Game Day Tailgating: The Burger Bar

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October 13, 2018

Alabama vs Mizzou
Auburn vs Tennessee

The Burger Bar

A burger bar is always a fun menu to offer guests when game day football parties are planned. They may be customized a number of delicious ways so everyone gets a taste of what they love the best. Miniature hamburgers get a southern upgrade when topped with all around favorites including, Old-School Pimiento Cheese, homegrown Classic Dill Pickle Chips & crisp smoky bacon for this particular selection of ideas that both Alabama & Auburn fans will appreciate. Don’t skimp on the condiments either. The Homemade Ketchup, Classic Aioli & Hot Moonshine Mustard sail these nibbles over the goal post for the bonafide extra point. Accompany the menu with crowd-pleasing snacks including Triple Threat Snack Mix, Million Dollar Football Dip & Football Pizza Dip.

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A smokin’ cast iron skillet is a great option as the weather gets cooler.
If grilling outdoors is preferred, simply place the skillet over the grate.
Cook the burgers over Medium-High heat.

Homemade slider rolls may be prepared ahead & frozen up to 3 weeks.
Thaw them on the countertop with the bag partially open.
Warm them before filling with the beef. 

Arrange the toppings on wooden boards with condiments portioned in ramekins.

An Auburn Sunrise is a lovely way to get festivities underway.
Fill in with water, lemonade & sweetened iced tea.

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The Burger Bar

Classic miniature burgers with all of your favorite toppings are the MVP’s of this festive football party menu. Onion rings sporting a bit of team spirit may be served over them or on the side for a versatile option.

The Burger Bar
Game Day Brioche Rolls
Red & White Gridiron Onion Rings
Game Day Blondies
Auburn Sunrise

The Burger Bar Toppings
Lettuce * Tomatoes * Bacon * Fresh Jalapeños
Old-School Pimiento CheeseClassic Dill Pickle Chips
Homemade Ketchup * Classic Aioli * Hot Moonshine Mustard

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makes 16 appetizer servings

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Season the beef however you so please. Use a blend or make your own using garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt & dried thyme leaves.

2 lbs 80% lean ground beef
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Game Day Brioche Rolls

The Burger Bar Toppings
Lettuce * Tomatoes * Bacon * Fresh Jalapeños
Old-School Pimiento CheeseRed & White Gridiron Onion Rings
Homemade Ketchup * Classic Aioli * Hot Moonshine Mustard
Classic Dill Pickle Chips

Divide the ground beef into 16 equal portions & shape into patties. Sprinkle them with the salt & the pepper. Cook the beef patties in a lightly oiled hot cast iron skillet over Medium heat, covered & in batches, 4 minutes per side. Serve the beef patties on split Game Day Brioche Rolls with the desired toppings.

The Extra Point

The burgers make a fun weeknight supper solution. Top them with Red Wine-Molasses Caramelized Onions & crumbled blue cheese for an extra indulgent variation.

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makes 64 {1/2-oz} rolls

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Stir together a lightly beaten egg & a dribble of water. Brush the mixture over the dough portions after the second rise & sprinkle with seeds, if desired, for a lovely variation. 

1 cup warm water
1 {1/4-oz} envelope highly active dry yeast
2 Tbsp sugar
3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
3 Tbsp softened butter
3 Tbsp whole buttermilk
1 egg
2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
1 egg yolk

Stir together the water, the yeast & the sugar. Let stand 5 minutes or until foamy. Whisk together the flour & the salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the butter, the buttermilk, the egg & the yeast mixture. Mix on Low speed 1 minute with a dough hook. The dough will come together in a ball around the hook. Increase the speed to Medium & mix 5 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball & place in a lightly greased bowl. Spray the dough surface with cooking spray & cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise in a draft-free spot for about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk. Punch the dough down & divide it into 64 {1/2-oz) pieces. Shape into balls & place on parchment-lined half sheet pans. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in a draft free spot for about 20 minutes or until an increase by a half their original size has been achieved.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together the cream & the egg yolk; brush over the tops. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown, rotating the pan after 9 minutes. Cool completely.

The Extra Point

Hold on to this recipe for holiday entertaining. Fill the rolls with a variety of grilled or roasted meats from pork to beef tenderloin.

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makes 6 servings

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Place the fried onions on a paper towel-lined half sheet pan & place in a 200 degree oven for up to 45 minutes to keep warm. The recipe can easily be doubled to feed a large crowd.

1 large sweet onion {about 12-oz}
1 large red onion {about 12-oz}
2 {12-oz} bottles beer
1 tsp kosher salt, divided
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 
1/2 cup plain cornmeal
1 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp ground red pepper
3/4 tsp celery salt

Slice the sweet onion to 1/8-inch thickness & place in a medium bowl. Add 12-ounces of beer, 1/4 teaspoon salt & 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Coat the onions & submerge them in the mixture using a pair of tongs. Repeat the procedure with the red onions in a separate bowl. Chill 1 to 6 hours. 

Pour the oil to a depth of 1 inch in a 3 1/2 quart sauce pan & heat to 360 degrees. Whisk together the remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, the flour, the cornmeal, the paprika, the ground red pepper & the celery salt in a medium bowl. Remove 1/4 cup of the mixture & set aside. Dredge the sweet onion slices in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess. Drop the onions into the hot oil, in batches, being certain not to overcrowd the pan. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the onions from the oil & place over paper towels. Toss the reserved 1/4 cup dredging with the remaining mixture. Repeat the process with the red onions. Sprinkle with additional kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper, if desired. 

The Extra Point

If you’re in need of additional instruction in regards to preparing onion rings from scratch, look to Buttermilk Onion Rings for details & photos to guide you every step of the way. 

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make 2 dozen

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Pecans can be added to the base mixture. Fold 1/2 cup of lightly nuts into the batter & bake as directed.

3/4 cup butter, softened
1 lb dark brown sugar
3 eggs
3 Tbsp bourbon
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 {10-oz} package bittersweet chocolate morsels

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter & the brown sugar with a stand mixer until light & fluffy. Add the eggs & mix until well blended. Add the bourbon & the vanilla. Combine the flour, the baking powder & the salt. Add to butter mixture & blend on Low. Add the morsels & blend just until combined. Spread the dough in a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 35 to 37 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center holds a few moist crumbs. Do not over bake. Cool completely & cut into squares.

The Extra Point

Pack the blondies for tailgating under the tent in a container with a lid. 

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How To Talk A Good Game Of Football

Learn some facts & get in the game. Be certain you’re up-to-date with the team matchups each week. While perusing the tailgating spread option with a cocktail in tow, it’s always a smart idea to have a few tidbits of information to offer when small talk beckons with Uncle Jebediah who’s inevitably reaching in for another rib. Here are some team facts & a smidgen of history to help you navigate a game winning conversation full of football know-how.

Alabama vs Mizzou

Alabama, led by Coach Paul Bear Bryant, suffered one of it’s greatest post season losses in the 1968 Gator Bowl against Missouri who was a part of the Big Eight Conference at that time with a final score of 35-10. The Crimson Tide hosts Mizzou in Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday with a kick-off scheduled for 6pm cst on ESPN.

Auburn vs Tennessee

In 1985, the Tigers were defeated in Neyland Stadium in a surprising upset final score of 38-20 with Heisman trophy candidate Bo Jackson in the starting lineup. The Tigers host Tennessee in Jordan-Hare Stadium with an 11 am cst kickoff on SECN.

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