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Lone Star Recipes

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Lone Star recipes - the easy way to prepare the best dishes from the Lone Star Steak House menu. These are copycat recipes, not necessarily made the same way as they are prepared at Lone Star, but closely modeled on the flavors and textures of Lone Star popular food, so you can bring these exotic tastes to your own table for a fraction of the cost.

In 1989 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Lone Star Steak House & Saloon was founded as a casual dining option for steaks and seafood. The company currently operates over 150 locations in the US and, at one time, had as many as 21 locations across Australia.

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 Lone Star 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 Lone Star recipes from around the Web.
  • 1

    Lone Star Steakhouse Salsa

    Lone Star Steakhouse Salsa
    Photo: flickr / CC0

    4 fresh tomatoes (peeled and diced)
    1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
    1 (5 1/2 ounce) can tomato paste
    2 small jalapeno peppers (seeded and chopped)
    2 minced fresh garlic cloves
    2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped)
    2 teaspoons salt
    1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    1/2-3/4 red onion , chopped

    - Boil tomatoes for a few minutes.
    - Let cool slightly and remove skin.
    - Dice tomatoes; place in food processor.
    - Add tomato paste, chopped peppers, minced garlic, cilantro, salt, onions, garlic powder and oil; process until mixed.
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  • 2

    Amarillo Cheese Fries

    Amarillo Cheese Fries
    Photo: flickr / CC0

    3 unpeeled russet potatoes
    4-6 cups vegetable oil for frying
    1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
    1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
    3 slices bacon, cooked
    1/3 cup ranch dressing

    - Slice potatoes into wide rectangular slices.
    - Keep potatoes immersed in water until ready to fry.
    - Heat oil in a deep fryer or pan to medium-high.
    - Dry potatoes; fry for 1 minute in oil.
    - Remove potatoes from oil and drain until cool; fry for 5 more minutes or until light golden brown. Drain.
    - Preheat oven to medium-high; arrange fries on an oven-safe plate.
    - Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over fries.
    - Sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese over cheddar.
    - Crumble cooked bacon; sprinkle over cheese.
    - Bake fries in oven for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted. Serve hot with ranch dressing.
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  • 3

    Lone Star Cilantro Jalapeño Mayonnaise

    Lone Star Cilantro Jalapeño Mayonnaise
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY

    1 3/4 cups mayonnaise
    2 tbsp water
    2 tbsp distilled white vinegar,
    1 fresh jalapeno chili, rinsed and seeds removed
    1 peeled garlic clove
    1/2 cup fresh cilantro, lightly packed,
    1/4 tsp pepper

    - Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor; whirl until smooth.
    - Add salt to taste. Makes 2 1/4 cups.
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  • 4

    Cheese Ball

    2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
    1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
    2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter
    1/8 teaspoon onion powder
    1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 cup chopped green chilies
    1/2 cup baked nacho tortilla chips, crushed
    1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
    Tortilla chips

    - In a food processor, combine cheddar cheese, cream cheese, butter, onion powder and garlic powder.
    - Cover and process until blended.
    - Stir in chilies; cover and refrigerate for an hour.
    - Shape into a ball.
    - Combine crushed tortilla chips and cilantro; roll cheese ball in chip mixture.
    - Serve with tortilla chips. Refrigerate leftovers. Makes 2 cups.
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