15 Tailgating Ideas

September 26, 2011

Go big or go home this football season with our tailgating collection of fan friendly servings of snacks, sandwiches and desserts.

Celebrate the TailgateChorizo Pasta SaladBeef and Black Bean ChiliBeer-Boiled Shrimp CocktailBuffalo Burgers Stuffed with Blue CheeseRoast Beef WrapsGrilled Chicken SaladBarbecue Pork Sandwich with Crispy SlawButterscotch Toffee SquaresSpanish-Style PopcornCalifornia SlidersChocolate-Chunk Walnut CookiesWarm Kidney Bean SaladBratwurst SnackerRoquamole
Tailgating season is officially in full swing. So whether you are cheering for Wiz's black and yellow, the famed Cheeseheads or Da Bears, we've got a pump-you-up menu that can be served straight from the back of your car (or even in your living room).
This ragtag team of shell pasta, Mexican sausage and black beans combine for a dish that guarantees a bigger win than “The Annexation of Puerto Rico.” Recipe: Chorizo Pasta Salad
Where there is football there must be chili...we're not sure if that's an actual tailgating "rule," but it probably should be. Recipe: Beef and Black Bean Chili
The fact that these shrimp are boiled in beer makes them an automatic tailgating season champ. But once you squeeze lemon juice on top - man! You've got a game blowout. Recipe: Beer-Boiled Shrimp Cocktail
Strengthen your team's fan base with a little bit of buffalo - it's on the same level of tiger's blood. And we promise you will be ready for a field stampede after just one #winning bite. Recipe: Buffalo Burgers Stuffed with Blue Cheese
"We will we will ROLL you!" Might just become your new go-to cheer after getting a load of these roast beef and cucumber wraps. Recipe: Roast Beef Wraps
If rough and tumble servings aren't your thing, go for a more subdued side-line favorite like our grilled chicken salad sandwich with cranberries. Recipe: Grilled Chicken Salad
Pulled pork takes little effort to make in a slow cooker, but it certainly doesn't taste like it when spread on a fresh bun and topped with our crispy coleslaw. Recipe: Barbecue Pork Sandwich with Crispy Slaw
Perfect for packing and even better for snacking, these buttery toffee bars will be gobbled down faster than a 1965 run by Bob Hayes. Recipe: Butterscotch Toffee Squares
To avoid a pile-up, you may have to endure multiple handoffs when serving a bowl of this spicy and supremely addictive popcorn. Recipe: Spanish-Style Popcorn
Sliders topped with fresh guacamole are easy to throw together and small enough to keep you trash-talking the opposing team between bites. Recipe: California Sliders
Tough players don't use dainty semisweet morsels in their cookies, they prefer heaping chocolate chunks and rough and tumble nuts. Recipe: Chocolate-Chunk Walnut Cookies
A great wing-man for sliders and brats, this kidney bean and onion salad is chuck full of muscle-building protein. Recipe: Warm Kidney Bean Salad
Grilled bratwursts + beer + football= A tailgater's paradise. Add peppers and onions to your brats and you'll have a downright heavenly experience. Recipe: Bratwurst Snacker
Fumbling isn't a possibility with this touchdown worthy guacamole dip. Serve with salty tortilla chips and you're guaranteed the two-point conversion. Recipe: Roquamole
Tailgating season is officially in full swing. So whether you are cheering for Wiz's black and yellow, the famed Cheeseheads or Da Bears, we've got a pump-you-up menu that can be served straight from the back of your car (or even in your living room).This ragtag team of shell pasta, Mexican sausage and black beans combine for a dish that guarantees a bigger win than “The Annexation of Puerto Rico.”   Recipe:  Chorizo Pasta SaladWhere there is football there must be chili...we're not sure if that's an actual tailgating "rule," but it probably should be.

Recipe:
 Beef and Black Bean ChiliThe fact that these shrimp are boiled in beer makes them an automatic tailgating season champ. But once you squeeze lemon juice on top - man! You've got a game blowout.


Recipe:  Beer-Boiled Shrimp CocktailStrengthen your team's fan base with a little bit of buffalo - it's on the same level of tiger's blood. And we promise you will be ready for a field stampede after just one #winning bite.


Recipe:  Buffalo Burgers Stuffed with Blue Cheese"We will we will ROLL you!" Might just become your new go-to cheer after getting a load of these roast beef and cucumber wraps.


Recipe:  Roast Beef WrapsIf rough and tumble servings aren't your thing, go for a more subdued side-line favorite like our grilled chicken salad sandwich with cranberries.


Recipe:  Grilled Chicken SaladPulled pork takes little effort to make in a slow cooker, but it certainly doesn't taste like it when spread on a fresh bun and topped with our crispy coleslaw.


Recipe:  Barbecue Pork Sandwich with Crispy SlawPerfect for packing and even better for snacking, these buttery toffee bars will be gobbled down faster than a 1965 run by Bob Hayes.


Recipe:  Butterscotch Toffee SquaresTo avoid a pile-up, you may have to endure multiple handoffs when serving a bowl of this spicy and supremely addictive popcorn.


Recipe:  Spanish-Style PopcornSliders topped with fresh guacamole are easy to throw together and  small enough to keep you trash-talking the opposing team between bites.


Recipe:  California SlidersTough players don't use dainty semisweet morsels in their cookies, they prefer heaping chocolate chunks and rough and tumble nuts. 


Recipe:  Chocolate-Chunk Walnut CookiesA great wing-man for sliders and brats, this kidney bean and onion salad is chuck full of muscle-building protein.


Recipe:  Warm Kidney Bean SaladGrilled bratwursts + beer + football= A tailgater's paradise. Add peppers and onions to your brats and you'll have a downright heavenly experience.


Recipe:  Bratwurst SnackerFumbling isn't a possibility with this touchdown worthy guacamole dip. Serve with salty tortilla chips and you're guaranteed the two-point conversion.


Recipe: Roquamole
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