Posts Tagged ‘Beck’s Cajun Cafe’

Beck’s @ Green is the New Black — Tonight at 6 p.m.

December 4, 2013

 

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Look for Taste! Catering and Beck’s Cajun Cafe tonight at the Griesing Law firm for this great event benefiting the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation. Look for great food, fashion and of course Philadelphia Eagles players! Tickets are still available at www.thebarkannfoundation.org

Beck’s Kitchen Pantry Recipe: Cajun Reuben

November 11, 2013

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With the weather getting nippy, your body is craving comfort foods. Try this recipe from our friend Donna McAllister. It was a finalist in our recent “Best of Beck’s” Kitchen Pantry recipe contest at La Cucina at the Reading Terminal Market. This one uses our famous Creole Mayo and Devil Dust seasoning. We present, The Cajun Reuben

Ingredients:

  1. 2 Tbsp butter (soft)
  2. 2 slices Rye Bread
  3. 1/2 lb deli sliced turkey breast
  4. 4 slices imported Swiss cheese
  5. 1/4 cup olive salad
  6. 1/8 – 1/4 cup
  7. Beck’s Creole Mayo
  8. 1/4 cup Sweet Sauerkraut Make Sauerkraut 1 15 oz can sauerkraut
  9. 1 cup beer
  10. 1/4 cup applesauce
  11. 2 tsp cinnamon

 Preparation:

 Mix in a small saucepan and gently warm.

  1. Assemble sandwich 1 slice of bread 2 slices turkey 2″ Swiss 3″ turkey
  2. Add 1 layer of Sauerkraut (drained) Reverse stacking order, top with slice of bread
  3. Spread 1 Tbsp of butter on top.
  4. Melt 1 Tbsp butter on med-warm griddle.
  5. Place sandwich on griddle and cover with large pot lid.
  6. Brown until lightly toasted. Flip sandwich and cover.
  7. Remove lid flip twice until crisp golden brown. Remove to plate.
  8. Peel off top slice of bread, spread olive salad, return bread and flip over. Repeat but spread Beck’s Creole Mayo generously.
  9. Return bread slice in 1/2 enjoy w/ Zapp’s Crawtators.

 

Jason Kelso Wins “Best of Beck’s”!

October 17, 2013

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Jason Kelso (pictured fourth from right) was the winner of today’s “Best of Beck’s” Kitchen Pantry Cook-Off at La Cucina at the Reading Terminal Market! Kelso won a $500 gift certificate to the world famous Reading Terminal Market for his original dish Crevettes aux Anges Baisser (Angel Kissed Shrimp) over Dirty Rice.

Kelso was joined by three other contestants, selected by popular vote. They included Charles Peters (Angel Chicken and Devil Shrimp with Citrus Vinagrette), Donna McFarland (Cajun Reuben) and Peter Stines (Cajun Turkey Burger). Each had to create an original recipe using Beck’s spice rubs including Devil Dust fiery rub, Angel’s Kiss and Beck’s Creole Mayo.

The event raised money for MANNA, which provides nourishing meals for individuals suffering from life threatening diseases including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer.

Hadas Kuznits of KYW News Radio was on the scene to talk with the participants

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/10/16/at-reading-terminal-market-a-cajun-cook-off-for-charity/#!

Find out who makes the cut at the “Best of Beck’s” Kitchen Pantry Cook-Off to raise funds for MANNA

October 14, 2013

lambandbutternutsquashWebFind out who makes the grade at the Best of Beck’s Kitchen Pantry cook-off at La Cucina at the Reading Terminal, this Wed., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.! Three local foodies and a mystery guest will compete in a cut-throat, 30-minute cook-off to raise money for MANNA and win the grand prize – a $500 gift certificate to the Reading Terminal Market! Food writer Rick Nichols and chef Jennifer Choplin will select the winner.

To qualify for the cook-off participants had to earn most votes for their original recipes, incorporating the new Beck’s Kitchen Pantry line of all-natural spice rubs including Devil Dust, Angel’s Kiss and Rub-a-Dub Rub, as well as Beck’s all-natural Creole Mayo.

“Best of Beck’s” is sponsored by Beck’s Kitchen Pantry all-natural condiments and spice blends, the Reading Terminal Market and MyPhillyAlive.com. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spice blends will be donated to MANNA. Attendees are encouraged to make a donation to MANNA’s mission of cooking and delivering nutritious, medically-appropriate meals to neighbors who are battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal disease and HIV/AIDS. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/BecksCajunCafe.

Rick Nichols to Officiate “Best of Beck’s” Kitchen Pantry Recipe Contest

October 2, 2013

ImageRick Nichols, the dean of Philadelphia food writing, has joined the judges’ circle at the Best of Beck’s Kitchen Pantry cook-off at the Reading Terminal Market. The competition, which will take place on Wednesday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., pits three contestants as they prepare original dishes using the new Beck’s Kitchen Pantry line of condiments and spice blends.

“Best of Beck’s” benefits MANNA, which cooks and delivers nutritious, medically-appropriate meals and provides nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, renal disease and HIV/AIDS.

“We are thrilled that Rick will be among the judging which also includes Jennifer Choplin, chef at SoWe Bar and Grille,” said Bill Beck, owner of Beck’s Kitchen Pantry. “Come out and help raise funds for MANNA and enjoy the tastes of some very creative and skillful foodies!”

The winner of the contest will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Reading Terminal Market. Individuals wanting to participate must first compete in a voting round by submitting their own recipes using at least one of the new Beck’s Kitchen Pantry items. Participants may submit one recipe per spice blend or condiment. The voting officially began on Sept. 16 and ends on Oct. 7. To enter, go to the recipe contest tab on the Beck’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BecksCajunCafe.

Participants may obtain the Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices at a $2.00 discount per item at Beck’s Cajun Café at the Reading Terminal Market or at 30th Street Station.

Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices may also be purchased at Bacchus Market, Green Aisle, Pennsylvania General Store (Philadelphia), Grandpa Hick’s Cheese and Gourmet Shop (Lahaska), Highland Orchards (West Chester), Hollander Gourmet (New Hope), The Larder of Doylestown, Linvilla Orchards (Media), Love the Cook (Cape May, NJ), Sara’s Produce (Collingswood, NJ) and Hot Stuff (Chincoteague, VA).

Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices are a throwback to a simpler time with all-natural ingredients and wholesome flavors of home like horseradish, pickles and garlic. They are easily recognized in their vintage glass jars and retro style labeling. The line includes:

• Creole Mayo – a zesty sandwich spread, dip and salad mixer.
• BBQ Onion Relish – smoky, bourbon-infused flavor for meats, hearty cheeses and Hors d’Oeuvres.
• 3 Devils – a flavorful hot sauce for food and drink from fried shrimp to Bloody Marys.
• Angel’s Kiss – a sophisticated, international spice blend that sharpens the natural flavors of chicken, pork, and seafood.
• Devil Dust – a fiery rub for beef, poultry, seafood and vegetables.
• Rub-A-Dub — a bold rub and post-cooking seasoning that enhances the natural flavors of prime cuts of meat including steaks, lamb, pork and game.

The event is sponsored by Beck’s Cajun Café, the Reading Terminal Market and MyPhillyAlive.com. Proceeds of the sales of Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices on the day of the event will be donated to MANNA. Attendees are also asked to make a donation to the charity to support their community efforts.

Founded by Chef Bill Beck, Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices bring zing to foods of all kinds. The line includes Creole Mayo, BBQ Onion Relish, 3 Devils Hot Sauce relish and Angel’s Kiss, Devil Dust and Rub-a-Dub spice rubs. A three time Best of Philly winner, Chef Bill Beck’s has won acclaim for his deft hand and has been showcased at Manhattan’s James Beard House twice times. For more information, including recipes, ingredients and retail locations, visit http://www.beckskitchenpantry.com. Or call Jonathan Morein, Sales Manager at 215-565-5377. For more information about Beck’s Cajun Café, visit: www.beckscajuncafe.com.

Beck’s Barbecued Onion Meatloaf

September 23, 2013

Meatloaf is a perennial favorite. With Beck’s Barbecued Onions it reaches another level.

This was sent to us by a customer and loyal fan of our pantry products…She wishes to remain anonymous, and after trying her meatloaf we can see why.  She might have a crowd outside her house if we revealed her identity.

Desperation often leads to discovery, as is the case with this recipe.  I was planning to make meatloaf for my family’s dinner, but learned rather late in the process that we were out of the onions, carrots, and celery that I usually saute and blend with the meat.  Determined to avoid an evening shop, and short on time if meatloaf tartare was not to be our dinner, I began to search the cupboards.  Thank you Beck’s;  your Barbecued Onion Relish saved the dinner and the day.  Here’s how:

BBQ Onion Meatloaf

1 1/2 lbs 85% lean ground beef

1 jar Beck’s Barbecued Onion Relish, 3/4 jar for blending w/ meat, remaining for topping/garnish

2 eggs

3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs

2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup ketchup

Heat oven to 375.  Thoroughly mix all ingredient except ketchup and 1/4 jar bbq onions.  Shape meatloaf into oblong rectangle in baking pan and top with ketchup.  Bake 45-50 mins til cooked through.  During last 5 minutes of cooking, top with remaining bbq onions if desired.  Let sit for 5 minutes after removing from oven.  Serve and enjoy.    Never bother chopping onions, carrots and celery for meatloaf again!

Beck’s Cajun Cafe 30th Street Station Specials — 9/23 to 9/28 — Try Them Today!

September 23, 2013

Beck’s Cajun Café
30th Street Station Specials!
9/23 to 9/28

ImageBeck’s has some very special items every day including snapper soup and chicken Creole corn chowder. Ask for them when you visit Beck’s! Amtrak, IRS and police employees show your employee I.D. at the register and get 10% off on any menu item (daily specials not included). College students too!

 Enter the “Best of Beck’s” Recipe Contest Enter and win big! You create a recipe using the new Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices and submit it on our Facebook page. The winner receives a $500 gift certificate to the Reading Terminal market! Enjoy this week’s specials and we’ll see you at Beck’s Cajun Café!

Monday, 9/23

Beck’s Famous Bread Pudding $1.00 off, today only!

Cajun Trio Platter: Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya W/ Fried Mac & Cheese, and Collard Greens. $7.95

 

Tuesday, 9/24

Grilled Muffaletta: mortadella, capicolla, salami, sharp provolone & olive salad, $5.25.

Make it a platter, $8.95.

Free Small Soup w/ any Beck’s Caesar Salads.

 

Wednesday, 9/25

Cajun Trio Platter: Gator Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Chicken Alfredo, $8.95.

Meat loaf Po’ Boy with Barbecued Onion Relish, $7.95

 

Thursday, 9/26

Cajun Trio Platter:  Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffe, Collard Greens, Bread Pudding, $9.95.

“Best of Philly” Train Wreck — $1.00 off 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Friday, 9/27

Large Soup & Side Salad Combo, $6.95.

“Best of Philly” Fried shrimp Po Boy……Fully Dressed, $7.95.

Cajun Trio Platter: Hot Wings (8) Cole Slaw and Grilled Corn Bread, $9.95.

 

Saturday, 9/28

Cajun Trio Platter: Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya W/ Fried Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, $7.95.

Beck’s 3 Devils Hot Wings by The Dozen, $8.95.

  

Beck’s Cajun Café @ 30th Street Station l 215-382-2800 l http://www.beckscajuncafe.com

“Best of Beck’s” Kitchen Pantry Recipe Contest to Benefit Manna — Sign-Up Today!

September 19, 2013

Cook-Off at Reading Terminal Market Features Original Recipes Made
With Beck’s Kitchen Pantry Creole Mayo and Spice Blends to Benefit Local Food Charity

ImageThree local foodies will show their culinary skills at the Best of Beck’s Kitchen Pantry cook-off at the Reading Terminal Market on Wed., Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The participants will showcase their original dishes incorporating items from the new, all-natural line of Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spice blends.

The event benefits Manna, whose mission is to provide nutritious meals and nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling life threatening illnesses.

“Foodies, this is your chance to strut your stuff,” said Bill Beck, creator of Beck’s Kitchen Pantry. “Show us your chops by creating original dishes that use our spice blends and condiments, raise money for a good cause and take a chance at bringing home the grand prize.”

The winner of the contest will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Reading Terminal Market. Individuals wanting to participate must first compete in a voting round by submitting their own recipes using at least one of the new Beck’s Kitchen Pantry items. Participants may submit one recipe per kitchen pantry item. The voting officially began on Sept. 16 and ends on Oct. 7. To enter, go to the recipe contest tab on the Beck’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BecksCajunCafe.

Chef Jennifer Choplin of SoWe Bar and Grille and Wayne Metsinger, General Manager of Linvilla Orchards, are among the judges for the competition.

Participants may obtain the Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices at a $2.00 discount per item at Beck’s Cajun Café at the Reading Terminal Market or at Amtak’s 30th Street Station.

Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices may also be purchased at Bacchus Market, Green Aisle, Pennsylvania General Store (Philadelphia), Grandpa Hick’s Cheese and Gourmet Shop (Lahaska), Highland Orchards (West Chester), Hollander Gourmet (New Hope), The Larder of Doylestown, Linvilla Orchards (Media), Love the Cook (Cape May, NJ), Sara’s Produce (Collingswood, NJ) and Hot Stuff (Chincoteague, VA).

Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices are a throwback to a simpler time with all-natural ingredients and wholesome flavors of home like horseradish, pickles and garlic. They are easily recognized in their vintage glass jars and retro style labeling. The line includes:

  • Creole Mayo – a zesty sandwich spread, dip and salad mixer.
  • BBQ Onion Relish – smoky, bourbon-infused flavor for meats, hearty cheeses and Hors d’Oeuvres.
  • 3 Devils – a flavorful hot sauce for food and drink from fried shrimp to Bloody Marys.
  • Angel’s Kiss – a sophisticated, international spice blend that sharpens the natural flavors of chicken, pork, and seafood.
  • Devil Dust – a fiery rub for beef, poultry, seafood and vegetables.
  • Rub-A-Dub — a bold rub and post-cooking seasoning that enhances the natural flavors of prime cuts of meat including steaks, lamb, pork and game.

The event is sponsored by Beck’s Cajun Café, the Reading Terminal Market and MyPhillyAlive.com. Proceeds of the sales of Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices on the day of the event will be donated to Manna. Attendees are also asked to make a donation to the charity to support their community efforts.

Founded by Chef Bill Beck, Beck’s Kitchen Pantry condiments and spices bring zing to foods of all kinds. The line includes Creole Mayo, BBQ Onion Relish, 3 Devils Hot Sauce relish and Angel’s Kiss, Devil Dust and Rub-a-Dub spice rubs. A three time Best of Philly winner, Chef Bill Beck’s has won acclaim for his deft hand and has been showcased at Manhattan’s James Beard House twice times. For more information, including recipes, ingredients and retail locations, visit http://www.beckskitchenpantry.com. Or call Jonathan Morein, Sales Manager at 215-565-5377. For more information about Beck’s Cajun Café, visit: http://www.beckscajuncafe.com.

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Beck’s Cajun Cafe 30th Street Station Specials 9/16 to 9/21

September 15, 2013

Beck's Cajun Cafe 30th Street Station Specials 9/16 to 9/21

Enjoy this week’s specials at Beck’s Cajun Café @ 30th Street Station. Amtrak, IRS and police employees show your employee I.D. at the register and get 10% off on any menu item (daily specials not included). College students too!

This week we start the “Best of Beck’s” Recipe Contest. Enter and win big! You create a recipe using the new Beck’s Kitchen Pantry line of condiments and spices and enter it on the Beck’s Facebook page. Winner receives a $500 gift certificate to the Reading Terminal Market!

Monday, 9/16
Beck’s Famous Bread Pudding $1.00 off, today only!
Cajun Trio Platter: Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya W/ Fried Mac & Cheese, and Collard Greens.

Tuesday, 9/17
Grilled Muffaletta: mortadella, capicolla, salami, sharp provolone & olive salad, $5.25.
Make it a platter, $8.95.
Cajun Trio Platter: Gator Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Chicken Alfredo, $8.95.

Wednesday, 9/18
Free Small Soup w/ any Beck’s Caesar Salads.
Cajun Trio Platter: Muffaletta, gator gumbo and bread pudding, $9.95

Thursday, 9/19
Cajun Trio Platter: Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffe, Collard Greens, Bread Pudding, $9.95.
Meatloaf Po’ Boy, $7.95.

Friday, 9/20
Large Soup & Side Salad Combo, $6.95.
“Best of Philly” Fried shrimp Po Boy……Fully Dressed, $8.95.
Cajun Trio Platter: Hot Wings (8) Cole Slaw and Grilled Corn Bread, $9.95.

Saturday, 9/21
Cajun Trio Platter: Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya W/ Fried Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, $7.95.
Beck’s 3 Devils Hot Wings by The Dozen, $8.95.

Beck’s Cajun Café @ 30th Street Station  215-382-2800  http://www.beckscajuncafe.com

Beck’s Kitchen Pantry

September 13, 2013

Beck's Kitchen Pantry

Beck’s Kitchen Pantry will host a Cooking demo using its all-natural, chef inspired condiments and spice blends at Linvilla Orchards, tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn more about how to use our Creole Mayo, BBQ Onion Relish, 3 Devils Hot Sauce, Devil Dust, Angel’s Kiss and Rub-a-Dub Rub to make your every day foods spectacular!

While we’re on that subject, you can win $500 by participating in our “Best of Beck’s” Kitchen Pantry cook-off at the Reading Terminal Market. Create an original recipe using one of our spice blends or our Creole Mayo and you could be selected for a celebrity cook-off. Check for instructions. http://tinyurl.com/nksna2e