is a perfect make a head dish that will fill your house with delicious aromatic aromas.

 

 

Mincemeat Ingredients:

2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. cardamom
2 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. allspice
½ tsp. cayenne
½ tsp. turmeric
½ tsp. cloves
1 Tb. olive oil
1 2 lb. pkg. Ready to use Buffalo Stew Meat, rinse & pat dry
1 onion, chopped
1 Tb. garlic, chopped
3 Tb. lemon juice
½ cup raisins
2 apples, peeled & chopped
½ cup bourbon (Buffalo Trace)
1 cup apple cider
1 Tb. molasses

 

Directions:

 

* Mix all dry spices together and set aside.
* Heat oil in heavy stock pot over medium high heat.
* Add stew meat and stir, cook for 3 minutes.
* Add onion and spices, stirring to incorporate. Cook for 5 minutes.
* Add garlic, lemon juice, raisins and apples and stir to incorporate.
* Add bourbon and then cider. Stir to incorporate and bring to a boil.
* Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
* Remove cover and continue to cook until most (but not all) of the liquids are removed.
* Place ingredients into food processor and pulse puree until meat is finely minced.
* Cover & set aside.
* Pie Crust

Makes, 1 double pie crust. This is a heartier crust that stands up nicely to the mincemeat.

 

 

Ingredients:

2 cups unbleached flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar
1½ sticks butter, cut into small pieces
3 eggs, beaten

 

 

Directions:
* Place dry ingredients in a mixer and incorporate.
* Add butter pieces at a time.
* Add eggs slowly.
* Remove dough from mixer onto floured surface and lightly dust.
* Divide dough into 2 parts and roll out slightly between floured parchment papers.
* Line 8” deep pie pan with rolled pastry, dough should hangover the edge.
* Fill with mincemeat, spreading around evenly.
* Top with remaining pastry round, pinching top & bottom pastry together, pulling any excess off. Create pie edge with fingers or fork.
* With remaining pastry roll out and cut into leave patterns and place on top of pie.
* Cut 3 slits into top of pie pastry.
* Bake pie in a 375* oven for 1 hour, crust should be golden brown. Or refrigerate and bake at a later time.

* Serve pie with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce. Super Delicious!

 

 

 

Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Makes 1 ½ cups

Ingredients:

1 cup whole milk or low-fat vanilla yogurt
2 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
1 jalapeno, seeded
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup cucumber, finely chopped

 

Directions:
Place all ingredients except cucumbers into blender and puree. Fold in cucumbers if desired. Keep refrigerated, but pull ½ hour before serving.

This sauce is great on many things and keeps for 1 week in refrigerator.

 

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/2013/buffalo-mincemeat-pie/

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Stew Meat
Stew Meat – 2 Lb
Flavorful, healthy and incredibly easily. Pre-cut from our buffalo roasts, the ready to use stew meat is super convenient! Great for soups, stews, or stroganoff. 2 lb. Package (Also available in 1 lb. pack)

 

 

http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/2-lb-stew-meat

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 1, 2014 at 9:07 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Shop later in the day to take advantage of markdowns in your grocery store‘s bakery and meat departments. Also make sure to keep an eye on the prices at the salad bar. If you only need a few artichoke hearts or croutons, they may be cheaper to buy there by the pound than elsewhere in the store.

BBQ Marinated Pork Chop w/ Cut Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, and Wheat Bread

December 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM | Posted in Idahoan Potato Products, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, pork chops | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: BBQ Marinated Pork Chop w/ Cut Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, and Wheat Bread

 

 

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Another very cold day outside again. It’s in the low 20’s but feels a lot colder with the wind chill, buts of sunshine to brighten it up a bit. I can’t believe another year has gone by! I just want to thank each and every one of you for all your views and comments throughout the year! Without WordPress I would have never had the chance to connect with all of you. Thank you again! So for dinner tonight i prepared a BBQ Marinated Pork Chop w/ Cut Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, and Wheat Bread.

 

 

 
I had the Pork Chop in the freezer so I let it thaw overnight in the fridge. About noon I added some JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to a Hefty Zip Bag and added the Chop and let it marinate the rest of the day. When ready to prepare it I took it out of the bag, shaking off the excess. I then seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. i heated up a Cast Iron Skillet, sprayed with a little Pam Cooking Spray and added Canola Oil. When the Skillet and Oil was heated up I added my Chop to it. I fried it about 4 minutes or so per side, till the internal temperature reached 155 degrees. Nice size Chop and it came out moist with a fantastic flavor, love the JB’s Fat Boy Sauce!

 

 

 
For one side dish I heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans, my favorite canned Green Bean. Then I also heated up some Idahoan Mashed Potatoes. They come in a microwavable container; just add water and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. They come out perfect every time! I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a Jello Double Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

Thank you again for a lot of fun throughout the year, have a fun and safe New Years Eve!

Smoked Cajun Turkey, Rosemary Ham, and Swiss Grilled Sandwich w/ ….

December 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM | Posted in Ham, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ore - Ida, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Cajun Turkey, Rosemary Ham, and Swiss Grilled Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

 

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Our nice weather left real quickly, snow flurries and a wind chill in the 20’s. Went to the grocery early and then spent most of the afternoon cleaning my Hoveround Chair and then catching up on laundry. For dinner tonight, Smoked Cajun Turkey, Rosemary Ham, and Swiss Grilled Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

I picked up a Jennie – O Premium Portions Hickory Smoked Cajun Style Turkey Breast, try saying that five times real fast! I love these, great sliced, for sandwiches, and just the right size for 1 or 2 people (1.39 lbs). Plus it’s only it’s only 50 calories and 1 carb per serving! It comes already seasoned and precooked. Just serve cold or heated up. I heated up a few slices in the oven for the sandwich. So I had the Turkey and I also had a couple of slices of Kroger Private Selection Oven Roasted Rosemary Ham. Topped it with Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese and Hidden Valley Spicy Chipotle Spread. Served it on a couple of slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread and then grilled in a medium size skillet with a 1/2 Tbs of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter.

 

 

 

Then for a side I baked some Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries, served with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Pech Chunk Cup.

 

 

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Jennie – O Premium Portions Hickory Smoked Cajun Style Turkey Breast

Ready to cut and serve, hot or cold.
Find this product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
Product Features:
* 99% fat free
* Gluten Free
* Great for salads, sandwiches and more
* Fully Cooked
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 oz (56 g)
Servings Per Container: varies

Calories 50
Calories from Fat 5
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat .5 g (1%)
Saturated Fat 0 g (0%)
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 25 mg (8%)
Sodium 610 mg (25%)
Total Carbohydrate 1 g (0%)
Dietary Fiber 0 g (0%)
Sugars 1 g
Protein 12 g

 

 
http://www.jennieo.com/products/95-Oven-Roasted-Premium-Portion-Turkey-Breast

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 30, 2013 at 10:31 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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When you’ve been buying the same brand for as long as you can remember, it’s hard to make the switch to generics. However, you’ll be surprised when you find many generic and store-brand products taste exactly the same (or better) for less than half the cost.

 

 

* Always buy generic baking ingredients such as flour, oil, and sugar. These generics are indistinguishable from their more-expensive counterparts. Frozen and canned vegetables are also usually exactly the same.

 

 
* As for products such as cereals, cookies, and crackers basic is better – most have had good luck with plain granola, potato chips, and wheat crackers.

 

 
* No matter what the product, it never hurts to try. If you end up having to throw away one can of soup, you’ve wasted a dollar or two, but if you like it, you can save a lot over the course of a year.

 

 
* Save the boxes from name-brand products your kids are attached to, then empty the generic products into them. Your picky eaters won’t know the difference if they can’t see it on the outside.

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