Forecast for Thursday Night Football on FOX: Gobble up this Pittsburgh-style salad

Dr. BBQ is willing to bet you’ll gobble up what he’s grilling up for the Steelers- Vikings game on FOX’s Thursday Night Football

MINNEAPOLIS – The Steelers open Week 14 on Thursday Night Football on FOX against the Vikings in Minneapolis.

It's Pittsburg's first visit to Minnesota (5-7) since 2005. The Vikings are favored to win by more than 3.5 points.

Forecasters are expecting temperatures outside U.S. Bank Stadium to be mostly cloudy with temperatures at 38 degrees by kickoff, which is set for 8:20 p.m. Eastern. Temperatures will remain consistent throughout the game.

For Steelers fans firing up the grill at home, there is a 30% chance of showers in Pittsburg with a low around 34 degrees. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible.

Taste of TNF recipe: Pittsburgh salad with grilled turkey

Even though it's a couple of weeks past Thanksgiving, Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe said he wants to talk turkey. He's fired up and willing to bet you’ll gobble up what he’s grilling up for the game. 

Dr. BBQ recommended you customize your Pittsburgh-style salad any way you'd like using your favorite dressing and ingredients. And if you're really feeling wild, try using waffle fries or even tater tots.

Makes 2 servings


1 large turkey tender

Olive oil

2 5oz bag Spring Mix Salad Greens

1 small heirloom tomato, cut into wedges

2 or 3 thin slices red onion, cut in half

½ cup cup scored, halved and sliced cucumber

2 tablespoons Craisins

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

A couple handfuls of cooked crispy shoestring French Fries

Ranch dressing


Prepare the grill to cook directly over medium heat. Brush the turkey tender with olive oil and season it with salt and pepper. Place on the grill and cook, flipping occasionally for 1-12 minutes until it is golden brown and has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Set aside to rest.

Toss the salad green in a large bowl. Cut the tomato into eight wedges and place them around the sides of the greens. Top the greens with the onion, breaking the slices apart. Top with an even sprinkling of the cucumber and a sprinkling of Craisins. Spread the cheese evenly over the salad. Slice the turkey thinly and lay it nicely on top of the salad and finally top the whole salad with the crispy French fries. Serve with the Ranch dressing on the side.