Dried Beef Potato Cakes

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Ingredients for the Cakes:

4 cups peeled, large diced yukon gold potatoes (about 1 lb. potatoes)
1/4 cup whole milk, heated
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
1/2 cup diced Knauss Dried Beef
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter (for cooking)
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

Ingredients for the Roux:
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup milk

Start by boiling the potatoes until tender. Add the diced potatoes to a large pot of liberally salted water. Bring the water to a boil, and boil until the potatoes are tender. It can take up to 15 minutes for the water to boil and then another 8-10 minutes for potatoes to become tender.

Once potatoes are tender, drain in colander but do not rinse. Add drained potatoes to the bowl of a stand mixer and then add the warmed milk, kosher salt and black pepper.
Mix well on medium speed until potatoes are light and whipped. Add the flour, melted butter, dried beef and onion powder.
Turn the mixer on medium then add the egg as the mixer works the dough. Whip until combined. Scrape down sides of the bowl as needed.

Now it’s time to make the roux. This is the delicious cream sauce that the potato cakes will rest on top of on the plate.

Add 1 tbsp butter to a large saucepan set over medium heat. When melted, sprinkle in the flour. Whisk constantly until there are no lumps, about a minute until the roux has slightly darkened.

Slowly pour in the milk, whisking constantly. Keep whisking until there are no lumps. Cook until the sauce thickens, just a couple minutes. Set aside.

In a separate large skillet, add the two tablespoons of butter over medium high heat. Once melted, use a 1/4 cup measure sprayed with non-stick spray to add potato batter to the pan. Cook four cakes at a time, three minutes per side. Flip the cakes carefully because they will not be very firm overall. Use the side of the spatula to reshape the cakes as needed.
Once the potato cakes are done, place on a platter, on top of the roux mixture in single layer – do not stack. Sprinkle with chives.

Enjoy!

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Stuffed Cucumber Bites

Ingredients

5-6 long cucumbers

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese – softened

1 (16oz) container sour cream

2 TBS Dill Weed

1 TBS Dried Minced Onion

1 TSP Celery Salt 

1 3oz. pkg Knauss Dried Beef, finely chopped

 

Instructions

  1. Chop Knauss dried beef.
  2. Combine the dill weed, minced onion, celery salt, cream cheese, sour cream and half of the dried beef.
  3. Stripe cucumbers if desired and slice into about 1 inch pieces
  4. Using a melon baller or spoon scoop out the center and seeds of the cucumber
  5. Place filling in a pastry bag or ziplock and fill each cup
  6. Garnish with remaining dried beef.
  7. Refrigerate a few hours before serving. cucumber-cups-dried-beef

Dried Beef Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms

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Serves 6 

1 Lb. Baby Bella Mushrooms, stems removed and saved (washed and dried)

3 oz. Chopped Knauss Dried Beef

1/4 tsp onion power

1/8 dried oregano

1/8 cup minced chopped garlic

1 tbsp Parmesan cheese

3 Tbsp white wine

4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened

1 egg yolk

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

pepper to taste

1 tbsp butter

  

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375.

Wash and dry mushrooms and remove stems.

Save stems and chop very finely and set aside.

Chop Knauss Dried Beef finely and set aside.

Add butter and white wine to skillet, then dried beef and mushrooms and garlic and sautee until all mixed thoroughly and melted.

Once dried beef crisps, turn off stovetop and set aside. 

In a separate bowl add egg yolk, cream cheese, shredded mozzarella, Parmesan, pepper, onion powder and oregano and mix until a creamy consistency. Stir in dried beef and garlic mixture. 

Take hollowed out mushrooms and lightly brush with melted butter on edges. Fill mushrooms with cream cheese mixture until full and bake for 20 mins.  For the last 5 mins broil on high. Top with freshly chopped chives. 

Serve hot. Enjoy!

 

Summertime Melon Dried Beef Party Bites

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3 oz Sliced Knauss Dried Beef Cut into 1/2 inch strips

Fresh Watermelon, Honeydew and Cantalope

Toothpicks

1) Open package of Knauss Dried Beef and allow rest until room temperature (this will allow the beef to be more pliable)

2) Scoop fruit into 1 tbsp size balls (use a metal measuring spoon for best results)

3) Place fruit balls on paper towel to drain excess moisture

4) Cut dried beef in 1/2 strips lengthwise and fold into ribbon shape and spear with toothpick

5) Slide toothpick into fruit.

6) Place on serving platter and enjoy! Can be enjoyed cold or room temperature.

MINI DRIED BEEF APPETIZER WRAPS

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INGREDIENTS

1(4 ounce) package Knauss dried beef , cut into strips approx 1 1/2 inch wide
1(8 ounce) package cream cheese
1tablespoon prepared horseradish
1/2 jar of sandwich style sliced pickles (drained)
(1) 8 oz. package of flour tortilla wraps, cut into strips approx 1 1/2 inch wide

DIRECTIONS

Cream cheese and horseradish until smooth and creamy.

Spread mixture over each tortilla strip

Add slices of Knauss dried beef to strips and spread additional cream cheese mixture on top of dried beef.

Place sliced sandwich style pickle on top at the end closest to where you will start rolling up the wrap. Place sealed edge face down on plate to fasten.

Roll up then refrigerate for a couple hours.

Enjoy!

Dried Beef and Chicken Alfredo with Spinach

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Ingredients

3 oz. Knauss Dried Beef

2 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast

8oz Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

16 oz Rotini Style Noodles

20 oz. Prepared Alfredo Sauce

2 Cups of Chopped Frozen Spinach

1/4 cup of Italian Breadcrumbs

Salt (to taste)

Pepper (to taste)

1 tbsp olive oil

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Set aside a 9×12 casserole dish (ungreased)

Cut chicken breast into 1 inch cubes (brown in pan with olive oil, salt and pepper)

In a separate pot, boil noodles to a firm texture, when ready drain and set aside

Cut up 3 oz of dried beef into small squares, set aside

Pour 1/4 prepared alfredo sauce into bottom of casserole dish

Add noodles and cooked chicken to casserole dish

Boil chopped spinach and strain and a half to the chicken and noodle mixture

Add 4 oz of Mozzarella and stir in until melted

Stir in half of the dried beef

Top with remaining spinach, mozzarella and dried beef.

Sprinkle top with breadcrumbs an drizzle remaining alfredo sauce on top.

Bake for 10 mins, then broil on high for 5 mins.

Dried Beef Canape with Cream Cheese and Cucumber Recipe

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Dried Beef Canape with Cream Cheese and Cucumber Recipe

Serves/Makes: 12 canapes

Ingredients:
3 oz dried beef (left at room temperature for a little so it is more pliable), cut lengthwise into strips
6 slices of melba style rye bread
1 cucumber
2 ounces cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon horseradish sauce
Cracked Pepper
Parsley

Cut off the edges from the bread and cut each slice into 6 square pieces.
Cut cucumber lengthwise into slices about 1/4-inch thick ( leave some of the greens on the edges for presentation).
Then cut cucumber slices into square pieces the same size as your bread.
Mix cream cheese with horseradish sauce to taste.
Spread 1 tablespoon of cream cheese on each slice of bread.
Place a crumbled piece of dried beef on top of the cream cheese / horseradish spread.
Then place 1 cucumber slice, top with dried beef garnish with small piece of parsley.
Add freshly cracked pepper on top of slice.
Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Arrange the Dried Beef Canapes with Cream Cheese and Cucumber on a fancy serving plate and serve.

Enjoy!

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