If you live in the US or are into American football, you'd probably be aware of the fact that NFL regular season kicks off TONIGHT with Panthers and Broncos's rematch at 8.30 pm EST. While the sport itself is the key element in this occasion, the food that audiences are going to be eating during the course of the whole game is almost as crucial! That's why you see a lot of tailgating food ideas all over pinterest from sliders to poppers!
But! Here's a unique menu that could be your new #TailgateTradition or family recipe for any occasion : Coffee & Spice-rubbed Chicken Wings!
2 cups light brown sugar
3/4 cup Community Breakfast Blend Coffee, ground
1/4 cup Cajun seasoning
1 tbsp Salt
1 tsp Black pepper
6 lbs Chicken wings (or drumettes)
Green onions for garnish
- Combine brown sugar, cajun seasoning, coffee, black pepper, and salt in a medium bowl
- Spray grill rack with cooking spray, pre heat grill to 350 degrees
- Dip chicken wings into the coffee spice rub and then grill them in batches for 20 minutes
The subtle bitterness and acidity from the coffee actually blend very well with cajun seasoning and brown sugar! I gave it a try last weekend and it turned out to be surprisingly delicious!
The coffee makes it savory, the brown sugar balances it off with its sweetness. And when you serve the wings with your favorite BBQ sauce -- oh, that's perfection!
If you're baking them, deep-fry the wings for 15 minutes after you bake them. Seriously, you won't regret it. It makes them extra crispy and flavorful!
You can find this recipe and many other delicious coffee-inspired Game Day recipes on the recipe booklets found attached to Community Coffee Tailgate Tradition packagings or online here.
Now if you're a true coffee-lover with an undying love for football, you would want to read this paragraph below.
BECAUSE YOU MIGHT WIN TRIPS TO SUPERBOWL 51 NEXT YEAR!!
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To participate, you can purchase specially-marked packages of Community® coffee in a variety of blends and flavors. Each package will feature an on-pack sticker containing a unique game code, which can be entered online at TailgateTraditions.com for the chance to win. In addition to saving 55¢ on a future Community® coffee purchase, you will be eligible to win a variety of valuable prizes.
This year’s grand prize includes a trip to Houston with two tickets to a sponsor-designated event, round trip airfare on Southwest Airlines® and hotel accommodations, as well as a $1,000 gift card, coffee brewer and one-year supply of Community® coffee.
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Community coffee is available for purchase at grocery stores throughout the Southeast region of the United States and by visiting CommunityCoffee.com so get yours today!!
This post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of Community Coffee. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are my own.