Pao de Queijo BBQ Chicken Dip

Pao de Queijo BBQ Chicken Dip

Pao de Queijo BBQ Chicken Dip

[shared/party/snack]

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

1 lb boneless chicken breasts, shredded

1 cup cream soft cream cheese

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ cup sour cream

1 teaspoon cumin

1 ½ cups BBQ sauce

2 teaspoons hot sauce

1 cup grated Mexican cheddar cheese

1 jalapeno pepper, sliced thin

½ red onion, diced

1 green pepper, diced

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 package Forno de Minas Pão de Queijo, for layering in dip

¼ cup cotija cheese, for topping

¼ cup chopped cilantro


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.

  2. In a baking dish or cast iron skillet, grease the inside with olive oil.

  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, olive oil and bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked through. Set aside and let cool for 10 minutes before shredding it apart.

  4. In a mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese, sour cream, ¾ cup BBQ sauce, cumin and hot sauce. Whip that up until smooth. Fold in the ½ cup Mexican cheddar cheese.

  5. Cut the Pão de Queijo in half and place the halves into the baking dish.

  6. Pour the cheese mix over the rolls, covering evenly. Then the rest of the shredded cheese, onion, green pepper and shredded chicken.

  7. Lay some thinly sliced jalapeno peppers on the top.

  8. Season with salt and pepper and place in the oven to bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until cooked through and all the cheese is melted.

  9. Top with more BBQ sauce, chopped cilantro and crumbled cotija cheese.

Philly Cheese Steak Balls

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Philly Cheese Steak Balls

Philly Cheese Steak Balls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

1 lb top sirloin steak, cut thin

1 small onion, chopped

1 green pepper, sliced

4 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced

Salt and pepper, seasoning

1 Package Forno de Minas Pão de Queijo

American or provolone cheese

2 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. Bake the Pão de Queijo as directed on the package. Set aside.

  2. Chop onion, mushroom, and green pepper. Set aside.

  3. Set meat aside until it’s at room temperature. Chop and toss over a flat top with olive oil. On one end of the surface, cook the onions, mushroom, and peppers. Let them cook down. Fold simultaneously. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Lay slices of American cheese on top of the pile and fold, mixing cheese in as it melts.

  5. Slice the Pão de Queijo in half and begin making sandwiches. Place meat and cheese mix on bottom halves and top.

  6. Serve right away and enjoy.

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Cranberry & Pomegranate Bruschetta

Cranberry & Pomegranate Bruschetta

Cranberry & Pomegranate Bruschetta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

[Cranberry Topping]

1 cup cranberries, washed

1 tablespoon raw honey

⅛ cup chopped cilantro and some for garnish

Orange zest, ½ orange

½ cup pomegranate arils, and some for topping

[Pão de Queijo crostini]

1 package Forno de Minas Pão de Queijo

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ cup whipped cream cheese

Directions:

  1. Smash cranberries and mix with cilantro, honey, and pomegranate in a bowl.

  2. Bake the Pão de Queijo as directed. When they are cooked, let them cool and then, slice in halves.

  3. Spread a spoonful of whipped cream cheese over Forno balls. Add a scoop of cranberry sauce. Finally, top with fresh chopped cilantro, orange zest, and pomegranate arils.

  4. Enjoy.

Stuffing with Forno de Minas Pão de Queijo

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Stuffing with Forno de Minas Pão de Queijo

Stuffing with Forno de Minas Pão de Queijo

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

2 bags Forno de Minas Pão de Queijo

1 yellow onion, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

2 eggs, beaten

¼ cup fresh chopped sage

2 cups chicken stock

Salt and pepper to taste

1 stick (8 oz butter)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In an oiled frying pan, cook sausage. Set it on plate with paper towels to drain.

  3. In a medium pot, melt down a bit of your stick of butter. Add diced onion, celery, and sage. Allow to cook down for a few minutes.

  4. Cut the Pão de Queijo into quarters and add them into the pot with beaten eggs. Stir everything together and then, add chicken stock. Fold everything together. Mix in the sausage and stir, until everything is covered.

  5. Pour mix into a greased baking dish and cut the remaining butter into small pieces. Place around the top. Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes, uncovered.

  6. When the top is crispy and a nice golden brown, take out and serve with your Thanksgiving feast.

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Mac and Cheese Bites

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Mac and Cheese Bites

Mac and Cheese Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

1 package Forno de Minas Pão de Queijo

1 tablespoon butter for greasing baking tin

1 cup elbow macaroni

3 tablespoons butter

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon tapatio hot sauce

1 tsp salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

½ cup gruyere cheese, grated

⅓ cup all purpose flour

1 tablespoon bacon bits

1 green onion, sliced thin for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Grease mini baking tin with melted butter and set aside.

  3. Make rue by heating a saucepan with 3 tablespoons of butter and ⅓ cup of flour. Slowly mix in milk, keep stirring as you do this. Add grated cheese, allowing it to melt as you add. When mixture is smooth, add a few drops of hot sauce and a pinch of salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

  4. Cook macaroni as directed on the packaging and drain. Place into a large bowl. Mix in with cheese mix and stir.

  5. Take baked Forno balls and cut them into little cups, cutting off a lid from each. Place balls into the baking tin holes and then, scoop in mac and cheese. Do this for all.

  6. Bake for 25 minutes, until the mac and cheese gets crispy and golden brown. When they are cooked, top them with bacon bits and fresh chopped parsley.

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Skillet Pão de Queijo Chicken Pizza Dip

Skillet Pão de Queijo Chicken Pizza Dip

Skillet Pão de Queijo Chicken Pizza Dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

6-8 Pao de Queijo

1 cup alfredo sauce

½ cup sun dried tomatoes

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 chicken breast, pulled

2 tablespoons parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon chopped basil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cast iron skillet and set aside.

  2. In a bowl add the alfredo sauce, sun dried tomatoes, salt, pepper, basil and mozzarella cheese. Finally, add in the shredded or chopped up chicken breast. Give a final mix up.

  3. Lay the Pão de Queijo around the skillet in a circle and then take half sliced and place them in the middle to lay a base for the sauce.

  4. Pour the chicken alfredo mix into center filling it up. Top with some more chopped sun dried tomatoes and some fresh grated parmesan cheese.

  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes until bread balls are golden brown and the cheese is bubbling. Serve right away while still hot.


Chicken & Pão de Queijo Waffles

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Chicken & Pão de Queijo Waffles

Chicken & Pão de Queijo Waffles

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

4-6 Pão de Queijo, pressed in the waffle iron

1 lb boneless fried chicken, pieces (pre-cooked)

2 tablespoons maple syrup, topping

Directions:

  1. Using a waffle iron, place the pdq inside and flatten, while cooking into a mini waffle. If this doesn’t work, try cutting them in half first.

  2. Place a small piece of fried chicken on to each waffle piece. Do this for as many as you can make with what you have. If you want you can skewer them so they stand up without the chicken piece falling off.

  3. Drizzle them with maple syrup and then serve right away while chicken is nice and hot.


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Pão de Queijo Eggs Florentine

Pão de Queijo Eggs Florentine

Pão de Queijo Eggs Florentine

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

2 Pão de Queijo

2 poached eggs

½ cup spinach

Salt and pepper

½ cup Hollandaise sauce

1 pinch nutmeg

1 pinch cayenne

½ lemon, garnish


Directions:

  1. Cook the Pão de Queijo as directed and then cut them in half.

  2. Poach a few eggs and gently set aside while you make the sandwich.

  3. Place some cooked spinach down onto the bread half and then the poached egg, topped with Hollandaise and finally some cayenne pepper, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

  4. Serve right away while still warm.


Pão de Queijo & Lox

Pão de Queijo & Lox

Pão de Queijo & Lox


Prep Time: 10 minutes


Ingredients:


2-4 Pão de Queijo

¼ lb smoked salmon

2 tablespoons cream cheese

1 tablespoon fresh dill

A few capers

Red onion, julienne


Directions:

  1. Cook the Pão de queijo as directed on the package and then let cool down for a few minutes.

  2. Slice them in half and top them with cream cheese, salmon, dill, capers and red onion.

  3. Enjoy it warm or cool.


Pão de Queijo Spinach Dip Cups

Pão de Queijo Spinach Dip Cups

Pão de Quejio Spinach Dip Cups

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

6-8 Pao de Quejio

1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

1 cup mayo

1 cup sour cream

Directions:

1.In a bowl mix together mayo, sour cream, chopped spinach and chill for a few hours, or overnight.

2. Cook the Pão de Quejio as directed on the package.

3.When cooled, cut a small cup into the top of the balls and hollow them out.

4. Spoon some dip into the holes and do this for as many as you can with the dip. Serve them as it, no need for baking.

Pumpkin Pie Balls

Pumpkin Pie Balls

Pumpkin Pie Balls

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 package Forno de Minas Pão de Queijo

1 can pumpkin puree

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

2 tablespoons raw honey

Directions:

  1. Using room temperature Forno de Minas Pão de Queijo, cut them into pie cups by removing the middle. Then, set on greased baking tray.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, honey, vanilla, pumpkin pie seasoning, and eggs. When it’s nice and mixed, spoon some into each Forno ball cup, right up to the top. Do this for all of them.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes on the middle rack, until the roll bottoms are crispy and the pumpkin is cooked. When they are cooked, take them out and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Serve warm.


Beef Stew with Pão de Queijo Gratin

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Beef Stew with Pão de Queijo Gratin

Beef Stew with Pão de Queijo Gratin

[hearty/winter/soup/warming]

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Serves 6

Ingredients:

1 package Forno de Minas Pão de Queijo

1 ½ lbs beef stew meat

1 yellow onion

2 celery stalks

2 carrots, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 sprig thyme

2 cups red wine

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 can crushed red tomatoes

2 bay leaves

1 cup beef stock

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 tablespoons grated gruyere cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

1 pinch fresh chopped parsley, garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. In a dutch oven or large pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

  2. Season the beef with salt and pepper. Sear the meat on both sides until browned. Remove from the pot and set aside.

  3. Add in a more olive oil if needed then the chopped onion until soft, 3-4 minutes. Next, add in the chopped celery and carrots and cook down for another couple minutes.

  4. Add the minced garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper.

  5. After a couple minutes pour in the wine to deglaze the pot then add in the beef stock, crushed tomatoes and the tomato paste.

  6. Mix that well and then place the beef back in the pot, submerging it a little in the liquid. Season a little more with salt and pepper. Cover and place the dutch oven into the oven to roast for 3 hours until the meat is nice and tender.

  7. After 3 hours remove the bones from the meat and skim off the fat from the top of the pot. Keep the meat in nice small chunks. Give it a gently mix then ladle a nice heap of stew into an oven proof serving bowl.

  8. Slice the Pão de Queijo in half and lay it around the top of the stew bowl, covering the whole top. Brush them with some melted butter and top them with grated gruyere cheese.

  9. Place the oven on broil and melt the cheese for 3-5 minutes, watch it to make sure it doesn’t burn.

  10. Garnish with a pinch of fresh chopped parsley. Serve right away.

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