Three Simple Recipes for Memorial Day
- By Tom Jackson
- May 24, 2014
Three great recipes to start your summer right. All easy to get ready for your guests.
Chorizo and Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers
Yield: 2 dozen halves
- 12 Jalapeños, halved, seeded
- 12 oz sliced bacon, cut in half
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 4 oz cheese, sharp cheddar, pepper-jack or a mixture
- 4 oz chorizo
- 1 tsp Cattleman's Grill 8 Second Ride Carne Asada Seasoning
Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 (or other cooker) to 300°F. Set up for indirect grilling. Slice jalapeños lengthwise, and remove seeds. Cook chorizo, and drain excess fat.
Combine cream cheese, cheese(s), chorizo and Cattleman's seasoning in a bowl and mix by hand or with a fork. Fill up each jalapeño half with the cheese/meat mixture and wrap with a half slice of bacon. Use a toothpick to hold it together.
Place the filled jalapeños on a FrogMat on the cooker, and cook for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until the bacon is cooked through.
Pulled Pork Deviled Eggs
Yield: 12 deviled eggs
- 6 eggs, hard-boiled, halved
- 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp American Stockyard Smoky Mustard BBQ Sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp Cattleman's Grill 8 Second Ride Carne Asada Seasoning
- 1/2 cup (divided) cooked pulled pork, diced
- Salt to taste
Place the yolks in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients, except the pulled pork. Mix thoroughly until smooth. Add just over half of the pulled pork to the mixture, and stir to incorporate.
Place the yolk mixture in a ziploc bag, cut a corner off of the bag and pipe the mixture into the egg whites. Garnish with the remaining pulled pork and a dusting of Cattleman's Carne Asada.
Bread and Butter Jalapeño Pickles
- 4 jalapeños
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp whole cloves
- 1/2 tsp whole allspice
- 1 cinnamon stick
Slice jalapeños, and pack into a pint sized mason jar, or multiple smaller jars.
Combine vinegar, sugar and spices in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Stir to make sure sugar is dissolved. Pour hot liquid over jalapeños, filling the jar(s). Let cool about half an hour, before covering. Refrigerate overnight before enjoying.