Cover 2 Sliders

February 3, 2012 · 24 comments

Did you know that Super Bowl is the second largest food day in the US after Thanksgiving?  The snacks that are consumed can range from nachos, buffalo wings, guacamole, chips and salsa……the list goes on, and on….

Since this girl is a venison lover, thanks to my wonderful Dad- why not share something a little different this Super Bowl?

My husband created this dish, and shocking as it might be, he used bourbon!  Do you remember the last time my hubby joined me in the kitchen, he made delicious bourbon balls?  He has a theme going on here I think.

I will let my hubby share with you about the recipe, and maybe he will give us a hint about that title….

We liked the Bourbon Balls so much, and we had a good amount of bourbon left since we’re such huge drinkers, that we decided to build a barbecue sauce that featured the bourbon.

We really prefer tangy or smoky bbq sauces over sweet sauces, so you’ll notice there’s no ketchup in this one.  As for the neck, it’s super easy to cook in a slow cooker, but it doesn’t give up its meat easily.  However, every bite is worth the effort.

Adding the mushrooms was a gametime decision. We had some in the fridge, and put them in the lineup. They really added a great flavor to the whole thing, so much that I’m naming them the MVP of the dish.

Now, the name Cover 2.  It’s a football term, a defensive set where the defensive backs play an area of the field, rather than man-to-man against the receivers.  Call it whatever you want, it will still be delicious.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Cover 2 Sliders
 
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Golden tangy barbeque sauce, but not too sweet! Smokey and satisfying, with just a hint of bourbon.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs venison (beef, chicken or pork would work too)
  • 28 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 medium onion roughly chopped
  • 5 Tbsp bourbon (or maybe more....)
  • 8 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sorghum molasses
  • ½ tsp hot sauce
  • 3 Tbsp cumin (you could add more or less, gives a nice smokey flavor)
  • ½ lb mushrooms, sliced
  • sea salt and seasoned pepper to taste
  • Any small bread roll, or biscuit, pkg of 24
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together tomato sauce, onion, bourbon, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sorghum molasses, hot sauce, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. In crockpot, add venison, bourbon bbq sauce, and mushrooms. Let cook until meat is tender, about 8-10 hours. Turn meat a few times during cooking process, to ensure sauce is on all sides evenly.
  3. Place small amount of meat on roll, and top with some sauce.
  4. Enjoy!
Notes
We used the neck of the deer, but you can use steak or chops for the venison.

My husband is pretty fantastic, and is not only my partner in crime in the kitchen, he also played football for several years.  He was an offensive tackle.  So we are pretty much HUGE football lovers, well any sport really!

Since my 49ers did not win the NFC Championship game…..I still blame the muffed punt…. I am not rooting for anyone, just excited to watch a great game!

Which team are your rooting for in the Super Bowl?

What is your favorite snack to make for the Super Bowl?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

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  • http://www.orgasmicchef.com/ Maureen

    Oh honey, your man’s a keeper for sure.  These sliders would look just wonderful sliding down my throat right now.  It’s dinner time here and I’m starving.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      LOL! I agree Maureen, my hubby is pretty fantastic! Thank you for the sweet comment on my slider post! Hugs, Terra

  • http://lisamichele.wordpress.com/ Lisa

    Holy wow, these sliders look amazing!  I would definitely use beef..venison is a ‘Bambi’ thing with me lol Fantastic job, Mr. Terra! Hope you enjoy the game!  GO GIANTS! xo

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I understand about the venison thing, many people feel that way:-)  The sliders would be pretty fantastic with beef too:-) So happy to hear your Giants won, They played a beautiful game! Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I understand about the venison thing, many people feel that way:-)  The sliders would be pretty fantastic with beef too:-) So happy to hear your Giants won, They played a beautiful game! Hugs, Terra

  • http://jenncuisine.com/ Jenncuisine

    Wow, these sound awesome – esp. with the venison!!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Love meeting another venison lover, I have only met a few here in the blog world.  Thank you for the sweet words, Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Love meeting another venison lover, I have only met a few here in the blog world.  Thank you for the sweet words, Hugs, Terra

  • http://www.yummychunklet.wordpress.com/ Yummychunklet

    Delicious looking sliders! I’d be afraid I’d eat the whole plate!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I ate the whole plate, and some, LOL! Thank you so much for your sweet words, Hugs, Terra

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I ate the whole plate, and some, LOL! Thank you so much for your sweet words, Hugs, Terra

  • Kristen

    Those sandwiches look incredible!  How great that your hubby cooks.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for the sweet words! I love love that my hubby and I enjoy cooking, it is so much fun:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/nella22 Marnely Rodriguez

    I jut drooled on my keyboard.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      You make me giggle! Hugs, Terra

  • http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/ Carolyn

    I can believe that about the Superbowl…we are having our own party here and there will be a lot of food consumed!!!  Great sliders.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      There was too much food consumed for the Super Bowl, but it was fun! I hope you had fun too! Thank you for the sweet words on my sliders:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://betivanilla.blogspot.com/ beti

    yumm! they look fantastic!!!! too bad I’m not a fan of football but I’ll still make them

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      These sliders are fun anytime of the year, I hope you enjoy! Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/chowandchatter RebeccaSubbiah RD

    wow these look amazing :_) really really good

  • http://twitter.com/chowandchatter RebeccaSubbiah RD

    wow these look amazing :_) really really good

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you!!! oxox

  • http://creative-culinary.com/ Barbara | Creative Culinary

    Girl and her husband after my own heart. Bourbon? In a sauce? Sure. I just happen to have some cooked pork too. Yay!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      LOL! I love it! I hope you enjoy the sauce as much as we did:-) We made chicken wings this weekend with it, YUM! Hugs, Terra

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