It’s that time of year – football season! With football season comes tailgating! As a Bengals fan that lives in Texas it’s not often I get to see them play, but I was happy to discover they will be playing in Houston this year. Woo hoo! What can I say? I lived a majority of my life in Ohio, and I’m loyal to my team!
I was challenged to experiment with some recipes to see what could be used for tailgating. As a family that grills regularly – finding a recipe to use on the grill wasn’t the challenge, but coming up with a creative way to use it for tailgating was since I have never been before (crazy, right?), but I was up for the challenge! I was excited for the chance to try out a versatile bowl from Wilton Armetale.
Disclosure: I received the Wilton Armetale Classic Medium Bowl to facilitate my review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.
Wilton Armetale offers a variety of flexible, durable serveware made of unique, non-toxic aluminum-based alloy. They’re so versatile!
I was really excited to try out my bowl. I was definitely intrigued by the versatility. This bowl can go from the freezer to the oven, used on the table to the fridge. So essentially I can do just about anything with this bowl, which I love! I feel like when I cook sometimes I get so overwhelmed by the dishes. I use one bowl to mix, then have to transfer it to something else to bake, then to yet another to serve, then to another to store leftovers. Well, you get the point. Now, I can do it all in ONE bowl! Amazing, right? I definitely appreciate it!
Of course, I also love that we can use it on the grill! So, my inspiration for my tailgating recipe comes from a recipe we use regularly for the grill (but has now been simplified thanks to my new Wilton Armetale bowl!), and I will note how I would modify it for tailgating!
Marinated Pork Chop Kabobs
What You Need:
Pork chops (size and amount preferred)
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Thyme
1/2 Tsp Basil
Because we’re modifying the recipe for tailgating, we’re going to cut up the pork chops into kabobs, so you may want to include vegetables for the kabobs as well. I’m the only one in my family that will eat veggies that have been grilled, so we didn’t, but I think it would be a great touch!
How to Make It:
First, create your marinade by mixing the EVOO, Brown Sugar, Salt, Thyme, and Basil. You can choose to do this at home before you leave or take the ingredients with you but keep in mind the meat does need to sit in the marinade for about 1-2 hours, so it is probably best to prepare it in advance.
Place the pork chops in the bowl and really soak them in the marinade. Then add the marinade and the pork chops to a zip lock bag – or if you have plastic wrap you can simply leave them in the bowl and seal it tightly with plastic wrap. We were out of plastic wrap and didn’t realize it! Be sure to really make sure every inch of the meat is covered.
Place it in the refrigerator for around 2 hours – a little longer or shorter depending on the amount of flavor you prefer. If you’re taking it with you, you can take it in the cooler as it soaks in the marinade!
Fire up the grill and put the pork chops with marinade back in the bowl if it had been transferred to a bag or simply just remove the plastic wrap if not. Take the pork chops out one by one and add them to the grill. Grill time will vary based on type of grill. Be sure to cook meat thoroughly.
If you are cooking vegetables, it is a good time to add them to the marinade on the grill, so they will cook and receive an infusion of flavor!
Once the pork chops are cooked thoroughly, move the marinade to the hottest part of the grill and bring it to a simmer. (If you were cooking vegetables, be sure you have removed them as well.) This will help to stir up additional flavor. Drizzle more of the marinade onto the pork chops.
Now, we would usually be done, but since this recipe would usually require plates and silverware it wouldn’t be ideal for tailgating, which is why I would now suggest cutting up the pork chops into smaller bites and adding them to a kabob! If you cooked vegetables, add them along with the pork chops and enjoy!
What is your favorite tailgating recipe?
We definitely love that we have a bowl we can use on the grill! Not only that, but I can do so much with it! It’s important to note that although it’s extremely versatile, it’s not dishwasher safe.
For More Information:
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