Recipe of the Week

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Featured Recipe: Try It Before You Make It

Cheesy Ham & Macaroni Casserole*

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Casserole Ingredients:
1 1.8-oz package white sauce mix
2 cups milk 
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 
1/2 cup American cheese, cubed 
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
7 ounces macaroni, cooked according to directions, drained 
1 1/2 cup ham, fully-cooked (Triple T Retail Sells Delicious Ham  Steaks Perfect For This Recipe!)
1 cup frozen green peas

Casserole Directions:
Thaw the frozen peas. In a large saucepan stir together white sauce mix and milk. Following package directions, cook until thickened. Stir in cheese and pepper. Add macaroni, ham and peas and cook, stirring until heated through. Serve hot.

Serves 6

You can also make your own white sauce from scratch!

White Sauce Ingredients:
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk

White Sauce Directions:
Melt the butter in a sauce pan. Stir in the flour and cook until mixture bubbles. Stir in the milk and continue to stir until it thickens.

If you live in the Ackley, Iowa area, you can try this recipe before you make it by ordering from today's lunch special! Stop in (401 Sherman Avenue, Ackley Iowa 50601) or place your order by phone at 641-847-0031. 

* Recipe provided by The Other White Meat

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Philly Cheese: Not Your Average Sandwich Recipe

If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe for Philly Cheese, we've got a delicious one for you! It is not the average Philly cheese steak recipe, this one uses Philly and Swiss Sausage from Triple T Specialty Meats served inside a pita pocket. 


1 Medium Onion
1 Green Pepper
Garlic Powder
6-8 Pre-Cut and Ready to Fill Pita Pockets
6-8 Slices of Provolone Cheese
1 - 16oz package of Philly and Swiss Bratwursts from Triple T Specialty Meats located at 401 Sherman Avenue, Ackley, Iowa 50601. If you don't live near Ackley you can call to place a mail order at 641-847-0031.

Makes 6-8 pita pockets


First cut your onion into wedges. (The Pampered Chef Apple Wedger works great!)

Slice your green pepper into thin strips.                     

Oil your pan, just enough to cover the bottom.

Add the onion and peppers. Saute until tender.

Add Garlic Powder, just lightly sprinkle over the mix a little goes a long way.

Saute with Garlic for about 30 seconds and then put the mixture to the side.

Cook Triple T's Philly and Swiss Sausage in pan until fully cooked.
(If they begin to stick to the pan add some water)

Cut the sausage into slices. Then mix the sausage and vegetables together in the pan.
Warm on heat for a few minutes.

Line the inside of the pita pocket with provolone cheese on both sides.
(Using round slices cut into halves fit best)

Fill pocket with meat and vegetable mixture.

Lay out filled pita pockets on baking sheet.

Set oven on low broil and broil for about 3 minutes
to melt the cheese and lightly toast the pita bread.
(Keep a close eye on it, every oven is different)


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Featured Recipe: Ham and Cheese Muffins

Social media has become a very resourceful way to find delicious new recipes, learn cooking tips and discover "must have" kitchen supplies, which is why Triple T Specialty Meats Catering is launching a blog to assist you in your search. We will also provide you with entertaining ideas, family food activities and much more!

To kick off our first blog we are providing you with an easy and yummy recipe. Try this at home and share your experience with us.

If you live in the Ackley, Iowa area you can try it before you make it as it is featured on our January 6th daily lunch menu served with our fresh green leaf chef salad. Stop in (401 Sherman Avenue, Ackley, Iowa 50601) or place your order by phone at 641-847-0031.

Ham and Cheese Muffins*

Preparation time: 10 minutes, Cooking time 20 minutes


2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
8 ounces ham steak, boneless diced (Ham steaks are also available in the Triple T retail area)
1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated


Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour 12 regular muffin tin. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and oil in a small bowl. Stir in the ham and cheese. Using a rubber spatula, stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients just until combined. Do not over mix. Spoon into each of the prepared muffin tins approximately 3/4 full. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from muffin tin and let cool.

Makes 12

*Recipe provided by The Other White Meat