Thursday, July 30, 2009

Couzan Billy Burger

Well I did get to testing a new burger a while back...just haven’t posted it yet. It is fairly unique and combines some tastes you may not think work. Give it a try......

Cut thick slices of red onion...about 1/2 inch for you onion lovers...thinner for the rest of us!

Grill these over low heat and apply your favorite BBQ sauce to both sides. Be careful not to burn
and over cook. Set these aside and cover loosely with foil.

Then prepare your burger as you normally would and toast your buns.

Place the onion slice on the bottom bun and then the burger and top with your favorite bleu cheese dressing. This topping can be homemade very easily. Here are a couple of ideas......

Mix bleu cheese with butter. Just enough butter to prevent the cheese from crumbling.

Mix bleu cheese with Mayo or sour cream, add some salt and pepper and a few drops of Tabasco sauce. I mix mine with Miracle Whip and Tabasco...again just enough to prevent the cheese from
crumbling. I do this in my little hand processor.

I will try to get more accurate measurements this weekend for the above bleu cheese dressings

Corned Beef Sandwich Spread

4 tablespoons sharp cheese, grated
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 pound cooked corned beef, chopped
6 tablespoons minced sweet pickle
2 teaspoons finely minced onion
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Blend cheese and mayonnaise until smooth and soft. Add remaining ingredients. Mix until all
ingredients are well blended. Store in refrigerator.

Makes 12 sandwiches.

Corn Dogs

1 cup flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons shortening
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
1 pound hot dogs
Vegetable oil (for deep frying)
Prepared mustard

Sift together dry ingredients. Stir in cornmeal. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse
meal. Mix egg and milk and stir into cornmeal mixture until blended. Insert wooden Popsicle
sticks into end of each hot dot. Coat evenly with batter. Fry in deep oil heated to 375 degrees F
until brown.

Drain on paper towels and serve with catsup and mustard

Coney Island Hot Dogs

1 pound ground beef
4 tablespoons shortening
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups thick tomato purée
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
16 to 20 hot dogs

Brown beef in shortening, mashing as it cooks so meat will not be lumpy. Add onion when meat is half cooked. Add remaining ingredients, except hot dogs, and simmer about 30 minutes.

Serve hot with hot dogs and buns.

12 kettle-cooked hot dogs

12 heated buns
Chopped onion

Coney Sauce

1/2 pound ground beef
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon MSG
1 garlic cloves, minced
8 ounces tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Sauté the ground beef. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.

Colorful Pepper and Mango Quesadillas

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon oregano leaves
1 ripe but not too soft mango, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
1 serrano or jalapeno chile, minced, or some crushed red
pepper flakes to taste, optional
Flour tortillas (great to use two or three different colors/flavors)

Heat oil in large nonreactive skillet over medium heat. Add peppers, onions, chili powder and
oregano. Sauté 2 minutes until softened. Add mango, cilantro, lime and hot pepper, if using. Stir
to combine well; let cool.

Makes enough for about 3 (9-inch) quesadillas; each makes 3 to 4 appetizer servings or 2 entree

For each quesadilla, spread 3/4 cup filling over the tortilla. Spread 2 tablespoons of your favorite
salsa over the filling. Sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded cheese over the salsa and top with the second
tortilla. Quesadillas can be assembled a day before cooking and stored stacked on a plate,
covered well in your refrigerator. Bake quesadillas on a baking pan in a preheated 375 degree F
oven 10 minutes or sauté them in a nonstick pan sprayed with no-stick cooking spray. Cook 2
minutes on each side until lightly browned and cheese is melted. After cooking, cut into 2-inchwide wedges and garnish with cilantro sprigs.

Serve with salsa and sour cream.

Coconut Hot Dogs

Oil (for frying)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1/16 teaspoon white pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons oil
1/2 to 2/3 cup beer (at room temperature)
6 hot dogs
1 cup coconut, slightly chopped
3 tablespoons flour

Heat oil to 350 degrees F.

Combine flour, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and desired amount of beer so batter is not too thin. Coat hot dogs with batter, lifting out of batter with a fork. Sprinkle with coconut. Roll lightly in flour. Fry hot dogs one at a time in oil until golden. Heat in 275 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes until center of hot dogs are heated.

Coca-Cola® Sloppy Joes

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup Coca-Cola®
1 cup thick, tomato-based barbecue sauce
6 hamburger buns

In a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, brown the beef or turkey with the onion until onion is soft and meat is no longer pink, about 5-10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; stir in cola and
barbecue sauce and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened to desired
consistency, another 10-15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Toast cut side of buns, if desired, under broiler or in a skillet. Heap mixture onto buns. Serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Per serving: 385 calories, (percent of calories from fat, 35), 27 grams protein, 34 grams
carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 15 grams fat, 75 milligrams cholesterol, 645 milligrams sodium

Chorizo/Beef Picadillo (Chorizo/Beef Filling)

2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2/3 cup green chiles, minced
2/3 cup onions, minced
2/3 cup potatoes, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
Heaping 1/4 teaspoon salt
Heaping 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
8 ounces chorizo
1 1/4 pounds very lean ground beef

Heat olive oil in a skillet over moderate heat and add green chiles, onions, potatoes and garlic.
Sauté the vegetables until they are well browned, adjusting the heat as necessary, about 8 to 10
minutes, stirring often. You may have to add a little more olive oil to keep the vegetables from

Add tomatoes and continue cooking for 3 minutes, stirring often. Add salt, cumin and oregano
and cook for 1 minute. Add chorizo, breaking it up and stirring it into the vegetables. When the
chorizo has browned and released most of its fat, add the ground beef, breaking it up and mixing
it with the other ingredients. When the ground beef has browned, cover the skillet, turn the heat to very low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.

Makes about 4 cups.

Chili Dogs

1 (16 ounce) can chili or homemade chili
1 pound hot dogs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat chili in saucepan. Grill or broil hot dogs about 4 minutes. Put hot dogs on toasted hot dog
rolls, top with chili, onion and cheese.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Chili Burritos

1 1/2 cups chili
4 flour tortillas
1 cup mild Cheddar cheese, grated

Heat the chili. Lightly heat the tortillas in a dry skillet. Divide the chili among the 4 tortillas.
Sprinkle on the cheese. Roll up into cylinders. Serve warm.

Serves 4

Chile Rellenos Sandwiches

1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
6 slices bread
3 slices Monterey jack cheese
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 to 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
Salsa (optional)

Mash chiles with a fork; spread on three slices of bread. Top with cheese and remaining bread. In a shallow bowl, beat eggs and milk; dip the sandwiches.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet. Cook sandwiches until golden brown on both sides
and cheese is melted, adding additional butter if necessary.

Serve with salsa if desired.

Yields 3 servings.

Chicken Taco Pita Pockets

1 small avocado, thinly sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups finely cut-up cooked chicken
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 pita breads (about 3 1/2 inches in diameter)
2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese (8 ounces)
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup taco sauce

Sprinkle avocado slices with lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Mix chicken, chiles, onion, oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt in 1-quart microwavable casserole. Cover
tightly and microwave on HIGH for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes until chicken is hot.

Split each pita halfway around edge with knife. Separate to form pocket. Spoon about 1/4 cup of
the chicken mixture into each pita. Top with cheese, lettuce and avocado.

Serve with sour cream and taco sauce.

Makes 8 sandwiches.

Chicken Salad Sandwich with Lemon-Herb Dressing

Makes 16 sandwiches.

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
2 cooked whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch dice
4 lettuce leaves, optional
8 slices multigrain bread

Combine mayonnaise, yogurt, dill, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt in a medium-size bowl. Add
chicken pieces. Toss with dressing. Place lettuce leaves on four slices of bread. Divide chicken
salad among four slices. Top with remaining bread; cut each sandwich into four pieces.

Chicken Pizza Burgers

Yield: 4 burgers

16 ounces ground chicken, fresh or thawed
2 cups pizza sauce, divided
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
4 slices provolone cheese
4 hot dog buns

Mix chicken, 2 teaspoons pizza sauce and basil in a bowl. Shape into 4 wide, hot dog- shaped
patties. Grease grill, then heat. Cook for 9 to 10 minutes or until 165 degrees F in center. Top
each with a cheese slice during the last few minutes of cooking.

Toast buns on cooler portions of grill. Heat remaining pizza sauce. Spread on toasted buns and
top with patty

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches

1 (10 ounce) package chicken patties
4 slices ham
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 buns

Prepare chicken according to package instructions. Top each chicken patty with a slice of ham
and cheese. Return to oven for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Spread buns with mustard. Assemble each sandwich with a patty, lettuce and tomato.

Chicken a la King

1/4 cup melted butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 can mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup chopped pimento

Blend butter and flour in a frying pan. Blend in chicken broth and milk. Cook until thick. Add
remaining ingredients and heat through. Serve over hot toast points.

If desired, you may add a few drops Tabasco to the sauce

Chicago-Style Italian Beef Sandwiches

1 (5 to 7 pound) rump roast
2 cups boiling water
2 beef flavor bouillon cubes
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, more or less, depending upon taste
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
6 garlic cloves, peeled and mashed
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 or more loaves Italian or Vienna bread, French or any hard, crusty bread, sliced down the center, lengthwise, but not all the way through to the other side, then cut into serving size pieces

Place roast on a rack, in an open 13 x 9-inch roasting pan with the rack in it. Preheat oven to 325
degrees F. Bake, allowing 25 minutes per pound. Roast will be rare. Cool, and slice very thin.

To the drippings in the pan, add the boiling water, bouillon cubes or granules, (1 bouillon cube for
each cup of boiling water used). Add marjoram, thyme, oregano, hot pepper sauce, salt, pepper,
Worcestershire sauce, garlic cloves, and chopped green pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the thinly sliced beef and cover. Marinate in gravy in refrigerator overnight.

The next day, heat thoroughly, and serve warm on the French bread, along with a crisp, green

Makes 8 to 10 sandwiches.

Chicago Hot Dogs

All-beef hot dogs
Green sweet bell pepper, diced
Yellow onions, diced
Sweet pickle relish
Dill pickle chips
Cucumbers, sliced thin
Iceberg lettuce, shredded
Tomatoes, diced
Hot peppers (pepperoncini)
Celery salt

Steam hot dogs and put condiments on table. NEVER USE CATSUP! Celery salt is a MUST!

Serve on poppy seed buns, if they are available.

Chicken Crescents

3 ounces cream cheese
1 to 2 large cans chicken
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup crushed croutons
2 tablespoons melted butter

Cream butter and cream cheese with milk, salt, and pepper. Blend in the chicken. Open crescent
package, and create four rectangles with the crescents, don’t tear them into triangles. Place 1/4
of chicken mixture in the center of each rectangle. Pull the corners up around the chicken and
seal. Brush with butter, and top with crushed croutons. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Chicken Cordon Bleu Calzones

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 pound)
1 cup sliced, fresh mushrooms
1/2 medium onion, chopped
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/4 cups milk
1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (17 1/2 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
8 thin slices deli ham
4 slices Provolone cheese

Place chicken in a greased 2-quart dish, cover with water. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for
30 minutes or until juices run clear.

Meanwhile in skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in butter until tender.

Combine cornstarch and milk until smooth, stir into skillet mix. Add basil and seasonings. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes until thickened. Drain chicken.

Cut pastry sheets in half widthwise. On one side of each half, place a chicken breast, 1/4 cup
mushroom mixture, two ham slices and one cheese slice. Fold pastry over fillings and seal edges.
Place on a greased baking sheet. Brush tops with milk if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20
minutes or until puffed and golden.

Serves 4.

Cherry Chicken Salad Sandwich

2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
3 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Lettuce leaves
Chopped fresh parsley
2 to 4 croissants

Combine chicken, cherries and onions in a large bowl; mix well. In another bowl, combine
mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice and pepper; pour over chicken mixture. Mix gently. Refrigerate, covered, 1 to 2 hours.

Spoon chicken salad onto sliced croissants; top with lettuce. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Makes 2 to 4 servings, depending on size of croissants.

Cheesteak Po’Boy

6 super-thin slices beef
2 teaspoons oil
Salt and pepper
French loaf, split
3 slices mozzarella cheese
1 cup very thinly-sliced onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a very hot skillet sear beef in 1 teaspoon of oil, about 30 seconds per side, or until just
browned. Season with salt and black pepper. Stuff meat into open bread loaf. Top with cheese
and bake until bread is slightly crispy and cheese is melted.
Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in the same skillet and sauté onions until tender. When sandwich is ready, top sandwich with onions.

Serve with potato chips.

Yields 1 sandwich.

Cheesesteak Pockets

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 (14 ounce) package frozen beef or chicken sandwich steaks, separated into 8 portions
1 can Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese Soup
1 (4 1/2 ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, drained
4 (6-inch) pita breads, cut in half, forming two pockets

Heat oil in skillet. Add onion and cook until tender. Add sandwich steaks and cook until browned.
Pour off fat. Ad soup and mushrooms and heat through. Spoon meat mixture into pita pockets.

Serves 4.

Cheese Sandwiches

1 jar Old English cheese spread
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
1 clove garlic, crushed

Mix well. Cut crusts from bread. Cut into halves or fourths. Cover top and sides with cheese
spread. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees F.

These freeze well.

Cheese Flautas

In a pan a littler larger than a corn tortilla, melt enough shortening or lard to fill it 1/4 inch deep.
With tongs dip a corn tortilla in the hot shortening or lard for a few seconds, just long enough so
that it is soft and pliable. Remove and lay on a plate. Sprinkle grated Longhorn or Monterey Jack
cheese down the center of the tortilla. Place 1 tablespoon tomato puree in the center of the
cheese. Lay a strip of green chile about 1/2 inch wide on top of the cheese. Roll the tortilla up into a cigar-shape without pinching ends together. Fry until brown on both sides.

These are delicious served with guacamole and sour cream on the side

Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich

1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon powdered mustard
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups catsup
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 whole (5 pound) Boston pork butt
12 soft hamburger buns

Melt butter in saucepan. Add onion and garlic; cook until softened, 5 minutes. Add mustard,
paprika, cumin and cayenne; cook 1 minute. Add catsup, sugar, vinegar and water; simmer,
covered, 30 minutes. Uncover; simmer 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper. This can be made two
days ahead, then refrigerated, covered. Before using, simmer 3 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat oil in large ovenproof Dutch oven; add pork; brown for 10

Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes. Pour 1 cup of barbecue sauce over pork. Cover pot. Lower heat
to 250 degrees F. Bake 3 to 3 1/2 hours, basting meat occasionally, until a thermometer inserted
in the middle of the roast registers 170 degrees F to 180 degrees F.
Let cool slightly. Trim off excess fat. Pull meat apart using two forks. Mix pulled meat with
remaining barbecue sauce in a large bowl.

Serve on buns with cole slaw.

Carnival Corn Dogs

8 hot dogs
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 cup pancake mix
2/3 cup water

Mix together cornmeal, sugar, pancake mix and water. Dip franks in batter, draining the excess
over the bowl. Fry in deep fat for 2 to 3 minutes at 375 degrees F. Drain on paper towels.


This is one thing you can do with extra pork roast. Serve with warmed flour tortillas, more lime
juice and finely chopped avocado.

2 to 3 cups cooked pork roast pieces
At least 1/2 cup chopped scallions
Juice of 1 Mexican lime
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
Salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients in a roasting pan coated with nonstick spray. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes
on highest rack in oven. Then turn on broiler and broil about 5 minutes to desired shade of brown.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Candied Corned Beef Sandwiches

1 (4 pound) corned beef brisket
20 black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon molasses

Place brisket in a pot and cover with water. Add peppercorns and bay leaves and bring to a
simmer. Cook for 3 to 3 1/2 hours until fork tender, Set aside and make glaze.

Drain corned beef and place on a foiled baking sheet. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl, mix together sugar, soy sauce, mustard, ginger, ketchup, pepper flakes and molasses.
Brush brisket with glaze. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, re-glazing two times while baking.

Refrigerate overnight and slice across the grain very thin for sandwiches.

Yield: 10 sandwiches

Camel Hump

4 pita breads
Sliced cooked ham
Sliced salami
2 tomatoes, sliced
2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon chopped ripe olives

1/4 cup Paul Masson® Rosé
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Fill each pocket bread with sliced meats, tomatoes, cheese, olives and lettuce. Combine dressing
ingredients and spoon over each sandwich before serving.
Makes 4 servings.

California Club Sandwich

4 slices baked turkey breast
1 fresh tomato, sliced
4 slices crisp bacon
1/2 fresh avocado, sliced
Alfalfa sprouts
3 slices whole wheat bread
Miracle Whip

Toast bread; spread two bread slices with Miracle Whip. On one slice, arrange tomato slices and
bacon. Add another slice of bread. Arrange avocado and alfalfa sprouts on bread. Add plain
toasted slice of bread to top.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

California Chicken Cobb Sandwich

2 small loaves French bread
3 skinless, boneless chicken breast, grilled
12 pieces bacon, fried crisp
1 avocado, peeled and seeded
12 small, crisp lettuce leaves

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
4 ounces gorgonzola or blue cheese, softened

Combine ingredients until mixed well.

To assemble sandwiches: Slice the bread into 24 thin slices; toast the bread lightly on both sides.
Spread the inside of each piece of bread with sandwich dressing. Cut the grilled chicken breast
into diagonal pieces to fit the small bread rounds. Top 12 pieces of bread and dressing with
chicken, bacon pieces, avocado slices and lettuce. Top with remaining bread that has been
spread with dressing.

Serve at once or cover with clean, dry lettuce leaves to keep moist.

Calico Sandwiches

6 English muffins
3 tablespoons margarine
1 (6 1/2 ounce) can tuna, drained
6 stuffed olives, chopped
2 hardboiled eggs, chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 celery stalk, chopped fine
1/8 cup pecan pieces

Slice English muffins lengthwise; toast, then butter. Mix all ingredients and put between the

Cajun Chicken Sandwich

2 (6 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken
breast halves, butterflied or pounded thin
3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
2 toasted buns, split

Preheat cast iron skillet over high heat on top of stove. Dredge chicken in Cajun seasoning. Place
small amount of butter in skillet and place seasoned chicken breasts in skillet. Cook until
seasoning is black, then turn and cook until done.

Serve on toasted bun with your favorite sandwich toppings.
Makes 2 sandwiches.

Brew Burgers

Brew Sauce
cup Heinz 57 Sauce
1/4 cup beer

In 1-cup glass measure, combine ingredients. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until
bubbly; set aside.

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 large sweet onion, 1/2-inch slices
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 crusty white or whole wheat rolls, split Lettuce

Shape ground beef into four 3/4-inch thick patties. Place onion slices on grid over medium, ashcovered coals. Grill onions, uncovered, 5 minutes.

Add patties; continue to grill, uncovered, 1 to 15 minutes or until onions are tender and burger
centers are no longer pink, turning occasionally. Season burgers with salt after turning, if desired. Approximately 2 minutes before burgers are done, brush generously with sauce mixture; top with cheese.

Line bottom half of each roll with lettuce. Top each with burger, grilled onion and sauce. Close

Brats ’n’ Beer

1 (12 ounce) can or bottle beer (not dark)
4 bratwurst (about 1 pound)
1 sweet or Spanish onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 hot dog buns

Prepare coals for direct grilling. Pour beer into heavy medium saucepan with ovenproof handle.
(If not ovenproof, wrap heavy-duty foil around handle.) Place saucepan on grill. Pierce bratwurst with knife; add to beer. Simmer, uncovered, over medium coals, 15 minutes, turning once.

Place onion rings on heavy-duty foil. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold sides of
foil over rings to enclose. Place onion slices on grill. Grill, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until
onion slices are tender.

Transfer bratwurst to grill. Remove saucepan from grill; discard beer. Grill bratwurst, 10 minutesor until browned and cooked through, turning once. Place bratwurst in rolls. Top each with onions. Garnish as desired.

Brats and Beer

4 bratwurst
1 cup beer
1/2 cup water
Dijon-style mustard
Hot dog buns

Prepare grill to medium heat.

Pierce bratwurst three times with a fork. Place brats into a skillet. Add the beer and water. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Turn the temperature down and simmer Brats for 10 minutes. Remove from skillet.

Arrange the brats on an oiled, preheated grill. Grill for 5 to 6 minutes per side or browned. Take
some left over beer and pour about 1/3 cup. Brush on Brats as they cook. Turn the brats only
once. Brats are cooked when they are no longer pink in the center.

Remove from grill and place in hot dog buns. Add mustard and enjoy.

Bourbon Franks

1 cup bourbon
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup catsup
1 tablespoon minced onion
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 to 3 pounds frankfurters

Combine all ingredients and simmer for 1 hour.
Serve in hotdog buns.

Bleu Cheeseburgers

1/4 pound bleu cheese
3 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 cup minced fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
12 hamburger buns

Crumble the blue cheese into a large mixing bowl, and then thoroughly combine with ground
beef, chives, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, salt, and mustard. Cover
and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Lightly press the meat into about 12 patties. Cook on
preheated grill until browned on both sides and to your desired doneness. Serve on hamburger

Black Forest Beef Sandwiches

3/4 cup applesauce
2 to 3 teaspoons prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons sliced green onions
1 pound flank steak
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 slices lightly buttered rye bread toast
1 cup shredded lettuce
Sliced red onions

In bowl combine applesauce, horseradish and sliced green onions; set aside.

Slice steak diagonally across the grain, 1/8-inch thick.* In large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the
butter to sizzling. Add half the beef and sprinkle with half the salt and pepper. Toss over high heat until lightly browned. Remove and repeat with remaining butter, steak, salt and pepper.

For each serving: place a slice of toast on plate; cover with 1/4 cup of the lettuce and 1/4 of the
beef slices. Serve the applesauce mixture on the side. Garnish with red onion rings and

* Partially freeze flank steak to make slicing easier.
Makes 4 servings.

Bistro Beef Sandwich

Red wine and roasted red peppers take this steak sandwich to new heights.
Serves 4

1 pound beef round tip steak, 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons lite soy sauce, divided
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium red onion, cut into thin wedges
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 jar roasted red peppers, cut into strips
1/4 cup dry red wine
4 crusty rolls (6 inches each), split, toasted

Stack beef steaks, cut lengthwise in half and then crosswise into 1-inch strips.

Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
Stir-fry beef strips and garlic (half at a time) 1-2 minutes or until outside surface is no longer pink.

Remove from skillet and season with 2 tablespoons of the lite soy sauce and 1/8 teaspoon

In same skillet, heat oil over medium high until hot. Add onion and stir-fry 5 minutes. Add
mushrooms and continue cooking 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add red peppers,
wine and remaining 1 tablespoon lite soy sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Return beef to
skillet and heat through.

Serve beef mixture in rolls.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


2 cucumbers, peeled
1 medium onion
1 pound cream cheese
2 to 3 drops green food coloring

Grate cucumber and onion (may use food processor) and drain well in a strainer, pressing down
with spoon to remove all liquid. Discard liquid. Add drained cucumbers and onion to cream
cheese and mix well in food processor. Color with 2 to 3 drops green food coloring.

Use as a sandwich spread or as a dip. Benedictine may also be used to stuff cherry tomatoes for
an hors d’oeuvre tray.

Yields 2 cups.

Beef Sandwiches with Onion Marmalade

3/4 pound thinly sliced deli roast beef
1 cup white or yellow onion, chopped
1 cup purple onion, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Dash ground gloves
4 French rolls (6-inches)
4 endive or lettuce leaves

To make Onion Marmalade, sauté onions in oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat 1 hour
or until very tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and ground cloves. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally 25-30 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Cool completely.

Refrigerate in a tightly covered container up to 1 week.

To assemble sandwiches, bring onion mixture to room temperature. Place endive or lettuce
leaves on bottom halves of toasted rolls. Arrange beef over endive. Spread onion mixture evenly
over beef. Place top halves on rolls. Cut each sandwich in half.

Serves 4.

Beef Sandwiches

1 tablespoon dried minced onion
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 (4 to 4 1/2 pound) boneless chuck roast, halved
8 to 10 sandwich rolls, split

Combine seasonings; rub over roast. Place in a crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8
hours or until meat is tender. Shred with a fork.

Serve on rolls.
NOTE: No liquid is added to the crockpot because the moisture comes from the roast.

Beef Burgers

1 pound ground beef
3 teaspoons catsup
2 teaspoons mustard
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup bread, broken into small pieces
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Mix all ingredients together. Broil in oven, or grill.

BBQ Pork Sandwiches

3 tablespoons light molasses
3 tablespoons catsup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon minced, peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 garlic clove, crushed with garlic press
2 whole pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each)
12 small, soft dinner rolls

Preheat broiler if manufacturer directs. In medium bowl, combine molasses, catsup,
Worcestershire, ginger, lemon peel, and garlic, add pork, turning to coat.

Place pork on rack in broiling pan. Spoon any remaining molasses mixture over pork tenderloins.
With broiling pan 5 to 7 inches from source of heat, broil pork 15 to 20 minutes, turning pork once, until meat is browned on the outside and still slightly pink in the center (internal temperature of tenderloins should be 160 degrees F on meat thermometer).

To serve, thinly slice pork. Serve on dinner rolls with any juices from broiling pan.

Barbecued Turkey on Focaccia

4 pieces focaccia or thick-sliced,
country-style rosemary bread
1/2 ripe avocado, mashed
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish
8 slices barbecued turkey breast
4 slices canned pineapple, drained
4 teaspoons honey mustard
1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
Lightly toast bread.

In small bowl combine avocado, lemon juice and horseradish. Divide into four portions and
spread on bread. Top each sandwich with two slices of turkey and a pineapple slice. Spread 1
teaspoon mustard over each sandwich; sprinkle 1 tablespoon cheese over each and place under
broiler, cooking until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Serve warm.

Barbecued Slaw Burgers

2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 bottle barbecue sauce
1 sauce bottle water
5 to 6 tablespoons brown sugar
Cole slaw

Brown ground beef and onion in small amount of hot shortening. Add barbecue sauce, water and
brown sugar. Bring to boil; simmer for 2 hours.

Serve on buns with cole slaw.
Yields 10 to 12 servings

Barbecued Pork Sandwiches

1 pork roast
2 cups catsup
1 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/2 tablespoon Tabasco sauce (or to taste)
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar

in stockpot, boil meat in water for 4 hours or until it is falling apart. Of course one can always use
leftover pork roast but you will need a lot!!

Remove meat, cool, shred. Discard the liquid. In same pot, add catsup, vinegar, Worcestershire
sauce, mustard, Tabasco, butter and brown sugar. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring. Mix in the shredded
pork and simmer for at least 30 minutes but longer is even better!!

Barbecued Pork and Beef Sandwiches

In a crockpot, combine the following:
1 1/2 pounds lean stew beef
1 1/2 pounds lean pork cubes
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 cups finely chopped green bell pepper

Combine the following ingredients:
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard

Blend all of these ingredients well and add to the crockpot. Stir into the meat, onion and pepper
mixture. Cover and cook on HIGH for 8 hours. Stir to shred meat before serving on buttered rolls or pita bread.

NOTE: If you do not have a crockpot, you can simmer this mixture on top of the stove. Use a very heavy Dutch oven with a tight-fitting lid.

This may also be served over rice rather than using rolls, if desired. Leftovers freeze great.

Barbecued Brisket

1 (4 to 5 pound) fresh beef brisket
1 (5 ounce) bottle Liquid Smoke
3 teaspoons garlic salt
2 teaspoons onion salt
2 teaspoons celery salt
1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
Heavy-duty aluminum foil

Line a 12 x 9-inch or larger baking dish with heavy-duty aluminum foil, allowing enough foil to
cover meat. Turn brisket fat-side down and pour entire bottle of Liquid Smoke over meat. Sprinkle the 3 salts over meat. Turn brisket over (fat side on top) and seal with foil. Marinate overnight.

Next morning pour off marinade; bake in a 225 degree F oven for 5 hours. Let cool.

Pour off gravy and refrigerate until cold. Slice meat with meat slicer on a thin setting or use an
electric knife. Layer in casserole dish the brisket and barbecue sauce; repeat several times. Cook
an additional 30 to 45 minutes in a 300 degree F oven until warm.
Yields 8 to 10 servings.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Barbecue Quesadillas

8 (10-inch) flour tortillas
12 ounces smoked or barbecued meat
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup sautéed red bell peppers, julienne
1 cup sautéed onions, julienne
1 cup sautéed sliced mushrooms
Barbecue sauce

Sauté onions, peppers and mushrooms and place in bowl.

Shred or chop your meat and coat lightly with barbecue sauce.

Preheat nonstick skillet on medium. Spray pan with Pam. Place on tortilla in pan and cover entire tortilla with layer of cheese. Top cheese with smoked sauced meat and sautéed vegetables. Cover everything with another tortilla. Spray top of second tortilla with Pam and turn over after the
bottom is browned. When the bottom of the second tortilla is browned, remove from pan and cut
into wedges. Repeat process until all tortillas are used.

Serve on a large platter with salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

Barbecue Pork on Buns

1 (2-pound) boneless pork loin
1 onion, chopped
3/4 cup cola carbonated beverage
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
8 sandwich buns

Combine all ingredients except buns in a 4-quart crockpot; cook, covered, on HIGH for 5 to 6
hours, until very tender. Drain and slice or shred pork; serve on buns with additional barbecue
sauce, if desired.

Serves 8.
Tip: Pork can be made 1 to 2 days ahead; refrigerate covered and reheat before serving.

Barbecue Frankburgers

1 pound hot dogs
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1 to 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup catsup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
Hot dog buns

In an oblong glass dish, place hot dogs.
Combine remaining ingredients except buns. Pour over hot dogs and bake at 350 degrees F for 1
Serve in hot dog buns.
Use ground beef patties in place of hot dogs and serve on hamburger buns.

Barbecue Burgers

1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground beef
6 tablespoons catsup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
8 hamburger buns

Brown onion and beef. Add flour, catsup, mustard, salt and pepper. Add sour cream.
Serve on lightly-toasted hamburger buns.

Baked Crabmeat Sandwich

12 slices thin bread, trimmed and buttered
1 cup (7 1/2 ounces) crabmeat
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound cheese, grated
3 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon curry powder

Place six slices bread, butter side up, in casserole. Spread crabmeat over; add 6 more slices
bread, butter side up. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Mix eggs, seasonings and milk together and
pour carefully over bread. Cover and place in refrigerator several hours or overnight. Bake 45
minutes at 325 degrees F.

Serves 8 to 10.

Baked Cheese Sandwiches

12 slices bread
6 slices American cheese
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk

Cut off crusts and spread bread with butter. Place cheese between 2 slices. Place sandwiches
side by side in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Beat eggs with milk. Pour over sandwiches and let
stand for 1 hour or overnight. Bake 1/2 hour at 350 degrees F.

Serve with cream of mushroom soup slightly diluted with milk poured over the top and warmed

Baked Beer Burgers

2 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/3 cup chili sauce
1/2 envelope dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup beer, divided

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine meat, pepper, Tabasco sauce, garlic, chili sauce, dry onion soup mix and 1/4 cup of the
beer. Shape into 6 patties. Bake at 400 degrees F until brown, about 10 minutes. Baste

Avocado Quesadillas

2 ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 firm-ripe Haas avocado, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon chopped red onion
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
4 (6- to 7-inch) flour tortillas
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 1/3 cups coarsely grated Monterey jack cheese
Fresh cilantro sprigs (for garnish)

In a small bowl stir together tomatoes, avocado, onion, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce. Season
with salt and pepper.

In another small bowl stir together sour cream and cilantro and salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat broiler. Put tortillas on a large baking sheet and brush tops with oil. Broil tortillas on a
rack set 2 to 4 inches from heat until pale golden. Turn tortillas and broil until other sides are pale golden. Sprinkle tortillas evenly with cheese and broil until cheese is melted and bubbling. Spread avocado mixture evenly over tortillas and top each with 1 of remaining tortillas, cheese side down, to make 2 quesadillas. Transfer quesadillas to a cutting board and cut each into 4 wedges.
Top each wedge with a heaping teaspoon of sour cream mixture and garnish with cilantro sprigs.

Avocado Monte Cristo

A signature sandwich served west-coast style. Fresh avocados layered with turkey, Jalapeno
Jack cheese, cilantro and salsa.

Serves 12

3/4 cup garlic mayonnaise (aioli)
24 slices firm white sandwich bread
6 California avocados (3 pound)
48 (1 ounce) slices sliced roasted chicken or turkey (3 pound)
24 (1 ounce) slices sliced Jalapeno Jack cheese
16 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
Unsalted butter, as needed
3 cups fresh fruit salsa of choice
12 fresh cilantro sprigs

Spread 1/2 tablespoon garlic mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread. Cover 12 slices of
bread with avocado slices. Top each with 2 slices of chicken or turkey and 1 slice cheese. Cover
each with remaining slice of bread, spread-side down, diagonally cut each in half. Reserve.
Beat together egg, milk, and salt; reserve. Dip 2 halves of a sandwich in egg mixture, coating
well. Brown in hot butter, about 2 minutes per side.
Serve with 1/4 cup fresh fruit salsa. Garnish with a cilantro sprig.

Avocado Chicken Melt

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 firm ripe avocado, peeled and sliced thin, divided
1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
4 wheat bread slices, toasted
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup chopped sweet red bell pepper

Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Place between two sheets of plastic
wrap and pound to flatten to 1/4-inch thickness.
In resealable plastic bag, combine cornmeal and garlic salt. Add chicken; close bag and toss to
coat well. In large nonstick frying pan, heat oil. Cook chicken in hot oil for 2 minutes per side or
until lightly browned. Remove chicken from pan and place in shallow baking pan.
Place half of avocado slices over chicken and sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese. Bake at 350
degrees F for 15 minutes or until chicken is done and cheese is melted.
Place each chicken breast on a slice of toast. Top with remaining avocado slices. In small bowl,
combine yogurt and pepper; serve with chicken.
Yields 4 servings.

Avocado Bacon Sandwiches

1/4 pound bacon slices, chopped
1 ripe avocado
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons butter, softened
4 large slices whole wheat bread
Lemon twist and parsley sprig, to garnish

Fry bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels.

Peel avocado, taking care not to remove bright green flesh just inside the skin. Cut in half and
remove seed. In a bowl, mash avocado, then stir in lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Butter two slices of bread. Spread avocado mixture on buttered sides of 2 bread slices. Scatter
bacon over avocado. Cover with remaining bread slices, buttered sides down, and press
Cut off bread crusts. Cut each sandwich into 4 triangles. Arrange on a serving plate, garnished
with a lemon twist and parsley sprig.

Avocado and Chicken Tortas

1 fully ripened Mexican avocado
2 (6-inch) sandwich rolls (such as Portuguese or submarine rolls), halved
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 ounces grilled chicken breast, sliced
1 cup shredded iceberg or romaine lettuce
1 tomato, sliced
2/3 cup mashed black beans, divided
1/4 cup pickled jalapeño pepper slices

Cut lengthwise around middle of avocado; twist avocado to separate halves; strike pit with a knife blade to remove; scoop out pulp with a spoon.
In a small bowl, mash avocado.
To assemble tortas: Spread mashed avocado on cut sides of rolls, dividing evenly. Sprinkle with
salt and pepper. On bottom halves, layer sliced chicken, lettuce, tomato, black beans and
jalapeño pepper slices. Firmly press tops of rolls on tortas.
Yield: 2 sandwiches

Asian Turkey Burgers

1 pound ground turkey
1 1/3 cups canned French fried onions, divided
1 egg
1/2 cup finely chopped water chestnuts
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon Frank’s RedHot sauce
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
4 sandwich buns
Shredded lettuce

Combine turkey, 1 cup French fried onions, egg, water chestnuts, breadcrumbs, teriyaki sauce,
hot sauce and ginger. Shape into 4 patties. Broil about 6 inches from heat or grill over medium
heat 10 minutes or until no longer pink in center, turning once.
Serve on buns, topped with remaining 1/3 cup French fried onions and lettuce.

Yield: 4 burgers

Alaska Salmon Salad Sandwich

15 1/2 ounces canned Alaska salmon
1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/3 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Black pepper, to taste
12 slices bread

Drain and flake salmon. Stir in remaining ingredients except pepper and bread. Season with
pepper to taste. Spread salmon mixture on half of bread slices; top with remaining bread. Cut
sandwiches into halves or quarters.

Makes 6 sandwiches.

Acapulco Fishburgers

1 pound fish fillets
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
3 medium onions, chopped
2 cups soft bread crumbs
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons shortening

Bone fish; put through food chopper or chop finely with knife. Combine with green pepper, onions, bread crumbs, salt and pepper; mix well. Shape into 8 patties about 4 inches in diameter. Brown on both sides in shortening in skillet over moderate heat for 10 to 15 minutes.

ABC Sandwich

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup minced scallions
2 tablespoons brandy
1/4 teaspoon coarsely-ground black pepper
18 slices toasted whole-wheat bread Leaf lettuce
12 ounces crabmeat, picked over well to remove any shells
Tomato slices
12 slices slab bacon, cut in half, cooked crisp and drained
2 avocados, sliced

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, scallion and brandy, mixing well. For each sandwich,
spread three pieces of bread with a portion of the mayonnaise mixture. Cover the first slice of
bread with lettuce leaves, 2 ounces of crabmeat, and one or two tomato slices. Add the second
slice of bread, and top with the four half-slices of bacon, a layer of avocado slices, another tomato
slice or two, and more lettuce. Cover with the third slice of bread, secure the sandwich with
wooden picks, if you like, and slice it in half.

Serve the sandwiches immediately.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Season Fruit : Basic Cobbler Recipe

One way to use up extra fruit is with cobblers. Fortunately, stone fruits and berries bake very well. These are perfect for a dessert with family, for a picnic, and even for hosting a summer dinner party.
Cobblers are versatile desserts in that they allow room for creativity. You can use a single fruit like peaches or just mix what you have: plum strawberry or white nectarine and raspberry. You can add spices with the fruit or into the biscuit topping.
They also can be made year round with seasonal fruits. So whether in the winter or the summer, you can make these easy desserts with what is available.


4 cups of peaches, cut into large chunks
1 cup of blueberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tsp of cinnamon

Biscuit dough:

1 1/2 cups AP Flour
3 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
3/4 cup of whole milk
coarse or turbinado sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Mix the fruit, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
For the biscuit dough, sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. With a two knives, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until pea-sized. Pour in liquids, and mix until the dough becomes a sticky mass. (Or, take advantage of the food processor if you have one big enough to make the dough.) Do not overmix.

Butter a 2 quart baking dish or a 8 X 8 inch casserole dish. Place the fruit mixture inside casserole dish. Take spoonfuls of cobbler dough and drop randomly over the fruit. (The dough will not completely cover the fruit.) Sprinkle with coarse or turbinado sugar. Bake at 375 F for 50 minutes to an hour or until fruit is tender when poked in the center. Cool for 20 minutes.
Bake in individial ramekins. Take 6 to 8 ramekins and generously portion the fruit, top with the biscuit dough and bake at 375 F for 30 or 40 minutes.