Tailgating Recipes

Tailgating Recipes

Critically Acclaimed, Award-Winning Stancil Family Barbecue Sauce

This fantastic home-made barbecue sauce can be used for grilling ribs (beef or pork), chicken, pork chops, or a whole pig.

Time Required: Less than one hour

Skill Required: Minimal cooking skills needed


1 gallon apple cider vinegar
2 cups sugar
2 cups salt
1/4 cup red pepper flakes
2 tbsp black pepper

Dissolve sugar, salt and pepper in vinegar on stovetop. Heat to hot, but try not to boil. The purpose is to dissolve the dry ingredients.


To adjust “HOT”, adjust the amount of black pepper, NOT red pepper.
Sauce can be made in smaller quantities, just keep proportions the same.
Sauce can be made ahead of time

Cooking Tips:

Put the meat on the grill first. Cook about 5 minutes on each side, then take tongs or a brush/spoon and baste meat, or dip the pieces of meat into the sauce. Dip or baste every 5 minutes for the first 30 minutes, then about once every 15 minutes.

Cooking time for both ribs and chicken is about 1 ˝ hours (cooking on charcoal – you’re on your own on gas – we don’t know how!).

For chicken – if you are cooking for a large crowd, whole chickens are easiest – much less dipping, and the chickens are easy to cut after they are cooked.

For ribs – same as chicken – leave the ribs in big sections, cut after they are cooked.

Beef Barbecue

Beef BBQ is a great dish that will be enjoyed by all of your tailgating guests. Use this recipe and you’ll be sure to impress.

This recipe requires a crock pot in order to make the meat as tender as possible.

Time Required: 15 minutes for prepping, 30 minutes for shredding and mixing; 6-8 hours of crocking

Skill Required: Minimal skills needed


  • 2-3 lbs of beef roast, of a good quality cut
  • A large bottle of good barbecue sauce
  • Salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder
  • Light olive oil and water
  • Kaiser rolls (use good rolls, don’t skimp!!)


  • Cut the roast into manageable chunks. A couple of long strips work best
  • Add 1/4 cup light olive oil to the crock pot
  • Add about 1-2 cups of barbecue sauce (its not an exact science)
  • Add some water and mix the barbecue sauce, oil, and water
  • Place the beef into the crock pot
  • Add seasonings to taste
  • Cover the beef with water and stir it up to mix liquid ingredients
  • Crock it for at least 6 hours
  • When the beef is tender enough, remove it and separate it using two forks
  • Empty most of the broth from the crock pot, setting it aside because you may need it
  • Place the shredded beef back in the pot or other mixing bowl, and add barbecue sauce until you have achieved the desired texture and flavor. Add some of the broth if necessary
  • For best flavor, refrigerate overnight before serving
  • Serve on Kaiser rolls

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