Spicy Hoosier Momma Pork Stir-Fry

Looking for a simple stir-fry that is packed with flavor? All you have to do is marinate your favorite stir-fry meat in Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary mix. We prefer the spicy version because it is oh-so-good-and-spicy) for a few hours, then toss into a wok with some veggies.
Spicy Hoosier Momma Pork Stir-FryFor even more heat in my spicy Hoosier Momma pork stir-fry I added a few (long) squirts of Sriracha hot sauce. You can use any hot sauce you like, or leave it out. Or add a few chopped jalapenos in with the vegetables when you cook them. Nothing wrong with a little kick.

Also try my Mongolian stir-fry sauce.

Spicy Hoosier Momma Pork Stir-Fry

Prep Time12 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time12 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin trimmed, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1-2 cups Spicy Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary mix
  • Splash of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 medium Vidalia or sweet onion diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Sriracha sauce to taste
  • Cooked rice warmed, for serving

Instructions

  • Place the cut pork tenderloin pieces into a resealable bag or container.
  • Add enough Spicy Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary mix to cover the meat. Seal and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 12 hours.
  • Heat a wok over high heat.
  • Add oil and heat.
  • Remove pork from marinade and shake off excess. Add to the wok and cook until starting to brown.
  • Add peppers and onion and a few pinches of salt and pepper and saute until just starting to soften.
  • Add Sriracha to taste and stir.
  • Continue cooking until vegetables are almost tender, stirring often.
  • Serve over warmed cooked rice with a few more squirts of Sriracha.

Cheeseburgers in Paradise

Both of the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurants near us have closed. Thankfully, I picked up a copy of Margaritaville: The Cookbook, so I can make some of my restaurant favorites at home. And that starts with making the signature burger, the Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Delicious old-school burgers with a few twists that make them unique and oh-so-yummy. These burgers are what burgers are supposed to be: moist, seasoned well, and topped with a sauce (and some juices) that drips down your arms with every bite.
Cheeseburgers in ParadiseI do admit that I used slightly less cumin than the original recipe called for. Anita’s not a big fan of cumin. The seasoning was still out-of-this-world fantastic. I always keep some on hand in an air-tight container for those times when I’m throwing some burgers on the griddle, which is often.

You might think that the dressing looks a lot like Thousand Island dressing. The addition of lime really makes it special and different.

Cheeseburgers in Paradise

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients

For the burgers

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef I prefer an 80/20 blend
  • 1 tablespoon house seasoning blend see below
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 1/2 cup Paradise Island dressing see below
  • 4 buns split, lightly toasted
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 8 large tomato slices
  • Dill pickle slices

For the Margaritaville house seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon or slightly less, to taste cumin

For the Paradise Island dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

For the Margaritaville house seasoning

  • Combine all ingredients. Store any leftovers in an air-tight container.

For the Paradise Island dressing

  • Whisk together all ingredients. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

For the burgers

  • Divide and shape the beef into 4 equally-sized patties. Season liberally with the house seasoning.
  • Cook as desired. I prefer to cook mine on a griddle over a hot grill, but you can also make them in a skillet.
  • Top each patty with 2 slices of the cheese.
  • Slather the buns with the dressing. Add the lettuce, patty, tomato, pickles and top bun.

Grilled Dijon Brussels Sprouts

“Mom, I want more Brussels sprouts, please!” That’s not something you would’ve heard me say as a kid. But now, put a bowl of these grilled Dijon Brussels sprouts in front of me and I’m asking for seconds. And thirds. Fantastic Dijon flavor and nicely charred sprouts, cooked until they are just tender. With just a hint of smokiness. Perfection!
Grilled Dijon Brussels Sprouts

These awesome grilled Dijon Brussels sprouts have quickly become our go-to side dish when grilling something for dinner. Preparation time is almost nothing. Cook time is darn near nothing. It couldn’t get any easier to make a delicious side dish.

I highly recommend that you use a vegetable basket when making this on a grill.

My regular-ole grilled Brussels sprouts are mighty good eating too!

Grilled Dijon Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pinch dried thyme crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus more for garnishing
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for garnishing

Instructions

  • Fire up your grill for direct cooking. You'll want to use a grill vegetable basket.
  • Trim ends off of the sprouts and cut in half. Remove any bad leaves. 
  • Whisk together remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add the sprouts and toss gently to coat. Let set for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer sprouts to a grill basket that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Transfer to the grill and grill for 5-10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until lightly charred and just starting to soften. I use a long bamboo skewer to poke the sprouts as they cook so I can tell when they are done.
  • Remove from the grill and serve immediately sprinkled with more salt and pepper as desired.