Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas with Chedz Topping – Courtesy of Susan Hall

Make this slow cooker chicken carnitas and add Chedz crumbs toppings to kick it up a cheesy notch for a Cinco de Mayo party or quiet family dinner.

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Chedz Slow Cooker Carnitas - Courtesy of Susan Hall
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  1. Add the first 9 ingredients in a slow cooker: chicken, broth, onion, garlic, chipotle, cumin, black pepper, chili powder, and salt. Add lime juice if preferred. Gently toss to combine.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours until the chicken is completely tender and shreds easily with a fork. If you prefer that the chicken be more crispy, you can transfer the meat into a baking pan, pour the juice on top and broil for 5-10 minutes. We skip this step.
  3. Serve on tacos, burritos, salads, rice, etc.
  4. Crush the Chedz sticks into fine crumbs using a rolling pin, Magic Bullet or food processor. Sprinkle to taste for an extra cheesy crunch.
  5. Garnish with cilantro if preferred.
Recipe Notes

The chicken can be refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 3 days, or frozen in a sealed container for up to 3 months.

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Chedz Mushrooms with Garlic & Oregano

Love mushrooms?  Spruce them up with Chedz!  This recipe can be fried or roasted in the oven.

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  1. If baking, preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Crush Chedz finely into crumbs using a food processor, rolling pin or Magic Bullet.
  3. Clean mushroom caps with a wet paper towel. You should have about 16-18 pieces.
  4. Chopped garlic cloves finely.
  5. If frying, add 3-4 TBS of olive oil in a pan on medium low heat.
  6. Add chopped garlic cloves to oil and fry until fragrant; be careful not to burn.
  7. Add mushrooms and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add butter and toss mushrooms.
  9. Add fresh lemon juice, toss thoroughly.
  10. Add spices: Oregano, Dried Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper to taste. Toss thoroughly.
  11. Add Chedz crumbs and mix. Serve and enjoy.
  12. If baking, arrange the mushrooms in a a 9x13 cooking dish
  13. Melt the butter in microwave or stove top.
  14. Add garlic, dried garlic, Oregano, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Add Chedz crumbs and mix thoroughly.
  15. Pour evenly over mushrooms.
  16. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or golden around the mushroom caps.
Recipe Notes

This recipe was inspired by: http://cakescottage.com/2014/05/24/roasted-mushrooms-garlic-thyme/

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Chedz Meatballz – Courtesy of Carey Angerer (San Francisco, CA)

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Chedz Meatballz - Courtesy of Carey Angerer (San Francisco, CA)
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  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients with your hands until well combined. It may seem a little loose at first but the Chedz will absorb some of the liquid quickly.
  2. Form into 1 inch balls. In a large pan heat 2-3 tablespoons oil and arrange meatballs. Make sure they do not touch. Cook over medium low heat until firm turning once. You may have to do them in batches.
  3. Top with your favorite marinara sauce and serve with mixed greens. You can also add them to your favorite spaghetti for yummy spaghetti and Chedz meatballz. Also great over rice or quinoa!!!
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Chedz Baked Tofuz

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Drain tofu and lightly blot with paper towel.
  3. Cut tofu in squares and put in 8X8 greased baking dish.
  4. Crush Chedz to crumbs consistency with a rolling pin or food processor.
  5. Put Chedz crumbs in a bowl.
  6. Add: Salt, Black Pepper and Italian Seasoning and mix.
  7. Rub Chedz crumbs over tofu and on the sides. Use your fingers or utensil such as spoon.
  8. Drizzle olive oil on top of Chedz tofu.
  9. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Enjoy!
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Baked Mac & Chedz

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Boil noodles according to package directions and drain.
  3. Put cooked noodles in a large microwavable bowl. Add 3 tbs of butter and stir until melted.
  4. Add ¼ cup milk and stir evenly.
  5. Add 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese to noodles. Stir until melted. If cheese does not fully melt, microwave for a few minutes and stir. Add more cheese if desired.
  6. Sprinkle and stir in ¼ tsp salt, 1/8 tsp black pepper, and 1/8 tsp garlic powder. Pour pasta into 9X13 baking dish.
  7. Crush Chedz into bread crumbs consistency using a food processor or rolling pin.
  8. Sprinkle Chedz crumbs evenly on top of pasta. Bake for 30 minutes. ENJOY!
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Chedz Fried or Baked Sole

Chedz Fried or Baked Sole

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  1. Crush Chedz finely; bread crumbs consistency.
  2. Place parmesan cheese, flour and Chedz crumbs in a bowl.
  3. Add salt, pepper and garlic powder to the cheese and flour mix and stir.
  4. Put egg in bowl and add water for egg wash dipping.
  5. Dip Sole fillets in the egg wash and then in the cheese and flour mix. Repeat for all Sole fillets.
  6. Melt butter in frying pan ¼ TBS at a time.
  7. Add Sole fillets and fry until golden brown.
  8. Squeeze lemon on top of Sole.
  9. Add capers.
  10. For a lighter, healthier option, place the Sole fillets on a lightly-oiled large baking pan or dish and bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
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Chedz Fried or Baked Okra

Chedz Fried or Baked Okra

Chedz Fried Okra

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  1. Wash Okra and pat with paper towel but not thoroughly dry as spices and Chedz crumbs need to stick to moisture.
  2. Cut Okra ends and discard. Cut Okra into thin coins and put in bowl.
  3. Add 1 tsp salt, ¼ tsp black pepper, and 1/8 garlic powder and toss in bowl.
  4. Crush Chedz finely; bread crumbs consistency.
  5. Add Chedz crumbs to okra mix and stir.
  6. Heat 1-2 cups oil (depending on pan size; need enough to cover Okra pieces).
  7. Add Okra to oil and fry until golden brown and crisp.
  8. Add more salt, black pepper, or garlic powder to taste if desired.
  9. *For healthier option, arrange the okra slices in one layer on a foil lined cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
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Chedz Zucchini and Squash Chipz

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Chedz Zucchini and Squash Chips
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  1. Slice zucchini and squash in thin coins.
  2. In separate bowls, put ½ cup flour in first, beat egg in the second and add crushed Chedz crumbs (consistency of bread crumbs) in a third bowl.
  3. Add black pepper, salt, and garlic to taste to the flour.
  4. Pour about 1 cup of oil (more or less depending on pan used; frying pan or pot) and heat over medium heat.
  5. Dip zucchini and squash chips in the flour, then egg and finally Chedz crumbs. You may have to pat down the Chedz crumbs to make it stick.
  6. Fry* in oil until golden and crisp *The chips can also be baked at 350 degrees until golden; about 30-40 minutes depending on oven.
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Chedz Stuffed Mushrooms

Chedz Stuffed Mushroomz

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Chedz Stuffed Mushrooms
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Carefully break off stems. Chop stems extremely fine, discarding tough end of stems.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and chopped mushroom stems to the skillet. Fry until any moisture has disappeared, taking care not to burn garlic. Set aside to cool.
  3. When garlic and mushroom mixture is no longer hot, stir in cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, onion powder and cayenne pepper. Mixture should be very thick.
  4. Crush Chedz finely; bread crumbs consistency
  5. Using a little spoon, fill each mushroom cap with a generous amount of stuffing. Add Chedz crumbs on top of each mushroom. Arrange the mushroom caps on prepared cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the mushrooms are piping hot and liquid starts to form under caps.
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