Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sriracha Maple Glazed Bacon

Everything's better with bacon - including Father's Day!  And this bacon recipe is nothing short of amazing.    So you're gonna want to make this bacon and serve it with literally everything.  With only 3 ingredients and a 5 minute prep time, there's no excuse not to.  A little sweet, a little spicy and a little savory, it's a great add to a brunch menu or simply for snacking alongside a cold beer.  Make some for Father's Day tomorrow. I'm sure dad will love it!
Recipe developed for Frank's RedHot
photography by Paul Gelsobello Studio

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Makes 12 slices

1/4 cup Frank’s RedHot Slammin’ Sriracha Sauce
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 pound thick cut bacon

Preheat oven to 350ºF.  Combine Sriracha and maple syrup and brush evenly on both sides of bacon.

Arrange bacon on baking sheet.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until desired doneness.

Chef's note:
Be careful not to over bake the bacon.  You want it to be chewy with a slight crispness to it.


Food Stylist: Cathy Paukner

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Individual Taco Salads

Here's a twist on your typical taco for Taco Tuesday.  Ortega Fiesta Flats are just perfect for making individual taco salads.  They're just the right size to hold everything you need.  This recipe is super easy for weeknights  and makes dinnertime just a little more fun.  Be sure to put out lots of toppings so everyone can make their own and make it just the way they like it. We like to add sliced black olives, queso fresco and avocado to ours!

Be sure to heat the Fiesta Flats before serving so they don't fall apart when you bite into them!  To keep this simple there are plenty of options at the supermarket to keep prep time to a minimum.  Purchase items like pre shredded lettuce or cabbage, tiny grape tomatoes, canned corn or olives, pre shredded cheese.  You can even find good quality prepared guac if you don't want to slice avocados.

recipe developed for Ortega


Prep time: 
Cook time: 

Serving size: 4

Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef 
1 pouch ORTEGA® Taco Skillet Sauce 
1/4 cup ORTEGA® Salsa 
1/4 cup sour cream 
8 ORTEGA® Fiesta Flats, heated according to package directions 
4 cups shredded Romaine lettuce 
1 cup halved grape tomatoes 
1 cup corn 
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese 


Directions:

Brown ground beef in large skillet; drain. Add ORTEGA Taco Skillet Sauce and simmer 5 minutes.

Combine ORTEGA Salsa and sour cream; set aside.

Arrange lettuce in warmed ORTEGA Fiesta Flats. Top with ground beef, tomatoes, corn and cheese. Drizzle with salsa mixture.