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It’s easy, and so good. Mom doesn’t want them any other way now.
One large green tomato, the kind grown to fry, not just an unripe tomato
2 tablespoons cooking oil
One cup flour
3/4 cup yellow corn meal
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Texas Pepper Jelly, any flavor. I used Peach Habanero for Mom’s supper tonight.
What to do?
Put the flour, corn meal, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix well
Put the egg, Pepper Jelly, and milk in a small bowl and mix well
Put the oil in a large frying pan and turn the burner on to medium
Slice the tomato; I usually end up with six slices
Dip each slice in the Pepper Jelly mixture, and then in the flour mixture. Pat down and make sure both sides of each slice are well coated with the flour mixture.
Place the slices in the hot oil and fry each side until brown and crisp. Serve immediately.
There aren’t usually any leftovers, but if there are, thirty seconds in the microwave the next day are enough to create a second-day side dish or snack.
This recipe works well without the pepper jelly, but if you have some on hand, the additional ingredient turns simple southern fried green tomatoes into TEXAS STYLE fried green tomatoes. The difference is amazing.
For my brother-in-law Kevin, I chose a box of Texas Pepper Jelly. Now, Kevin can’t eat anything with seeds, but Texas Pepper Jelly has ALL KINDS of products and not all of them have seeds. Kevin opened up a box of Craig’s BBQ Sauce, Apricot Habanero Pepper Jelly, Apple Habanero Pepper Jelly, and Peach Habanero Pepper Jelly. He was thrilled, but he told me later that he would have to hide it or else his wife would eat it. Next year, I’m going to order some Texas Pepper Jelly products for her, too.
My brother-in-law Mike has a gigantic gas grill which he uses year-round. He’s always on the lookout for new and novel grilling sauces, so guess what I ordered for him? A six-pack of Texas Rib Candy, assorted flavors.
I think most of the products have been devoured already. Both families said they weren’t sharing and I believe them. These are my two sisters. They don’t share.
Our mixture of ground sirloin, Texas Pepper Jelly products, and spices creates the best meatballs in the world, all kinds of meatballs: cocktail, Italian, and everything in between, and as we all know, meatballs are one of the many perfect couch quarterback foods.
Besides meatballs, our mixture also creates the perfect. . . wait for it. . . meatloaf! And meatloaf is good for dinner AND awesome sandwiches! Our recipe feeds about 8 die-hard couch quarterbacks.
Here we go.
2 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
2 packages (those long ones) finely crushed cracker crumbs
1 cup Craig’s BBQ Sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
2 onions, finely chopped
1 green pepper, finely chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon brown spicy mustard
What to do:
In a large bowl, mix all of the above ingredients thoroughly. If the mixture seems dry, add more bbq sauce.
Form the meat mixture into balls and place on a foil-covered cookie pan. Bake at 350 for twenty minutes. Remove from oven and allow to “set.”
While your meatballs are baking, prepare the sauce.
1 cup Texas Pepper Jelly, any flavor
1 cup Craig’s BBQ Sauce
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
What to do:
Mix the ingredients together thoroughly; use a whisk to make sure all the lumps and powdery spices are blended.
Put the baked meatballs in a large casserole and pour the sauce over them. Return to 350 oven for fifteen minutes.
Put toothpicks on the coffee table in front of the sofa and every man for himself.
Or, if you’d rather make a meatloaf, have it for dinner, and slice the leftovers for sandwiches when it’s game time. . .
What to do:
Instead of forming the meat mixture into balls, put it in a casserole pan and bake for 45 minutes or until there is no pink in the middle.
Remove from oven and let it “set up.” It will slice better if you give it a little rest after you take it out of the oven.
There are many ways to glaze your meatloaf. Just plain pepper jelly spread over the top works for my family. Craig’s BBQ Sauce makes a great meat loaf glaze. Plain ol’ ketchup works, too.
For all those football people coming over after dinner, the same sauce that went over the meatballs makes an awesome meat loaf glaze.
Whatever you do choose to glaze your meat loaf, though, be sure to refrigerate the loaf before trying to slice it for sandwiches.
Now, cover your coffee table with meaty goodness and Texas sauces and let the game begin!
Your crockpot is one of the handiest things in your kitchen. Just think about it – in summer, your dinner will cook without heating up your kitchen at all. In winter, when many people are busiest and when the kids are in school and when you have to almost live in your car to keep up with camp and swim meets and, and, and. . . .thank you, crockpot, for keeping us all well fed and sane!
Apple Habanero Crockpot Pork is one of my family’s favorite meals. It’s so easy, as are most crockpot meals.
2 pounds pork, almost any kind – roast, ribs, tenderloin, chops. . . .
1 cup Texas Pepper Jelly’s Apple cherry Habanero pepper jelly, with or without peppers
2 Granny Smith apples, unpeeled, diced
1/2 pound pitted cherries
1 large onion, diced
What to do:
Slice the pork into strips
Put everything into your crockpot
Set the crockpot on “low” and go to work or school. Eight hours later, turn off the crockpot and lift contents out with a large slotted spoon; place contents in large serving bowl.
Toss some salad to go along with it and dinner is served.
So often, as I’ve told you all so many times before, it’s the simplest recipes that are the best! Texas Pepper Jelly’s Pineapple Habanero Upside-Down Cake is one of those.
I made this Pineapple Habanero Upside-Down Cake last night, and warned my family not to touch it until I could get a picture. You can see from the picture I did manage to take fewer than ten minutes after that warning, how much my family listens to me when there’s fresh, warm cake on the counter. I’m just glad they left enough of the cake so you can at least tell what it is.
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 stick butter
1 cup Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly
1 can pineapple rings, drained (save the pineapple juice!)
2/3 cups sugar
1/2 cup pineapple juice
2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
What to do:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium baking pan, melt the butter and leave it in the pan. Over the butter, sprinkle thebrown sugar; even it out with a spoon to make sure all the pan’s bottom is covered with brown sugar. On top of the brown sugar, place the pineapple rings. On top of the pineapple rings, spread the pepper jelly.
In a medium bowl, place all the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Use an electric mixer if you can. Pour the mixture over the toppings in the baking pan.
Place in your preheated oven and set your timer for 20 minutes. Give your cake the toothpick test and if it needs more time, set your timer for an additional five minutes.
When the toothpick comes out clean, remove the pan from the oven and let it sit for about ten minutes.
Take a butter knife and loosen the cake from the sides of the pan. Turn the pan upside-down over a plate, pizza pan, or another similar-size pan. It’s ready to eat when your family, friends, or yourself are ready to eat it!
P.S. You can make this cane using the same topping ingredients and a yellow cake mix, but my family loves the scratch cake version best. Sometimes, though, we just don’t have the time for a scratch cake.
Okay, pepper jelly fans, November is over and it’s officially holiday time! December is the month for several different holiday celebrations, and Texas Pepper Jelly products are excellent gifts and table accessories! What’s a refrigerator without pepper jelly in it?
Texas Pepper Jelly has many gift ideas for the people you love best. After all, people get lots of socks, candles, mugs, belts, and ornaments at holiday time; why not be the gift-giver who chooses something any recipient would love best? Anybody can order a shirt off the internet; be the person who orders an assortment of delicious pepper jellies or Rib Candies for the people you buy gifts for!
We even have a Rib Candy assortment that comes with an awesome Messermeister knife!
When you start making your holiday gift lists, don’t forget to put some Texas Pepper Jelly products after each name. Once your friends and family get a taste of a Texas Pepper Jelly product, they’ll never put anything else on a biscuit.
It’s Thanksgiving Day, and we here at Texas Pepper Jelly hope that your holiday is a safe and happy one. We hope you all are breaking bread with family or friends, and that when the day is over, you are all enriched by the fellowship.
Let me also add that almost anything on your holiday table can be made even better by putting a little Texas Pepper Jelly on it, or in it, or around it. Dip things into the pepper jelly. Spread pepper jelly on things. Use pepper jelly instead of salad dressing, or regular jelly.
Texas Pepper Jellies are delicious on hot rolls or biscuits. Some pepper jelly in your pasta salad turns ordinary noodles into something festive. Mix a little pepper jelly into your Thanksgiving dressing, before baking, and you’ll have something almost too delicious to be real.
Why settle for plain coffee or tea at your Thanksgiving table? Stir some pepper jelly into your hot drinks and let it melt, and you’ve got a real treat.
Look around at your Thanksgiving table, in fact, and you’ll see many places a dab or two or pepper jelly would make a positive difference.
Make it easy on yourself and your guests; put some Texas Pepper Jelly on the table and let your guests use it however they wish. I can’t think of a single limitation for it!
Happy Thanksgiving from Texas Pepper Jelly.
Hey, listen, Labor Day is coming up REALLY SOON! Hamburger is on sale in most grocery stores, and in fact, so are pork chops and ribs. Everybody is getting ready for that awesome Labor Day cookout, including the merchants!
No cookout is complete without plenty of barbecue sauce, and Craig’s BBQ Sauce is the best you can buy.
You can buy Craig’s BBQ Sauce by the jar, or you can buy it by the gallon.
Your Labor Day cookout also needs a good supply of Texas Rib Candy, and we make several different flavors of this awesomely delicious grilling sauce. Our Rib Candies make awesome shish kabobs – brush the meats with Rib Candy and string them on the kabob skewers, alternating with vegetables and the fruit that was used to flavor the sauce!
The point is, Labor Day means, for most people, one of the last big cookouts of the season, and a big cookout needs as many Texas Pepper Jelly products as possible! Your family, friends, and other guests will thank you.
Winter’s over, but don’t put your crockpot away. Hot weather is perfect crockpot weather – slow cookers don’t heat up the whole house, and the absolute handiness of a meal or snack or side ready to put on the table when everybody gets home is just too handy to pass by.
This particular recipe is for our special Texas Sausage Dip, and it’s delicious. Easy to make, too. Here’s how:
16 oz sour cream
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup cooked finely diced sausage
1 large onion, diced
1/4 cup Texas Pepper Jelly’s Pineapple Habanero pepper jelly
1/4 cup shredded pineapple, drained
1/4 cup hot sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
What to do:
Put everything in your crockpot, replace the lid, set the dial to “low,” and go to work. Eight or so hours later, remove the lid and stir to make sure all ingredients are absolutely thoroughly blended. turn off the crockpot and let it “set” for an hour or two.
After dinner, pour the dip into a big bowl, surround it with breadsticks, raw veggies, and crackers of all kinds, put it on the coffee table, and let your family go to it while they watch TV.
If there’s a football game or any kind of sports event on TV, even better.
I hope you laid in plenty of these ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator, because everybody will want a fresh batch the next night. They can’t have the leftovers because there won’t be any.