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2 cheer-worthy tailgate recipes

Happy tailgating, football fans! I've got two recipes to show your school spirit, no matter which team you're cheering for.

Cardinal and Gold Kabobs

Serves four.

Total time: 30 minutes


½ cup apple cider vinegar

½ cup honey

½ cup mustard

1 teaspoon dried terragon

1½ pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes

4 red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch cubes

4 yellow bell peppers, cut into 1-inch cubes

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil


Mix first four ingredients and set aside. Thread skewers with pork and peppers, alternately. Lightly drizzle kabobs with oil and season with salt and pepper. Brush kabobs with glaze. Grill over medium-hot coals five minutes on each side, or until internal temperature of pork reaches 145⁰F, basting with more glaze.


Black and Gold Nachos

Makes 8 servings

Total time: 15 minutes


4 cups yellow corn tortilla chips

4 cups blue corn tortilla chips

1 can refried beans

3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Top with salsa and jalapenos


Spread chips on a rimmed baking sheet. Add beans, cheese and toppings. Bake at 475⁰F about seven minutes, or until cheese is melted. Or heat over medium heat on the grill for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.