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MEAT CORN (emphasis mine)

July 6, 2010
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My BFF Sarah joked around about bringing “meat corn” to my party on Saturday. Our menu planning went a little like this:

Sarah: “This might be a good time to try out the recipe from ORVILLE REDDENBACHER’S POPCORN COOKBOOK for ‘Meat Corn,’ a delightful blend of popcorn sprinkled with Brown Gravy Mix and pieces of Beef Jerky.  BLARGH!”

Me: “OMG. Please tell me that’s NOT real. Because if it is, I’m TOTALLY MAKING IT ON SATURDAY! Trashy foods, FTW.”

Sarah: “It is TOTALLY real.  I think there is a picture in the book.  ‘Perfect for Armchair Quarterbacks'”

Me, barely able to contain my mounting excitement: “BRING THAT BOOK WITH YOU ON SATURDAY!”

And, so, being the AWESOME friend she is….Sarah showed up with the ingredients (and I’m using that term loosely) to make TWO batches of the now infamous MEAT CORN.

With all the fabulous homemade food we had on Saturday…porchetta di testa, caramelized onion dip, Greek dip, onion & cheese puff pastry bites, cheese board, salumi, bacon s’mores, pasta salad, broccoli dip, panzanella…the meat corn was actually the most popular. We set the bowl in front of the boys & it was practically gone by the end of the night. WTF, boys??

Meat corn…who knew what was so absolutely wrong–in more ways than one–could be kind of right.

For hot meat-on-meat action:

MEAT CORN (aka Mighty Meaty Mix)

“An armchair must while watching any sporting event.”

from Orville Redenbacher’s Poporn Cookbook, circa 1992

makes 3 quarts

1 bag popped Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Natural Microwave Popping Corn, unpopped kernals discarded

1 (.82 oz) package brown gravy mix

2 tablespoons Orville Redenbacher’s Buttery-flavor Popcorn Oil

1 (1.2 oz) package beef jerky, snipped in pieces

  • Place popcorn in a brown paper bag, sprinkle with gravy mix and shake; pour oil over and shake again.  Place in a large bowl and stir in beef jerky pieces.
  • Variation: You can substitute salami or pepperoni for the beef jerky.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. ironstef permalink*
    July 6, 2010 7:19 am

    hahaha! I did not need to be reminded of this so early in the morning. feeling a little woozy now. SO salty. powdered gravy. I love that you 2 made it 🙂

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