Friday, July 29, 2011

A Delicious and Easy Barbeque with Hormel Foods

As a Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger, I was given the opportunity to host a delicious barbeque feast for family and friends.  I hosted a get-together at camp a couple of weekends ago and included products from the Hormel Foods line.

At camp, there's always cookouts and barbeques going on.  One night my family might cook a meal and host a gathering for our camp friends to come over and eat grub with us.  The next night, we'll go over to a friend's campsite to eat their food.  It's a way to sample different meals, keep from having to cook every meal, and enjoy time with good friends. 

After doing some research on Hormel Foods, I found that their products are versatile and can be used to fancy up a meal or just throw a quick carryout together.  There are several Hormel Foods recipes that I'm excited to try.  Some are quick and easy while others require more preparation.  For this particular cookout we had recently, we took the easy route and still had a delicious feast.

For the main course my husband grilled Hormel Always Tender pork tenderloins.  Hormel® Always Tender® flavored pork and beef are pre-seasoned with a marinade that guarantees the meat will remain succulent and flavorful, even if you over-cook it.  My husband is a master griller and his food always comes out tasting great.  The tenderloins were no exception.  I had several people comment on how moist and delicious they were.  The tenderloins required no seasoning or marinade because they were already coated with it.  Both were mouthwatering and were not tough at all.

Hormel Real Bacon Bits were used atop individual salads.  The salads also included lettuce, Ranch dressing, and shredded cheese.  I'm a lover of all things bacon and probably could've used the whole jar myself, but I was nice and shared.  Might not next time!

As an appetizer, I purchased some tortilla chips and CHI-CHI'S Salsa.  Guests used individual styrofoam bowls to put their preferred amount of chips and salsa in.

By purchasing a few Hormel Foods products, I was able to host an easy and inexpensive cookout for my campground friends.  Everyone enjoyed the flavors and combination of items together. 

As part of the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger program, I received compensation to purchase products for my barbeque.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.