Chef Dana's Chocolate and Bacon Salted Caramel Brownies

Chef Dana’s Chocolate and Bacon Salted Caramel Brownies

No one could even dream a better tailgating dessert. A half pound of crisp bacon mixed into a rich, moist chocolate brownie. Then topped with a homemade quick, salted caramel made from butter, brown sugar and heavy cream. Heavenly.

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Cheesy Bacon Bombs

Cheesy Bacon Bombs

Gooey cheese wrapped in a flaky biscuit and encased in a whole strip of bacon. Then fried. A rapturous concoction devised by Amy Erickson for her own very, very grateful tailgating crowd.

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The Perfect Burger

The Perfect Burger

This is the grilled burger as art. Three kinds of beef, including brisket, form the patties that get basted as they grill. Even the bacon that tops this perfect burger has its own rub of sugar, cayenne, chili powder and cumin.

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Beer and Bacon Potato Salad

Beer and Bacon Potato Salad

Two of tailgating’s most desired edible items — beer and bacon — boost this classic picnic fare to extraordinary. Uses three bottles of lager and a whole package of bacon.

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Pork En Fuego

Pork En Fuego

Strips of grilled pork tenderloin coated in a rub of eight seasonings then topped with a sauce of bacon, hot cherry peppers, onions, garlic and tequila. Heap on a toasted bun with Harvati cheese. Another Guy Fieri concoction. He always gets it right.

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Patti's Memphis Dogs II

Patti’s Memphis Dogs II

These three innocent ingredients will immortalize you to all tailgating taste buds. Slit a Polish sausage open, fill the pocket with cheese, and — this is the crowning glory — wrap it in bacon. Then let ‘em smoke. Serve and take your bows.

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Bacon Burger Dogs

Bacon Burger Dogs

The kids love hot dogs, the adults lover burgers, and everyone loves bacon, so these Bacon Burger Dogs are the perfect party food. You can slice them in smaller portions and serve on slider buns with your favorite condiments. You can also deep-fry these for five minutes (with oil temp set to 325⁰). Whether you grill them, fry them or serve them up on slider rolls, your guests will keep coming back for more!– JOHN McLEMORE

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Kiolbassa Charro Beans

Kiolbassa Charro Beans

The Kiolbassa jalapeno sausage adds even more heat to this spicy take on baked beans. Makes for a versatile and hearty side, or you may find tailgaters spooning it up as a stew.

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Sidoriak's Bacon Tornado

Sidoriak’s Bacon Tornado

A whirlwind of bacony flavor that’s picked up all the porky goodness in its path.

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Grilled Brats with Onion Relish

Grilled Brats with Onion Relish

Beer, bacon and brown sugar form the holy trio of seasoning for sautéing the onions that form the relish on top of what would otherwise be a mundane brat. You may find tailgaters eating the relish right out of the dish.

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Fried Scallops in Bacon

Fried Scallops in Bacon

A light flour coating on sea scallops soaked in lemon juice then wrapped in bacon and deep fried. No on will leave your tailgate table until these are gone. Should take about three minutes.

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