Game Day Fried Chicken Sliders with Bacon, Apricot, Root Beer & Sesame Seed Jam and Chipotle Yogurt Drizzle

Makes 8 sliders

Active Prep Time 40 Minutes – Cook Time 55 Minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 8 brioche slider buns
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup root beer
  • 1 pack sesame snaps candy
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup dried apricots
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 chicken breast cutlets
  • 1 cup flour
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil + additional for frying
  • ½ cup salted cashews chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 individual container Greek Yogurt Plain
  • 2 chipotles in adobo plus tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 16-24 whole basil leaves

 

Directions:

For Bacon Jam:  Cut bacon into 1 inch pieces and cook until crisp. … Read More » “Game Day Fried Chicken Sliders with Bacon, Apricot, Root Beer & Sesame Seed Jam and Chipotle Yogurt Drizzle”

Layered Mexican Dip

This is Audra’s personal recipe, modified from several similar versions.

Ingredients:

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, de-boned and chopped
  • 2 avocados – peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1.5 T fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup salsa (I use PACE restaurant style)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 8 oz container sour cream
  • 1 1 oz package taco seasoning mix (I make my own click here for the recipe)
  • 3/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 16 oz can re-fried beans
  • 2 cups Mexican style shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 1 small can of sliced, pickled jalapenos

Directions:

  1. Mash the avocados in a medium bowl. 
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

3 lbs. pork shoulder or butt, skin and excess fat removed
1 onion, chopped
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups bottled BBQ sauce (we love the Johnny Harris brand)
2 tbsp. dijon mustard
2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Scatter onion over bottom of slow cooker and place pork on top.… Read More » “Slow Cooker Pulled Pork”

Ham Delights

Audra’s Favorite Tailgating Recipe originally obtained from the 1981 “Baptist Bounty” Cookbook from 1st Baptist Church of Opelika, Alabama.

Ingredients for Spread:

  • 1/2 lb butter softened
  • 3 T mustard (not the spice, real mustard from a yellow jar)
  • 3 T poppy seeds
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 t Worcestershire

Remaining Ingredients:

  • 3 packages party rolls (little square rolls in a package of about 24)
  • 1 lb shredded ham (I use Boars Head ham from Kroger Deli)
  • 1/2 lb sliced Swiss cheese

Preparation:

Split party rolls open. … Read More » “Ham Delights”

Kicked Up Brunswick Stew

Source:  East Alabama Living Magazine

“This is a favorite of ours.  It is super easy.  I can have it on the stove in 10 minutes.  It does very well in a slow cooker during the game.” ~Beth Yarbrough

Ingredients:

  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 lb chopped pork from your favorite BBQ joint (without sauce)
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16 oz) pkg.
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