March 11, 2013

Sweet Chili Rolls with Homemade Hamburger Buns

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Sweet Chili Rolls with Homemade Hamburger Buns

I am finally feeling back to normal after having strep throat. Luckily I got antibiotics this weekend and after being sick for almost two weeks, I am feeling somewhat back to normal. I don't think that winter and me get along, I never seem to get a little sick, I get very sick. Last winter it was pneumonia and this winter it was strep. I promise that my posting schedule will be back to normal this week, things have been a little crazy while I was sick. When I get sick I rely heavily on my crock-pot to cook, I love it. There is nothing easier than taking out the ingredients in the morning, putting them in the slow cooker and by dinner it smells and tastes delicious. Last week I tried a new recipe for Sweet Chili Rolls from the October 2012 issue of Family Circle magazine.
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Sweet Chili Rolls with Homemade Gluten Free Hamburger Buns

This recipe has 12 ingredients. It takes 8 hours 15 minutes of total time, 15 minutes of which is active and makes 8 serving. I did make a few changes to the original recipe. First instead of using store bought buns I made my own. For my family I made regular hamburger buns and for me a gluten free version. For the ketchup I used the kind that uses real sugar. I try to limit the amount of high fructose corn syrup that my family consumes and a lot of brands of ketchup are full of it. I am a big proponent of label reading. Instead of canned pinto beans I made them from scratch. It is much cheaper to buy beans dried and prepare them. I make big batches at a time and then freeze them in small containers that are equal to the amount in 15 ounce cans. Finally, since it isn't Vidalia season I used a regular sweet onion.

My two boys really loved these sandwiches. They left off the cheddar cheese for their servings and my husband used pepper jack on his. The recipe claims that it makes 8 servings, but it made more than enough for my family of 4 with a large number of leftovers. The sandwiches are a little sweet, which could be adjusted by adding a spicier chili powder.

For the recipe go to Sweet Chili Rolls. (registration required)

26 comments:

  1. Wow those look delicious and you made your own buns. I need a little bit of your energy! I am glad you are feeling better. Being sick is not any fun, and strep throat can be miserable. I love your blog.

    http://agutandabutt.blogspot.com/

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    1. The last couple of weeks my energy hasn't been what it normally is :) I am feeling much better today though! Thanks for the sweet comments!

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  2. Oh man, I just ate a HUGE dinner and now I want this...ALL OF THIS!

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  3. These look really good! Kind of like sloppy joes? The homemade bread is very impressive. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. They are like sloppy joes, but with beans. Homemade bread is actually very easy (I promise) :) If you try the recipe tell me how it turns out!

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  4. My boys love sloppy joes, so I bet they would love these, too!

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    1. My boys love sloppy joes also and these are similar. Definitely kid friendly.

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    1. Thanks :) I feel so much better than I did this weekend, the antibiotics have definitely worked!

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  6. I absolutely MUST make this. So delicious!

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    1. Thanks :) If you try it tell me how it turns out!

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  7. Ahhhh, my husband and I are just staring at this one. So. good. Must. have.
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  8. Oh my goodness! Those look absolutely delicious! YUMMY! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking it out. I recently started following you. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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  9. I make a killer sloppy joe with 99% fat free turkey. On top of homemade rolls would be dynamite!

    Hope you feel better. Strep throat is the worst.

    Phil
    www.blog.theregularguynyc.com

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    1. I love using ground turkey in sloppy joes, it's a great way to reduce the fat! I am feeling much better now that I have been on antibiotics for 4 days, I agree that strep throat is horrible ;)

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  10. Thank you so much for visiting and following. I'm the newest follower of your awesome blog:)

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    1. Thanks for following back :) Come back again soon and find some new recipes to try!

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  11. I'll be happy eating this roll.

    Love all your fuss-free cooking. I'm now your latest follower :D

    Zoe

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    1. Thanks :) Going over to check out your blog!

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  12. Thanks for sharing with us at "In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party"

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  13. Glad to know you're feeling better. Normally, in my house, everybody gets sick at some point during the winter, except me. Of course, you must be feeling better to start cooking. I can't believe you made homemade rolls. Now, that's something I haven't done. The dish is perfect for cold weather.

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    1. I am feeling much better, thanks :) The homemade rolls really are delicious!

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