My Texas Pete Tailgate

There’s nothing like fall, the kids go back to school, the heat finally breaks and college football kicks off for another hopeful season. Down south college ball gets all the attention, specifically SEC ball. Now that I’m not a student I can’t make it to the stadium to cheer on my Gamecocks, but that doesn’t keep me from tailgating at my house!

The gamecocks play the first game of the season this week and I test ran my party food using the Original Texas Pete Hot Sauce.20160827_160137

20160831_210142My go-to tailgate food is wings, a perfect combo of buffalo, ranch and spicy kick! We make ours in the crockpot. We start out by throwing a dozen or so in, covering them in Texas Pete Original Hot Sauce and buffalo sauce and cooking them on low for 4-6 hours.
20160831_212054.jpgOnce they look cooked and falling off the bone we carefully move them to a pan lined with tin foil. We mostly use the tinfoil for easy clean up, but it
also keeps us from greasing the pan. In a small dish we mix up the rest of the buffalo sauce, 1/2 the ranch mix packet and a whole lot of Texas Pete! Once the wings are in the pan we coat them in the mix and sprinkle a little more ranch dip mix on top. We cook those for 10 minutes at 350 F. then take them out, roll them over, coat and sprinkle again and pop them back into the oven for another 10 minutes at 350.

After that we take them out, coat and sprinkle one last time and stick the whole pan in the broiler for just a few minutes. This caramelizes the sauce and makes them so so sticky and spicy! #tailgatewithTexasPete


Texas Pete Original Hot Buffalo Ranch Crock Pot Wings


12-24 chicken wings or drumsticks

1 bottle of buffalo sauce

1 ranch dip mix packet

a whole lot of Texas Pete Original Hot Sauce


Add chicken, 1/2 of the buffalo sauce and a whole lotta Texas Pete to the crock pot.

Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

While the chicken is cooking mix together the rest of the buffalo mix, more Texas Pete and 1/2 the ranch packet together in a small bowl. Preheat oven to 350 F.

20160827_191550Remove chicken from crock pot and put in pan. Coat in mixture, sprinkle some ranch mix on top and cook for 10 minutes. Turn, repeat on the other side and cook for another 10 minutes.

We take them out, turn them on more time, coat with the last of the mix and stick them in the broiler for a few minutes.

Serve with salad, celery and a side of ranch!


I got to try this product for free in exchange for my honest review. This post is sponsored by Texas Pete!


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