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Have you ever been to a restaurant and left there asking: "just how do they make those
dishes?" I'm sure you sat there trying to discover just what has gone into the dish, what sort of ingredients
they're using.. Maybe you have even tried to ask the waiter or the chef for the recipe it
was so good! Chances are they didn't give you the recipe, and probably for good reason, if
they did give it out to every person who asked for it, they could soon be out of business.
So knowing how much you love that special dish, you try cooking it at home. Maybe you had some success, chance is that it didn't taste right.. The solution to this issue is to use what are called copycat
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With a good cookbook full of copy cat recipes you can eat restaurant food at home and it is both faster and less expensive. With practice you will find you can prepare several copy cat recipes at once with ease. I frequently make an entire meal for my wife and I including appetizers, main course and a desert in under 1 hour. Restaurant copy cat recipes have saved me time and expense by giving me a way to enjoy all my favorites easily at home.
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|Chili's Nacho Burger
Pico de Gallo:
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup diced Spanish onion
2 teaspoons chopped fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and de-ribbed
2 teaspoons finely minced fresh cilantro
Pinch of salt
2 small or 1 large Haas avocado
2 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup diced tomato
1/2 teaspoon diced jalapeno
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 ounces ground beef
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
pinch of ground black pepper
16-ounce bottle Cheez Whiz
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 pounds ground beef
4 large sesame seed buns
2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded or chopped thin
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 green onion, chopped
16-20 tortilla chips
2-3 fresh jalapenos, sliced
1. First make the pico de gallo. This is easy. Just combine all of the
ingredients for the pico in a small bowl and mix well. Cover bowl and
chill in the refrigerator.
2. Now we'll make the guacamole. In a small bowl, smash up most of the
avocado, but be sure to leave several unsmashed chunks. Add the
remaining ingredients for the guacamole to the avocado and mix well.
Cover bowl and chill in the refrigerator, next to the pico.
3. Next we'll make the chili queso. In yet another small bowl, mix together
ground beef, flour, a pinch of salt, a pinch of black pepper, and a
pinch of chili powder. Use your hands to work the dry ingredients into
the ground beef. Brown the beef in a small skillet over medium heat
for about 5 minutes. Use a spoon or spatula to crumble the beef as it
cooks. Cook until it's brown, then set aside.
4. Melt the Cheez Whiz with 2 tablespoons of milk over low heat. When milk
and cheese has been combined, add the remaining queso ingredients.
Heat while stirring often until cheese is smooth and creamy,
then cover saucepan and remove it from the heat.
5. Pre-heat a griddle or large frying pan over medium heat. Lightly butter
the face of each bun and brown the buns face-down on the heat.
6. Separate the ground beef into four 1/2-pound portions. Roll each portion
of meat into a ball and then pat the meat down into a circular patty
slightly larger in diameter than the hamburger buns. Cook the hamburger
patties for 5-10 minutes per side, until done. Lightly salt and pepper
each burger patty.
7. Build the burger open-faced in the following order starting with
the bottom bun:
On Bottom Bun:
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
2 tablespoons chili queso
4 or 5 crumbled tortilla chips
2 teaspoons green onion
On Top Bun:
1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 tablespoons pico de gallo
2 tablespoons guacamole
4 jalapeno slices
Serve burger with extra queso and guacamole. May also serve french fries
on the side and use the chili queso for dipping. Makes 4 burgers.
|Carl's Jr. Chicken Club
2 Whole chicken breasts, Boned and halved
1 Cup Teriyaki marinade (Lawry's Is best)
4 Whole-wheat hamburger buns
8 Slice Bacon
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
1 Cup Alfalfa sprouts, loosely
4 Lettuce leaves
4 Large Tomato slices
4 Slice Kraft Swiss Cheese Singles
Marinate the chicken in the teriyaki marinade in a shallow bowl for 30
minutes. Preheat a clean barbecue to medium grilling heat. Brown the
faces of each bun in a frying pan on the stove. Keep the pan hot. Cook
the bacon in the pan until crisp, then set aside. Grill the chicken
breasts 5 to 8 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Spread about
1/2 tablespoon of mayonnaise on the face of each bun, top and bottom.
Divide the sprouts into 4 portions and mound on each bottom bun. On the
sprouts, stack a lettuce leaf, then a slice of tomato. Place one chicken
breast half on each of the sandwiches, a top the tomato. Next, stack a
slice of Swiss cheese on the chicken, and then the 2 pieces of bacon,
crossed over each other. Top off the sandwich with the top bun.
Microwave for 15 seconds on high. Makes 4 sandwiches.
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Cooking - Kitchen - Recipe Tips...
* The best way to store fresh celery is to wrap it in
foil and put it in the refrigerator--it will keep for
Herbs and Spices:
Store spices in a cool, dark place. Humidity, light and
heat will cause
herbs and spices to lose their flavor more quickly.
Although the most
convenient place for your spice rack may be above your
your spices to a different location may keep them fresh
As a general rule, herbs and ground spices will retain
their best flavors
for a year. Whole spices may last for 3 to 5 years. Proper
result in longer freshness times.
When possible, grind whole spices in a grinder or mortar
& pestle just
prior to using. Toasting whole spices in a dry skillet over
before grinding will bring out even more flavor. Be careful
not to burn.
Because the refrigerator is a rather humid environment,
and spices there is not recommended. To keep larger
quantities of spices
fresh, store them in the freezer in tightly sealed
Use a light hand when seasoning with spices and herbs. Your
goal is to
compliment your dish without crowding out the flavor of the
Remember, it's usually impossible to "un-spice" a
For long-cooking dishes, add herbs and spices an hour or
serving. Cooking spices for too long may result in overly
Finely crush dried herbs before adding to your dish
Do not use dried herbs in the same quantity as fresh. In
use 1/3 the amount in dried as is called for fresh.
Keep it simple. Unless the recipe specifically calls for
it, don't use
more than 3 herbs and spices in any one dish. The exception
to this rule
is Indian cooking, which often calls for 10 or more
different spices in
one curry dish!
Black pepper, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper are
"after cooking" seasonings. Allow guests to
season dishes with these
spices at the table.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice have a special
If you're feeling adventuresome, try replacing herbs and
for in recipes with something different! Marjoram instead
savory instead of thyme, cilantro instead of parsley,
anise seed instead of fennel, etc.