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Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

In our Heritage Dish series, we feature Hamilton Beach employees and their favorite family recipes. This month, we highlight Matt Harrington, Communications Manager, and one of his favorite recipes from his hometown of Buffalo, New York.

One of the first things people ask upon meeting me is, “Where are you from?” Most likely, this is because they detect the hint of the Great Lakes in my accent. Even though I’ve lived in Virginia for 14 years, the nasally a’s and hard r’s of the Western New York dialect remain. If my accent doesn’t let people know I’m from Buffalo, the Sabres t-shirt and Bills hat are a surefire giveaway.

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Growing up in Western New York, I’ve eaten my share of chicken wings, and I’m skeptical when restaurants outside of the region claim they serve “authentic” Buffalo wings. For some reason, the rest of the country hasn’t figured out how to properly fry and sauce a wing yet. Normally, I make my own wings (and you can, too, with a deep fryer and your favorite hot sauce and butter mixture). But, this post isn’t about our world-famous wing. Instead, I want to introduce you to Buffalo’s best-kept secret: the Beef on Weck.

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

At first glance, it may appear to be a run-of-the-mill roast beef sandwich. But trust me, Arby’s has nothing on the Beef on Weck. The building blocks of the sandwich are simple: thinly sliced, rare roast beef, horseradish and the salty kummelweck roll.

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

If you don’t know what kummelweck is, it’s probably because a) you don’t speak German (kummelweck translates to “caraway seed roll”) or b) you don’t live in or know anyone from the City of Good Neighbors. A Beef on Weck without the “weck” is just roast beef on a roll. The food gods bestowed upon Western New York an abundance of kummelweck, available at every supermarket and bakery. If you live outside of the area, you’ll have to make your own. But don’t worry – it’s easy. You don’t even have to bust out your bread maker.

To make the buns, brush the tops of Kaiser or hard rolls with egg wash. Then, sprinkle on a mixture of coarse salt and caraway seeds (the saltier, the better). Pop them in a warmed oven or toaster oven for 3-4 minutes or until the egg wash is dry. That’s it! You’ve just turned an ordinary roll into the uniquely tasty kummelweck – the most important part of the Beef on Weck.

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For the roast beef, you can prepare the roast yourself (remembering to catch all the drippings), or you can take the easy way out and order thinly sliced roast beef from the deli counter at your grocery store. Be sure to ask for the rarest meat they have. And – this is important – don’t forget to ask for the au jus. Some delis will have the juice from the roast available for purchase. If they don’t have it, you can pick up a couple quarts of beef stock or broth. While you’re at the supermarket, grab a jar of grated horseradish (not the creamy kind).

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Heat the au jus or stock in a slow cooker on high heat. Use a fork to quickly dip each slice of roast beef in the hot juice and immediately place on the roll. Pile the beef high – big flavors call for a big sandwich – and spoon a healthy dollop of sinus-clearing horseradish on top of the meat. Before completing your beefy masterpiece, dip the underside of the top bun in the juice for a little extra flavor and moisture.

Heritage Dish: Beef on Weck from Buffalo, New York - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Whenever I have family in town or friends over for a football or hockey game, I set up the buffet with the Beef on Weck assembly line. Not only is it delicious (even non-Buffalonians love it), but it takes very little time to prepare. It’s nice to have a little taste of home as we suffer through a season of our favorite teams not making the playoffs. Again.

 



Center Stage: Mountain Mama Cooks with on Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Kelley Epstein of Mountain Mama Cooks is a blogger, personal chef, wife and mother. She lives in Park City, Utah and enjoys her high-altitude living surrounded by the outdoors. Kelley is not only a fantastic chef, but a fun-loving person who loves butter and mayonnaise as much as we do. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Mountain Mama Cooks used the @hamiltonbeach Searing Grill to make these awesome Grilled Pineapple Chicken Sandwich Burgers on everydaygoodthinking.com #grillit

Tis the season for grilling and al fresco dining. And as much as I love having dinner on the patio and cooking outside, I detest cooking on our grill. It cooks unevenly, is a bugger to light and don’t get me started on cleaning the darn thing. It’s a hand-me-down, a little on the dated side and never worked very well in the first place. My excitement at checking out the Searing Grill might have been a little over the top but the thought of having a grill that actually worked did just that. What can I say, I’m easily excitable.

Mountain Mama Cooks used the @hamiltonbeach Searing Grill to make these awesome Grilled Pineapple Chicken Sandwich Burgers on everydaygoodthinking.com #grillit

This Searing Grill is the BOMB. No really, it’s the bomb-dot-com. A nonstick grill plate where you can control the temperature and throw it in the dishwasher for cleanup? Be still my grill-loving heart. This thing grills like a boss, offering great grill flavor and makes beautiful searing marks. It didn’t smoke out my house and was an absolute breeze to wipe clean. I’m giddy!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be on the back porch with a glass of wine, enjoying my sandwich and feeling every bit like the grill maven I now am.

Mountain Mama Cooks used the @hamiltonbeach Searing Grill to make these awesome Grilled Pineapple Chicken Sandwich Burgers on everydaygoodthinking.com #grillit


Grilled Teriyaki and Pineapple Burgers with Spicy Lime Aioli
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
3 (2-3 lbs.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup teriyaki sauce, divided
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce
Zest of 1/2 lime
1 pineapple, skin removed, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices
6 deli slices of provolone cheese
Romaine leaves
6 sliced buns
Instructions
Prepare Searing Grill by preheating it to 400 for 10 minutes.
Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise and marinate in 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce for 2-3 hours.
Prepare the aioli by mixing together mayonnaise, garlic chili sauce and lime zest.
Grill pineapple slices, with the lid open, for 2-3 minutes per side, or just long enough to get grill marks and heat the pineapple through.
Next, turn the grill to SEAR and wait for Ready light to come on. Grill the chicken with the lid open for 3-5 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through.
Top each chicken breast with a slice of provolone and close the lid for 1 minute, or until the cheese is melted.
Spread a thin layer of aioli on each slice of bun and top with romaine lettuce, grilled chicken and a slice of pineapple.
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The high temperature of the Searing Grill makes it possible to get outdoor flavor indoors. Plus, the hood, grill plate and tray are removable and dishwasher-safe, making cleanup a breeze.

 

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Best way to make a meatloaf sandwich - Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Yesterday, we made a delicious meatloaf covertly filled with healthful ingredients like ground turkey and handfuls of veggies. Today, we have a few leftovers, as you might, too. If you don’t want to have the same meal two days in a row, try these delicious sandwiches.

Use your favorite type of bread and add a couple slices of Turkey Meatloaf with Vegetables, extra cranberry glaze and mayonnaise. Stack your sandwich and serve it with sweet potato chips. If you want to eat it cold, you can; it’s delicious this way. Or, if you’d rather serve it up hot, toss the meatloaf slices into a frying pan or onto an indoor grill to sear in even more flavor and add a crispy texture to the loaf. You could even toast the bread. Customize the sandwich until it’s perfect. No matter how you make it, we’re sure you’ll love this meatloaf – whether it’s on a plate or on a sandwich.

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Tomato Basil Soup and Grown-Up Grilled Cheese (with bacon!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 

Tomato soup is one of those foods that immediately conjures memories of my childhood. My parents would heat up canned tomato soup and serve it with a grilled cheese sandwich made of white bread and American cheese. It wasn’t particularly fancy, but it was good, old-fashioned “kid food” and my brothers and I loved it. As I got older, I realized I wanted something more than the basics, something that offered more flavor and more texture, but it was hard to find. This is the closest I’ve come in a long time to tasting a tomato soup that offers a sophisticated balance of flavors and textures, while still summoning those great childhood memories. Everyone in the family is sure to love it, and the slow cooker makes it that much easier to put an incredible meal on the table tonight.

 

Tomato Basil Soup and Grown-Up Grilled Cheese (with bacon!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 

The grilled cheese was upgraded, too, with some of our favorite foods. Try making your next grilled cheese on a panini grill with avocado and bacon, and I know you’ll agree this is the best fall meal you’ve had this year. Enjoy!

Tomato Basil Soup and Grown-Up Grilled Cheese (with bacon!) from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 

 


Tomato Basil Soup
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
​2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 large tomatoes, chopped
2 cans (28 ounce each) crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
Instructions
​Heat olive oil in stovetop-safe slow cooker cookware over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, cook 2 minutes; stir in tomatoes and cook an additional 2 minutes.
Add crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste, basil, sugar, salt, red pepper and black pepper to cookware. Stir until well blended. Place in slow cooker.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or on LOW for 4 hours. Stir in heavy cream before serving.
Notes
If using a slow cooker with ceramic crock, cook vegetables in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer ingredients to slow cooker crock and cook as directed.
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Three Cheese Avocado Bacon Panini
SERVES: 2

Ingredients
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon ketchup
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
4 (1/2-inch) slices hearty bread
2 slices Cheddar cheese
4 strips cooked bacon
2 slices avocado
2 slices Jarlsberg cheese
2 slices mozzarella cheese
Instructions
Preheat panini press.
Stir mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard in a small bowl.
Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread and mayonnaise mixture on the other side.
Place 2 slices of bread, butter side down, on the panini press.
Layer Cheddar, bacon, avocado, Jarlsberg and mozzarella on each slice of bread.
Cover with remaining 2 slices of bread, butter side up.
Close panini press.
Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until desired brownness.
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This week, we’ve shown you two easy ways to cook a whole chicken. If you didn’t eat that whole chicken in one night, you probably have some leftovers and need some ideas to spice them up. Here are two easy dishes, based on what we like to do with our own leftovers at home. The first is a simple curried chicken salad that won over the “no-grapes-in-my-chicken-salad-please” crowd with it’s fresh, vibrant flavors and unique Indian twist. The second is a sandwich my dad used to make with chicken and turkey leftovers. It’s very basic, but surprisingly delicious.

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Curried Chicken Salad
SERVES: 4

Ingredients
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons Major Grey's chutney
2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups cubed cooked boneless, skinless chicken
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup halved red seedless grapes
2/3 cup toasted slivered almonds
Lettuce leaves
Instructions
Stir mayonnaise, chutney, cilantro, mustard, sour cream, curry, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Add chicken, celery, grapes and almonds to curry mixture. Toss until well blended.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours to blend flavors.
Serve chicken salad mixture on lettuce leaves with pita or naan bread on the side, if desired. Sprinkle with additional toasted almonds and chopped cilantro.
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Leftovers Chicken Sandwich

To make the leftover chicken sandwich, use two pieces of bread, your leftover cooked chicken or turkey, lettuce, mayonnaise and salt and pepper. Toasting the bread is optional, but adds a nice texture to the sandwich. Spread both pieces of bread with mayo and add the lettuce. Top with your leftover chicken (or turkey) and add salt and pepper to taste. Close the sandwich, lift to mouth, bite and enjoy!