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Tender smoked jerky is an amazing treat, but marinated in a Dr Pepper® Jalapeno blend and slowly smoked to perfection? It’s the perfect snack for summer.
The most tender, juiciest chicken breasts come out of a smoker. This Maple Chipotle Smoked Chicken Breast offers some heat under a sweet maple glaze.
Throw a few ears of corn on the grill and toss the cooked kernels into a bowl. Stir in some tasty mix ins like bacon, jalapeno, and cheddar cheese until you’ve got this fresh and creamy Jalapeno Popper Grilled Corn Salad. It’ll be your new go-to side salad dish.
Fresh jam is easier than you’d think, and by using different flavors customizable to the season. Add some summer flair to yours with this Cherry Habanero Jam. It’s the best of sweet and heat coming together for a truly enjoyable treat.
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Crispy grilled chicken wings are slathered with a simple Strawberry Jalapeno spread that’s the perfect blend of sweet & spicy.
Nothing screams Summer to me quite like a steaming pot of Low Country Boil. While the meal may have originated in Louisiana– it’s been embraced all over the South. You won’t have to look far to find a backyard with a picnic table lined with newspaper, a steaming pile of shrimp (or crawfish), Andoullie sausage liberally mixed with steamed corn on the cob and chunks of red potatoes spread out over top.
Most of us are familiar with the shrimp version, but we’ve swapped out the seafood and served it on a stick with these Bang Bang Chicken Kabobs. Freshly grilled chunky chicken skewers are slathered in a creamy, sweet & spicy sauce. It’ll leave you lickin’ fingers, plates, and definitely beggin’ for more.
Have you ever had white barbecue sauce? In the South most people will tell you once you’ve had this version, you won’t want to go back to the red-style again. White Barbecue Sauce is creamy with a mildly spicy kick and makes a great dipping sauce as well as a baste for grilled chicken.
Compound butters build on everything we love about butter. That rich and creamy base has been given a savory upgrade. This Bacon Onion Butter has taken rich smooth butter and fortified it with crisp bacon crumbles, caramelized onions, and a savory hint of Worcestershire sauce.
Rich, Creamy Mushroom Sauce. Pepper Jack Cheese. Juicy Hamburger. Soft, Fresh Pretzel Bun.
Are you drooling yet? It’s ok, your secret’s safe with me. These burgers, with their amazing mushroom awesome-sauce deserve nothing less. It’s the highest compliment this recipe could hope to achieve. That and plates licked clean. Just one bite, and you’ll see. And trust me, these will definitely ‘knock your socks off!’
Seriously, what more could you want in a burger? This is totally indulgent and just screams ‘GAME DAY’ or ‘dude’ food. Just be careful not to indulge in them too often, or they might just ruin a burger for you if it’s served up any other way.
‘Knock Your Socks Off’ Tailgate Burgers
1 lb ground beef
6 full-size of 12 mini pretzel rolls
6 slices pepper jack cheese, cut in half to make 12 pieces if using slider-sized buns
mayonnaise to spread over the inside of the rolls
8 oz thinly sliced mushrooms
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp minced garlic or 4 garlic cloves minced
1/2 cup diced white onion
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream, or half and half
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp cold water, mixed together
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp poppy seeds
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Divide the ground beef into 6 patties, or 12 small patties if using rolls instead of buns. In a large skillet or dutch oven, cook the patties until browned on both sides and cooked completely through. After they’re cooked, set them aside, and discard excess grease.
2. In the same skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Add in the mushrooms and garlic, and sauté until the mushrooms are tender. Add in the Worcestershire sauce, cream, broth, salt, and pepper. Bring the sauce to a boil, stirring constantly, and then stir in the cornstarch mixture. Once the sauce has thickened, remove it from the heat and set it aside.
3. Slice open the pretzel buns and spread some mayo over the top and bottoms of each bun. Place the cooked patties on the bottom of bun and add the pepper jack cheese on top. Spoon a generous amount of the mushroom sauce over the top of each patty and replace the top of the bun. Put the assembled burger in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Melt the 1/2 cup of butter for the topping and stir in the poppy seeds and Worcestershire sauce. Spoon the melted butter over the top of the sliders. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes. Serve hot.
recipe adapted from Knock Your Socks Off Tailgate Sliders