Patty Irrgang is sharing tailgating recipes from her e-book, ‘It is All About Tailgating’

Patty Irrgang is sharing tailgating recipes from her e-book, ‘It is All About Tailgating’


PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Writer and meals lover Patty Irrgang is within the kitchen serving to us prepare for tailgating and football-watching events.


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Texas Chili

  • 1 lb pork loin, cubed                                                                        
  • 1 lb sirloin, cubed                            
  • 1 lb bulk sausage                                                                            
  • ¾  lb bacon, cooked, chopped    
  • 1 onion, chopped                                                                            
  • 1 T garlic, chopped
  • Olive oil                                                                             
  •  3 28 oz cans diced tomatoes      
  • 1 can gentle chiles                                                                               
  • 1 can tomato paste                        
  • 2 T oregano,                                                                                       
  • 1 tsp cayenne 
  • 1 T thyme                                                                                            
  • salt, pepper – all to style
  • Quantities of spices are a suggestion so use the quantities that you simply like.

Brown pork in 2 T oil then take away from pan.  Brown beef in 2 T oil, take away from pan.  Brown sausage ensuring to interrupt it up into small items.  Add onion and garlic to pan with sausage and saute 5 min.  Add again in to the pot the pork, beef and remaining elements.  Convey to boil then cut back to medium sustaining a simmer.  Prepare dinner till meats are tender, roughly 2 hours.  Stir throughout the cooking course of and add water as wanted when combination will get too thick.  


  • 1 bundle Jiffy cornbread combine                                                    
  • 1/3 c milk                                            
  • 1 egg                                                                                                     
  • 3 T butter, melted                                           
  • ½ c bitter cream
  • Optionally available add ins:  ½ c shredded cheddar cheese, ½ c chopped chorizo, 1 T jarred jalapenos,1/2 c chopped bacon

Place all elements in mixing bowl and stir along with fork till effectively blended.  Pour into parchment lined or greased/floured loaf pan.  Bake at 350 levels.

Two recipes work effectively in an 11″x17″ baking pan.

Pierogie Casserole  

  • 3/4 lb cooked farfalle (bowties) macaroni,            
  • 6 c mashed potatoes
  • 2-4 c shredded cheddar cheese                   
  • 1 massive onions, thinly sliced         
  • 4 T butter    

Mashed potatoes:  

  • 5 lbs potatoes                                  
  • 1 stick butter                     
  • ½-3/4  c milk

Peel and minimize the potatoes into ¾” cubes.  In a pot convey salted water to a boil then add the potatoes.  Prepare dinner on medium excessive till fork tender, about 20 minutes.  Drain and pour into mixing bowl.  Add butter and blend with a hand mixer until easy.  Add milk and blend once more until easy, about 30 seconds.  For this recipe add the cheese and stir till the cheese is melted.


Soften butter in frying pan then add onions.  Saute till onions are comfortable.  In buttered casserole dish unfold a layer of mashed potatoes, about ½” thick. Prime with a layer of macaroni then onions.  Repeat the layering beginning with the mashed potatoes, then the macaroni, onions and cheese.  Prime with a layer of mashed potatoes.  Bake at 350 levels for 30-40 minutes or till golden brown on prime.

Peach Crisp  

  • 8 peaches, peeled and sliced                                                       
  • ¾ c sugar                                            
  • 1/3 c flour or 3 T cornstarch                                                        
  • 1-3 tsp cinnamon (relying on style)
  • 1 tsp vanilla                                                                                        
  • 1 T lemon juice (non-obligatory)

Mix all elements in bowl and blend collectively.  Pour into 2 qt. baking dish and bake @ 350 levels for 30-45 minutes or till center bubbles.  The fruit will come to the highest of the pan.  It would cook dinner down.  Sprinkle on Streusel Topping or Oatmeal and Honey Topping after first 20 minutes of baking.

If you need to make a smaller quantity minimize the recipe in half and bake in smaller dish.

For a bigger quantity –  9″x13″ pan:

  • 12-14 peaches                                                                                   
  • 1 c sugar             
  • 6 T flour                                                                                               
  • 3-4 tsp cinnamon            
  • 2 tsp vanilla                                                                                        
  • 2 T lemon juice (non-obligatory)

Observe identical directions and use a 9″x13″ pan.  Bake for 35-50 minutes or till center bubbles.

8-10 servings