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Total time: 30 Min. • Serves: 4

1 1/4 pounds ground chuck
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 slices white sandwich bread, crusts removed
2 teaspoons Schnucks olive oil
1/4 cup Caesar salad dressing
8 small slices tomato
4 leaves romaine lettuce, cut into small pieces
16 2-inch square slices Parmesan cheese
8 4-inch wooden picks (or 8-inch skewers cut in half)


Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat; preheat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, gently mix ground chuck, parsley, salt and pepper until well blended but not over mixed. Form mixture into 8 mini patties.

Place burgers on hot grill rack; cover and cook 5 minutes or until internal temperature of burgers reaches 165°F, turning once.

Brush both sides of bread slices with oil; cut each into 4 squares. Place squares in single layer on cookie sheet; bake 3 minutes or until toasted.

For each sandwich, spread 1 piece toast with 1 1/2 teaspoons dressing; top with 1 tomato slice, 1 burger, 2 slices cheese, 3 pieces lettuce and 1 piece toast. Insert 1 skewer into center of sandwich. Repeat to make 7 more sandwiches.

Each serving about: 381 calories, 22 g fat (7g saturated), 76 g cholesterol, 1094 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 4 g sugars, 31 g protein

Loaded Tots on a Stick

Active time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 hour • Serves: 4

32 Tater Tots®
16 slices bacon
8 6-inch wooden skewers
24 1/4-inch slices jalapeño pepper
Schnucks Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pale ale
3/4 cup original Velveeta® cheese (6 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Schnucks Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 425°. Place tots in single layer on microwave-safe plate; cook in microwave oven 30 seconds. Place bacon on microwave-safe plate in single layers separated with 2 layers of paper towels; cover with paper towel and cook in microwave oven 5 minutes or until partially cooked but still flexible.

Cut bacon slices crosswise in half. For each skewer, wrap each of 4 tots with 1 piece bacon; alternately skewer wrapped tots with 3 slices jalapeño, ending with wrapped tot. Repeat to make 7 more skewers.

Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place skewers in single layer on prepared cookie sheet; bake 18 minutes.

In small saucepot, heat pale ale over medium heat 3 minutes; add in cheese, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard. Whisk until cheese melts and sauce is heated through, stirring frequently. Serve skewers drizzled with cheese sauce.

Each serving: about 732 Calories, 58 g total fat (20g saturated), 82 g cholesterol, 1746 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrates, 0 g Fiber, 6 g sugars, 22 g protein

Chef Wisdom
Serve tot skewers with a mixture of sour cream and green onions for dipping.