Balsamic BBQ Beef Sandwich

There are so many tasty BBQ sandwich recipes you could choose from. In fact, we have many right here on our website! For a more "refined" flavor for your summer BBQ, nothing beats the tang of the balsamic vinegar as it blends with the sweet honey.  And because you use fully cooked Keystone Beef, you'll be able to whip up this tasty sandwich in under 15 minutes!

Keystone Balsamic BBQ
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef, drained
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 ciabatta buns
  1. In a small sauce pan, add the honey, balsamic vinegar, water and soy sauce and simmer on low for 5 minutes stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in cornstarch and heat another 2 minutes.
  3. Add Keystone Beef, mix well. Heat throughout, about 5 minutes.
  4. Serve warm on toasted ciabatta rolls.

Beer Cheese Soup with Keystone Chicken

We've got just the solution for when you want a more robust cheese soup ... add Keystone Chicken! Our recipe is so thick and creamy, it's also perfect for dipping soft pretzels or veggies. And if you have any leftovers (that'll be hard to believe), you can freeze for up to 3 months.

Keystone beer cheese soup
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Chicken, drained
  • 1 can (27 oz) Keystone Chicken broth
  • 5 slices thick cut bacon
  • 5 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 8 oz beer
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 16 oz mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  1. Warm an 8-quart pot over medium-high heat. Cut bacon into small pieces and add into the pot. Cook bacon until it's crisp, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add Keystone Chicken into bacon grease to warm. Stir occasionally until chicken is completely warmed throughout.
  3. Remove chicken and bacon from the pot and set aside.
  4. Add butter into the pot and slowly melt over low heat. Add garlic, jalapeño and pepper and stir - about 2 minutes. Whisk in flour. Allow to cook for 1 minute, whisking frequently.
  5. Add beer and whisk to combine and cook for 2 minutes. Add Keystone chicken broth and half-and-half and whisk to combine.
  6. Slowly add the cheese, add a little at a time whisking until it is incorporated. Stir until you have a smooth mixture. Return chicken and bacon back to the pot. Stir to combine.
  7. Allow to simmer until ready to serve, stirring occasionally.

Nashville Hot Shredded Chicken Sandwich

This shredded chicken sandwich recipe is our take on Nashville's iconic hot chicken ... but the best part of our tasty version is how easy this recipe is to prepare. When you use Keystone Chicken, you'll go from stove to table in 15 minutes! Bring the flavor of the south to your next summer cookout or tailgate.

Nashville Hot Shredded Chicken Sandwich
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Chicken, drained
  • 1 cup Keystone Chicken Broth
  • 3-1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups coleslaw for topping
  • Dill pickle chips for garnish
  1. Add all of the ingredients in a medium pan, mix well.
  2. Cook on medium for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Serve warm on a bun with coleslaw and dill pickle chips.

Sloppy Jose

Perfect for a picnic at the beach or just a summer supper in the backyard.  It's a sloppy joe with a Mexican kick - you decide how much spice your family can handle! Viva la Sloppy Jose!

sloppy jose
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Ground Beef
  • 1 large Onion, diced
  • 2 cups Taco sauce
  • 1 can (8oz) Jalapeño, drained and diced
  • 2 cups Cheddar, shredded
  • 8 Hamburger buns
  1. Saute diced onion in large skillet
  2. Drain and add beef until heated
  3. Stir in taco sauce and jalapenos; reduce heat to low
  4. Simmer for for 6-8 minutes, stirring regularly
  5. Add shredded cheese and serve on hamburger bun or over tortilla chips

Grilled Cheesy Chicken & Pesto Sandwich

You'll say "presto" to this easy pesto sandwich! There's virtually no prep time with this recipe, especially when you open a can of fully cooked Keystone Chicken.

Grilled Cheesy Chicken Pesto Sandwich
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Keystone Chicken
  • 4 ciabatta rolls
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 2 cups fresh or shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  1. Get a large pan or griddle ready by greasing it, and placing over medium-low heat.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the pesto and mayonnaise.
  3. Spread pesto-mayo mixture on each half of roll.
  4. On one side, per sandwich, pile Keystone Chicken, mozzarella and tomato. Top the sandwich with the other slice of bread.
  5. Place the sandwich on the heated pan, cover, and cook for 3 minutes per side, or until the cheese is melted.
  6. Continue until all the ingredients are gone, and enjoy!

Mexican-Style Buffalo Chicken Dip

It's a buffalo dip with a  twist! And because you use recipe ready tender chicken from Keystone Meats, your prep time is oh so easy. Whether you're tailgating or homegating your family will love this recipe!

  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Chicken, drained
  • 1 can (16 oz) refried beans
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning mix
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 1 1/2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine refried beans and taco seasoning mix in small bowl and spread evenly on bottom of casserole dish. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, celery, dressing and hot sauce. Fold in Keystone Chicken. Spoon chicken mixture over refried beans in casserole dish.
  3. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes. Let stand 12 minutes before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or celery sticks.

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.

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 tsp. 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.

Cheesy Chicken Taquito Recipe

Crunchy, cheesy, chickeny ... the perfect finger food for children, big children, and husbands. Make a fun dip buffet and watch the whole pile of taquitos disappear. Double or triple batch and pop the extras in the freezer - they come back to crispy life after just a few minutes in a 325 degree oven.

  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Chicken
  • 16 flour tortillas
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz Taco Bell salsa
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil of choice
  1. Combine Keystone Chicken, cream cheese, shredded cheese and salsa. Mix well.
  2. Spread the mixture on one end of a tortilla. Roll the tortilla around the mixture. Repeat until all chicken filling and tortillas are gone.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add taquitos to the skillet and brown on each side then serve. You can serve with salsa and sour cream if you like.

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!

Award Winning White Chicken Chili

Be a winner winner with this chicken dinner recipe. Make this easy, all natural recipe at your next tailgate and you’ll have a first place entrée!

  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Chicken
  • 3/4 tsp. Keystone Chicken Soup Base in 8 oz of water
  • 1 lb. Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 cans (15 oz) Great Northern beans
  • 3 tsp. Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  1. Combine ingredients and heat until ready to serve.

Kitchen Sink Dip & Pinwheels

Made as a dip or pinwheel roll-up, this easy kid-friendly recipe is a perfect after school snack, light lunch or winner at your next tailgate party. A special thank you to The Food Hussy for this tasty recipe!

  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Chicken
  • 8-12 oz cream cheese 
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. ranch seasoning mix
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits 
  • 1/3 cup bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup pickle diced 
  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate. Spread 1/3 cup dip on a tortilla, roll and slice for Kitchen Sink Pinwheels.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This tangy, creamy dip tastes just like Buffalo chicken wings! Great dip for your next tailgate or family gathering ... your "fans" won't be disappointed! It's best served hot with tortilla chips and celery sticks.

Keystone Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Chicken, shredded
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Spoon into shallow 1-quart baking dish.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through; stir. Serve warm with tortilla chips or veggies.

Easy BBQ Beef Sandwich

It can't get any easier than preparing this BBQ sandwich! Forget about slow cooking your brisket all day long, we've done all the hard work for you. Just open up a can of Keystone Beef, add your favorite BBQ sauce, warm for 5 minutes, and you have a sandwich that rivals any BBQ joint around!

  • 1 can (28 oz) Keystone Beef, undrained 
  • 10 oz barbecue sauce 
  • 8-10 hamburger buns 
  1. Stovetop Instructions: Heat Keystone Beef undrained in a pan on the stove top. Mix barbecue sauce, shred and stir.  Heat on high to reduce the liquid for 5-7 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns. 
  2. Microwave Instructions: Place Keystone Beef in a microwavable safe bowl. Mix in barbecue sauce, shred and stir. Heat for 2 minutes in the microwave. Serve on hamburger buns.