RECIPES TO COOL A BLISTERING HEAT CONTEST – Leela Lou Dahlin!

NGWN Promo Summer Recipes REVISEDWelcome to our RECIPES TO COOL A BLISTERING HEAT CONTEST!

I’m Jianne Carlo and I’ll be your host for this HOT— yeah, I’m being snarky—contest. If you have any questions, drop me an email (jianne@jiannecarlo.com), or leave a comment below. Let’s hit the contest ground running!

Summer’s hot and the kitchen’s hotter, so the Nice Girls are looking for great recipes to cool us (and YOU!) down this summer. Our contest runs from AUGUST 4TH – 17TH. We’re posting daily featured recipes on the blog from each of our Nice Girls, but we want you to participate.

How?

Post your own cool-down recipes in the comment section of the featured post. The recipe can be for a drink, an appetizer, an entrée, or a yummy dessert. Each recipe you post enters you to win our GRAND PRIZE OF A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD at the end of our contest. More recipes = more entries.

AND…

At the end of our contest, FOUR lucky readers will be chosen by the Nice Girls for second place prizes, one in each food category. So make your recipes delightful, readers, because we get to vote on the ones we like best. The recipe in each category with the most votes wins a $15.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD prize!

Now for today’s Featured Recipe: Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps from Nice Girl Leela Lou Dahlin

IAsian-Beef-Lettuce-Wraps3ngredients

12 leaves lettuce (iceberg, romaine, Boston or green leaf)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 yellow onion, diced

1 lb. ground beef

1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/4 cup hoisin sauce

1-2 Tbsp. chili sauce

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

1/2 Tablespoon honey

4 green onions, chopped

Directions

Gently rinse lettuce leaves and pat dry, careful not to tear them. Set aside.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add bell pepper and onion, cook 3 minutes. Add ground beef and cook 5 minutes, breaking up with a wooden spoon. Drain grease and return pan to stovetop; reduce heat to medium. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in garlic, soy sauce, hoisin and chili sauces, ginger, rice wine vinegar and honey. Cook until sauce has thickened, 3-4 minutes. Stir in green onions.

Spoon meat mixture into a medium bowl and place on a large serving platter. Arrange lettuce leaves around the bowl and serve.

Enjoy!

Readers, don’t forget to post your favorite recipes in the comments section, now through AUGUST 17TH, for a chance to win our Grand Prize of a $50 Amazon gift card or one of Four $15.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD Prizes! Winners will be announced August 21st!

Enjoy!

Leela Lou Dahlin 

The Nice Girls Writing Naughty

 

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One response to “RECIPES TO COOL A BLISTERING HEAT CONTEST – Leela Lou Dahlin!

  1. Sounds yummy Leela! =)

    Here’s an appetizer you all could make! I can’t do hot peppers, so this is perfect for me! =)

    Sweet Pepper Poppers

    TOTAL TIME: 40 min
    Prep: 20 min
    Cook: 20 min

    8 to 10 servings

    INGREDIENTS
    10 sweet mini multi-colored peppers (about 8 ounces)
    Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
    6 ounces goat cheese
    1/4 cup ricotta cheese
    1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
    1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

    DIRECTIONS
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    Slice each pepper in half lengthwise, keeping the stem intact. Remove the ribs and seeds and discard, hollowing out each of the peppers. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper and place in an 8- by 8-inch baking dish.
    Whip the goat cheese and ricotta together until light and airy in a mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, about 2 minutes. Stir in the thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary. Fill each pepper halfway with 2 teaspoons of the cheese mixture and level off with a small offset spatula.
    Place the breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Pour the butter over the breadcrumbs and toss to combine. Sprinkle each pepper with the buttered breadcrumbs. Bake until golden and bubbly, 15 to 20 minutes.

    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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