Dried Beef Stuffed Mushrooms

dried beef appetizer stuffed mushrooms
dried beef appetizer stuffed mushrooms
Ingredients
  • 10 oz mushrooms (20 small whole mushrooms)
  • 2 oz butter , melted
  • 4 oz cream cheese , slightly softened
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , shredded
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • 1 cup of Knauss Dried Beef, finely chopped — save a few larger pieces to place on top of each mushroom
  • 1/4 green onion , very finely chopped
  • salt
  • cayenne pepper
  • paprika
  • fresh lemon juice , optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a medium baking dish with a small amount of butter.
  2. Clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Carefully break off stems.
  3. Dip all mushrooms into melted butter to coat the outside of the caps. You will have some butter left – use it later to pour into the baking pan. Place mushroom caps upside down (caps side up) into the baking dish, sprinkle a little bit of salt on top, and bake for 10-15 min to get extra water out.
  4. After 10-15 minutes, remove mushrooms from the oven, flip them all over, draining the caps of any accumulated liquid – drain it right back into the baking dish.
  5. In the mean time, in a medium bowl combine and mix softened cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella cheese, dried beef, finely chopped green onions and add a splash of cayenne pepper. Season with salt to taste. Note: cream cheese should be softened but not too soft, not melted. Mixture should be very thick.
  6. Using a little spoon, fill each mushroom cap with a generous amount of cheese and dried beef stuffing, slightly mounding the mixture. Arrange the mushroom caps in the same baking dish. Sprinkle a small amount of paprika over the cheese stuffed mushrooms (for color, mainly). Pour any remaining butter you have into the baking pan, not over the stuffed mushrooms directly, but in the bottom of the pan.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cheese and dried beef stuffed mushrooms are piping hot.

    Optional: Add lemon juice to the butter in the end.

  8. Garnish mushrooms with freshly chopped green onions.

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Bacon and Spinach Pasta with Parmesan

Bacon and Spinach Pasta with Parmesan

Dried Beef and Spinach Pasta with Parmesan is a quick and flavorful weeknight dinner that only requires a few ingredients.

Ingredients

4oz Family Size Knauss Dried Beef, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 tbsp. butter
10 oz elbow or rotini pasta
10 oz Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
2 cups fresh spinach
2 tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese

Instructions
Cut the Knauss dried beef into bite sized pieces and chop one small onion. Sauté dried beef with a pat of butter and diced onion in a skillet until they are soft and transparent. Give the skillet a stir to loosen the pasta from the bottom every few minutes or so, replacing the lid quickly each time. After 10 minutes the pasta should be tender.

Cook pasta and drain. Add Sharp White Cheddar cheese and slowly stir until melted though. Add the sautéed dried beef and onion and slowly fold into pasta mixture.

Add the fresh spinach to the skillet and stir until it has wilted into the pasta. Transfer pasta mixture to serving bowl and sprinkle the Parmesan over top and serve.

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!