This #CantonGrocery sponsored post has been compensated by Linqia and it’s advertiser. As always, my love for all things shopping, food, flower, coffee, and grocery are my own.
I went shopping the other day. Now it’s no secret that I love experiencing new services, products, and stores. But being very familiar with Canton, MI…there was one such grocer that locals long awaited. And that was the latest grand opening of a new Busch’s Market!
And ya’ll, was this grand opening one that was worth the wait. I was even more excited, when I was offered the chance to drop by to share it with you as well! Not only that…but I also get to show you a recipe that I was inspired to create after visiting.
Since I knew it would be busy during such an anticipated opening, I chose to register as a MyWay member online. You can do this in-store as well (and make sure to ask if there are special rewards for doing so). This special Busch’s Market shopping rewards program offers exclusive savings, coupons, and invites. Plus it enables support for local schools through Cash For Education.
And supporting all things Michigan and Local, is what Busch’s Market is all about. That and one amazing custom store design. Bringing my son, he took one look at the tractor outside, the truck decals, the apple juice ready in the Starbucks coolers…and steadfastly declared this was his new favorite place.
I was promptly thrilled just walking into a produce section that reminded me of a rainbow! With spring here at last, I’m ready for all kinds of healthy. Not to mention spotting the perfect little corner flower shop.
Walking through the produce section (and towards the Starbucks counter), I was instantly inspired by a huge plate of green tomatoes. Because ya’ll…this is one underestimated veggie. Whether you slice, dice, fry, or bake these beauties…you’re in for a treat! So make sure to check out the video at the end of this post for creating a Green Tomato Michigan Pasty!
But what makes strolling through Busch’s Market even more awesome? Was smelling the BBQ serving up at JB Smokehouse restaurant. As well as stopping by the Juice and Gelato bar. There was coffee at Starbucks of course. And that isn’t even how our eyes feasted by the Japanese fresh foods counter. After I marveled at the huge selection of craft brews, we passed by long rows of filled with buffet style ready-to-eat dishes.
From this point, I realized I’ve only seen half the store! The shelf and grocery aisles are stocked thoughtfully. But first I have to mention how shocked I was walking past the fresh meat and seafood sections. I have to admit that the biggest part of not being inclined to eat more fish is the overwhelming scent this department has when shopping for it. However this is the first grocer where I’m encouraged to return and try more seafood. And all because there was no fishy or raw meat smell.
While at the meat counter, I made sure to pick up a pound of ground beef. I was intrigued when I noticed Busch’s Market sells a ground round with a meat ratio of 86%. Normally one would find an 80/20 meat vs fat ratio (or 90/10 for a ground sirloin). Which the fat content is what leads to a juicier burger. However when creating a recipe with ground beef, I hated having to drain the meat before proceeding. So I couldn’t wait to see how well this package did within both hamburgers and a ground beef dish.
The last section we stopped in, was the frozen foods aisles. Here we picked up some frozen ready-made dough. While I didn’t use it for my recipe, I was very happy to see the ample selection of different allergen friendly foods. As well as how easy it is to shop in bulk for oft times very selective ingredients or spices.
And that brings me right home. To whip up a handheld favorite that this crazy hot-cold weather has had me craving. And this would be my version of a statewide traditional meat hand pie known as Michigan pasties. Add in the Spring favorite, green tomatoes and I was so excited to share this with you!
So as I unpack my groceries, I love that this recipe provides a solution to eliminating the food waste. One that often comes from warm weather gatherings ending with leftover hamburgers. As well as the bits often remaining from veggie plates, dicing an onion, or slicing that green tomato to fry up.
It’s also a really easy recipe. So pull out that frozen baking dough. Toss your extra meat and veggies on the table. And get ready.
1. In a bowl or container, dice and combine the meat and veggies.
2. I also tossed in cheddar cheese and my preferred seasoning blend.
3. Spoon meat mixture into a flattened, 4-6″ uncooked dough round.
4. Fold and pinch ends of dough to close.
5. Bake on parchment at (a preheated) 350° degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
Told you this was the easiest way to re-dish your diced extras to one warm handheld treat! The green tomato moisture will reinvigorate your ground beef as it reheats. And as your burgers or taco meat are normally seasoned, this dish needs very little additional spice.
- 1 green tomato, diced
- ¼ sweet onion, diced
- ½ pound ground beef, diced
- ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Basil & Thyme seasoning to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 unit dough, frozen or boxed for pizza round.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Fold cheddar cheese into raw dough.
- Using parchment paper, create flattened 4" dough rounds.
- Combine diced green tomato, sweet onion, ground beef, cheddar cheese, and seasonings.
- Spoon 2 tbsp of meat and veggie mixture into center of dough rounds.
- Gently fold dough up and over mixture, pinching edges to close.
- Slide parchment paper onto pizza pan.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Now are you ready to become a Busch’s Market My Way member yet? Make sure to see how to join as well as enter to win a year’s worth of free groceries with their latest sweepstakes. With both an in-store and mail-in entry option, anyone can join in the fun for winning these great eats.
Plus make sure to tell me what you think makes Busch’s Market great for your family too. As well as if you try this great tasting Green Tomato Michigan Pasty!