Contributed by: NAPSA
Playbook Tips To Score A Winning Tailgate (NAPSA) - Looking for a way to turn your tired old tailgate food into a tantalizing and taste-tempting new tradition? Want to be named the most valuable tailgater, or know the essential ingredients for any pre-game revelry?
According to a recent Heinz Field "Tailgate Talk" survey, 95 percent of tailgaters agree food is an important part of a tailgate or pre-game football party, and the majority of respondents believe ketchup and barbecue sauce are condiments synonymous with tailgating and a must-have for every game.
"Tailgating is about food, fun, family and friends," said Chef Steve Cassarino, a professional chef and one-half of the popular tailgating duo, The Clever Cleaver Brothers. "You should always prepare recipes that are full of flavor, can be cooked on a grill, and shared easily with others!"
True tailgating is all about football. Sources say tailgating started at a 1904 Yale game, making pre-game festivities nearly 100 years old. Heinz-providing winners for more than 100 years-celebrates the "anniversary" by offering new twists on traditional tailgate favorites.
Use these tips and techniques to perfect your tailgate game plan:
Combine the ingredients for the rub in a bowl and stir to mix. Sprinkle the ribs on both sides with 2/3 of the rub, patting it in with your fingers. Let the ribs marinate for 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 350 . Roast the ribs, uncovered, in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat your grill to a medium-high heat.
Place the pre-cooked rib racks on the grill and brush them generously with the Jack Daniel's Sizzling Smokehouse Blend Grilling Sauce. Grill the ribs until they are well-browned and glazed with the sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining rub.
Serve the remaining barbecue sauce on the side.
Recipe developed for H.J. Heinz Company by Rania Harris
Serving Size: Serves 6
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