Smoked Sausage Dogs with Tricolor Pepper Relish - Game-Day Week 3

Week 3 Submission ends midnight Monday, Sep 12th
Voting Starts Sep 13th
Welcome to this Week's Giveaway

Folks I am tickled for many reasons, right pleased that football season is underway and some of you are linking in your recipes during the weekend to enter to win. I know last weekend was a busy holiday and I know many of you may not even follow college football, but that shouldn't keep you from entering. Last weekend, thanks to tropical storm Lee, we spent the entire holiday inside and that gave me a chance to do something I normally don't do - cook BBQ style food in the oven.

Yup, there is one recipe that we like, a favorite we call Country Ribs with Old Fashion BBQ Sauce. You won't find in on this site and it is not in my published cookbook but it will be in the one coming out next year. You can win one by linking in recipes. There is a new winner each week. See, I told you I was right happy.
Now, I am also please that a few of you who did submit recipes are also continuing in playing 'game-week' as week 2 ended last night. Of the past two weeks, there is clearly a few of you that have your eyes on the end zone- the Grand Prize to be giving away during the National Championship game. Ya gotta enter to participate and win folks.

Now, congratulations to Claudia for the winning 24x24 Wing showcase in last week's game. Join in and share your recipes before Monday night - doing so gets you a chance to choose this week's game winning recipe. Each week's winner gets an e-book of my newest publication due out in January, Best of Drick's Kitchen and every recipe you enter gives you a play in the Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the season.

See the 'rulebook' for plays enhancing your game experience.

Here we go to this week's:

Tailgating and Game Day Week

Week 3 - Here is a relish we just love and actually we enjoy this on so many things, not just hotdogs. It is a great addition for many vegetables too but grilled dogs and sausages will run down the field if they know this is waiting for 'em. Enjoy!

Tricolor Pepper Relish
makes about 3 cups
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
2 Serrano peppers, seeded and finely diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
3 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons cane syrup, corn syrup will do
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon chile powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 -10 oz jar sweet pickle salad cubes or relish

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium saucepan. Sauté diced onion and peppers in the oil for 5 minutes, until onions are soft but not brown. Add the water and stir. Whisk the tomato paste, corn syrup and cornstarch together in a small bowl and stir in to the pan. Add the salt, mustard seeds and crushed pepper stirring into the mix. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a medium simmer cooking for 30 minutes.
Add the vinegar, chile powder, and paprika and cook until liquid has reduced and sauce is thick, about another 30 minutes stirring the last half of cooking time to prevent sticking.
Stir in the sweet cubes and remove from heat.
Serve relish over hotdogs, sausage dogs or even hamburgers, whatever else needs a sweet hot relish.
Store in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

NOW it's time to share your recipes:
Make sure you use the URL for the actual post and not to your blog so folks can score what you’re sharing. Link any gameday related food or beverage recipe – no other advertisements or coupon offers. Use the NAME of the recipe. Voting limited to participants with linkbacks only.
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Game Week 3 Starts Sep 10th 2012 - ends midnight, Friday, Sep 16th
Week 3 Submission ends midnight Monday, Sep 12th - Voting Starts Sep 13th
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  1. So colourful in looks and flavour!

  2. Exciting to win the votes last week on the wing post! thanks everyone! Smoked sausage is a sure winner, cant wait to start this season off Jets start 8:20 kickoff I'll be watching! thanks again for hosting!

  3. Oh Lord! I think I want to change my lunch plans.

  4. Congrats to Claudia!! great relish!! yeah for football!!

  5. The pepper relish is awesome! We have brats in the freezer from the local butcher that Mike's just dying to get on the grill. Looks like I'll need to cook up some of this relish to go with them!

  6. It's nice to meet you, Drick! I've left you a couple of great gameday recipes - Carolina Caviar and S'mores Pralines. Thanks so much for hosting, Drick!

  7. Okay, I added an older post because I cannot seem to get anything new together for this party. What a poor guest I am!

  8. Congratulations Claudia :)
    Drick this is one tasty relish!

  9. Sweet and hot, count me in! Looks fabulous Drick.

  10. Congrats to Claudia!!! What a delicious group of entries!!! I hope to get my act together one week and join you all :)

  11. Hey cher! Sorry I've been out of the loop, but I haven't been able to access your blog, for a while now! Love this relish, looks fab! And those meat pies on the previous post are "to die for"! Glad to finally be back! Have a great weekend!


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