Tailgate food has to be the most comforting food on the planet. You’re sitting there with an ice-cold beer in your hand, a smile on your face, and a football game that desperately needs watching.
To help all of these guilty pleasures soak in, you’re going to need some tailgate food. That’s why I’ve collected my favorite recipes and placed them on this nice list of treats that you can serve to your family and friends for years to come – let’s check it out.
Devon’s Award-Winning Chili
We’ve all had some decent chili in our days, but this chili is something else entirely. Click right here to find the completed recipe.
This chili features some pretty unique add-ons that turn this classic home-town dish into a gourmet delight. For instance, one-half cup of “strong coffee” is added to the mixture. I’m not too sure what the coffee does to this beautiful stew, but without it, you’d be left with – well, traditional chili.
Another nice little quirk this tailgate classic has is cubed meat. Nobody likes eating chili-soup with little else other than some flimsy tortilla chips. You need some hearty chunks in there to keep things interesting – which is this recipe requires a full five pounds of brisket (chopped).
People might think that you’re just serving up another canned chili for the tailgate party, but Devon’s chili is a meal you can serve to your half-drunk friends that are sure to impress them and keep them coming back for more. Oh yeah, and if you really want to excite your fellow fans, you could serve this dish with a big spoonful of guacamole. That’ll get them.
Alton’s Meatball Sandwiches
Chili is great for game-day at the house, but it can be a little messy. Finger food, on the other hand, is a great idea for anybody with clumsy, drunk, and hungry guests – and what’s easier to eat than a tiny sandwich?
Alton’s Meatball Sandwiches aren’t just any “sandwich” though. These sandwiches take tailgate finger-food to a whole new level. Before I get into what makes these puppies so irresistible, let me give you the recipe.
Your guests will be begging for more after they take just a single bite of this triple-meat meatball, parmesan parsley biscuit, homemade spaghetti sauce dripping, delectables. Don’t believe me? Try them out for yourself.
Sangria Ice Pops
Nobody’s saying that beer is a bad choice for game-day, but if it’s one hundred degrees outside and you’ve been sipping the same warm beer for two hours, these sangria ice pops are mind-blowing. Also, they get your drunk.
All you’ve got to do to get these pops started is get yourself an assortment of juices, some red wine, and a little chopped fruit. Next – just freeze it. After you’ve put them in the fridge over-night
I don’t believe I did the recipe justice, so let me include a link to it right here. These booze-pops are the next big tailgate snack – I’m telling you. Even after you’ve sucked all the frozen goodness out of these babies, you can still chew on the frozen fruit in the middle! It’s delicious.