Bugtussle Burn Recipes
MmMMmmMMmm!! Bugtussle Burn compliments just about everything and here are some great recipes to prove it! Check out our Facebook FAN page too, for postings of homegrown recipes featuring "the Burn"; Or better yet, post your OWN! We'd love to see what's cookin' at your place, and might share it here on our website for all to enjoy! (You'll be famous!)
"Baha-Bug" Chunky Avocado Salsa
This is a great, fresh & healthy chunky salsa for topping your favorite chicken, fish or shrimp dishes, but it’s plain perfect just rolled up in a soft corn tortilla or on a chip. It’ll be a favorite cuz it’s SO easy too! For a party or pre-game snacking, put out a huge bowl of tortilla chips, a bowl of Bugtussle Burn salsa (straight-up, thank you), a bowl of Baha-Bug Chunky Avocado Salsa, and a bowl of Hearty Texas Queso! It’s a buffet of bold, Bugtussle Burn favorites and you can’t lose!
SERVES 4 or so but feel free to multiply as much as you want!
Bugtussle Burn salsa
2 avocados, diced
½ tsp minced garlicFresh cilantro, chopped
Juice of 3-4 limes
Tiny dash of olive oil
In a small bowl, squeeze the lime juice over the diced avocado, drizzle lightly with olive oil, toss & let sit in fridge till the flavors have married-in with the avocado…just a few minutes is fine on the counter too if you’re in a hurry.
Spoon Bugtussle Burn Salsa (you choose how much) into the avocado/lime mixture, adding the garlic & an amount of chopped cilantro to your liking, tossing gently to mix.
Serve as a chunky dipping option for chips, or use to top just about anything from salad, fish, chicken, rice…YUMM
NOTE: If you don’t mind raw onions, tiny diced purple onion is not only great tasting in this, but pretty too!
Hearty Texas Queso
This is NOT your typical Queso, folks! This here’s a MEAL! And combining the typical hunk of Velveeta with this traditional Mexican White Chees sauce makes it something special. Easy, quick and a real crowd pleaser at parties! (The men LOVE this stuff!) Serve in Crockpot on LOW but stir often. NOTE: You MUST begin with the white sauce or the Mexican cheese wont melt properly for the creamy texture we all love!
WANT WHITE QUESO DIP? If you’ve been dying for a real Mexican White Cheese Dip, start with the basic white sauce and follow from there (these items “*” for ya, below).
1 small Onion, diced
1 lb lean Hamburger meat, seasoned with S&P, Garlic, cilantro, dash of cumin, cooked with the diced onion.
1 lg Velveeta Cheese, cubed
½ jar Bugtussle Burn Salsa (at least)
1 Poblano pepper, diced
1 Green Bell Pepper, diced
1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
*8 oz.White Mexican cheese, GRATED (TIP: Those that MELT are: Asadero, Chihuaha, Quesadilla and Monterey Jack. DON’T buy Queso Fresco…it does NOT melt!)
*¼ cup butter*¼ cup whole milk
*1 tsp. ground cumin
*8 oz can chopped green chilies, drained
*2 Jalapeno’s, no seeds, diced (skip this if there are wimps bein’ served)
*Salt & fresh ground Pepper to taste
Fresh cilantro, chopped
MEAT & VELVEETA CROCK-POT MELT:
1.First, brown meat with seasonings noted, including the diced onion. Set aside.
2.With crockpot on Low-Med, add cubed Velveeta and Bugtussle Burn Salsa and let it melt, stirring frequently. Once the melting process is about half-way, you may stir-in the next 3 chopped pepper ingredients. This takes a while to melt on low, but no problem: While you do the rest, which takes just a few minutes, it’ll do its thing.
WHITE CHEESE SAUCE:
1.Put butter in 2qt saucepan and melt over low heat (don’t let it start bubbling). Add flour and whisk together, turning up heat a little so you see the mixture slightly bubble. Stir constantly for a minute (you now have a paste).
2.Add a little of the milk, still whisking. Add the rest and turn up heat to medium. Whisk away for 5-10 minutes till your sauce starts to thicken. Turn heat down, add the cumin, garlic, green chiles, pinch of S&P.
3.Turn OFF HEAT and add grated Mexican cheese, handful at a time, whisking till all is melted and creamy.
COMBINE ALL, STIR & SERVE:
3.Transfer White Cheese Sauce mixture over into your crockpot of the Velveeta mixture.
4.Add the seasoned ground meat, stirring thorugh.
5.Stir away with a really BIG spoon!
6.Let it all combine with setting on LOW, top with chopped Cilantro, dump the chips in a bowl and call ‘em in! This is AWESOME!