Alabama Tailgate Recipes

Shane Hill attributes his enthusiasm for cooking to his late stay-at-home mother whose excellent cooking spawned his love for food at an early age. But it wasn’t until he attended The University of Alabama, tired of boxed dinners and take-out, that Shane began learning to cook. What began as an economic necessity quickly turned into a serious hobby and passion.

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash Recipe

Several folks asked for this recipe.  This was dish I cooked up for the Alabama vs Arkansas game in the name of all things pork.  I wanted something that was quick and easy and that had a nice balance of sweet and heat and lastly would be filling for a long day of tailgating. Chorizo […]

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Fried Sauerkraut Balls

I cooked this recipe for the Kent State game.  It turned out great and was a much requested recipe.  The hot really cuts the sour of the kraut and blends the flavors rather well. 1 lb hot breakfast sausage 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 32 – ounce can sauerkraut 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs 8 […]

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Tailgate Mac-n-Cheese

Here’s my quick take on a traditional mac-n-cheese. For this one I don’t add nutmeg and other little touches I do at home. This recipe scales up or down. Don’t use pre-shredded cheese, just don’t. Read the back of the package and then pick up a block of cheese and do the same. 3 lbs […]

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Quick Weeknight Low-fat Pork BBQ Tenderloin

I have been trying out some low carb / low fat recipes the last few weeks. I have been reading through some old Cooking Light books as well as searching the web. Most of the “diet” recipes leave a fair amount to be desired. I have found that picking out some of your old go-to […]

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Quick and Easy Flank Steak

This weekend we had some folks over for the Alabama game. I wanted something simple to throw on the grill. As I was breaking out the flank steak I was surprised to hear how many folks thought you had to tenderize, marinate or in general perform some type of voodoo on this cut of meat. […]

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Are You Kidding Me Easy Ribs

I have cooked ribs through the years in about every way possible. I have done the boil in vinegar, simmer in the oven, smoke for 6 hours 3min and 73 seconds (wrapping them in foil at 10873 second of course)… oh and at 211.99 degrees (I did not want to boil them…). LET IT GO! […]

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Shane’s Southern Island Greens

 This is a recipe I developed for the Cahaba Que. This event is hosted by the fine folks at Cahaba Brewing Company and benefits BCRFA. If you missed this event, you missed some great food for a great cause. Be sure to catch it next year. For this recipe I wanted something that used a […]

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Honey Brined Smoked Catfish with Sriracha Spiked Tartar Sauce

A few years ago I smoked catfish for a tailgate.  It turned out great and was a huge hit.  It is easy and perfect if you are having folks over for the game.   You will want to brine this to help keep it juicy.  The spiked tartar sauce adds a nice kick.  Click here for […]

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Smokey Mountain Chicken Pasta

Since I am doing a traditional Oktoberfest for this year’s tailgate, I thought I would share a recipe I came up with a few years ago.  I wanted something that was easy to cook at a tailgate, but also was looking for something that brought Tennessee into the menu.  So I came up with the […]

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Crimson Sunrise Mimosa

This is a great way to start off an early morning tailgate. I do not like all the acid in orange juice first thing in the morning. These are a little lighter and can even be made with light cranberry juice. Orange Slices for Garnish 1 part cranberry juice, chilled 1 part sparkling wine, chilled […]

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