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Clean Cubes

Posted by Dave On October - 6 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

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Tailgating by nature tends to produce a lot of refuse. Using disposable items while tailgating can be convenient yet hard on the environment. We discovered some attractive, disposable trash and recycle bins that would be perfect for your next tailgate. Clean Cubes.

As you saw in the video, Clean Cubes are a complete trash solution, composed of a plastic trash liner adhered to a paper bin. Its instant setup and easy cleanup solves the problem of trash or recyclable build-up at parties, events, and many other situations. Clean Cubes are made from 50% recycled paper and is patented.

One of the things that always irks me when I am out tailgating is that my recyclables tend to stay behind in the parking lot. Invariably, the Can Man liberates my empties and keeps my tailgating space free from clutter and crushed cans, but he (or she) ends up getting the money for the recycling. If I could keep those cans separate from the regular trash and recycle them myself, at the end of the year I might get enough money back to buy something cool… like another 30 rack of beer.

When we first received the samples of Clean Cubes, I immediately thought these would be great for recycling our cans while tailgating. They pop open easily just like a grocery store paper bag but the plastic liner sticks to the sides and stays open. Once done and ready to pack up the tailgate, we simply removed the plastic bag from the outer bag and placed the crushed cans in our vehicle. (When we tested Clean Cubes this weekend, it was raining in San Diego and the paper portion of the Clean cube was not salvageable.)

The concept of Clean cubes is not really groundbreaking or revolutionary but makes trash and recyclables collection easy and convenient. Set up and breakdown time while tailgating is precious so the less time you have to devote to setting something up and taking it down, the better. The samples we received are designed for tailgating complete with footballs on the bag. There are other designs of Clean Cubes that can fit a home party, picnic or other times you may just need another receptacle for your trash and/or recyclables.

The three pack of Clean Cubes from Amazon will cost $14.99. The majority of the other patterns offered cost less than $10 for the three-pack. The halloween designs cost about the same as the tailgating design.

For more information or to purchase them directly from Clean Cubes, visit: clean-cubes.com

Stubb’s Recipe Contest Finalists

Posted by Dave On October - 5 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

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For the past few weeks, we have been running our Stubb’s Tailgating Recipe Contest where readers submit their best recipes using Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q rubs, marinades and sauces. We have had a number of great entries and these are the finalist who are vying for the top three prizes.

At the end is a poll where you can vote for your favorite recipe which you think is the best and deserves the top prize. You may vote once per day. The recipe receiving the most votes by 11:59 pm pacific time, October 12, 2015 will win the grand prize. Recipe receiving the second most votes will win second prize and the recipe receiving the third largest amount of votes will win third prize.

We encourage you to share this post with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest or any other social media channels. Best of luck to those who are in the running. And to refresh your memory, here is the list of recipes eligible listed in the order they were submitted and published to TailgatingIdeas.com.

Which recipe is the best using Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q rub, sauce or marinade?

Stubb’s Game Day Sausage Kebabs (Submitted by: Shauna H.)
Hoosier BBQ Ham on Cornbread Biscuits With Country Relish (Submitted by Lori M.)
The Sticky Asian Pig with Sesame Slaw Sandwich (Submitted by Lori M.)
Tailgating Thai Hot Boy (Submitted by Juliana P.)
Mexi-Mini Meatballs (Submitted by Thomas D.)
Stubby Tacos (Submitted by: Sabrina O.)
Beefy Bacon Boss Burger (Submitted by: Sherri W.)


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Beefy Bacon Boss Burger
Beefy Bacon Boss Burger

Submitted by: Sherri W.

Vegetable oil (For brushing on the grill rack)
5 slices thick cut pepper bacon, grilled
2 pounds ground chuck
2 tablespoons Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Rub
1 teaspoon cumin
6 thick slices aged cheddar jack white cheese
12 little beef smokie sausages
2 tablespoons butter, softened
6 Brioche hamburger Buns split
8 Boston lettuce leaves
2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced

Special Spicy Sauce:
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup Stubbs Green Chile Anytime Sauce
2 tablespoons jarred candied jalapeño peppers, chopped

Fried Veggies:
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 shallots, sliced thin
½ cup gourmet pepper rings
½ teaspoon salt, divided
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat grill to medium high heat. Brush grill rack with oil. Turn heat down to medium heat. Lay slices of bacon on grill; cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn heat down to low and flip bacon slices. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until bacon is done. Set aside, cool and chop.

2. Form the mixture into 4 equal patties. Mix BBQ rub and cumin together. Season both sides of burgers with BBQ rub mixture.

3. Combine special sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl, set aside until ready to use.

4. Place patties on hot grill. Grill for 3-4 minutes, flip and cook other side for 2 ½ minutes or until preferred doneness. Add cheese slices the last 30 seconds of grilling time.

5. Grill beef sausages for 2 minutes or until golden brown.

6. Meanwhile combine flour, salt and black pepper in a zip lock bag. Add shallots and pepper rings to bag; shake. Make sure shallots and pepper rings are evenly coated.

7. Heat a skillet to medium high heat on grill side burner. Add oil. Fry shallots and peppers for a 1-2 minutes or crispy and golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.

8. Spread softened butter on Kaiser rolls, grill for 30-45 seconds or until golden brown.

9. Build the burger: Spread special sauce on bottoms of rolls followed by lettuce, tomato, burger, beef sausages, more special sauce, fried shallots, pepper rings and top of bun. Enjoy!

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Posted by Jerry On October - 2 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

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Stubb’s Recipe Contest: Stubby Tacos

Posted by Dave On October - 2 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

Stubby Tacos

Submitted by: Sabrina O.


  • 3lb Pork Roast
  • 1 12-oz. bottle Stubb’s Pork Marinade
  • 12 tortillas
  • shredded lettuce
  • roma tomatoes, diced
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • 3 avocados, sliced

Place pork roast in crock pot. Pour marinade over roast. Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove pork and shred on cutting board with two forks. Return pork to crock pot and stir into marinade. Fill tortillas with marinated pork, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and a slice or two of avocado. DELISH!!!





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