It’s a new Colts football season and that means that it’s tailgating season! Just like last year, 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. We want to see some creativity and of course plenty of pork! What something to sweeten the deal? How about a year supply of bacon! Yes, the grand prize winner will receive a year supply of bacon. The weekly winners will receive a prize package consisting of a $50 Meijer gift certificate,101 Things to Do With Bacon Book, Indiana Pork Apron, Colts hat, Colts yearbook and Colts 2013 Season DVD.
This week’s winner comes is Christine with her own take on a tailgate classic. I’ve had many kinds of jalapeno poppers, but the addition of sausage on these takes it to a whole new level!
Spicy Colts Pepper Footballs
20 Jalapenos (tops cut off and de-seeded–use gloves)
1 8oz Cream Cheese (softened)
1 16 oz mild or hot sausage (cooked and drained)
1 Bunch Green onions (tops off and chopped)
1 16 oz bacon
1 Clove Garlic (minced)
Mix cream cheese, crumbled sausage, onions, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Stuff Jalapeno’s with mixture and wrap bacon around and over pepper and secure with toothpick. Grill on medium turning over frequently until bacon crisps up and contents are heated through. Remove toothpicks before eating. Enjoy!!!
Thanks for sharing Christine! This would make the perfect pregame snack before Monday Night Football. Think your tailgate recipe is better? Enter it here.
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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 and naming a winner before every home game. This week’s winner is Kyle Carmichael from Greenwood, Indiana. Kyle’s recipe is a unique approach to an nontraditional tailgating dish. Now this will take some prep work, but there’s nothing wrong with starting the smoking process the day before while you’re watching college football, then finishing it off on Sunday. This is a great meal to spice up your tailgate as we start to get into the colder months.
8-10 lb bone in Pork Butt
2 Tbsp Salt
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Dried Oregeno
1 Tbsp Cumin
1 Tbsp Granulated garlic
1/2 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper
2 tsp Dried Orange Zest
1 12 oz beer (dos equis)
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
1/4 Cup Chicken Broth
Rub Pork thoroughly with the dry rub and then inject with the marinade let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
While pork is sitting prepare smoker with oak. (get to a temperature of 225-235)
Smoke to an internal temperature of 190 (about 12 hours)
Remove from smoker, wrap in foil and let sit for about 30 minutes to redistribute juices.
Once cooled to the touch shred and stuff into warmed corn or flour tortillas
garnish with fresh cilantro and fresh pico de gallo.
Kyle will receive a prize pack consisting of a $75 Meijer gift certificate, Bacon Nation Cook Book, Indiana Pork Apron, Colts hat, Colts yearbook and Colts 2012 Season DVD. PLUS he 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: Colts, Food, football, pork, recipes, tailgating
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What’s up Colts Nation!? It’s another bittersweet day for me as this is my final pre-game blog of the regular season.
Sunday’s game will be one of the most memorable and heartwarming experiences of my Colts fandom. Coach Chuck Pagano leading the team in a game for the first time since September 23rd is one of the best presents anyone could ask for during the holiday season. I can’t wait for the moment when he comes out of the tunnel to undoubtedly a standing ovation. That place will be rocking!
However, as is customary I will be venturing out to the tailgating front despite the cold weather for the final time this season. It’s been such a memorable year for Colts Nation in so many ways, and in terms of tailgating it’s been no different.
As I’m sure you’re aware by now, I’m in search of the best tailgate in Colts Nation. Read full details here. But here’s the problem, I need you guys to tell me where to go! I should get things started around 10 AM tomorrow and I WILL be hungry! Think your tailgate has what it takes to win the “Tailgate of the Week” and be entered in the “Tailgate of the Year” contest? Then let me know where to come this week on Twitter and Facebook.
Here’s what you can win!
Yours in Food and Football,
Tags: Colts, Colts Casey B, Food, football, tailgating
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