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Shop the Sale: Coffee-Rubbed Burgers


At first brush, it might not seem like coffee and burgers are a natural fit, but one bite of our Coffee-Rubbed Burgers and you’ll realize they were meant for each other. Inspired by your favorite morning brew, these flavorful burgers make for an easy and delicious weeknight meal and will be a guaranteed hit at your next cookout. Take advantage of Community Coffee on sale this week and get grilling!

 Ingredients

COFFEE RUB:
1 Tbs ground coffee
2 tsp brown sugar, packed
1/2 Tbs ground black pepper
1/4 Tbs coriander
1/2 Tbs onion powder
1/2 Tbs garlic powder
1/2 tsp sea salt

BURGERS:
2 lbs Angus ground beef
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup BBQ sauce, divided
2 Tbs butter, divided
4 hamburger buns
arugula (enough for 4 burgers)
8 slices peppered bacon, cooked
Instructions
Combine coffee rub ingredients in small bowl; mix together with a fork. Set aside. In another mixing bowl, add ground beef, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce. Mix well with your hands. Divide into 4 equal-sized patties (1/2 pound each).

Rub coffee rub seasoning mix over both sides of each burger patty. Heat a large skillet. Add 1 tablespoon of butter; toast the buns (sliced-side down). Remove from pan to cool.

Add remaining butter to pan. Add patties to skillet. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until burgers are done. Spread BBQ sauce over both sliced sides of each bun. Layer arugula, burger patty, 2 bacon slices and the top bun for each burger.

Per Serving:
Calories: 389, Fat: 21 g (10 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 63 mg, Sodium: 986 mg, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 19 g.

 

Chef Tips

Cook the Perfect Burger Every Time
Whether you’re using the pan or the grill, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a restaurant-quality burger at home with these quick cooking tips.

On The Grill:

  • Make an indentation in the top of each patty before cooking. This helps the burger hold its shape and avoids swelling as it cooks.
  • Don’t handle the meat excessively. Once you’ve formed the burgers, leave them alone.
  • Always cook burgers on a high heat.
  • Grill the burgers until slightly charged then flip to cook the other side. Only flip your burgers one time and never flatten them with a spatula.

In The Pan:

  • Again, don’t over-handle the meat, but skip the indent in the top.
  • Use a cast iron skillet if you have one. You’ll get a perfect sear.
  • Make sure you preheat the pan. Add a small amount of oil in the pan over a high heat before placing the burgers in the pan. The oil shouldn’t smoke – if it does, your pan is to hot and should be cooled for a minute or two.
  • Cook burgers for 4-5 minutes on one side and then flip only once to cook on the other side.

 

Coffee for Every Meal
Once you’ve tasted our Coffee-Rubbed Burgers, you’ll be hooked on cooking with coffee. The good news is, coffee is a brilliant addition to loads of dishes from roast beef to chocolate cake, salmon, coffee-glazed turkey, and many more. You can even add it to your favorite BBQ sauce which is perfect served with grilled chicken or use your morning brew in your next biscotti. The most common ways of using coffee in cooking is as a spice rub for meat, in marinades, braising liquids and sauces and brewed coffee in coffee-infused desserts.

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Product Talk: Savory Table


Occasionally, I’ll hit a bump in the menu-planning road when nothing I do, no amount of time spent on Pinterest, no number of magazine pages I flip through or cookbooks I read give me inspiration for meals.

It just happens.

It happened last week when I was grocery shopping, when I realized that it was too hot to turn the oven on for the pork tenderloin roast I’d planned. I didn’t really have enough time left for the size of the roast I wanted to buy. What’s that quote about failure to plan?

Luckily, I was standing in the refrigerated meat section of Brookshire’s when this revelation occurred. Low and behold, what was RIGHT in front of me, but Savory Table-prepared items.

I quickly grabbed Steak & Vegetable Kebabs AND Chicken & Vegetable Kebabs, skewers already assembled with thick chunks of meat alternating with colorful cuts of vegetables. Right next to them were Bacon-Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes that we could have for a side dish. As if that wasn’t a complete meal, then I saw the Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos Stuffed with Cream Cheese.

I ended up preparing the entire meal on the grill, from appetizers to main course and side dish, without having to heat my kitchen or spend any time at all prepping or cleaning up.

That made meal-planning a lot less stressful, at least for one day.

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Company News: Brookshire Grocery Co. announces grocery delivery in Tyler through Instacart


TYLER, Texas, July 11, 2018 – Beginning Thursday, Brookshire Grocery Co. is offering same-day grocery delivery through Instacart at all Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores in Tyler.

Customers can use the Instacart service to order and pay for an assortment of meat, produce, grocery, bakery, deli, household, health/beauty, baby, and pet items* from participating Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores. An Instacart personal shopper will visit the designated banner to fill the order and then deliver the groceries to the customer’s home during their scheduled delivery timeframe.

To place an order, customers can visit brookshires.com/grocery-delivery , super1foods.com/home-delivery, freshbybrookshires.com/home-delivery or download the “Instacart” mobile app, available in the App Store or Google Play. Instacart requires a $10 minimum on all orders, along with a delivery fee of $5.99 for purchases of $35 or more or $9.99 for orders under $35. A monthly or annual “Express Membership” can be purchased from Instacart and includes free delivery for all orders over $35.

Instacart grocery delivery is available at the following locations:

Brookshire’s

  • 2734 E. Fifth St.
  • 100 Rice Rd.
  • 2020 Roseland Blvd.

Super 1 Foods

  • 172 Centennial Pkwy.
  • 1105 E. Gentry Pkwy.
  • 113 N.N.W. Loop 323
  • 3828 Troup Hwy.

FRESH by Brookshire’s

  • 6991 Old Jacksonville Hwy.

Customers can check to see if their address is within the delivery area at instacart.com/locations.

BGC currently offers delivery through Instacart in 43 stores and plans to expand the service to other locations as Instacart becomes available in those market areas.

For more information and participating locations, please visit brookshires.com/grocery-delivery, super1foods.com/home-delivery, freshbybrookshires.com/home-delivery or springmarket.com/home-delivery. To seek assistance or to report an issue with ordering through Instacart, please contact help@instacart.com or 1-888-246-7822.

*Alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, gift cards and other select items are not available for delivery through Instacart.

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Product Talk: Canary Melon


Canary MelonDon’t let the name fool you: the canary, or “winter,” melon is in peak season at your local Brookshire’s right now.

Distinguishable by it’s bright yellow color, oval shape and corrugated rind, the canary melon is in season from spring until fall, peaking in mid-summer.

Its flesh is firm and juicy and a pale color, similar to a pear. The innermost part will be a blush color with seeds. Weighing 4 to 5 pounds each, they are ripe and ready to eat when there is no more green left on the bright yellow exterior.

Canary melons are high in vitamins A and C, and they have an abundance of fiber. They are also very low in calories: just 25 per half-cup. To store, keep uncut melons at room temperature until fully ripe. Then, refrigerate for up to five days. Refrigerate the cut melon in a covered container for up to three days.

Eat a canary melon as you would a cantaloupe, by slicing it into wedges, removing the inner seeds and pith, and scooping out the pale flesh to slice or cube. Do not eat the bright yellow rinds.

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Company News: Arkansas students awarded scholarships from Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market


TYLER, Texas, July 2, 2018 – Three recently graduated high school seniors from Arkansas were named winners in the “Because History Matters” scholarship program, sponsored by Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market stores.

Kevin Crumpton Jr. from Pine Bluff High School in Pine Bluff was named the first-place winner in Arkansas and will receive a $5,000 scholarship for his original essay about President Barack Obama’s impact on history. Second place and a $3,000 scholarship were awarded to Khalil Brownlee from Malvern High School in Malvern for his essay on Dr. Samuel L. Kountz. Abigail Herrin from Watson Chapel High School in Pine Bluff placed third, receiving a $1,500 scholarship for her essay on Madame C.J. Walker.

Brookshire Grocery Co. awarded $38,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the three states where the Company operates stores (Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas), including separate scholarships for Company employees. Recipients were selected based on the content of their essay, along with their academic achievement, financial need and demonstration of leadership including awards, achievements, extracurricular activities and community service. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher was required to apply.

“Our Company is proud to offer this scholarship program that celebrates history and spotlights outstanding students in communities we serve,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “We are excited to recognize these deserving recipients for their accomplishments as student leaders in our communities and provide support as they further their education.”

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Product Talk: Community® Porch Breeze™ Black Tea Bags


Nothing says “summer” to me like a tall, cool glass of iced tea.

My mom used to keep a pitcher in the refrigerator all summer long. It was a harvest gold Tupperware® pitcher with a lid that you had to spin to make sure the perforated edge was aligned with the pour spout. I’m pretty sure she still has it.

Because she made unsweetened tea (which is still my favorite…yes, yes, it is), we were allowed to have as much as we wanted, and I’m pretty sure we went through at least a pitcher a day, probably more.

Community®, who you probably know for roasting delicious coffee, is now offering tea bags, too.

I love their Porch Breeze™ Black Tea, which you can use for making hot or cold tea.

Community also offers Decaf, Signature Iced Tea Blend and Green Tea (which is also crisp, bright and refreshing).

It’s so easy to brew your own tea at home with Community tea bags. Simply boil fresh, cold water. Steep the tea bags in the water until the tea reaches desired strength (I leave mine in forever, like 30 minutes), and chill.

Now, I also have a plastic pitcher in my refrigerator all summer, except mine is clear with a red lid. It’s still unsweetened, and it’s still delicious because it’s Community, of course.

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Family Matters: Henning’s Hatch Pepper Cheddar Cheese Pairs with Wine


We all know that wine just naturally goes well with cheese, but Henning’s® Hatch Pepper Cheddar Cheese kicks it up a notch.

Henning’s Hatch Pepper Cheddar Cheese took a gold medal this year in the World Championship Cheese Contest. This cheese, which is sold in 20-pound wheels as well as the more manageable sizes that you’ll find in Brookshire’s (Does anyone else dream about 20-pound wheels of cheese? Asking for a friend.) is a creamy, smooth cheddar infused with authentic Hatch Chile Peppers from Hatch, New Mexico. The mild, sweet and savory pepper is grown on the banks of the Rio Grande, and it is the perfect balance to the bold flavor of cheddar.

One wine that pairs nicely with the tastes of the cheddar is the Josh Cellars Chardonnay. Served chilled and perfect for a summer day, this chardonnay is balanced with aromas of tropical fruits and citrus, finished with subtle oak notes. It’s a bright, fresh wine with citrus notes, so the acidity balances the heavy cheese nicely.

Another great pairing would be La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Aged for nine months in a barrel, this red has hints of cherry, raspberry, pomegranate and sweet tobacco. It’s light on the tannins, which is always nice if you’re sipping on a hot day. It also has notes of blood orange, plums and blackberries. Both wines are at nice price points to impress guests on a lovely summer evening or enjoy by the pool on a night in with the family.

Henning’s Hatch Pepper Cheddar Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe from Henning’s

Ingredients:

2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 to 4 oz green chilies, chopped
4 1/2 cups rotisserie chicken meat, shredded

2 1/2 cups Henning’s® Hatch Pepper Heritage Cheddar, shredded
12 flour tortillas

Directions:

Sauté garlic, onions and bell peppers in butter. Stir in cream of chicken, sour cream and green chilies. Reserve 1/2 of mixture; set aside. Stir chicken into remaining mixture; add 1 cup of shredded cheddar.

Fill the flour tortillas generously down the center; roll tightly. Place in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. With the remaining mixture, spread over the top of the enchiladas. Top generously with an additional 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar. Bake at 350° F for 25 to 30 minutes.

Serves 8 to 10

Per Serving:
Calories: 429, Fat: 20 g (9 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 113 mg, Sodium: 959 mg, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Fiber: 4 g, Protein: 38 g.



Family Matters: Ice Cream Pie


When it’s this hot outside, we’re all screaming for ice cream!

One of our favorite ways to enjoy a cold, tasty treat during the hot summer months is to make ice cream pies.

Ever since they were little, it’s been a fun summertime tradition to take the boys to the store, let them pick out their favorite flavors of Goldenbrook Ice Cream, and make an ice cream pie creation out of what they chose.

Some concoctions are more, let’s say, creative, than others.

Now that my kids are teenagers, they can make an ice cream pie by themselves, but this is a fun family activity for kids of all ages. It’s easy to do with any number of kids, if you’re letting them pick their own flavors of ice cream.

All you need is a frozen pie crust like Nabisco Oreo® or Keebler® Graham Cracker, depending on what flavor ice cream you choose. Then, let each kid pick a flavor of Goldenbrook Ice Cream, like Peanut Butter Bash, Chocolate Cookie Dough or Praline Pecan. Also, let them pick out a topping, such as hot fudge, caramel or marshmallow fluff. If you REALLY want to get crazy, throw a candy topping per kid in the mix as well.

Grab a tub of Cool Whip® topping to finish it off.

When you get all your goodies home, you’ll be ready to assemble your pie, since the ice cream will already be softened from the ride home in the car.

Spread your first layer of ice cream into your pie shell. Top with your first topping and candy (optional). After the first layer, place lid or aluminum foil onto the pie pan, and put it in the freezer to harden. You might want to go ahead and put any other ice cream in the freezer, but pull out the next carton about 15 minutes before you’re ready to use it.

Repeat this process with all the layers of ice cream and toppings, finishing with a layer of Cool Whip®. Freeze for at least an hour after the final layer before it’s ready to eat.

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Company News: Super 1 Foods’ Mandy Aniciete Receives Grand Prize in Industry Awards Program


TYLER, Texas, June 27, 2018 – Mandy Aniciete, Certified Produce Manager at the Super 1 Foods store located at 602 Jefferson Ave. in Mt. Pleasant, has been named one of five grand prize winners in the United Fresh Produce Association’s Retail Produce Manager Awards Program.

Mandy was among hundreds of produce managers from the U.S. and Canada who were nominated for the Retail Produce Manager Award, and he was one of 25 selected to receive the honor. In addition to accepting the award at the United Fresh convention June 25-27 in Chicago, Mandy was announced as one of five honorees to receive the grand prize.

The Retail Produce Manager Award honors outstanding produce managers who set a standard of excellence in the produce department and are committed to serving customers and their communities. A 15-year employee-partner at the Super 1 Foods store in Mt. Pleasant, Mandy was promoted to produce manager there in 2008.

“We are very proud of Mandy for receiving this prestigious and well-deserved recognition,” said Ronny Hurst, Senior Vice President – Division Manager for Brookshire Grocery Co. “He is an exceptional leader who works hard to ensure outstanding quality. Mandy truly embodies our Company’s commitment to going above and beyond to serve our customers.”

This marks the 13th consecutive year that a Brookshire Grocery Co. produce manager has been honored with the United Fresh Produce Association’s Retail Produce Manager Award.

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Product Talk: Van Camp’s Baked Beans


Baked BeansSummer is the season of cookouts and outdoor eating, and one of my favorite things from childhood summer soirees was the baked beans.

Little did I know they were so easy to prepare, and Van Camp’s makes it even easier with a variety of baked beans that are simple to heat and serve.

Van Camp’s® Baked Beans come in three flavors: Original, Hickory and Bacon.

Original is full of sweet and savory seasonings. The Hickory is infused with the sweet smoke of hickory wood and bacon. Well, does that really need an explanation?

You can heat these on the stovetop or bake them again in the oven.

The best part is that these are great served hot or at room temperature, and they are a safe, delicious option for your outdoor event this summer.

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