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6 Winning Recipes For Your Next Tailgate

Listen up Bengals and Bearcat fans.

When it comes to tailgating, it’s best to go with a mix of favorites and left-fielders: Say, sausages with peppers and onions next to bread pudding in a slow cooker. Or take an old favorite and liven it up: How about a bacon-wrapped cheese hotdog?

Really, do whatever you want to do. As long as you have lots of beer and plentiful portions of Klosterman bread, you can’t go wrong. Here are a few ideas to get your mind juices flowing:

Bacon Cheese Pull Apart Bread

Um, yes. Gooey, cheesy, and full of delicious bacon, Bacon Cheese Pull Apart Bread recipe is a simple recipe that hits all the flavor sweet spots. But you'd better make more than one of them, because in my experience when you put bacon and cheese together people get hungry fast. Recipe.

Bread Pudding in the Slow Cooker

People are gonna ask in a completely non-sarcastic manner, “What freaking genius brought the bread pudding!?” And you’re gonna say, “I did.” And people will rejoice. Because bread pudding is good, but bread pudding in a slow cooker is better. Recipe.

Sausage, Pepper, and Onions

Ah, the old favorite. It has subjected my heart to heartburn many times. But still I eat it, because it’s that good, and I have a very poor memory. Enjoy it with a Klosterman roll. Recipe.

Ham & Swiss Melt

Prepare these suckers ahead of time, wrap ‘em in foil, plop ‘em on the grill during the tailgate, and and serve to your adoring friends. Best when that mustard sauce has thoroughly saturated a Klosterman bun. Recipe.

Crock Pot Brats in Beer

Now we’re going places. Beer-boiled bratwurst is in Cincinnati’s DNA, like a little nucleic acid called “German Flavor Bomb” that compels us to serve and consume vast quantities of delicious, delicious brats. Swaddled, of course, in a Klosterman roll. Recipe.

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Hot Dogs

In many ways, this isn’t the kosherest dish in the world. What it is is a bacon-wrapped hot dog, a meal on which I need sell you no more than I need tell you that the sky is blue or that Cincinnati is the greatest city in the world. For these are truths, dear reader, that you already know in your heart. Apply Klosterman baked dough. Eat. Repeat. Recipe.

Crockpot Italian Beef Sandwiches

We’ve certainly come to rely greatly upon our portable little friend, the crockpot. And it has produced yet again. This time in the form of Italian beef sandwiches. Yes, the prep time might be eight hours. But in the seven seconds it’ll take you to eat it, you’ll realize it was worth the wait. Recipe.

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