Best of the Best: Tailgating Recipes
With the approach of fall comes football season. Nothing completes a tailgate party like the perfect food. We have scoured the web for the best tailgating recipes to make your football celebration a hit.
Everyone likes a little something to nibble on while waiting for the main entrée. Here are some unique and delicious appetizers to enjoy while waiting for the grill to heat:
- Taco Scoop Appetizer: Instead of passing around a bag of chips and some dip, take it up a notch and serve these simple, individual-serving sized nachos (Linda’s Taco Scoop Appetizers Recipe – Food.com).
- Bacon-wrapped Avocado Wedges: Bacon makes nearly everything taste better, and these avocado wedges are no exception. Made in an air fryer, this recipe simply calls for wrapping avocado wedges in bacon, cooking and serving with a sauce made of mayonnaise, sriracha chili and lime juice (Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Wedges Recipe: How to Make It (tasteofhome.com)).
Tailgating Main Courses:
Ribs, sausage, wings…while they are typical tailgating foods, you can make them even tastier by using the recipes below:
- Grilled Sausage with Spicy Sauce: This simple recipe adds a little heat to grilled sausages with its spicy sauce made of ketchup, mustard and hot sauce (Grilled Sausage with Spicy Sauce Recipe | Duff Goldman | Food Network).
- Grilled Buffalo Wings with a Bite: Wings are given a delicious flavor with simple seasonings like brown sugar and hot sauce and then grilled to perfection (Grilled Buffalo Wings With a Bite Recipe – Food.com).
- Prize Winning Baby Back Ribs: This recipe uses easy-to-find seasonings and barbeque sauce to create mouth-watering grilled ribs (Prize Winning Baby Back Ribs Recipe | Allrecipes).
Tailgating Side Dishes:
The following recipes are the perfect side dishes to accompany your tailgating main course:
- Grilled Corn-in-the-Husk: This recipe is super easy to make. Simply grill corn in the husk and flavor it with salt, pepper, and lemon (Super Easy, Fat-Free Grilled Corn-In-The-Husk Recipe – Food.com).
- Boilermaker Tailgate Chili: You don’t have to be a fan of Purdue to enjoy this
- hearty chili recipe that uses beef and Italian sausage, as well as bacon bits and beer (Boilermaker Tailgate Chili Recipe | Allrecipes).
No party is complete without dessert. Use the following recipe to add a little sweetness to your tailgating menu:
- Fantasy Footballs: No one wants to deal with cutting and serving an elaborate dessert while tailgating. These football shaped cake pops can be made ahead and easily served when the time is right. Made of chocolate cake and chocolate frosting, these individual football cake pops are decorated with white icing laces and are sure to be a hit at your next tailgating party (Fantasy Footballs Recipe | Food Network Kitchen | Food Network).
Time to Tailgate
Now that football season is fast approaching, you can easily plan your tailgating menu with the above recipes to ensure your football party is a success!
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