Tide & Tigers Today Tailgating: Southern-Style Taco Bar

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Southern-Style Taco Bar

Taco Tuesday fun makes a wonderful spread option for game day. Prep beef, chop toppings & warm tortilla shells ahead of time. Organize items just before guests arrive. Fans can graze at their leisure during the game.

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Southern-Style Taco Bar

Set out an array of toppings for a game winning spread.

Crunch Time Pimiento Cheese Tacos
Triple Threat Loaded Nachos
Homemade Taco Beef
Pimiento Cheese 101
Zesty Chipotle-Ranch Cream
Pico De Galo
Southwestern Bloody Mary’s

Southern Style Taco Bar By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Southern Hostess Editor-In-Chief Southern Cooking Entertaining & Tailgating Brand Pastry Chef Author Writer Food Stylist Photographer WBRC fox 6 Contributor birmingham Alabama

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickCrunch Time Pimiento Cheese Tacos
makes 6 servings

10 large or 12 regular-sized taco shells
2 cups Homemade Taco Beef
1 1/2 cups Pimiento Cheese 101
Pico De Galo
Zesty Chipotle-Ranch Cream
Crushed nacho cheese flavored tortilla chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the taco shells 5 to 6 minutes on a half sheet pan to crisp. Remove from the oven & allow them to cool completely. Fill each taco shell with 2 1/2 to 3 Tbsp warm Homemade Taco Beef. Top with about 2 Tbsp of Pimiento Cheese 101Pico De Galo & Zesty Chipotle-Ranch Sauce. Serve Immediately.

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rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickHomemade Taco Beef
makes 3 1/2 cups

1 1/4 lbs 80% lean ground beef, cooked & drained
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder
1 {14.5-oz} can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup water or beer
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Place the cooked beef in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chili powder, the cumin, the salt, the pepper & the chipotle chili powder. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes & stir the mixture on occasion. Add the tomatoes & the water. Bring the mixture to a boil & simmer, stirring occasionally 5 minutes or until about 1 Tbsp of liquid remains. Sprinkle with the cilantro. Use as directed.

Pimiento Cheese By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickPimiento Cheese 101
makes about 3 cups

1 {4-oz} jar diced pimientos, drained
2/3 cup mayo
2 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp grated sweet onion, minced
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 lb extra sharp white Cheddar cheese, grated

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Fold in the cheese until well blended. Refrigerate, covered, up to 1 week. Use as directed.

Game Day Tailgating Pico De Galo By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality Editor-in-Chief Southern Tailgating Cooking & Entertaining Lifestyle Brand Southern Tailgating Expert Sports Entertaining Pastry Chef Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham Alabama

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickPico De Galo
makes about 2 cups

4 plum tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 small garlic clove, pressed
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper

Stir together all of the ingredients until combined. Use as directed.

Game Day Entertaining Chipotle Chili Buffalo Wings By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality editor-In-Chief Southern Cooking Baking Tailgating & Entertaining Lifestyle Brand Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Author Sports Entertaining Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host Birmingham Alabama WBRC Fox 6 Contributor

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickZesty Chipotle-Ranch Cream
makes about 1 1/2 cups

1 {1-oz} package Ranch-style dressing mix
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
2 tsp adobo sauce
Garnish: Fresh parsley

Whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Chill 1 hour. Garnish, if desired. Use as directed.

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickTriple Threat Loaded Nachos
makes 8 servings

2 cups Homemade Taco Beef
1 {15-oz} can black beans, rinsed & drained
1 {15 1/2-oz} bag nacho cheese flavored tortilla chips
4 cups shredded Monterey Jack & Cheddar cheese blend
Pico De Galo
1 avocado, diced
2 jalapeños, sliced
Zesty Chipotle-Ranch Cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Stir together the beef & the beans in a medium bowl. Lightly grease 2 cast iron skillets, 8 to 10-inches in size.

i used an 8-inch & a 10-inch cast iron skillet

but i also make these in one half sheet pan
i take it straight from the oven to the table…
rest the hot pan on a trivet

Layer 1/4 bag of the chips in each skillet. Top with the 1/4 of the the beef & bean mixture. Sprinkle with 1/4 of the cheese. Repeat the layers once. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese melts. Remove from the oven. Top each skillet with half of the Pico De Galo, half of the avocado & half of the jalapeños. Drizzle each skillet with 1/4 cup of the Zesty Chipotle-Ranch Cream. Serve immediately with the remaining cream on the side.

Game Day Cocktails: Southwestern Bloody Mary By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality Editor-in-Chief Birmingham Alabama Tailgating Expert Southern Hostess Sports Entertaining Tide & Tigers Today Game Day Host WBRC Fox 6 Original Football & Tailgating Recipes, Crafts Party Ideas Game Day Cocktails 101

Style Points

Jalapeños sliced thin not only add a spicy kick-off to this tailgating favorite but also creates an instant garnish to the cocktail. 

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickSouthwestern Bloody Mary’s
makes 8 servings

The Basic Fundamentals

Down. The. Hatch. Auburn fans can revel in a glass of this classic game day cocktail with a twist that can be prepared with a Mississippi state original, Cat Head Vodka, giving new meaning to taking down the the Ole Miss Rebel competition.

1 {64-oz} bottle vegetable juice, chilled
1 cup vodka or tequila
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp dark brown sugar
2 tsp chili powder 
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground cumin
2 jalapeños, thinly sliced
Garnishes: Lime slices & jalapeños 

Combine the first 9 ingredients in a large pitcher. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

The Extra Point

Try offering a selection of tasty added garnishes such as pickled okra, cucumber spears or carrot sticks. Follow my tips as outlined in The Essential Guide To Crafting A Game Day Bloody Mary to make your best to date.

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How To Make Football Bunting By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Game Day Hostess Tide & Tigers Today Tailgating Philly Cheesesteak Sliders Classic Sideline Snack Mix Football NFL Tailgate Party Snacks Food AppetizersHow To Set Up A Game Day Taco Bar

Organize fiesta favorites for a winning tailgate spread.
Follow my tips to pull it off.

The Game Plan

Keep the beef warm in a slow cooker.
Crisp taco shells ahead of time.
Offer corn & flour tortillas for a variety of options.

Place toppers such as lettuce, cheese, black olives & onions in small ramekins.
Salsa, guacamole & sauces can be placed in Mason jars.

Fill brown lunch sacks with tortilla chips for grab & go ease.
Ice down beverages in a separate area to prevent bottle necking in the salsa line.

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