Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich

This Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich is BIG on flavor! Crunchy bun, sliced turkey, creamy Swiss cheese, sweet dressing, and crunchy coleslaw. This will easily become your go-to sandwich!

Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich with coleslaw and catalina dressing drizzled over the top.

I call this the ‘deli counter’ sandwich since I get most of the ingredients from saying ‘Can I have a 1/4 pound of this..’ at the deli counter because like the beer being mine, I am just making this sandwich for myself.  Mine, mine, mine!  The fellas in my house don’t have the affinity I do for a good sandwich.  No worries, more for me.

Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich that was baked on a sheet pan with a craft beer off to the side.

What movie pairs well with a sandwich and craft beer?

For entertainment, we are watching a show called The Detour.  It is a HILARIOUS comedy about a family you will easily fall in love with. The perfect escape and very binge worthy.

What beer pairs well with a Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich?

The beer: Oberon from Bell’s Brewing.

It’s officially Oberon season!  So tonight for Mitten Movie Night we picked this up from a great store in St. Joseph, MI called The Liquor Cabinet.  When looking to get lost in rows and rows of craft beer I suggest you go and take a visit if you’re in the area.

Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich on a plate with potato chips on the side.

This amount made for a big sandwich with lots of flavors. If you’re making one sandwich (like me) get 1/4 sliced turkey then order the smallest bowl of coleslaw (around 1/4 pound).

The deli at my local store has homemade rolls that are amazing so I hope you do too, grab one!  I use them to make my Portobello Mushroom Burger.  Right by the counter, you can get slices of cheese, so I picked up some swiss cheese.

I was lucky enough to have the dressing so that was taken care of.

How to make a Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich:

Take a baking sheet then cut the bun in half, apply butter and place face down.  Put 1/4 turkey on the sheet pan with the bun then add the sliced cheese on top.

Buns, turkey and swiss cheese on a sheet pan ready to make a sandwich.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  As you can see below, baking the bun alongside the turkey and cheese make it the perfect base to build this turkey sandwich on. 

A sandwich bun thats been baked in the oven.

After all done assemble bun, turkey with the melted cheese, coleslaw and drizzle with dressing.

And here you are…..

Side shot of a Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich on a plate with coleslaw and catalina dressing.

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Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich
Crispy bun with warm turkey and melted Swiss cheese. Topped with crunchy coleslaw then drizzled with sweet Catalina dressing. The perfect 'one person' sandwich.
A turkey Sandwich drizzled with catalina dressing.
Course Main Dish
Keyword sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
sandwich
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Keyword sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
sandwich
Ingredients
A turkey Sandwich drizzled with catalina dressing.
Instructions
  1. Take a baking sheet then cut the bun in half, apply butter and place face down. Put 1/4 turkey on the sheet pan with the bun then add the sliced cheese on top.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  3. After all done assemble bun, turkey with the melted cheese, coleslaw and drizzle with dressing. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Air Fryer Egg Rolls have the same crispy, crunchy outside as fried egg rolls only made with less mess. They make a great appetizer or a meal for two.

Air fryer egg rolls on a plate with sweet and sour sauce and some craft beer in the background.

For this Mitten Movie Night, I decided to just make 8 eggs rolls to serve just my husband and me to eat while enjoying a few beers that we brought back with us from our trip down South. Air fryers are perfect for small-batch snacking recipes like this one!

What beer pairs well with small-batch snacks like egg rolls?

The beer: Cheetah from Rhinegeist Brewery.

One of my favorite parts of traveling is seeing what the area we visit has to offer as far as craft beer. Recently we traveled from Michigan to Charleston to Savannah to Atlanta to Indianapolis to Chicago. PHEW! we found some great beers along the way including this one from a Cincinnati area brewery.

Close up of egg rolls made in the air fryer for an easy snack.

American lagers are what many deem as mainstream beer. Most breweries and taprooms have a lager available year-round so it’s a great recommendation for those who are looking to dip their toes into something new.

Want more food and beer pairings with American Lagers?

A pork egg roll being dipped into a dish of sweet and sour sauce.

What movie goes great with small-batch snacks like egg rolls with sweet and sour dipping sauce?

BINGE WATCH ON! Gearing up for Season 3 of Ozark so we’re rewatching Season 2. I mean, who remembers everything that happened last season when it’s been a year? Snacks, drinks, Netflix-night made.

How to make Air Fryer Egg Rolls:

For these egg rolls, I used some leftover pork that I used to make BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza. I cooked the pork once in the crockpot and got double duty meals out of it. Win-win! If you prefer chicken or beef feel free to swap them out in this recipe in a one-to-one ratio.

Start by chopping the cabbage and green onions. Shred the pork.

In a pan add 1 tsp oil and sautee the egg roll filling until the cabbage is softened and pork is slightly crispy around 10 minutes.

Pork and cabbage in a pan that's been cooked and used for egg roll filling.

Once the cabbage has softened add the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ground ginger, sugar, and garlic powder. Turn off the heat and let the filling cool slightly.

Grab the egg rolls wrappers, a plate and a small dish of cool water. Don’t use warm water it will make the wrappers gummy).

On a plate or piece of wax paper lay down one egg roll wrapper with one corner facing you. Slightly below center add two spoonfuls of filling. Be careful not to overfill.

Using your finger, dab it into the dish of water then rub water on all four sides side.

Fold the bottom over the filling.

Steps for how to make egg rolls in the air fryer.

Bring each side into the center, folding over the filling. Finish by rolling the rest of the way.

Spray the bottom of the air fryer with oil. Lay the prepared egg rolls into the air fryer tray, 4 at a time, then spray the top with more oil. *Make sure to check your air fryer manufacturer’s directions to see if it’s safe to use oil in it before proceeding.

Set the temperature for 350 degrees and ‘fry’ for 5 minutes.

Flip the egg rolls after 5 minutes, spray with more oil then ”fry’ for another 3 minutes.

Remove from the air fryer tray, pour some sweet and sour sauce into a dish and here you are……

Egg Rolls on a plate with dipping sauce and craft beer.

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Air Fryer Egg Rolls
Air Fryer Egg Rolls have the same crispy, crunchy outside as fried egg rolls only made with less mess. They make a great appetizer or a meal for two.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chop the cabbage and green onions. Shred the cooked pork.
  2. In a pan add 1 tsp oil and sautee the egg roll filling until the cabbage is softened and pork is slightly crispy around 10 minutes.
  3. When cabbage has softened add the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ground ginger, sugar, and garlic powder. Turn off the heat and let the filling cool slightly.
  4. On a plate or piece of wax paper lay down one egg roll wrapper with one corner facing you. Slightly below center add two spoonfuls of filling. Be careful not to overfill.
  5. Using your finger, dab it into the dish of water then rub water on all four sides side.
  6. Fold the bottom over the filling.
  7. Bring each side into the center, folding over the filling. Finish by rolling the rest of the way.
  8. Spray the bottom of the air fryer with oil. Lay the prepared egg rolls into the air fryer tray, 4 at a time, then spray the top with more oil.
  9. Set the temperature for 350 degrees and 'fry' for 5 minutes.
  10. Flip the egg rolls after 5 minutes, spray with more oil then ''fry' for another 3 minutes.
  11. Remove from the air fryer tray and serve with sweet and sour sauce. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Empanadas

Air Fryer Empanadas are the answer snack time or anytime! Made with flaky pie crust, savory beef filling, and cheese you will find yourself making batch after batch.

Close up of beef empanadas made in the air fryer with salsa and sour cream on the side.

There’s nothing better than a great recipe to have in the back of your pocket for nights when you just want some comfort snack foods that don’t take too much effort. Good thing I’ve got this ground beef empanada recipe for just those kinds of nights!

The great thing about this air fryer beef empanada recipe is that you don’t use all of the ground beef for the initial preparation. What I do is freeze the additional beef that’s leftover so I can make these again without having to remake all the meat.

A side shot of air fryer empanadas on a serving tray.

Bonus, you can freeze storebought pie crust. Grab them when they are on sale so when you want to whip these up, the beef and the crust are already in my freezer. I just put both items in the refrigerator to thaw the night before and it’s HELLO snack time the next night!

What movie pairs well with air fryer empanadas?

For this Mitten Movie Night, we are watching The Great Outdoors in honor of the late, great John Candy who passed away 26 years ago this week.

The perfect bite shot of an empanada with salsa and sour cream on it.

What beer pairs well with flaky pie crust stuffed with ground beef and cheese then dipped in lots of sour cream and salsa?

The beer: Dirty Blonde from Atwater Brewery.

You will see this beer in many of my posts because it just happens to be 1) my favorite, 2) a perfect example of blonde ales because it can literally be paired with any dish.

Do you own an air fryer? If so, check out these other air fryer recipes on the site:

Empanadas that were made int he air fryer split in half to show ground beef.

How to make Empanadas in the Air Fryer:

The key to making this empanadas recipe is to KEEP IT COOL.

  • Make sure the ground beef has cooled completely before using it.
  • Roll out one sheet of pie crust at a time, keep the other one in the refrigerator and only remove when ready to cut the circles out.

Start by browning the ground beef. Cook over medium/high heat on top of the stove. When the beef is halfway cooked, add the garlic powder, black pepper, chili powder, and cumin.

Once the ground beef is cooked all the way through and no longer pink drain the grease from it and add to a bowl. LET IT COOL COMPLETELY.

Close up of ground beef that was cooked for empanada filling

When the beef has cooled, remove one of the pie crusts from the refrigerator to start cutting out the circles.

On a piece of wax or parchment paper add a small amount of flour and roll the pie crust out onto it.

Using a glass or biscuit cutter cut out 7-8 circles.

Rolling out pie crust and how to use the excess to make additional pastry circles for empanadas.

There will be remaining dough. Pick it up and roll it together into a ball.

Using the same glass, roll the dough out into a circle again and cut additional circles. I can usually get 11-12 circles of dough out of each crust.

Add the cooled ground beef and shredded cheese onto one half of the pie crust circle. *Any additional ground beef that is leftover put into a freezer-friendly container and freeze for up to a month. To thaw, put in the refrigerator 24 hours before use.

Steps for how to fold empanadas..

The best way to make sure that they seal and you don’t make a mess of the air fryer basket, pinch the edges then fold the edges over. Crimp the folded edge with a fork.

Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with spray vegetable oil. Add the prepared empanadas to the basket. Spray the tops with additional oil or brush with melted butter (this is my favorite way to make them but spray works well too).

An air fryer basket with empanadas in it.

Set the air fryer to 350 degrees and fry for 8 minutes. With a fork, gently flip each one. Spray again with oil or brush with butter and fry for 1 more minute.

Remove the empanadas from the basket and continue the process until they are all made, should take about 3-4 times. Keep the already made ones warm in the oven or eat as you make them!

Serve these with sour cream and salsa. And here you are……

Overhead shot of air fryer empanadas ready to eat on a serving tray.

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Air Fryer Empanadas
Air Fryer Empanadas are made with flaky pie crust, savory beef filling, and cheese. Make them right in the air fryer for snack time or anytime.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start by browning the ground beef. Cook over medium/high heat on top of the stove. When the beef is halfway cooked, add the garlic powder, black pepper, chili powder, and cumin.
  2. Once the ground beef is cooked all the way through and no longer pink drain the grease from it and add to a bowl. LET IT COOL COMPLETELY.
  3. When the beef has cooled, remove one of the pie crusts from the refrigerator to start cutting out the circles.
  4. On a piece of wax or parchment paper add a small amount of flour and roll the pie crust out onto it.
  5. Using a glass or biscuit cutter cut out 7-8 circles. There will be remaining dough. Pick it up and roll it together into a ball.
  6. Using the same glass, roll the dough out into a circle again and cut additional circles. I can usually get 11-12 circles of dough out of each crust.
  7. Add the cooled ground beef and shredded cheese onto one half of the pie crust circle. *Any additional ground beef that is leftover put into a freezer-friendly container and freeze for up to a month. To thaw, put in the refrigerator 24 hours before use.
  8. The best way to make sure that they seal and you don't make a mess of the air fryer basket, pinch the edges then fold the edges over. Crimp the folded edge with a fork.
  9. Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with spray vegetable oil. Add the prepared empanadas to the basket. Spray the tops with additional oil or brush with melted butter.
  10. Set the air fryer to 350 degrees and fry for 8 minutes. With a fork, gently flip each one. Spray again with oil or brush with butter and fry for 1 more minute.
  11. Remove the empanadas from the basket and continue the process until they are all made, should take about 3-4 times. Keep the already made ones warm in the oven or eat as you make them!
  12. Serve these with sour cream and salsa. Enjoy!

Asparagus Soup #SundaySupper

This Asparagus Soup recipe is so easy and makes a great recipe for a creamy yet light lunch or dinner.  You will be craving this soup all season long!

Asparagus Soup in a bowl with Parmesan and homemade croutons on top.

When my husband and I got married we went to Riviera Maya for our honeymoon.  Where we stayed at had the best Asparagus Soup.  I would order it every night for a late night snack…and I’ll admit that I would order a steak with it too.  Hey, we were on vacation!  So when this weeks Sunday Supper theme came out, Easy Spring Recipes, I knew I had to finally try and recreate this soup recipe with one of my favorite Spring vegetables.

Creamy asparagus soup in a bowl and pot with croutons on the side.

One thing that is plentiful throughout the Spring & Summer in Michigan is asparagus.  I actually grew up next to a field of it when I was a kid and you can find it at roadside stands for cheap!  A great tip is to buy it in bulk and freeze it so when it goes up to almost $5/pound in the Winter I don’t have to worry about it when I have a craving.

Thinking about this got me interested in knowing when fruits and vegetables are at their peak growing season in Michigan.  I found this great resource from PickYourOwn.org with all the fruits and vegetables and when the crop will become available.  Check it out to see what goodies are coming soon to a farm near you.

Asparagus Soup close up on a spoon.

How to make Asparagus Soup recipe:

Chop off those pesky hard ends on the asparagus and throw them out.  Then chop the rest in equal pieces.

Heat up some oil in the bottom of a large pot over medium/high heat.  Add the asparagus and 3 cloves of minced garlic.  Sautee for 3-4 minutes then sprinkle 1 Tbs of flour over the top, stir to coat all the vegetables evenly with the flour.

Add chicken stock then set to a low/medium simmer and let cook uncovered for 25 minutes.

Steps for making the recipe for asparagus soup.

Making this soup ‘creamy’ is a two-step process.  For the first part of adding creaminess, take a small bowl add 1/4 cup milk, remaining flour and cornstarch.  Stir to combine then add to the soup mixture.  Add to the stove over medium heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes until thickened.

Next, use a little tool called an ‘immersion blender’.  This is actually something my Mother-In-Law gave me and I don’t use it too often but always glad I have it as part of my kitchen.  If you do not have one I would suggest taking most of the soup mixture and putting into a blender. 

Finally the last part of making this soup ‘Wow’ is adding the thyme, nutmeg and Parmesan and the last 1/4 cup of whole milk.

A pot of warm, creamy asparagus soup with Parmesan cheese and milk in it.

Top this creamy soup off with some homemade croutons.

And here you are…..

Asparagus Soup with ready to eat.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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This post was originally from March 2017-it has been updated with photos & text.

Thank you so much to this weeks Sunday Supper host Anne from Simple and Savory.  Check out all these wonderful Spring recipes from other taste makers:

Breakfast

Cakes, Pies, and Sweets

Cookies and Bars

Main Courses

Pastas

Seafood

Veggies and Sides

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

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Asparagus Soup

Tender asparagus is cooked then made creamy with milk and Parmesan. Top this Asparagus Soup with crunchy homemade croutons to complete this delicious meal.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Soup
Keyword soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Servings
servings


Ingredients

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Soup
Keyword soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Servings
servings


Ingredients


Instructions
  1. Chop off the hard ends on the asparagus and throw them out. Then chop the rest in equal pieces.

  2. Heat up some oil in the bottom of a large pot over medium/high heat. Add the asparagus and 3 cloves of minced garlic. Sautee for 3-4 minutes then sprinkle 1 Tbs of flour over the top, stir to coat all the vegetables evenly with the flour.

  3. Add chicken stock then set to a low/medium simmer and let cook uncovered for 25 minutes.

  4. Take a small bowl to add 1/4 cup milk, remaining flour and cornstarch.  Stir to combine then add to the soup mixture.  Add to the stove over medium heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes until thickened.

  5. Use an immersion blender or regular blender to cream the vegetables.

  6. Add the milk, thyme, nutmeg, and Parmesan.

  7. Top this creamy soup off with some homemade croutons. Enjoy!

Sheet Pan Salmon #SundaySupper

Sheet Pan Salmon is baked with a crunchy coating and roasted vegetables. This one-pan meal is so easy and delicious it will become your go-to weeknight dinner. 

Sheet pan salmon with veggies on a sheet pan. Salmon is covered in a mayonnaise and breadcrumb topping.

Looking to add more fish to your families diet but worried about picky eaters?  Try this creamy sheet pan salmon recipes that will not have everyone in family raving about this mild seafood recipe that’s comes with bonus vegetables.

Close up of vegetables used for this sheet pan dinner, Brussels sprouts and green beans.

To say that this dinner is family friendly would be an understatement.  My 10-year-old LOVES seafood.  I was a little worried what the 3-year-old would think since he can tend to be a picky eater but he gobbled up a few pieces I cut then asked for more.

Baked salmon on a sheet pan with a bite of it on a fork.

The fish that I used was on sale and already came seasoned with a spicy peppercorn marinade.  You can choose one already seasoned, it really added to the flavor of the dish and wasn’t overpowered by the topping I added.  This will take one average sized sheet pan.

How to make Sheet Pan Salmon:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Cover with tin foil then oil it so the fish doesn’t stick.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Wash and chop the vegetables (my favorite-check out my other Sunday Supper recipe Asparagus Soup).  This is Michigan though so in the winter I use Brussels sprouts and green beans.

Brussels sprouts and green beans cleaned and in a colander.

Place the salmon onto the greased sheet pan.

Now combine the ingredients for the creamy topping: mayo, Parmesan cheese, garlic, artichoke hearts, and lemon juice.

Ingredients for making a sheet pan salmon dinner that's baked in the oven.

Then make the crunchy topping: in a microwave dish melt the butter for around 30 seconds.  Once melted add the breadcrumbs and stir until the butter and breadcrumbs combine compeltely.

Spread the mayonnaise mixture on top the salmon.

Salmon covered in a mayonnaise mixture and being sprinkled with breadcrumbs.

Take the vegetables and layer them around the salmon. Drizzle with olive oil.

Drizzling olive oil over cut vegetables.

Place it all into the preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes.

I served this meal with some mashed sweet potatoes.  So sweet and creamy they were a perfect balance with the fish.

And here you…..

Sheet Pan Salmon baked and ready to eat.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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This post was originally from April 2017-it has been updated with photos & text.

I would like to thank this weeks Sunday Supper host Claire McEwen of Sprinkles & Spouts.  For more sensational seafood recipes check these out……

25+ Best Sunday Supper Seafood Recipes

Appetizers

Main Dishes

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

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Sheet Pan Salmon
Sheet Pan Salmon is coated in a creamy sauce and topped with crunchy breadcrumbs. Baked in 30 minutes until flaky. A sheet pan supper for the whole family.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. On an average sized sheet pan. Cover with tin foil then oil it so the fish doesn't stick.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Wash and chop the vegetables.
  4. Combine the mayo, Parmesan cheese, garlic, artichoke hearts, and lemon juice.
  5. Microwave dish melt the butter for around 30 seconds.  Once melted add the breadcrumbs and stir until the butter and breadcrumbs combine completely.
  6. Place the salmon onto the greased sheet pan.
  7. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on top the salmon.
  8. Cover the top with breadcrumb mixture.
  9. Take the vegetables and layer them around the salmon. Drizzle with olive oil.
  10. Place it all into the preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes.

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

This Bacon Cheeseburger Soup will have you eating your burger with a spoon. Ground beef, bacon, a creamy tomato base, cheese and yes, even pickles! Add chunky pieces of potatoes to make it even heartier and top with homemade croutons.

Close up of a chunky soup recipe with potatoes, beef and bacon.

How has your winter been going? Surprisingly we have been having pretty mild weather. That doesn’t mean though that it hasn’t been cold. While the -20’s from last year haven’t hit yet, we have consistent 30-degree bundle up weather. So I try to keep warm, comforting soup recipes like this Bacon Cheeseburger Soup on the stovetop to keep warm.

Cheeseburger Soup with pickles, cheese, tomatoes and homemade croutons on the top.

What show do you recommend on Netflix during the Winter?

For this Mitten Movie Night, I am finishing up the 4th season of Schitt’s Creek. This is easily one of the funniest comedies I’ve seen in a long time. Right up there with my favorite show 30 Rock. It’s a binge-able show, perfect for when you’re stuck in the house.

Want more cold weather soup recipes? Check these out:

What beer goes well with a hearty soup recipe?

The beer: Amber Ale from Bell’s Brewery

While everyone is enjoying Hopslam, I am pairing this year-round Bell’s offering with everything from hearty soups to turkey sandwiches.

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup on a soup ready to eat.

How to make Bacon Cheeseburger Soup:

Start by cooking the ground beef and the bacon. Slice the bacon into small strips and add to a stockpot with the ground beef.

Cook the beef and bacon over medium/high heat for about 10 minutes, until the beef is browned and bacon is cooked through and crispy.

While the meat is cooking chop the potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery. Mince the garlic.

Remove the pot and drain 90% of the grease, leaving around 1 Tbs in the beef mixture. Then add flour. Stir to combine everything.

Steps for making soup made of ground beef and bacon.

Now add the tomato paste. I like this soup with a tomato base if you prefer it less so decrease the tomato paste by 3 ounces. It will not have anything to do with the thickness.

Over medium heat add the stock, herbs and spices, sugar, and vegetables.

Cover the pot and cook the soup for an additional 30 minutes.

How To Make Croutons in the Air Fryer:

Cut any bread you like into cubes. I used day-old butterfly rolls from my store bakery. This recipe made about 2 cups of croutons.

Add the cubes of bread to a bowl then drizzle with 2 Tbs. olive oil, 1 tsp parsley flakes, 1 tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.

Cut up bread in an air fryer tray ready to cook for homemade croutons.

Add the bread to the tray of the air fryer. Set air fryer to 390 degrees and air fry for 10 minutes, flipping the croutons halfway through.

Homemade croutons made in the air fryer.

They come out so crunchy but not hard and full of flavor. Perfect on top of soups like this or salads.

Once the soup has cooked add the finishing touches to thicken it up. In a small bowl add 1 Tbs flour, 1/4 cup milk and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine and pour to the soup pot.

Add the shredded cheese and pickles. The pickles are optional of course, you can always leave them out and let people add their own.

Serve by sprinkling with more cheese, diced tomatoes, more pickles, and croutons. And here you are……

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup with toppings and a pot of it off to the side. Served with a craft beer.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
This Bacon Cheeseburger Soup will have you eating your burger with a spoon. Ground beef, bacon, a creamy tomato base, cheese and yes, even pickles! Add chunky pieces of potatoes to make it even heartier and top with homemade croutons.
Course Main Dish
Keyword beef, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Keyword beef, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start by cooking the ground beef and the bacon. Slice the bacon into small strips and add to a stockpot with the ground beef.
  2. Cook the beef and bacon over medium/high heat for about 10 minutes, until the beef is browned and bacon is cooked through and crispy.
  3. Chop the potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery. Mince the garlic.
  4. Remove the pot and drain 90% of the grease, leaving around 1 Tbs in the beef mixture. Then add flour. Stir to combine everything.
  5. Add the tomato paste.
  6. Over medium heat add the stock, herbs and spices, sugar, and vegetables.
  7. Cover the pot and cook the soup for an additional 30 minutes.
  8. Once the soup has cooked add the finishing touches to thicken it up. In a small bowl add 1 Tbs flour, 1/4 cup milk and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine and pour to the soup pot.
  9. Add the shredded cheese and pickles. (pickle is optional)
  10. Serve by sprinkling with more cheese, diced tomatoes, more pickles, and croutons.

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Learn more about ‘Celebrate with 8’ on Bottom Left of the Mitten here.

Chunks of tender beef, tomatoes, spices, and jalapeno come together beautifully in this Instant Pot No Bean Beef Chili. Hearty and full of flavor you will not miss the beans in this chili at all.

Making this beenless beef chili int he instant pot will make your super bowl recipes so easy to make

This BBQ Chicken & Bacon Sandwich recipe has all my favorite things in it!
Sliced chicken piled high with bacon and crunchy homemade coleslaw then drizzled with BBQ sauce.

Side shot of a chicken sandwich with chips on a plate and toppings off to the side.

This Mac and Cheese for a Crowd has only a few ingredients and comes together easily. Set it and forget it in the slow cooker so you can enjoy the party and not be stuck in the kitchen.

Mac and Cheese for a Crowd is is a great super bowl recipe to feed a lot of people without much work

This chicken wing recipe will make sure you don’t miss saucy wings at all. Dry Rub Chicken Wings are rubbed with a smoky and sweet coating then baked to crispy perfection.

Dry Rub Chicken WIngs - Chicken wings are coated with a sweet and smoky dry rub then baked to crispy perfection. Serve with a side of blue cheese for a great appetizer.

Layers of crispy waffle fries, crunchy bacon, creamy ranch then topped with melted cheese. All made in the air fryer and minimal cleanup. Air Fryer Loaded Waffle Fries are just what snacking should be, easy and delicious!

Servings of Air Fryer Waffle Fries loaded with bacon, ranch and cheese.

Crispy tortilla chips, smoked sausage, a mix of peppers and onions drowned in beer cheese sauce. For the main dish or easy appetizer, Smoked Sausage Nachos are not your ordinary finger food.

Smoked Sausage Nachos on a pan ready to eat.

Do you love hot dogs? How about bacon? Now, how about garlic aioli? Let’s put those all together to make this Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog. Crack open a cold beer and dive into a different way to eat hot dogs.

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Tired of the same old tacos? Looking to give fries a new life? Then try these Fiesta Fries for dinner or at your next party.

Fiesta Fries on a plate with toppings around them.

“If you’re not gonna go ALL the way, why go at ALL?”
– Joe Namath, New York Jets

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Chicken Parmesan #SundaySupper

Layers of egg noodles, crispy chicken, spaghetti sauce and loads of cheese. Chicken Parmesan is a great go-to for busy weeknights. 

Chicken Parmesan in a baking dish ready to serve.

I can’t believe we are already talking about Back To School! If your like my house, back to school also means back to sports.  Busy weeknights of homework and practice call for a meal that can pull double duty-one night dinner, tomorrow leftovers or freezing half for dinner when dirtying dishes is the last thing you want to do.

A chicken casserole dish with egg noodles being scooped out of a pan.

This week I have been seeing TONS of back to school pics because we live very close to Indiana who start right now.  I’m saying to myself, ‘We still have 4 weeks!’.

Did you know that in Michigan it is the law you cannot start until after Labor Day? Some schools are starting to challenge it and getting waivers but for us, I am so glad that it’s that way.  I really feel like it gives kids time to enjoy more of the warmer months. We are getting ready though because it will be here soon enough.

Closeup of Chicken Parmesan.

So as I mentioned above, this Chicken Parmesan casserole is a great meal because it makes TONS, is easy to freeze, and can be made ahead placed in the refrigerator then popped into the oven later in the evening or even the next day.  Take the guess work out of dinner and add this to your dinner rotation ASAP!

How to make Chicken Parmesan:

Start to cook the egg noodles according to package directions.  These are the frozen kind that are found by ravioli in the frozen food section.  

Grease a 9×13 pan then cover the bottom with some of the spaghetti sauce. 

While they cook chop the chicken into bite sized pieces. Heat up oil in the pan and get ready to fry the chicken.  On a plate add the bread crumbs, flour and parmesan cheese. 

Chicken that is dredged in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese

Once the oil is heated take the chicken and dredge in the crumb mixutre then add to the hot oil. 

Fry chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked through and super crisp.  This is the key to a great casserole. 

Chicken pieces that have been fried and are now ready for Chicken Parmesan casserole

Both the noodles and the chicken should take around 15-20 minutes to finish.

Drain the noodles and now it’s time to layer.  One layer noodles, one layer chicken, one layer cheese, one layer sauce. 

Steps for making Chicken Parmesan

Do it one more time then top with remaining cheese.  Yes, use the whole bag! Sprinkle with garlic powder and parsley for a little extra oomph.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.  And here you are…..

Chicken Parmesan casserole baked and hot out of the oven.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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This post was originally from August 2017-it has been updated with photos & text.

Thank you to this weeks Sunday Supper host.  Check out all of the other recipes that will give your family a great start to the Back To School season.

Back to School Dinners

Beef and Pork

Pastas, Soups, Rice and Stews

Poultry

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Print Recipe
Chicken Parmesan #SundaySupper
Layers of egg noodles, crispy chicken, spaghetti sauce and loads of cheese. Chicken Parmesan is a great go-to for busy weeknights.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken
Keyword casserole, chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken
Keyword casserole, chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9x13 pan then cover the bottom with some of the spaghetti sauce. Start to cook the egg noodles according to package directions.
  2. While they cook chop the chicken into bite sized pieces. Heat up oil in the pan and get ready to fry the chicken.
  3. On a plate add the bread crumbs, flour and parmesan cheese. One the oil is heated take the chicken and dredge in the crumb mixutre then add to the hot oil. Fry chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked through and super crisp. Both the noodles and the chicken should take around 15-20 minutes to finish.
  4. Drain the noodles and now it's time to layer. One layer noodles, one layer chicken, one layer cheese, one layer sauce.
  5. Do it one more time then top with remaining cheese.
  6. Sprinkle with garlic powder and parsley.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

Italian Sub Stromboli

All the ingredients you love in a great Italian sub are rolled up in pizza crust and baked to perfection in this Italian Sub Stromboli. Serve with pizza sauce for an easy meal or appetizer.

Italian sub stromboli on a servings tray with pizza sauce in the center.

If you follow my blog at all, you will know that one of my favorite things in life are sandwiches. ALL kinds of sandwiches. Carb nirvana wrapped around delicious fillings and capped off with a different array of toppings and sauces. What is not to love?

A side view of stromboli that is ready to serve.

So with this stromboli, I took my favorite ingredients for Italian subs and baked it in a pizza crust-thus a stromboli. Ham, salami, pepperoni, two types of cheese, tomatoes, peppercini’s and then topped with Italian dressing. All baked together to a golden brown. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.

Want more sandwich recipes?

Italian Sub stromboli appetizer with pizza sauce ready for serving.

Italian Sub Stromboli makes for a great meal or appetizer and goes from plain pizza crust to table in 30 minutes.

How to make Italian stromboli:

For this recipe, I used Wewalka Classic Pizza Crust. I liked using this because it already has parchment paper included which made rolling up the stromboli so easy.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Start by rolling out the pizza dough.

Next, start placing the Italian Sub ingredients onto one side of the dough, not in the middle.

Layer the ham, salami, pepperoni, swiss cheese, peppercinis, diced tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Pour the Italian dressing over the top, splitting between the two.

Since this pizza crust has the parchment paper built-in the rolling up of the stromboli is so simple. Start by folding the pizza crust over the filling.

How to make italian stromboli and how to roll it up easily using pre-made pizza crust.

Peel down the parchment paper down and repeat the process until the pizza crust is all rolled up and the filling is completely rolled up into the pizza crust.

Ingredients for making Italian Sub stromboli on pre-made pizza crust ready to roll up.

Crimp the end of the pizza crust to seal the stromboli completely.

Stromboli crust rolled up.

Whisk an egg then brush on top of the crust. This gives it a nice brown color on the top.

Italian Sub stromboli crust being brushed with egg wash.

Using a knife, make 5-6 cuts on top of the crust so the heat can escape while baking.

Sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Italian stromboli baked on a cookie sheet and cut up for serving.

Remove the Italian Sub stromboli from the oven. Slice and serve with prepared pizza sauce. And here you are…..

Italian Sub stromboli ready to eat with pizza sauce for dipping.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Print Recipe
Italian Sub Stromboli
All the ingredients you love in a great Italian sub are rolled up in pizza crust and baked to perfection in this Italian Sub Stromboli. Serve with pizza sauce for an easy meal or appetizer.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Appetizer, Sandwich
Keyword appetizer, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Appetizer, Sandwich
Keyword appetizer, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Start by rolling out the pizza dough.
  3. Start placing the Italian Sub ingredients onto one side of the dough, not in the middle. Layer the ham, salami, pepperoni, swiss cheese, peppercinis, diced tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Pour the Italian dressing over the top, splitting between the two.
  4. Start by folding the pizza crust over the filling.
  5. Peel down the parchment paper down and repeat the process until the pizza crust is all rolled up and the filling is completely rolled up into the pizza crust.
  6. Crimp the end of the pizza crust to seal the stromboli completely.
  7. Whisk an egg then brush on top of the crust.
  8. Using a knife, make 5-6 cuts on top of the crust so the heat can escape while baking.
  9. Sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  11. Remove the Italian Sub stromboli from the oven. Slice and serve with prepared pizza sauce. Enjoy!

80’s Movie Lovers Gift Guide

From Steel Magnolias to Ferris Buellers Day Off, this is the ultimate
Totally 80’s Movie Lovers Gift Guide!

Gift Guide for 1980's movie lovers

Learn more about ‘Celebrate with 8’ on Bottom Left of the Mitten here.

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I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.

Shelby
Steel Magnolias Movie Lovers Gift Guide

Steel Magnolias Prayer Candle Set from SunofaWitch
Steel Magnolias Minimalist Movie Poster from FilmFreakDesign
If You Can’t Say Anything Nice About Anybody Come Sit By Me Tee from HookDesignandSinker
(This shop has LOTS of fun Steel Magnolia Tees to choose from)

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Ferris Bueller
Ferris Bueller Gift Guide

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Pins from cowboygoods
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off At the Museum Poster from Jimbeanus
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Map T-Shirt from chitownclothing

Wait a minute. Wait a minute Doc, uh, are you telling me you built a time machine … out of a DeLorean?

Marty McFly
Back to the Future Gift Guide

Back To The Future Vinyl Record Clock from RusticByShianne
Marty and Doc Back to the Future Print from JamieBendas
Hoverboard Champion T-shirt from TimsStudio

It’s called a sense of humor – you should get one – they’re nice.

Duckie
Pretty In Pink Move Gift Guide

Pretty in Pink stud earrings from DynamicDuosEarrings
Pretty In Pink Wall Art from DHicksDesignCo
Pretty in Pink Duckie Dale Shirt from blackbirdsupply

E.T. phone home.

E.T.
E.T. Movie Gift Guide

E.T. The Extraterrestrial Antique Bronze Charm Bracelet from Between2Castles
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Movie Poster Print from PrintsandtheRev
E.T – The Extra-Terrestrial Inspired T-Shirt from daletheskater

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Johnny Castle
Dirty Dancing Movie Gift Guide

Dirty Dancing Cross Stitch Pattern (Digital Download PDF) from HoopDreamsStudio
(Bottom Left of the Mitten readers get a 10% Discount on ANY HoopDreamsStudios item(s) through Jan 31, 2020 using the coupon code: DIRTYDANCING)
Dirty Dancing movie poster from MunaMia
Dirty Dancing hand-painted earrings from quevajewelry

Don’t cross the streams.

Egon Spengler
Ghostbusters Movie Gift Guides

Back Off Man, I’m a Scientist Ghostbusters Mug from PunchyProducts
Ugly Little Spud Art Print from AndrewHeath
The original ghost hunters retro 80s raglan shirt from TrendyFindsCo

You kids keep your noses clean, you understand? You’ll be hearing from me if you don’t. We ain’t gonna stand for any weirdness out here.

Officer Dorf
Friday the 13th Movie Gift Guide

Horror hockey mask cameo from xDonnaxthexDeadx
Floral Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th Horror Print from HelloSailorTees
Welcome to CAMP Crystal Lake Hoodie Friday the 13th Hoodie Sweatshirt from Aftercolor

“When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 80’s. ” — David Lee Roth

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