Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sloppy James' Nachos

Okay all you pickle peep fans!!! Have we got a party nacho for you! Our last posts have provided you with a pickle soup with our sweet and spicy delights to make your bowl party SOUPER… we’ve provided you with a BLT dip that will definitely score on Super Bowl day… and drum roll please…
here’s James’ own special nacho recipe that will have your guests rockin’ with splendiferous delight… 

So, whether your partyin’ like a big dog,

Angus, he's more of a college sports fan...


or loungin’ like a lizard… 

while you catch the latest Super Bowl commercials and rootin’ for your team…

here it is the RECIPE FOR THE WEEK…


Thick ridged potato chips

Your fav Sloppy Joe recipe (see Rachel Ray’s below)

Shredded cheese

Iap Original sweet & spicy pickles, chopped


Place a layer of thick ridged potato chips (We used Lays) on a plate

Add as a second layer the Sloppy Joe mixture

Sprinkle with shredded cheese and

Top with chopped iap Original sweet & spicy pickles.



1 TBLS extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan

1 ¼ pounds ground beef sirloin

¼ cup brown sugar

2 tsp to 1 TBLS steak seasoning blend (like McCormick brand Montreal Seasoning)

1 med. Onion, chopped

1 small red bell pepper, chopped

1 TBLS red wine vinegar

1 TBLS Worchestershire sauce

2 cups tomato sauce

2 TBLS tomato paste

Heat large skillet to medium high heat and add olive oil.

Add meat and combine brown sugar, and steak seasoning, add mixture to meat and stir. When meat has browned add onion and red peppers to the skillet, reduce heat to med and add wine vinegar and Worchestershire …stir and cook for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and paste, reduce heat and simmer. Cool slightly and pour over chips.


Don't forget to drop by and say, "hey" at our upcoming venues...

Saturday, April 13 at The Dallas Flea .... 9am - 4pm


mark your calendars, April 26-28 at Austin Food and Wine Festival.... 
in a pickle will be there.

Monday, January 21, 2013

BLT dip countdown to Super Bowl

As February 3rd gets closer and Karen laments that she'll have to find another favorite for the Super Bowl since her Cowboys flinched and didn't go the home stretch... Hmmmm the 49ers or the Ravens?... and the question that first comes to mind AFTER choosing a team to root for will be what to serve for the annual Super Bowl Party? If you read our last blog-  pickle soup might a party hit but if you are sticking to simple dips and chips... our BLT dip is sure to be a slam dunk... Oops wrong athletic event... But truly ... this dip is a crowd pleaser no matter what sport!

BLT in a pickle Dip
1 - 16 oz sour cream
1 - lb bacon, fried/baked until crispy and crumbled
1 - cup mayonnaise
1/2 jar of in a pickle tomato jam

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients and serve with corn chips, potato chips or your favorite veggie platter!

Don't forget to drop by and say, "hey" at our upcoming venues...
this Saturday, in Dallas at the Green Grocer grand opening festivities,
Saturday, April 13 at The Dallas Flea .... 9am - 4pm
mark your calendars, April 26-28 at Austin Food and Wine Festival.... in a pickle will be there!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Super Bowl Countdown ... Pickle Soup?

Having a few folks over for the Super Bowl?  How 'bout an in a pickle Souper Bowl Party?

Yep we're putting our best products on the 50 yard line and serving them up for our fans.

This week you'll find a recipe that we found called Pickle Soup.  Our test kitchen hasn't tried it out yet but we're going to... so if you dare... punt and try this recipe... go ahead... Let us know if you do!  AND we'll let you know when we serve it up too ... the in a pickle way with our sweet and spicy Originals and our Bread and Butter chunks!  I mean pickle soup... we hear it's a Polish delight.  Any Polish Pickle Peeps out there???

in a pickle Souper Bowl
3 pork chops on the bone
5 large red potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 carrots, peeled and chunked
2 jars of in a pickle Originals or Bread and Butter chunks, drained (reserve pickle juice)
1 tsp of dried parsley
3 bay leaves
1 tsp sea salt
1 can chicken broth

Boil pork chops in large soup pot until meat falls off the bone, skimming the fat periodically.  When the meat is fully cooked remove the meat and bone and set aside.  Strain the broth removing any remaining fat.  Add the can of chicken broth, potatoes, carrots and pickles and bring to a boil.  Add the dried parsley, bay leaves and sea salt.  Simmer until the potatoes and carrots are tender - Separate the meat into small portions and reintroduce into the soup along with a small amount of pickle juice to taste and enough cream to slightly thicken the mixture.  Bon appetit pickle peeps!

Check out our newest venue in Dallas at the new neighborhood market the Green Grocer.