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Store Peppers - Sunday, February 18, 2018


  • 1 12 ct pkg slider buns
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning reserve 1 Tbs
  • 1/2 cup Tatanka 1 Mild Hot Sauce
  • 2/3 cup black olives
  • 2 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese divided
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter metled
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In pan cook your beef until no longer pink, drain.
  3. Add in your water and taco seasoning and stir until heated and mixed.
  4. Add in your Tatanka 1 Mild Hot Sauce and olives and mix.
  5. Add in 1 cup cheese and stir until melted.
  6. Place the bottom half of your slider buns in baking dish then spread your sour cream over the bottom.
  7. Top with ground beef mixture then top with remaining cheese, place tops of buns on top.
  8. In bowl mix together your butter and reserved taco seasoning and brush over the tops of the buns.
  9. Cover with foil and bake for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Defcon 2 Bacon Buffalo Bleu Burger Recipe

Christina Toomey - Sunday, February 11, 2018


  1. In a large bowl, mix ground beef, bleu cheese & DEFCON Sauces 2 Medium Heat Wing Sauce until well incorporated.
  2. Make a large ball of the meat and then divide into indicated number of burgers. Mold into patties.
  3. Cook on hot grill for 3 minutes on each side or until hamburgers are cooked to desired doneness. (check with a meat thermometer).
  4. Serve on buns topped with 2 slices of bacon, blue cheese crumbles and a drizzle of DEFCON Sauces 2 Medium Heat Wing Sauce on top.
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DEFCON Sauces 2 Medium Heat Wing Sauce


Heartbreaking Southwest Chili Cheese Tacos Recipe

Christina Toomey - Tuesday, January 02, 2018


  • 16 oz Kraft Natural Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 C Canned Petite Diced Tomatoes, with liquid
  • 2 Tbsp Heartbreaking Dawns 1542 Southwest Habañero Sauce
  • 2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 C Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 C Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
  1. Heat a large fry pan over medium heat. Once hot, pinch small piles, around 2 tbsp, of cheese into rounds in the pan and allow to cook and crisp up until the cheese has nearly stopped bubbling, about 2 minutes per round. Fold each cheese round over a wooden spoon to create a taco shell shape, them set on paper towels to cool and drain. Repeat until all the cheese has been used.
  2. In a medium fry pan over medium high heat, add the ground beef and cook, breaking up the beef, until browned, around 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir until thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes and Heartbreaking Dawns 1542 Southwest Habañero Sauce, then sprinkle with the seasonings and stir until the liquid is absorbed, around 1 minute. Add both beans and stir until incorporated. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  4. Spoon hearty amounts of the chili into each cheese taco shell and serve immediately!

Melinda’s Jalapeño Sloppy Joes

Store Peppers - Monday, December 11, 2017

  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 c. tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c. Melinda's Jalapeño Ketchup Tangy & Spicy
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 Hamburger buns
  • 1 thinly sliced red onion (optional)
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add bell pepper and onion and cook until tender, about 1 minute.
  2. Stir in garlic and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.
  3. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, about 6 minutes.
  4. Add Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, Melinda's Jalapeño Ketchup Tangy & Spicy , brown sugar and apple cider vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until the mixture has thickened, about 15 minutes.
  5. Serve on hamburger buns with onions.

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