Get your tastebuds tingling with Mrs Crunch’s delicious recipes for American grub


BURGERS and hot dogs are a staple of any BBQ.

But this classic American fare isn’t the only Stateside grub to get your tastebuds tingling.

Mrs Crunch shares delicious recipes from the good ol’ US of A

Here are some other delicious dishes from the good ol’ US of A that all the family will love.

Serve them with a crispy side salad, some crusty bread and an ice cold beer.

Spicy oven barbecue ribs

Serves 6 – £2.52 per person

Leave the ribs to rest for about 15 minutes after cooking

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 2 hours 20 mins



  • 2kg Morrisons British pork ribs
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • 500ml BBQ sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 finely diced red chilli (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with tin foil.
  2. Peel any membrane from the bony underside of the ribs.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients for the ribs together with the olive oil – garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin and cayenne.
  4. Sprinkle over the ribs and then massage into the meat on both sides.
  5. Put on to the prepared tray and bake for two hours.
  6. Mix together the sauce ingredients while the ribs are in the oven.
  7. Remove ribs and increase oven temperature to 240C
  8. Spread the sauce mixture over the top and return to the oven and bake for a further ten minutes.
  9. Turn on the grill and put the ribs under for a further ten minutes to lightly char the edges.

Mrs Crunch recipes in association with Morrisons

Baked fries

Serves 4 – 22p per person

Leave the skin on the potatoes to give them a rustic feel

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 45 mins


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp polenta
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 large Maris Piper potatoes, cut into 1cm chips


  1. Heat oven to 200C. Pour the oil on to a baking tray and put in the oven for five mins.
  2. Mix polenta, paprika and garlic powder together.
  3. Toss the chips in the mix, then tip on to the tray.
  4. Shake well, then cook for 40 mins, shaking halfway through, until crisp and golden.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Lay on the kitchen paper to take up any excess oil and serve.

Mac and cheese

Serves 4 – 91p per serving

Penne pasta works just as well as macaroni and won’t change the flavour or cooking times at all

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 35 mins


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 350g macaroni pasta
  • 1 egg
  • 475ml milk
  • 30g butter, melted until liquid
  • 275g grated Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Lightly grease a 2-litre serving dish with the olive oil.
  2. In a large pot of salted water, lightly boil the macaroni for about five minutes until half cooked.
  3. In a bowl beat the egg and milk together.
  4. Add butter and cheese to the egg and milk. Stir well. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the lightly cooked macaroni in the prepared baking dish.
  6. Pour the egg and cheese liquid on top.
  7. Bake uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

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