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Summer 2007 Issue: Best Wolf Pack Tailgate Menus

You’ll recall we asked for your most mouth-watering tailgate recipes in the Summer 2007 issue. After all, the Homecoming game is Oct. 6. Take a look at the responses:

#85’s Sweet & Spicy Kahlua Baked BBBBQ Beans

Charlie Lee, ’76 (journalism), ’85 (criminal justice), Bradenton, Fla.

Ingredients for a four-person serving:
One (1) 28 oz. can of Bush’s Maple Cured beans (or beans of your preference)
½ cup of cooked, diced bacon
1 cup of sweet BBQ sauce (Sonny’s sweet, Carolina Honey or similar)
½ cup of Kahlua
½ cup of diced sweet onion or a blend of preferred onions)
½ cup of diced bell peppers (green, yellow, red, orange or any combination)
1 teaspoon of dried mesquite spice
1 teaspoon of season-all spice
1 teaspoon of garlic-herb spice or garlic salt
1 teaspoon of either chicken mesquite or beef mesquite spice
½ cup of finely grated smoked cheddar cheese
¼ cup of finely diced jalapeno or banana peppers (or adjust to preference)
1 covered Pyrex or baking bowl
Optional: you may add smoked or spiced-diced
chicken or beef

Drain and strain 1 can of beans and remove any fatty pieces of bacon
Pour beans into Pyrex bowl
Add diced bacon, onions, peppers, cheese (and diced chicken or beef, if any)
Sprinkle one half of the listed spices over beans
Gently mix all ingredients
Pour Kahlua and BBBBQ sauce over the beans
Sprinkle remaining spices over the beans
Gently mix all the ingredients again and cover the bowl with its lid

Bake the covered beans for at least 30 minutes at 350 degrees
After 30 minutes, remove cover, gently stir beans and bake at least another 30 minutes uncovered. After this additional 30 minutes, remove beans to serve hot or continue to bake until the desired consistency is achieved (and
feel free to mix more Kahlua as needed for taste)

Serve hot or cold

Tailgate Menu

Carrie Thorpe

  1. Chili-cheese hot dog loaded with cheddar cheese, $6.25; optional onions/and sour cream for 50 cents more, piled on top of some french fries.
  2. Blue Moon beer with oranges: 1 bottle for $5 or $3.50 for home brew from an approved community organization affiliated with the school.
  3. Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats®: Any organization (Wolf Pack/or approved community) who wants to make 20 percent for fund raising. $2.50 per large square in plastic bag (non-seal type), silver or blue frillies tied onto bag to close it.



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