Chedz Meatloaf

If you LOVE meatloaf and want to add a twist to it to make it incredibly mouth-watering, replace Chedz crumbs with traditional breadcrumbs.  To make the entree entirely gluten-free, use Gluten Free Chedz crumbs and you won’t believe how scrumptious it will be until you try it!

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Crumble Chedz into crumbs using a food processor or rolling pin.
  3. Whisk eggs, milk, salt, and ground black pepper in a large bowl. Add Chedz crumbs and stir until combined.
  4. Mix ground beef and chopped onions in the Chedz mixture and transfer mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf pan, mini bread loaf pan or slow cooker.
  5. To make the sauce (optional): Combine brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl; spread over meat mixture.
  6. Cooking instructions: -For 9x5-inch loaf pan: Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. A thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). -For mini bread loaf pan or regular sized cupcake pan: Bake for ~35 minutes. -For slow cooker, cook on low for ~5-6 hours.
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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 Friez

Chedz Friez

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  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with foil and spray cooking oil. Peel potato skins off and cut into fries shape.
  2. Put fries in a bowl and add olive oil and mix.
  3. Add salt and garlic powder to the fries and mix.
  4. Crush Chedz to crumbs consistency with rolling pin or food processor.
  5. Add Chedz crumbs to the fries and toss. Use hands or spoon to rub loose Chedz crumbs onto fries.
  6. Pour fries on baking sheet; separate them out so they don't stick together during baking. For softer fries, bake for 35 minutes. For crunchier fries, bake for 45 minutes. ENJOY with ketchup or barbecue sauce.
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Chedz Baked Onion Ringz

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  1. This recipe will make a crunchy batter. This crunch batter recipe was adapted from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jeff-mauro/oven-fried-onion-rings-recipe.html For a softer batter and lower carbs, see below adapted by Hall Brands. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place parchment paper on one baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Combine the flour and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and buttermilk together. Add half of the flour mixture into the buttermilk and mix until smooth and thickened.
  3. Crush the Chedz into crumbs consistency using a rolling pin or food processor.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the Chedz, olive oil and remaining salt.
  5. Lightly and carefully dredge the onion rings in the flour, then buttermilk batter, and finally the Chedz mixture. Arrange on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until golden brown, watching carefully to ensure that Chedz crust does not burn; about 10-15 minutes.
  6. For a lower carb option that yields soft but tasteful onion rings: INGREDIENTS: -1 onion -1 TBS olive oil -1 TSP salt or to taste -4 OUNCE Chedz Crumbs (Any Flavor)
  7. INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Crush the Chedz into crumbs consistency using a rolling pin or food processor and put in a bowl. 2. Add salt to Chedz crumbs. 3. Place cut rings in a bowl and add 1 TBS and mix. 3. Put oiled onion rings in the Chedz crumbs mix and carefully stir. Pat loose Chedz crumbs onto rings. 4. Place each ring on the baking sheet. 5. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes; ensuring that Chedz crumbs do not burn. ENJOY!
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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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Chedz Aglio e Olio

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons of salt and the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and add to a large pasta bowl.
  2. Pour 1/3 cup of olive oil in a pan. Add a dash of salt. Add 6-8 garlic cloves. Simmer on low for about 20 minutes and watch carefully so garlic does not burn. Stir garlic periodically.
  3. Crush Chedz to crumbs consistency using rolling pin or food processor.
  4. Mince the fresh parsley if using.
  5. Add crushed red pepper flakes to the olive oil.
  6. After about 20 minutes, turn off burner and pour the olive oil over the pasta. You can leave the garlic slivers in the pan or choose to add it to the pasta.
  7. Add Chedz crumbs and parsley (if using) and stir. Serve and 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

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  1. Crush Chedz finely; bread crumbs consistency.
  2. Place parmesan cheese, flour and Chedz crumbs in a bowl. Omit parmesan cheese and flour if you want lower carbs. Only use Chedz crumbs.
  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 (or Chedz mix alone). 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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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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  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.
    Chedz Zucchini and Squash Chips
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