Bite-Size Tailgate Appetizers (Plus a Giveaway!)

September 13, 2013 | By | Comments (6)
Sausage Poppers and Mini Corn Dogs

Sausage Poppers and Mini Corn Dogs; Photo: Iain Bagwell

Who’s ready for another Publix Gift Card Giveaway? This week, we’re giving three cheers for our touchdown-worthy spin on jalapeño poppers. When the game starts heating up, you’ll need a way to feed the frenzy. Pass around a plate of these addicting Sausage Poppers and our Mini Corn Dogs to kick off the appetites of any football crowd. 

Sausage Poppers

Ingredients
12 large fresh jalapeño peppers
1½ cups all-purpose baking mix
½ (1-lb.) package ground pork sausage
1 cup (4 oz.) freshly shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 oz. cream cheese, softened

Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut peppers in half lengthwise. Remove and discard seeds and membranes. Pat dry with paper towels.

2. Stir together all-purpose baking mix and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl until thoroughly blended.

3. Stuff peppers with sausage mixture. Place peppers on a lightly greased wire rack in a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

4. Bake at 400° for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown and thoroughly heated. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Mini Corn Dogs

Ingredients
2 (8-oz.) packages refrigerated crescent rolls
1 (14-oz.) package cocktail-size smoked sausages
¼ cup plain yellow cornmeal
32 (4-inch) wooden skewers

Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 375°. Unroll crescent rolls, and separate into triangles. Cut each triangle in half lengthwise. Place 1 sausage on narrow end of dough triangle, and roll up, pressing dough around ends of sausage to enclose completely. Repeat procedure with remaining dough triangles and sausages.

2. Lightly roll each enclosed sausage in cornmeal. Place sausages 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.

3. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Insert a wooden skewer into one end of each wrapped sausage, and serve with spicy ketchup.

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COMMENTS

  1. terry hensley

    WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT USE TWITTER — HOW DO I ENTER CONTEST – I DON’T THINK IT IS FAIR IF THAT IS THE ONLY WAY — SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO ALL AND NOT JUST THE TWITTER PEOPLE

    September 16, 2013 at 6:52 am
  2. Caroline Clark

    Buffalo Chicken Dip and crackers.

    September 15, 2013 at 10:30 pm
  3. Genie Adams

    Looks yummy!!! I’ll probably use a different type of pepper, though. Too hot for me!

    September 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm
  4. Julie K

    Captain Rodney’s dip or island salsa! Huge hits! My husband makes sliders too.

    September 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm
  5. Rosana S Calambichis (@BigChefonline)

    The mini corn dogs look good! I love a good tailgate party and appetizers are so easy to serve and can be prepared ahead of time. Sure beats the usual chips and dips of years gone by! Thanks!

    Rosana Santos Calambichis, President
    BIGChefOnline.com

    September 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm
  6. Muse22

    You can’t beat some Big T’s Coastal Provisions crab dip for a tailgate!

    September 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

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