Mexican Meatball Subs

It’s tailgating season and we are ready to provide you with all your RV tailgating needs. That’s why at United RV we are hosting a month long Tailgating Sales Event! The whole month of October we’ve got great discounts on new and used RV’s that are perfect for your tailgating needs. We also have all the best in game day gear and accessories.

Visit our website to find out more on our special offers, view our line of new and used RV’s, or shop our catalog of RV’s accessories. http://www.unitedrv.com

But what’s tailgating without some delicious food and snacks to go along with it. Here’s a great recipe from the Food Network for Mexican Meatball Subs. Dare to try something different than just chips and dip, or pizza and burgers. This recipe will leave you and your friends asking for more!

Mexican Meatball Subs
Yield:4 servings

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Food Network Mexican Meatball Subs

Ingredients

1 pound meatloaf mix ( ground beef, pork and veal)
1/4 cup finely crushed tortilla chips
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus 3 sprigs
1/4 cup finely chopped scallions, plus more for garnish (optional)
3 cloves garlic; 1 minced, 2 smashed
3 teaspoons ancho chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Kosher salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes
4 crusty sub rolls, halved and split open
Diced avocado and crumbled Mexican cheese, for garnish (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350. Mix the meat, tortilla chips, egg, chopped cilantro, 1/4 cup scallions, minced garlic, 1 teaspoon chili power, 1 teaspoon cumin, and salt to taste in a bowl. Roll into 16 small meatballs.

Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and lightly brown, turning as needed, about 5 minutes. Add the smashed garlic and the remaining 2 teaspoons chili powder and 1 teaspoon cumin; cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, cilantro sprigs and 1 1/2 cups water and season with salt. Bring to a simmer, then cover, reduce the heat to low and cook until the sauce thickens and the meatballs are tender, about 15 minutes.

About 5 minutes before the meatballs are done, toast the rolls in the oven. Place 2 roll halves in each of 4 shallow bowls and top with 4 meatballs. Drizzle with sauce, then pour the remaining sauce into the bowls. Top with avocado, cheese and/or scallions, if desired.

Memorial Day Cowboy Burgers

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Memorial Day is this weekend.  Many families will be packing up their campers, trailers, and motorhomes and heading out to enjoy the long weekend.  One of my favorite things about Memorial Day weekend is not just getting an extra day off work, but all the food you get to enjoy, especially food hot off the grill!  Here’s a great recipe to try this weekend.

Memorial Day Cowboy Burgers

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil

3 onions, thinly sliced

8 hamburger patties

3 tbsp A1 sauce

2 tomatoes, thinly sliced

8 slices cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a non stick skillet, add the onions and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently
  2. Cover and simmer another 20 minutes until the onions are golden brown, stirring frequently
  3. Add the steak sauce to the onions and stir
  4. While onions are cooking, grill the burgers 5 minutes on each side until done
  5. Top burgers with cheese, tomato, and onion mixture.
  6. ENJOY!

Serve with your favorite side of coleslaw, pasta salad, fresh fruit, vegetables, or baked beans for a complete Memorial Day meal.

United RV

If you are looking to get out and camp this long weekend but don’t have an RV of your own and don’t have the money to buy one just yet? Come on down to United RV in Forth Worth, TX and rent one of our motorhomes or travel trailers for your camping enjoyment this Memorial Day weekend.  Call us today or stop on down to check out our line of RV’s.  Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Best of Texas BBQ

Top Texas BBQ Joints

ribsHere in Texas we love our barbecue. Whether it’s ribs, brisket, or anything in between, we know good barbecue when we see it, and apparently the nation does as well!

Recently a report was done by The Daily Meal on the 35 best Rib Joints in America, and wouldn’t you know it, Texas is well represented throughout the list.

The list, which includes several top barbecue restaurants, includes three restaurants from Texas in the top 10!

Here are some of the places that were on the list from Texas, and if you haven’t tried them, it may be time to hit the road for a little Texas barbecue road trip!

Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, Llano, Texas

Located in Llano, TX this BBQ joint has been doing it right for years. Famous for their “Big Chop”, their ribs are also amazing.

Not only are they good, but you’re also allowed to choose your own rack, right off the grill.

You can’t get that everywhere, but at Cooper’s, you are treated right!

Off the Bone, Dallas

Off the Bone has been serving high quality ribs and BBQ out of a converted gas station for years now.

Award-winning chef Dwight Harvey presents his famous brisket, ribs and much more at this convenient location in the Cedars section of Downtown Dallas.

A popular lunch spot for many businesses, you better take some time if you want this BBQ, because trust me, you won’t be the only one with a craving for it.

Smoke, Dallas

While Smoke is not a traditional BBQ joint, it does have some great tasting ribs! It is located inside Dallas’s Belmont Hotel and features many other items besides barbecue, but there are several smoked meats on the menu.

Famous for the giant “big rib”, it is served with a chimichurri sauce that provides a great kick but without the sauce they are just fine as well!

The Salt Lick, Driftwood, Texas

This restaurant in Driftwood Texas cracked the top 10 on the Top 35 Best Ribs in America.

According to the report the ribs were so good they will “bring you to tears.” If something is that good, I would never stop eating them!

Featured on several Travel Channel shows as well as Forbes magazine, The Salt Lick walks the walk and talks the talk!

Franklin Barbecue, Austin, Texas

Another in the top ten, Franklin Barbecue might have the most interesting story on this list.

Franklin BBQ was started in late 2009 in a travel trailer that was converted into a brisket stand.

Once word got out how amazing their food was, lines began to form around the block, and more attention soon followed.

In less than two years, contributors from The Washington Post, Texas Monthly and others were recognizing Franklin Barbecue as one of the best. Bon Appetit was calling Franklin BBQ the best in America.

After outgrowing the trailer and moving into their new location, the restaurant still has sold out of brisket every day of its existence, and the lines continue to grow.

City Market, Luling, Texas

According to the report this was Texas’ best spot for ribs, coming in at number 5 in the overall list.

According to the report, “You’d be hard-pressed to find better brisket, and the ribs are simply out of this world.”

If you haven’t been to City Market in Luling, it is definitely worth the drive.

United RV

If you want to take a Texas BBQ road trip this summer, let United RV help!

We offer several new and used RVs as well as a top notch service department that will help get your RV back on the road.

We would like to know what your favorite barbecue place in Texas! Leave a comment below or let us know on our Facebook page!