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Easy Party Foods for the Big Game – Heinen’s Cribbs in the CLE Recipes

The following recipes were developed by Heinen’s chef, James Mowcomber and were shared on Channel 19’s Cribbs in the CLE.

Sheet Pan Nachos

Shopping List:

  • Xochitl Blue Corn Chips (or Tortilla Chips of your Choice)
  • Heinen’s Mexican 4 Cheese Blend
  • Pickled jalapenos
  • Heinen’s Canned Organic Black Beans
  • Heinen’s Hot or Medium Salsa
  • Lou’s Chorizo (Meat Department)
  • Niman Ranch Pulled Pork (Meat Department)
  • Sour Cream
  • Heinen’s Homemade Guacamole

Instructions: Cook the chorizo and heat the pulled pork, set aside. Place the chips on a sheet tray and top with the cheese. Place in a 350 degree oven until cheese is melted. Serve the nachos with the warm meat, jalapenos, beans, sour cream and guacamole on the side so guests can customize their nachos.

 Build-Your-Own Chili Bar

Shopping List: 

  • Heinen’s Vegetarian Chili
  • Heinen’s Shredded Sharp Cheddar
  • Red Onion
  • Sour Cream
  • Raw Jalapenos, Sliced or Chopped
  • Chopped Avocado
  • Heinen’s Pico de Gallo
  • Your Favorite Hot Sauces

Instructions: Heat the chili and keep warm in a crock pot. Let your guests serve themselves and customize their bowls with the assorted add-ins.

Homemade Chicken Tenders

Shopping List:

  • Smart Chicken Brand Chicken Tenders
  • Italian Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs or Your Favorite Seasoned Breadcrumb
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Golden Dipt Beer Batter Dry Mix
  • Two Brothers BBQ, Island Soy Teriyaki and Sweet Chili Sauce or Your Favorite Dipping Sauces

Instructions: Mix the beer batter mix with water or beer according to the instructions on the box. Mix the seasoned breadcrumbs with the parmesan cheese. Dip the tenders into the batter until thoroughly coated before placing them in the breadcrumb mixture. Pat the breadcrumbs onto the tenders. Either cook on a sheet tray in a 400 degree oven, pan fry, or deep fry. Serve with sauces on the side.

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • Your Favorite Freshly Baked Cookies from Heinen’s Bakery
  • Your Favorite Ice Cream (We recommend Mitchell’s or Heinen’s brand)

Instructions: Let the ice cream sit at room temperature to soften for five minutes. Place a scoop of ice cream on the flat side of a cookie. Using a spatula smear it to the edge of the cookie, top with the other cookie. There should be about 1” of ice cream between the cookies. Place in freezer to set.

Some great combinations are: Sugar Cookie with Pistachio Ice Cream, Chocolate Chip Cookie with Coffee Ice Cream or a Peanut Butter Cookie with Strawberry Ice Cream.

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By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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