Barbeque recipes from the Global Calgary Tailgate Touchdown

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A chorizo burger was the winner of the Global News’ Tailgate Touchdown at Trail Appliances on Friday.

During the event, members of the Stamps grilled up food and took part in a live on-air barbeque competition.

Two recipes were used in the competition, but Ron McDougall’s entry was named the winner.


by Ron McDougall from Calgary

Beefy Chorizo Burger Ingredients:

½ lb lean ground beef

½ lb spicy chorizo meat

1 cup monterey jack cheese

1 egg

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½ onion (diced)

1 large pressed garlic clove

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp Montreal Steak Spice

Salt & Pepper (a few shakes) 

Burger Toppings:

½ onion (sliced)

Few pieces of thick cut bacon



Grainy Dijon Mustard


Brioche Bun



Combine all ingredients above.  Mix it all together and make into patties to your preference.

Cook until done (depends on thickness of burgers). Melt cheese on top of the burger. Grill a few pieces of thick cut bacon, sauté the rest of the onion until golden brown. Slice tomatoes & lettuce. Add mustard & mayo. Lightly toast the brioche bun to put it all together.


by Kevin Ertmoed of Okotoks 

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Ingredients:

1/3 cup ketchup

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1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup pineapple juice

4 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for brushing grill

1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar

4 teaspoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced ginger

1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 3/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into 1 1/4-inch cubes

3 cups fresh cubed pineapple

1 1/2 large green peppers, diced into 1 1/4-inch pieces

1 large red onion, diced into 1 1/4-inch pieces

Coleslaw Ingredients:

1 (14 oz.) package coleslaw mix

1 cup diced red pepper

1 cup diced pineapple

½ cup slivered almonds

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½ cup coleslaw dressing


  1. Put ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, olive oil, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger and sesame oil in a bowl. Add pepper and salt to taste. Whisk and put the marinade and the cubed chicken in a large ziplock bag for a few hours. Keep some of the marinade aside for basting if you want.
  2. Make the coleslaw
  3. Assemble skewers with chicken, pineapple, peppers and onions
  4. Grill.

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