We started the Bedlam Tailgating Showdown back in 2010, starting with one team of Sooner supporters versus one team of Cowboy supporters. Bart Towne and his clan from Kingfisher brought home the gold the first year.
In 2011, we expanded to include a final four — two tailgating teams from each school with a semifinal competition to determine which teams would vie for top honors. The Two Docs Tailgate, headed by Steve Carter, unseated Bad Bart's gang.
We might've changed the name of the competition, but that doesn't take away the winning recipes from our previous champs.
Check out this sampling of championship tailgating recipes from the previous two winners of The Oklahoman's tailgating showdown.
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CHAMPIONSHIP NEW YORK STRIP SANDWICH
5 10-ounce, dry-aged strip steaks
5 tablespoons garlic butter
Salt and pepper or favorite rub
5 small baguettes, sliced in half
BACON- WRAPPED CHICKEN AND SIRLOIN BITES
2 pounds top sirloin beef
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into bite-size pieces
3-inch bamboo skewers
½ cup olive oil
½ cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup Montreal steak seasoning
1/3 cup Montreal chicken seasoning
1 red onion
3 pounds of thick-cut bacon
KINGFISHER BACON EXPLOSION
1 pound ground beef
1 pound Blue and Gold sausage
Salt and pepper or your favorite burger rub
1 package of bacon
Pepper Jack cheese
WORLD'S GREATEST GREEN BEANS
1 jumbo can (6 pounds, 5 ounces) green beans
1 8-ounce jar Cheez Whiz
2 cans (10¾ ounces) cream of mushroom Soup
1 package peppered bacon
Pepper to taste
TWO DOCS JALAPENO POPPERS
60 fresh jalapeno peppers
2 pounds pork breakfast sausage
32 ounces cream cheese