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Product Review – Stufz Hamburger Meat Stuffer

We’ve got four kids and believe me, it’s hard to come up with meal ideas that please everyone.  When I saw my first Stufz Hamburger Meat Stuffer commercial, I just knew that I had to have it!  I waited until our store, Tri-County Lumber had it in the warehouse ($9.99)  and ordered it.  Last night, we put it to the test.
Usually when we make hamburgers, I figure out how much meat to buy using 1/3 lb. for each person.  I wasn’t sure if this contraption required more or less hamburger, so for 6 of us, I ordered 3lbs. just to be safe.
Laugh all you want, but the box didn’t come with instructions so we pulled up a YouTube video made by the inventor of Stufz and let him be our instructor.  He made it look so easy!  So now it was our turn.  Our family used everything from bacon bits, different cheeses, turkey and mushrooms.  The combinations are really endless.

Put your meat in the bottom portion of the Stufz and push down, wiggling the top around until the hamburger doesn't stick and open it up.  You'll have this large cavity just waiting to be stuffed with your favorite flavors.

Put your meat in the bottom portion of the Stufz and push down, wiggling the top around until the hamburger doesn’t stick and open it up. You’ll have this large cavity just waiting to be stuffed with your favorite flavors.

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This burger has been stuffed with mushrooms, Swiss and Colby Jack cheese. It’s ready to be topped off!

After you put the top on, you'll have these awesome burgers, grill ready!  We marked our burgers with colored toothpicks so that everyone knew who's was who's.

After you put the top on, you’ll have these awesome burgers, grill ready! We marked our burgers with colored toothpicks so that everyone knew who’s was who’s.

 
Once everyone has stuffed their burgers, throw them on the grill and cook thoroughly.  You’re going to love the results!

Stufz Mushroom & Swiss

What surprised me the most, is that you actually don’t use much more meat than a normal burger.  We had left over meat so really, my 1/3lb. per person calculation was almost dead on.  We definitley give the Stufz a thumbs up.  Not only did it work, we had a lot of fun in the kitchen and the whole family got to participate.  The kids are already talking about the next time.  So order yours today!  Do It Best will ship to your local store for FREE!  If you’re in Jefferson, Trisha places orders every Monday and the truck arrives on Wednesday.  Give it a try!

 

 

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast

Whether you’re looking for an appetizer or something new and fun to eat with the kids, this one is sure to be a hit!

What you’ll need:

Three boneless chicken breasts
1 lb. Bacon (I like the meat counter stuff)
Italian Dressing
3/4 cup of brown sugar
2 tbsp. Chili Powder
Wooden toothpicks

Prep time (not including the marinade):  40 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes

Soak the whole chicken breast in Italian dressing and marinate over night.  Then, the  following day….

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

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Next, cut your bacon into three even length sections.
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Prepare the rub mixture by combining 3/4 cup of tightly packed brown sugar with 2 tbsp. of Chili Powder.  Mix with a fork until the brown sugar crumbles are broken up and mixed well with the Chili Powder.

Next, wrap each piece of chicken with bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick.  Place into the mixture of brown sugar and Chili Powder and coat well.  It’s easier to put up to three or four at a time into the bowl so that you can completely cover the chicken and bacon.

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I used a broiler pan for cooking.  First I put a layer of tin foil on the bottom section of the pan to catch all of the grease, then coated the cooking surface with a high quality cooking spray.  I used PAM Olive Oil.

 

Once this is done, place the chicken/bacon bites on the broiler pan with the bottom part of the toothpick in the drip slot, this will keep them upright and perfectly spaced out.

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Place in oven and cook for 30-35 minutes, or until the bacon starts to get crispy.  You’re then ready to serve!  Enjoy!

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