Saucy Mama Recipe Contest

Stir Fried Pork Grilled Cheese featuring Saucy Mama

Stir Fried Pork Grilled Cheese featuring Saucy Mama

I am delighted to announce that I am one of the 25 food bloggers chosen by Saucy Mama to compete in their 2015 recipe contest. This year Saucy Mama will be awarding the winner of this challenge a golden ticket and registration fee to The World Food Championships in Kissimmee, Florida along with a $1,000.00 travel stipend and $500.00 in cash. It would be an incredible honor to represent Saucy Mama at the WFC.

25 bloggers take the challenge

25 bloggers take the challenge

To top it off, Saucy Mama also gave bloggers the opportunity to choose 6 products from their delicious array of 29 mustards, sauces, dressing and marinades. AND the chance for you, my readers, to feel like a winner, too, with a generous give away (but more about that later). I could not fill out the application fast enough. It was a tough decision, but here are the products I chose: Apricot Ginger Mustard, Hatch Chili Mustard, Pacific Rim Ginger Dressing, Lime Chipotle Marinade, Sweet Heat Marinade and Miso Orange Sesame Dressing & Marinade.

the chosen 6

I was excited to receive the package from Barhyte Specialty Foods. Upon its arrival I immediately opened it and started tasting.

Now the challenge. To pick at least one of my favorite products and create an inventive recipe that will fit into at least one of the following WFC categories: Sandwich, Burger, Bacon, Pasta, Seafood or Fresh. The Fresh and Sandwich categories appeal to me the most. Sandwiches are easy to make and fresh and seasonal is the way I like to cook. Right now I have the most gorgeous cilantro and scallions in my garden ready to harvest and I knew I wanted to incorporate them into my original recipe.

Miso, Orange  & Sesame Napa cabbage slaw

Miso, Orange & Sesame Napa Cabbage Slaw

Do you love Asian food? Do you love grilled cheese sandwiches? Well, I sure do. Inspired by Saucy Mama’s Sweet Heat Marinade and the Miso Orange Sesame Dressing & Marinade I aimed for a very fresh tasting grilled sandwich reminiscent of my favorite Asian take-out. Tangy glazed stir-fried pork with a sweet heat, topped with a crunchy Asian miso, orange & sesame slaw, surrounded by melted pepper Jack cheese all toasted up in just minutes. It is extraordinary if I do say so myself.

extraordinary, family friendly and oh so easy

Saucy Mama and a few fresh ingredients make a fantastic sandwich

This is a most family friendly recipe. I do hope you will give it and all the other Saucy Mama products a try. Check out their web site to see all the fabulous blogger entries and other creative recipes. And don’t forget to leave a comment here letting me know how saucy your are, so you can be entered into the Saucy Mama Give Away. Barhyte Specialty Foods is providing one (1) package featuring three Saucy Mama products (except olives) as an audience prize. I will randomly pick a winner and announce on Sunday, May 24th. Best of luck to all of us.

Stir-Fried Pork Grill Cheese

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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1-pound fresh ground pork

½ cup Saucy Mama Sweet Heat Marinade

¼ cup chopped scallions

2 cups sliced (1/2-inch thick) napa cabbage

¼ cup fresh shredded carrots

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons Saucy Mama Miso Orange Sesame Dressing & Marinade

4 tablespoons soft butter

8 slices Italian bread with sesame seeds

16 deli slices pepper Jack cheese

In skillet, over medium-high heat, brown pork, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until fully cooked. Drain off all drippings in pan (I like to pour the meat into a fine mesh sieve over a heat-proof bowl.) Return pork to skillet. Add Sweet Heat Marinade, stirring until pork is fully glazed and sauce has reduced. Remove from heat. Stir in scallions; set aside and keep warm. In medium bowl, toss cabbage, carrots, cilantro and Miso Orange Sesame Dressing; set aside. Butter one side of each bread slice. Place bread, butter side down on griddle type skillet. Top each bread slice with 2 slices of cheese. Layer only 4 bread slices with an even amount of pork mixture on top of the cheese. Turn heat to medium-low. Cover skillet and cook until cheese begins to melt, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove cover. Top pork mixture with an even amount of cabbage mixture. Using a spatula, flip 1 bread slice, with just the cheese, over the top of each pork-slaw sandwich, placing it cheese side down. Gently press sandwich together and continue cooking until cheese is melted and sandwich is toasted.

fresh from the garden ingredients

fresh from the garden ingredients and Saucy Mama are a perfect combination

28 thoughts on “Saucy Mama Recipe Contest

  1. Awesome!! What great news for you. These products look delicious and so does your recipe! ❤

    • What’s great about these products is they contain delicious ingredients and you don’t need any other spices or salt or pepper. They pack a ton of flavor.

  2. Looks fabulously delicious. You go show them Miss Lisa! Saucy mama recipes from one saucy mama!!!!!

  3. I would love to make your sandwich or one of my own with one of those delicious-sounding Saucy Mama sauces! Good luck Lisa!

  4. Hi Lisa — I would vote for your sandwich any day. It looks delicious. Sending good luck wishes!!

  5. A little behind with FB but so excited for you. Your sandwich looks awesome and I’m sure taste delicious. Good luck in the competition.

  6. Looks delicious, and love how easy it seems. I won the sauces last year and boy are they good! Good luck Lisa, this recipe is a winner!

  7. Congratulations! Looks and sounds delicious , a definite winner, and cilantro makes everything good. I successfully made the gnocchi and will have to try this.
    As to your last post, I decided to go back to teaching in the fall. I know Aidan would be happy. 😊

    • so happy you tried the gnocchi. I bet the students are happy to have you back. I worked only 1 more year after William died. My mind was pretty gone and as a physician assistant taking care of children I was so afraid of making a miss diagnosis and causing more harm than good. It was a good, but difficult decision for me at the time.

  8. Lisa, this looks amazing!!! I am not looking forward to going head to head with you 😉 but it is funny that we picked almost the same exact flavors 🙂 great minds…can’t wait to try your recipe!!

  9. Saucy Mama Products brings the Very Best Flavors added to all your recipes!! Saucy Mama”s products decadent adding even just a little to your recipe ingredients always brings a huge smile to your family and friends faces when they enjoy recipes especially like these flavorful recipes displayed here that I can not wait to try !! Saucy Mama Products are So Good I could eat them by themselves with a spoon…YUM 🙂

    • Brenda what a nice review of Saucy Mama products. I sure wish I had them back in the day when I was a young working mom trying to get dinner on the table. Sure would have made dinner easier and more delicious.

  10. Lisa, congratulations and best of luck. I must say, my mouth is watering at this delicious looking dish and I am excited to try it out myself. Thanks for sharing!

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