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Kidzworld Kitchen: Memorial Day BBQ

May 19, 2015

If you’re planning to spend some time with family or friends over this Memorial Day long weekend use these recipes to grill some tasty backyard BBQ eats!

A good sloppy chili cheese dog is just about as delish as it gets. But when you barbecue the dogs on the grill and cover it with your own homemade chili it’s gonna be the best you’ve ever tasted! With some homemade dill potato salad on the side you’ve got a backyard picnic that will make this long weekend super memorable!

BBQ Chili Cheese Dogs

Ingredients:

  • 1/2lb chopped bacon
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 4 chopped garlic cloves
  • 16oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • Hot Dogs
  • Chopped red onion (for garnish, optional)
  • Shredded cheddar or jack cheese

Instructions:

  1. Fry bacon over medium heat until it begins to get crispy
  2. Add the chopped onions and garlic and fry over high heat until they begin to brown
  3. Add raw ground beef and stir well until beef is browned (Hint! Always be careful cooking ground beef and ensure it is all browned)
  4. Add tomato sauce, honey, beef broth and spices, stir well and bring to a simmer
  5. Gently simmer the chili for 30 minutes then remove from heat and cover
  6. Grill hot dogs and toast buns on the grill
  7. Put a grilled hot dog in each bun cover with chili, top with cheese, sprinkle onions and enjoy!

BBQ Chili Cheese DogsBBQ Chili Cheese DogsCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Potato Salad

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium - large russet potatoes
  • 2 c. mayo
  • 6 baby dill pickles chopped
  • 5 hardboiled eggs chopped
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley to garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Peel and dice your potatoes into bite sized chunks
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop in potatoes and cook until tender (about 15-20 mins) (Hint! Use a fork to test the potatoes. If it slides in easily, they are done)
  3. In a large bowl, combine mayo, pickles, eggs, dijon, and mustard powder
  4. Add potatoes while they are slightly warm (Hint! Adding the potatoes warm allows them to absorb more flavor)
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and serve!

Potato SaladPotato SaladCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! As always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on and never use an outdoor grill or BBQ without an adult present. Have a happy and safe long weekend!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

 

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