Chicken Pasta Salad

Need a quick but delicious meal to prepare for a family event, holiday or potluck? This Chicken Pasta salad is hearty, healthy and delicious. Make the recipe the day before for less stress, so you can focus on other important tasks. Cut meal prep time in half by using fully cooked Keystone premium Chicken for a quick and impressive dish.

Chicken Pasta Salad
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Chicken, chunked and drained
  • 8 oz cooked & drained pasta, any shape
  • 1 package (16 oz) frozen vegetables, any mixture or 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli, carrots, green & red peppers, etc.
  • 2/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  1. Cook pasta per directions on package; thaw frozen vegetables (or use freshly cut vegetables)
  2. Combine Keystone Chicken with all ingredients in a large serving bowl.
  3. Mix well, chill. Can be made a day ahead of time.
  4. Serve chilled over lettuce if desired.

Veggie and Chicken Summer Salad

Our fresh Veggie Summer Salad is the perfect side dish for the weekend BBQ or cookout. What's the answer to quick meal preparation? Using all natural Keystone Chicken! When you open a fully cooked can of Keystone Chicken you'll cut down on the mess, and you'll cut meal prep in half!

Keystone Chicken Summe Salad
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Chicken
  • 4 ears of corn, cooked and the kernels sliced off each cob
  • 3 cups fresh green beans, cut in half
  • 3 cups fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced or diced
  • ½ Tbsp + 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 fresh jalepenos, stems and seeds removed
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup feta cheese (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  1. Add the green beans to a medium pot of boiling water and boil 4 minutes. Immediately drain and transfer the beans to a bowl of ice cold water.
  2. Combine corn kernels, dried off green beans, tomatoes, red onion and Keystone Chicken to a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. To make the dressing: Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the white onion and minced garlic, and cook for about 5 minutes. In a blender, combine cooked garlic and white onion, ½ cup olive oil, cilantro, jalapenos, vinegar and salt. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour dressing over the salad and toss everything to combine. Top with feta cheese if desired.

Beef and Gorgonzola Tarragon Salad

Although this may be one of our simplest salad recipes, it has a nice complexity of taste when the Gorgonzola cheese blends with the Tarragon! A special thank you to Sherri W. one of our “Beef Up Family Time Recipe Contest” finalists!

  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Keystone Beef
  • 4 cups artisan lettuce
  • 4 radishes, sliced
  • 4 oz tarragon dressing
  • 2-4 oz gorgonzola cheese, shredded
  1. Add lettuce and radishes to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour in dressing and toss. Make sure all lettuce leaves are evenly coated.
  3. Plate salad on 4 salad plates. Top each plate with beef and gorgonzola cheese.

Southwestern Roast Beef & Cheddar Sandwiches

It’s a Philly Cheesesteak but with a southwestern twist you’re gonna love! Use Keystone Beef Broth for added au jus flavor. A special thank you to Mary S. one of our “Beef Up Family Time Recipe Contest” finalists!

  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef
  • 1 cup Keystone Beef Broth (divided use)
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened (divided use)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, cut into thin slices then, cut in half
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into 1Ž4-inch x 3-inch strips
  • 1Ž/2 tsp. southwest seasoning
  • 8 slices top-seeded Italian bread
  • 1 1/Ž2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon and 3Ž/4 cup of Keystone Beef Broth over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add bell pepper and cook for 3 more minutes.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to remove onion and bell pepper and place in colander to drain.
  5. Add remaining broth, Keystone Beef and seasoning to skillet. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until most of liquid is evaporated, stirring often. Drain well.
  6. To assemble sandwiches, spread one side of each bread slice with butter. With buttered side down, spread 1/Ž4 cup of cheese onto four slices of bread.
  7. Divide beef, onion and peppers and remaining cheese onto each. Top with a second slice of bread, buttered side up.
  8. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches one or two at a time, until golden brown on each side, turning once.
  9. Serve immediately.

Korean Town Salad Bowl

This recipe is an easy way to get the authentic Korean flavors you love with quick kitchen prep time. A light meal with full flavor, it's the perfect back-to-school dinner. A special thank you to Vivian T., one of our "Beef Up Family Time Recipe Contest" finalists!

Korean Town Salad Bowl
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp. Keystone Beef Soup Base
  • 2 Tbsp. Sriracha hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 cups prepared ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp. powdered ginger
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 bags (10 oz) of garden salad blends
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin (optional)
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ranch dressing and Sriracha. Chill until plating salads.
  2. Bring a large skillet to medium heat, add the Keystone Ground Beef and sauté.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together garlic powder, Keystone Beef Base, ginger, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Pour over the beef and bring mixture to a boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Divide the salad blend between 6 bowls, top each with an even amount of the beef mixture; drizzle with the Sriracha ranch dressing and garnish with green onions if using. Serve immediately.

Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwich

Some like it hot and some like it spicy! We've taken the typical BBQ sandwich and added some heat to it. A great sandwich for any and all seasons.

  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Pork
  • 3 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup hot banana peppers, sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite smokey BBQ sauce
  1. Add Keystone Pork undrained in a large pot and shred with a fork. Add all ingredients and simmer on low for 20-25 minutes.
  2. Butter the buns and toast or place on griddle.
  3. Place pork mixture on top and serve with coleslaw and extra sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Classic Coney Dog Sauce

Is your family tired of boring hot dogs? Then it's time to top your dog with our easy-to-make Classic Coney Sauce. This hearty chili sauce makes a tasty topping for french fries, nachos, burgers or even use as a dip.

  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cheddar cheese as topper
  1. Drain can of Keystone Ground Beef and add with onion in a large skillet over medium heat ... stirring to crumble beef, approximately 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the ketchup, sugar, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and both peppers. Cover and simmer on low setting for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over hot dogs or use as a topping on French fries. Top with cheese.

The Only Chicken Salad You’ll Ever Want

The best thing about the Shabby Chic Boho's chicken salad recipe, besides the scrumptious taste, is that's its low fat.  It’s also chock full of flavor in each and every bite!  It’s a go-to recipe when you're in a rush or a surprise guest stops by. It just might be the only chicken salad recipe you will ever make.

  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Keystone Chicken
  • 3/4 cup cranberries chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. of dill relish
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. rosemary leaves
  • 1 cup low fat sour cream
  • Dash of parsley
  1. Drain the can of Keystone Chicken. Chop cranberries in food processor. Transfer to large mixing bowl.
  2. Add dill relish, salt and pepper, rosemary and sour cream, and mix well.
  3. Top with parsley flakes and serve with crackers, buns or bread.

Walking Tacos

Forget those crumbly taco shells, we've put together one of the easiest meals around! Kids of all ages will love this fun on-the-go meal that's perfect for picnics and after school snacks!

  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Ground Beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • ½ cup finely diced onion
  • ½ cup black olives, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • Dollop sour cream
  • 5-10 individual lunch-size bags of corn chips
  1. In a large saute pan, heat the Keystone ground beef until the meat is fully heated through. Stir in the taco seasoning and set aside.
  2. Assemble your “walking taco” by adding at least ¼ cup of your ground beef into each of the opened individual-sized corn chip bags.
  3. Continue to add the rest of your preferred taco toppings, mix with a fork. Now start walkin' while enjoying your taco!

Easy Picnic Pitas

Picnics are a time to relax, that's why we've come up with the perfect and easy-to-make summer chicken salad recipe that's ready in just 10 minutes. And by using pocket pita bread, you'll be able to hold a sandwich in one hand and throw a frisbee without missing a beat.

  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Chicken, diced
  • 1/4 cup salad dressing
  • 4 Tbsp. cole slaw dressing
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 4-6 pitas, cut in half
  • Lettuce for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large bowl mix all ingredients until blended well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Scoop into each half of pitas and garnish with lettuce.

Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich

The secret to a great Tarragon Chicken Salad is, of course, using tender chicken. And to get tender chicken that’s perfect every time, your recipe needs to include Keystone Chicken! Turning this throwback picnic favorite into a quick meal is easy. And because our chicken is fully cooked and recipe ready, you’ll cut your prep time in half. Keystone makes it easy to enjoy this summer favorite all year long!

tarragon-chicken-salad
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Chicken, diced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 or 2 tsp. dried tarragon (or use 1 or 2 Tbsp. fresh chopped tarragon)
  • 1/4 cup onions, diced
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • Bread or croissants
  1. Mix all of the wet ingredients
  2. Add to mixed dry ingredients
  3. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  4. Serve with sliced tomatoes and lettuce for sandwich toppings.

Turkey Bacon Ranch Sliders

These simple little sliders pack a big taste punch. These sliders are perfect for appetizers or a fun kid's meal - either way, they'll "gooble" them up!

turkey bacon slider
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Turkey, drained and diced
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked
  • 8 dinner rolls, cut in half
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  1. Preheat your oven to 350º F. Grease a 9" x 13" inch glass baking dish.
  2. Put the bottoms of 8 dinner rolls in the pan. Evenly distribute the ranch dressing over the rolls.
  3. Add the bacon to the rolls, then top with the Keystone Turkey, and finally the shredded cheese. Add the tops of the rolls. Brush them with the melted butter.
  4. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is gooey and melted.

Pulled Pork Philly

We've taken the best that the classic Philly Cheesesteak sandwich has to offer and - believe or not - made it better by using our tender Keystone Pork!

pulled pork philly
  • 1 can (28 oz.) Keystone Pork, shredded
  • 1 lb. bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 5 small green onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 8 rolls
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Cook bacon in a frying pan until crispy, remove. Drain excess fat on paper towel and chop. Set aside.
  3. Slice red bell pepper, red onions and green onions.
  4. Start layering process in a 2-quart baking dish with the following, in order.
  5. First Layer: begin with half of all your ingredients. red onions, red bell peppers, Keystone Pork, bacon, cream cheese, Parmesan, mozzarella, provolone (tear into pieces), spring onions, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  6. Second Layer: repeat with remaining ingredients.
  7. Cover with lid or foil. (If using foil, spray cooking nonstick spray onto the foil to prevent the cheese from sticking.)
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, covered. 10 more minutes, uncovered. (40 min. total)
  9. Slice 8 rolls and serve this Pork Philly with any side salad for your family.

Pork and Avocado Salad

This refreshing salad, with just a hint of lime, is the perfect addition to your next BBQ or picnic!  You'll love the way our tender pork complements the avocado.  For another option, try any Keystone Meat products in place of pork.

  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Pork
  • 2 medium avocados, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. mayo or light mayo
  1. Dice the avocados into medium-sized pieces, mix with the 1st Tbsp. of lime juice, and season avocado with salt to taste.
  2. Thinly slice the green onion and finely chop the cilantro. Mix mayo and 2nd Tbsp. of lime juice to make the dressing.
  3. Put the Keystone Pork into a bowl large enough to hold all the salad ingredients. Add the sliced green onions and dressing and toss until all the pork is coated with dressing.
  4. Add the avocado and any lime juice in the bottom of the bowl and gently combine with the pork.
  5. Then add the chopped cilantro and gently mix into the salad, just until it is barely combined.
  6. Serve right away or chill for a while before serving.

Chicken (or Turkey) Salad

This fresh recipe is perfect for picnics or a light meal. Change it up and use any can of Keystone Turkey in place of chicken.

chicken-salad
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Chicken or Keystone Turkey, diced
  • 3/4 cup cranberries chopped
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. dill relish
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. culinary lavender leaves
  • 1 cup low fat sour cream
  • dash of parsley
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • crackers, bread of choice or lettuce
  1. Slowly add each ingredient, mixing well. Chill in refrigerator for 20 minutes, serve with crackers, bread or on a bed of lettuce.