Sunday, September 21, 2014

#10DaysofTailgate - Cherry Chipotle Sloppy Joes and Not Chili Cheese Fries!





These two dishes go wonderfully together, and would be equally as fantastic on their own. I hope you will give these a try - the Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle sauce works some magic in these tasty treats!

The first thing I noticed when I opened the bottle of Cherry Chipotle dipping sauce was the tangy smell of vinegar, and a hint of sweetness. I put a little on my finger to taste and got some heat! Then the heat subsided and a smoky flavor with hints of sweet cherry lingered. Perfect sauce - for SO many things. I am definitely going to have to get another bottle of sauce just to try all the various ways I have thought up to use it in recipes!

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Not Chili Cheese Fries

Ingredients
1 28-oz bag seasoned French fries (I used Checkers & Rally's Famous Fries Crispy French Fried Seasoned Potatoes)
1 lb ground beef
1 med. onion, finely diced
1/2 14-oz bottle Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup dipping sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (more or less to taste)
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions
  1. Bake French fries according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook the ground beef and onion for about 15 minutes, or until ground beef is cooked through and onion is tender. Drain excess grease. Stir in 7 ounces of Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle sauce.
  3. When French fries are done and crispy, remove from oven and evenly distribute the meat mixture over the top of them. Sprinkle with shredded cheeses.
  4. Return to hot oven for 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  5. Serve hot.

Cherry Chipotle Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

Ingredients
1 lb ground beef
1 med. onion, finely diced
1/2 14-oz bottle Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup dipping sauce
6 - 8 sandwich rolls (we used French bread rolls which were wonderful)
optional: Shredded or sliced cheese of choice (mozzarella works well)

Directions
  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the ground beef and onion for about 15 minutes, or until ground beef is cooked through and onion is tender. Drain excess grease. Stir in 7 ounces of Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle sauce.
  2. Slice rolls and spoon meat mixture on bottom half of rolls. If using cheese, place rolls on a baking sheet and sprinkle or layer cheese over meat. Bake in a hot oven (350 degrees) for about 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted and rolls are lightly toasted.

And here's what the team brought to the table...

Dips
Avocado and Corn Salsa by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Deviled Egg Dip by From Gate to Plate
  
Sips
Charred Bloody Mary and Smoky Sliders by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Sides
Mason Jar Fruit Salads by Sew You Think You Can Cook

Mains
Sticky Fingers by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle Sloppy Joes and Cheese Fries by Making Miracles



Disclaimer: Not Ketchup provided me a free sample of the Cherry Chipotle Dipping Sauce; all opinions stated are my own.


16 comments:

  1. The cherry chipotle was my second choice. I might just have to buy myself a bottle! Looks fantastic.

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    1. We all LOVE the cherry chipotle sauce - it is WONDERFUL! :)

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  2. This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing and for participating in #10DaysofTailgate, Rebekah. I can't wait to try this Not Ketchup.

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    1. I hope you enjoy this flavor as much as we have!! :)

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  3. I love sloppy joes. This version? AWESOME! I can't wait to try them.

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    1. Christie it's FANTASTIC!! I love using the Not Ketchup sauce for this type of dish - so yummy. :)

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  4. Rebekah, these look fantastic - perfect football food. Thank you for finding such a creative way to use my Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup. So glad you like it!

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    1. We LOVED it Erika - thank you so much for sharing your fantastic sauce with us!

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  5. I was very pleased with my choice of Cherry Chipotle also.

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    1. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it too Wendy - I think it's such a versatile sauce! :)

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  6. I want a huge plate of those fries. NOW please. (Seriously, I want those fries!)

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    1. Definitely make these fries Debra - I am going to have to get more of the seasoned fries so we can have another batch... we're almost out of our Not Ketchup sauce, and I know we ALL want to eat these again before it's gone! :)

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  7. Love those chili fries! I'll so have to try that with the Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup!

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    1. I hope you give it a try Debbi - they were so GOOD! :)

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  8. Please pass that platter of chili fries, they look irresistible - 10 times better than poutine!

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    1. I've never tried poutine - adding that to my "to try" list in the future... pretty much any sort of dish with smothered French fries makes me happy. :)

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