Mac and Cheese Top Dogs

Preparation
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5

Minutes

Total Time
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25

minutes

Serves
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4

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  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium pan.
  3. Whisk in the flour under low heat and cook, whisking until the flour is lightly toasted.
  4. Whisk in the milk and reserved pasta water and cook until slightly thickened.
  5. Add the cheeses and whisk until creamy.
  6. Stir the pasta into the cheese sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cook the Hotdogs as per cooking instructions on the package.
  8. Combine the sandwich by adding 2 tablespoons on Macaroni and cheese to the hotdog bun topped with ML top dogs.
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Mac and cheese can be mixed with bacon.
Garnish with chopped chives or Parsley.

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BBQ Chicken Chop Suey

Preparation
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10

Minutes

Total Time
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45

minutes

Serves
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4

Portions

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 1Maple Leaf Prime® Barbecue Chicken (8-piece whole chicken, cut up)
  • 2cups bean sprouts
  • ¼cup green pepper, Julienne
  • ¼cup red pepper, Julienne
  • ¼cup white onions, Julienne
  • ¼cup carrots, shredded
  • 1tsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 1tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • ½tsp sugar
  • 2tbsp sesame oil
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tsp sesame seeds
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cook the chicken for 30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large wok or nonstick skillet. Set over high heat. Once hot, add the crushed ginger and garlic.
  4. Add the vegetables and sauté for about 30 seconds, then add the soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and stir until completely incorporated.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Finally, stir in bean sprouts and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Serve in a bowl with the sliced chicken.

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Wrapped Dog Skewers

Preparation
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10

Minutes

Total Time
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20

minutes

Serves
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4

Portions

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 4pieces Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™ BBQ Format
  • 4slices Maple Leaf® Original Natural Bacon
  • 1green pepper, cubed
  • 1zucchini, cubed
  • 1yellow pepper, cubed
  • 1red onion, cubed
  • BBQ sauce to glaze
  1. Heat grill to 400°F.
  2. Cut hot dog and bacon into quarters and wrap each piece of Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™ with bacon.
  3. Alternately thread each skewer with one piece of bacon-wrapped hot dog, along with one piece of pepper, red onion, and zucchini. Repeat with each skewer until all ingredients are used.
  4. Grill over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes, turning frequently until lightly charred. Baste with BBQ sauce during last minute of grilling. Brush with additional sauce if desired.
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Pair a sweet siracha dipping sauce with this dish!

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Herb and Garlic Chicken Al Faham

Preparation
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5

Minutes

Total Time
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1

hour

Serves
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4

Portions

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 1Maple Leaf Prime® Herb and Garlic Flattened Chicken
  • 4grilled pitas, prepared
  • 1(650g pkg) french fries, prepared
  • Salad

  • 1medium tomato, diced
  • 1medium red onion, diced
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cilantro
  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high and grease the grill with oil.
  2. Place the marinated chicken skin-side up on the grill.
  3. Cover the grill and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the salad by mixing the diced tomato and red onion in olive oil, adding salt and pepper. Garnish with cilantro.
  5. Flip the chicken and grill for another 5 minutes.
  6. Move the chicken to the upper level of the grill. Close the lid.
  7. Cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 185°F (approximately 50 minutes). Do not over grill.
  8. Warm pita on the grill and serve with fries and salad.
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Roasted Garlic and Zaatar Aioli Dipping Sauce
• 1 head garlic, roasted
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• ½ cup mayonnaise
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice
• 1 tbsp, zaatar mixture
• Kosher salt and ground black
pepper, to taste

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Hummus Dogwrap

Preparation
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5

Minutes

Total Time
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10

minutes

Serves
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4

Portions

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Lay tortillas on a clean surface and spread hummus onto each one. Place tomato, lettuce, avocado, and cheese over top.
  3. Grill hot dogs, turning frequently until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached.
  4. Place two hot dogs overtop each of the tortillas. Fold in ends of tortilla and roll tightly.
  5. Place tortilla seam side down onto grill for 1-2 minutes. Turn and grill for 1-2 minutes longer or until browned.
  6. Slice in half and serve immediately.
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Sides – boiled eggs, grilled eggplant, grilled tomatoes.
Use the remaining Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™ to create similar sandwiches.

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Inverted Bacon Chicken Strips

Preparation
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8

Minutes

Total Time
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20-25

minutes

Serves
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4

Portions

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Keep the frozen chicken strips at room temperature for 5 min. Cut open each chicken strip and stuff with cheese.
  3. Wrap each chicken strip with 2 slices of bacon. Place the chicken strips, seam side down, on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is crisp and chicken strips have cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.
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If you prefer extra crispy bacon, broil for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Glaze with BBQ sauce once bacon starts to cook.

Dipping Sauce: Mix equal parts Mayo, Mustard, and Ketchup.

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Grilled chicken and spring vegetable salad

Preparation
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10

Minutes

Total Time
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30

minutes

Serves
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4

Portions

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 2Maple Leaf Prime® Raised Without Antibiotics chicken breasts
  • 4cups gem lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 1cup arugula or baby spinach
  • 1avocado, diced
  • 10cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4radishes, thinly sliced
  • 6asparagus spears, trimmed, blanched, cut into 2” pieces, halved lengthwise
  • ¼cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 6tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1.5tbsp basil pesto
  • Kosher salt 
  • Pepper
  1. Preheat BBQ to 400 F.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and brush with vegetable oil.
  3. Grill chicken for approx. 5 to 7 minutes each side until internal temperature reads 165 F on a meat thermometer. Let cool.  Once cool, cut into 1” pieces.
  4. Whisk the olive oil, vinegar, and pesto in a small bowl until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  5. On a large platter, scatter the gem lettuce and arugula followed by the avocado, cherry tomatoes, and asparagus.   
  6. Top the salad with chicken, radishes, and feta cheese.
  7. Finish the salad with pesto vinaigrette.
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Seasonal Suggestion: Leverage seasonal vegetables like snow peas and kale to add a summer touch and more fresh greens to your salad.

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BBQ Top Dog Tacos

Preparation
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10

Minutes

Total Time
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20

minutes

Serves
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6

Portions

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 6Maple Leaf® Natural Top Dogs™
  • 6stand and stuff taco shells
  • 1cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼cup tomato salsa
  1. Preheat BBQ to 350 F.
  2. Turn off one side of the bbq and place the taco shells on indirect heat.
  3. Add half the cheese to the tacos and cook until the cheese has melted.
  4. While the cheese is melting, cook the hot dogs on other half of grill according to package instructions.
  5. Place the cooked hot dogs into the taco shells and top with the remaining cheese. 
  6. Cook the taco for 2 to 3 more minutes until the cheese has melted.
  7. Top tacos with lettuce and salsa and serve.
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Top the tacos with your favorite garnishes such as guacamole, sour cream, hot sauce etc…

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Quesadilla Wrapped Sausage Bites

Preparation
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10

Minutes

Total Time
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20

minutes

Serves
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4 to 6

Portions

  • Ingredients

  • Preparation

  • 1 750g pkg Maple Leaf® Natural Smoked Sausages
  • 10small flour tortillas
  • 1cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1cup Tex Mex cheese
  • 3green onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼cup pickled jalapeno slices
  • ½cup nacho cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  1. Preheat BBQ to 400F.
  2. Spread a thin layer of nacho cheese on a tortilla.
  3. Sprinkle with cheddar and Tex Mex cheese, jalapeno and green onion. Top with another tortilla.
  4. Spread the top of the tortilla with nacho cheese and set a sausage at one end. Roll the tortilla around the sausage. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  5. Rub the grill grates with vegetable oil and place the tortilla rolls on the grill. Grill until lightly charred on all sides, approx. 3 minutes per side.
  6. Slice into 1” pieces and serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.
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For added smokey flavour try adding Maple Leaf® Ready Crisp Fully Cooked Natural Bacon Bits in between the tortilla layers.

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