Permissible Food Friday: Bagel recipes for the new NCAA

Bagel al pastor, anyone?

“The NCAA is no longer worried about what is going on bagels. That is, until some football staff decides to set out lunch meats, pizza bagels or grill steaks and serve them to players on half a bagel.” — Bylaw Blog author John Infante, January 22

Here at Campus Union, we pride ourselves on performing regular acts of public service. Today’s project, dedicated to all those athletic programs out there suddenly freed from the shackles of dry bagels: providing delicious between-meal snack ideas for elite athletes with a wide-ranging variety of dietary needs.

The Burrito Bagel

INGREDIENTS

  • Large flour tortillas
  • Large quantities of meat (beef, goat, chicken or pork)
  • Refried beans
  • Cooked well-seasoned rice
  • A good melting cheese such as Manchego
  • Diced hot peppers
  • Bagels

DIRECTIONS

Gently heat tortillas in frying pan, or in oven in single layers on baking sheets. Slow-roast selected meat over outdoor mesquite fire. Layer meat, beans, rice, cheese and peppers down center of tortilla; fold in tortilla edges to form wrap. Slice diagonally into halves; slice bagels horizontally in half. Top bagel halves with burrito halves. Serve with lime wedges.

More quick and satisfying snack ideas after the jump:

For Players on a Restricted-Calorie Diet

For Players Adding Weight

For a Heart-Healthy After-Breakfast Snack

For Players Confined to the Dorm All Weekend for Violating Unspecified Team Rules

Next week on Permissible Food Friday: Non-sequential $20 bill breakfast sandwiches, and cinnamon-raisin bagels topped with massive amounts of cake sprinkles. Like, at least a whole bottle per bagel half.

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