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Time for tailgatin'

Tailgating season is here. Try out these recipes to put a smile on your team’s faces

Posted: September 9, 2018 at 6 a.m.

Tailgate Chili

Ingredients

2 pounds extra-lean ground beef

1 pound chicken sausage, casings removed

3 (15 ounce) cans chili beans, drained

1 (15 ounce) can chili beans in spicy sauce

2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

1 large yellow onion, chopped

3 stalks celery, chopped

1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

2 green chile peppers, seeded and chopped

1/2 cup beer

1/4 cup chili powder

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon dried oregano

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon white sugar

3 cups baked tortilla chips

Ditections

1. Crumble ground beef and chicken sausage into a large stock pot over medium-high heat; cook and stir until evenly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain excess grease.

2. Pour in chili beans, spicy chili beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste. Add onion, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, chile peppers, and beer. Season with chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cumin, hot pepper sauce, basil, salt, ground pepper, cayenne, paprika, and sugar. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for at least 2 hours.

3. Taste and adjust salt, ground pepper, and chili powder in necessary, after 2 hours. Ladle into bowls and top with baked tortilla chips to serve.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients

3 cups diced cooked rotisserie chicken

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)

1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese

1/2 cup blue cheese dressing

1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

2 tablespoons shredded pepper Jack cheese

1 pinch cayenne pepper, for garnish

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

2. Combine chicken, cream cheese, hot pepper sauce, 1/2 cup pepper Jack cheese, blue cheese dressing, crumbled blue cheese, seafood seasoning, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.

3. Transfer chicken mixture to a 9-inch round baking dish and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons pepper Jack cheese.

4. Bake until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and garnish with cayenne pepper.

Sassy Tailgate Sandwiches

Ingredients

1 (12 count) package Hawaiian bread rolls

1 pound shaved Black Forest ham

12 slices Gruyere cheese

1 (8 ounce) tub PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tablespoon dried minced onion

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Cut all rolls in half. Place roll bottoms in 9x13-inch pan.

2. Place equal amounts of ham on each roll bottom. Top with Gruyere.

3. On each of the roll tops, spread a generous amount of the cream cheese spread. Return the tops to the bottoms making sandwiches.

4. In a separate bowl, mix together the butter, Worcestershire sauce, onion and Parmesan cheese. Pour over your sandwiches and let sit for at least 20 minutes. (You can make these ahead of time and allow to sit in fridge overnight.)

5. Place sandwiches, covered in foil, in a preheated 350 degrees F oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until warmed through.

NAN Dining Guide Spotlight on 09/09/2018

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