Make the Winning Recipes from Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen, Season 2

Get a taste of the competition at home by trying these mentor-tested dishes featured on the show.

Photo By: Eddy Chen

Photo By: Eddy Chen

Photo By: Eddy Chen

Photo By: Eddy Chen

Photo By: Eddy Chen

Photo By: Eddy Chen

Photo By: Eddy Chen

Photo By: Eddy Chen

Photo By: Eddy Chen

Photo By: Eddy Chen

Photo By: Eddy Chen

Photo By: Eddy Chen

Scallop Ceviche

Delicate and fresh, Matthew's simply dressed scallops boast subtle heat, thanks to the bold serrano pepper.

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Char-Roasted Cast-Iron Filet with White Cheddar Habanero Mashed Potatoes

Sides of creamy mashed potatoes and bacon-laced mushrooms rounds out Matthew's impressive steak dinner.  

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Grilled Beef Bourguignon

By making the rich red wine sauce in the same pan where the steak cooked guarantees a bold, meaty flavor throughout.

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Pulled BBQ Chicken Slider with Pineapple Coleslaw

Joy Thompson creates a balance of sweet and tangy flavors in her homemade barbecue sauce by adding splashes of both vinegar and whiskey, along with a bit of mustard, to her ketchup-brown sugar base.

Get the Recipe: Pulled BBQ Chicken Slider with Pineapple Coleslaw

Bologna BBQ Meatballs

Matthew proves that bologna isn't just for sandwiches anymore. He combines the deli meat with a trio of ground pork, lamb and beef to create a deeply savory taste. His secret for a moist, tender meatball? Soaking bread in whole milk before mixing it with the meat.

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Blackened Shrimp Street Taco with Red Snapper Ceviche

Equal parts of cayenne, cumin, smoked paprika and ground spices combine to create the bold blackening rub for Rob Burmeister's quick-fix shrimp, which he piles into tacos and serves with what he calls "mock"-amole, aka a blend of green peas and lime juice.

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Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie

Matthew Grunwald puts a frozen spin on the classic pie by churning the sweet lemony filling into ice cream and piling it into a pretzel pie crust.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie

Carnival Bread Pudding on a Stick

Laced with peanut butter and bacon, Rob's next-level bread pudding rounds are quickly deep-fried to create a crispy coating on the outside and a tender inside. For an extra-special presentation, they're served on skewers and finished with a peanut butter-chocolate drizzle.

Get the Recipe: Carnival Bread Pudding on a Stick

Mango Mojito Pudding

Not only is there rum in the rich pudding, but there's also a splash in the cinnamon-spiced mango filling, which tops the buttery cookie crust.

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Spicy Grilled Pineapple Shortcake

A pinch of cayenne in Jamika Pessoa's pineapple-rosemary filling lends a bold layer of flavor to her layered shortcakes.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Grilled Pineapple Shortcake

Bananas Foster Chicken and Waffles

In the ultimate mash-up of savory and sweet, Joy Thompson combines double-dredged fried chicken with rum-spiked waffles and a buttery brown sugar-banana sauce to mimic the classic dessert you know and love.

Get the Recipe: Bananas Foster Chicken and Waffles

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