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This Spot Created the Ultimate King Hawaiian’s Sandwich

Taking KING’S HAWAIIAN® buns to another dimension, Santa Ana, California-based Faka’s Island Grill has created the Spam Grilled Cheese. It’s sweet, savory and melty in-between.

Sure to make your mouth water, the next level sandwich is made with BBQ-glazed grilled Spam that tops dripping fried cheese. Tangy mustard lathers the Spam and toasted KING’S HAWAIIAN® buns give the sandwich an awesome, chewy finish. And in true KH fashion, they can be pulled apart and enjoyed separately or as a whole if you’re really into buns.

As a contestant in last year’s KING’S HAWAIIAN® and Foodbeast sweepstakes, Taste of Aloha, Faka’s Spam Grilled Cheese was so undeniable, it had to receive special props. 

KING’S HAWAIIAN® and Foodbeast are revving up again for this year’s Taste of Aloha. If you’re a mom and pop restaurant and wanna put your KH twist to the test, head to their website for a chance to win a Foodbeast feature worth $25k along with other prizes.

Orange County, California residents or those nearby that wanna try one of these babies out, they’ll be on Faka’s menu now as a permanent option.

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Popeyes Unveils a New Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich

@yungfoodbeast First taste of the @popeyes new Buffalo Ranch Sandwich! 🔥 Gotta have that crisp @Dr Pepper ♬ original sound – Foodbeast

When it comes to chicken sandwiches, you already know Popeyes is the one. Imagine making a fried chicken sandwich so good that it causes a war amongst the competition, with the majority still trying to figure out how to catch up. So when Popeyes makes an announcement about another chicken sandwich to add to their vaunted lineup, we’re all here for the news.

Enter Popeyes’ latest, the Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich, an excellent newcomer that will have fans hyped for its creamy, buttery Buffalo Ranch sauce that gives an extra jolt of sizzle from cayenne and paprika. The sandwich starts with a juicy chicken breast filet that’s marinated in Popeyes seasonings, hand breaded and dipped in their buttermilk batter and cooked up golden brown. This delicious scenario sits cozy in between buttery toasted brioche buns and is complemented with crisp pickle slices and Popeyes’ new Buffalo Ranch spread.

Buffalo sauce lovers can expect less mess and all bless, as this sandwich form makes sure things don’t get lost in the sauce — and pile of napkins. Wash it all down with an ice-cold Dr Pepper and prepare yourself for an ‘aren’t you glad you did that?’ moment.

I’m sure your curiosity’s been piqued at this point, so make sure to satisfy it at participating Popeyes locations nationwide for a limited time.

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How To Make SPAM® Classic Studded Korean Corn Dogs

What makes Korean Corn Dogs so much fun is that special yeasted batter as the crust, which allows you to stick pretty much anything that you can fry to make the dogs look extra special.

Typically, this is done with ingredients like potatoes. Foodbeast Chris took it a step further and studded his take on a Korean Corn Dog with SPAM® Classic.

Chris’s creation comes as a tribute to Foodbeast’s most recent Kitchen League match, which saw celebrity chef Triciaisabirdy go up against Twitch cooking legend TheHungerService in a SPAM® Brand Fine Dining battle.

This means that he incorporated some unique ingredients into making these Korean corn dogs, including quail eggs for the batter and two different sauces that played to the ingredients both chefs used. Those sauces were caviar ketchup, and an aioli featuring yuzu koshō, a fermented, citrusy, and spicy Japanese condiment.

@yungfoodbeast Caviar Ketchup from the @spambrand corn dog video…here it is 🤤📈💜🤞 — /w @_bookofelie ♬ original sound – Foodbeast

While the inside of the corn dogs had both cheese and SPAM® Classic, it was the crispy studs of SPAM® Classic on the outside that made this one special.

To make your own take on Chris’s SPAM® Classic Studded Korean Corn Dogs, peep the recipe below.

Ingredients

Batter

  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 pkg instant yeast
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 quail eggs

Corn Dog Components

  • 2 cans of SPAM® Classic
  • 1 8 ounce block of low-moisture mozzarella
  • 8 ounces of frozen French fries
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Caviar Ketchup

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 oz caviar

Yuzu Kosho Aioli

  • 1 cup Japanese mayo
  • 1 Tbsp yuzu kosho

Steps

Make the batter

  • Combine flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a bowl.
  • Combine water and beaten quail eggs in a separate bowl.
  • Combine all ingredients, and knead.
  • Get into a warm place to proof for about 1-2 hours.

Make the condiments

  • Combine caviar and ketchup together to make your caviar ketchup.
  • Combine your mayo and yuzu koshō together to make your yuzu koshō aioli.
  • Add each sauce to separate squeeze bottles for serving.

Prep your corn dogs

  • Bring a pot of oil up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut frozen French fries into tiny cubes, about a quarter to a half of an inch long.
  • Cut the SPAM® Classic studs into similar-sized pieces to the fries.
  • Season the Panko bread crumbs with salt and pepper.
  • Cut SPAM® Classic and mozzarella into 2-inch long rectangles, about a half-inch wide and tall.

Assemble and cook

  • Skewer together one piece of each of your SPAM® Classic and mozzarella rectangles.
  • Roll your corn dogs in the proofed batter, then stud with the cubes of fries and SPAM® Classic.
  • Dust with a light sprinkling of Panko bread crumbs.
  • Fry in your oil until golden brown on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain on a paper towel, and serve with your sauces, either on the side or drizzled on your corn dogs.
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A Very Foodbeast Look At Knott’s Berry Farm’s 2022 Boysenberry Fest

@yungfoodbeast #ad How many boysenberry items can we eat at @knottsberryfarmofficial ♬ Theme park style orchestral songs(111649) – STUDIO COM

Spring is here once more, which means the Boysenberries are back at Knott’s Berry Farm for their annual Boysenberry Festival. A brand new menu awaits you, with some returning favorites that are guaranteed to tickle your taste buds. Between now and April 24th, you can grab unique dishes with Boysenberry flair while enjoying all the entertainment the park has to offer.   

With your exclusive Boysenberry Festival Tasting Card, you’ll be able to enjoy some one of a kind dishes, including: Boysenberry Cowboy Chili with macaroni and cheese with Fritos, Meatballs in Boysenberry BBQ Sauce, and even Boysenberry beers, cocktails and seltzers.  

If those dishes don’t completely satisfy your palate, there’s a bountiful harvest of treats to enjoy throughout the park. Be sure to bring a friend or two— or six, because you’ll need some help chowing down the Foodbeast sized a-la-carte items like: the Monster Boysenberry Pulled Pork or the Grande Nachos with Boysenberry Salsa. You can’t end the day without dessert, so we have to mention the massive “Boy Oh Boy, Now That’s a Cookie” deep fried chocolate chip cookie with boysenberry jam and ice cream.

Knott’s Berry Farm is transformed into a Boysenberry paradise only a few weeks out of the year, so make sure to bring your appetite because there are a lot of drinks, dishes and delights to enjoy throughout the park. Be quick, these goodies go away on April 24th. 

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How To Make Birria Lasagna

For those who love birria, Del Real Foods just dropped a Birria Taco Kit that simplifies making the braised, shredded beef at home. It makes 5 double-stacked tacos in just 5 minutes of heating, making it a super quick option for a tasty gluten-free meal – or something fun you can use to transform into a creative new dish.

That’s exactly what Foodbeast Chris did with the birria taco kit. He drew inspiration from the viral birria fusions that have taken over social media, like Birria Pizza or Birria Tamales.

However, Chris made one that uses just the core ingredients of birria and transforms them into a new dish: Birria Lasagna.

Instead of pasta, this lasagna uses layers of tortillas that have Oaxacan cheese fried into them. The birria from the Del Real kit makes it super easy to construct, and all you need is the kit, some Oaxacan cheese, queso fresco, and whatever toppings you desire what the lasagna is baked.

Below is Chris’s recipe he used to make this tasty and easy Birria Lasagna.

Ingredients

  • 1 Del Real Foods Birria Taco Kit (get your own here or see if it’s any local stores near you)
  • 12 oz Oaxacan cheese
  • 10 oz queso fresco
  • Crema for garnish
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Finely chopped white onions for garnish

Steps

  1. Preheat your birria according to package instructions, in the microwave for 3-3 1/2 minutes.
  2. Add a generous layer of Oaxacan cheese to a frying pan or cast-iron skillet. It should be about as wide as your tortillas from the Del Real kit.
  3. Dip a tortilla into the consomme on each side, then place on top of the cheese so it melts into the tortilla and gets crispy on the other side. Repeat for each tortilla.
  4. Construct your lasagna in a baking dish. Start with a layer of cheese-fried tortillas, then top with birria and a layer of crumbled queso fresco.
  5. Repeat until your baking dish is full. Top the entire thing with some consomme and more Oaxacan cheese.
  6. Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes to ensure the cheese gets crispy.
  7. Let cool slightly to set, then cut a portion to your liking. Garnish with crema, cilantro, and chopped white onion.
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This Couple Just Hosted a Checkers-Themed Wedding Complete with Chicken Tenders Bouquet

Love can be unpredictable. Sometimes we’re attracted by the most unexpected things and it’s usually those unique qualities that spark a connection. Recently wed Arley Smude and Victoria Saunders can attest to unexpected connections.

They met three years ago at a mutual friend’s wedding. Smude happened to be seated behind Victoria, but initially avoided her, thinking she was spoken for after her friend shared his coat. He later discovered that she was in fact single, and mustered up the courage to ask her out. 

Three dates later they found themselves at a Checkers & Rally’s, unaware it would be the beginning of a life-long tradition. Checkers & Rally’s became a staple in their blooming relationship, and eventually Smude proposed to Saunders. There was a catch though: He would only go through with it if Saunders proposed to him in return, but with five Checkers Fry Burgers. 

Saunders decided to take him up on the challenge and one day showed up with 4 out of the 5 fry burgers. Although she only secured four burgers, her friend surprised her with the fifth at their proposal gathering, helping to seal the deal.

In a heartwarming gesture, Saunders got down on one knee, unwrapped one of the burgers and asked for Smude’s hand in marriage; to which he happily said, “I do,” and took a bite.

To celebrate, they decided to take engagement photos at the local Checkers & Rally’s — their epicenter of love. On their wedding day, in honor of their special story and at the request of Smude, Checkers provided the 43-Foot Fry Love Express. The Express treated guests to Checker’s famous fries for free as well as the new Fry-Seasoned Chicken Tenders. The final touch was a beautifully crafted, delicious bouquet of chicken tenders for the bride to be. I’m sure that made for a flavorful flower toss.

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Doritos and Taco Bell Aim for Taco Perfection with New Flamin’ Hot Cool Ranch DLT

Taco Tuesday just moved to Thursday. On February 10th, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the first Doritos Locos Tacos, Taco Bell will release their new Flamin’ Hot Cool Ranch DLT for a limited time. 

Like previous DLT’s, the latest flavorful iteration comes in the form of a crunchy taco shell made of Doritos chips. With more bang for your bite, this crunchy Dorito shell is coated with Cool Ranch seasoning, and finished with a layer of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Resting warmly inside the Dorito shell is seasoned beef, crispy lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese. 

Flamin’ Hot Cool Ranch DLT can also be included in the Build Your Own Cravings Box. The two variety packs are sure to provide enough eats to satisfy taco cravings.

  • Flamin’ Hot Cool Ranch Variety DLT Party Pack
    • Includes 6 Flamin’ Hot Cool Ranch DLT and 6 Crunchy Tacos
  • Flamin’ Hot Cool Ranch DLT Variety Meal for Two
    • Includes 2 Flamin’ Hot Cool Ranch DLTs, 2 Nacho Cheese DLTs, 2 Crunchy Tacos, 2 Cinnamon Twists and 2 large drinks for $15.

Another interesting tidbit is that it’s Taco Bell’s 60th anniversary. Back in 1962, what began as a single location in Downey, CA is now enjoyed worldwide. Celebrate your love for tacos by trying the new Flamin’ Hot Cool Ranch DLT on February 10th. You can satisfy your taco cravings at only $1.49 each, and level up to Supreme for just 50 cents more.

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Chipotle’s Plant-based Chorizo Just Debuted Nationwide

Chipotle has long been at the forefront of fast food vegan options and now they’re looking to boost their plant-based offerings with an all new Plant-Based Chorizo. The Plant-Based Chorizo at Chipotle is a tantalizing new vegan option that captures the deep, rich flavor of chorizo, without compromise.

This latest option is sure to bring nothing but the good stuff, which means using ingredients you can actually pronounce: Spanish smoked paprika, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, chipotle chili peppers, extra virgin olive oil, and tomatoes. The delicious result is a charred and grilled Chorizo with a bold, smokey flavor that just happens to be 100% vegan. Best of all, it contains 16 grams of plant-based protein in every serving.

Foodbeasts Elie and Oscar had a chance to try the Plant-Based Chorizo and were not disappointed, giving their nod of approval to just how booming its flavor was and how well it stayed true to the original.

To help celebrate the launch of Plant-Based Chorizo and to help get our new year started off right, Chipotle will be offering $0 delivery fees from January 3 to January 9. This should be an additional incentive to try for yourself Chipotle’s newest plant-based innovation that packs nothing but robust Chorizo flavor.

Created in partnership with Chipotle.