We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! Now the year is coming to an end and it’s time to reflect on 2017. Here at The Mountain Kitchen, I like to take a moment to reflect on the most popular recipes that made the biggest impact on your taste buds this year. It always excites me to see what everyone has enjoyed the most during the year. Compared to last year, some of the recipes are still favorites, while new recipes have entered the scene. Don’t worry, I have made a special note that there are a lot of grilling and smoked meat favorites that have made the list this year.
From smoky meat to slow cooking cabbage rolls, we’ve rounded up our 30 most popular recipes of 2017. Whether you are looking for recipes to jump-start 2018 or a great way to finish out 2017, these delicious and most popular recipes are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face and empty dirty plates to your dishwasher!
Without further ado, here are our 30 Most Popular Recipes of 2017:
These homemade cheese and bean enchiladas are filled with beans and cheese then smothered in a robust enchilada sauce made from scratch. (April 2014)
This quick and easy creamy basil vinaigrette can be used as a salad dressing, sauce for fish, chicken, potatoes, tomatoes, or BLTs! (September 2015)
Mama’s Christmas Cheese Ball is made with Velveeta, cream cheese, and extra-sharp cheddar cheese, and coated in chopped pecans. Its simplicity is delicious. (December 2016)
This stuffed pineapple is a tropical paradise. Juicy pineapple baked and caramelized with a coconut, gingersnap topping. (June 2015)
Carrot Cake Cheesecake is a great recipe mash-up. Cream cheese frosting is the best part carrot cake, so why not bake a cheesecake on top of a carrot cake? (November 2016)
Pan seared lemon pepper tuna steaks seasoned with homemade lemon pepper seasoning, seared in garlic and butter cooked medium rare to enhance the flavor. (February 2014)
#24 Tuscan Tortellini Pasta Salad
This Tuscan Tortellini Pasta Salad is loaded with pasta, salami, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh spinach topped with parmesan cheese and balsamic dressing. (August 2016)
Loaded with big flavor, the smoked beef brisket skillet mac and cheese made with horseradish cheddar and decadent smothered bits of smoked beef brisket. (March 2017)
Inspired by Julia Child, this Chicken À L’Orange uses a sweet and savory chicken roasted with shallots and basted with a rosemary, orange marmalade glaze. (February 2015)
Curry Chicken broccoli casserole topped with a curry-flavored sauce with lemon juice, topped with cheddar cheese and crunchy garlic flavored croutons. (November 2015)
Grilled cabbage browns and caramelizes with a nutty sweetness, with salty, crisp bacon, a combination of flavors that is nothing short of grill magic! (June 2015)
Sizzle burgers are fried ground beef patties seasoned with salt and pepper, in a pan with Worcestershire sauce and butter. Place them on a bun and enjoy! (November 2014)
You will love this crock-pot pork chop casserole. Delicious pork chops slow-cooked in a creamy sauce with potatoes, onion, and cheese. (October 2015)
Bagels and lox is a simple sandwich made with chewy bagels smeared with a layer of cream cheese, capers, tomatoes, and onion. (July 2015)
Baked spaghetti turns leftovers a brand new identity that perhaps even your pickiest eater will love! It’s quick, simple and perfect for a weeknight! (June 2015)
This easy to make one-pot vegetarian jambalaya is vegetable heavy with a flavorful mixture of Cajun seasonings, fire-roasted tomatoes, rice, and beans. (January 2017)
Mustard-Maple Pork Ribeye Roast is a tender, oven-baked pork roast finished with a sweet and sour mustard-maple sauce poured over top. (April 2014)
A helpful step-by-step guide on how to make and can jalapeno jelly using water bath canning. (August 2016)
Applewood Smoked Pork Carnitas with Spicy Cabbage Slaw, shredded smoky bits of incredibly flavorful pork on top of a warm tortilla with spicy cabbage slaw. (September 2016)
This Easy Cajun Rice is the perfect side dish to any of your Cajun dishes. Turn this side into an entrée by adding Cajun seasoned shrimp to the rice. Yum! (July 2016)
These freezer to crock-pot stuffed cabbage rolls can be turned into a quick and easy weeknight meal inside your crock-pot straight from the freezer. (June 2015)
Smoking ribs is a true labor of love, but with some common knowledge and David’s 6 Steps To Smoked Baby Back Ribs and easy-to-follow instructions you too can create mouthwatering, succulent and flavorful baby back ribs. (May 2016)
Learn how to make sweet pickles for canning to enjoy all year-long with this wonderful pickling recipe for water bath canning. They’re crispy and delicious! (August 2016)
Fresh homemade saltine crackers simple to make, only take 30 minutes and require 4 ingredients and are so much better than store-bought! Try this recipe! (November 2013)
Sexy Pork Chops are smothered in a wonderful zesty sauce made of white wine, chicken broth, and garlic then finished off with lemon and fresh herbs. (June 2013)
David’s 10 steps to succulent smoked BBQ pork picnic shoulder. By following these steps, you will have perfectly cooked meat that’s tender, moist and juicy. (September 215)
This applewood smoked turkey breast is rubbed with a blend of warm spices and smoked over a bed of coals and applewood. It is moist, tender and delicious. (March 2016)
Lean, moist, and incredibly succulent, Oven-Baked BBQ Pork Tenderloin is seasoned with a blend of sweet, warm, savory spices, and smothered in BBQ sauce. (April 2016)
This smoked chuck roast is cheaper than prime rib, easier to get along with than brisket and it is a whole lot easier to come by in the grocery store. (December 2016)
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!
AND AGAIN FOR ANOTHER YEAR, OUR #1 MOST POPULAR RECIPE FOR 2017 IS…….
The goal to a well-cooked beef brisket is a thick moist slab of meat, with a crusty “bark”, a vivid smoke ring, and meat so smoky, you nearly gorge yourself into a food coma. (July 2015)
These were the 30 most popular recipes made by the majority. I don’t think I could choose just one recipe from these most popular recipes to be my favorite. What is your favorite recipe from The Mountain Kitchen? Did your favorite recipe make the list? Comment below!