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    Time for Tailgating! Score Big with These Game Day Recipes

    Football season is officially here and that means one thing for local foodies – tailgating time in Cape Girardeau. Whether you and your crew make the trip to the Houck Stadium to see your favorite team live, or you simply invite your tailgating team over for some pre-game festive faire, the food matters. Having a few delicious (yet easy to make) tailgating dishes up your sleeve can ensure that you're all fueled up and ready to score big on game day.

    Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Slider
    Sliders are a tailgating menu must for two very important reasons. First, they are delicious. And secondly, their petite size means you can indulge but still save room for all the other succulent snacks surrounding you. A total win/win!

    Ingredients
    2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
    4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    1 c. chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
    1 Tbsp. packed dark brown sugar
    1 Tbsp. chili powder
    1 Tbsp. kosher salt, plus more as needed
    1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
    1 (4½ - to 5 lb.) boneless or bone-in pork shoulder (also known as pork butt), twine or netting removed
    2 c. barbecue sauce (optional)

    Click here for the rest of the recipe. When finished preparing the pork, shred, put on slider rolls and serve.

    Hoagie Dip
    Hoagies and dip are both tailgating menu mainstays. This recipe seamlessly combines them both for an easy and fun way to feed your crew.

    Ingredients
    1 medium onion
    2 pickled pepperoncini peppers
    ½ head iceberg lettuce
    1 large tomato, halved and seeded
    ¼ lb. deli-sliced genoa salami
    ¼ lb. deli-sliced ham
    ¼ lb. deli-sliced prosciutto
    ¼ lb. deli-sliced roast turkey
    ¼ lb. deli-sliced provolone cheese
    ½ c. mayonnaise
    1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    1 tsp. dried oregano
    1½ tsp. dried basil
    ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
    1 10 -to-12-inch round loaf Italian bread
    8 hoagie rolls, cut into pieces, for dipping

    See more about hoagie dip here.

    Pressure Cooker Chili
    Chili has long earned its place in the tailgating hall of fame; easy to make and even easier to put your own personalized spin on, chili can feed a crowd and satisfy even the pickiest palates. Try Alton Brown's version that you can whip up using your pressure cooker.
    Ingredients
    3 lbs. stew meat (beef, pork, and/or lamb)
    2 tsp. peanut oil
    1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
    1 (12-oz.) bottle of beer, preferably a medium ale
    1 (16-oz.) container salsa
    30 tortilla chips
    2 chipotle peppers canned in adobo sauce, chopped
    1 tsp. adobo sauce (from the chipotle peppers in adobo)
    1 tsp. tomato paste
    1 tsp. chili powder
    1 tsp. ground cumin

    Follow the recipe here. Once ready, serve with festive accouterments such as shredded cheddar and sour cream.

    Asian Wings
    No tailgating menu is complete without wings. This Asian-inspired recipe puts a fun spin on this tasty finger food. Side note: bring plenty of napkins - these wings are dripping in saucy flavor!

    Ingredients
    1 lb. chicken wings, cut into segments, tips removed and discarded
    1 Tbsp. salt
    1 Tbsp. freshly cracked black pepper
    Asian Sauce:
    2 Tbsp. soy sauce
    ¼ c. honey
    2 tsp. lime zest
    3 Tbsp. lime juice, from 1 lime
    ¼ c. orange juice, from 1/2 orange
    1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
    1 tsp. chili garlic paste
    ½ tsp. sesame oil
    ½ tsp. dried oregano
    ½ tsp. ground cumin
    ½ tsp. granulated garlic
    1 Tbsp. oyster sauce

    Find the recipe here, fire up the grill and get ready to impress!

    Celebrate Game Day At Isle Casino® Cape Girardeau
    Of course, no rules say you have to spend all day cooking for your tailgating crew – let us do it for you. Come pregame here at Isle Casino® Cape Girardeau. Even the most finicky football foodie will love dining at any of our onsite eateries, including Farraddays® Steak House or Keller’s.® We are the perfect place for you and your crew to celebrate game day!
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