Garlic-Cheese Crescent Rolls

I was ‘fridge diving’ when I came across a tube of crescent roll dough. I had already forgotten why I had originally purchased it. Well, didn’t matter because I knew then that with just a few more ingredients I could spruce them up to go with that night’s spaghetti. These garlic-cheese crescent rolls are proof that it doesn’t take much to make plain into … well, not plain!
Garlic-Cheese Crescent Rolls

You can use any spices and cheese you desire. You don’t have to make garlic-cheese crescent rolls exactly like the recipe. I like to substitute smoky chipotle powder for the spices for a nice southwestern, lightly spicy, variation. Creole seasoning and Old Bay make for a totally interesting twist that pair well with jambalaya or shrimp dishes. Go crazy with it!

Also try my chipotle garlic cheese bread.

Garlic-Cheese Crescent Rolls

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce tube crescent roll dough
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Open dough and separate and shape per package instructions. Bake for half the time indicated on the tube (6 minutes).
  • Combine butter, garlic powder and oregano; brush over rolls. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Return the rolls to the oven and bake another 6 minutes or until golden brown.

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

I have been a huge fan of anything Sloppy Joe since I was a kid. Back then I thought there was only one way to make Sloppy Joes: open a can, warm the sauce, slop it on a bun. Well, times have changed and so has my Sloppy Joes. This slow cooker Sloppy Joes puts that canned stuff to shame. Rich flavorful tomatoey sauce with a little kick. I loved the combination of ground beef with breakfast sausage. Different. Perfect. And all so easy to make using a slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Sloppy JoesI topped my slow cooker Sloppy Joes with a tangy vinegar-based Delta cole slaw. I liked the crunchy contrast. The vinegar in the slaw complimented the vinegar in the meat sauce. I think a creamy cole slaw would have made the sandwiches too creamy. I never thought I’d say that but like I said, my Sloppy Joe game has risen to a whole new level now.

Also try my delicious Bayou Sloppy Joes.

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork breakfast sausage I used spicy
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water plus more if needed
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 hamburger buns toasted if desired

Instructions

  • Crumble the beef and sausage into a Dutch oven over medium-high heat and cook until just starting to brown.
  • Add the onion and bell pepper and continue cooking until the meats are done. Drain any excess fat.
  • Transfer meat mixture to a slow cooker on low heat.
  • Stir in all of the remaining ingredients except for the buns.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Add more water, a little at a time, if the mixture gets too thin.
  • Serve over toasted buns.

Roasted Turkey Wings on the Char-Broil Big Easy

If you have a family member (or heck, if it’s you!) that loves dark meat, I highly recommend making roasted turkey wings on the Char-Broil Big Easy. They take no time at all and come out crispy and delicious. There’s no special preparation required. Just a little oil and salt and pepper. Sure, you can substitute your favorite poultry rub for the salt and pepper if you want but don’t use anything with sugar in it. The high heat of the Big Easy may cause the sugar to burn.
Roasted Turkey Wings on the Char-Broil Big EasyYou can often find turkey wings on sale right before or after Thanksgiving. I grab as many as I can and roast them up for making turkey broth. The broth makes for the absolutely best turkey gravy you can imagine. Seriously, I make it by the gallon.

Love your Big Easy as much I love mine? Check out my Big Easy Add-Ons page and my free Big Easy eCookbook!

Roasted Turkey Wings on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Note: Depending on the size, you can fit 3-4 turkey wings in the Big Easy at once. Add a Bunk Bed basket to double that amount.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 wings
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 6 turkey wings defrosted if frozen
  • Vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper or substitute your favorite turkey seasoning, such as Todd's Dirt

Instructions

  • Fire up your Big Easy.
  • Lightly brush the wings with oil. I found it easier to just pour the oil on my hands and then rub them on the wings.
  • Season well. Don't be shy.
  • Add wings to the Big Easy basket and transfer to the cooker. Cook for approximately 10 minutes/pound or until wings are at least 165 F.
  • Remove and let cool slightly before serving.