Chorizo Chili Tater Tots Casserole

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Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Family Fare. All opinions are entirely my own.

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

I do not know about you, but I could live on these Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes. My family is completely and utterly obsessed with the exquisite taste of this delightful side dish.

Can you imagine how amazing this would be served over football season, and to even be the star food during potlucks? Perhaps the perfect food to share with your loved ones over the holidays. If you ask me, this is a perfect party food for any occasion.

I have always enjoyed croquettes, but with the addition of everything bagel seasoning, this classic French delicacy just got a facelift.


Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

At this moment in time, these beauties are loved all over the world, and every country likely has their own version of croquettes. My Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes are just a bit different and I love it!

I partnered with Family Fare, a supermarket in the mid-west that is the “go-to” neighborhood grocery store that provides REAL VALUES, for real people, to create a recipe using Our Family products and showcase their Everything Bagel Seasoning. Which I am a huge fan of.

The Everything Bagel is a classic, known for its savory and complex blend of spices.

everything bagel seasoning

You can find Everything Bagel Seasoning and all the other ingredients at all of SpartanNash’s retail stores located in the Mid-West. With nearly 2,000 items located throughout the store, Our Family has something for everyone and every occasion.

Let’s get back to the seasoning. Our Family has taken the best part of the Everything Bagel and bottled it for you and your family!

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

Our Family’s Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend combinessesame seeds, sea salt, garlic, onion and poppy seeds to create the seasoningblend you never realized your breakfast, lunch, and dinner was missing.

The Family Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend pairs well with anything your heart, or stomach, desires – pizza, popcorn, eggs, chicken, toast, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, vegetables.

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

My family is obsessed with this seasoning, and I really believe that you will be as well. #OurFamilyEverythingSeasoning

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Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes
Yield: Serve 8

Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Simple and easy recipe for amazingly delicious Potato and Beef Everything Bagel Croquettes


Mashed Potatoes

  • 1 box Our Family mashed potato, read the instruction on the box; Water, butter, salt, and milk
  • 1 large egg, optional

Ground Beef

  • 1 tablespoon oil + for frying
  • 1//2 pound ground beef, 20/80
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs, more if needed
  • 2.5 oz Our Family Everything bagel seasoning


    1. Follow instruction on the back of the mashed potato box.
      You would need 4-6 servings, depending on how many serving you are planning to
      make. 2 patties are enough per person. You can make 15-16 equal-sized
    2. Heat a skillet with oil and sauté on the medium-high heat.
      Cook until the meat is completely cooked through, 5-7 minutes. Keep stirring
      and breaking the meat into small chunks. If you have any leftover grease,
      please drain it out before mixing it with the mashed potatoes. You may add one
      egg in the mixture, but it is not necessary.
    3. Wait for a few minutes until the meat is a bit cooled then
      add to the mashed potato bowl. Using a wooden spoon or similar mix together
      very well the mixture. Taste and see if it needs any more salt or pepper. If
      the mixture is too warm to work with refrigerating for 20 minutes and then make
    4. Make patties between 2 oz to 3 oz. You may use the scale to
      measure. Not necessary, but sometimes handy if you wish your croquettes to be
      the same size. You may also make bite-size croquettes as shown on the pictures.
      They are about the size of a golf ball.
    5. Make patties and place on the tray lined up with parchment
      or wax paper. Cover with it as well and place the tray in the fridge for 30
      minutes so the croquettes could chill. You may prep them overnight as well.
    6. After chilling, place three plates; flour, mixed eggs,
      breadcrumbs with everything bagel seasoning.
    7. Drench into the flour on both sides as well as around, dip
      in the egg mixture then into breadcrumbs mixed with everything bagel; set aside
      and back on the tray. Continue until everything is complete.
    8. Now, you may place it back to the fridge if you do not plan
      to fry these right away or just heat the oil and fry.
    9. Line paper towel on the plate or cookie rack.
    10. Heat about 1 cup of oil for frying.
    11. Never over crowed the frying skillet. Fry 3 or 4 croquettes
      at the time at medium-high heat. Fry for a minute then flip and fry again until
      you reach a deep golden color.
    12. Take out and set on the lined up kitchen paper towel.


You may make these meatless and use mushrooms or just
chives to create an amazing appetizer.

I tried these with egg and without it. I like it both ways. Adding one egg makes it somewhat more creamy on the inside. It is really not neccecery but you may use it if you would like to test it yourself.

These hold well in the lunch boxes for school or work.

Our Family Everything bagel seasoning contain sodium so please be aware of that before adding too much salt into your croquettes.

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Delicious Green Shake for your St. Paddy’s Day with NutriBullet Select

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

As the description says “The feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.”

I am bringing my green here by sharing this lushes, creamy, delicious, and yes, better for you Shamrock Shake.

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Shamrock Shake Recipe

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I hope you give this smoothie a try because it does not disappoint!


HAPPY St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Acorn on behalf of NutriBullet Select. All opinions, pictures, recipe, and content have been done by me, in my own words.

Shamrock Shake

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine Healthy Choices
Keyword smoothie, healthy, breakfast,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking


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  • 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds
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  • 1/2 cup Frozen Spinach
  • 4-6 drops Peppermint Extract
  • 1/4 Ice Cubes
  • 1/2 cup Water Do not go over the MAX line


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  2. Then, add chia seeds, frozen 1/2 of frozen banana (if it’s not frozen it’s fine too), frozen spinach,  Peppermint Extract, ice cubes, and water.
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The most important meal of the day.

I would love to know, what is your favorite breakfast? Do you have some traditional breakfasts, or you just love a bowl of cereal each morning?

I can’t call myself a real breakfast eater, I am more of a brunch person, however, my kids are huge on breakfast, so when I got an offer for this campaign, I jumped right in because they were more than happy to be my taste testers.

I just love watching them when they are eating. It’s like, there is a memory in a making right there.

Weekend mornings will stick with them their whole life, you know?! Siblings in the kitchen, over the kitchen island, arguing who took more or less, asking for more milk or whatever.

I just love that warm feeling that I personally missed growing up, even if I have to jump in and calm the situation by saying “it’s ok, we have more”.

My trio loves their cereals with Almond, or Cashew milk, a handful of fresh fruit and sometimes toasted nuts as well. I’d say they are pretty good eaters, with well-balanced meals… Well, not to brag or anything, but I am their mom, duh?!

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The first new cereal from General Mills in 15 years, Tiny Toast doesn’t disappoint at all. It’s fruity, yummlicious, and not too sweet, at least not to my taste buds.

When you open up the bag, it smells like a fruit and cereals. The fruit pieces come off the tiny toast pieces and very lightly sweeten your milk, which is fantastic if you ask me. 

Tiny Toast comes in two flavors, strawberry, and blueberry, and a few weeks ago it started appearing in the cereal aisles nationwide. I bought mine at Kroger.

The cereal itself looks like a mini toast bread-shaped pieces and the General Mills claims are that the tiny bits are REAL strawberries and/or blueberries instead of artificial flavors and colors.

I honestly loved both flavors, as well as my kids, but for some reason, we all favor more blueberry. I guess it’s just coming down to your own preferences.

As most of you know, I have two teens (16 & 13), and my baby boy soon to be 10 years old. They gave 2 thumbs up for the new TINY TOAST cereals…Well, technically, it’s 6 thumbs up, plus 4 more from daddy and I.

Happy Eating and thank you for reading!

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