Monday, September 21, 2015

Bloody Wrighteous


So one of my Facebook friends, Michelle, sent me a picture of this insane drink from a restaurant called Sobelman's Pub. Apparently they are known for these ridiculous Bloody Marys that have a ton of food sticking out of the top.  They even have one with a whole fried chicken!  My husband saw the pictures, and he absolutely wanted to do it!  The jar here is 1 foot tall, and there's at least 6-7 inches of stuff sticking out of the top!  Here's the rundown of what we put on ours:

  • Fried cheese
  • Hamburger sliders (recipe to follow)
  • Cubed cheese
  • Mini BBQ smoked sausages
  • Celery stalks
  • Whole green onions
  • Grilled shrimp
  • Marinated veggie skewers (pickled okra, pickled baby corn, jalapeno stuffed olives, baby mushrooms, giardiniera, baby pickles)
  • Tomato & onion skewers
  • Deep fried grilled cheese wedges
  • Tater tots
  • Hot links
  • Pork Kabobs (click for my recipe)
  • Carne Asada (click for my recipe)
  • Bacon wrapped chicken (recipe to follow)
  • Chicken wings

We used two bottles of Bloody Mary mix.  If you like it spicy, check out Pain is Good Zesty Garlic Bloody Mary Mix.  We get it at Walmart.  It's pretty darn tasty.  (I wish they were paying me to endorse it, but, alas, they aren't.)




We're calling this the Bloody Wrighteous.  Yes, I know it's spelled without the W, but our last name is Wright, duh.  (Just kidding)  It's totally insane, I know.  For me, there are two standouts in this:  The Hamburger Sliders and the Bacon Wrapped Chicken.  Here are the recipes for both.  Enjoy!


BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN
1 lb boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 C brown sugar
Cayenne pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
About 8 slices bacon

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Mix the brown sugar, garlic and cayenne pepper together.  Cut each piece of bacon into thirds.  Wrap a piece of bacon around a chicken piece.  Roll it around in the brown sugar.  Secure them with a toothpick and bake on a sheet pan for about 30 minutes (more if the bacon is thick) or until the bacon is browned and the chicken is done.

HAMBURGER SLIDERS
1 lb hamburger meat
Salt & pepper, to taste
6 slices American cheese slices
4 slider buns
1/4 C very finely minced onion

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Sprinkle salt and pepper into the bottom of an 8 x 8 glass pan.  Press the hamburger meat down into the pan in an even layer.  Bake the meat for about 20 minutes or until done.  Cut the meat into 4 squares.  
Split the slider buns open.  Put half of a slice of cheese onto each bun bottom.  Place a hamburger patty on top of the cheese.  Top with a whole slice of cheese and some of the minced onion.  Put the top bun on top and put the sliders on a pan.  Put them in the oven for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.  *A pickle slice or two would be great here.

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