Ahoy mateys! Happy International Talk like a pirate day, Dubbers!
Saturday brings us our first 3:30 kick off of the season, and the sacrificial lamb is the our guests from Oxford, Ohio. They're known for being a hockey school now, apparently, but we'll always know Miami as the Cradle of Coaches.
Aside from the GOAT, Wayne Woodrow Hayes, Miami has been the launching ground for Mr. Glenn Edward Schembechler (better known as Bo, loser of bowl games), as well as Ara Parseghian (discovered Rudy), Weeb Ewbank (rode Broadway Joe to fame and glory), Sid Gillman (Father of the Modern Passing Game), and the guy who founded not one, but two NFL franchises in Ohio - Paul Brown.
So, what do Miami, International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and the Cradle of Coaches have to do with Tailgate Fare, you ask? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
I just knew that September 19th is the day to annoy your coworkers by talking like a pirate. ARGH!
Without further ado, I bring you a treat we unearthed in a cookbook, of all places.
- 1 lb ground pork sausage
- 1 lb ground beef
- Two 10 oz cans Rotel
- 1 lb Velveeta (cubed)
- 24 Slider Buns (split)
- 4 tablespoons salted butter (melted)
- Jalapeno slices
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Brown the ground beef and sausage in a large skillet, chop frequently with a spatula to crumble. Drain.
- Add the Rotel and cheese and continue cooking over medium heat, stirring often, until cheese is melted and the mixture is combined (approx. 8 minutes).
- Arrange the bottom half of the Slider buns in a single layer in baking dishes.
- Spoon the mixture evenly over all slider buns, and cover with the top half of the bun.
- Brush the top of the buns with melted butter.
- Bake about 15 minutes, until thoroughly heated.
- Garnish with jalapenos, if desired.
Pro tips? You don't need no stinking pro tips!