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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Fischer & Wieser All Purpose Vegetable & Meat Marinade

This great dish can be used as a side dish (perfect with grilled steaks), as a substitute for meat, or slapped between a burger bun and served as a veggie burger with all the trimmings.

Prep Time:  5 minutes
Marinate Time:  1 – 8 hours
Grill Time:  5-8 minutes

Heat a gas char grill to medium hot. Carefully remove the stems from the mushrooms, taking care not to break the caps. Brush the mushrooms liberally on both sides with the Fischer & Wieser All Purpose Vegetable & Meat Marinade. Marinate for at least one hour, or refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Grill the mushrooms, turning once or twice, until they are slightly softened, about 5-8 minutes. Baste the mushrooms with remaining Fischer & Wieser All Purpose Vegetable & Meat Marinade while grilling. Serve hot. Serves 4. To broil, place marinated mushrooms in baking dish and place under broiler for approximately 5-8 minutes, turning once.

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admin on July 23rd 2009 in Grilling, Sides

¡Especial! Pasilla Chile Finishing Sauce Cheese Grits

No other side dish says Texas quite like this one. The creamy grits are enhanced with the savory addition of cheddar cheese, then spiked up Texas-level with the sultry-smoky flavor of Fischer & Wieser’s ¡Especial! Pasilla Chile Finishing  Sauce. Great for every meal from breakfast to dinner and every occasion from backyard barbecue to dinner in the dining room with the fine china!

Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time:  40 minutes

  • cooked quick grits - 4 servings
  • 4 ounces pasteurized processed cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 6 slices peppered bacon, cooked until crisp, drained and chopped fine
  • 6 green onions, chopped, including green tops
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Fischer & Wieser ¡Especial! Pasilla Chile Finishing Sauce

Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly butter a 9″ x 13″ baking dish; set aside. Cook the grits according to package directions. Remove from heat and quickly whisk in the cheese, chopped bacon and green onions until cheese is melted and well blended. Whisk in the beaten egg and Fischer & Wieser ¡Especial! Pasilla Chili Finishing Sauce. Turn mixture out into prepared baking dish and bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until top is lightly browned and grits are set. Serve hot. Serves four.

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admin on July 22nd 2009 in Sides

Sweet Heat Mustard & Bacon Creamed Smashed Potatoes

Talk about your comfort food—this potato dish is definitely it! Try with a side of ham or brisket—trust me, these “Smashed Potatoes” will steal the show!

Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time:  20 minutes

  • 2-1/2 pounds small red new potatoes, unpeeled, quartered
  • ½ cup Fischer & Wieser Sweet Heat Mustard
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 slices applewood-smoked bacon, cooked until crisp, then crumbled
  • 1-2 teaspoons sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • parsley sprigs for garnish

Place the unpeeled potato quarters in a heavy 6-quart saucepan. Add cold water to cover and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Simmer until potatoes are very soft, about 20 minutes. While potatoes are cooking, combine the Fischer & Wieser Sweet Heat Mustard, whipping cream, melted butter and crumbled bacon in a medium sized bowl. Whisk to blend well; set aside. Drain the potatoes in a colander and immediately return them to the pan. Using a potato masher, smash the potatoes, leaving them a little chunky. Stir in the mustard mixture, blending well. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Serve hot. Garnish with parsley sprigs. Serves 6 to 8

Popularity: 8%

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admin on June 25th 2009 in Sides

Spicy Garlic Mushrooms

Fischer & Wieser Spicy Garlic Steak & Grilling Sauce is made for sautéed mushrooms! Try these atop steaks at your
next cookout!

Prep Time:  5 minutes
Cook Time:  10-15 minutes

Melt butter in heavy 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. When butter is foaming hot, add mushrooms & black pepper. Cook, stirring often, until mushroom liquid has evaporated and only butter remains in the skillet, about 8-10 minutes. Stir in the Fischer & Wieser Spicy Garlic Steak & Grilling Sauce, blending well. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce has thickened and mushrooms are lightly browned. Serve hot over grilled steaks.

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admin on May 15th 2009 in Sides

Seared Button Mushrooms

Try these mushrooms if you want a fantastic side for your grilled steaks—or even as an entree to take the place of meat!

Melt butter in heavy 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. When butter is foaming hot, add mushrooms and black pepper. Cook, stirring often, until mushroom liquid has evaporated and only butter remains in the skillet, about 8-10 minutes. Stir in the Fischer & Wieser Steak & Grilling Sauce, blending well. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce has thickened and mushrooms are lightly browned. Serve hot over grilled steaks, if desired.  6-8 Servings

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admin on April 23rd 2009 in Sides

Mom’s Limited Edition Tomato Basil Soup and Pasta

When you’re searching  for a really quick but tasty lunch or dinner entrée, try this! You’ll appreciate the creamy, comforting taste of Mom’s Limited Edition Tomato Basil Soup paired with meatballs and pasta.

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time: 20-30 minutes

Brown meatballs in extra virgin olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Drain. Pour Mom’s Limited Edition Tomato Basil Soup over meatballs in skillet. Allow to simmer 20-30 minutes. While meatballs are simmering, prepare pasta according to package directions. Serve meatballs over pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese, as desired. Serves 4-6

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admin on January 23rd 2009 in Pasta Sauces, Sides

Taco Soup

If you want a fast easy, but hearty meal to serve the troops, try this fantastic soup!

Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time:  30 minutes

  • 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained (or ground turkey)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups Timpone’s Salsa Muy Rica
  • 1 can whole yellow corn or hominy, undrained
  • 1 can red or black beans, undrained
  • 1 package Original Ranch Style Dressing Mix
  • 1 package taco seasoning (mild or hot, as desired)
  • Garnish:  grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, avocado slices, black olives, jalapenos

Brown ground beef or turkey and onions in skillet. Drain. Place ground beef or turkey and onions, Timpone’s Salsa Muy Rica, corn or hominy, red or black beans, Ranch Dressing Mix, and taco seasoning mix in Dutch oven (or add to skillet if size permits). Simmer 30 minutes or longer, as desired. Serve with garnishes of your choice. Serves 8

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admin on December 18th 2008 in Beef, Sides

Won Tons with Roasted Blackberry Chipotle Sauce

Try these great won tons as an appetizer or an entreé!  Great way to use up leftover meats and seafood–we call them “planned overs!”

Prep Time: 25-30 minutes
Cook Time:  10-15 minutes

  • 2-3 ounces fresh spinach, trimmed and washed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 tablespoons onion, chopped finely
  • 3 ounce block cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup cooked chopped chicken, shrimp, ham, pork, etc.
  • Dash salt, pepper, Tabasco sauce (optional)
  • 3 dozen won ton wrappers
  • Vegetable oil to cover bottom of wok or skillet to 1/4″
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup Fischer and Wieser Roasted Blackberry Chipotle Sauce

Wash spinach. With water still clinging to leaves, place in large pan over medium high heat. Cook until spinach just begins to wilt and most of water has evaporated. Empty ontocutting board and chop finely. Set aside. Melt butter in sauté pan. Add onion and sauté until transparent. Reduce heat to low; add cream cheese. When cheese begins to soften, add lemon juice to blend. Remove from heat and stir in meat or seafood of your choice, breadcrumbs, and spinach.

For won tons: Place 1-2 teaspoons filling in each wrapper and seal according to package directions. Place single layer of won tons in hot oil and fry 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; serve immediately with Fischer and Wieser Roasted Blackberry Chipotle Sauce. Makes 36 won tons

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admin on July 21st 2008 in Appetizers, Sides

Major Cleaton’s Dutch Oven Bread Recipe

Major Cleaton, who is featured on our blog,  sent us this recipe for use with our Fischer & Wieser  Old Fashioned Peach Preserves. Try this at your next cookout—as he says, “Those delicious preserves slathered on homemade bread—great! A little taste of home reminds us of why we’re doing what we do.” Major Cleaton*, who is now with the 1st Medical Brigade at Ft. Hood, has been deployed in Iraq for three tours, and is now back Stateside.

Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time:  15-25 minutes

  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ tablespoon finely chopped 1015 onion
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 12-ounce can beer
  • 1 16-ounce container sweet cream butter
  • 2-3 jars (10.9 ounce) Fischer & Wieser Old Fashioned Peach Preserves

Mix all the dry ingredients together. Pour in beer. Mix together well; place on floured board.
Knead just a little; form dough into a ball. Flatten out and place in well greased Dutch Oven. Place oven over coals (1/3 coals on bottom and 2/3 on top). Allow to cook in hot coals approximately 10 minutes. Turn Dutch oven 180 degrees and then turn lid 180 degrees in opposite direction. After the bread has baked for 15-25 minutes, check it. The top should be golden brown and the bottom should THUMP when you hit it.

Slice and slather with sweet cream butter and Fischer & Wieser Old Fashioned Peach Preserves.  Yield: approximately 10 slices

*I present the above recipe as sent to us by Major Cleaton:

“Anyway, here is the Dutch oven bread recipe.

  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp finely chopped 1015 onion
  • 6 pack Lone Star Beer
  • ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • 1/8th tsp garlic powder
  • 6 pack Milwaukee’s Best; Pabst Blue Ribbon; or other generic beer.

Mix all the dry stuff
Pour in 1 Lone Star
Drink 1 Lone Star
Mix up and lay on work surface
Knead just a little to form dough ball
Flatten out and place in well greased Dutch Oven
Place oven over coals (1/3 coals on bottom and 2/3 on top)
Drink another Lone Star
Wait
Turn Dutch oven 180 degrees and then turn lid 180 degrees in opposite direction
Give a Pabst to everyone who starts to wander over when they smell the bread cooking (It’s rude not to have a beer for your guests….. but keep the Lone Star for yourself!)
After the bread has baked for 15-25 minutes (about 2 ½ Lone Stars) check it
The top should be golden brown and the bottom should THUMP when you hit it.
Cut it up and cover it with sweet cream butter and Fischer & Wieser’s Old Fashioned Peach Preserves.”

Popularity: 7%

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admin on July 2nd 2008 in Sides

Raspberry Chipotle Turkey Sandwich

This sandwich takes leftover turkey from humdrum to WOW! Perks up parties and get-togethers, as well as everyday meals, any time of the year!

Prep Time:  10-15 minutes

Mix together mayonnaise and softened cream cheese; spread liberally on bread. Place 2-3 slices turkey on bread; top with 2-3 tablespoons Fischer & Wieser Gourmet The Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce®. Top with lettuce or spinach.

Popularity: 8%

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admin on May 14th 2008 in Chicken, Sides