January 2, 2022
Written by: Crove Food Co.
On November 5th, we made our sixth stop of the Tailgate Tour in Athens, GA when the Georgia Bulldogs played against my team, the Tennessee Volunteers. My emotions were all over the place leading up to this game. I was so excited to travel to Georgia to see the GrillGrate crew and to visit with some of my wife’s friends that live in Georgia, BUT I was very nervous for the game itself. I had faith in my team and knew they could beat Georgia, but I also knew Georgia had a very good team. So far this season, both Tennessee and Georgia were undefeated, so this gameday is huge for both Tennessee and Georgia fans!
Today’s recipe lineup includes Cheeseburger Sliders, Habanero Peach Glazed Ribs, and Smoked Cream Cheese. While we traveled, all the ingredients stayed cold in our ORCA hard-side coolers. I never have to worry about any food safety issues when using these. ORCA coolers are the perfect on the go “refrigerator.”
The first thing we started on were the Cheeseburger Sliders. I have been waiting to make cheeseburger sliders the whole tailgate tour. I was excited to make them because I have not flipped my GrillGrates over onto the griddle side on the tour so far. GrillGrates are my favorite accessory for all my grills because they are so versatile. My GrillGrates have two different surfaces. On one side are the rails and the other side has a flat surface to serve as a griddle. I find myself using the rails side more often because I love the beautiful criss-cross grill marks that they give to my meat, but I also love to flip them over to the flat side when I have an opportunity. Smashburgers are one of my favorite things to make, but making individual smashburgers to feed a lot of people would be very time consuming. Here is how I made cheeseburger sliders to feed a lot of people quickly.
Recipe for Cheeseburger Sliders:
Burger Sauce Ingredients:
After we got the cheeseburger sliders finished we moved onto the Habanero Peach Glazed Ribs. Georgia is famous for their delicious, juicy peaches and that flavor pairs perfectly with pork. Ribs feed a lot of people, so I couldn’t wait to make these!
Recipe for Habanero Peach Glazed Ribs:
Recipe for Smoked Cream Cheese:
A huge thanks to our sponsors GrillGrate, Tennessee River Jam, ORCA, Cowboy Charcoal and Allegro Marinade, we were able to hand out FREE samples to friends, family and strangers who stopped by before the game. We loved getting to show off the products from our sponsors at this stop such as: GrillGrates for our Weber Kettle, ORCA Cooler Hard side to keep all our food cold, Cowboy Charcoal’s Charcoal and Applewood Pellets and Chunks, Cowboy Charcoal Briquettes and Allegro Original BBQ Sauce. We also got to showcase and cook with our new line of Crove Food Co. Rubs & Seasonings which include Beef, Fajita, Poultry and Pork and are available to order online. Shop now at crovefood.com.
The highlight of this tailgate tour stop was getting to hang out and meet some of the GrillGrate crew in person. We also got to hang out with friends that we had not seen in a long time. The day had a disappointing end when Tennessee lost against Georgia which ended their winning streak. The next stop on the Tailgate Tour will take us to our first NFL game when the Tennessee Titans host the Denver Broncos in Nashville, TN on November 13. Make sure you are following along on our social media platforms where we will announce exactly where we are set up! Stop by to tailgate with us and try out samples, play games and hang out with our team!