Tide & Tigers Today Tailgating: Gridiron Pizza Party

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November 19, 2016

Alabama vs Chattanooga Mocs
Auburn vs Alabama A&M Bulldogs

Gridiron Pizza Party

Pizza ranks tops in the tailgating polls & when you give those pies a southern-style twist, you simply cannot loose. It’s easy to host a get-together loaded with first string barbecue favorites but how does a football fanatic enjoy a delicious slice of victory with those pesky mascots hovering? One way is to call fowl & barbecue the competition, of course. The Chattanooga Mockingbirds become fair game for Big Al & his fancy footwork. With a few basic drills in play, he’ll stop that scrappy bird in just one stomp. Trunks up for a smoky good roasting to come. And you can forget about the Alabama A&M Bulldogs because Aubie plans to send that pup to the pound by luring him with a few meaty delicacies. Get ready to roll in the dough & revel in a saucy good time. Both Alabama & Auburn score big with a classic game day feast fit for winning.

The Game Plan

Designate a spot on your countertop for a pizza making station.
Set out a wooden board with flour & a rolling pin for shaping the dough.

You’ll be able to fit two pizzas per sheet pan when ready to bake.
Have several pans available to rotate in & out of the oven.

If you run short, borrow from friends or pick up half sheet pans
for a few bucks from restaurant supply stores.

Count on 1/3 to 1/2 cup of cheese & 1/4 cup of meat per person.
You know your crowd best, by all mean increase it, if necessary.

Provide additional toppings to make the selection interesting.
Provolone, Swiss, Havarti & Pepper Jack would all be super tasty.
Nuts offer a great crunchy toppings for meatless & sauceless options.
Pick up untoasted pecans, almonds or walnuts & place over the cheese—
they’ll be perfectly crisp once the pizza bakes.

Get ready for hungry football fanatics to create their very own MVP.

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The Menu

Gridiron Pizza Party
Prepare to roll in the dough with this fun tailgating idea. Barbecue the opposition & tackle big appetites. Encourage team building & have football fanatics create their own custom line up.

BBQ Chicken Pizza
BBQ-Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza
Homemade Pizza Dough
Gridiron Whiskey Caramel Corn
Almond Footballs

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The Basic Fundamentals

The make-ahead pizza dough ensures breezy tailgating at home on game day. For another shortcut, use a a rotisserie chicken instead of making a special stop by your favorite local barbecue joint.

Homemade Pizza Dough
1 {19-oz} bottle barbecue sauce
2 1/2 cups smoked chicken, pulled & chopped
3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
4 scallions, sliced
Crushed red pepper flakes & freshly ground pepper

one
Prepare the Homemade Pizza Dough as directed.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Roll & stretch dough portions into 8-inch circles on a lightly floured surface.
Transfer to lightly greased baking sheets.

you can start the dough on a lightly floured board to get each dough round flattened
then finish shaping directly on the pan for more control

Top the dough rounds evenly with the barbecue sauce, the chicken,
the red onion & the cheese. 

two
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until the crust is golden & the cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with the scallions, crushed red pepper flakes & pepper.
Let stand 5 minutes before slicing into wedges.

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The Basic Fundamentals

One pound of ground beef will yield approximately 2 1/2 cups once cooked. Brown off an additional pound if you’re planning on serving folks with linebacker appetites.

Homemade Pizza Dough

5 thick cut bacon slices
1 lb 80% lean ground beef
3/4 tsp Creole seasoning
1 {19-oz} bottle barbecue sauce
3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Freshly ground pepper
Dill pickle slices

one
Prepare the Homemade Pizza Dough as directed.

Cook the bacon in a large non-stick skillet over Medium heat,
turning often, 7 to 8 minutes or until crisp.
Cool 5 minutes & crumble.
Set aside.

two
Remove the bacon grease from the skillet.
Swipe with a paper towel to remove any browned bits.

Add the beef to the same skillet & cook over Medium heat,
stirring occasionally, 7 to 8 minutes or until browned.
Drain the grease & toss the beef with the Creole seasoning.
Set aside.

three
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Roll & stretch dough portions into 8-inch circles on a lightly floured surface.
Transfer to lightly greased baking sheets.

you can start the dough on a lightly floured board to get each dough round flattened
then finish shaping directly on the pan for more control

Top the dough rounds with the barbecue sauce, the ground beef,
the red onion & the cheese. 

four
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until the crust is golden & the cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with the cooked bacon & pepper.
Let stand 5 minutes before slicing into wedges.
Serve with dill pickle slices on the side.

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makes 2 1/2 lbs dough

The Basic Fundamentals

The dough rests in the refrigerator at least over night to develop more complex flavors. Be sure to place in an extra large bowl as it will expand up to 2/3 the original volume.

2 cups warm water {about 105 degrees}
1 envelope active dry yeast
5 cups ap flour
2 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp honey

one
Stir together the water & the yeast in a measuring cup.
Let stand for 5 minutes.

the mixture should be dissolved & foamy on the surface

Whisk together the flour & the salt in the bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer.

Add the yeast mixture, the oil & the honey.
Blend on Medium speed for 5 minutes.

stop the mixer & scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula

Sprinkle a little flour over the dough.
Remove with a bowl scraper onto a lightly floured board.
Form the dough into a ball & place in a large lightly greased bowl.
Coat the surface with cooking spray & cover with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate at least 8 hours or up to 3 days.

two
Punch the dough down & divide into 10 {4-oz} portions.
Roll each piece into a ball on a lightly floured surface.

the dough will be a little sticky but easy to work with
it will feel heavy once punched down & divided into the smaller portions

Place 5 dough balls 2-inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Lightly grease the dough & cover loosely with plastic wrap.
Let the dough rise in a warm spot 1 hour.

the dough will not double in bulk
you will notice bubbling under the smooth surface
it should be room temperature to the touch when ready to use

The Extra Point

If cheesy breadsticks make you weak in the knees causing a bonafide fumble, by all means don’t let me stop you from going all the way. Prepare the dough as directed & smother with your melty cheese favorites. To really sail this idea into the end zone, sprinkle with a smattering of pecans or walnuts before depositing into the oven.

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The Basic Fundamentals

It’s okay to stir the mixture as it comes to a boil so the butter blends into the sugar making it homogenous. As bubbles begin to pop over the surface, remove the spoon & do not use it again or rinse & dry it well to prevent the sugar from crystallizing creating a grainy texture.

2 {3-oz} bags plain microwave popcorn, popped {about 12 cups}
2/3 cup lightly salted dry roasted peanuts
1/3 cup lightly salted smoked almonds
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
1/3 cup sorghum
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3 Tbsp whiskey
1/4 tsp baking soda
Almond Footballs

one
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
Coat two half-sheet pans with cooking spray & set aside.

Microwave the popcorn according to package instructions.
Place the popcorn in a very large bowl. Discard any unpopped kernals.
Stir in the peanuts & the almonds.
Set aside.

two
Bring the brown sugar, the butter, the sorghum & the salt
to a boil in a 3 1/2-quart saucepan over Medium-High heat.
Continue cooking an additional 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Carefully stir in the whiskey until blended.
Stir in the baking soda.

Pour the hot sugar mixture over the popcorn mixture.
Stir well & spread into the prepared pans.

three
Bake 40 to 50 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, or until coated & crisp,
rotating the pans halfway through baking. Remove from the oven.
Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Toss with Almond Footballs just before serving, if desired.

The Extra Point

Pull out all the stops & serve the indulgent snack in custom Gridiron Tailgating Bags.

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Trick Play

Try this same idea on a number of snack attack favorites such as chocolate covered almonds, peanut butter filled pretzels & an array of miniature chocolate candy bar sweets.

Whisk together 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp meringue powder
& 2 tsp hot water. The mixture will be thick.

Fill a piping bag fit with a No. 1 tip.
Pipe lines on roasted almonds to resemble football laces.
Make as many as you’d like to.
Let stand 30 minutes.

The Extra Point

Press the footballs into peanut brittle while still warm for an added touchdown of good game day taste.

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It’s always a good idea to offer a selection of munchies,
especially if the main meal will serve as an attractive half time presentation.
Create several snack vignettes throughout your home
to keep hungry appetites in line.

Side tables, coffee tables & kitchen islands should all be set
with a little something to keep the energy up.
Matchup crunchy chips & dips on small trays.

Have beverage napkins close for cheery, festive spirit.
A move that will also serve as backup to a tidy finish.

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The series between the Alabama Crimson Tide & the Chattanooga Mocs dates back a bit further than one may think. The first game between the two schools took place in 1908 & the Tide has come out victorious in all 12 meetings with 7 of those resulting in shutouts. It’ll need to get pretty scrappy on the gridiron in order for the Mocs to have a chance against the No. 1 ranked Tide. 

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The Crimson Special

Bye. Bye. Birdie…
Alabama fans will revel in smoking the competition. Quite literally,
the mascot to be exact with a BBQ Chicken Pizza. Show no mercy with these tantilizing, scrappy-good pizza pie toppings.

Homemade Pizza Dough
BBQ Sauce
Smoked Chicken
Red Onion
Cheddar Cheese
Scallions
Crushed Red Pepper

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Two of the states land grant universities, Auburn & the Alabama A&M, have met only one other time, in 2012, with the Tigers beating the Bulldogs in a ferocious 51-7 victory. Alabama A&M, located in Huntsville, competes in the Southwestern Athletic Conference also known as the SWAC with other schools such as Mississippi Valley State, Southern University & Prairie View A&M University, a member of the Texas A&M University System. Sporting maroon & white with Butch the mascot representing a host of school spirit, Alabama A&M which sits on “The Hill”, plays home football games in Louis Crews Stadium where many notable NFL players got their start. The Auburn vs Alabama A&M matchup is set to kick-off Saturday in the Tigers’ Jordan-Hare Stadium.

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The Eagle Eye

Lure the bulldogs out of their houses with the BBQ-Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza & send them straight to the pound. Pizza pie loaded with meaty toppings is guaranteed to deliver.

Homemade Pizza Dough
BBQ Sauce
Ground Beef
Bacon
Red Onion
Cheddar Cheese
Dill Pickles

etc

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