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M&k'S Hot Honey Marinated Flank Steak with Grilled Zucchini & Whipped Feta Crostini

Serves 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes (*with overnight marinating)
Grill Time: 8-10 minutes
Total Time: 23-25 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb Beef Flank Steak
1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil, canola oil or vegetable oil
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) crushed red pepper
2 tbsp (30ml) honey
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
Pepper to taste
1 large zucchini
1 baguette

For the whipped feta:
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
3/4 cup (177ml) plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp (30ml) lemon juice
2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 tsp (5ml) lemon zest
1/4 cup (60ml) fresh basil, finely chopped

Directions:

1. In a seasonable freezer bag, add the oil, crushed red pepper, honey, lemon juice, minced garlic, and back pepper. Pierce steak all over with a fork. Add the steak to the bag, massage to coat, seal, and refrigerate for 8-12 hours.

2. Remove the meat from the marinade; discard marinade. Pat steak dry with paper towel. Season all over with salt and pepper to your taste.

3. Grill in a closed preheated barbecue over medium-high heat (400 degrees F/200 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes, turning twice or more, or until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into the centre of the steak reads 145 degrees F(63 degrees C) for medium rare doneness at the least.

4. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut across the grain into thin slices.

5. To make the zucchini: thinly slice the zucchini lengthways, using a vegetable peeler or mandolin. Ribbon the zucchini onto flat metal skewers, and spay lightly with avocado oil (or oil of your choice). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill on a preheated barbecue over medium high heat (400 degrees F/200 degrees C) for 1-2 minutes per side. Allow to cool before removing from the skewers.

6. To make the whippped ricotta: add all the ingredients except the basil to a food processor and process for 2-3 minutes until light and smooth. Add the basil and stir to combine.

7. Cut the baguette in half lengthwise, and grill for 1-2 minutes per side.

8. To build the crostini: spread some of the whipped feta on the grilled crostini. Top with zucchini ribbons, and sliced steak. Garnish with thinly sliced basil, honey and crushed red pepper.


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M&K'S Grilled Strawberry and Steak Niçoise Salad with Buttermilk Herb Dressing

This is the type of salad to make for anyone who thinks they don’t like salads! It’s a stunning textural sensation that is both appealing to the palate and the eyes. Grilling the strawberries may seem odd, however it gives them an irresistible caramelized exterior that takes this salad from your classic Niçoise salad to the type of Niçoise salad you’d only find at a high-end restaurant! Pro Tip: If you still have some of the dressing leftover, it will stay fresh in the fridge for up to a week and can be used in a creamy potato salad or pasta salad! It’s easy to cook for more people by simply throwing another steak on the grill and divide the salad ingredients among more plates!

Serves 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Beginner

Ingredients

Buttermilk Herb Dressing
¼ cup (60 mL) EACH mayonnaise, full-fat sour cream and buttermilk
1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon zest
2 tsp (10 mL) fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp (30 mL) EACH minced fresh parsley and dill
1 tsp (5 mL) EACH celery seed and Dijon mustard
½ tsp (2 mL) EACH onion powder and maple syrup
Salt and pepper

Salad
10 oz (300 g) yellow flesh baby or fingerling potatoes
Salt
7 oz (210 g) green beans, trimmed
Ice water
7 oz (210 g) whole strawberries, about 1½ cups (375 mL)
Avocado oil spray
8 oz (250 g) Beef Strip Loin Grilling Steak, about ¾ inch (2 cm) thick
Pepper
2 cups (500 mL) baby romaine lettuce
2 to 3 mini cucumbers, sliced
1 cup (250 mL) drained black and green olives
½ cup (125 mL) drained caper berries
4 to 5 radishes, finely sliced
½ cup (125 mL) drained marinated or canned artichoke hearts, quartered
½ cup (125 mL) finely sliced red onion
2 to 4 soft-cooked eggs, shelled and cut in half

Directions:

1. Buttermilk Herb Dressing: Whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, dill, celery seed, mustard, onion powder, maple syrup and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. Transfer to a jar; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

2. Salad: Place potatoes in a large pot and add cold water to cover; season with salt. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat and boil gently for 15 minutes, until tender, adding the green beans in the last minute of cooking. Drain and submerge in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Drain thoroughly and pat dry with paper towel; cut potatoes in half. Set aside.

3. Thread strawberries onto flat metal skewers; set aside.

4. Pat steak dry with paper towel. Spray with avocado oil on both sides and season all over with salt and pepper to your taste. Grill in a closed preheated barbecue over medium-high heat (400°F/200°C) for 8 to 10 minutes, turning twice or more, until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of steak reads 145° F (63°C) for medium-rare doneness at the least (or 160°F/71°C for medium, or 170°F/77°C for well-done). Meanwhile, grill the strawberry skewers for 2 to 4 minutes, turning once, until grill marked. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes; transfer strawberries to a plate and let cool.

5. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices. Remove strawberries from skewers.

6. To assemble, arrange lettuce on two serving plates, dividing equally. Top with beans, potatoes, cucumbers, olives, caper berries, radishes, artichoke hearts, red onion, eggs and strawberries. Top each salad with half the sliced steak. Drizzle with a generous amount of the Buttermilk Herb Dressing. Serve immediately.


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M&K Noble Premium Bison & Refried Bean Tostadas with Salsa De Aguacate

Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
Total Time: 25-27 minutes

 

Ingredients

1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
454g Extra Lean Ground Noble Premium Bison
1 tsp (5ml) ground coriander
2 tsp (10ml) cumin
1 tsp (5ml) paprika
1/4 tsp (1.25ml) chipotle chili powder
2-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp BBQ sauce
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely minced

For the pico de gallo:
1 cup (250ml) cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 jalapeño, finely chopped
Juice of 1/2 lime
Salt and pepper to taste

Salsa de Aguacate:
2 ripe avocados
Juice of one lime
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup (60ml) cilantro
1/2 jalapeño, seeed
1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

398ml can refried beans, warmed
Tostadas
For garnish, pickled red onion, sliced jalapeño, cotija cheese

Directions:
1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the pico de gallo, and stir thoroughly to combine. Set aside.
2. Add all the ingredients for the salsa de Aguacate to a food processor, and process until smooth. Spoon into a bowl, and set aside.
Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bison, breaking it apart into small pieces. Add the cumin, coriander, paprika, chipotle chili powder, and cook for 10-12 minutes, until nicely browned. In the last 1-2 minutes of cooking, add the garlic, BBQ sauce, and chipotle peppers. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. To build: place the tostadas on a large platter. Spread some of the refried beans on each, then top with the bison. Top with the pico de gallo, and salsa de Aguacate. Garnish with pickled onions, cotija cheese, cilantro and jalapeños.

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M&K'S SUCCULENT Steakhouse on a Stick’ Skewers

Serves 6-8 people
Prep time: 15 minutes
Grill Time: 8-10 minutes
Total Time: 23-25 minutes

Ingredients

1kg Bavette Steak
1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
1.5lb (680g) mini yellow potatoes
1 bunch asparagus
375ml sour pickled onions
1/4 cup (60ml) butter, melted
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp (30ml) fresh rosemary, finely minced
Salt and pepper to taste

For the Gorgonzola cream sauce:
237ml heavy cream
1/4 cup (60ml) Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup (125ml) Gorgonzola cheese
2 tbsp (30ml) chopped chives
Black pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Add potatoes to a large pot of water, and fill the pot with water to cover. Season with salt, and bring to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes, drain, and allow to cool. Add the potatoes to a large bowl. Trim the woody ends off the asparagus, and then cut into 1-inch pieces. Add the asparagus pieces to the bowl with the potatoes. Drain the onions, and add them to the bowl with the potatoes and asparagus. Drizzle over the melted butter, minced garlic, and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Toss the ingredients to thoroughly coat.
2. Cut the steak into 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces, and add to a large bowl. Drizzle with avocado oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir to thoroughly coat the pieces of steak. Use flat metal skewers to skewer the steak, asparagus, potatoes and onions, alternating between each ingredient. Grill in a closed preheated barbecue over medium-high heat (400 degrees F/200 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes, turning to brown on all sides, until cooked to 145 degrees F (63 degrees C) for medium rare at the least (or 160 degrees F/71 degrees C) for medium, or 170 degrees F/77 degrees C for well-done). Remove from the grill, and allow to rest for 8-10 minutes, while you prepare the Gorgonzola sauce.
3. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the cream, Parmesan cheese and Gorgonzola cheese, and whisk for 8-10 minutes until the cheese melts. Remove from the heat, season with black pepper and add the chopped chives.
4. Serve immediately.

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M&K Strawberry Rhubarb Grilled Noble Premium Bison Steak Salad

Serves 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Grill Time: 10-12 minutes 
Total Time: 25-27 minutes 

Ingredients

226g (8oz) Striploin Noble Premium Bison Steak
1/2 tbsp (7.5ml) avocado oil
1 clove garlic, minced 
2 tbsp (30ml) fresh thyme
1 tsp (5ml) balsamic vinegar 
Salt and pepper to taste 
4 cups (960ml) baby spinach
1 cup (240ml) fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
1/4 cup (60ml) red onion, finely sliced
2 tbsp (30ml) red wine vinegar 
1/2 cup (120ml) feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup (120ml) pecans

For the vinaigrette: 
2-4 stalks fresh rhubarb (depending on how thick they are)
1/4 cup (60ml) maple syrup 
1/4 cup (60ml) white wine vinegar
2 tbsp (30ml) dijon mustard 
1/2 cup (120ml) olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste 

Directions:

Drizzle the avocado oil on the steak, and sprinkle with fresh thyme, garlic, balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Preheat grill to medium high heat (400 degrees F). Grill the steak for 5-6 minutes on each side, remove from the grill, and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Grill the rhubarb at the same time as the steak, flipping halfway. While the steak is resting, add all the ingredients for the dressing to a blender, and blend until completely smooth. Combine the red onions with the red wine vinegar in a bowl. Stir. Set aside to allow them to pickle. To serve: slice the steak in thin slices. Divide the spinach, strawberries, feta and onions among two plates or shallow bowls. Top with the steak, and drizzle over the dressing. Serve immediately. Pro Tip: This dressing keeps well in the fridge for up to a week, and just keeps getting better!

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M&K Popcorn Noble Premium Bison with Roasted Garlic Aioli

Serves 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus overnight marinating)
Cook Time: 7-8 minutes
Total Time: 22-23 minutes (plus overnight marinating)

This is the ultimate Friday night take-out kind of dinner, but amped up 20 notches! It’s reminiscent of hot summer nights with greasy cardboard containers filled with hot fries, and crunchy bites of fried goodness, eating outside on a picnic table. These are best served immediately, but there’s just something about eating them cold, straight from the fridge too! Pro tip: in order to prevent the breading from falling off the bison once it comes out of the hot oil (which is a common problem with breaded meats) put the plate of breaded cubes in the fridge for an hour before frying. This helps the breading solidify on the meat a bit, and prevent it from falling off. 

Ingredients

226g (8oz) Inside Round Noble Premium Bison steak
1 cup (250ml) pickle juice
1 egg
1/2 cup (125ml) flour
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) salt
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) black pepper
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) garlic powder
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) onion powder
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) mustard powder
1/4 tsp (1.25ml) chipotle chili pepper
Avocado oil, for frying

For the garlicky mayo:
1/2 cup (125ml) mayonnaise
1 head garlic, roasted

Dash of your favourite BBQ rub

Directions:
Take the bison steak out of the package, and place it on a cutting board. Use a fork to prick it all over, on both sides. Then, cut the steak into cubes. Add the cubes to a container, and cover with the pickle juice. Make sure the bison is submerged in the juice. Cover, and refrigerate overnight. The next day, drain the cubes, and place on a paper towel to pay dry. In a bowl, whisk the flour with the salt, pepper and spices. In another bowl, whisk the egg with the salt and pepper, and a splash of water. Take a couple cubes of bison at a time, and toss them into the flour, ensuring that they’re covered on all sides. Shake off the excess, and toss them in the egg wash. Then toss them back into the flour and evenly coat again. Set the breaded cubes onto a plate, and continue with remaining bison cubes. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add in a couple inches of avocado oil. Add the bison cubes, ensuring that they don’t touch each other. Cook for 7-8 minutes until they’re golden brown. Remove from the oil onto a paper towel lined plate. To make the aioli: squeeze an entire head of roasted garlic into the mayo, and sprinkle in some of your favourite BBQ rub. Serve immediately. 

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M&K’s Noble Premium Jerk Bison Burgers with Grilled Corn & Pineapple Salsa

Makes 4 burgers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Grill Time: 10-12 minutes
Total Time: approximately 30 minutes

Ingredients
For the burgers:
454g Extra Lean Ground Noble Premium Bison
1 egg
1 green onion, finely sliced
1/2 cup (120ml) seasoned panko breadcrumbs
2 tbsp (30ml) jerk seasoning
1 tbsp (15ml) onion powder
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
Salt and pepper to taste
For garnish: fresh sprouts, lettuce, avocado, sesame seed burger buns

For the salsa:
1 cup (240ml) fresh pineapple, finely diced
1 cob corn
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1 habanero pepper, seeds removed and finely diced (optional)
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 small red onion, finely minced
1/2 cup (120ml) fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Zest and juice of one lemon
2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Preheat grill to medium high heat (about 375-400 degrees F). Meanwhile, mix together all the ingredients for the bison burgers. *Pro tip: replace the salt and pepper with your favourite BBQ rub for even more flavour! Grill the burgers over direct heat for 5-6 minutes per side, until an internal temperature of 160 degrees F for well-done is reached. Grill the cob of corn at the same time, flipping frequently until charred on all sides. Remove the corn from the cob. While the burgers are resting, combine all the ingredients for the salsa in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly to combine. To serve: put the burgers on buns, and top with fresh lettuce, sprouts, the salsa, mayo and sliced avocado. Serve immediately.

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M&K’s Bologna Bop Cups

Makes 4 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Movie inspiration for Film Feast: Mrs. Doubtfire

Ingredients
- 4 slices of bologna
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup of canned mushrooms
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1/3 cup of cheddar cheese, cubed
- 1 tbsp of your fav BBQ rub, we used Cluck and Squeal: All Purpose Himalayan

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375°F. Place the bologna in muffin cups, we love silicone cups! Crack an egg in each cup. Top with mushrooms, green onions, BBQ rub and cheese. Place cups into the oven and cook for 25 minutes. Serve with a side of toasted rye bread and some fresh fruit!

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M&K’s Cowgirl Fried Steak with White Gravy

Makes 4 cowgirl fried steaks
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients
4 eye of round fast fry steaks
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Two eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tbsp Cluck & Squeal All Purpose BBQ rub
1 cup vegetable oil for frying

White gravy
2 tbsp oil and drippings from the fried steaks
2 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
2 cups half and half cream
Black pepper to taste
BBQ rub to taste

Directions:
Marinate the steaks in soy sauce and vinegar overnight. Remove the steaks from marinade and cover with Saran Wrap, pound thin with a meat mallet. Prepare your breading station by beating eggs in a bowl and adding flour, cornmeal, and bbq rub in a separate bowl and combining. Place steak into the egg, then into the flour mixture and do this twice for each steak. Add oil to a cast iron pan and allow to heat on high. Place steaks in the cast iron pan being sure to not overcrowd the pan. Flip after five minutes or when the steaks are golden brown. Continue cooking for another five minutes or until golden brown. Add the butter to the pan drippings and then add the flour, being sure to stir constantly. Add cream and continue to stir constantly. Remove from the heat and mix in freshly cracked black pepper and BBQ rub. Pour gravy over the cowgirl fried steaks and serve!

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M&K’s Grilled Noble Premium Bison Steak & Spring Greens Salad

Serves 2-3
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Grill Time: 7-10 minutes
Total Time: 22-25 minutes

Ingredients
226g (8oz) Noble Premium Bison Striploin Steak
1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
Salt and pepper to taste
113g baby romaine, or baby leafy green lettuce
1 bunch asparagus, washed and cut into 1-inch pieces and blanched
1 cup (240ml) peas, blanched
1/2 cup (120ml) chopped chives
1/2 cup (120ml) feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup (60ml) micro greens
4 eggs, boiled to your preferred level of doneness and sliced in half

For the dressing:
1 tsp (5ml) lemon zest
1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
2 tbsp (30ml) white wine vinegar
2 tbsp (30ml) whole grain Dijon mustard
2 tbsp (30ml) maple syrup
1 small shallot, finely minced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing and set aside. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat - about 400 degrees F. Allow the grill grates to preheat for about 10 minutes. Drizzle the avocado oil on the steak, and season on both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Grill over direct heat for 4-5 minutes, flip and grill for another 3-5 minutes for medium rare (an internal temperature for 135 degrees F/57 degrees C). Make sure to use an instant read thermometer for accuracy. Transfer the steak to a cutting board or plate, and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, divide the lettuce between two to three plates. Diving the remaining ingredients between all two to three plates (the asparagus, peas, chives, feta, microgreeens and eggs. Once the steak has rested, thinly slice across the grain. Divide the steak among the two to three salads, and drizzle on some of the dressing. Serve immediately.

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M&K’s (Zack) Mayonnaise and Rutabaga fries - Inspired by Officer and a Gentleman

(Instructions for the Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Oven, or Indirect Heat on a gas/charcoal grill)

Makes 1.5 cups of mayonnaise
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Total time: 70 minutes

Ingredients
- 1 egg
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- juice of one lemon
- 1/3 tsp Dijon mustard
- pinch of salt

Rutabaga fries
Half a small rutabaga, cut into a thick julienne shape
2 tbsp Olive oil
Cluck & Squeal Rib Formula Rub

For garnish: cubed roasted yellow beets, micro greens, seeds, drizzle of vinaigrette

Directions:
Preheat Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Oven to the roast function and press start. Peel rutabaga and cut pieces into a thick julienne shape. Toss with olive oil and BBQ rub and ensure each piece of rutabaga is not touching. When the oven says “Add Food” add the tray of rutabaga into the oven and close the door. Bake for 60 minutes, flipping after 30 minutes. Serve with the creamy freshly made mayonnaise. We recommend watching Officer and a Gentleman while enjoying this feast!

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M&K’s Velociraptor Eggs

Makes 4 eggs
Prep time: 15minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Total time: 75 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients
4 eggs, boiled
4 sausages, casing removed
1 jalapeño, diced
2/3 cup cornmeal
2 tbsp Cluck & Squeal Rib Formula seasoning
2 tbsp flour
1/2 cup of your fav bbq sauce


Directions:
Preheat grill to 350°F and configure it to indirect cooking. Remove casings from sausage. Mix sausage, jalapeños, cornmeal, and seasoning together in a bowl. Portion out 4 equal balls of meat. Roll eggs around in the flour, then begin forming the balls of meat around each egg, equaling four big balls, otherwise know and Velociraptor eggs! Place each egg onto the grill and close the lid. Using an internal thermometer, cook until the sausage reaches an internal temperature of 165° F. Once the eggs have been cooked to that temperature, begin saucing the eggs, every five minutes to get a thick gooey layer of bbq sauce. Eat these eggs before they hatch, you don’t want baby velociraptors running around your backyard!


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M&K’s Mr. Shickadance Shakshuka

Serves 4
Prep time: 10minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total time: 55minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients
283g cherry tomatoes, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 jalapeño pepper, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
2 green onions, diced
1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp hot sauce
1 tbsp Cluck & Squeal BBQ Rib Formula seasoning
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
1 cup water
4 eggs
Sliced baguette for serving


Directions:
Preheat your grill to 375° F and configure it for direct cooking. Place grill-safe pan directly over the heat source and add olive oil, tomatoes, peppers, onions, tomato paste, BBQ seasoning, and water. Mix thoroughly and close the grill lid, allow to cook for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Once the sauce has reduced, add all of the eggs to the pan, being sure to space them equally apart from one another. Close the grill lid and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the tops of the eggs begin to turn opaque. Remove from the grill and garnish with cilantro and green onions. Serve with sliced baguette.


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M&K’s Spicy Stampeding Noble Premium Bison Poutine

Serves 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

If Buffalo’s really did have wings…it would taste like this poutine! Crispy browned bison meat gets tossed with a sweet and spicy buffalo wing sauce, and piled high on crispy French fries, then smothered in savoury gravy, ranch dressing, and fresh chives. ‘And the award for Most Canadian Dish EVER goes to…Spicy Stampeding Buffalo Poutine!’ Hang onto your tongues, because everyone’s gonna love this one!

Ingredients

1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
454g Extra Lean Ground Noble Premium Bison
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup (60ml) hot sauce
2 tbsp (30ml) white vinegar
2 tbsp (30ml) honey
2 tbsp (30ml) butter
1 cup (250ml) mozzarella cheese curds or shreds
Green onions, sliced, for garnish
Ranch or blue cheese dressing for drizzling on top

For the fries:
2lbs yellow potatoes, sliced into French fries
2 tbsp (30ml) avocado oil
1 tsp (5ml) onion powder
1 tsp (5ml) garlic powder
Pinch of dried chipotle chili pepper
Salt and pepper to taste

For the gravy:
1/4 cup (60ml) butter
1/4 cup (60ml) all purpose flour
2 cups (500ml) beef broth
Black pepper to taste


Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the oil and spices. Make sure they’re thoroughly coated before putting them on the parchment-lined tray in a single layer. Roast for 15 minutes, flip, and then roast for an additional 15 minutes. While the potatoes are cooking, heat a cast iron skillet (or other not non-stick skillet) over medium high heat. Add the oil. Add the bison, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Use a wooden spoon to scrape up the bits that are clinging to the bottom - those brown bits = incredible flavour! Add the onion, and cook for another two minutes before adding the garlic. Stir. Add the hot sauce, vinegar, honey and butter and reduce the heat to low. Allow the bison mixture to cook for another 8-10 minutes, stirring often. Set aside. To make the gravy, heat a saucepan over medium-low heat. Melt the butter. Add the flour, and use a whisk to whisk the flour in to the melted butter. Cook the mixture for about a minute before slowly drizzling in the beef broth while whisking. Continue to whisk the gravy until it’s thick and glossy - about 5 minutes. Season with pepper and set aside. To build the poutine: add a base layer of hot French fries on each plate. Top with some cheese, steaming hot gravy, and some of the bison mixture. Drizzle on a little ranch or blue cheese dressing, extra hot sauce, and green onions. Serve immediately.


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M&K Noble Premium Grilled Bison Steak with Golden Beet & Orange Couscous Salad

Serves 2
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour (for the beets) 7-10 minutes for the steak
Total Time: approx. 1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 tsp (5ml) avocado oil
226g (8oz) Top Sirloin Bison Steak
Salt and pepper to taste

For the couscous salad:
2 small yellow beets, scrubbed
2 cups (500ml) cooked couscous (cooled)
1 Cara Cara orange, peeled and cut into small pieces
1/4 cup (60ml) fresh chives, chopped
1/4 cup (60ml) fresh parsley, chopped
Garnish: chopped pistachios

For the dressing:
1 small shallot, finely minced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp (30ml) lemon juice
2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil
1 tbsp (15ml) Dijon mustard
1 tbsp (15ml) Cara Cara orange juice
1 tbsp (15ml) Cara Cara orange zest
1 tbsp (15ml) maple syrup
Salt and pepper to taste


Directions:
Preheat oven (or grill) to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil beets and wrap them in tin foil. Roast them for about an hour, until they’re fork tender. Once cooled, peel the skins and chop them into small cubes. In a large bowl, add them to the remaining salad ingredients. Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing, and drizzle over the salad. Toss thoroughly to combine. Set aside. Lightly oil the steak, and season with salt and pepper to taste. With the grill preheated to 400 degrees F, grill the steaks over direct heat for 4-5 minutes. Flip and grill for an additional 3-5 minutes for medium rare (an internal temperature of 135 degrees F) or 7 minutes for medium (140 degrees F). For best accuracy, use an instant read thermometer to probe the steak. Transfer to a cutting board or platter, tent loosely with foil and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve the steak either over op or beside the salad on a plate, garnish with more chives and chopped pistachios.


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M&K Quiche Vivian

Makes one 9 inch pie plate of quiche
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16-20 minutes
Total Time: approx 27 minutes

Ingredients

4 eggs
1 cup cheese, shredded
1 hot finger pepper, finely diced
1/3 cup cream
8 pieces of bacon, chopped
1 medium sized red onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp bbq rub
1 frozen pie crust


Directions:
Set your grill to 450-550° F and configure your grill for indirect cooking. Poke holes in the pie crust and precook it according to package directions. Remove from grill and allow to cool. Best eggs and cream together. Add all of the ingredients to the pie crust, then pour egg/cream mixture. Place into the grill and close the lid. After about 16-20 minutes, the quiche will be cooked yet slightly jiggly. Allow to cool completely before slicing in and enjoying!


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M&K Noble Premium Bison & Beer Borscht

Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40-45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes - 1 hour

Ingredients

1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
1 454g package Extra Lean Noble Premium Bison
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) dried oregano
1 tbsp (15ml) paprika
2 carrots, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
2-3 red beets, grated
1-2 large potatoes, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 473ml can of light beer
2 cups (500ml) vegetable broth
2 tbsp (30ml) tomato paste
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tbsp (45ml) chopped dill
1 tbsp (15ml) balsamic vinegar
To serve: dill, sour cream


Directions:
In a food processor, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire, BBQ rub, and lemon. Pour mixture into a bowl and incorporate the rest of the ingredients, being sure to reserve half of the bacon for the top, as well as all of the green onions and shredded cheese. Pour the mixture into a baking safe dish and top with bacon and shredded cheese. Set Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill to Bake, press the Woodfire function, and allow the grill to preheat. Once the grill has preheated, place the baking dish onto the grill grate and allow to smoke for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove from the grill and serve immediately with your dipper of choice, we love toasted bread, pita, ruffled potato chips, and pretzels.


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M&K Smoked Crab & Bacon Super Bowl Dip

Serves 4 to 6 people
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time 15mins
Total time: 25 mins

Ingredients

1 package of bacon, cooked and chopped
1 jalapeño, finely diced
1 red onion, finely diced
250g cream cheese
250ml sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 can (250g) crab meat
1 tsp Worcestershire
1 lemon, juiced and zested
1 1/2 tsp of your fav BBQ rub
1 tbsp jarlic (jarred garlic)
1/2 cup shredded cheese
2 green onions, chopped and used for garnish


Directions:
In a food processor, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire, BBQ rub, and lemon. Pour mixture into a bowl and incorporate the rest of the ingredients, being sure to reserve half of the bacon for the top, as well as all of the green onions and shredded cheese. Pour the mixture into a baking safe dish and top with bacon and shredded cheese. Set Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill to Bake, press the Woodfire function, and allow the grill to preheat. Once the grill has preheated, place the baking dish onto the grill grate and allow to smoke for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove from the grill and serve immediately with your dipper of choice, we love toasted bread, pita, ruffled potato chips, and pretzels.

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M&K Smoked & Shredded Leg of Lamb

Serves 4-6 people
Prep time: 10minutes
Cook time: 5 hours
Total time: 5 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

5lb leg of Lamb
1 orange, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
2 tbsp dried rosemary
1 tbsp dried fennel
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
S&P to taste

Directions:

Add the fruit and onions to the pan along with the rosemary, fennel, and red wine vinegar. Place the leg of lamb on top and cover with tin foil.

Set your grill up for indirect cooking and dial in the temperature to 350 degrees F. Place the pan into the middle of the grill, with the heat source on either side of the pan. Close the grill lid and allow to cook for 4 hours.

After 4 hours, remove the foil pan and allow the lamb to cook for an additional hour.

Remove the lamb from the grill and allow to cool so that you may remove the meat from the bone and shred it. We love serving shredded lamb alongside a traditional turkey dinner during Thanksgiving or Christmas. It is a succulent make-ahead dish that will have your guests falling in love with the delicious flavour of lamb!

 



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M&K Grilled Noble Premium Bison Cheeseburger Salad

Serves 4-5
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Total Time: 23-25 minutes

Ingredients

1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
1 lb (454g) Extra Lean Ground Noble Premium Bison
Salt and pepper to taste
3 romaine hearts, chopped and washed thoroughly
2-3 tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup (59ml) red onion, finely sliced
1 avocado, finely sliced
4-6 dill pickles, chopped
1 cup (237ml) old cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup (237ml) micro greens
Sesame seeds, for garnish

For the cheeseburger sauce:
1/2 cup (118ml) mayonnaise
1-2 dill pickles, finely minced
1/2 cup (118ml) yellow onion, finely minced
1 tbsp (15ml) ketchup
1 tbsp (15ml) mustard
1 tsp (5ml) white vinegar
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) onion powder


Directions:

Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add the avocado oil. Add the bison, and cook for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. In a medium bowl, stir together all the ingredients for the cheeseburger sauce. Set aside. In a large bowl, add the salad ingredients. Top with the bison, and sauce. Toss thoroughly to combine. Garnish with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

 



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M&K Grilled Noble Premium Bison & Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

Serves 2-4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Grill Time: 3-4 minutes per side (plus overnight marinating time)
Total Time: 23-24 minutes (plus overnight marinating time)

The perfect meal salad has all kinds of textures, temperatures and components. Crunchy shaves Brussels sprouts and croutons, creamy dressing, cold zingy pickled onions and warm juicy bison steak make this salad an ultimate satisfying lunch or dinner that’s going to keep you full for hours!

Ingredients

For the marinade:
226g (8oz) Inside Round Noble Premium Bison Steak
1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
Zest and juice of one lemon
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) oregano
Pinch of red chiles
Black pepper to taste

For the dressing:
2 egg yolks
3 anchovy fillets, finely minced
Juice of one lemon
1 clove garlic
1 tsp (5ml) Dijon mustard
1/4 cup (59ml) grated Parmesan
1/4 cup (59ml) olive oil

For the salad:
12-14 Brussels sprouts
1 cup (237ml) croutons
1/4 cup (59ml) pickled red onion
2 tbsp (30ml) pickled capers


Directions:

Using a fork, prick the bison steak on both sides. Add remaining ingredients for the marinade, and toss thoroughly to combine. Place into a plastic bag or covered container and refrigerate overnight. The next day, remove from the marinade, and use a paper towel to remove excess marinade. Season with salt to taste. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (400-450 degrees F). Grill the steak for 3-4 minutes for medium rare doneness. Allow to rest for 10 minutes, while you prepare the rest of the salad.
Trim the Brussels sprouts, and cut them in half. Put the cut side down on the cutting board, and slice them into slices. Add the Brussels sprouts to a large bowl with the croutons, pickled red onion, and capers.
In a high speed blender, add all of the ingredients for the dressing, except the olive oil. Blend on high for 30 seconds before slowly drizzling in the olive oil through the top. Slice the steak into thin slices. Serve the salad and top with the steak. Serve immediately.

 



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M&K Hand-Rolled Noble Premium Bison & Whiskey Sausages

Makes 8-9 sausages
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Roast Time: 25-30 minutes
Total Time: 35-45 minutes

These sausages are incredible impressive, yet very simple to make! Caul fat is the membrane which surrounds the internal organs of cows, sheep and pigs. Traditionally, it is used to wrap roasts, sausages, or other meat dishes to add moisture and fat, and reduce waste when butchering an animal. Despite its lace-like appearance while raw, once it’s cooked it becomes clear, and unnoticeable in the final dish. These sausages are wonderful served with gravy and mashed potatoes, or fried peppers and onions on a bun. They’re also a great conversation-generating appetizer when sliced on a diagonal and served with pickles and mustard. 

Ingredients

454g (1lb) Extra Lean Noble Premium Bison
300-500g caul fat
1 onion (approximately 3/4 cup), finely minced
4-5 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup (59ml) fresh parsley, finely minced
1 egg
1/4 cup (59ml) seasoned breadcrumbs 
1 tsp (5ml Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup (59ml) whiskey
1 tbsp (15ml) butter, melted
1 tbsp (15ml) maple syrup
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) dried red chiles
1/2 tsp (2.5ml dried oregano 
1 tsp (5ml) smoked paprika 
1 tsp (5ml) fennel seeds
1 tsp (5ml) dry mustard
Salt and pepper to taste 


Directions:

Combine the whiskey with the breadcrumbs, and allow to soak for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the remaining ingredients (minus the caul fat) in a large bowl. Add the bread crumb mixture. Mix thoroughly. Stretch the caul fat out on a large cutting board. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup and measure out a portion of the bison mixture. Use your hands to form into a sausage shape. Place on the end of the caul fat, and trim the edges. Fold each side in over top of the bison mixture, like you would if you were wrapping a burrito. Fold the sausage over, ensuring to pull it firmly towards yourself as you roll, in order for it to be tight. Fold it a couple times in the caul fat, and trim the edges. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and roast the sausages for 25-30 minutes, until the fat is rendered down, and they’re lightly golden. Flip halfway through cooking. Remove from the oven, and place on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess fat. 


Fold the sausage over, ensuring to pull it firmly towards yourself as you roll, in order for it to be tight. Fold it a couple times in the caul fat, and trim the edges. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and roast the sausages for 25-30 minutes, until the fat is rendered down, and they’re lightly golden. Flip halfway through cooking. Remove from the oven, and place on a paper towel-lined plated to absorb excess fat. 

 



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M&K Noble Premium Bison & Cranberry Cheese Ball with Smoked Pecans

Serves 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes (smoking time), 10-12 minutes
Total Time: Approximately 1 hour

Ingredients
1 tbsp (15ml) butter
1/2 tbsp (7.5ml) avocado oil
226g (8oz) Noble Premium Bison Striploin steak
250g (8.8oz) plain cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup (237ml) old cheddar cheese
2 tsp (10ml) your favourite BBQ rub
1 tsp (5ml) fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 green onions, finely sliced

For the smoked pecans:
3/4 cup (175ml) pecans
1/2 tbsp (7.5ml) maple syrup
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) cinnamon
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp (5ml) fresh rosemary, finely chopped


Directions:

First, preheat your smoker to 250 degrees F. Smoke the pecans on a tray for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are lightly browned and fragrant. (Pro Tip: use pecan wood or pellets for an EXTRA delicious blast of pecan flavour!). Remove them from the smoker, chop them coarsely, and toss in the maple syrup and spies. Set aside to cool. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add the butter and avocado oil. Pat the steak dry with paper towel, and season on both sides with salt and pepper. Sear the steak for 5-6 minutes per side, or until an internal temperature reaches your desired level of doneness (135 degrees F for medium rare). Allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes before chopping into small pieces. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, mix the remaining ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the chopped steak. Mix thoroughly. Form into a large ball, pressing to ensure it’s tightly formed. Roll in the smoked pecan mixture. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.



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M&K’s Coconut Curry Noble Premium Bison Meatballs

Serves 4-6
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:

Ingredients
For the meatballs:
454g Extra Lean Ground Noble Premium Bison
1 egg
1/4 cup (60ml) seasoned breadcrumbs
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tsp (5ml) fresh ginger, finely minced
Salt and pepper to taste

For the coconut curry:
1 tbsp (15ml) coconut oil
1 large onion, finely sliced
4-6 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tsp (10ml) ginger, finely minced
2 tbsp (30ml) curry paste
1 cup (250ml) water
1 beef stock cube
2 tsp (10ml) honey
Dash of fish sauce
1 398ml can coconut milk
Juice of one lime
For garnish: cilantro, chiles, red onion


Directions:

Preheat oven (or grill) to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the meatballs. Mix thoroughly, and form into 18-20 meatballs. Place the meatballs on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Place the meatballs in the oven (or grill), and roast the meatballs for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the coconut oil. Add the onions, and cook them for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, before adding the garlic, and ginger. Cook for 1-2 more minutes, then add the curry paste, water, stock cube, honey and fish sauce. Stir. Reduce to low heat, and allow to simmer until the meatballs are ready, stirring occasionally. Once the meatballs are finished roasting, add them to the sauce, along with the coconut milk and simmer on medium low heat for 10-12 minutes stirring occasionally. To serve: top with chopped cilantro, red onion, and serve with rice.



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M&K’s Noble Premium Bison & Dumpling Stew

Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients
2x 226g (8oz) packages Top Sirloin Bison Steak, cut into large pieces
1/4 cup (59ml) flour
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp (30ml) avocado oil
2 onions, finely chopped
6-8 cloves garlic, finely minced
2-3 carrots, seeded chopped
1 tsp (5ml) dried thyme
2 bay leaves
3 tbsp (45ml) tomato paste
473ml beer (about 2 cups)
2 cups (500ml) beef broth
1/2 tbsp (7.5ml) Worcestershire
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) instant coffee
2 cups (500ml) frozen peas

For the dumplings:

3 cups (750ml) all purpose flour
1 1/2 tbsp (22.5ml) baking powder
1 tsp (5ml) salt
1 tsp (5ml) garlic powder
2 cups (500ml) half and half

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine the bison with the flour, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the avocado oil, and brown the bison, in batches, ensuring the pieces aren’t touching one another. Remove the bison, and set aside. Add the onions, carrots, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and tomato paste. Stir for 1-2 minutes. Add the bison back in, and add the beer. Stir and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes before adding the beef broth, instant coffee, and Worcestershire sauce. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, prepare the dumpling mixture. Mix the flour with the baking powder, salt and garlic powder. Whisk in the half and half. Set aside.

After an hour of simmer, remove the lid, add the peas and stir. Drop the dumplings into the stew with a large spoon. Pro Tip: An ice cream scoop works well for this! Cover, and cook for another 25-30 minutes. You’ll know they’re ready when a tooth pick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean. To serve: garnish with fresh chives.



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M&K’s Easy ‘Corned’ Noble Premium Bison & Cabbage Soup

Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes

Ingredients
1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
2 x 226g (8oz) Noble Premium Bison Steak Cubes
1 341ml bottle of beer
5 cups (1250ml) beef or vegetable broth
2 tbsp (30ml) pickling spice
2-3 carrots, chopped
2 red onions, chopped
1/2 green cabbage, chopped
1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp (30ml) butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the avocado oil. Brown the bison on all sides until golden brown - about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Deglaze the pan with the beer, and then add the broth. Add the pickling spice to a loose leaf tea bag, or cheesecloth wrapped with butchers twine to close it. Place it in the broth. Put the lid on the Dutch oven, reduce the heat to medium low, and simmer for 3 hours, until the bison is tender. Add the remaining ingredients, bring back to a low boil, and cook for another half hour, with the lid on, until the vegetables are tender. Garnish with green onions, and serve with crusty bread.


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M&K'S Noble Premium Bison & Butternut Squash Lasagna

Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients
1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
454g Extra Lean Ground Noble Premium Bison
1 small red onion, finely chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tsp (5ml) dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp (30ml) whisky*
1 tsp (5ml) Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp (5ml) balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp (15ml) maple syrup
375g lasagne pasta
320g mozarella cheese
300g frozen spinach, thawed and squeeze to remove excess water

For the squash layer:

1 medium-size butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into small cubes (about 4 cups)
1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
1 tsp (5ml) dried sage
1/4 tsp (1.25ml) nutmeg
Salt and pepper to taste

For the béchamel:

1 stick (125ml) butter
1/2 cup (125ml) flour
3 cups (750ml) Half and half cream
1 tsp (5ml) onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven or grill to 425 degrees F. Toss the butternut squash with the oil, and spices. Spread on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, and roast for 20 minutes. Set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the avocado oil. Add the bison, and allow it to brown for 5-6 minutes before adding in the onion, garlic, and seasonings. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow the mixture to cook for another 4-5 minutes before deglazing with the whiskey, and adding the Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup. Remove from the heat, and set aside.

To make the béchamel: melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour, and whisk constantly for 4-6 minutes, until lightly golden. Slowly whisk in the cream. Reduce the heat, add the onion powder, season with salt and pepper and continue whisking until slightly thickened - another 2-3 minutes.

To assemble: layer the ingredients in a 2.5L casserole dish, ensuring each layer has some of the béchamel, lasagna sheets, bison mixture, squash, spinach and cheese.

Bake in a 350 degree F oven or grill for one hour, until the top layer is golden brown and bubbling. Allow to cool slightly before cutting into pieces.

*For a non-alcoholic option, use 1/4 cup of beef broth instead.


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M&K'S Noble Premium Bison Bolognese Spaghetti Squash Rings

Serves 2-4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Ingredients
1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
226g (8oz) Noble Premium Bison Steak Cubes
2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil
1 carrot, finely minced
1 small yellow onion, finely minced
2 stalks celery, finely minced
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup (59ml) red wine
1 cup (237ml) beef stock
2 tbsp (30ml) tomato paste
398ml canned chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp (1.25ml) dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1 large spaghetti squash
1/2 cup (125ml) mozarella cheese
Fresh basil, for garnish

Directions:

Preheat a skillet over medium high heat. Add the avocado oil. Add the bison and cook until nicely browned on all sides - about 10 minutes. Add the olive oil, carrot, onion, celery, and garlic, and cook until fragrant - about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the red wine, beef stock, tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, oregano and bay leaf. Stir. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer on low heat for 1 hour and 30 minutes, until the bison is tender. Meanwhile, preheat oven (or grill) to 400 degrees F. Using a sharp knife, carefully slice the squash into 1.5 inch thick rings. Remove the seeds, and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. If grilling, put them on a plate to bring out to the grill. Spray with avocado oil spray, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Roast for 30 minutes per side in the oven, or grill them over direct heat for 15-20 minutes per side. To serve: spoon the bolognese into the centre of the squash rings. Top with the cheese, and broil until the cheese melts. Garnish with fresh basil.

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M&K Maple Scallion Noble Premium Bison Waffles

Makes 4 large waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients
226 grams (8oz) Lean Ground Noble Premium Bison
1/2 tbsp (7.5ml) avocado oil
Salt and pepper to taste

For the waffles:
1 1/4 cup (296ml) all purpose flour
1/2 tbsp (7.5ml) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) dried sage
Pinch of nutmeg
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) salt
2 tbsp (30ml) maple syrup
1 egg
1/4 cup (59ml) melted butter
1 cup (237ml) milk
1 bunch of green onions, finely chopped


Directions:

Add the oil to a pan over medium high heat, and add the bison. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until it’s starting to brown. Use a wooden spoon to break it up. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to cool completely. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Whisky in the maple syrup, egg, butter, milk and green onions. Add the cooled bison meat, and stir to combine.
Preheat your waffle iron, and spray liberally with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon the mixture evenly into the waffle iron (if your waffle iron makes 4 waffles), and shut the lid. If your waffle iron has a dial, make sure it’s set to a higher setting to ensure the waffles cook throughout. Pro Tip: Waffles with add-ins cook a bit longer than traditional waffles. When the waffles are finished cooking, remove from the waffle iron, and serve with butter and more maple syrup.

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M&K Grilled Flank Steak & Tomato Salad with Nectarines

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 8-12 hours
Grill Time: 10-12 minutes (with 10 minutes resting time)
Total Time: 35-37 minutes (plus 8-12 hours marinating time)

Ingredients
1lb (500g) Beef Flank Marinating Steak
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
1/4 cup (60ml) white wine vinegar
2 tbsp (30ml) fresh oregano, finely minced (or 1/2 tsp dried oregano)
1/2 tsp (1.5ml) dried chiles (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Dressing:
1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
3 tbsp (45ml) white wine vinegar
1 tbsp (15ml) Dijon mustard
1 tbsp (15ml) honey
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 tsp (3ml) fresh oregano, finely minced (or 1/4 tsp dried oregano)

For the salad:
1 pint (551ml) multi-coloured cherry tomatoes, sliced
1-2 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced
3-4 ripe nectarines (or peaches), halved and pits removed
1/4 of a large red onion, finely sliced
100g feta cheese, crumbled
50g micro greens

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a large sealable freezer bag. Pierce the steak all over with a fork, and place it in the bag. Ensure the marinade is coated all over the steak. Close the bag, and refrigerate for 8-12 hours.
Remove the meat from the marinade, and discard the remaining marinade. Pat the steak with a paper towel to dry, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat the grill to high heat (between 400-450 degrees F). Grill the steak over direct heat for 5-6 minutes per side, until an internal temperature reads your preferred level of doneness (145 degrees F for medium rare doneness). Transfer to a plate or cutting board and allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes.

Spray the nectarines with avocado oil, and grill over direct heat for 2-3 minutes on the cut side. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake to combine.
Cut the steak across the grain into thin slices.
To serve: arrange the tomatoes, nectarines, onions, and feta on a large serving platter, or individual plates. Top with the steak, and drizzle with the dressing over top. Garnish with micro greens.

*Charcoal grilling instruction: set up your grill for indirect cooking (light your charcoal, and place them directly where you plan on cooking the steak. This is normally right in the centre of the grill.) Once the grill reaches 400-450 degrees F, grill the steak over direct heat for 5-6 minutes per side, until an internal temperature reads your preferred level of doneness (145 degrees F for medium rare). Transfer to a plate or cutting board, and allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes.


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M&K Middle Eastern Stuffed Zucchini

Serves 2-4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

3-4 medium-sized zucchini
226g (8 oz) Lean Ground Noble Premium Bison
2/3 cup (158ml) basmati rice, rinsed
1 small onion, finely minced
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) cumin powder
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) garlic powder
1/4 tsp (1.25ml) allspice
1/4 tsp (1.25m) black pepper
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) salt
1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil

For the sauce:

1 cup (240ml) cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
2 cup water
6-7 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) salt
2 bay leaves

Garnish: Juice of one lemon, mint & parsley, finely chopped

Directions:

Preheat grill (or oven) to 375° Fahrenheit. If using the grill, ensure you have your grill set up for indirect cooking (the heat is not located directly under where the skillet will be placed). Cut the zucchini in half, lengthwise. Use a melon baller to scoop out the inside. In a medium sized bowl, combine all the ingredients for the filling. Spoon the filling into the zucchini. Try not to overfill them, keeping in mind that the rice will expand as it cooks. Arrange the zucchini in a cast iron skillet, with the filling facing up. For the sauce, add the cherry tomatoes, water, garlic and salt to a blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes, until fully smooth. Pour the sauce around the zucchini. Cover, and bake with the grill lid shut (or in an oven) for 40-45 minutes, until the sauce has reduced. Remove the lid, and drizzle lemon juice over the top, along with chopped parsley and mint.

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M&K Grilled Bison & Glass Noodle Rainbow Salad

Serves 2
Prep Time: 20 minutes (plus overnight marinating time)
Grill Time: 6-8 minutes
Total Time: 26-28 minutes

Ingredients

For the marinade:

225g (8oz) Inside Round Bison Steak
Zest and juice of one lime
1 tbsp (15ml) toasted sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp (15ml) finely grated ginger

400g rice vermicelli noodles, cooked to package directions
4-5 mini sweet bell peppers, finely sliced
2 mini cucumbers, finely julienne
1 cup (240ml) red cabbage, finely sliced
2 carrots, finely julienne
1 fresh mango, peeled and finely sliced
1 small red onion, finely sliced
1/2 cup (120ml) fresh cilantro, chopped
Black and white sesame seeds for garnish

For the dressing:

1/4 cup (60ml) tamari
Zest and juice of one lime
1/4 cup (60ml) rice vinegar
2 tbsp (30ml) fresh ginger, finely grated
2 tbsp (30ml) maple syrup
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup (60ml) toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp (15ml) Sriracha

Directions:

Place the steak in a glass container with a lid. Use a fork and prick it all over. Flip over, and prick all over the other side. Combine the ingredients for the marinade. Pour the marinade over top the steak, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat your grill to high heat (approximately 475°-500° Fahrenheit). Grill the steak over direct heat for about 3-4 minutes per side, until an internal temperature of your preferred doneness is reached (130-135° Fahrenheit for medium rare). Allow the steak to rest, partially covered, for about 10 minutes.

Add the vegetables, noodles and herbs to a bowl, along with the noodles. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing, and pour over top. Mix thoroughly.

Slice the steak into thin slices.

To serve: portion the salad into bowls, top with the sliced steak and garnish with more cilantro, and black and white sesame seeds.


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M&K Lehmeyun (Armenian Pizza) Noble Premium Bison Style

Makes 4 Lehmeyun
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Grill Time: 20-25 minutes
Total Time: 30-35 minutes

Ingredients

226g (8oz) lean ground Noble Premium Bison
4 whole wheat or white pitas
1/2 green bell pepper, finely minced
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 small onion, finely minced
2 tbsp (30ml) fresh mint leaves, finely minced
2 tbsp (30ml) fresh parsley, finely minced
1/4 cup (57g) sun dried tomatoes, finely minced
1 tsp (5ml) ground cumin
1 tsp (5ml) smoked paprika
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) red chili flakes
1 egg
Salt and pepper to taste
Lemon wedges and parsley, for garnish

Directions:

In a bowl, combine the bison with the peppers, garlic, onions, herbs, sun dried tomatoes, spices, egg, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions. Spread each portion of the bison mixture across the surface of each of the pitas, ensuring that the bison mixture is spread in a thin, even layer. Bring the mixture as close to the edges of the pita as possible. Preheat your grill (or oven) to 400° Fahrenheit. If using your grill, set up the grill for indirect cooking. Place the pitas on the grill in the cool side (without the heat directly underneath), or place them on a cookie sheet if using the oven. Grill (or bake) for 20-25 minutes, until the top is lightly browned, and the pita is crispy. To serve: Squeeze a bit of lemon on top and some more chopped parsley.

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M&K’s Noble Premium Bison 7-Layer Taco Dip

Serves 6-8

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Grill/Cook Time: 12-14 minutes
Total Time: 27-29 minutes

Ingredients

1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
1 454g package of Extra Lean Ground Noble Premium Bison
1 24g package Taco Seasoning Mix (low sodium, if desired)
1/2 cup (4 oz) sour cream
1/2 cup (4 oz) cream cheese (we used a jalapeño & cheddar one!)
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 jalapeño, finely minced
3/4 cup (6 oz) shredded Tex Mex cheese blend
1 375ml (12.5 oz) can sliced black olives, drained
1 342ml (12 oz) can corn niblets, drained
2/3 cup (158 ml) salsa
3/4 cup (6 oz) guacamole
1 bunch green onions, finely sliced
1/2 cup (4 oz) cilantro - finely minced (optional)
Cherry tomatoes, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

Preheat cast iron skillet over high heat on the grill or stove top for 5-6 minutes. Add the oil, and allow to heat for another minute before adding the bison. Cook the bison, stirring occasionally, until it develops a golden brown colour - about 10-12 minutes. Add the taco seasoning, and stir to combine. Remove from heat. Allow to cool completely. Combine the sour cream and cream cheese together, and mix thoroughly. Mix the green pepper with the jalapeño pepper. Using a tall sided 8x8 - inch container (ideally 3 inches deep), layer all the ingredients together. We recommend the following order for the most visually appealing layer dip! Cream cheese mixture first at the bottom, then the bison, corn, salsa, peppers, black olives, guacamole, green onions, cheese, cilantro. Garnish with more black olives, green onions, and if desired, finely chopped cherry tomatoes. Cover and chill until ready to serve!

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M&K’s Noble Premium Bison Smash Cheese Burger Tacos

Makes 6 tacos
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Griddle Time: 4-6 minutes
Total Time: 19-21 minutes ).

Ingredients
1 454g package Extra Lean Ground Noble Premium Bison
6 medium, soft tortillas (5.5inch round)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp (30ml) avocado oil
4 slices cheddar cheese

Smash Burger sauce:

1/4 cup (60ml) mayonnaise
2 tbsp (30ml) ketchup
1 tsp (5ml) white vinegar
1 tbsp (15ml) mustard
1 tbsp (15ml) relish
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) onion powder
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) sugar
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) your favourite BBQ seasoning

Toppings:

Red onion, finely chopped
Pickles, finely chopped
Tomato, sliced
Iceberg lettuce, finely sliced

Directions:

Preheat griddle to medium high heat (between 425-450° Fahrenheit). Use a sharp knife to divide the bison into 6 equal portions. Take a portion of the meat, and smear it on a tortilla in a thin, even layer. Use your finger tips to push the meat against the tortilla firmly, and bring it as close to the edge of the tortilla as possible. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining portions of bison and tortillas. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the smash burger sauce and set aside.

Lightly oil the griddle, and place the tortilla on the surface, with the bison side facing down. Use a burger press or griddle spatula to press the tortilla down. Flip after 3-4 minutes, once the bison has developed a nice brown crust on it. As soon as you flip it, place a slice of cheese on the meat. Continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes until the tortilla is golden brown. Top the smash burger tacos with the sauce, and your favourite burger toppings!

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M&K’s Grilled Noble Premium Bison Speducci

Serves 2-4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Grill Time: 6-8 minutes
Total Time: 16-18 minutes (with overnight marinating time).

Ingredients
2 8oz (226g) packages Inside Round Noble Premium Bison Steak
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp (30ml) fresh rosemary, chopped
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Using a fork, pierce the steak all over on both sides. Cut the bison into 1/2 inch cubes. Place in large bowl, and add remaining ingredients. Cover, and refrigerate overnight. Skewer the cubes on metal or wooden skewers. Preheat grill to high heat - 450-500° Fahrenheit. Pro Tip: if using wooden skewers, place a piece of aluminum foil under the exposed wooden handles in order to prevent it from burning. Grill over direct heat until cooked to your desired level of doneness - 135 ° for medium rare. Serve with tzatziki sauce.

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M&K Kentucky Hot Brown with Grilled Tri-Tip

Serves 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Grill/oven Time: approximately 15 minutes
Total Time: approximately 30 minutes

Ingredients
Cream Sauce

1/2 cup 10% cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp your favourite BBQ rub of
Few dashes of hot sauce

SANDWICHES

1 tri-tip steak, grilled to medium rare
2 slices of Bavarian multi-grain bread
1 tomato, thinly sliced and salt and peppered
6 pieces of bacon
Bacon drippings
chopped parsley for garnish

Directions:

In a small saucepan, fry the butter and onions until onions turn golden brown. Add the flour and whisk over moderate heat for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the hot milk and bring to a boil. Add the BBQ rub. Cook, whisking, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

Lay out pieces of bacon on a flat baking pan lined with parchment paper. Cool over indirect heat until bacon browns to your desired doneness.

Preheat your grill on high heat for 10 minutes. While the grill is preheating, season tri-tip steak with BBQ rub. Once the grill has been preheated, place tri-tip steak onto the grill and gently pat down, so that the entire steak is making contact with the grill grate. Grill steak to medium rare, 135-145 °F, flipping once. Allow meat to rest 10 minutes, then thinly slice against the grain

Place slices of bread onto the grill, do not walk away from the grill, bread grills quickly! Flip the bread once and immediately place it into the bacon drippings, allowing the bread to soak up the drippings like a sponge.

Begin building the sandwich by laying the bacon onto the bread first, then the sliced and seasoned tomatoes, then the sliced tri-tip steak. Spoon the cream sauce over the top of the sandwich, and garnish with fresh parsley. Bite into this juicy delicious sandwich by picking it up with your hands (warning, you’ll need a LOT of napkins!) or cut it with a knife and fork for a more dainty dining experience. Either way, you’re going to LOVE this one!

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M&K Smoked Blueberry Cream Stuffed French Toast Rolls

Makes 12 rolls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Grill/oven Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients
1 pint of fresh blueberries (reserve twelve blueberries to place on top of the rolls before they bake in the grill)
Zest of one lemon
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract

For the French Toast Rolls

1 package of King’s Hawaiian original sweet rolls
4 eggs
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
4 tbsp sugar
1 cup 10% cream
1 tsp vanilla
250g package of cream cheese

Directions:

Combine all ingredients for the smoked blue berry sauce in a baking safe dish. Set the Ninja Woodfire Grill to the roast function, hit the Woodfire Flavour button, add pellets, and press start. Allow the grill to preheat and add the blueberry mixture when the grill says Add Food. Smoke blueberry sauce for 25 minutes. Set aside to cool a bit.

Remove the rolls from the bag and seperate each of them gently. Using a paring knife cut out a square shape and scoop out the bread with your fingers. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, cinnamon, sugar, cream, and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Dip the rolls in the custard mixture and place in a baking safe dish, being sure to line the dish with parchment paper to prevent the rolls from sticking.

In another mixing bowl thoroughly mix the cream cheese and smoked blueberry sauce. Using a piping bag or a large zipper bag to pip the mixture into the scooped out rolls. Place a fresh blueberry on top of the smoked cream and gently press down.

Set your grill to bake, and allow it to preheat. Bake rolls for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert!

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M&K Noble Premium Grilled Bison Antojitos

Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Grill/oven Time: 15-18 minutes
Total Time: 30-38 minutes

Ingredients
1 225g (8oz) Inside Round Noble Premium, Bison Steak
Zest and juice of one lime
1/2 tbsp (15ml) olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
Black pepper to taste
Salt to taste
5 large tortillas
1 250g package plain cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (57g) seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2 cup (115g) shredded nacho cheddar cheese blend
1/2 cup (115g) red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup (57g) red onion, finely chopped
4-5 slices pickled jalapeño, finely minced
1 tsp (5ml) your favourite BBQ rub (we used a fajita rub!)

Directions:

Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat. Add the avocado oil, and allow to heat for 2-3 minutes before adding the bison. Add the Italian seasoning, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow the bison to brown, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes. Do not rush this step - those little brown bits clinging to the bottom of the skillet will add a tremendous amount of flavour to the sauce! Add the butter, onions, and allow to cook until the onions are translucent - about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, and stir until the sauce thickens, another 2-3 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley, and more cheese! What a spring time delight!

*Notes:

If you cannot find fiddleheads locally, feel free to substitute fresh asparagus.
If you cannot find morel mushrooms locally, feel free to substitute cremini mushrooms.

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M&K’s Clams Oregenata fakeout!

Makes: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook/Grill Time: 25-35 minutes
Total Time: approximately 1 hour

Ingredients
5 baked potatoes
1 can of whole baby clams
The juice from the can
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1/4 cup Parmesan
1/2 cup corn meal
1/2 cup gluten-free panko
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
Zest of one lemon

Directions:

Cut potatoes in half and scoop out the inside of the potato (helpful suggestion: save the leftover potato to fry up in an omelette!). Place ten potato halves, cut side up on a baking tray. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Fill potatoes with clam mixture, as evenly as possible. Get your grill fired up to 450 degrees F. And place tray of clams into the grill, shut the lid. Bake in the grill for 25-35 minutes, until they get toasty brown! Squeeze on some fresh lemon and enjoy!

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M&K’s Zucchini Ravioli on the Ninja Woodfire Grill

Makes: 15-20 zucchini ravioli bundles
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook/Grill Time: approximately 1 hour
Total Time: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

Ingredients
Fire Roasted Sauce
680g cherry tomatoes
3tbsp olive oil
1.5 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp Bomba Italiana jarred condiment
1 tsp dried red chilis
6 whole cloves garlic

Zucchini ravioli

4 zucchini
500g ricotta
75g Boursin cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan
1 egg
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 Thai red chilis
1/3 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
S&p to taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in for the fire roasted sauce and mix thoroughly baking safe pan. Set the Ninja Woodfire Grill to Roast mode and add the pan of tomatoes.

Using a vegetable peeler, shave long strips of the zucchini and lay flat onto a cutting board, salt the strips to taste. Place three strips of zucchini in a star-like shape on a clean surface, place a heaping tbsp of the ricotta mixture and fold the strips over the ricotta, making a loose bundle. Continue this until all of the ricotta mixture has been bundled up into the zucchini ravioli.

Smash down the cherry tomatoes and garlic and gently place the zucchini ravioli on top of the fire roasted sauce. Bake in the grill for 25-35 minutes. Feel free to add more basil to the top when serving!

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M&K Noble Premium Bison & Orecchiette Primavera

Serves 2-4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook/Grill Time: 15-18 minutes
Total Time: 30-33 minutes

Ingredients

1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
1 226g (8oz) package lean ground Noble Premium Bison
2 tsp (10ml) Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
4 tbsp (60ml) butter
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
3/4 cup (190ml) fresh fiddleheads*
1 cup (250ml) fresh morel mushrooms, sliced*
1 1/2 cups (375ml) mixed fresh baby greens (we used kale, swiss chard and pea shoots)
1 cup (250ml) peas
Zest and juice of one lemon
1/2 cup (125ml) Parmesan cheese
2 cups (500ml) orecchiette, cooked according to package directions (and reserving 1 cup of pasta water)
1/4 cup (60ml) fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat. Add the avocado oil, and allow to heat for 2-3 minutes before adding the bison. Add the Italian seasoning, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow the bison to brown, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes. Do not rush this step - those little brown bits clinging to the bottom of the skillet will add a tremendous amount of flavour to the sauce! Add the butter, onions, and allow to cook until the onions are translucent - about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, and stir until the sauce thickens, another 2-3 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley, and more cheese! What a spring time delight!

*Notes:

If you cannot find fiddleheads locally, feel free to substitute fresh asparagus.
If you cannot find morel mushrooms locally, feel free to substitute cremini mushrooms.

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M&K’s Smoked Country Style Ribs on the Ninja Woodfire Grill

Makes: 7-8 country style ribs
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook/Grill Time: approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes
Total Time: approximately 4 hours

Ingredients

7-8 Country Style Ribs
Enough mustard to coat all ribs
Sugar-free country style rib rub (see below)
Your fav BBQ sauce, we used Norfolk BBQ’s, Radical Apple BBQ Sauce
Water or beer to thin the BBQ sauce into a mop sauce

Sugar-Free Country Style Rib Rub Recipe

1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp chipotle chili pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground sumac

Directions:

Slather on mustard, making sure to get every nook and cranny
Sprinkle on rub, patting the rub in, not rubbing it off!
Set aside and add pellets to your Ninja Woodfire Grill
Turn dial to the smoke function, and set your time
Place ribs onto the grill, it’s a tight squeeze, but trust us, they will all fit onto the grill
After 2 hours, begin applying the mop sauce (Mix water and BBQ sauce in a bowl until your desired consistency)
The ribs will be tender and succulent when they reach an internal temperature of at least 170 degrees F, but if you like ‘em fall off the bone, feel free to allow them to cook until an internal temperature of 200 degrees F.
Enjoy with cornbread, coleslaw, and a cold, refreshing beverage!

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M&K Gluten-Free Nashville Hot Chicken cooked on a charcoal grill

Serves 5-6 people
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook/Grill Time: approximately 25 minutes
Total Time: approximately 50 minutes

Ingredients
3 chicken breasts, each breast cut into four long strips
2 cups buttermilk,
1/3 cup dill pickle juice
1/4 cup hot sauce
1 cup all-purpose gluten free flour blend
1 cup chickpea flour
1/2 cup corn starch
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
2 eggs
5-6 cups of peanut oil or canola oil

Overnight buttermilk marinade

1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup hot sauce

Chili Oil

1 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 cayenne pepper
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp kosher salt

Directions:

Combine marinade and place chicken in it, set in the fridge overnight
Remove chicken from the marinade
Combine all of the dry ingredients (minus the dry ingredients for the chili oil) into a bowl
Combine all of the wet ingredients into a bowl
Place a piece of chicken into the dry ingredients and toss, making sure to get the flour mixture into all of the nooks and crannies
Remove chicken from flour mixture and toss into the buttermilk/egg mixture
Do this process twice, to create two layers of delicious batter!
Place bettered chicken onto a tray, making sure each piece of chicken does not touch any other piece of chicken.
Once all chicken pieces have been double-battered, allow them to set for a few minutes while you go fire up your grill
Pour oil into a deep Dutch oven pot and place pot over direct heat, allowing the oil to heat up to 350 degrees F.
Place 4-5 pieces of chicken into the hot oil at a time, making sure not to crowd the pot
Allow chicken to cook for 4 minutes, or until each piece reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F. If you like a darker-browned exterior, feel free to cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 180 degrees F.
Remove chicken from hot oil and place on a wire rack
Remove pot from the heat and take out 1/3 cup of hot oil, place into a heat safe bowl. Add spices and maple syrup and mix thoroughly
Brush chili oil onto hot pieces of chicken
Enjoy this chicken on a bun, on toast with pickles, or even straight-up on its own! No matter which way you eat it, you will LOVE this recipe!

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M&K Noble Premium Tuscan Bison & Gnocchi Soup

Serves 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook/Grill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
1 8oz (226g) package Noble Premium Bison steak cubes
2 tbsp (30ml) butter
1 medium sized onion, chopped
2-3 stalks celery, chopped
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp (15ml) tamari
3/4 cups (190ml) sun dried tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tsp (5ml) dried oregano
3 1/2 (875ml) cups vegetable broth
500g gnocchi
3-4 cups (approximately 113g) fresh spinach, chopped
1/2 cup (125ml) fresh basil, chopped
1 cup (250ml) whipping cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Chives or basil, chopped (for garnish)

Directions:

Heat a Dutch oven over medium high heat (on the stove, or on the grill, over direct heat) for 3-4 minutes. Add the avocado oil, and allow to warm for 2 minutes. Add the bison cubes, and do not stir. Allow to brown for 5-6 minutes before attempting to move. If it’s sticking to the bottom, it simply means it isn’t browned yet, and it isn’t ready to release from the bottom. Season with salt and pepper. Once browned on all sides, add the butter. Add the onion, celery and garlic. Cook until fragrant - about 2 minutes. Add the tamari, sun dried tomatoes, oregano, and vegetable broth. Cover and cook for 45 minutes - 1 hour, until the bison is tender. Add the gnocchi and cook according to package directions. Add the spinach, basil, cream and stir until the spinach wilts. Season to taste. Garnish with chopped chives or basil.

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M&K Grilled Noble Premium Bison & Cheddar Sliders

Makes 12 sliders
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Grill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

1 8oz (226g) Noble Premium Bison Top Sirloin steak
BBQ rub, to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, finely sliced
1 tbsp (15ml) balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
12 slices cheddar cheese
3 tbsp (45ml) butter, melted
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp (5ml) dried parsley
1 (340g) 12-pack of King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

For the horseradish mayo:

1/4 cup (60ml) mayo
1 tbsp (15ml) horseradish
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) garlic powder
Black pepper to taste

Directions:

Season the steak with your favourite BBQ rub, ensuring all sides are well seasoned. Set aside. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil. Add the onions, and allow to caramelize for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the balsamic vinegar, and set aside. Combine all the ingredients for the horseradish mayo in a bowl. Set aside. Preheat grill to high heat, between 450-500° Fahrenheit. Allow the grill to preheat for at least 10-12 minutes - this will ensure that the steak won’t stick to the grates. Grill the steak over direct heat (or, if you’re feeling extra cheeky, directly on the coals ‘caveman style!’) until an internal temperature reaches your desired level of doneness (between 130°-140° for medium rare). This can take anywhere between 2-4 minutes, however make sure you’re focusing on internal temperature, and not time. Remove the steak from the grill, onto a clean plate. Lightly tent with foil, and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Slice thinly across the grain.

Using a bread knife, slice the sweet rolls as one whole loaf, removing the tops from the bottoms. Place the bottoms in a grill pan. Spread the horseradish mayo evenly on both sides. Arrange six slices of cheese on the bottom half. Top with onions, sliced steak, and remaining six slices of cheese. Add the top of the buns. Mix the melted butter with the garlic, and parsley and brush over top of the buns. Reduce the grill temperature to 350° by adjusting the top and lower vents.

Add the buns to the grill, and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese melts.

 

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M&K Smoked Buffalo Chicken Dip

Makes 1 pan of hot dip
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Grill Time: 15-20 minutes
Total Time: approximately 35 minutes

Ingredients

2 grilled chicken breasts
8 ounces cream cheese
1 1/2cup shredded cheddar
1/2 cup hot sauce, I used Frank's Red Hot
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayo
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp your favourite BBQ rub
3 green onions thinly sliced

Directions:

  • Preheat grill to to 400 degrees F
  • Stir together cream cheese, BBQ rub, mayo, garlic, green onion, hot sauce, sour cream until combined. Shred the chicken and add it into the creamy mixture.
  • Transfer dip into an oven safe dish, top with remaining cheese (do NOT forget the cheese!)
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until hot and cheese is bubbly.
  • Garnish with remaining green onion slices and a few extra glugs of hot sauce if you’re feeling frisky!
  • Serve with grilled bread, crackers, or vegetables!

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M&K Stuffed Shells with Noble Premium Bison Vodka Sauce

Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients

1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
1 226g (8oz) package Noble Premium Bison Steak Cubes
1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp (30ml) tomato paste
1/4 tsp (1ml) red pepper flakes
1/3 cup (80ml) vodka
1 tbsp (15ml) balsamic vinegar
680ml passata
1/4 cup (60ml) fresh basil, chopped
1/2 cup (125ml) half and half
Salt and pepper to taste

For the filling:

340g jumbo pasta shells
190g prepared pesto
454g ricotta cheese
1 egg
1 cup (250ml) mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup (60ml) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Black pepper to taste

For the top: olive oil, more mozzarella

Directions:

Heat a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the oil, and allow to heat. Add the bison, and brown on all sides - about 15 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, and stir. Add the vodka, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste and red pepper flakes. Stir. Add the passata and basil, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 1 hour. Add the cream, stir to combine.

Meanwhile, combine the ricotta with the pesto, cheeses, egg and black pepper. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Fill the shells with the filling. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, spoon a small amount of sauce to cover the bottom. Arrange the filled shells in the pan. Cover with remaining bison sauce. Drizzle with a little olive oil, and some more mozzarella cheese. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven (or grill) for 40-45 minutes until bubbly.

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M&K Hot Smoked Noble Premium Bison Scotch Eggs

Makes 4 scotch eggs

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Grill Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients
4 boiled eggs
454g Extra Lean Ground Noble Premium Bison
1 egg
1/2 tbsp (7.5ml) olive oil
1/3 cup (80ml) breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) dry mustard
1 tsp (5ml) fennel seeds
1 tsp (5ml) onion powder
1 tsp (5ml) garlic powder
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) salt
Black pepper to taste
1/4 cup (60ml) BBQ sauce

Directions:

Cook your eggs to your preferred level of doneness. Once the shells are removed, use a paper towel to make sure they are as dry as possible. This will help the meat adhere to the egg. Preheat your charcoal grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. For even smokier flavour, add a chunk of fruit wood before dumping in your lit coals - apple and peach are perfect for this recipe! In a large bowl, mix the bison, along with the egg, oil, breadcrumbs, and all spices. Mix thoroughly to combine. Divide the mixture into four equal balls. Use your hands to flatten each ball into a thin patty. Wrap each patty around a boiled egg, and press firmly to make sure the eggs are evenly covered with the bison mixture. Place the eggs over indirect heat in the grill (over the side that doesn’t have the hot coals underneath). Close the lid, and allow to cook for 40 minutes. Remove lid, brush the eggs with BBQ sauce, close the lid and cook for another 10 minutes. 

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M&K Smoked Mongolian Meatballs

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Grill Time: 45 minutes 
Total Time: 1 hour 

Ingredients
For the Meatballs:
½ cup cornmeal
2 thinly sliced green onions (white only, keep greens for garnish!)
1 egg
1 tbsp minced garlic
3 tbsp tamari
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
1lb ground beef
1lb ground chicken

For the Mongolian Sauce:
½ cup water with 1 tsp corn starch mixed in
⅓ cup brown sugar
¼ cup tamari
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp grated ginger
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp sriracha
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Directions:

SAUCE: Start by making the sauce, so that when the meatballs come off the grill, they can go for a spicy dip dive into this luscious sauce!


Heat the ingredients for the sauce (except the sesame seeds) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Allow the sauce to simmer and thicken for 5 minutes.


MEATBALLS: In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, green onions, egg, minced garlic, tamari, and red pepper flakes. Mix together until totally combined. Then, add the ground beef and mix until just combined, you don’t want to overwork the meat or you’ll have tough meatballs. Shape the meatball mixture into balls using 1 tablespoon of the meat mixture per meatball.


(Optional pro tip! Place meatballs into the freezer for 15 minutes so the exterior becomes frozen. It makes it soooo much easier to transfer to the grill!)


Get your grill fired up to 400 degrees F and setup for indirect cooking. Place meatballs onto the grill and close the lid.
Allow the meatballs to continue cooking until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 40 minutes). Take the balls right off of the grill and into the sauce so they absorb some of that delicious flavour!


Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion! We suggest serving these with rice or add a toothpick and serve them as appetizers!

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M&K Smoked Mac and Cheese Stuffed Noble Premium Bison Meatloaf

Serves 6-8

Ingredients
For the meatloaf mixture:
1 454g package Extra Lean Ground Bison 
1/2 lb bacon, finely chopped 
2 eggs 
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 tbsp (7.5ml) Worcestershire sauce 
1/3 cup (80ml) seasoned breadcrumbs 
1 tbsp (15ml) your favourite BBQ rub

For the Mac & Cheese filling:
1 cup (250ml) macaroni
3 tbsp (45ml) butter 
1 heaping cup (250ml) shredded old cheddar cheese 
1 tsp (5ml) garlic powder 
For brushing: 1/2 cup 125ml) BBQ sauce 

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for the meatloaf. Mix throughly, until just combined. Boil plenty of salted water. Cook macaroni according to package directions, until just al dente. It will continue to cook in the smoker, so make sure you don’t overcook it! Drain, and add the butter and garlic powder. Toss to melt the butter, and allow to cool. Mix in the cheese. 
  1. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of a cutting board, or clean countertop. Spread the meat mixture out to form a large rectangle that is about 1/2 inch thick. Spread the macaroni & cheese evenly on top, leaving a one-inch section at the top bare. Using the parchment paper, carefully roll the meat away from yourself, making sure to keep it tight, and contain the macaroni and cheese - similar to rolling a sushi roll! When you get to the top, use the bare section to seal the meatloaf, and make sure that seam is on the bottom. Press in the mixture on the ends, containing the macaroni and cheese so it won’t ooze out. 
  2. Use the parchment to lift and place the meatloaf into a grill pan, making it easier to carry to the smoker. Preheat grill or smoker to 225 degrees F. Smoke for 4 hours, or until an internal temperature reads 165 degrees F. After about 2 hours, brush on some BBQ sauce every now and then for a beautiful glossy exterior. 
  3. Remove from the smoker, and allow to rest for a few minutes before slicing. 

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M&K’s Noble Premium Bison Shakshuka

Makes 3 individual ramekins 
Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes 
Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes 

Ingredients
1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil 
226g (8oz) Noble Premium Bison Steak Cubes
1 shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced 
1/3 cup (80ml) red bell pepper, minced
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) smoked paprika
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) cumin
1 red chili, finely minced 
680ml (24 fl oz) crushed tomatoes 
3 eggs 
Salt and pepper to taste 
For garnish, fresh parsley and scallions

Directions:

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add the bison, and cook for 10-15 minutes, until lightly browned. Add the shallot, garlic, pepper, spices, chili and stir. Cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Divide the sauce evenly among three, oven proof ramekins that have lids. Crack an egg into each ramekin, and add the lid. *Pro Tip: crack the egg into a separate bowl first, and then add it to the ramekin. That way, if a shell fragment happens to fall in, you can easily remove it without getting it lost in the shakshuka! Place in preheated 400 degree oven/grill, and cook the eggs to your desired level of doneness - 2-4 minutes. Garnish with parsley, scallions and crusty bread. 

 

 

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M&K’s Noble Premium Bison and Barley

Serves 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes 
Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes 
Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes 

Ingredients
1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil
1 8oz (226g) package Noble Premium Bison Steak Cubes
3 tbsp (45ml) flour
Salt and pepper to taste 
2 tbsp (30ml) butter 
1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
3 carrots, scrubbed and finely chopped
3 ribs celery, finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced 
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) dried thyme
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) dried rosemary 
1 bay leaf 
1 tbsp (15ml) balsamic vinegar 
1 tbsp (15ml) soy sauce 
2 cups (500ml) low sodium beef stock 
1 328ml can crushed tomatoes 
1/2 cup (125ml) pot barley 
Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish 

Directions:

In a small bowl, toss the bison cubes in the flour, ensuring it’s fully coated. Season to taste with salt and pepper to taste. Preheat large pot over medium high heat. Add the oil. Add the bison, ensuring that you don’t overcrowd the pot. Brown the bison cubes until nicely browned on all sides - about 10 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pan as you stir. Remove the bison cubes from the pan and add the butter. Add all the vegetables, spices and bay leaf. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Deglaze with the balsamic vinegar. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Return the bison to the pot, stir, and add the lid. Turn the heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour. Garnish with green onions. 

 

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M&K’s Noble Premium Bison Biriyani

Serves 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes 
Cook Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes 
Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes 

Ingredients
For the rice:
1 cup (250ml) basmati rice
1 litre water
1 bay leaf
2 cloves
2 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
Juice of one lemon
1 tbsp (15ml) salt 

For the fried onions, cashews and raisins:
1 tbsp (15ml) ghee
2 onions, finely sliced
1/4 cup (60ml) cashews
1/4 cup (60ml) golden raisins 

For the saffron milk:
1 pinch saffron threads
2 tbsp (30ml) milk, warmed 

For the bison:
1 bay leaf
2 cloves
2 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp (5ml) cumin seeds
1 tbsp (15ml) ghee
1 red onion, finely sliced
4-5 garlic cloves, finely minced
1-inch ginger, finely minced
1 green chili, finely minced 
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) turmeric
1 tsp (5ml) garam masala 
1 tsp (5ml) kashmiri chili powder 
2-3 tomatoes, finely chopped
226g (8oz) Noble Premium Bison Steak Cubes
1/4 cup (60ml) plain Greek yogurt 
1/4 cup (60ml) chopped cilantro
1/4 cup (60ml) chopped mint 
1 cup (250ml) water 
Salt to taste 
More chopped fresh cilantro and mint for layering 

Directions:

  1. First, rinse the rise until the water runs clear, and allow it to soak in plain water for 15 minutes. Drain. Add all the spices for the rice into a tea bag. Bring the litre of water to a boil, and add the salt, lemon juice, tea bag and soaked rice. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain, discard tea bag and set aside.
  2. Next, heat the ghee for the onion, cashews and raisins over medium high heat in a frying pan. Add the onions, and cook until brown - about 5 minutes. Add the cashews and raisins and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Set aside. 
  3. Combine the milk and saffron, and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Now we’ll start the bison mixture. Place the bay leaf, cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds in a dry, dutch oven (that has a lid). Toast the spices over medium high heat for a minute, until fragrant. Allow to cool slightly before using a spice grinder to grind them into a fine powder. 
  5. Melt the ghee in the same Dutch oven over medium hight heat. Add the red onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, until browned. Add the ginger, garlic, green chili, and all spices. Cook for 1 minute, and then add the tomatoes and cook for another 2-3 minutes. 
  6. Add the bison, yogurt, cilantro and mint, water and season to taste with salt. Cover with the lid, reduce to low heat, and allow the bison to cook for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. 
  7. After 60 minutes, remove the lid, and layer the rice with the onion, cashew and raisin mixture, along with the saffron milk and fresh cilantro and mint. Cover with the lid.
  8. Preheat oven (or BBQ) to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake (otherwise known as ‘dum’) the Biriyani for an additional 15 minutes. 

 

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M&K’s Mini Noble Premium Bison Eggrolls

Makes 34-36 mini egg rolls 
Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 10 minutes 
Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes 

Ingredients
1 226g (8oz) Inside Round Noble Premium Bison Steak
1 tbsp (15ml) soy sauce
1 tbsp (15ml) rice vinegar 
1 tbsp (15ml) Hoisin sauce
1 tsp (5ml) sriracha 
1 tsp (5ml) sesame oil 
1 tsp (5ml) grated ginger
Juice of half a lime
1 clove garlic, minced 
2 cups (500ml) savoy cabbage, finely chopped
2 carrot, finely chopped
3 green onions, sliced 
1 400g package of wonton wrappers 
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Directions:

Finely chop the bison steak into very small pieces. In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce, sriracha, sesame oil, grated ginger and lime juice. Add the bison, and toss to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour (if you have time, overnight would be ideal!). Heat a sauce pan over medium high heat. Add the bison mixture and cook until the liquid is evaporated, about 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, and cook an additional 5 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool slightly before filling. Take a wonton wrapper and put it on a cutting board with a point facing you (from your view, it should look like a diamond shape, not a square). Dip your finger in the oil, and run it all along the edges of the wonton wrapper. Place a teaspoon of the filling in the centre. Fold each side in, like a burrito. Then fold the bottom up to the top, ensuring you’re folding as tightly as possible. Set your air fryer to air crisp, and air crisp for 10 minutes, flipping halfway. Serve with your favourite

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M&K’s Peameal Pickle Pops

Makes 24 pops
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Grill Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes 

Ingredients
1 pizza dough, cut into 24 pieces 
1lb peameal bacon, cut into 4 pieces (24 pieces total)
2 tbsp BBQ rub
24 1/2 inch pieces of cheddar cheese 
24 dill pickle slices  
1 egg, whisked with 2 tbsp water
Everything bagel seasoning 

Directions:

Preheat grill to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and place peameal bacon on it. Sprinkle with BBQ rub. Grill over indirect heat for 10-12 minutes, until fully cooked. Allow to cool. Take one of the pieces of dough, and stretch it out as if you were making a tiny pizza. Stack a piece of peameal with a pickle, and a piece of cheese. Fold the edges over, pressing them together on top to seal the pop. Place face down on parchment lined cookie sheet. Continue with all of the pops. Brush them with egg wash, and sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning. Grill over indirect heat (still at 375 degrees F) for 20 minutes. Flip, and continue cooking for another 3 minutes. Spear each pop with a decorate skewer. Serve with your favourite dip (i.e. ranch, Cesar, etc). 

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M&K’s Raspberry Pepsi Korean Short Ribs

Makes 10 ribs and 2 cups of sauce 
Prep Time: 25 minutes 
Grill Time: 8 minutes 
Total Time: 28 minutes 

Ingredients
2lb Korean short ribs 
BBQ rub

For the  Raspberry Pepsi BBQ sauce:
2 tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 
1 cup ketchup 

Directions:

Sprinkle BBQ rub (as liberally as you’d like!) on both sides of the ribs. To make the sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium high heat. When the butter is browned, add the onion and stir. Then add remaining ingredients and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often. Allow the sauce to cool a bit before blending until smooth. Add wood chips to Ninja, and set it to the GRILL function. Press the Woodfire Flavour button. Add 20 minutes on the clock (just to give yourself extra time). When it says add food, grill the ribs for 4 minutes per side. Before flipping, brush on BBQ sauce. 

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M&K’s Mini Western Pulled Pork Quiches

Makes 15 quiche 
Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Grill Time: 25-30 minutes 
Total Time: 35-40 minutes 

Ingredients
15 mini tart shells 
1 cup pulled pork 
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1 jalapeño pepper, finely diced 
2 green onions, finely diced
6 eggs 
2/3 cup heavy cream
2 tsp BBQ rub 
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated 

Directions:

Divide the pulled pork, peppers, and onions among the mini tart shells. In a pitcher, whisk the eggs with the cream and BBQ rub. Gently pour into the tart shells, being careful not to overflow them. Top with cheddar cheese. Grill in a 375 degree preheated grill, over indirect heat.

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M&K’s Classic Italian Wedding Soup

Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time:  approximately 1 hour 
Total Time: approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes 

Ingredients
For the meatballs:
1/2 lb ground pork
1/2 lb ground beef 
1 egg
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 
1/4 cup breadcrumbs 
1 tsp oregano 
1 tbsp BBQ rub
2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced 

For the soup:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 carrot, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic
900ml vegetable stock 
2 bay leaves 
250g frozen spinach 
1/2 cup acini di Pepe pasta 
Salt and pepper to taste 
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
More Parmesan, for serving 

Directions:

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the meatballs. Form into teeny tiny meatballs, the size of a Lima bean. Place the meatballs on a parchment-lined grill pan or baking sheet. Grill in a 375 degree Fahrenheit degree grill (or oven) for 20 minutes, until nicely browned. Meanwhile, add the oil, onion, celery, carrot and garlic to a pot, and cook for 10 minutes. Add the meatballs, bay leaves, and stock and cook for 40 minutes. Then add the spinach and pasta, and continue to cook for 5 additional minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley and additional cheese. 

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M&K’s Noble Premium Bison & Pistachio Terrine

Makes 1 4.5-inch terrine 
Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Grill (or bake) Time: 60 minutes 
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes (plus 3-4 hours cooling time)

Ingredients
1 226g (8oz) package Lean Ground Noble Premium Bison 
100g prosciutto
1/4 cup (60ml) roasted and salted pistachios 
3-4 slices bacon, finely chopped 
1/8 tsp (0.5ml) smoked paprika 
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) salt 
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) dried thyme leaves 
1/2 tbsp (7.5ml) fresh rosemary, chopped 
1 clove garlic, finely minced 
Black pepper to taste 

Directions:

Wrap the outside of a 4.5 inch pan with aluminum foil. Layer the slices of prosciutto inside the pan, overlapping one another, and extending beyond the pan. Allow the prosciutto to hang down the sides of the pan (it will be used to cover the meat mixture). In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients, and mix well.  Place a small amount of the mixture into the pan, pressing down to ensure there are no air pockets. Continue to add the mixture, while pressing down, until you reach the top of the pan, and all of the meat mixture is inside. Cover the mixture with the overhanging prosciutto. Press firmly. Cover the top with aluminum foil, ensuring there’s a tight seal around the pan. Place the pan in a baking pan, and fill the pan with water until it reaches halfway up the springform pan. Preheat grill (or oven) to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow the terrine to cook for 60 minutes. Remove from the grill (or oven), and allow to rest for 30 minutes, before removing the foil. Carefully remove the terrine from the springform pan, and allow to cool to room temperature on a cooling rack. Once the terrine has cooled to room temperature, cover and continue to chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours. Cut into wedges and serve on a charcuterie board along with pickles, mustard, and spicy onions 

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M&K’s Chilean Cazuela

Makes 6 servings 
Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Grill Time: 1 hour 
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes 

Ingredients
2 tbsp butter
3 cups pulled pork 
2 carrots, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
2 onions, chopped
1 red potato, chopped
2 cups butternut squash, cut into cubes 
1 can corn
1 cup frozen green beans 
2 sweet bell peppers
1 tsp oregano
2 tbsp BBQ rub 
2 bay leaves 
1 tsp cumin 
1 tsp chipotle chili powder 
Water to cover 

Directions:

Melt butter in a large Dutch oven, and add pork and onions. Cook for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, and add enough water to cover. Place the lid on, and grill over direct, high heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve with cilantro (optional). 

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M&K’s Halloween Crab RanGhouls

Makes 24 rangouls 
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Grill Time: 15 minutes 
Total Time: 25 minutes 

Ingredients
1 8oz package cream cheese 
120g chunk crab meat
1/4 cup sour cream
A few dashes hot sauce
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Worcestershire
Your favourite BBQ rub, to taste 
2 green onions, finely chopped 
1/2 cup black olives (for eyes)
200g wonton wrappers 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients, except for the wrappers and the black olives, in a bowl and mix well. Place wonton wrappers in each space of a mini muffin tin. Spoon filling into each wonton. Top with two black olives for eyes. Set grill to the ROAST function. Place in grill and allow to cook for 15 minutes, removing from the muffin tray halfway through, in order to crisp up the bottom. 

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M&K’s Noble Premium Individual Bison Wellingtons

Makes 4 wellingtons 
Prep time: 20 minutes 
Grill time: 45 minutes to 1 hour 
Total time: 65-80 minutes 

Ingredients
For the bison patties:
2 x 226g package lean ground Noble Premium Bison 
1 egg
1 tsp (5ml) Dijon mustard
1 tsp (5ml) prepared horseradish 
1/4 cup (60ml) seasoned bread crumbs 
1 tsp (5ml) onion powder
1 tsp (5ml) garlic powder
2 tsp (10ml) dried parsley 
1 tsp (5ml) Worcestershire sauce 
Salt and pepper to taste 

For the duxelles:
226g cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
4-6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp (5ml) dried thyme
2 tbsp (30ml) butter
2 tbsp (30ml) Canadian Whiskey 
Salt and pepper to taste 

450g (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry 
1 egg, whisked with 1 tbsp water 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients for the bison patties and set aside. For the duxelles, add mushrooms, garlic and onion to a food processor, and process until finely minced. Melt butter in a pan over medium high heat, and add the mushroom mixture. Add the thyme, and season with salt and pepper. Allow the mixture to cook for 5-6 minutes, until most of the moisture is evaporated, and the bottom of the pan is starting to brown. Add the whiskey, and allow to cook for another minute. Remove from heat, and allow to cool completely. Roll out puff pastry sheets, and cut each into four equal squares (you will have eight squares total). Divide the bison into four equal patties, and form into a slight cylinder shape. Place one patty on four of the squares of puff pastry. Divide the duxelles into four portions. Spoon evenly over each bison patty, and use your fingers to mould the mushroom mixture around the bison, creating a thin, even layer on top. Brush egg wash around each patty. Top with remaining squares of puff pastry, and use a decorative design to tightly seal the pastry. Cut a small slit in the top for steam to escape. 
Preheat grill (or oven) to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place Wellingtons on a parchment-lined baking tray, and grill over indirect heat (or in an oven) for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until golden browned. 

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M&K’s Griddle Meatball Subs

Makes 4-6 subs 

Ingredients
4-6 sub buns 
2 cups marinara sauce 
1/2 lb Halenda’s ground beef 
1/2 lb Halenda’s ground pork
1 egg
1 tsp dried oregano
3/4-1 cup seasoned panko breadcrumbs
1 medium onion, finely diced 
4-6 cloves garlic, finely minced 
2 tbsp dried parsley
2 tbsp BBQ rub 
2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated 
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 
1/2 cup butter, softened 
Fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix together beef, pork, onion, garlic and spices. Form into meatballs, large or small, depending on your preference. Preheat griddle to medium high heat. Griddle meatballs, turning to brown on all sides, for about 20 minutes, or until lightly darkened on each side. Add the cheese, and allow to melt. Remove from griddle. Melt butter on griddle, and add the buns, open side facing down. Griddle until nicely browned, about 2-3 minutes. Spoon some of the sauce on each sub bun. Top with the cheesy meatballs. If desired, top with more sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley. 

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M&K’s Smoked Venison Neck Roast

Makes one neck roast (serves 4-6)

Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Smoke Time: 3-4 hours 
Total Time: 3-4 hours 10 minutes 

Ingredients
1 venison neck roast (large or small!)
Yellow mustard  BBQ rub (preferably one for beef or large game

Directions:

Coat the neck roast in yellow mustard. Sprinkle enough BBQ rub to cover liberally, ensuring you get in all the nooks and crannies! Set your WoodFire to smoke, and make sure the hopper is filled with pellets. Add the neck roast, and smoke until it easily pulls apart, between 3.5-4 hours depending on the size. 

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M&K's Noble Premium Bison & Beer Chili

Makes 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes 
Grill Time: 1 hour 
Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes 

Ingredients
2 tbsp (15ml) olive oil 
2 x 226g package Lead Ground Noble Premium Bison 
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped 
4-6 cloves garlic, finely minced 
1 jalapeño, finely minced (optional)
1 tsp (5ml) cumin
1 tsp (5ml) smoked paprika 
1 tsp (5ml) chili powder 
2 tsp (10ml) BBQ rub
2 bay leaves 
1 bottle of your favourite beer 
1 540 ml (9 oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed 
1 796 ml (28oz can of crushed tomatoes 
2 tbsp (15ml) tomato paste 
1/2 cup (125ml) frozen corn
1/4 cup (60ml) BBQ sauce 
2 tsp (5ml) Worcestershire sauce 
Salt & pepper to taste 

Directions:

Heat a dutch oven over medium high heat. Add olive oil, and bison, and cook until browned - about 10 minutes. Add onion, peppers, garlic, and spices. Allow to cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add the beer, and cook for another 5 minutes. Then add remaining ingredients, cover and grill in a preheated 375-400 degree grill (or oven) for 45 minutes to one hour. Remove lid and reduce to desired consistency. Remove bay leaves, and serve. Optional toppings: sour cream, cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese. 

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M&K Halenda’s Canadian Bacon BLT Pizza

Makes 1 pizza
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Grill Time: 25-30 minutes 
Total Time: 35-40 minutes 

Ingredients
1 frozen pizza dough, thawed 
1/4 cup ranch
3 cups mild cheddar cheese 
3 cups Halenda’s peameal bacon, cooked and cubed 
1 cup iceberg lettuce, finely sliced 
1 large tomato, finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped 
Salt and pepper to taste 

Directions:

Line a baking sheet with foil and parchment paper. Lightly oil with olive oil. Spread dough out to cover the tray. Top with the ranch, and use the back of a spoon to spread it out across the dough. Top with 2 cups of cheese, and then the peameal bacon. Top with remaining cup of cheese. This will act as a ‘glue’ to hold the bacon from falling off! Preheat grill to 350 degrees. Grill the pizza over indirect heat for 25-30 minutes, until nicely golden browned. Allow to cool slightly before topping with lettuce, tomato and onion. Salt and pepper to taste. 

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M&K Noble Premium Bison Bánh Mì

Serves 2

Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Grill Time: 11-13 minutes 
Total Time: 21-23 minutes 

Ingredients
2 crusty buns 
1 226g (8oz) lean ground Noble Premium Bison
1 tbsp (15ml) vegetable oil 
3-4 cloves garlic, minced 
1 tsp (5ml) sriracha
1 tsp (5ml) tamari
1 tsp (5ml) lemongrass paste
1/4 tsp (1ml) fish sauce 
1 tsp (5ml) honey
1 tsp (5ml) rice vinegar
1/4 tsp (1ml) Chinese 5-spice powder

For serving:
Pickled carrot, daikon radish (or substitute regular radish) and red onion
cilantro
Red Thai chilies, optional
spicy mayo

Directions:

Heat a cast iron skillet in a grill set to medium high heat - approximately 400-450 degrees. Add the oil, and the bison. Use a wooden spoon to break apart the bison. Cook for 10 minutes, with the lid down. Stir occasionally. Add the remaining ingredients, and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Slice buns and add mayo to each side. Divide the bison evenly among two buns. Top with pickled vegetables, cilantro and red chiles, if desired. 

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M&K Grilled Spanikobassa Pinwheels

Makes 24

Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Grill Time: 30 minutes 
Total Time: 40 minutes 

Ingredients
450g package frozen puff pastry, thawed 
300g chopped frozen spinach
3 tbsp olive oil 
250g Halenda’s Kolbassa, finely chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, finely minced 
Zest and juice of one lemon 
1 tsp dried oregano
2 eggs
200g feta cheese, crumbled 
Salt and pepper to taste 

Directions:

Heat a cast iron skillet on the grill over medium high heat. Add olive oil, onions and kobassa, and cook for 8-10 minutes. Add the garlic and oregano and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and add the lemon zest and juice. Allow the filling to cool completely before adding the feta cheese and eggs. Season to taste. Spread filling evenly on the puff pastry. Roll into a log, and use a sharp knife to slice into 24 pinwheels. Preheat grill to 375 degrees. Place pinwheels on a parchment lined baking tray, and grill over indirect heat for 25-30 minutes, until nicely browned. 

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M&K Country ‘Fried’ Noble Premium Bison with Gravy

Serves 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Griddle Time: 10 minutes 
Total Time: 25 minutes 

Ingredients
2 x 226g (8oz) inside round Noble Premium Bison steaks
2 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp milk
1 cup all purpose flour 
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp onion powder 
Black pepper to taste 

For the gravy:
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 large onion, chopped 
1/4 cup flour 
2 cups milk
Black pepper to taste
1/4 tsp garlic powder 
Chives, for garnish 

Directions:

In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes, until the onions are starting to get browned on the edges. Add the flour, and cook for another minute. Add remaining ingredients. Turn heat to low, and continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes. 
In a shallow bowl, combine the egg with the milk. Season to taste. In a separate shallow bowl, combine the flour with spices. Using a meat mallet, pound the steaks to 1/4 inch thickness. Pro Tip: if you don’t have a meat mallet, drape plastic wrap over the steaks and use a rolling pin! 
Start with dipping the steaks in the flour. Then the egg wash, then the flour again. Preheat griddle to medium high heat. Grease the griddle with a small amount of butter and oil. Fry the steaks on the griddle for 3-5 minutes per side, until nicely browned. Serve immediately, with the gravy on top. Garnish the finely chopped chives. 

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M&K Grilled Sausage & Pepper Baguettes

Makes 1 baguette
Prep time: 10 minutes 
Grill Time: 13-15 minutes
Total Time: 23-25 minutes 

 

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
2 sweet bell peppers, sliced 
1 large yellow onions, sliced 
BBQ rub to taste 
1 large baguette 
4-5 sausages
4 slices of havarti cheese 

Directions:

In a frying pan over medium high heat, sauté onions and peppers until fully cooked and lightly browned. Season with BBQ rub to taste. Remove from heat and set aside. Remove sausages from their casings, and set aside. 
Slice the top of the baguette. Hollow out the bottom half, trying to remove as much of the bread as possible. Put the peppers and onions in the bottom of the bread, followed by the cheese. Take a sausage and flatten it out as much as possible. Smear it across the top of the baguette, and try to smear it into the sides of the bread as much as possible. This will ensure that everything holds together on the grill. Preheat grill to high heat - 475-450 degrees. Once the grill is preheated, flip the baguette onto the grill in one swift motion, so the sausage is facing down on the grill grates. Allow to cook for until the sausage is nicely browned, and it pulls away from the grill - about 7-8 minutes. Flip, and transfer the baguette to indirect heat. With the lid down, allow the baguette to continue crisping up for 5 more minutes. Remove from grill. Allow to cool slightly before cutting into thick slices. 

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M&K Hot & Fast Blueberry Smoked DuBreton Pork Ribs

Prep time: 20 minutes 
Smoke time: 3.5 hours
Total time: Approximately 2 hours 

Ingredients
4 racks DuBreton Organic Pork Ribs
1/2 cup (125ml) mustard 
BBQ rub, enough to generously coat each rack
3/4 cup (190ml) butter, cut into small cubes 
1/2 cup (125ml) grape juice, for spritzing

Blueberry BBQ Sauce:
1 cup (250ml) frozen blueberries, thawed
3/4 (190ml) cup ketchup
1/2 cup (125ml) apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp (30ml) Worcestershire sauce 
1 tbsp (15ml) maple syrup 
1 tsp (5ml) onion powder
1 tsp (5ml) garlic powder
1 tsp (5ml) chipotle chili powder 
Cracked black pepper to taste 

Directions:

First, combine all ingredients for the BBQ sauce in a small saucepan.
Simmer on low for 15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before blending into a smooth, rich sauce. Set aside. 
Use a paper towel to remove the thin membrane from the underside of each rack of ribs. Generously coat all racks in the mustard. Sprinkle on BBQ rub, ensuring the racks and well coated on the top and underside.
Preheat grill or smoker to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Choose a fruit wood (or pellets) like apple or peach for smoking the ribs. Smoke ribs over indirect heat for 1.5 hours. Spritz each rack with grape juice. Remove each rack from the grill, and place each one on their own piece of butcher paper. Top with a few cubes of butter. Spritz again, and wrap them up. Place each wrapped rack back on the smoker, with the folded side underneath, for another 1.5 hours. Remove all racks from the butcher paper and return them to the grill. Brush on some of the blueberry BBQ sauce, and continue smoking for another 15 minutes. Brush some more on, and smoke again for an additional 15 minutes. Finally, pull them off and rest the racks for 10 minutes before serving. 

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M&K Griddle Noble Premium Bison Crunch-Wrap Supreme

Makes two crunch wraps 

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Griddle Time: 4-6 minutes 
Total Time: 19-21 minutes 

Ingredients
226g (89oz) lean ground Noble Premium Bison
1 small red onion, finely chopped 
1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil
1 tsp (5ml) chili powder
1 tsp (5ml) garlic powder 
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) cumin
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) chipotle chili powder 

4 burrito-sized tortillas 
1 small tomato, finely chopped 
1 cup (250ml) corn chips 
1/3 cup (80ml) salsa con queso
1/2 cup (125ml) shredder cheddar cheese 
1/2 cup (125ml) shredded iceberg lettuce 

Directions:

Heat a small frying pan over medium high heat. Warm the oil, and add the onion, bison and spices. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until all moisture is evaporated and the bison is lightly browned.
Take 2 of the tortillas, and place a small bowl in the centres. Use the bowl to trace around and cut the tortilla into two small tortillas (reserve the scraps to make cinnamon sugar tortilla chips!). Place the remaining two tortillas on a cutting board, and divide the bison in the centre of each one. Top with the queso, followed by the corn chips, then the sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, and finally the cheese. Top with the small tortilla cut-out. Tightly fold the edges around the centre, creating pleats. Preheat griddle to high heat and oil lightly. Place the wraps seam side down and griddle for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. 

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M&K Reverse-Seared Deconstructed Noble Premium Bison Caesar Salad

Serves 2

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Grill Time: 20-30 minutes 
Total Time: 35-45 minutes 

Ingredients
For the Caesar dressing: 
½ cup (125ml) mayonnaise 
2-3 anchovy fillets
2 cloves garlic 
1 tbsp (15ml) Dijon mustard
1 tbsp (15ml) lemon juice 
1 tbsp (15ml) capers
1 tsp (5ml) Worcestershire sauce 
¼ cup (60ml) Parmesan cheese 
Pepper to taste 

1 8oz (226g) Noble Premium Bison Steak (Ribeye, Striploin or Top Sirloin)
1 head of romaine lettuce, with the bottom cut off, washed and dried 
¼ cup (60ml) Parmesan cheese, shredded 
¼ of a baguette, thinly sliced and grilled 
1 small shallot, finely sliced 
Lemon wedges and capers, for garnish 

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients for the dressing into a blender. Blend until smooth. Set aside.

Set up your grill for indirect cooking – with a hot side, and a cool side. Adjust your dampers so that the temperature of your grill is hovering just above 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Pat the steak with a paper towel to absorb moisture. Season on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the steak on the cool side of the grill, and shut the lid. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak. If you like your steak medium rare, pull it off at rare (120 degrees Fahrenheit) as it will continue to climb in temperature when you sear it. Once it reaches your desired internal temperature, throw it directly on the coals for a few seconds per side, until you get a nice, crusty brown exterior. Allow to rest before slicing.
To assemble the salad, place romaine leaves on a wooden board, and top with remaining ingredients, finishing with the sliced steak. Drizzle some of the dressing on top. 

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M&K’s Tarps Off’ Chicken & Bacon Grilled Cheese with BBQ Ranch

Makes: 4 slices

Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Griddle Time: 20 minutes 
Total Time: 30 minutes 

Ingredients
Half a French loaf, cut into 4 thick slices 
Butter (for spreading on the griddle)
1 onion, finely sliced 
1 large chicken breast, cut into small cubes
1/2 lb bacon, chopped
2 cups cheddar cheese 
BBQ rub

For the BBQ Ranch:
1 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning 
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce 

Directions:

Preheat griddle to medium high heat on all burners. Start with cooking the bacon until lightly golden, then add the chicken and onions. Sprinkle with BBQ rub. Griddle until golden browned - about 10-15 minutes. Using a cold block of butter, smear the block across the surface of the left side of the bacon and chicken mixture. Add the slices of bread, and griddle until lightly browned, about  5 minutes per side. Turn off burners under bread, and bacon and chicken mixture. Add the cheese to the griddle on the bare right side, in 4 separate piles. Divide the chicken and bacon mixture over top each pile of cheese, followed by a slice of the bread. When the cheese is dark on the edges, push the bread down and flip it over onto a plate. As the cheese cools, it’ll harden slightly and become incredibly crunchy, and delicious! Combine all ingredients for the BBQ ranch, and serve on the side for dipping! 

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M&K Cast Iron Noble Premium Bison & Swiss Chard Focaccia

Makes 1 focaccia 
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Grill Time: 40-50 minutes 
Total Time: 50-60 minutes 

Ingredients:
1 store bought pizza dough 
1 226g (8 oz) package Noble Premium Bison Cubes 
1/4 cup olive oil (60ml)
9-10 cloves garlic, minced 
1 small onion, finely chopped 
2 cups fresh Swiss chard, finely chopped (500ml)
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (30ml)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp red chiles (5ml)
1 cup mozzarella cheese (250ml)
Chopped chives, for garnish 

Directions:

In a medium sized bowl, pour balsamic vinegar over bison, along with red chiles. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow to marinade for at least an hour. In a pan over medium high, heat olive oil. Add onions, garlic, and Swiss chard. Cook until fragrant - about 5-7 minutes. Add bison cubes, and continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes. Lightly oil a cast iron skillet with olive oil. Spread pizza dough out in cast iron skillet. Allow to rest for 15 minutes. Re-stretch the dough, making sure to press your finger tips into the dough to create indentations all across the surface of the dough. Top with cheese. Top with bison swiss chard mixture. Preheat grill to 450 degrees. Place skillet over indirect heat, and close the lid. Allow the pizza to grill for 40-45 minutes until nicely browned. Allow to cool, and top with chives. 

 

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M&K Noble Premium Bison Stuffed Summer Pattypan Squash

Makes 10-12 pattypan squash 
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Grill Time: 30-35 minutes 
Total Time: 40-45 minutes 

Ingredients:
10-12 small pattypan squash 
1 226g (8oz) package of lean ground Noble Premium Bison 
1 egg 
1/4 cup (60ml) seasoned breadcrumbs 
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) onion powder
1/4 tsp (1ml) dried oregano
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) paprika 
2 tbsp (30ml) fresh basil, finely chopped 
2-3 cloves garlic, minced 
2 tbsp (30ml) grated Parmesan cheese 
Salt and pepper to taste 

Finely chopped parsley, for garnish 
Marinara sauce, for serving

Directions:

Using a melon baller, hollow out the inside of each squash. Set aside. 
In a medium sized bowl, combine all remaining ingredients. Form a small meatball, and place inside each squash. Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Over indirect heat, grill squash for 30-35 minutes, until the bison is nicely browned. To serve, place a small amount of marinara sauce on the bottom of the plate. Top with squash. Garnish with parsley. 

 

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M&K Pittsburgh BBQ Chipped Ham & Onion Pierogis

Serves 3-4 

Ingredients:
3-4 tbsp butter or olive oil
1 lb chipped ham
BBQ sauce:
1 cup ketchup 
1/4 cup relish 
2 tsp apple cider vinegar 
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp onion powder 
1/2 tsp paprika 
1 tsp BBQ Rub (we used Uncle Steve’s Gator Shake)
1 815g package frozen cheddar bacon pierogi (or fresh if you can find them!)
3-4 large onions, finely sliced
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated 
Green onions, for garnish 

Directions:

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients for the BBQ sauce. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes. 
Preheat all burners of griddle to medium high heat. Melt butter (or olive oil) and brush across the surface of the griddle. Place onions, pierogi and ham in three separate areas of the griddle. This allows you to control each item, as they all will have different cook times. Sprinkle some BBQ rub on the pierogi, and onions. Using tongs, break up the ham as much as possible. Griddle until lightly browned - about 10 minutes. Add sauce. Turn burners below ham off while the pierogi continue to cook. Stir onions occasionally until golden browned. Cook pierogi until lightly browned on each side - about 6-7 minutes per side. Add cheese. To serve - place some of the pierogi in a bowl. Top with some of the onions, and the ham. Garnish with green onions. 

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M&K Canadian Bacon & Caramelized Onion Monte Cristos

Makes 4 sandwiches 

Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Griddle time: 25-30 minutes 
Total Time: 35-40 minutes 

Ingredients:
8 slices of brioche bread
3 onions, sliced
4 thick slices of peameal bacon, cubed
BBQ rub to taste 
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 
5 tbsp butter
4 slices pepper jack cheese 
2 eggs
1/2 cup 18% cream
1 tsp BBQ rub 
Green onions, for garnish 

Directions:

Preheat griddle to medium heat. Melt a tbsp or two of butter across the surface of the griddle. Cook onions for 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly before adding the peameal. Continue cooking (and stirring) for another 10 minutes. Add BBQ rub and balsamic vinegar. Remove from griddle, and allow to cool slightly. Butter all insides of the bread (this will help to keep the sandwich together when it’s being dipped in the custard mixture! Place a slice of cheese on half the slices of bread. Divide the onion/bacon mixture on top of the cheese for all sandwiches. Seal with other side of the bread. In a shallow pan, whisk the eggs with the cream and the BBQ rub. Quickly dip each sandwich, and place on the griddle. Griddle until lightly browned - approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Garnish with green onions, and serve with Canadian maple syrup. 

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M&K Flattop Korean BBQ Noble Premium Bison

Serves 2-3
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Griddle Time: 15-17 minutes 
Total Time: 25-27 minutes 

Ingredients:
226g 8oz Noble Premium Bison Steak Cubes
227g cremini mushrooms, chopped 
1/2 a small onion, finely sliced 
2 tbsp (30ml) vegetable oil 

For the Korean BBQ marinade:
1/2 an Asian pear, cored, and chopped
1/2 a small onion
3-4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup (125ml) soy sauce (low sodium, if preferred) 
1 tbsp (15ml) rice vinegar
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled 
2 tsp (10ml) sesame oil
2 tsp (10ml) sriracha 
2 tbsp (30ml) honey
1 tbsp (5ml) balsamic vinegar 

1 tbsp sesame seeds, for serving 
2 cups cooked rice, for serving 
Green onion for garnish 

Directions:

To make the marinade, combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour over onion and bison. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour, but preferably overnight. 

Preheat griddle to medium high heat. Spread oil on top of griddle. Cook mushrooms until golden browned - about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove bison and onions from the marinade, and onto the griddle with the mushrooms. Stirring consistently, griddle for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Add the marinade to the griddle, little by little until most of the liquid is evaporated - another 5-7 minutes. Serve over rice, garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. 

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M&K Mini Gochujang Noble Premium Bison Burgers with Kimchi Mayo & Rainbow Slaw

Makes 4 mini burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Grill Time: 4-6 minutes
Total Time: 14-16 minutes

Ingredients

For the burgers:
226g (8oz) lean ground Noble Premium Bison 
1 green onion, finely minced
1 tsp (5ml) fresh ginger, grated 
1 tsp (5ml) toasted sesame oil
1 tsp (5ml) gochugaru paste 
1 clove garlic, minced 
1/4 cup (60ml) seasoned panko bread crumbs 
1 tsp (5ml) tamari 
1 egg 

For the slaw:
1 mini sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
1 mini sweet yellow pepper, thinly sliced
1 mini sweet orange pepper, thinly sliced 
1/4 cup (60ml) thinly sliced cucumber
Half a small red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup (60ml) fresh cilantro, chopped
Juice of one lime
1 tsp (5ml) honey
1 tsp (5ml) toasted sesame oil 
Salt and pepper to taste 

For the mayo:
2 tbsp (30ml) kimchi, finely chopped
1/4 cup (60ml) mayo 
Sesame seed mini slider buns, for serving 

Directions:

Combine ingredients for the coleslaw in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to assemble burgers. In a medium-sized bowl, add all ingredients for the burgers, lightly mixing until just combined. Form into four small patties. Pro Tip: Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes while the grill preheats to be able to transfer them onto the grill easier! Preheat grill to high heat (between 450-475 degrees Fahrenheit). Ensure the grill preheats for at least 10 minutes so the burgers don’t stick. Grill over direct heat for 2-3 minutes per side. While the burgers are resting (for a couple minutes), combine the kimchi and mayo. To assemble, toast buns and spread some of the mayo on both sides. Add one of the patties and as much of the coleslaw as you can fit on top! Finish with the top of the bun, and you’ve got the perfect summertime hand-held treat 

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M&K’s Jammin’ Jerk Noble Premium Bison & Pineapple Skewers

Makes 4 large skewers 
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Grill Time: 3-4 minutes 
Total time: 13-14 minutes 

Ingredients

For the jerk rub:
1 tsp (5ml) garlic powder
1 tsp (5ml) dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) onion powder
1 tsp (5ml) coconut sugar 
1/4 tsp (1ml) cayenne pepper 
1/8 tsp (0.5ml) ground ginger 
1/8 tsp (0.5ml) allspice 
1/8 tsp (0.5ml) ground cloves
1/8 tsp (0.5ml) smoked paprika
1/8 tsp (0.5ml) nutmeg 
1/4 tsp (1ml) salt (more or less to taste)
1/4 tsp (1ml) red chili flakes (more or less to taste)
Black pepper to taste 

1 x 226g package Noble Premium Bison Steak Cubes
2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil 
Zest and juice of two limes 
2 jalapeño peppers, cut into half-inch pieces (or green bell pepper for a less spicy option!)
Half a red bell pepper, cut into half-inch pieces
1/2 red onion, cut into half inch pieces 
1 cup (250ml) fresh pineapple, chopped into half-inch pieces 
1/2 cup (125ml) chopped cilantro, for garnish 

Directions:

Preheat grill to HIGH heat - between 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure you allow the grill to preheat for at least 10 minutes. This will ensure our kebabs won’t stick to the grill. In the meantime, combine all spices for the jerk rub. Add remaining ingredients into a large bowl, and toss well to ensure all the meat and vegetables are coated evenly in the rub. Cover, and allow to marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Using metal skewers, skewer on the vegetables and meat, alternating between the different colours as you please. Grill over direct heat for 3-4 minutes per side. Top with chopped cilantro. 

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M&K’s Noble Premium Bison & Onion Smash Burgers with Wild Morels

Makes 2 double smash burgers 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Grill Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes 

Ingredients

2 x 226g packages lean ground Noble Premium Bison
4 white onions, cut into thin rings
Salt and pepper
2 slices your favourite Ontario Cheese (we used a peppery cheddar from Prince Edward County)
1/2 cup (125ml) fresh morel mushrooms (or 1/4 cup dried)
1 tbsp (15ml) butter
2 brioche buns
Fresh pea shoots 

Truffle mayo:
1/4 cup mayonnaise 
1 tsp truffle powder (or truffle oil)
1/2 tsp onion powder 

Directions:

 Form bison into four equal balls. Set aside. Sauté morels over medium high heat in the butter until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. 

Preheat grill to high heat - between 450-500 degrees F. Use a flat top plate insert, and ensure it’s preheated for at least 10 minutes before beginning to cook. This is what will give us a nice brown crusty exterior to our patties. Oil the surface of the flattop. Cook onions with the lid down until lightly browned - about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Arrange onions in four equal mounds. Place one bison ball over top of each mound. Using a flat press, press into each bison ball, getting them as flat as you can. Season with salt and pepper. Allow bison to brown on one side for about 5 minutes. Flip, season with salt and pepper and cook for another 5 minutes. Place a slice of cheese on two of the burgers, and allow to melt. Remove all burgers from the heat. 

To serve: spread some of the truffle mayo on both sides of the bun. Place one of the bison patties with cheese on the bottom, followed by a bison patty without cheese, sandwiching the cheese in the centre of the patties. Top with half the buttery morel mushrooms. Top with some spring pea shoots for a little crunch and freshness.  

 

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M&K’s Reverse-Marinated Chili Lime Noble Premium Bison Steak & Warm Pea & Asparagus Salad

Serves 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Grill Time: 5-6 minutes 
Total Time: 20-21 minutes 

Ingredients

1 226g (8oz) Noble Premium Bison Top Sirloin Steak
1 tsp (5ml) olive oil 
Salt and pepper to taste 

For the Reverse Marinade:
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup (60ml) lime juice
1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil 
1 tsp (5ml) Dijon mustard
1 tsp (5ml) maple syrup 
1 clove garlic, finely minced 
1/4-1/2 tsp (1ml-2.5ml) red flakes, depending on your heat preference 
Salt and pepper to taste 

For the Pea & Asparagus Salad:
1 bunch asparagus, with the ends trimmed off
1/4 cup (60ml) fresh peas
1/4 cup (60ml) feta cheese 
1/4 cup (60ml) walnuts, chopped
2 tbsp (30ml) chopped fresh mint
1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil
1 tbsp (15ml) white balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste 
Handful of arugula 
For serving: amaranth, rice, or quinoa (optional)

Directions:

Preheat grill to high heat - about 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit. Ensure you allow the grill to preheat for 10-12 minutes to ensure your food will not stick to the grill. 
Meanwhile, to make the reverse marinade, whisk together all ingredients in a shallow bowl. Set aside. 
To make the salad: In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients for the salad, except the asparagus. Now we’re ready to grill!
Oil the steak and season with salt and pepper to taste. Over direct heat, place the asparagus and bison steak on the grill. Do not touch the steak, but use grill tongs to continuously move the asparagus around while the steak cooks. Flip the steak after 4-5 minutes. Once the steak is flipped, remove the asparagus from the grill. Continue cooking the steak for another 1-2 minutes, or until your desired internal temperature is reached (130-135 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare). Remove from the grill, and rest for 10 minutes before slicing, and placing into the reverse marinade. Allow the meat to marinate until ready to serve. 
Roughly chop the asparagus and add it the rest of the salad ingredients. 
To serve, place some of the salad over a bed of your favourite rice/grain. Top it with some of the salad, and thin slices of the bison. Drizzle with some of the reverse marinade. 

 

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M&K’s Grilled Noble Premium Bison Kebabs with Tabbouleh Salad

Serves 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes 
Grill Time: 5-6 minutes 
Total Time: 25-26 minutes 

Ingredients

1 cup (250ml) dry quinoa 
2 cups (500ml) vegetable stock 
For the kebabs:
1 cup (250ml) cooked quinoa
226g (8oz) lean ground bison 
1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil
1 egg
3/4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) sumac powder
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) dried oregano
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) cumin powder
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) smoked paprika 
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) salt (or less, depending on your tastes)
Black pepper to taste

For the tabbouleh salad:
Remaining quinoa 
1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
2 mini cucumbers, finely chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 cup (125ml) red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup (125ml) fresh mint, finely minced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp (5ml) dried oregano
1/3 cup (80ml) lemon juice
1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil
1/2 cup (125ml) feta cheese, crumbled
Salt and pepper to taste 
To serve (optional): hummus, tzatziki, pickled turnip

Directions:

Combine the quinoa with the stock in a medium sized sauce pan. Cover and cook for 15-16 minutes over medium heat on low. Uncover, and allow to cool to room temperature. Measure out one cup of cooked quinoa in a medium sized bowl for the kebabs, and add the remaining quinoa to a large bowl for the tabbouleh salad. For the kebabs, combine all ingredients, and form into four equal portions. Form each kebab onto flat metal skewers. Use your hand to form the kebab along the skewer. Preheat grill to 475 degrees Fahrenheit. Grill kebabs over direct heat for 5-6 minutes per side. For the tabbouleh salad, add reminding ingredients over the cooked quinoa. Stir well, and season to taste. To serve, spoon some of the salad into a shallow bowl. Top with one of the skewers, and dollop on some hummus, tzatziki and a forkful of pickled turnip on the side! 

 

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M&K’s Raspberry Glazed Pulled Pork-Stuffed Meatballs

Makes: 8 large meatballs

Ingredients

For the meatballs
1lb beef
1 tsp bbq rub 
1 tbsp bbq sauce 
1/3 cup bread crumbs 
1 1/2 cups pulled pork 

Raspberry glaze:
2 tbsp raspberry jam 
2 tbsp ketchup 
1 tbsp soy 
1 tsp apple cider vinegar 

Directions:

In a bowl, combine ground beef with BBQ rub, sauce and bread crumbs. Mix to combine. Portion into 8 equal meatballs. Flatten each meatball into a disk, as if you were making a hamburger patty. Place a small amount of the pulled pork into the centre of the disk, and form the edges together around the pulled pork. Use your palms to re-roll the ball with the pulled pork inside. Whisk together all the ingredients for the glaze. Brush on each meatball. Preheat grill to 400 degrees F. Grill meatballs over indirect heat for 15 minutes. Brush the remaining sauce on top, and grill for an additional 15 minutes. 

 

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M&K’s Mini Pulled Pork Shepherds Pies

Makes: 14-16 mini shepherds pies

Ingredients

For the potato topping:
3-4 small yellow potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup butter 
1/4 cup half & half cream
Salt and pepper to taste 

For the vegetable layer:
1 341ml (12oz) can of corn
2 medium sized carrots, finely chopped 
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 tbsp butter
Salt and pepper to taste 

For the pulled pork filling:
1 large onion, finely chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced 
2 tbsp butter 
3 1/2 4 cups chopped pulled pork 
1 tbsp worchestershire 
2 tsp BBQ rub 
1/3 cup BBQ sauce 

200g puff pastry 

Directions:

For the potato mixture: boil potatoes and sweet potatoes in salted water until tender - about 15-20 minutes. Mash, add butter and season to taste. Set aside to cool before spooning into a freezer bag. Cut the tip of the corner for easy piping! 

For the vegetable layer:
Boil vegetables for 1-2 minutes. Drain. Add butter. Season to taste. 

For the pulled pork mixture: Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the pulled pork, and remaining ingredients. Cook for another minute or two. Set aside.

Roll out puff pastry and use a small cookie cutter to cut out 14-16 circles to fit the bottom of your silicone muffin tins. 

To assemble: place a puff pastry circle in the bottom of each muffin cup. Add a small amount of the pulled pork mixture, followed by the vegetable mixture. Pipe on the potato mixture in whichever way you’d like - we like to pretend we’re icing a savoury, delicious, BBQ cake! 

Preheat grill to 425-450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place shepherds pies on a tin foil lined baking tray for easy clean up. Place over indirect heat for 35-40 minutes, until the tops are slightly browned. 

 

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M&K’s Potatoes with the WORKS!

Serves: 4

Everything you love about a sausage on a bun...but in a potato instead!


Ingredients

4-5 baked potatoes
2 sausages, finely chopped
4 green onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp mustard 
1 tbsp ketchup
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated or finely chopped
2-3 pickles, finely chopped
1/2 cup sauerkraut
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste 
For garnish - sesame seeds (optional)

Directions:

Using a spoon, hollow out insides of potatoes into a bowl, being careful to leave the exterior intact. Mash the potato with a fork. Salt and pepper the insides of the hollowed out potatoes. Place potatoes onto a foil lined pan. Add all ingredients to potatoes, stir thoroughly. Spoon evenly into each potato half. Grill in a preheat 425-450 degree oven for 20 minutes. Top with sesame seeds for the TRUE ‘sausage on a bun’ experience! 

 

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M&K’s Mediterranean Noble Premium Bison Baguette Bennies

Makes: 4 bennies

Prep time: 20 minutes 
Cook/Grill Time: 15-16 minutes 
Total Time: 35-36 minutes 

Ingredients

For the bison breakfast sausage patties:
226g (8oz) lean ground Noble Premium Bison
1 egg
1 finely chopped shallot 
1 tsp (5ml) Worchestershire sauce 
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) dried oregano
1/4 tsp (1ml) smoked paprika
1/4 tsp (1ml) dried chilies 
Salt and pepper to taste 

For the sun dried tomato & caper hollandaise sauce:
3 egg yolks, at room temperature 
1 tbsp (15ml) lemon juice
1 tsp (5ml) dijon mustard
1 tsp (5ml) capers
2-3 sun dried tomatoes 
1/2 cup (125ml) butter, melted 

For serving
Thick-cut slices of toasted, buttered baguette
4 poached eggs 

Garlicky rapini, capers, thinly sliced sun dried tomatoes 

Directions:

In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the bison sausage patties. Form into four equal patties. Place each patty on a parchment lined baking sheet, pressing them to 1/4 inch in thickness. Pro tip: Place the tray in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the patties to firm up slightly, and make transferring them onto the grill easier! Preheat grill to 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit. Grill patties over direct heat until an internal temperature of 150-155 degrees Fahrenheit is achieved for medium well - approximately 5-6 minutes per side. 

To make the hollandaise
Add all ingredients except the melted butter to a blender, and blend on high for 15-20 seconds until fully blended. Then, with the blender on high speed, slowly add the melted butter, in a consistent, steady stream (carefully using the small opening in the blender lid). Blend for another 40-45 seconds. 

To serve, place a slice of baguette on a plate. Top with some rapini, one bison patty, one poached egg, a good dollop of the hollandaise, and garnish with a little more sun dried tomato and capers. Talk about Sunday brunch at its finest! 

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M&K’s Black & Blue Noble Premium Bison Poutine

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

3-4 medium sized yellow potatoes, cut into wedges
2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste 

For bison gravy:
1 tbsp (15ml) butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped 
226g lean ground Noble Premium Bison 
1 bay leaf 
1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire sauce 
1 tbsp (15ml) BBQ sauce 
1 cup (250ml) beef stock 
1 tbsp (15ml) corn starch mixed with 2 tbsp cold water
Salt and pepper to taste 

For the ‘black’ onions:
2 small yellow onions, quartered with the stems intact
1-2 tbsp (15-30ml) balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste 

1/4 cup (60ml) blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup (125ml) cheese curds 

To garnish (optional): balsamic glaze, chives, arugula sprouts

Directions:

To make the wedges, preheat oven (or grill) to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss potatoes with oil, and season to taste. Place in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking tray and roast in the oven until crisp - about 40-45 minutes, flipping once.

To make the bison gravy:
Melt the butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Add onions and bison, season to taste. Cook until browned - about 10 minutes. Add the bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce and beef stock and allow to cook for another 5-10 minutes. Remove the bay leaf, and add the corn starch mixture. Stir. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Set aside. 

For the ‘black’ onions: 
Pro tip: when quartering the onions, leave the stem in tact on one end of the onion, to ensure the layers will hold together while grilling! Brush balsamic vinegar on each quarter, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Grill over high heat (450-500 degrees Fahrenheit) until blackened on each side - about 5-7 minutes per side. 

To assemble: divide the wedges into two shallow bowls. Top with cheese curds, blue cheese, and bison gravy. Garnish with balsamic glaze, finely chopped chives and arugula sprouts. 

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M&K Grilled Chicken Skewers with Alabama White Sauce

Makes 4 large skewers

Ingredients

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small cubes 
1 large red onion, chopped into large pieces
1/2 tsp each:
Salt
Pepper 
Granulated garlic
Onion
Smoked paprika 
Poultry seasoning 
Chipotle chili pepper 

For the Alabama white sauce:
1 cup mayo
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire
1/2 tbsp horseradish
1 tbsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper 
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp dried onion 

Directions:

Mix together all spices, and rub into chicken cubes. Skewer alternating between a piece of red onion on large metal skewers. Grill at 450-500 degrees until an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit is reached. Whisk together all ingredients for the sauce. Spoon over skewers, or serve on the side as a dipping sauce. BONUS - also great for dipping potatoe wedges, or as a base for potato/pasta salad! 

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M&K Grilled Noble Premium Bison & Radicchio Salad with Fennel & Blood Oranges

Serves 2-4

Ingredients

1 226g (8oz) Noble Premium Bison Ribeye Steak
1 head radicchio, sliced into wedges
1 fennel bulb, sliced into wedges (reserving the fronds for garnish)
1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 blood oranges, peeled and sliced 

For the dressing:
3 tbsp ( 45ml) olive oil
1 tbsp (15ml) white balsamic vinegar
1 tsp (5ml) white miso
Juice of half a blood orange 

Directions:

Preheat grill to 400-450 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly oil steak, and season liberally with salt and pepper. When slicing the radicchio and fennel, leave the core in to ensure the pieces stay intact while grilling. Grill the radicchio over direct heat for one minute per side. Carefully cut off core. Grill the fennel over direct heat for 2-3 minutes per side. Carefully cut off core. Set aside to cool. 

Grill the steak to your internal doneness temperature of choice - for medium rare, that’s 130-135 degrees Fahrenheit. Rest for 10 minutes, before thinly slicing. 

Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a small jar, and shake vigorously to combine. Resist adding extra salt - the miso is salty and does all the work for you! 

To assemble the salad, arrange radicchio, bison, fennel, red onion and oranges haphazardly on a plate. Top with fennel fronds, and dressing. 

 

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M&K’s Charcoal Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken

Makes: 5 large skewers

Ingredients

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into large cubes

Marinade:
3/4 cup yogurt 
3 tbsp freshly grated ginger
4-5 cloves garlic, finely minced 
2 tbsp garam masala 
2 tsp kashmiri chili pepper 
1 tsp smoked paprika 
1 tsp onion powder 
1 tsp turmeric 
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp salt 
1 tsp ground coriander 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients for the marinade, thoroughly combine. Mix chicken with marinade and allow to sit overnight. Skewer chicken cubes on large metal skewers. Preheat charcoal grill to 400-450 degrees, and grill over high until an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit is reached. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, sliced red onion and chopped cilantro. 

 

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M&K’s Grilled Noble Bison Lemongrass Cold Rolls

Makes: 8-10 rolls

Ingredients

1 226g (8oz) inside round Noble Premium Bison steak

Marinade:
2 tbsp (30ml) finely chopped lemongrass
2 tbsp (30ml) tamari 
2 tbsp (30ml) grated ginger
2 tbsp (30ml) honey
1 tsp (5ml) fish sauce
2 tsp (10ml) chili garlic sauce
4-5 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp (15ml) avocado oil

For the rolls:
8-10 sheets of rice paper
28g cilantro
28g pea shoots
45g vermicelli noodles, cooked and fulled cooled 
2 medium carrots, shredded
1 mini cucumber, cut into thin strips
Peanut sauce for dipping 

Directions:

Whisk together ingredients for the marinade. Pour over steak and allow to marinate overnight. Preheat grill to 450-475 degrees Fahrenheit. Grill steak over direct heat for 2-3 minutes per side, or until an internal temperature of 130-135 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare is achieved. Allow to rest for 10-12 minutes before thinly slicing. To assemble, wet rice paper in warm water and lay out on a flat surface. Take a small amount of each filling and place on top. Less is more here! Carefully fold in the sides, then pretend you’re rolling a cigar or a burrito, and roll as tightly as you can. To assemble, we like to cut the tips off the rolls, and serve them standing tall on a plate, with edamame, kimchi, green onion and cilantro.

 

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M&K’s Grilled Mini Cornbread Noble Bison Sloppy ‘Bobs’

Makes: 12 mini sloppy bobs 

Ingredients

For the mini cornbread:
2/3 cup (160 ml) flour
1/2 cup (125 ml) cornmeal
1 tbsp (15ml) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) salt
3 tbsp (45 ml) honey
1 egg
1/3 cup (80 ml)cream
3 tbsp (45 ml) butter, melted 

For the sloppy bob filling:
226g 8oz lean ground Noble Premium Bison 
1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil 
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely minced
2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced 
1 tbsp (15 ml) BBQ rub
1/4 cup (60ml) ketchup 
2 tbsp (30 ml) brown sugar
1 tbsp (15 ml) Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp (15 ml) grainy mustard 

 

Directions:

To make the cornbread, combine the dry ingredients in bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Mix together and spoon into a mini muffin pan. Bake in a 400 degree Fahrenheit preheated grill for 13-15 minutes. Remove from pan, and allow to cool. Using a small knife, hollow out a small section of the top of each cornbread. Set aside. Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat, and add bison, and BBQ rub. Cook until nicely browned - about 10-15 minutes. Add the onion, pepper and garlic, and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Add all renaming ingredients, and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool before spooning into mini cornbread. To garnish, top with a small dollop of sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and sliced green onion. 

 

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M&K’s Grilled Noble Bison Enoki Rolls

Makes: 24-26 rolls

Ingredients

2 - 226g (8oz) Noble Premium Bison Striploin Steaks 

Marinade:
Zest and juice of one lime 
1 tsp (0.5ml) Chinese 5-spice powder 
1 cup (250ml) beef broth 
1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire 
1/2 tbsp (7.5ml) hoisin sauce 
1 tsp (5ml) sriracha 
1/2 tbsp (7.5ml)sesame oil 
1 tsp (5ml) seasoned rice vinegar 
1 tbsp (15ml) soy sauce 
1 tbsp (15ml) finely grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced 

300g enoki mushrooms
2 green onions, thinly sliced
Your favourite BBQ rub for sprinkling on top

 

Directions:

Thinly slice bison steak into long strips. In a deep container, combine all ingredients for the marinade. Toss bison in marinade, and place in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, break apart mushrooms into small bundles of about 3-4 mushrooms each. Place one strip of green onion on top. Take a strip of bison, and wrap it around the mushroom onion bundle. Continue until all bison strips are wrapped and the mushrooms/onions. Sprinkle some BBQ rub on top of the bundles. Preheat grill to 375-400 degrees. Grill bundles over direct heat until mushrooms are lightly crunchy on the edges, and the bison is fully cooked on all sides - 2-3 minutes per side. 

 

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M&K’s Grilled Noble Bison Tourtiere

Ingredients

6 large egg whites

2 deep-dish pie shells

Meat Filling: 
1.5 lbs (680g) of Extra Lean Ground Bison
2 large yellow potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil 
2 tbsp (30ml) butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp (15ml) BBQ rub of your choice
1/4 tsp (1ml) ground cinnamon 
1/4 tsp (1ml) ground cloves
1/8 tsp (0.5ml) nutmeg 
1 tbsp (15ml) fresh thyme 
Salt & pepper to taste 
1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire sauce
1 egg, whisked with 1 tbsp water
1/4 cup (60ml) Sherry cooking wine 

Directions:

Boil potatoes until fork tender - about 10-12 minutes. Reserve about 1/4 cup of the potato water, before draining and mashing potatoes. Set aside. 
Heat a pan over medium high heat. Add oil and butter. Sauté onions for 3-4 minutes, add garlic, and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes. Add bison, and all spices. Cook until nicely browned - about 10-12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add Sherry and Worcestershire and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat, and stir in potato water and mashed potato. 
Spoon into pie shell, and place second shell on top, pinching the edges. Brush with egg wash. Cut a few slits for moisture to escape.
Preheat grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grill pie over indirect heat for 30-40 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. 

 

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M&K’s Noble Premium Grilled Bison & Ale Pie

Makes: 1 pie

Ingredients
1 tbsp olive oil 
2 226g (8oz) packages Noble Premium Bison Steak Cubes 
4 tbsp (60ml) butter
3 carrots, finely chopped 
2 ribs celery, finely chopped 
1 large onion, finely chopped 
227g mushrooms, sliced 
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) thyme
1 tsp (5ml) rosemary 
1 tsp (5ml) oregano 
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) black pepper 
3-5 cloves garlic, finely minced 
330 ml bottle ale 
1 tbsp (15ml) Worcestershire 
1 tsp tomato paste 
1 1/4 cups (310ml) beef broth 
2 bay leaves 
2 tbsp (60ml) corn starch
1/2 cup (125ml) cold water
1 397g package puff pastry 
1 egg, mixed with 1 tbsp water 

Directions:

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add bison, and cook until nicely browned. Add butter, carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms and spices. Cook for 5-7 minutes before adding garlic and continue cooking for another minute. Add ale, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, beef broth, and bay leaves. Cover and simmer on low for 50-60 minutes, until meat is tender, and liquid has reduced. Mix corn starch with cold water, and stir into bison mixture. Cook over medium high heat until thickened, about 5-10 minutes. Transfer mixture to a pie plate, and top with puffy pastry. Make a few slits in the top to allow steam to escape while on the grill. Brush with egg wash. Preheat grill to 375-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grill pie over indirect heat for 35 minutes until the puff pastry is nicely browned. 

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M&K’s Jamaican Noble Premium Bison Stew with Green Rice & Lentils

Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients
For the Bison Stew:
2 x 226g packages of Noble Premium Bison Steak Cubes
1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil
1 tsp (5ml) allspice
1/2 tsp (2.5mll) cinnamon
1 onion, finely chopped
3 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
4-6 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup (60ml) rum
1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
1 tbsp (15ml) hot sauce
6 springs fresh thyme or 2 tsp (5ml) dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp (15ml) brown sugar
1 tbsp (15ml) balsamic vinegar 
1 796ml can diced tomatoes
2 tbsp (30ml) soy sauce
2 tbsp (30ml) your favourite BBQ sauce

For the Green Rice & Lentils:
1 cup (250ml) dried green lentils, soaked for two hours 
1 cup (250ml) basmati rice, rinsed 
1 tsp (10ml) salt
1/2 tsp (2.5ml) black pepper
2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil 
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced 
2 bay leaves
1 398 ml can coconut milk
1 1/2 cups (375ml) vegetable stock 
1 bunch cilantro
1 cup (250ml) fresh spinach

Directions:

For the stew:

In a Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add bison meat, and allow to brown - approximately 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with allspice, and cinnamon. Add onion, carrots, jalapeño and garlic and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Add the rum, and allow to cook for another minute or two. Add all remaining ingredients. Cover with lid, and place Dutch oven in a preheated 375 degree grill (or oven). Allow the stew to cook for 1 and a half hours, until the meat is fork tender. Remove lid, and continue cooking until the stew is reduced to your liking, stirring occasionally. Serve over green rice and lentils.

For the green rice & lentils:

In a Dutch oven, add lentils, rice, salt and pepper, olive oil, onions, garlic, and bay leaves. In a blender, combine coconut milk, stock, cilantro, and spinach. Add to Dutch oven and stir. Put the lid on the Dutch oven, and place in a preheated 375 degree grill (or oven) for 15 minutes.

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M&K’s Grilled Bacon Blitz Bread

Makes: 6 buns

Ingredients
6 pretzel buns
2 lbs bacon 
1 1/2 cups cheese curds
Your favourite BBQ rub
2 tbsp honey
3 tbsp mustard

  Directions:

Cut the top off each pretzel bun. Hollow out pretzel buns, removing as much of the bread as you can without making a hole to the other side. Stuff as many cheese curds as you can fill in! Sprinkle with BBQ rub. Put the top back on. Carefully wrap the bun with bacon, using pins if necessary to hold in place. Grill in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until bacon is crisp and nicely browned. 

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M&K’s Smoked Feijoada

Ingredients
6 slices bacon
1/2 lb pork cubes
1 small rack of ribs, cut into pieces
3 mild sausages, cut into small pieces 
1 large onion, chopped
4-6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tbsp butter
2 bay leaves
2 springs fresh thyme
2 cups dried black beans, soaked overnight and drained
Seasoned to taste with your favourite BBQ rub
Enough beef broth to cover - about 4 cups

 

Directions:

In a Dutch oven, fry the bacon until cooked. Add the pork cubes, and cook until browned. Remove from pan and cook the pork ribs until golden browned. Next, cook the sausage until browned. Remove all meat from the pan, and add the butter. Cook the onions and garlic in the butter for about 5 minutes. Add the meats back in, the beans, thyme, bay leaves and BBQ rub. Pour over enough beef stock to cover everything. Add the lid, and place in a 375 degree preheated grill or oven for about 3-4 hours - until the meat is falling off the bones, and the beans are tender. Serve over rice or potatoes. 

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M&K’s Smoked Feijoada

Ingredients
6 slices bacon
1/2 lb pork cubes
1 small rack of ribs, cut into pieces
3 mild sausages, cut into small pieces 
1 large onion, chopped
4-6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tbsp butter
2 bay leaves
2 springs fresh thyme
2 cups dried black beans, soaked overnight and drained
Seasoned to taste with your favourite BBQ rub
Enough beef broth to cover - about 4 cups

 

Directions:

In a Dutch oven, fry the bacon until cooked. Add the pork cubes, and cook until browned. Remove from pan and cook the pork ribs until golden browned. Next, cook the sausage until browned. Remove all meat from the pan, and add the butter. Cook the onions and garlic in the butter for about 5 minutes. Add the meats back in, the beans, thyme, bay leaves and BBQ rub. Pour over enough beef stock to cover everything. Add the lid, and place in a 375 degree preheated grill or oven for about 3-4 hours - until the meat is falling off the bones, and the beans are tender. Serve over rice or potatoes. 

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M&K’s Grilled Brazilian Pao De Queijos <

Ingredients
1 cup half n half cream
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp salt
4 cups cassava flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp your favourite BBQ rub

Directions:

Preheat the grill (or oven) to 375 degrees. In a saucepan, combine the milk, oil, butter, and salt over medium heat. As soon as it starts to lightly boil, remove from heat. Stir in the cassava flour until it dissolves. Next, stir in the eggs and cheese, and stir the dough for 5-10 minutes. Set aside to cool. Flour hands with cassava flour and form dough into golf-ball sized pieces and place in mini muffin pan. Grill (or bake) for 25-35 minutes. 

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M&K’s Goulish Bison Hand Pies <

Makes: 4-5 mini hand pies

Ingredients
400g pie crust (2 standard-sized roll out pie shells)
454g extra lean ground Noble Premium bison
1 tbsp BBQ rub 
1 egg
1 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4-5 cloves garlic, finely minced 
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs 
1/4 cup chopped parsley 

 

Directions:

In a medium sized bowl, combine bison, bbq rub, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire, garlic, breadcrumbs and parsley. Mix until just combined, being careful not to over mix. Set aside. Roll out dough, and use a glass or cookie cutter to cut into an even amount of rounds. Place half the rounds on cookie sheet. Make 4-5 equal portions of the filling, and place over the rounds. Place the other half of the rounds on a cutting board, and use a Halloween cookie press to press a fun shape into them. Use a knife to cut air holes. Lightly brush egg wash around filling. Place pressed rounds over top of the filling, and use egg wash to brush the tops, and a fork to press the edges together firmly. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, and place into a 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes until golden browned, and the filling is bubbling.

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M&K’s George Likes His Spicy Kung Pao Chicken Pizza

Makes: 1 pizza

Ingredients
1 pizza dough 
1 chicken breast, grilled and chopped 
For the sauce:
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/3 cup chicken stock 
1 tbsp corn starch
1 tbsp sriracha 
1 green pepper, chopped 
1 yellow pepper, chopped
Green onions, chopped
1 cup grated cheddar cheese 
1/2 tbsp each black and white sesame seeds
1/2 cup whole cashews 
More sriracha for the top of the pizza 

Directions:

Spread pizza dough on a parchment lined baking tray. In a small saucepan. Combine all ingredients for the sauce over medium high heat until thickened. Allow to cool slightly before spreading over dough. Top with cheese, peppers, chicken, onions, cashews, and sesame seeds. Bake in 400 degree preheated grill for 35-40 minutes until nicely browned. Top with another sriracha drizzle, and a little more green onion. 

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M&K’s Salvadorian Pollo En Crema

Makes: 4 servings

This speedy dish is a favourite in our family - It’s ultra creamy and rich but comes together in a snap! Traditionally, this dish does not include bacon. But the combination of smokey bacon in this rich adobo cream sauce with just a hint of spice is absolutely phenomenal! 

Ingredients
2 chicken breasts, sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp adobo seasoning 
3 bell peppers, chopped
3-5 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 hot peppers, chopped 
1 cup chicken broth 
1 cup sour cream
9-10 slices cooked bacon, chopped

Directions:

Heat oil in a preheated cast iron skillet. Sauté chicken with onions and adobo seasoning until fully cooked. Add garlic. Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil and add peppers. Once peppers are cooked to your liking, remove from heat and add sour cream and bacon. Serve with rice and tortillas. 

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M&K’s Grilled Bean & Cheese Pupusa

Makes: approximately 18 pupusa

These are the ultimate hand held snack - they’re crunchy, gooey, and satisfying. They’re comfort food at it’s finest and great for eating not the go, or paired with rice and smokey salsa for a savoury weeknight dinner. If you have the time, try your hand at making a tangy curtido to go along with them!

Ingredients
Pupusa Dough:
4 cups instant corn masa flour
2 tsp salt
3 cups cold water

Filling

1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 540ml can of red kidney beans 
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chipotle chili powder 
1 tsp vegetable stock powder 
1/2 tsp black pepper 

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine ingredients for dough. It should look like a clay-like texture. Use a small bowl with water and a little oil to dip your hands into to keep the dough from sticking to your hands. In another bowl, roughly mash the kidney beans with a fork. Stir in all other ingredients and thoroughly mix. Take a golf ball sized portion of the dough roll into a ball, then flatten into an even round. Take about a tbsp of the bean mixture, and place in the centre of the round. Fold the dough over the filling and pinch until it’s completely sealed. Then, flatten out the ball between your hands until flat. Place on a greased cookie sheet, or preheated cast iron skillet with a little oil. Cook in a 400-425 grill or oven until golden brown on each side - about 2-4 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes. 

 

 

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M&K’s Grilled Bison Dressing with Cherries & Walnuts

Makes: one cast iron skillet of dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Grill/Oven Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes 

This is the ULTIMATE dressing - full of savoury Fall herbs like rosemary and sage, crunchy walnuts, sweet and tart cherries and flavourful, rich bison. Not only is it a family favourite for around Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’s great for stuffing into mushrooms and squash as any easy yet decadent weeknight meal. 

Ingredients
9 cups (approximately) roughly chopped or torn baguette
 4 tbsp butter 
1 medium yellow onion, chopped 
1 454g package of extra Lean Noble Premium Ground Bison
4-5 cloves garlic, finely chopped 
1 cup white wine 
1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 1/2 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped
2 cups vegetable stock 

1/2 cup chopped walnuts 
1/4 cup dried cherries 
2 eggs 
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper 
1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Directions:

Toast bread pieces in an oven or grill preheated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes. Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat. Add the butter, onions and bison. Cook until nicely browned - about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the garlic, and herbs and continue to cook for another minute or two. Add the white wine and worcestershire and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat source and allow to cool slightly. Add the vegetable stock, beef cubes, walnuts and cherries. Stir until liquid is absorbed. Add the eggs and stir until fully incorporated. Over indirect heat on the grill (at 425 degrees Fahrenheit), or in a 425 degree Fahrenheit oven, cook dressing for an hour. Garnish with more fresh rosemary and sage. 

 

 

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M&K’s Cast Iron Canadian Bacon Scalloped Potatoes

Makes: one cast iron of scalloped potatoes

This is such a great side dish for Thanksgiving. It’s super rich, creamy, and full of savoury bacon and cheese. Why serve mashed potatoes when you can serve SCALLOPED potatoes…and if a little gravy ends up being poured on these…we wouldn’t be mad either! 

Ingredients
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 green onions, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup corn starch  
2 cups cream
1 cup chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper 
8-10 yellow potatoes, finely sliced
3 cups of aged cheddar cheese, grated
4-6 sliced of Canadian bacon, cooked and finely chopped

Directions:

Preheat grill to 375-400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, cream, broth, salt and pepper. In a cast iron skillet, pour a little of the sauce in the bottom. Top with sliced potatoes, cheese and some of the bacon. Add more sauce, and continue to layer until all ingredients are finished. Reserve some of the bacon to add to the top. Grill over indirect heat for one and a half hour until a knife inserted into the potatoes feel like they’re soft and fully cooked. 

 

 

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M&K’s BBQ Western Egg Cups

Makes: 9 egg cups

Ingredients
9 eggs 
2 tbsp cream
2 tbsp your favourite BBQ rub
1 green pepper, chopped 
1 onion, chopped 
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
150g ham, chopped

Directions:

In a large bowl, scramble eggs with cream and BBQ rub. Pour evenly among 9 silicone baking cups. Top with chopped pepper, onion, ham and cheese. Bake over indirect heat in a preheated grill (350-375 degrees Fahrenheit). We used apple wood for a nice, fruity smoke flavour! Allow to cool slightly before removing from the cups. 

 

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M&K’s Smoked Reverse Marinade Apple Mustard Pork Chops

Makes: 6 pork chops

Ingredients
6 pork chops, bone-in, sprinkled with BBQ Rub 
2 tbsp Dijon mustard 
2 cups apple cider
2 tsp maple syrup
2 tbsp bourbon 
2 bay leaves 
Fresh rosemary & thyme
2 tbsp butter 
1/3 cup Half n half cream 
Salt and pepper to taste 

Directions:

Smoke pork chops until an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit is reached, using apple wood. In a grill pan, whisk together all other ingredients. Place cooked pork in the marinade. Return to a 350 preheated grill and bring to a low simmer until thickened - about 10-15 minutes. 

 

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M&K’s Ramen Fried Chicken Thighs

Makes: 6 chicken thighs

Ingredients
6 chicken thighs, boneless skinless
1 package ramen noodles, blended up into a fine powder
1 ramen flavour packet 
1/2 cup corn meal
1 cup buttermilk
1tsp hot sauce
1 tsp paprika,
1 tsp onion
1 tsp sage
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper

 

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix ramen powder, flavour packet, cornmeal, and all spices. In another bowl, mix the butter milk, egg and hot sauce. Dip each thigh into the buttermilk mixture, then into the dry mixture, back into the wet mixture and back into the dry mixture. Preheat a cast iron skillet over direct heat in a 400-500 degree grill. Add smoke flavour by putting dry, seasoned wood over the coals (we used sugar maple and hickory wood). Add a quarter inch of oil. Once the pan and oil are hot, place each thigh in the pan, ensuring that they are not touching each other. Grill until nicely browned on each side about - approximately 5-10 minutes. 

 


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M&K’s Grilled Kobassa & Cheddar Fritters with Ramen

Makes: 10-12 fritters

Ingredients
1-2 green onions, finely sliced 
1/2 cup of cubed cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Halenda’s Old country Kobassa or a peppered kobassa 
1tbsp of your favourite BBQ rub, we used Uncle Steve’s Competition Bird Powder 
1 ramen flavour packet 
1 package ramen noodles, blended up into a fine powder 
1-2 eggs
1 cup of cornmeal 

1/2 cup of buttermilk 

 

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine the ramen powder, cornmeal, flavour packet and BBQ rub. Stir to combine. Add in kobassa, cheese, onion buttermilk, and eggs. Stir to combine. Spoon onto an oiled, parchment lined cookie sheet or grill pan. Grill in a 375-400 degree Fahrenheit grill over indirect heat until browned on both sides - approximately 10 minutes a side. 


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M&K’s Bacon-Wrapped Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin

Makes: 2 pork tenderloins

Ingredients
1 cup lukewarm water
1 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
3 tbsp olive oil 
1 tsp salt
3 cups flour 
1 bunch scallions, finely sliced
1 tbsp sesame oil
Black and white sesame seeds 

Directions:

In a large bowl, add water, yeast and sugar. Allow to bloom for 10 minutes. Add flour, salt and oil, and knead for 8-10 minutes. Put in a greased bowl, and allow to rise for an hour in a warm place. Spread dough into a large rectangle. Sprinkle over green onions, and half the sesame oil. Roll into a log, and press (seam side down) into a silicone loaf pan. Top with remaining sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Preheat grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake until nicely browned - about 35-45 minutes. 


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M&K’s Sesame Scallion Bread

Makes: 1 loaf

Ingredients
1 cup lukewarm water
1 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
3 tbsp olive oil 
1 tsp salt
3 cups flour 
1 bunch scallions, finely sliced
1 tbsp sesame oil
Black and white sesame seeds 

Directions:

In a large bowl, add water, yeast and sugar. Allow to bloom for 10 minutes. Add flour, salt and oil, and knead for 8-10 minutes. Put in a greased bowl, and allow to rise for an hour in a warm place. Spread dough into a large rectangle. Sprinkle over green onions, and half the sesame oil. Roll into a log, and press (seam side down) into a silicone loaf pan. Top with remaining sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Preheat grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake until nicely browned - about 35-45 minutes. 

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M&K’s Grilled Mushroom, Spinach and Goat Cheese Quesadilla

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Grill time: 17-20 minutes
Total cook time: 27-30 minutes s

We absolutely love these quesadillas as a super quick weeknight dinner! Mushrooms provide such richness, heartiness, and flavour to this easy meal. Chock full of vitamins and nutrients, these tasty quesadillas are great for the whole family. Our favourite part…they come together quicker than you can say SHROOMIE!

Ingredients
1 tbsp olive oil
2 x 227g packages of cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 medium sized onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
140g package plain goat cheese, crumbled
227g (8oz) package of spinach leaves
1 ½ tbsp your favourite BBQ rub
4 large tortillas

Directions:

Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms, and onions. Cook for 10 minutes, until nicely browned. Add garlic, and continue to cook for an additional minute.

Add spinach, and stir. Cook until spinach is wilted – about 5 minutes. Season with BBQ rub.

Spoon filling evenly onto half a tortilla. Top with cheese. Fold over, and press lightly.

Grill over high heat, for about 1 minute per side, until nicely browned.

Allow to cool slightly before slicing into 3 even sections.

 



 

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Maddie & Kiki’s Apple-wood Smoked French Onion Soup

Serves: 4
Prep time: 20 minutes
Grill time: 1 ½ hours
Total cook time: Approximately 2 hours

This is one of the most comforting soups there are! Smoking the onions in this recipe makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE! It takes the classic familiar flavour of French onion soup and elevates it to a super elegant and fancy appetizer or main side dish. Perfect for an intimate gathering at home this holiday season, our smoked French onion soup is the perfect cup of warmth to provide comfort this Christmas.

Ingredients
12 jumbo yellow onions, finely chopped
6 tbsp salted butter
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp Bourbon
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
4 cups beef broth
1 tbsp dark maple syrup
4 thick slices fresh baguette, toasted
½ cup smoked white cheddar cheese

Directions:

In a cast iron skillet, combine onions, with butter and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place over indirect heat in a preheated 350 degree charcoal grill. Place your favourite wood underneath the lit charcoal for extra smoke flavour (we love using a fruit wood like apple or peach!). Allow the onions to caramelize, stirring occasionally, until reduced and nicely browned – about an hour. Deglaze the pan with the bourbon. Add the fresh rosemary, and beef broth, and bring to a low simmer. Ladle into french onion soup bowls, top with baguette and cheese, and return to the grill. Once the cheese is melted, the soup is ready! Top with freshly cracked black pepper.

 

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Maddie & Kiki’s Grilled Portabella Au Gratin

Serves: 1 special Mom

This year Mother’s Day looks a little bit different, but there is no reason we can’t celebrate Mom with this delicious individual portion for Grilled Portabella Au Gratin. It’s perfect to wrap up and drop off on her porch for her to enjoy! This recipe uses easy-to-find ingredients that can easily be swapped out depending on what you have in your fridge! Featuring Canadian mushrooms that you can find in all grocery stores across Canada, 24/7! Happy Mother’s Day!

Ingredients
1 large portabella mushroom, thoroughly washed
2 tbsp butter, salted
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup yellow onion, minced
1 large garlic clove, finely minced
1 tbsp all purpose flour
2/3 cup whole milk
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup gouda cheese, grated (or any cheese that you like)
3 tbsp seasoned bread crumbs
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp flatleaf parsley, finely chopped

Directions:

Grill the portabella mushroom for 2-3 minutes per side, over direct heat, until slightly soft. Put mushroom into a 6.5-inch cast iron pan.
In a small pan, melt the butter and olive oil. Add the onions and garlic, and cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add the flour and cook for an additional minute. Add the milk and cook over medium high heat until the mixture is thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Pour over top of the mushroom in the cast iron skillet.
Top with cheese.
In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs with olive oil. Add over top of the cheese.
Place over indirect heat in a preheated 400-degree grill and cook until mixture is bubbly – about 10-12 mins.
Top with finely chopped parsley before serving.

 

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Maddie & Kiki’s Corned Beef Philly Cheesesteak-Stuffed Shells

Prep time: 15 minutes
Grill time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40minutes

If a juicy Philly cheesesteak sandwich couldn’t get ANY better, we’ve teamed it up with pasta! And let’s face it, pasta makes ANYTHING better! This dish is perfect for making while on the road – it only requires a humble can of corned beef and can feed an entire family! With only a few ingredients, this dish comes together so quickly so you and go back to what you do best – enjoying the open road with your family. We like to serve this hearty dish with a fresh green salad to balance off the richness of the dish. Or, just put a little salad beside it for some effort, give it to the dog and just end up eating more Philly cheesesteak stuffed shells!

Ingredients
2 green bell peppers, coarsely chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
6 cloves of garlic, finely minced
3 tbsp olive oil
1 340g can of corned beef, crumbled
1 tbsp Montreal Steak spice
1 250 g can of jumbo pasta shells
2 284 ml of cream of cheddar soup (mixed with 1 can of water, half a can of half and half cream)
2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Directions:

In a large pan, combine the olive oil, green peppers, onions, garlic, corned beef, and Montreal Steak Spice and cook over medium heat until the peppers are soft, approximately 10 minutes. Boil pasta shells until just before al dente – they will continue to cook while in the oven. Stuff each shell with filling mixture and arrange in a cast iron pan. Pour cheese sauce over shells, and top with shredded cheddar cheese.

Grill in a 375 degree Fahrenheit grill over indirect heat until the cheese is bubbling – approximately 25 minutes.

 

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Maddie & Kiki’s Grilled Salmon & Dill Burgers

Prep time: 15 minutes
Grill time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers

These salmon burger SCREAM summertime to us. They’re healthy, quick, and so easy to prepare on the grill. The best part is that they can be made with that old can of salmon you’ve had kicking around the pantry for a couple seasons! Canned salmon has all the health benefits of fresh salmon but is way easier on the ol’ pocketbook! We don’t waste time picking out all the bones either – if you finely mash them up, no one will know they’re there and you’ll increase the amount of calcium in every bite.

Ingredients
1 213g can of wild sockeye salmon, drained and thoroughly mashed
Zest of half a lemon
1 tbsp capers, roughly chopped
½ cup plain breadcrumbs
1 egg
½ tsp Old Bay Seasoning
¼ tsp cracked black pepper
1 tsp dried dill
½ tsp garlic powder

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and mix thoroughly. Form into 4 equal patties. Over high heat, grill patties over direct heat for 3 minutes per side. We love serving these burgers with lettuce, tomato, red onion and a simple remoulade!

 

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Maddie & Kiki’s Kettle Fried Chicken Legs

Prep time: 20 minutes
Grill time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: Makes breading for 6 chicken legs

Cereal on chicken?! You got it! Corn pops lends an INCREDIBLE sweet and corny flavor to these chicken legs like no other. Our kettle fried chicken will give the colonel a run for his money! Cooked over charcoal, these legs don’t quit! Perfect for a backyard BBQ, paired with collard greens, mac and cheese and coleslaw. Once you kettle fry chicken, you’ll never want deep-fried chicken again. And the best part is – it can be made with many pantry staples you probably already have hiding in your cupboards!

Ingredients
6 chicken legs
1 cup Corn Pops cereal, blended into coarse meal
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp dill
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp shallot powder (if you can’t find this, you can use regular onion powder)
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp salt
½ tsp cracked black pepper
1 egg
1/3 cup water

Directions:

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk egg with water. Dip each chicken leg into the wet mixture, then roll into the seasoned breading. Then roll the leg in the wet mixture again, and again in the dry mixture. This double breading is KEY to making these legs super crispy, flavorful and delicious!

Set up your charcoal grill with the hot coals in the center. Arrange the legs around the perimeter of the grill. Allow the grill to preheat for 20 minutes, at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Grill chicken legs for 30 minutes, until an instant read thermometer measures 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

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Maddie & Kiki’s Grilled Kielbasa & Rice Bites

Prep time: 15 minutes
Grill time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 18-20 large bites

These bites are the epitome of comfort food. Each bite is loaded with cheesy, meaty goodness! We have put plates of these bites out at family gatherings and are always astounded at how fast they disappear. No one can resist them! They’re delicious in all their forms – fresh off the grill, at room temperature, served with a creamy dip, marinara sauce…they are so versatile and perfect for snacking. Being the good Italian girls we are, we certainly love a good arancini, but we think these bites would give them a run for their money!

Ingredients
375g of kielbasa, finely chopped
2/3 cup of finely chopped parsley
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 head of garlic, finely minced
8 cups of cooked basmati rice
3 tbsp your favourite BBQ Rub
5 eggs
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, and mix thoroughly. Form into patties, using a half-cup measuring cup to ensure they’re all uniform in size. Grill in a preheated 400 degree grill (medium heat in the centre, high heat on end, and off underneath the tray of bites), until nicely browned, approximately 25 minutes.

 

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Maddie & Kiki’s Smoked Smokie Fritters

Have you heard of smokie sausages? They are a Canadian creation and are similar to a frankfurter in that they are cured, smoked, and then cooked. Since they're already cooked, you can eat them right out of the package, hot dog style....oh come on guys, we know we can't be the only ones who snuck raw hotdogs right from the fridge as little kids! We love cooking with smokies when we're making a dish that requires precooked sausage, like our recipe for Smoked Smokie Fritters. You can get right to the point with these fritters and not have to remove the casings from the sausage meat. Dice 'em up and throw them right into our simple mixture for these tasty fritters (The full recipe is available at maddieandkiki.com). . Have you ever eaten something raw, that should really be cooked before eating?


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Ingredients
5 Smokie sausages, finely diced
1 jalapeno, finely diced
1 green onion, sliced
1 cup flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup shredded aged cheddar cheese
1/2 cup softened butter
1 tsp grainy mustard
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tbsp of your favorite barbecue rub that includes salt
10 tbsp of oil

Directions

1) Preheat your grill to 375 degrees, add your favorite smoking wood - we used apple
2) Line a baking sheet with parchment, add oil and set aside
3) In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix thoroughly
4) using a 1/3 cup measure, form each fritter and place on oiled baking sheet
5) Place baking sheet in your grill over indirect heat
6) Gently flip fritters after 15 minutes of being in the grill, then cook for an additional 10 minutes
7) Serve fritters with your favorite gravy or dip them in a creamy spicy mayo! They freeze well so doubling the recipe to make sure you always have some on hand is a great idea!



 

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Maddie & Kiki’s Bestest Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Chicken


Ingredients:
3 chicken breasts
12 slices of bacon
1 cup broccoli florets, finely chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup grated aged cheddar
2 tbsp mayo
1 tbsp grainy mustard
2 tsp Maddie & Kiki's House Blend rub or your favorite BBQ rub
s&p to taste

Directions:
1). Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, except for the chicken and bacon - reserve 1 tsp of the BBQ rub

2). Cut slits in the chicken and splay it out flat. Season both sides with the remaining amount of BBQ rub.

3). Pile the broccoli mixture on top of the chicken breasts and fold flap over. If there is too much broccoli mixture to fold over the flap, no worries, the bacon will wrap everything up nice and tight!

4). Lay four slices of bacon out on a cutting board, slightly overlapping one another. Gently place loaded chicken breast on top and fold over each slice of bacon so that it is all wrapped up. Do this for the remaining chicken breasts, with four pieces of bacon per chicken breast.

5). Fire up your grill until it reaches 400 degrees. Allow your grill to preheat for at least 10-12 minutes, making sure to use a clean grill brush to clean away any leftover food debris from your last cook.

6). Place chicken on the grill and close the lid. Do not lift the lid! But who are we kidding, we always lift the lid at the halfway point because we are just too excited to see what's goin' on under there! This chicken should take around 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

7). Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing into it....but when you do finally slice into it, bask in the glory of that beautiful broccoli filling!!! Serve with a salad, potato wedges, or even chocolate cake! ....well maybe not chocolate cake! Enjoy and grill on, BBQ family!



 

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Turkey Tater Tot Double Cheeseburger with Honey Mustard Mayo & Grilled Onions

Makes 4 double burgers


Preparation time: 30 minutes
Grilling time: 20 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes


We like to call this our ‘Friday night’ burger – it’s our simple and easy to prepare go-to burger after a long week, when all we want to do is get into our jammies, curl up on the front porch under blankets and relax while chatting about the week we’ve had. Although let’s face it, because it’s us, we’ve spent 90% of that week in each others presence. We’ve had this tradition for years except we normally enjoy a good ol’ beef burger. But shhh…we’ve cheating on our old recipe and we must tell you…it feels good.


Ingredients:


For the burgers:
1 pound ground turkey
¼ cup large flake oats
¼ cut buttermilk
½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1 large egg
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground mustard
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp sea salt
½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
4 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
24 frozen tater tots
1 red onion, cut into ¼ inch thick slices
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil  

For the honey mustard mayo:
¼ cup real mayonnaise
2 tbsp grainy mustard
2 tbsp honey
½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper

Directions:
1. ₁Start by preheating your grill to medium high heat for 10-15 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the oats and buttermilk, and stir. Allow oats to soak up all the buttermilk for about 5 minutes.
2. In a medium-sized bowl, add oat mixture to ground turkey, along with the breadcrumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and all spices.
3. ₂Form into 8 very thin patties, and place patties on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
4. In a small bowl, combine mayo with mustard, honey and pepper, and allow the flavors to meld in the fridge until serving.
5. Cook tater tots according to package instructions. Set aside for serving.
6. Brush onion slices with olive oil. Remove patties from freezer, and grill for approximately 4 minutes a side, flipping once, until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F is reached. Place cheese on four of the patties, and top with the remaining patties. Set aside to rest, uncovered.
7. To plate the burgers, start by toasting the buns on the grill. Spread a little of the mayo on the bottom bun, followed by a crisp piece of green leaf lettuce. Then goes the burgers, the grilled onions, the tater tots, and even more of that luscious mayo. Top with the top of the bun and get ready to be in burger heaven!

Maddie & Kiki’s Pro Grilling Tips:
₁This may be the most important step to grilling! So many people skip this step, or don’t let it preheat long enough. This single step is what heats up the grill grates and allows the food to be flipped without sticking. DON’T RUSH THE PREHEAT!
₂This is such an easy BBQ hack! These double cheeseburgers are nice and thin to be able to be stacked up with oozy cheese in the middle (um…YUM!), so sticking them in the freezer makes for fool-proof grill flipping!  

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Grilled Turkey, Bacon & Avocado Club Sandwich

Serves 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Grilling time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Ingredients:
2 boneless, skinless turkey breasts
3 tbsp olive oil
12 slices of marble rye bread
1 large, ripe avocado
2 beefsteak tomatoes, thinly sliced
Leaf lettuce, washed and thoroughly dried
8 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
12 slices turkey bacon
Turkey Breast Rub:
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 tbsp garlic powder
½ tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp dried mustard powder
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp salt

Honey Mustard Mayo:
¼ cup real mayonnaise
2 tbsp grainy mustard
2 tbsp honey
½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper

Directions:

1. ₁Start by preheating your grill to medium high heat for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine all rub spices. Brush turkey breasts with olive oil and sprinkle the breasts liberally with the spice mixture. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for the honey mustard mayo. Set aside in the refrigerator for the flavors to meld, until ready to serve.
3. ₂Grill turkey breasts over direct heat, for 10 minutes per side, rotating each breast 90 degrees after 5 minutes to get the perfect cross-hatch grill marks. Flip, and repeat on the other side. Move each breast to indirect heat, and continue cooking until an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from grill, and let rest, partially covered with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.
4. Grill the turkey bacon over direct heat for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly before assembling the sandwich.
5. To assemble, start with a toasted piece of bread on the bottom, smear on some of the mayo, followed by a piece of lettuce. Then layer on some avocado, a slice of cheese, and another toasted piece of bread. Top with another layer of lettuce,

Maddie & Kiki’s Pro Grilling Tips:
₁This may be the most important step to grilling! So many people skip this step, or don’t let it preheat long enough. This single step is what heats up the grill grates and allows the food to be flipped without sticking. DON’T RUSH THE PREHEAT!
₂While grill marks are the first thing we see when we look at a grilled piece of meat, they provide more than just visual appeal. The Maillard Reaction is a chemical reaction between an amino acid and a reducing sugar, requiring the addition of heat over 285 degrees Fahrenheit. Many of us are familiar with this reaction when we brown foods – i.e. grilling meat. So not only do grill marks look appetizing, they contribute to the overall flavor of the meat too. Darker grill marks = more flavour. No wonder barbecuing is such a popular way of cooking! Feel free to pull that fact out at your next backyard BBQ and get ready to have your guests ooh and awe at how smart you are!


 

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Grilled Middle Eastern Turkey Kofta Kebab Pitas with Spicy Tzatziki

Makes 4 skewers

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Grilling time: 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
We love to serve these easy turkey kofta kebabs in the middle of the summer when it’s so hot that turning on the oven isn’t a contemplatable option. Traditionally, kofta kebabs are made with either lamb or beef or a combination of the two. We love the versatility of substituting ground turkey in this recipe for a lighter option. We’ve cheated on our usual kebab recipe, and we’ll admit…we want MORE!
Ingredients:
1 pound ground turkey
4 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp ground paprika
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground sumac
2 tsp sea salt
½ tsp cracked black pepper


For the Tzatziki:
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
½ cup cucumber
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp fresh mint, finely chopped
¼ tsp cracked black pepper
½ tsp salt
1 red scotch bonnet pepper, frozen

Directions:
1. ₁Start by preheating your grill to medium high heat for 10-15 minutes. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the turkey, with all other ingredients. Form into 4 balls and press each ball around a skewer. The beauty of kofta kebabs is that they don’t have to be perfect. Just form the meat around each skewer until it’s evenly distributed.
2. ₂Set the kebabs on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, and place in the freezer to firm up for 20-30 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the tzatziki, except the chili pepper. Using a fine grater, grate as much of the chili pepper into the tzatziki as your tastes desire. We like it SPICY, but we’ll leave that your own discretion! Set aside for the flavors to meld. Overnight is ideal, but a couple hours will also do.
4. Grill the kebabs for 10 – 15 minutes, flipping once, until an internal temperature of 165 degrees is reached. Set aside to cool, uncovered for 10 minutes. Slide skewers out of the kebabs.
5. To serve these super easy kebabs, open a whole wheat pita, add the kebab, and top with your favourite middle eastern inspired toppings. Our suggestions: fresh tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, olives, pickled turnip more parsley and enough of the tzatziki to smother the works!

Maddie & Kiki’s Pro Grilling Tips:
₁This may be the most important step to grilling! So many people skip this step, or don’t let it preheat long enough. This single step is what heats up the grill grates and allows the food to be flipped without sticking. DON’T RUSH THE PREHEAT!
₂ This is such an easy BBQ hack! By putting the kebabs in the freezer to firm up a bit before grilling, you minimize the chances of having anything fall apart on the grill!


 

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Charcoal Grilled Cherry Bourbon Pork Burgers

Portion 4

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking/Barbecuing time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins

These sweet and savoury burgers are an homage to a simpler time. When everyone rocked a pair of bell-bottom jeans with an after-work drink in their hand – the 1970’s! Dried cherries are a modern update to the maraschino cherry classic, and their pairing with bourbon are a timeless duo for a reason – their spunky sweetness join forces with duBreton rustic ground pork and savoury spices for a crowd-pleasing burger favourite.

Ingredients:
1 pound (454g) duBreton rustic ground pork
½ tsp (2.5 ml) granulated garlic
½ cup (60 ml) dried cherries, roughly chopped
2 tbsp (30 ml) dark maple syrup
1 tbsp (15 ml) bourbon
2 green onions, finely sliced
½ cup  (125 ml) seasoned breadcrumbs
½ tsp (2.5 ml) dried thyme
1 tsp (5 ml) dried sage
1 tsp (5ml) dried red chili flakes
1 large farm fresh egg
¾ tsp (3 ml) salt
½ tsp (2.5 ml) freshly cracked black pepper

Directions:
1. Fill a chimney starter to the top with charcoal briquettes. Place a lighter cube below the chimney and ignite. Allow the briquettes to fully light within the chimney for 15-20 minutes.
2. In the meantime, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Using a light delicate hand, gently mix the ingredients together. Don’t ‘go to town’ on the mixture, or your patties will turn into dry little pucks and nobody wants that!
3. Form the mixture into eight equal patties and place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. If they aren’t the perfect shape – don’t fret! The beauty of these patties is that they’re homemade; you don’t want them to look like they’ve just left a factory conveyor belt.
4. ₁Place the cookie sheet into the freezer for 5-10 minutes to allow the patties to firm up before hitting the grill.
5. ₂Using grill gloves, pour lit briquettes into charcoal baskets and close the lid of your charcoal barbecue. Allow the grill to preheat for 15 minutes.
6. ₃Remove patties from the freezer. Cook directly over top of coals until prominent grill marks are formed (about 2-3 minutes), and then flip. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, and transfer patties to the outer ring of the barbecue to ensure they’re cooked throughout. Close the lid and allow the patties to continue cooking.
7. Using a probe thermometer, remove patties from the grill once an internal temperature of 72 degrees Celsius (160 degrees Fahrenheit) is reached. Allow to rest on a plate partially covered with aluminum foil.
Serving suggestions: We love to serve these burgers on a pretzel bun, with real cheddar cheese, leaf lettuce, red onion, spicy red pepper rings, and a zingy BBQ mayo!

Maddie & Kiki’s Pro BBQ Tips:
₁By allowing the patties to hang out in the freezer for a little while, they firm up and reduce the possibility of breaking apart once they hit the grill.
₂Make sure to scrape off any old remnants of food from your grill before putting new food onto the grill.
₃Allowing the grill to preheat is possibly the MOST important step to a successful BBQ cook! Hot grill grates are what allow food to be flipped without sticking. Contrary to popular belief, oiling grill gates is a completely unnecessary step, and may even lead to a grill fire. Think of the barbecue like an oven – you ALWAYS allow an oven to preheat, and the barbecue is no different.

 

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Peach-Smoked Ribs with Punch Bowl Barbecue Sauce

Portions 6-8

Preparation time: 10-20 minutes
Cooking/Barbecuing Time: 6-8 hours
Total time: approximately 7.5 hours

Do you remember when every guest at your Saturday night party dunked their matching glass mug into a big bowl of fruity fun? That’s right, we’re talking about the infamous party punch bowl! We’re sure there’s many good reasons why they have faded from popularity in recent years (those things need to come with a sneeze guard!), but there’s no good reason why we can’t enjoy all the flavors of a good fruit punch, without having to dust off your Aunt Sheila’s iridescent 12-piece set.

Ingredients:
3 racks of duBreton pork back ribs
1 cup apple juice for spritzing while smoking

Rib Rub:
1 tbsp (15 ml) paprika
1 tbsp (15 ml) garlic powder
½ tbsp (2.5 ml) onion powder
1 tbsp (15 ml) dried mustard powder
1 tbsp (15 ml) black pepper
1 tbsp (15 ml) salt
Punch Bowl BBQ Sauce:
2 cups (500 ml) ketchup
½ cup (125) orange juice
½ cup (125 ml) ginger ale
¼ cup (60 ml) apple cider vinegar
½ cup (125 ml) canned peaches, chopped
½ cup (125 ml) canned pineapple chunks
¼ cup (60 ml) maraschino cherries, chopped
1 tbsp (15 ml) Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp (30ml) soy sauce
2 tbsp (30 ml) Molasses

Directions:

  1. ₁Using a spoon, remove the tough membrane on the underside of the ribs. Combine all spices in a bowl. Rub the spices into the ribs, making sure to really rub the racks and cover every inch of them in spices. Set aside in the fridge for the flavors to meld for as long as you have time for (even overnight!).
  2. In the meantime, set up your smoker according to the manufacturer’s specifications. ₂While maintaining a temperature of 225-250 degrees Fahrenheit (107-122 degrees Celsius), smoke ribs with your favourite smoking wood until an internal temperature of 190 degrees Fahrenheit (88 degrees Celsius) is reached.
  3. Every half hour, lift the lid of the smoker, and spritz the racks with pure apple juice. This will help the meat stay juicy and add natural sugars that will work to caramelize the outside of the meat.
  4. For the BBQ sauce: Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the contents into a saucepan and allow to come to a bubble. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, approximately 20-30 minutes.
  5. ₃About an hour before you plan on taking the ribs off the smoker, brush on the BBQ sauce every 20 minutes, allowing it to reduce even further while sticking to the ribs.
  6. Let the ribs rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Serving suggestions: Since these ribs are so deliciously sweet and sticky, we like to offset savoury side dishes like collards and greens, a rich mac and cheese, and buttery grilled corn.

Maddie & Kiki’s Pro BBQ Tips:
₁If you don’t remove this part of the ribs, the membrane will never break down – even with low and slow smoking. Save yourself the aggravation later and be sure to get it all off!
₂We love using peach wood for this recipe, as the flavor of the wood is complemented by the peaches in the punch bowl BBQ sauce. Pork and peaches are the bestest of friends!
₃This step is what takes the ribs to the next level! The sauce will reduce and build up on the ribs with each application. So sticky! So delightfully sticky!

 

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 Grilled Lemon Fettucine Hand Pie with Capers & Tarragon  

Sauteed Morels with Wild Turkey Pate & Shaved Spring Asparagus

Makes 8 wedges, or ‘hand pies’

We love a big ol’ wedge of this pie as a snack, lunch, side dish or even a vegetarian dinner alongside a salad! What’s great about this pie is that normally pastas with cream sauces don’t reheat that well, and we like the type of meal you can make once and eat a few times! Who’s with us!? This pie reheats wonderfully! That is, if you can let any leftovers make it to the fridge!

Ingredients: ¼ cup butter 3 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
½ tbsp tarragon
2 tbsp capers
½ cup white wine
¾ cup cream
1 8 oz package cream cheese
Zest of 1 lemon
1 cup pasta water, reserved
454g package of fettuccine, cooked a couple minutes before ‘al dente’ (it will continue cooking in the oven! )
Salt and pepper to taste
3 eggs
1 cup old cheddar cheese
¾ cup parmesan cheese
½ cup breadcrumbs


Directions:
Fire up your grill, and get the temperature to around 375-425 degrees.

Heat butter and olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and stir until fragrant. Add the tarragon and capers and deglaze the pan with the white wine. Reduce heat to medium low, and add the cream cheese. Stir until fully melted. .


Add the zest of a lemon, cooked fettuccine, and pasta water. It may look super watery right now, but you just don’t worry your pretty little head! It’ll turn into a masterpiece in the oven! Add the cheddar cheese and stir. Allow to cool a bit before adding the eggs. Stir thoroughly to incorporate eggs. This what’s going to hold this pie together! Top with parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and a drizzle of olive oil.


Place on indirect heat on your BBQ, and cook until bubbly and browned – approximately half an hour to 45 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into wedges.

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m&K Brined and Smoked Northern Pike  

Makes 2 whole fish’

Ingredients:

Two whole Northern Pike, cleaned 1 gallon of water
1 cup of kosher salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup dark soy sauce
2 bay leaves
2 tbsp black peppercorns
2 mandarin oranges, cut in half
3 tbsp grainy mustard
4 garlic cloves, smashed and without skins
1 onion, peeled and cut in quarters
1 tbsp coriander seeds


Directions:
In a large pot, combine all ingredients. Heat on the stove top over medium heat, stirring occasionally until salt and sugar are dissolved. Cool completely and cover Pike in a non-aluminum container (we use a big plastic container). Let the fish soak up all the goodness in the fridge overnight. Remove from brine in the morning and discard. Dry fish inside and out with paper towels.

Fire up the smoker and get it in the area of 200-300 degrees. We are going to be smoking the fish hot, and this will help us get the bones out later on!


Remove from smoker and let cool before taking your sweet time sorting through the fish for all of the (many) bones. While this is a time consuming job, the flavour of the smoked fish makes it all worth it. If you’re particularly prissy, you can go ahead and wear gloves to avoid your hands smelling like Northern Pike for hours after this activity. Personally, we don’t mind it – it gives you a little reminder of all your hard work when you’re tucked into bed later on. Alone.

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Spicy Grilled Peri Peri Chicken Livers with Rapini  

Serves 2 (or 1 if you’re really addicted to these like we are! )’

If you are disgusted by the words, ‘chicken livers,’ one bite of these spicy char-grilled peri peri chicken livers will 100% change your mind. They are jam-packed with smokey grill flavour, and the spicy/sour combination of the peri peri spices and lemon juice will have you waking up in the middle of the night with thoughts of them on your mind. Okay maybe that’s a little much, but it’s happened to us! It’ll happen to you too!

Ingredients:
1 lb chicken livers, trimmed
4 tbsp olive oil
Zest and juice of a lemon

For the peri peri seasoning:
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tsp oregano
½ tsp ground peri peri pepper (you can substitute any hot pepper you have)
Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion finely sliced
2 tsp fresh grated ginger
½ cup white wine
Finely chopped parsley
2 fresh hot peppers, finely sliced
Bunch of fresh rapini
Baguette, for serving

Directions:
In a bowl, mix all of the peri peri spices together. Set aside. In another bowl, combine the chicken livers with the olive oil, zest and juice of a lemon, and the peri peri seasoning. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Fire up the grill – we’re going to cook these livers hot and fast! Arrange your charcoal in the middle of the grill, and allow the grates to preheat – this step is very important to prevent the livers from sticking! Using metal skewers, impale the chicken livers, making sure to not leave many dangly bits – these will just flail about on the grill and burn.
Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until nicely coloured.
In a cast iron pan, add the butter and cook the onions, garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Add the cooked livers and deglaze with the white wine. Add rapini and let cook for 5-10 minutes.
Add the fresh parsley, and sliced hot peppers. Serve with slices of fresh baguette.
Enjoy!
Love, M&K XO

Spicy Grilled Peri Peri Chicken Livers with Rapini

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Maddie & Kiki’s ‘Sunshine in a Bowl Without the Fake Tan’ Smokey Golden Beet Borscht  

Makes one large Dutch oven full!

Despite our Italian heritage, this soup has grown to be one of our all-time favourites. The traditional version is bright red with red cabbage and beets, but there’s just something so stunning about a beautiful, bright, sunny yellow bowl of this soup on a frigid Canadian Winter day. Plus, if you’re looking for a stiff dose of sun, you don’t need to travel South or commit to a fake tan! Maddie & Kiki got you covered!

Ingredients:
3 tbsp butter
2 carrots, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 large onion
4 cloves garlic
Half of a green cabbage, chopped
3-4 golden beets, finely chopped
Enough stock (chicken, beef, or vegetable) to cover the ingredients
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp maple syrup
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
In a Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 3-5 minutes. Add the cabbage, and beets, and sauté until you start to see dark bits stick to the bottom. Add enough stock to cover the vegetables. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir.
Place your Dutch oven over direct heat on your BBQ, without the lid. Add a couple pieces of light 9wood to your charcoal – like apple or sugar maple. This will allow the smoke flavor to touch the surface of the liquid, and give you a rich, smokey soup.
Close the lid of the BBQ, and let the soup simmer away for as long as you want. Even when the coals start to lose heat, you can go back inside and watch the BBQ do it’s thing from the window on a cold day! What’s nice about this soup is that you can even forget about it out there and it’ll just keep getting deeper and deeper flavor. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, and fresh dill.
Enjoy!
Love, M&K XO

 

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