New Man on Development Team Scores Big with Stellar Tailgate Recipe

Jordan MoseleyBehind every irresistible culinary sensation lies a list of irresistible ingredients. Such is the case with Conecuh Bites, the signature game-day dish of veteran Auburn tailgater and new College of Agriculture development officer Jordan Moseley.

“These are always a big hit at tailgate parties, because who can resist Conecuh® Sausage? Or bacon? Or brown sugar?” Moseley says.

Those are the three lone ingredients in the recipe Moseley gladly shares here with readers. And while bacon is bacon, and brown sugar is brown sugar, Moseley says only the Conecuh County brand of sausage will do. Specifically, he recommends using Conecuh’s less-plump hickory-smoked sausage, in either the mild or spicy version.

A Selma native and 1994 Auburn marketing alumnus, Moseley joined the college in March after working three years as a development coordinator in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the 15 years before that in sales and management with a major industrial distributor.

He says it didn’t take him long to feel right at home in the College of Ag.

“Everybody I’ve met has been great and very welcoming,” he says.

 

CONECUH BITES

1 (16-ounce) package Conecuh® Sausage

1 (12-ounce) package bacon

1/2 cup <ital.>plus<ital.> 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided

 

Cut sausage into 1-inch pieces. Cut bacon in half lengthwise. Wrap a piece of bacon around each piece of sausage to cover, and secure bacon with a toothpick. Place 1/2 cup packed brown sugar in a shallow bowl; roll each wrapped sausage bite in sugar. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight. Remove from refrigerator and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-45 minutes, or until bacon is crisp. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar and serve.

Editor’s Note: If desired, place baked sausage bites on a double layer of paper towel for a few minutes to absorb excess grease.