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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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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New York Themed Shooter Sandwich for Super Bowl 48

Super Bowl 48 was yesterday and the entire country is still full. It’s almost as good as Easter, Thanksgiving or even Christmas Eve (my personal favorite). The OMG crew is currently compiling a list of all of the amazing food that was cooked over the weekend for a massive recap post. In the meantime, we wanted to share a really unique Shooter Sandwich  that was created by TheGreenShepard on Reddit. He created not only a Sandwich Shooter, but themed the ingredients for NY/ NJ Italians. Check out his photo recap below.

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Friday Night Bake Session: GuacaFrohli Field For The Super Bowl

The below post is written by Jon Frohlinger. He will be contributing a variety a different type of content but mist notably, “Friday Night Bake Sessions.” A column where Jon documents his homemade dinner experiences. 
Well hello there friends and family!

Today on OMGLetsBBQ.com we are going over how to make a wonderful easy Guaca”Frohli” for your party needs.  Girls love guacamole because it has a lot of “healthy” fat.  Anything healthy they like.  But onto the recipe.

  • 6 avocados
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 beautiful beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 1 shotglass full of a soy sauce/mustard mix
  • 1 packet of shredded cheese
  • 8oz of Sour Cream
  • Salt & Pepper

Cut avocados and mash.  Cut onions super small.  Everybody always thinks they are putting too many onions in their guac, WRONG.  This is the key to the guac and you can never have too much. Cut tomatoes like tomatoes.

Put everything in a bowl and mix.  Then, twist the salt and pepper mill over the guac for about 12 seconds.  You should be able to see a the salt and pepper on top visibility to know you’ve got a solid amount.  Pop the mustard and soy sauce in and mix it up.

Now, for this go around in the Super Bowl spirit I decided to utilize the guacamole as the football field on top of my seven layer dip football field!!! I put some cheese for the end done, and put some sour cream in a ziploc.  Use a needle to create a small whole in the bottom corner, and you’ve got yourself a neat way to draw on the field.

Eat and enjoy.  After all, it ain’t a Super Bowl party without either A) Frohli, or B) GuacaFrohli

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