May Recipes of the Month 2018

Posted by Made in Oklahoma on 04/30/2018

Made in Oklahoma Coalition Announces May Recipes


OKLAHOMA CITY (May 1, 2018) - May is a month for celebrations. And what better way to celebrate than with food made and produced in Oklahoma.

It’s time to invite friends and family over for graduation parties, backyard barbecues and poolside fun. Of course the other main event in May is Mother’s Day. All these events offer opportunities to show off your best culinary creations.

For Mother’s Day, why not invite the family over for a brunch that will impress. Made in Oklahoma’s Baked Strawberry French Toast takes an already great base of French toast and makes it even better with a topping of fresh strawberries, strawberry spread, butter, brown sugar, pecans and syrup.

If mom is a chocolate fan, indulge her with Double Chocolate Waffles. Cocoa powder and chopped dark chocolate bars take these waffles to the next level of yum. For a fun party, assemble a waffle bar with toppings like whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate syrup and fruit.

Make brunch extra special with an original cocktail. Using almost all Made in Oklahoma ingredients, Suan’s Sweet Tomato Jam Bloody Mary is a perfect mix of sweet tomato with spicy horseradish and scotch bonnet pepper flavor sauce.

For a graduation party or summer celebration, try Made in Oklahoma’s Braised Beef Street Tacos. Oklahoma beef and seasonings are the signature touches to these tacos that are assembled with a fresh mix of vegetables marinated in rice wine vinegar and locally grown cilantro and arugula.  

Make entertaining fun and easy using Made in Oklahoma products.


Baked Strawberry French Toast


Description: Surprise mom with this easy to make baked french toast. Assemble the night before, refrigerate then pop in the oven for Mother’s Day brunch.

Serves: 8



1 loaf La Baguette French bread or 1 loaf Braum’s Artisan Whole Wheat Honey Bread

6 large eggs

1 ½ cups Braum’s Milk

1 cup Braum’s Half-and-Half

2 tablespoons Griffin’s Original Syrup

1 teaspoon Grififn’s Vanilla

¼ cup Southern Okie Gourmet Strawberry Spread

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


Ingredients for Toppings

1 cup brown sugar

1 stick Braum’s Butter

2 tablespoons Griffin’s Original Syrup

1 cup chopped Miller Pecan Co pecans

½ cup Southern Okie Gourmet Strawberry Spread

2 cups chopped fresh strawberries




  1. If using French bread, cut into 1-inch thick slices. Place bread (either French bread or Braum’s sandwich bread) in a single layer in a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, half-and-half, syrup, vanilla, strawberry spread, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over bread.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together topping ingredients – brown sugar, butter, syrup, pecans and strawberry spread. Spread over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove dish from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

  5. Serve with chopped fresh strawberries and additional syrup.

Double Chocolate Waffles

Description: Make waffles even tastier with cocoa powder and dark chocolate. This fun treat makes breakfast feel more like dessert when topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and a cherry.

Serves: 6



2 packages Shawnee Mills Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 cups Braum’s milk

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon Griffin’s Vanilla

¼ cup canola oil or melted butter

2 (2-ounce) Bedre dark chocolate bars, chopped

Braum’s Whipped Light Cream

Braum’s Chocolate Syrup

Maraschino cherries



  1. In a large bowl, stir together waffle mix, cocoa powder and sugar. Add milk, eggs, vanilla and oil or butter, and stir until combined. Chop 1 chocolate bar, then fold into waffle mixture.

  2. Heat waffle iron. Pour mixture into waffle iron, filling to edges. Cook until waffle is set in the center and slightly crisp on the edges.

  3. Top each waffle with Braum’s whipped cream, chocolate syrup, remaining chopped Bedre chocolate and a maraschino cherry.

Suan’s Sweet Tomato Jam Bloody Mary

Description: Make a traditional Bloody Mary even better using Made in Oklahoma products. We kick up this iconic cocktail with hints of scotch bonnet, horseradish and tomato jam.

Serves: 4


1 lime

1 teaspoon Daddy Hinkle’s dry seasoning

4 cubes Vault Ice

1 ½ cups bloody mary mix

4 tablespoons Suan’s Sweet Tomato Jam

1 tablespoon Suan’s Scotch Bonnet Flavor Sauce

½ tablespoon fresh horseradish, finely chopped

6-8 ounces vodka

1 teaspoon Daddy Hinkle’s Marinade Sauce

Lovera’s olives

4 celery stalks


  1. Squeeze half the lime onto a small plate. Quarter the other half for garnish, and set aside.

  2. Dip the rims of four (12-ounce) bar glasses in the lime juice. Sprinkle Daddy Hinkle’s dry seasoning on a second small plate, then coat the rims.

  3. Crack the Vault Ice with a mallet, and place in glasses allowing it to temper.

  4. In a blender combine the bloody mary mix, Suan’s Sweet Tomato Jam, Suan’s Flavor Sauce, chopped horseradish and vodka. Pulverize.

  5. Pour into the glasses, splash each with a little Daddy Hinkle’s Marinade Sauce, and serve with Lovera’s olives, celery stalks and lime.


Braised Beef Street Tacos

Description: Oklahoma beef braised with smoky barbecue seasoning and beer and topped with fresh vegetables and herbs makes a street taco that will soon become your favorite.

Serves: 8


1 tablespoon oil

1 medium onion, finely diced

1 (8-ounce) Triple S Farms sweet potato, finely diced to ¼-inch cubes  

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 pounds Peach Crest Ranch sirloin roast, for braising

1 teaspoon Head Country All-Purpose Championship Seasoning

1 cup Coop Ale Works Spare Rib Pale Ale

1 cup Head Country Chipotle Bar-B-Q Sauce


Wet Topping:

1 cup shredded carrot

½ green onion, thinly sliced

½ cup thinly sliced radish

2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped fine

½ cup rice wine vinegar

1 teaspoon Head Country All-Purpose Championship Seasoning


16 flour tortillas (small or street size)

3 tablespoons Hiland Butter



½ cup Scissortail Farms cilantro leaves

1 cup Scissortail Farms arugula

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 jar Ace in the Bowl Salsa



  1. Using a lightly oiled large saute pan, sear the onions and sweet potatoes until the onions are translucent and slightly browned. Add the pepper flakes, and place mixture in the crock pot or roasting pan.

  2. Return saute pan to heat, and sear the roast until brown on all sides (5-8 minutes). Remove and place in crock pot or roasting pan, then season with the Head Country dry seasoning.   Gently deglaze the pan with Coop beer, and allow it to reduce slightly. Be careful that you don't add the beer too quickly as it could overflow the pan. Cook in a crock pot on high for 4 hours. Or, roast in the oven at 350 degrees for 2 hours.

  3. Combine the wet topping ingredients in a small bowl. (This could be done in advance as they hold up well. Reserve.)

  4. Using two forks, break apart the roast, shredding the meat. Add the Head Country Chipotle Bar-B-Q Sauce, and mix well.

  5. Add butter to a saute pan, and brown tortillas one at a time.

  6. Assemble the tacos and with wet ingredients and toppings, and serve with Ace In the Bowl Salsa.


The above recipes use ingredients from Made in Oklahoma Coalition food manufacturers with products produced by Shawnee Milling Company, Braum’s, Griffin Foods, Bedre Fine Chocolate, Daddy Hinkle’s, Vault Ice, Suan Foods, La Baguette, Southern Okie, Miller Pecan Company, Triple S Farms, Peach Crest Ranch, Head Country, Coop Ale Works, Hiland Dairy, Scissortail Farms, and Ace in the Bowl Salsa.


About Made in Oklahoma Coalition: 

Providing a marketing and promotional platform to assist more than 70 Oklahoma food manufacturers, the Made in Oklahoma Coalition (MIO) builds brand preference and loyalty for members and its products. The MIO Coalition-membercompanies create a positive economic impact on the Oklahoma economy byemploying more than 61,500 Oklahomans. The member-companies of MIO generate over $4.2 billion in annual sales for the state’s economy. The MIO Coalition continues to expand the footprint of Oklahoma’s food manufacturing sector through business retention and growth. For more information about MIO and its member companies, please visit