Make The Perfect Kale Chips in 15 Minutes

Kale is in. Kale chips are even more in. A loyal reader of OMG Let’s BBQ, Rachael, had a very Kale weekend. She pulled up her sleeves and claims to have perfected the Kale chip. Below is her story. Let us know if your chips were as good as these!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bundle of kale
  • 1-1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. First, cut out the spines (thick, white center) from each kale leaf. It’s easiest if you fold the leaves vertically and cut from top to bottom

    Noooo, why are you cutting me :(

  3. Rinse thoroughly in cold water

    I’m clean now!

  4. Pat all leaves dry with paper towels
  5. Cut or break apart leaves to desired size, keeping in mind they will shrink while baking

    Ready to bake!

  6. Place all leaves into a mixing bowl
  7. Add 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  8. Add a pinch or two of salt
  9. Toss kale, oil and salt together until all leaves have an even coat
  10. Spread kale onto ungreased baking trays, leaving space between each leaf
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until crispy.

    walaaa!!

If they aren’t devoured within the hour, store in an air-tight container or Ziploc bag :)

You can tweet the author @RachiBabii

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Taco Bell Launched Breakfast In a Hilarious Way

Taco bell has done it again. Taking the internet by storm by announcing they will be offering breakfast at many of their locations. They are a bit late to the game as McDonald’s, Burger King, every deli in the world and even Subway have all beaten them to the punch. Taco Bell needed a way to break into the  market. After a bit of research into their approach, we realized that they’re willing to say and do almost anything to make “breakfast” and “Taco Bell” synonymous with each other. Below we outline some of their launch tactics.

1. Teased the world with a sausage, egg and cheese waffle taco picture.

taco bell breakfast

2. Hilarious TV ad that poked fun of their competition.

3. The CEO told Canada it’ll  get breakfast once they take Justin Beiber back during a Reddit AMA.

4. Sending SI Swimsuit smokebomb Chrissy Teigen a cellphone as part of their “secret mission” campaign.

Is their campaign going to work? We’ll know soon. After all, their sales in Colorado have increased 420% (heh)after the legalization of marijuana.

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The Real Way To Make Leuttce-Wrapped Chicken and Cashews

It’s Monday and the kitchen was ON FIRE. After a long day in the pits of midtown, we needed to have a few Miller Lights and make a banging Chicken and Cashew dish. This was inspired by the infamous Chicken and Pine nut plate from Englewood, NJ’s Baumgarts Cafe.

 

The final product (ignore the fried shrimp in the background)

What did I learn from this? – I’ve never actually fried anything with corn starch before. I gotta say, it was pretty good.

Without further ado, the recipe.

  • 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts, cut into squares
  • 6 Miller Lights
  • 1 Container of unsalted cashews (can use pine nuts if you’re feeling like a baller)
  • 1 Head of lettuce 
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 cup of corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons of oil (vegetable or olive oil, who cares anyway?)
  • 1 Cup of rice wine/ vinegar (I’m pretty sure they’re the same, right?)
  • 3 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
  • As much cayenne pepper as you can handle
  • Hit of salt, pepper and sugar

The supplies

 

  1. Cut the chicken breast into small cubes. The smaller the better. Remember, you’ll be stuffing this into a piece of lettuce later on.
  2. Cut the bell pepper and put to the side
  3. Slowly add the rice wine and corn starch until the chicken is pretty firm, yet still moist. Sprinkle with pepper. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.

    preparing that chicken

    Looking good

  4. Combine a little water with the soy sauce, salt, pepper, sugar and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Mix.
  5. Heat 1/2 the oil in a pan on medium, once warm add the chicken. Cook until the chicken turns white. Set aside.
  6. Heat  the other half of oil in another pan and slightly fry the pepper for 2-4 minutes.
  7. Add the sauce contraption and the chicken and cook the sauce down with the rest of the chicken. Add cashews after 5 minutes.

    Fry fry fryyyy

  8. Wash the lettuce and peel apart, ensuring not to rip the pieces.
  9. Serve with whatever beer you have left.
chicken and cashews

Final product!

 

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Bacon, Beer, and Cheese…like OMG. It’s Beer Cheese Soup! #Letscookbruh

Okay Bro!

I get it – it’s easy to order pizza, Chinese, and burritos from seamless on rotation – you’ve even got them queued up for 1-click to your door. BUT – if you have a little extra time on your hands, are looking to save cash, want to impress your girl, and eat something a little better than 2 Bros….I’ve got some serious BRO recipes for you right here on omg Let’s BBQ!  

Today’s recipe involves beer, cheese, and bacon – definitely BRO worthy ingredients right? This is my recipe for a bangin’ beer cheese soup – perfect for enjoying some football while crushing beers with your bros.

Beer Cheese Soup

Ingredients:

  • 5 slices thick cut bacon 
  • sweet onion
  • red pepper
  • garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsps flour
  • 2 cups beer (I used shock top)
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 4 ozs sharp white cheddar 
  • 4 ozs sharp yellow cheddar 
  • 4 ozs jack cheese
  • handful of cilantro
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 2 Round Loaves of sourdough for bread bowl

 10 Step Instructions:

 STEP 1: Making Bread Bowls

Take a serrated knife, cut around the top in a circle and remove. Keep the top for later.

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Make sure its deep enough
#thatswhatcheesesaid

STEP 2: Prepare your vegetables

Mince up that pepper, onion, and garlic cloves. I use a food processor, but you can use a chef’s knife or invest in one of those convenient food choppers that cost around $20. Throw the ingredients in a strainer to reduce some of the water.

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STEP 3: Prepare your cheese

You can buy cheese in blocks like I did and use a grater, or go about this the BRO way and buy shredded cheese from the grocery store.

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3 types of cheese – sharp cheddar, white cheddar, and pepper jack

Rub it on the grater #thatswhatcheesesaid

Rub it on the grater until there’s nothing left #thatswhatcheesesaid

STEP 4: Ready the Bacon

Take a large stock pot, turn up the heat to medium, and throw in 5 slabs of bacon, chopped into 1 inch by 1 inch bites. Feel free to cook more than 5 – you can’t ever have enough bacon. Once it’s cooked, take the bacon out and drain on a paper towel – be sure to leave some of that awesome grease in the pot to build a base of bacony-flavor for the soup!

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Thick cut #thatswhatcheesesaid

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Hell yeah BRO!

STEP 4: Cook the Veggies, add butter and flour

Toss in your garlic, pepper, and onions. Let these cook until transluscent bro. (about 8 mins). Then toss in the butter, and once that’s melted – throw in the flour and stir.

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STEP 5: Get your bread bowl ready

Take your bread bowl and put some olive oil on the inside of the bowl, and on the underside of the top. Throw it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the bread has hardened. #thatswhatcheesesaid

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Oil it up and throw it in the oven until its hard
#thatswhatcheesesaid

STEP 5: Add BEER! (2 cups). Let the alcohol cook off (about 5 mins.)  After, toss in the half and half. It helps to make it creamy. #thatswhatcheesesaid

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Bro its beer in food, omg

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Helps make it creamy
#thatswhatcheesesaid

STEP 6: Add the Cheese! Put it in nice and slow. #thatswhatcheesesaid

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put it in nice and slow
#thatswhatcheesesaid

STEP 9: Add about half the bacon back to the soup, and stir. 

Toss in some salt, pepper, maybe even some crushed red pepper to make it hot. #thatswhatcheesesaid

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Stir it up, make it melt
#thatswhatcheesesaid

STEP 10: Serve it!

Fill up your breadbowl, add remaining bacon to the top and garnish with a handful of cilantro. Serve with a side salad and a craft brew BRO!

Beer Cheese Soup

This is amazing bro

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Bored? Cook These 3 Things Right Now

Another new column at OMG Let’s BBQ! Our To-Cook list. We will profile food that we want to cook. This can be from a food blog/ site or just a picture we found on Instagram. If you make anything on this list or want to submit a tip, please email us!

 

Samoas Girl Scout Cookie Cake

Crushing a few of these cookies and adding even more deliciousness to form what might be the best childhood snack into an acceptable Christmas Eve dessert.  Epicurious has the deets.

Ragu Bolognese

Full Belly Blog

There is just something about Pasta and Meat in the same dish that always looks and tastes amazing. Never fails when cooking for a group. Our friends over at Full Belly Blog went over the top with this mouth-watering recipe. If you have some time on your hands, give it a go!  

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Credit: Chow

I’ve seen some crazy dips before, but this one for sure caught my eye. Pepperoni Pizza Dip. Woah. Check out how to make it at Chow. Hat tip to Alicia for the tip!

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Loaded French Fries With A Secret Ingredient

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Loaded French Fries from the hidden gem in NYC’s East Village, Black Iron Burger. They deliver mouth watering burgers and fries, keeping it simple. Above we have a picture of their “Loaded Fries.” Bacon, chives, shredded cheese and the most important ingredient- horseradish mayonnaise. Unbelievable.

Check them out on 5th Street between Ave A and B. They frequently have Groupon specials, so it’s worth a check before you head over.

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3 AWESOME Ways Drones Are Being Used For Food

Drones were definitely the talk of the internet in 2013.Drones, AKA “Mini-helicopters,” “Unmanned air-crafts” are small remote controlled  Amazon announced they were looking into using them for shipping and everyone freaked out that they were being watched. OMG Let’s BBQ is not interested in either of those two uses for drones. We compiled a list of some of the more “Bro” ways that people found a use for drone.

Beer delivery service to fisherman (Recently banned by the FAA)

Cell Phone Controlled Burrito Bomber (I feel like this could end pretty horribly)

Domino’s Pizza Delivery (This was a PR stunt but still, pretty cool)

Bonus: Non-food related, but pretty sick: Flying – This guy is using an Oculus Rift head set with his drone controller

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No, McDonald’s McNuggets Are Not Created From Pink Goop

You gotta love food rumors, especially ones that target massive food chains. You might have seen this picture float around the internet, showing what a McNugget looks like before it’s cooked.

Credit: Snopes

The OMG crew was shocked at this accusation, given that one of the writers recently sucked down 36 of them in 20 minutes during an eating contest.

(Yes, this is what 600 chicken nuggets look like)

Now onto how this is not real. Snopes did a nice in-depth recap of exactly how they are made and why this pink goop is mostly not true. Since it’s a long, boring article we kept poking around for more information on it. We uncovered the video below which is a nice look behind the scenes at McDonald’s.

So yeah, chicken might have a pinkish color, but not bubble gum pink. Maybe that image is from the factory of Hubba Bubba?

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