The Colts and Indiana Pork have partnered in search of the best pork tailgate recipe in all of Colts Nation, and guess who is in charge of it? Yours truly! We’re going to be searching for the best pork tailgate recipes you have to offer. This week’s winner is Lori Frazee from Dunnellon, FL. This recipe sounds quick, easy and SUPER delicious! Now personally, I’m a BIG advocate for pork burgers. It’s not too common, but it provides a whole new level of juiciness that’s hard to achieve with beef burgers. Here is Lori’s recipe for “I Dig Pig Burgers.”
I Dig Pig Burger
1# ground Pork, seasoned with season salt, pepper and 1/4 cup chipotle salsa, mix through
8 slices pepper jack cheese
4 slices bacon
Divide ground pork into 4 balls, divide the balls in half and place one piece of cheese in the middle and form patty
Wrap bacon around the patty and secure with toothpick
Grill until almost cooked through, top with a little more chipotle salsa and add additional piece of cheese, finish cooking , cheese should be perfect and bacon will add to the smokiness of the Salsa. Serve on a Kaiser roll. The only thing that would add to this , would be top with a boneless rib, Then I’m getting my pork on!!
Lori will receive a prize pack consisting of a $75 Meijer gift certificate, Bacon Nation Cookbook, Indiana Pork Apron, Colts hat, Colts yearbook and Colts 2012 Season DVD. PLUS she will be entered into the grand prize which is the Traeger Lil’ Pig Grill.
This is the GRAND PRIZE!!
Think your recipe has what it takes? Enter it here.
Tags: burgers, Food, grill, pigs, pork, recipe, tailgate
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As Indiana state football champions are crowned this weekend with title matches being played at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Metropolitan Conference that is comprised with a strong nucleus of schools in the Indianapolis area has come in for very high national praise.
According to the MaxPreps Computer Rankings formula, Indiana’s Metropolitan Conference ranks among the top 10 toughest high school football leagues in the nation.
The conference ranks as the ninth-toughest nationally and is among other states known for football excellence – California, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida and Michigan.
A state once known for national relevance in another sport now boasts one of the best football presences in the country, and it has been a pronounced trend for about the past 15 years.
The Top 10 Toughest High School Football Leagues (according to MaxPreps):
- New Jersey, Big North – United League (Overall Rating: 66.4).
- California, Trinity League – (Overall Rating: 60.1).
- Ohio, Greater Catholic – South League (Overall Rating: 57.3).
- California – Serra League (Overall Rating: 53.4).
- Michigan, Catholic Central League (Overall Rating: 49.2).
- Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. – Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (Overall Rating: 48.9).
- Florida, 5A, District 2 (Overall Rating: 48.5).
- Kentucky, 6A District 4 (Overall Rating: 47.4).
- Indiana, Metropolitan Conference (Overall Rating: 46.8).
- Florida, 6A District 16 (Overall Rating: 46.6).
MaxPreps rated the schools in the conference:
- Center Grove, Rating: 63.5.
- Ben Davis, Rating: 58.7.
- Carmel, Rating: 54.4.
- Pike, Rating: 53.0.
- Warren Central, Rating: 51.4.
- Lawrence Central, Rating: 44.3.
- North Central, Rating: 33.3.
- Lawrence North, Rating: 15.8.
Indianapolis ranks in the nation’s top 15 most populous cities, while the state ranks 14th in population according to recent Census Bureau numbers.
Among the leagues rated higher than the Metropolitan Conference, only Kentucky has a smaller population (4,380,415) than Indiana (6,537,334). In the top 10 in the football leagues cited, New Jersey is 11th in population, while California is first, Ohio is seventh, Michigan is eighth, Florida is fourth and the area around the Maryland/Virginia/Washington conference is among the nation’s most densely-populated areas as well.
Tags: Indiana, Indianapolis, lucas oil stadium, Metropolitan Conference
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