Appetizers and Snacks

Benny’s Famous Jalapeno Poppers

1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 4 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese 6 ounces fresh corn kernals salt and ground black pepper to taste 8 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded 8 slices bacon, cut in half 16 toothpicks

Best Bruschetta Ever

2 tomatoes, cubed 1 teaspoon dried basil 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed seasoning salt to taste ground black pepper to taste

Baked Scotch Eggs

1 (8 ounce) package bulk pork sausage 4 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled 1 large egg ½ cup Italian bread crumbs

Best Guacamole

Best Guacamole

2 avocados ½ lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons chopped onion ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil

Best Ever Bruschetta!

Best Ever Bruschetta!

4 English muffins, split 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 4 large fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped 8 black olives, pitted and halved 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon honey 4 slices mozzarella cheese, halved salt and pepper to taste

Best Ever Crab Cakes

1 egg 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 4 teaspoons lemon juice ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 1 tablespoon minced green onions 8 ounces crabmeat ½ cup crushed buttery round crackers 1 tablespoon butter

BBQ Meatballs

1 (16 ounce) package frozen meatballs 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce ¼ cup ketchup

Beef Empanadas with Olives and Raisins

1 tablespoon olive oil, or to taste 1 medium sweet onion, diced 1 tablespoon minced garlic, or more to taste 1 ½ pounds ground beef 1 pinch ground paprika, or to taste salt and ground black pepper to taste 2 large hard-cooked eggs, chopped 2 large egg yolks, beaten ½ cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, chopped ½ cup raisins 1 sprig fresh parsley 20 pieces empanada pastry discs

Beer Battered Onion Rings

2 cups all-purpose flour 1 egg, beaten 2 teaspoons dried parsley 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons dried oregano salt and pepper to taste 1 cup beer 3 large onions, sliced into rings 1 cup oil for frying

Basic Hummus

2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved 1 tablespoon sesame seeds salt and pepper to taste

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