Author: The Commish

Bierocks

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Bierocks

Bierocks
  • Author: The Commish
  • Prep Time: 50 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 min + overnight refrigeration
  • Yield: 10 servings
  • Category: Snack/Appetizer

Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 (1/4-ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 7 cups flour, divided
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Instructions

To prepare the dough:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, add the warm water and yeast. Stir to combine, and let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Mix in the sugar, butter, egg, salt and 3 1/2 cups of the flour. Beat on low until smooth. Working in 1/2 cup portions, add the remaining flour until the dough pulls together.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours up to overnight.

To prepare the filling:

  1. In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, brown the meat. Add the onion, cabbage, salt and pepper, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow to cool until the mixture is lukewarm.
  2. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Transfer the dough to a flat working surface. Punch down the dough, then divide the dough into 20 equal pieces. Flatten each portion of dough, and fill with 2 tablespoons of the filling. Fold the dough over, and seal the edges. Transfer each filled bierock to the prepared cookie sheet. Allow to rise for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Bake the bierocks until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Brush with the melted butter, and serve immediately.

Cobb Salad

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Cobb Salad

  • Author: The Commish
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Snack/Appetizer

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 eggs, boiled, peeled and chopped
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 3 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 3/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) bottle ranch salad dressing

Instructions

  1. Evenly divide the shredded lettuce among individual serving plates.
  2. Evenly divide the chicken, eggs, tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, bacon crumbles, avocado and green onions in a single row on top of the lettuce.
  3. Drizzle with the ranch dressing, and serve.

Pork and Grits

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Pork and Grits

Pork and Grits
  • Author: The Commish
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 30 min + 1 hour marinating time
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Main

Ingredients

For the grits:

  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grits
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 ounces Velveeta cheese
  • Fresh ground pepper and Tabasco, to taste

For the pork chops:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 (1/2-inch) bone-in pork chops
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

To prepare the grits:

  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring broth to a boil. Stir in grits.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook grits, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. When grits reach desired consistency, add butter and cheese. Stir until the butter and cheese have melted.
  3. Add pepper and Tabasco, to taste.

To prepare the pork chops:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, oil, vinegar, cumin and pepper flakes.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large resealable plastic bag. Pour in the marinade. Place the bag in a rimmed cookie sheet. Transfer to the refrigerator, and allow to marinade 1 hour.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill over medium heat. Cook the chops until the first side is cooked, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook the second side, about 3 minutes.
  4. Check to ensure that the pork chops have reached a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees F.