Funky names for recipes, spices and hot sauce are what Jason Bailin, author of the Get in the Kitchen, Bit@hes! book series, is all about. He has created funny names for dishes like Artichoke the Chicken, Curry the Fu@% Up! and Munch On My Meat Marsala. While somewhat racy, he might be offensive to some but his simple motto is that cooking should be fun.
We recently tried the South of My Border Mexican Blend spice, which was delicious when added to their not-so-traditional meatloaf recipe that we have included below so you can try it at home.
1 Can of Tomato Sauce
Juice of 1/2 Lime
2 tbsp Pineapple Juice
2 tbsp Orange Juice
1 tbsp of South of My Border Mexican Blend
1/2 lb Ground Pork
1 lb Ground Beef
2 Corn Tortillas crumbled fine
2 tbsp South of My Border Mexican Blend
1/4 Poblano Pepper diced
1/2 Onion diced
1/2 cup Carrot diced
1/2 cup Corn
1/4 cup Ricotta Cheese
1/4 cup of Shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheese
Additional Shredded Cheese for top
Prepare sauce first by combining all ingredients in a small pot and stir. Bring
to a simmer and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
While sauce cooks, preheat oven to $350. Add all of the meatloaf ingredients in
a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Place in a greased 9X5 baking pan. Ladle out
some of the sauce and spread it over the top. Place in oven and let cook
uncovered for a half hour. Take out of oven, spread more sauce on top, sprinkle
with shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and some fresh chopped cilantro
and place back in oven for about 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and browns
Other spices include the Smoky Pole BBQ Blend, a nice combination of sweet and savory that will add a nice boost of flavor to any barbecued food. The Bourbon Street Bit@hes Cajun Blend adds a nice amount of heat to any chicken or seafood dish.
For more information, visit www.bitchcooks.com.