With the cold weather months fast approaching, comfort food is a must for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you just got a new griddle and are looking for new recipe ideas or are a current griddle owner looking to spice things up, these recipes are sure to make your stomachs happy.
Griddle Recipes For Breakfast or Anytime
Bacon and eggs is a simple, filling, and healthy breakfast dish. However, it can get ordinary and boring over-time. Why not try a new twist on this breakfast classic with a Bacon-Egg Griddle Sandwich, or as Food Network has dubbed it in their recipe for this dish, a B.E.G. Sandwich.
Makes 4 servings, with a 20 minute cook time.
- 4 slices applewood-smoked bacon
- 6 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons sour cream or heavy cream
- 8 slices cheddar cheese (about 6 ounces)
- 8 thick slices sourdough bread
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Cook the bacon on a griddle (also works on a large skillet) over medium heat, turning it occasionally until it’s crisp to your liking. This takes 8-10 minutes altogether.
- While the bacon is cooking, whisk the eggs and sour cream in a medium bowl. Remove the bacon from the griddle and drain on paper towels. Then, pour the fat into a small bowl and set aside.
- Add the egg mixture to the griddle and cook, stirring with a rubber spatula, until just set. Then, layer 1 slice of cheddar, some scrambled eggs, a piece of bacon, and another slice of cheddar on each of the 4 slices of bread. Top with the remaining bread to make the sandwiches.
- Return the bacon fat to the griddle; add the butter and let melt over medium heat. Place the sandwiches on the griddle, cover, and cook until the bread is golden brown and the cheese melts, about 4 minutes per side.
Or, if you’re looking for something sweet for those gloomy rainy and snowy days, give these cinnamon griddle cakes a try, a recipe from Allrecipes that’s a twist on classic pancakes and cinnamon rolls.
Cinnamon Griddle Cakes
Makes 8 servings, with a 25 minute cook time.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon into a medium bowl.
- In a separate large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla extract. Then, stir in the flour mixture.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle (or a frying pan, if you prefer) over medium-low heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
- While pancakes are cooking, mix up the icing. Combine confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and enough milk to make a liquid frosting. Drizzle frosting on hot pancakes before serving.
For Lunch, Dinner, and Midnight Snacks
Tacos make for a great snack, lunch, or dinner. The beauty of these griddle recipes is you can make them exactly how you like. So, you can make this recipe for spicy Cajun griddle chicken tacos from Daily Dish Recipes and make them as spicy or as mild as you like.
Spicy Cajun Griddle Chicken Tacos
Makes 8 tacos, with a total time of 25 minutes (15 to prep and 10 to cook).
- Flour tortillas
- 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- A pinch of salt (if desired or using a salt-free cajun seasoning)
- Sliced avocado
- Chopped tomatoes
- Shredded lettuce
- Shredded cheese
- Sour cream
- Place the uncooked boneless, skinless chicken on a cutting board.
- Using a sharp knife, slice the chicken crosswise across the grain into 1/4-inch strips.
- Place the chicken, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, pepper, and salt into a plastic zipper bag and seal. Shake to fully coat the chicken strips.
- Spray your griddle with cooking spray or brush its surface with cooking oil.
- Heat your griddle at medium-high, about 350 degrees F.
- Lay the chicken strips down on the griddle. Cook for about 10 minutes, turning with a spatula often. Check that they are cooked through. Remove from griddle as soon as they’re fully cooked.
- To make the tacos, lay a flour tortilla down on a plate, top with slices of chicken, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced avocado, and a dollop of sour cream. All of these ingredients along with the type of tortilla used will vary depending on personal tastes and preferences.
For those griddle owners craving a burger, this uniquely named Quick and Dirty Flat Top Cheeseburger recipe by Salt Pepper Skillet may be just what you need this fall.
Quick and Dirty Flat Top Cheeseburger
Makes 2 burgers, with a total time of 15 minutes (5 to prep and 10 to cook).
- 8 oz. Ground Beef divided into 4 balls
- Canola or vegetable oil
- 1 small onion diced small
- Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
- 4 slices of American or Cheddar Cheese
- 2 buns
- Heat your flat top griddle (or large cast-iron skillet, if you prefer) on medium-high heat. Drizzle some oil and add the diced onions. Cook the onions until they’re well caramelized, stirring every few minutes with a spatula.
- Season the ground beef with salt & freshly ground pepper. Add a little more oil to the griddle and place each ball of ground beef on the surface. Flatten it into the griddle with the back of a spatula. Season the other side.
- Flip the patties after a few minutes, then immediately add the cheese to start melting.
- Spread a thin layer of mayo on the buns and smash them down into the griddle to toast.
- Add caramelized onions to the top of each patty, then stack on the buns with more mayo or other sauces (and toppings) as desired.
This final recipe is for the veggie lovers. Try this recipe for veggie griddle cakes, another one from Allrecipes.
Veggie Griddle Cakes
Makes 2 servings, with a total time of 20 minutes (10 to prep and 10 to cook)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
- 1 1/4 cups biscuit baking mix
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 small tomato, diced
- In a medium bowl blend eggs, yogurt, and the biscuit baking mix.
- Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Saute onion, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper, until tender; stir into batter.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle (or frying pan, if you prefer) over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot, garnished with parsley and tomatoes.
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