Skip to main content

Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!


Calico Beans


Normally I am not a bean eater. I have texture issues with them. That being said, I loved this. Sweet, savory and smoky. I am not certain what combo of beans I used, I think I substituted 2 cans white beans for the kidney beans and pork and beans. Just use whatever beans you like.

This soup was to die for when paired with Cornbread Supreme. In fact, there is no way I'd make this dish without also making a batch of Cornbread Supreme. I was eating leftovers of both for a few days it was so good!

Note: when I was given the recipe a temperature was not indicated for the oven. I would say anything from 350-425 should be fine. Really, you are just heating everything through, so there is some leeway.

Calico Beans
6-8 servings

  • 1/2 lb. bacon, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped and cooked
  • 1 lb ground beef, browned
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. molasses
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 can white beans
  • 1 large can Bush's Homestyle Baked Beans
  • 1 can butter beans (do not drain)

1. Preheat oven to 375-f degrees. Cook onion and bacon in a skillet, then add all other ingredients together and mix in a large roaster. Bake for 40 minutes.

Recipe from a friend.


Comments

  1. I don't have liquid smoke, what can I do to substitute or can I leave it out altogether? This looks so tempting I want to try making it now!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hope this helps --

      liquid smoke Notes: This is a very potent seasoning that imparts a smoky flavor to meat, fish, and vegetarian mock meat products. A little goes a long way. Substitutes: smoked ham hocks (in a stew or sauce) OR omit from recipe OR chipotle pepper (hotter) OR bacon

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad

This tasty Neiman Marcus Chicken Salad has a secret ingredient that gives the texture of the salad a wonderfully creamy texture. What is it ? Freshly whipped cream folded into the chicken, almond and grape salad. It works and it is wonderful.

Serve on a bed of curly lettuce, with crackers or on a croissant. Enjoy!


Chicken Doritos Casserole

I'm not even gonna pretend that this anything but what I call "Trash Food." Every once in a while trash food is the best kind of food, comforting and totally delicious. Chicken Doritos Casserole fits that description perfectly. Enjoy!


Stick of Butter Rice

This delicious side dish was a hit at my house. The raving over this recipe was intense. To put it mildly, everyone loved it.

Personally, I felt that the amount of butter could be cut down a bit in this recipe. I'll leave that up to you guys to decide what you think is best. I think I would go with 1/3 cup and see how that goes next time around. If you have unsalted butter I'd also recommend that you go with that, instead of the standard salted butter. Between the condensed soup and broth, it can get a bit salty.

Note that for this recipe you want to use standard white rice, not instant rice. Enjoy!