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Meatball Sliders

Meatball Sliders

          MEATBALL SLIDERS   PREP TIME: 30 minutes SERVINGS: 12 sliders These manly yet mini meatball subs will be the highlight of any game day spread! INGREDIENTS:  1 lb ground beef 1 tsp red pepper flakes ¼ cup breadcrumbs 3 T grated parmesan cheese 2 T flat-leaf parsley, chopped 2 large eggs 1 garlic clove, minced 3 T olive oil ¼ cup onion, diced 12 oz. Jam Jar Marinara Sauce 12 dinner rolls 1 cup shaved mozzarella 12 large basil leaves DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine beef through garlic with ½ tsp each of salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix together well and then roll into about 12 golf ball sized portions. Heat 2 T oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onions until softened, about 2 minutes and transfer to a plate. Heat the remaining oil and add the meatballs, turning until browned all over and cooked through, about 3 minutes. Pour the marinara sauce in the pan and add the onion. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Split each dinner roll and arrange bottoms on a baking sheet. Top with basil leaf, meatball patty, Jam Jar marinara sauce, shaved mozzarella slices, and top bun. Bake until cheese melts, about 2-3...

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Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz Sliders

Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz Sliders

          SWEET SHIRAZ SLIDERS   PREP TIME: 35 minutes SERVINGS: 4 sliders Step up your slider game with these sweet and smoky Jam Jar sliders. INGREDIENTS:  2 cups of Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 ½ lbs of lean ground beef 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon freshly group pepper 1 medium tomato, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces 2 cups of arugula 1 tablespoon of olive oil 4 slider buns 4 slices of cheddar 4 strips of cooked bacon (optional) DIRECTIONS:  In a sauce pan over medium-high heat, combine the wine and brown sugar for the glaze. Cook until reduced, about 25 minutes. Let stand to cool. In a large bowl, mix beef, salt, pepper, and a quarter of the red wine reduction. Form 4 slider-size burger patties. Cut buns in half and drizzle with olive oil. Grill the sliders to desired doneness on medium-high heat and toast buns. Top patties with cheese and transfer to buns. Drizzle remaining red wine glaze over patties, top with tomato, arugula, bacon (optional) and top...

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Jam Jar Cranberry Sauce

Jam Jar Cranberry Sauce

          JAM JAR CRANBERRY SAUCE   PREP TIME: 20 minutes SERVINGS: 2 cups Kick that can to the curb and elevate your Thanksgiving spread with this sweet and easy cranberry sauce. Also makes for the perfect topping on a warm baked brie. INGREDIENTS:  1 cup Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz About 14 oz. fresh or frozen cranberries ½ cup sugar ½ cup orange juice 1 tsp fresh orange zest 1-2 T fresh rosemary, minced DIRECTIONS:  Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until cranberries begin to burst, about 15 minutes. Spread on top of a baked brie or serve alongside a Thanksgiving...

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Raspberry Jam Jar Vinaigrette

Raspberry Jam Jar Vinaigrette

          RASPBERRY JAM JAR VINAIGRETTE   PREP TIME: 15 minutes SERVINGS: ½ cup This sweet and tangy vinaigrette is the perfect dressing to brighten up a light summer salad. INGREDIENTS:  1 cup Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 1/3 cup packed thinly sliced shallots 1 cup (4 oz) fresh raspberries 1/3 cup safflower oil ¼ cup raspberry vinegar or red wine vinegar 8 cups mixed salad greens 1 cup sliced strawberries ¼ cup toasted pine nuts ¼ cup goat cheese DIRECTIONS:  Combine Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz and shallots in heavy small saucepan. Boil until liquid is reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 10 minutes. Add raspberries, oil and vinegar. Boil 3 minutes. Season vinaigrette with salt and pepper. Let cool slightly, then blend with a hand processor until smooth. Combine greens in large bowl. Pour vinaigrette over greens and toss. Sprinkle with strawberries, nuts and...

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Caramelized Onion Crostini

Caramelized Onion Crostini

          CARAMELIZED ONION CROSTINI   PREP TIME: 1 hour 30 minutes SERVINGS: 20 pieces Sweet caramelized onions pair perfectly with tangy goat cheese on a warm crostini. INGREDIENTS:  4 medium-large yellow onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced (approx. 2 ½ pounds) 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbl olive oil 1½ tsp salt 1 cup Jam Jar Sweet White, more as needed ½ tsp minced thyme ¼ cup goat cheese 1 tsp honey Baguette, sliced DIRECTIONS:  Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Saute the onions, garlic and salt for about 20 minutes, until onions start to turn translucent. Add the wine and thyme, and gently simmer uncovered until liquid has evaporated (about 1 hour). Toast baguette slices under the broiler until slightly golden. Let cool. Mix the goat cheese and honey together and spread onto baguette slices. Top with caramelized onions and a few extra thyme...

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