I love this time of year, weather cools off, the trees showcase their fall colors, and the holiday season is around the corner. Let’s get real folks, its FOOTBALL season and that is what matters! There is nothing better than putting on your war paint and cheering for your team. Football is the ultimate thriller to watch and every play can be a turning point. When you’re having a great time with friends at the tailgate you have to have the proper food, I mean come on, great friends, great food, and a win is all that matters. I have partnered with Johnsonville to showcase one of my favorite game day recipes and you have to wait till the end for an awesome chance to win big!
My go to recipe is Johnsonville Beef Brat & Jalapeno Chili. This is such an easy game day dish to create, all you need is a slow cooker and about 15 minutes of prep and you are ready! This is what you need:
(1) Pack of Johnsonville Beef Brats
6 quart Slow Cooker
(2) Cans of your favorite Chili beans
(2) Cans of Tomato Sauce
(1) Can of Diced Tomatoes
½ Large yellow onion
(1) Red Bell Pepper
Crush Red Pepper
Salt & Pepper
(1) ½ cup of water
4 oz of Green Pickled Sliced Jalapeno Peppers
Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker and set to high. Give it a good stir to get all of the ingredients mixed together so they can all say hello. Since the Johnsonville Beef Brats are pre-cooked all you need to do is cook long enough to get the onion and peppers soft. I like cooking on high for about 1.5 hours then turn the slow cooker down to warm.
The best pairing with this dish is some tortilla chips, spoon of sour cream, and finish it off with some of your favorite shred cheese. It’s that simple friends, you can easily pack up with your slow cooker and take this to the tailgate party or wherever the party is. So let’s grab our friends, find your spot and let’s enjoy a great game day with Johnsonville Beef Brat & Jalapeno Chili!
My friends at Johnsonville are throwing down a competition called “The Johnsonville Tailgate Throwdown”. SEC fans get to enter their original tailgating recipe for a chance to win big by visiting www.TailgateThrowdownContest.com now through Nov. 5, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET. You will be asked to share the name of your recipe and its ingredient, cooking instructions and a photo of the finished dish. There will be two groups of winners: one (1) Ultimate Fan Favorite and two (2) Finalists. The Ultimate Fan Favorite recipe entry will be determined by a public vote, conducted on http://www.TailgateThrowdownContest.com between the dates of Nov. 6-15. For captivating fans with their tasty recipe, the Ultimate Fan Favorite will be awarded Johnsonville Sausage for one year (via 12 coupons) and a Sizzling Sausage Grill.
A panel of Johnsonville members (employees) will review contest entries and help choose the two Finalists based on quality, originality, adherence to tailgating theme and visual representation. Johnsonville will notify the two Finalists the week of Nov. 18, in time for them to prepare a trip to the SEC Championship weekend in Atlanta.
The Finalists will receive the glory of showing off their tailgating mastery at a live Throwdown event with the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill the morning of the 2019 SEC Championship Game, in addition to: two tickets to the 2019 SEC Championship Game, a two-night double occupancy hotel room in market, and a $1,000 gift card for travel, expenses onsite and potential taxes associated with the prize.
See official contest rules here.
So there ya go my friend, head on over, submit your prized recipe that you love to make during game day and see if you can win big. I would love to hear in the comments what your favorite team is and what your crew loves to eat during game day. If you try the recipe let me know what you think. As always stay classy friends.