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CHEESE-STUFFED HASHBROWNS: An All-American Breakfast Of Red, White, and Blue Potatoes

For some, Memorial Day weekend means a backyard barbeque. For others, it means heading to the nearest beach for a sunsoaked day of play with eighteen of their closest friends. Now, for Foodbeast and our close friends at Melissa’s Produce? It means giving a bag of red, white, and blue potatoes to five contestants and letting them go to town to see who can create the most mouthwatering dish in the newest, Memorial Day-themed episode of Foodbeast’s weekly recipe challenge.

Since the weekly recipe challenge brings out the best in the participants, the competition was fierce. But, at the end of the day, a colorful hashbrown brimming with melty cheese took the crown.

The guests for the week weren’t playing games: Twae (@twaydabae) served up a red, white, and blue pesto gnocchi, and Camly ( brought a spicy vegan Hasselback potato to the mix.

Foodbeast’s very own made some intriguing dishes as well, with our resident food scientist Costa (@constantine_spy) making a not-so-Spanish Spanish omelet, king of meats Chris (@wefeedourfriends) forking over a Blue Potato Bun Burger with red and white waffle fries, and head of video Marc (@marckharrat) throwing down a cheese-stuffed hashbrown that leads off the video.

To do this, Marc compressed two scoops of a batter of shredded potatoes, green onions, garlic, egg, flour, and pepper, placed them on top of each other, and sandwiched some mozzarella in between before frying. Needless to say, this’ll make you want to have breakfast even if you’ve already had it for the day.

No one was really caught lacking, though. Regardless of the shape, form, or iteration of the proposed dish, each chef came through with something palatable, and easily made at home, which is certainly something to be said considering the ambitions of each dish.

Check out the video above to see each dish and its creation process, and show us the creation process to your own red, white, and blue dishes by using the #RedWhiteAndBluePotatoChallenge. The most creative recipe will have the chance to win a free produce box of their choice from Melissa’s!

Created in partnership with Melissa’s Produce.

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Make This Double XXL Chicken Meatball Sub For Your Memorial Day Barbecue

Memorial Day is fast approaching, which means it’s about time to dust off and fire up our grills. As friends and family gather to celebrate this important day, it’s important to lock in a dynamite recipe that can feed a crowd in no time.

One dish that’s sure to turn heads and satisfy the masses is this Double XXL BBQ Chicken Meatball Sub. We took the classic meatball sub, added a barbecue spin with our favorite Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q sauce, and then multiplied it by 1000 to create this MASSIVE sandwich.

With cheese smothering both the inside and outside of these loaded chicken meatballs, the pulls you can get on this sandwich easily rival that of any slice of ‘za. It’s complete with all of the flavors associated with barbecue chicken pizza, including caramelized onions, cilantro, and plenty of Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q sauce.

You can make plenty of these meatballs in advance and chuck them on the grill when the party begins. Simply slather them with Stubb’s, construct the subs, and watch your guests’ eyes pop as they experience the symphony of the flavors inside.

Here’s the deets on how to make this epic BBQ Chicken Meatball Sub.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Estimated Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Rest Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


For the meatballs
4 lbs ground chicken
1 lbs pepper jack cheese
2 large eggs, beaten
2 cups bread crumbs
1 cup Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q sauce
salt and pepper
For the toppings
1/2 lb mozzarella cheese slices
1 bunch of cilantro
1 large loaf of bread
2 large onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil

Servings: 1-2 huge subs!


Step 1
Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Then add sliced onions. Let cook on low for 20-30 minutes or until caramelized.

Step 2
While onions are cooking, combine ground chicken, egg, Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q sauce, bread crumbs, and salt & pepper in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly with hands until all ingredients are fully incorporated.

Step 3
Take pepper jack cheese and cut into small 1/2″ cubes. Set aside.

Step 4
Using ice cream scoop, scoop meet onto a sheet tray. Next, take your cubed cheese and place in the center of each piece of seasoned ground chicken. After you’ve placed all pieces of cheese in each scoop, roll meatballs into a circle with your hands until the cheese is completely covered.

Step 5
Place meatballs on grill and brush with Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q sauce. Continue to rotate and cook meatballs through. While the meatballs are grilling, chop cilantro for garnish.

Step 6
Place buns on grill and lightly toast. Before plating meatballs, give them one last coating of Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q sauce, then add to the bun.

Step 7
Place caramelized onions and mozzarella cheeses slices on top. Cover grill for ~30 seconds to let the cheese melt.

Step 8
Once cheese is melted, garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve!

Photos by Pete Pham

Created in partnership with Stubb’s


Buy One Get One Free at Jamba Juice This Weekend

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Who: Jamba Juice
What: Buy one get one free on all smoothies and juices with this coupon
Where: All participating Jamba Juice locations, check to see if your local Jamba Juice is participating here
When: Now through Monday, May 25

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Denny’s Serves Up Red, White & Blue Breakfast Specials


As Memorial Day and the Fourth of July approach, Denny’s spruces up their breakfast menu with the red, white and blue. The limited-time “Red, White, and Blue Plate Specials” include classic menu items given a patriotic color boost.

The Red, White and Blue Pancakes Breakfast features blueberry buttermilk pancakes topped with sliced strawberries, a drizzle of cream cheese icing and whip cream, or you can opt for the Apple Pie French Toast — both served with two eggs and your choice of two sausage links or bacon strips.

If you still have room for dessert (hint: you always have room for dessert), you can follow it up with one of their new Red, White and Blue Milk Shakes made with vanilla ice cream. The shakes are available in a variety of flavors, including Strawberry CheesecakeLemon Icebox Pie and Blueberry Cheesecake. Also available are their  Red White and Blue Pancake Puppies, six bite-sized pancake balls made with strawberry, blueberry and white chocolate chips sprinkled with powdered sugar. Oh, and a side of cream cheese icing because cream cheese icing.


At this point you should be properly stuffed with enough summer holiday fervor to last you ’til next year.


7-Eleven Celebrates Memorial Day with 49¢ Slurpees


Summertime is officially upon us, and 7-Eleven is making it easy to celebrate the return of sunny skies and higher temperatures with the introduction of their new Slurpee Lite Flavor: Slurpee Lite Sugar-Free Sprite. The new sugar-free flavor will contain roughly 20 calories per 8-oz serving and contains absolutely no sugar.

The Sugar-Free Sprite Flavor hits 7-Eleven Slurpee machines starting May 24th, and (bonus) all Medium-sized 7-Eleven Slurpees will cost a piddling 49¢ from May 24th to the 27th in honor of Memorial Day.