Friday, September 30, 2011

Pork Is MVP This Tailgating Season

By Sarah Ford of Indiana Pork

It is time to pass around the pigskin, don your favorite team colors and plan an all-star menu because tailgating season is here! Indiana Pork is ready to show you why pork is your M.V.P. (Most Valuable Protein) this season.  Pork’s great taste, versatility, and value make it easy for fanatics to throw pork on the grill. It is also quick and easy to prepare, making it the perfect choice for game-day festivities.

Keep from fumbling this tailgating season with these tips for a winning menu:
  • “Flavor Hall of Fame” – Get in the “end zone” by adding a delicious sauce to finish off your tailgating dish or a spicy dry rub to enhance the flavor of your meat before cooking. Both are easy to create and very economical flavor boosters. For a great Indiana made product, try Shoup’s Country Foods seasoning and BBQ sauce.  You can find it at a Marsh near you, or visit their website at
  • “Menu Playbook” – Make sure to include a variety of dishes for your hungry fans at your tailgating party. Planning a spread with everything from kickoff kabobs to game day pork and chile wraps, ensures no one will be sidelined by hunger.
  • “Points for Protein” – Lean pork cuts such as pork tenderloin and pork chops make great tailgating companions. Consider passing these healthy indulgences during your next game day gathering.
  • “Regional Pride” – Put a regional stamp on any favorite football snack and in Indiana that means the breaded tenderloin!  
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