FORMER ALL-PRO NFL FULL BACK EXPLAINS HOW TO PUT THE FUN INTO WATCHING FOOTBALL, OVIE MUGHELLI’S TAILGATE PARTY
The Former All Pro Bowl NFL Veteran & Current Network TV Football Analyst Shares his Secrets for Having a Good Time Supporting your Team this Fall
At 6-foot-1, 250-pounds, Ovie Mughelli was a bruising fullback for more than a decade in the NFL. The former All-Pro player was known for punishing linebackers, but also for his engaging personality and ability to have fun with his teammates both on and off the field. Now, Mughelli is a network TV Sports analyst, but he still finds times to fire up his grill and share his can’t-miss tips for enjoying all the games. Ovie is an expert of the art of the tailgate.
TAILGATING INSPIRATION YOU CAN ALMOST TASTE:
SUPER SIDES—Loving the hummus creations
SCORING WITH CHIPS—New must-have chips for hungry fanatics
BEVERAGE BONANZA—Ovie’s prime time special drink recipes
OVIE’S BACKGROUND – During his career, Ovie played for the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons. He was an All-ACC fullback for Wake Forest in college. He is currently on ACC Gridiron Live on FOX Sports.
TOP SNACKS FOR WATCHING COLLEGE AND NFL GAMES
Let’s face it, burgers and brats are the traditional tailgating fare and have their place on the menu, sometimes you need to mix things up when preparing that game day spread. So one of my top picks when watching footfall is adding Sabra Hummus to the tailgate menu. It’s quick, easy and nutritious. Sabra Hummus is delicious, and available in more than a dozen flavors, and made with fresh chickpeas and a touch of garlic and tahini, hummus is the perfect smooth and creamy accompaniment for chips, crackers, veggies and even tailgating favorites like chicken wings and burgers. It is perfect for your tailgating table, and a great swap for mayo in egg or potato salad, or perfect on a burger.
For More Information Visit: www.Sabra.com
Individual 7-Layer Dip Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 9 ounces Sabra Mediterranean Herb Greek Yogurt
- 10 ounces Sabra Classic Hummus
- pinch of salt
- pinch of paprika
- 1 tomato, diced
- 2 roasted red peppers, halved then diced
- feta cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons minced flat leaf parsley
- Kalamata olives, chopped for garnish (optional)
- 1 bag chips
In individual-serving cups, dollop Greek yogurt evenly over bottom of each cup. Top layer with portion of hummus, followed by another dollop of Greek yogurt. Sprinkle with salt and paprika. Top each cup with handful of tomatoes, roasted red peppers and feta cheese. Garnish with parsley and olives. Serve with chips.
Basil Pesto Hummus Pasta Salad Recipe
Total Time: 15 Minutes
- 1 pound fusilli pasta
- 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, rough chopped
- 1 cup fennel (2 small bulbs), finely chopped
- 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes in olive oil, drained and chopped
- 3/4 cup roasted red pepper
- 1/2 cup chives, minced
- 1 container (10 ounces) of Sabra Basil Pesto Hummus
- 1 cup pasta cooking water, reserved
- black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- fennel fronds for garnish
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1-cup pasta cooking water. Prepare all vegetables. In big bowl, toss vegetables with Basil Pesto Hummus. Add pasta and pasta water, stir to combine. Sprinkle with black pepper. Serve at room temperature, drizzle each portion with splash of olive oil and sprinkle fennel fronds overtop.
GREAT BEVERAGES FOR YOUR TAILGATE PARTIES
As a former Atlanta Falcons player, I’m obviously a big fan of tailgating. A Stoli Bloody Mary is the perfect addition to your pre-game party, especially for you early tailgaters. I always use Stoli Vodka for its robust flavor and I make my own mix the night before with tomato juice, horseradish, fresh lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper. And what’s best about a Bloody Mary is that you can great creative with the garnishes and customize them to your favorite team. We like them extra spicy down here in Hotlanta, so I use Stoli Hot.
For More Information Visit: www.Stoli.com
- 2 parts Stolichnaya® Premium Vodka
- 4 parts tomato juice
- ¼ part fresh lemon juice
- ¼ part freshly grated horseradish
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- Dash of hot sauce
- Dash of salt and pepper
- Build in an ice-filled highball glass and stir. Garnish with lime, olive and celery.
MUST-HAVE ON YOUR TAILGATE PARTY TABLE
You can’t tailgate without chips! If you’re like me, you need serious snackage to fuel your cheering and jeering. I like things that have a big crunch and bold flavor, so I reach for Kettle Brand chips, like sweet and smoky Backyard BBQ and tangy Pepperoncini. And if you need a perfect pairing for your famous dip recipe go for Kettle Brand’s classic or Krinkle Cut Sea Salt Chips – they’re sturdy enough that they’ll stand up to even the thickest dips. Or pack light with new Krinkle Cut Dill Pickle chips; they have an authentic and garlicky dill pickle flavor, and are great stacked on sliders. With football season in full swing, it’s time to get the party snacks flowing. Make a tailgating touchdown with Kettle Brand Chips.
For More Information Visit: www.KettleBrand.com