January 2, 2022
Written by: Crove Food Co.
On November 13th we traveled to Nashville, TN for the Tennessee Titans vs. Denver Broncos game. It was our first and only NFL game on the Tailgate Tour. The Tailgate Tour has been college football games only up to this point, but my hometown is only a two hour trip down the road to the Tennessee Titans stadium, so I just had to put a Titans game on the Tailgate Tour schedule! Since this game was so close to home I was able to smoke a Boston Butt overnight. I pulled it the next morning, let it rest, and then placed it in an ORCA cooler while it was still warm until it was time to serve. The ORCA cooler did a great job of keeping it warm and insulated. This game started early in the day, so we had to get on the road bright and early, so that we would have plenty of time to get set up, cook, and clean up before the game started. We had an amazing spot right across the street from the stadium. This was an extra exciting game because we had a lot of people traveling from our hometown to meet up with us to Tailgate. I also had my friend from Big K’s Que coming to support us as well.
Today’s recipe lineup includes BBQ Quesadillas, Smoked Queso, and Nashville Hot Wings. 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 Nashville Hot Wings. We were in Nashville, so we thought it was a no-brainer to use Allegro Marinade’s Nashville Hot on chicken wings. Chicken wings feed a lot of people and are the perfect tailgating food.
Recipe for Nashville Hot Wings:
The next thing that we made was Smoked Queso. Smoked Queso is so tasty and very easy to customize to your flavor preferences. We made a very large pan of it, so that we could feed a lot of people. This smoked queso paired great with the BBQ Quesadillas and a lot of people ended up dipping their quesadillas in the queso or making BBQ nachos. Scale the ingredients back in this recipe if you want to make a smaller portion.
Recipe for Smoked Queso:
The last recipe we made for the day was BBQ Quesadillas. We used the Boston Butt that we smoked overnight that we were able to keep warm all morning in one of our hard-side ORCA coolers. I love quesadillas and was excited to serve them alongside the smoked queso.
Recipe for BBQ Quesadillas:
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, Cowboy Charcoal Briquettes and Allegro Marinade Nashville Hot. 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 the whole day was sitting with my wife and crew at the Tennessee Titans game watching them beat the Denver Broncos. The next stop on the Tailgate Tour will be our LAST stop. I can’t believe the Tailgate Tour is coming to an end. The last stop will be in Nashville, TN on Thanksgiving weekend when the Vanderbilt Commodores take on the Tennessee Volunteers. 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 for our LAST game of the year!