Hard Rock Cafe Recipes  

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Hard Rock Cafe recipes - the easy way to prepare the best dishes from the Hard Rock Cafe menu. These are copycat recipes, not necessarily made the same way as they are prepared at Hard Rock Cafe, but closely modeled on the flavors and textures of On The Border popular food, so you can bring the exotic tastes of one of the best chain restaurants in the world to your own table for a fraction of the cost.

Hard Rock Cafe was founded in London, England in 1971 and has grown to include 175 restaurants in 53 countries. The chain includes casinos and restaurants and has one of the largest rock memorabilia collections in the world.

From Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits to Buffalo Wild Wings hot sauce, chain and franchise restaurants are popular destinations around the world. Eating out too frequently can be costly, not to mention that it's hard to control portion size, ingredients, or the style of cooking to suit your preferences.

Making Hard Rock Cafe recipes on your own allows you to save money while enjoying your favorite menu items from the casual dining spot. This list collections the best copycat Hard Rock Cafe recipes from around the Web.
Hard Rock Cafe Chili
Hard Rock Cafe Chili is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Hard Rock Cafe Recipes
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2 tbsp oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 large cloves garlic, crushed
2 -1/2 lb hamburger
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp barbecue sauce

2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp celery salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp seasoned salt

1 tsp instant dried minced onion
1 tsp instant dried minced garlic
cayenne pepper to taste
15 oz. Can tomatoes, chopped with liquid
16 oz. Can red kidney beans
4 oz. Jar pimentos with liquid
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1/4 cup diced celery

- Brown hamburger, drain off fat.
- Cook onion until softened.
- Add to hamburger; add crushed garlic.
- Combine tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce, chili powder, brown sugar, soy sauce, celery salt, cumin, black pepper, seasoned salt, minced onion, minced garlic and cayenne pepper. Mix well. Add to hamburger mixture.
- Bring to simmer over medium heat, cook and stir for 5 minutes.
- Drain and rinse kidney beans. Add to hamburger mixture along with tomatoes and their liquid. Reduce heat to low.
- Cook and cover for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add pimentos and liquid, green pepper and celery.
- Cook uncovered for 5 minutes and stir occasionally.
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Tupelo-Style Chicken
Tupelo-Style Chicken is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Hard Rock Cafe Recipes
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Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
2 teaspoons honey pinch paprika

Apricot Dipping Sauce
2 tablespoons Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon apricot preserves
2 tablespoons honey

1 cup corn flake crumbs
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
12 chicken breast tenders

- Preheat oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees F.
- Honey Mustard Dip: Combine ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
- Apricot Dip: Combine ingredients in another bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chicken is ready.
- Breading: Combine corn flake crumbs, crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder in a medium bowl.
- Beat egg in a bowl, add milk and stir.
- Pour flour into another bowl.
- When oil is hot, bread chicken by coating each tender with flour.
- Dip chicken into egg/milk mixture and back into flour.
- Dip each chicken tender back in egg/milk mixture and then into the corn flake crumb mixture. Be sure to coat each chicken piece thoroughly.
- Fry 4 to 6 coated tenders at a time for 4-5 minutes or until chicken is golden brown.
- Drain and serve chicken with dipping sauces on the side. Makes 4-6 servings.
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BBQ Beans
BBQ Beans is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Hard Rock Cafe Recipes
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15 oz pinto beans (with liquid)
2 tsp corn starch
½ cup ketchup
1/3 cup white vinegar
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp diced onion
1 tsp mustard paste
½ tsp chili powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp crushed black pepper
½ cup cooked chicken

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl except corn starch. Mix well.
- Dissolve cornstarch in 2 tbsp of water to make paste. Pour it into mixture and stir well.
- In a casserole dish, pour the beans mixture into the dish.
- Bake in preheated oven for 90 minutes until sauce gets thick.
-Stir in between so that beans are cooked evenly. Makes 6 servings.
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Hard Rock Cafe's Pulled Pork
Hard Rock Cafe's Pulled Pork is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Hard Rock Cafe Recipes
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3 lbs pork shoulder
1 quart hot water
1 quart apple-cider vinegar
1/2 cup Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup granulated sugar

- Combine vinegar, Tabasco sauce, sugar and hot water in a bowl. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Pour marinade over pork. Cover and refrigerate for 12 hours.
- Remove pork from marinade, place in a baking pan.
- Cook in 450 degrees F oven until browned.
- Pour some marinade on pork, lower temperature to 300, cover and slow-roast for 2 hours. Enjoy
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