Snacks, Appetizers and Trail Mix
As with all Wild Ride recipes, be careful of adding extra salt and pepper until you have tasted the dish, then adjust seasoning. Our recipes do not call for additional salt or Pepper.
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Cheesy Nachos with Jerky
Any number of combinations can be made into Nachos to feed from one to a crowd.
Try Wild Ride Hoppin’ Hickory, Gallopin’ Pepper, Jumpin’ Hot & Spicy, or Barbeque for this snack.
Chop jerky into small size pieces. Sprinkle shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey jack or any combination of shredded cheeses) on top of a plate of your favorite corn chips. Sprinkle the chopped jerky on top of the cheese and add any of your favorite toppings, such as black olives, sliced jalapenos, chopped onion and/or garlic, black or red beans. Place under a broiler until the cheese has melted and the toppings are hot.
Grilled Cheese and Jerky Sandwich
You guessed it, the venerable grilled cheese sandwich becomes a hardy and more interesting sandwich with the addition of Wild Ride Jerky!
|Assemble the grilled cheese sandwich as you normally would but on top of the cheese layer add finely chopped jerky of your choice. Spice it up with Jumpin’ Hot & Spicy or Gallopin’ Pepper or rich and hardy with Hoppin’ Hickory. Grill as usual and enjoy a new twist on a traditional favorite.
Quesadillas with Cheese and Jerky
Make with corn or masa harina tortillas. Corn is the traditional choice but either works well. Spread about a quarter cup of grated cheese, (Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or other grated cheese), mix on a tortilla and top the cheese with chopped Wild Ride Jerky of your choice. Spice it up with an authentic Mexican flavor with Jumpin’ Hot & Spicy or Gallopin’ Pepper, or smoky and hardy with Hoppin’ Hickory. Place a second tortilla on top. Lightly oil a griddle or skillet and place the quesadilla on the greased skillet. Grill until the cheese starts to melt. Flip over and grill the other side until the cheese is melted and the quesadilla is warmed through.
Try adding chopped onion or refried beans. You can also make multiple layers to make a bigger quesadilla.
These snacks are easy and quick to make and reseal in the bag of Wild Ride Jerky ready to go with you anywhere.
Jerky has been mixed with dried fruits and nuts for centuries to make up a full meal or a traveling snack/meal. Below are suggestions to mix and go but use your imagination and favorite things to make your own creations.
We suggest you reuse the oxygen absorber packed with the bag to continue keeping the mix fresh. The jerky, fruit and nut mix will keep fresh for a day or so depending on temperature and humidity. If you do not finish immediately, we recommend you refrigerate any unused portion.
Wild Ride Teriyaki with Dried Pineapple and Macadamia Nuts
Mix equal parts of dried pineapple and macadamia nuts together with a 4 oz. bag of Wild Ride Teriyaki in a bowl. Return the mix to the bag of Wild Ride Teriyaki, reseal the closure and your snack is ready to travel.
Wild Ride Hoppin’ Hickory with Dried Mangos, Raisons and Cashews
Mix equal parts of dried mangos, raisons and the cashews together with a 4 oz. bag of Wild Ride Hoppin’ Hickory. Return the mix to the bag of Wild Ride Hoppin’ Hickory, reseal the closure and your snack is ready to travel.
Wild Ride Gallopin’ Pepper with Raisons, Dried Prunes, Dates and Walnuts
Mix equal parts of dried prunes, raisons, dates and the walnuts together with a 4 oz. bag of Wild Ride Gallopin’ Pepper. Return the mix to the bag of Wild Ride Gallopin’ Pepper, reseal the closure and your snack is ready to travel.
Wild Ride Jumpin’ Hot & Spicy with Dried Cherries and Pecans
Mix equal parts of dried cherries and the pecans together with a 4 oz. bag of Wild Ride Jumpin’ Hot & Spicy. Return the mix to the bag of Wild Ride Jumpin’ Hot & Spicy, reseal the closure and your snack is ready to travel.
Wild Ride Buckin’ Barbeque with Raisons and Peanuts
Mix equal parts of raisons and the peanuts together with a 4 oz. bag of Wild Ride Buckin’ Barbeque. Return the mix to the bag of Wild Ride Buckin’ Barbeque, reseal the closure and your snack is ready to travel.
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