Menu Concepts

February 1, 2016

Party Sampler Platter

from Minor's

Shareable appetizers are a great way to increase check averages, and this concept is a sure-fire party starter! Let diners choose 3 unique hot and crispy appetizers to mix and match, served with of choice of 5 house-made dipping sauces.

Pick Any 5 Dipping Sauces:
• Adobo crema
• Chipotle cowboy ketchup
• Jalapeno ranch
• Lobster remoulade
• Maryland spiced crab dip
Minor’s General Tso’s Ready-to-Use Sauce
• Savory horseradish sauce
• Thai red curry dip
• Umami mushroom aioli

Pick Any 3 Appetizers:
• Breaded broccoli bites
• Crispy green beans
• Fried pickles
• House-made potato chips
• Jalapeno poppers
• Seasoned curly fries
• Sweet corn nuggets
• Sweet potato tater tots
• Texas toothpicks
• Zucchini sticks

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January 28, 2016

All-American Bacon Burger with Secret Sauce

from Minor's

America’s quintessential comfort food can be enjoyed in an impossibly endless number of ways. Today, I share all the “secrets” for building a perfect burger with savory undertones of bold bacon flavor.

For the Secret Burger Sauce, combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Yields 4 cups (72 servings):

• 4 cups Mayonnaise
• 1 Tbsp Minor’s® Natural Gluten Free Beef Base
• 4 Tbsp Ketchup
• 1/2 cup Onions, sweet, raw
• 1/8 cup Jalapenos, canned, diced

For the Smoky Bacon Burger Patty, thoroughly mix ground beef with Bacon Base. Form into patties and refrigerate for 1/2 hour before service. Yields 20 lbs (60 servings):

• 20 lbs Ground beef, 80% beef / 20% fat
• 1-1/4 cups Minor’s Bacon Base NAMSG

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January 27, 2016

Bloody Bull Cocktail

from Minor's

I recently came upon this drink— a marriage of the Bloody Mary and a shot of beef bouillion (commonly known as the bullshot). In this version, Minor’s® Beef Base replaces the bouillion for added umami and a deeper, rich beef flavor.

In a blender or mixer, combine ingredients and blend on low speed for 1 minute. Pour over ice and garnish with celery stalk. Yields 6 servings:

• 19.8 oz Tomato juice canned
• 9 oz Vodka or gin
• 1/4 oz Worcestershire sauce
• 1/2 tsp White rice vinegar
• 1/2 tsp Minor’s Beef Base NAMSG
• 3/4 tsp Celery seed
• 1/2 tsp Black pepper, coarse ground
• 1 tsp Red pepper sauce

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January 27, 2016

Black Bean Salsa with Beef Base

from Minor's

What’s my secret for terrific black bean salsa? Since canned black beans can be a tad bland, adding a little Beef Base brings out a moutwatering, meaty undertone— building on the umami of the tomatoes and earthy flavor of the black beans.

Combine and chill. Yields 1qt (16 servings):

• 3 qts Black beans, canned drained, rinsed
• 3 cups (approx.) Tomatoes, small diced
• 2 cups Green bell peppers, small diced
• 1 cup Onion, small diced
• 6 oz Lime juice, fresh
• 1/2 cup Red wine vinegar
• 1/2 cup Cilantro fresh, chopped (or coriander)
• 1/2 cup Garlic fresh, minced
• 1/4 cup Minor’s® Beef Base NAMSG

Chef’s Tip: When substituting dried cilantro (or coriander) for fresh cilantro, use 1/4 of the amount.

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