Cocktail Fried Eggs & Johnsonville Cranberry Sauce Meatballs Recipe

Again, I was challenged by Johnsonville to come up with a recipe with specific ingredients. Now this time, I went an easy direction combining two different things I like. Here’s the challenge:

Johnsonville Secret Ingredient #4

· With the holidays just around the corner, we challenge you to create a holiday party worthy dish using Johnsonville meatballs, Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce and Heinz Chili Sauce. You can create your dish in a slower cooker or over the stove for a quick appetizer for unexpected company.

This is what I created, it’s Cocktail Fried Eggs & Johnsonville Cranberry Sauce Meatballs.

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Cocktail Fried Eggs & Johnsonville Cranberry Sauce Meatballs

Ingredients (for one serving):

Two Eggs
Four Meatballs
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 Tablespoons Cocktail Sauce

Directions:

Prepare the meatballs ahead of time. In a slow cooker combine a 2 cans of cranberry sauce and 20 Johnsonville meatballs on low heat for 4 hours.

Heat a skillet up over medium heat with oil in it

Crack two eggs making sure the yolks don’t break over the heat

Add all the seasonings on top of the eggs including cocktail sauce

Then gently flip the egg without breaking the yolk

Serve

The Ultimate Party Meatballs Recipe & Our Cornbread Rendition Of It

It’s fall and football season and the holidays are right around the corner and that means it’s time for parties and entertaining. But, party planning can be almost as stressful as it is fun.  Therefore, Heinz, Johnsonville and Ocean Spray have teamed up for the Ultimate Party Meatballs recipe. This delicious and versatile dish is a simple go-to recipe for entertaining! And I love semi-homemade.

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Photo Credit Johnsonville Kitchens

With a tangy, sweet sauce that is sure to impress, the Ultimate Party Meatballs recipe makes a perfect appetizer or even a main course.  Ultimate Party Meatballs uses just three ingredients that are easy to keep on hand – one jar of Heinz® Chili Sauce, a bag of Johnsonville® Classic Italian Meatballs and one can of Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce.  Three ingredients = total tastiness!  The recipe can easily be prepared on the stove top or in your slow cooker. IMG_9181

I’ve had some issues finding the Ultimate Party Meatballs in my area. They are a new product and we seem to take our time in our grocery stores when it comes to getting new products. So I used some Johnsonville Sausage and combined it with the Heinz Chili Sauce and browned the sausage. Then I decided that I was going to make a cornbread with the Sausage, Cranberries and the cornbread mix went over the sausage and cornbread and I baked it in the oven.

The kids and I liked it a lot.

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Johnsonville Sausage Apple Compote Recipe

Johnsonville sent me some product samples and a gift card to create a recipe using another secret ingredient tortillas. I love eating sausage and decided that I would add some apples. I did some research and found a recipe that used Granny Smith apples.

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Johnsonville Sausage Apple Compote Recipe

Ingredients:

1 package Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage
3 granny smith apples peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons crushed cloves
1 Tablespoon butter
1/4 cup water

Directions:

Heat up the butter and brown the sausage

Add the apples and cook until soft add 1/4 cup water and the cloves

Johnsonville Maple Sausage Potato Flake Muffins Recipe

I’m working with Johnsonville again creating another recipe. They sent me some coupons and asked me to create a great breakfast recipe. They also sent me a muffin tin which inspired me to make some breakfast muffins for the family. I had to cook the pound of sausage and put it in the muffin mix but I wanted to make home made muffins and I wanted them to be different. I knew I could use some potato flakes as flour and this is what I came up with.

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Johnsonville Maple Sausage Potato Flake Muffins Recipe

Ingredients

1 lb. Johnsonville Maple breakfast sausage
1 cup flour
1 cup potato flakes
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons Mexican Blend Cheese
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons melted butter

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F). Place 10 muffin cups in a tin. In a mixing bowl pour in flour, potato flakes, sugar, baking powder, salt, 2 tablespoons of Mexican blend cheese,  Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Now, crack in egg, add milk and oil. Mix until egg is thoroughly broken up and the entire batter is moist.

Fill muffin cups about 2/3rds full. Put in oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. The tops should be a light golden brown. But wait! There are still a few ingredients remaining.

Let the muffins cool for a minute or so. Then brush butter on the top of each muffin. Sprinkle a bit of potato flake, and some extra Mexican blend cheese over the melted butter. Place muffins in bread basket and serve

Rice Noodle Sausage Veggie Salad Recipe

To fully disclose, I’m always looking for ways to incorporate NAKANO Rice Vinegars into recipes and I found this recipe in the All You July Magazine but I adapted it quite a bit. I was compensated for my time and ingredients but you know a mother does have to cook for her family. Now, I also had a campaign with Johnsonville, they asked me to create a recipe using two specific ingredients and the rest were up to me, so it fit in perfectly with this recipe. The secret ingredients for the recipe challenge are Johnsonville Premium Smoked or Cooked Sausage and peppers, I chose red peppers. Combining all of these things, this is my Rice Noodle Sausage Veggie Salad Recipe.

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Rice Noodle Sausage Veggie Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

1 LB Johnsonville Premium Smoked or Cooked Sausage
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 TBSP lime juice
2 TSP sesame oil
1 TBSP NAKANO Red Pepper Rice Vinegar
1 TBSP brown sugar
2 TBSP ginger
2 TBSP garlic
Optional spice (1 tsp hot chili sauce)

8 oz. rice noodles
3 Carrots shredded
1 Red Bell Pepper thinly sliced
6 ounces stir fry veggies
2 TBSP Sesame Seeds
Spinach (as much as desired)

Directions:

Cut the sausage down the middle then cut into cubes

In a bowl whisk together soy sauce, lime juice, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, garlic, ginger and the chili sauce if you choose to use it. We did not use it.

Start Stir frying the red peppers for about five minutes, then add the rest of the stir fry Veggies. Use the sauce you created to as needed as part of the stir fry.

Bring a pot of water to boil and cook the noodles until just softened about 6 to 8 minutes. Drain the noodles and rinse under cold water

Combine the noodles and the sausage until warm and then serve.

Three Cheese Sausage Fresh Mozzarella Pizza Recipe

Last Sunday I was so sick. I was so sick that when I had to get up and walk to the door I got sick before even making it to the door. Luckily, it was my friend at the door and she took my daughter with her. I spent the rest of the day sleeping and wishing I would feel better. My husband picked up my daughter and my amazing friend also gave us something to eat. She made some home made pizza dough and made enough to give to us. My husband split the dough and made one pizza that night. Tonight, I actually felt like cooking and used the other half of the dough and I made this amazing three Cheese Sausage Fresh Mozzarella Pizza.

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Three Cheese Sausage Fresh Mozzarella Pizza

Ingredients:

One Johnsonville Three Cheese Sausage Link
12 Cherry tomatoes
1 can of sliced black olives (drained)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 package of Fresh Mozzarella
2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
1 Pizza Dough

Directions:

Roll out the pizza dough and set the oven to 350 degrees

Place the rolled out dough in a pizza pan

Spread out the olive oil on top of the crust, then sprinkle with seasonings

Cut up the cherries in half place on the pizza

Sprinkle the black olives on top of the pizza

Cut up the Mozzarella into slices

Bake for 20 – 30 minutes

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And then enjoy!

Johnsonville Secret Ingredient Recipe: Chicken Sausage & Rice Stir Fry Recipe

From time to time I work with Johnsonville and they provide me with coupons to buy sausage with. This month they also provided me with coupons for a secret ingredient. I had to use Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice so I picked up a bag of the Long Grain & Wild Rice. Then using Johnsonville Chicken Sausage I created Sausage & Rice Stir Fry.

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Sausage & Rice Stir Fry Recipe

Ingredients:

Johnsonville Chicken Sausage Three Cheese
1 bag of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice (Long Grain and Wild Rice)
2 Zucchini (chopped)
1 Red Bell Pepper (chopped)
.75 LB of red potatoes (cubed)
1 Tablespoon butter
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
dash of Cayenne

Directions:

Make sure all your veggies are chopped and diced

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Heat butter and then throw in the veggies, making sure you give more time for peppers and potatoes, I would give them 10 minutes before throwing in the zucchini. IMG_4351

Add all of your spices and stir fry for a while (15 minutes).

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Cut up the Sausage into bite size pieces and add to your pan. Heat sausage for 10 minutes

Heat up the rice according to package directions

Add the rice to the sausage continue to add water as needed

Stir and Fry for five more minutes and then serve.

 

We received coupons to create the recipe above.

Johnsonville Italian Sausage Chili Challenge Recipe

I was asked by Johnsonville to create a chili recipe using Johnsonville Italian Sausage, and share it with you guys and drop it off at my local firehouse to share some warmth with our local heroes. For some reason in our city they don’t accept food from outside of the firehouse. Therefore I cooked up some chili and shared it at church. My kids and I loved it, I think it was well received by others too.

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Here is my Italian Sausage Chili Recipe

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup lentils
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans rinsed
1 cup water
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 15 oz can of red beans rinsed
1 lb Italian sausage
1/4 cup red wine
1 8 oz can of tomato paste
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 teaspoons chili spice
1 minced garlic clove
2 teaspoons salt

Directions:

Decase the sausage and crumble

Pour all ingredients in the crock pot

Stir

Cook on low 8 hours or on high for four hours

 

We received samples to create this recipe.

Johnsonville Three Cheese Sausage Pasta Recipe

My daughter actually told me what she wanted for dinner the other night. She said mom, please make some sausage, and working with Johnsonville on a regular basis keeps my freezer full of sausage so I was quite happy that I could oblige her request. I wanted to make more than just sausage though, so I got a little creative, I combine a little bit of my Alfredo recipe with a few other ingredients. It was delicious.

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Johnsonville Three Cheese Sausage Pasta Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups carrots
6 Tablespoons butter
1 bag frozen peas
8 oz. wheel pasta
2 tsps. white pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup parmesan cheese
2/3 cup chicken broth
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions:

Cook the pasta according to directions

Slice the sausage

Dice the carrots

Pour half of the chicken broth and carrots in a skillet and cook over medium heat until boiling

Add the sausage and turn down to medium low

Cook for 20 minutes and add more chicken broth as needed

Add the butter, pepper, salt and nutmeg and cook until boiling again over medium heat.

Turn the heat down to low, stir constantly for 2 minutes add the remaining chicken broth, whipping cream and parmesan cheese. Stir until well blended

Cook the frozen peas according to their directions

Toss with peas and serve.

Johnsonville Hot & Spicy Mexican Tortilla Casserole Recipe

According to Johnsonville, hot flavors are on the rise across America.  To meet the emerging needs of consumers, Johnsonville is introducing a Hot & Spicy Breakfast Link. Made with Premium Cuts of Pork and the perfect blend of spices, new Gluten-Free Hot ‘n Spicy breakfast sausages are a great addition to any breakfast and can be made into any meal. Here is a recipe they created to try the new sausage in.

Mexican Tortilla Casserole Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) JOHNSONVILLE® Hot & Spicy Breakfast Sausage Links
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) diced mild green chilies
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded pepper jack cheese
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips, divided
  • 10 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Cook sausage according to package directions; cut into small pieces and set aside.

3. In a skillet, sauté onion and bell pepper in oil until almost tender. Stir in garlic and chili powder; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the sausage and chilies; set aside.

4. In a bowl, combine the cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, green onion and cilantro.

5. Arrange half of the tortilla chips over the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.

6. Layer with half of the sausage mixture and half of the cheese mixture; repeat layers.

7. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt and hot pepper sauce; pour over casserole. Sprinkle with the remaining tortilla chips.

8. Bake, uncovered, for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.