Tailgating recipes - collection
Get ready for the gridiron -- or the grill -- with these tailgating recipes. We'll be updating this package throughout the football season with new recipes.
8:37 AM EST, November 26, 2014
A good homemade BBQ sauce is a great thing to have on hand at the tailgate. BBQ sauce is one of those things that can be put on anything, from grilled chicken breasts to slow-smoked pulled pork and even bacon cheddar cheeseburgers. The flavor of this BBQ sauce can be modified simply by using imperial stout beers from different breweries. An imperial stout is a beer that has rich, deep and complex flavors. Flavors such as coffee, fruits and chocolate are commonly present in an imperial stout. Many craft breweries vary the recipes wildly, so use whatever imperial stout you think tastes the best. This recipe also allows you to use your favorite type of BBQ dry rub. Rubs are spice mixes that are commonly found near the sauce or spice section in the grocery store.
12:30 PM EDT, October 15, 2014
Here's an appetizer you might not have encountered before. A juicy, beefy hot dog wrapped in bacon that's oozing cheddar cheese on the inside. I find it more fun to serve these as an appetizer with a toothpick rather than on the classic hot dog bun. These go great with a bowl of spicy mustard as a dipping sauce.
9:12 AM EDT, September 24, 2014
Offer an amazing appetizer that most tailgate aficionados haven't even considered.
9:19 AM EDT, September 10, 2014
Ravens football is back and this is the perfect tailgate recipe for enjoying the next home game.
3:39 PM EST, November 21, 2013
One of the staples of Maryland eating is pit beef. There's something special about the flavor produced when cooking a beef roast over fire. It's not the most common sandwich to see at the stadium, but when done correctly, it makes for an easy and extremely tasty tailgate. This recipe has you doing most of the cooking at home before the game, with an easy reheating step at the parking lot.
6:31 PM EDT, September 19, 2013
Wings are the classic football appetizer. The usual flavor combination applied to wings is a buttery hot sauce and a salad dressing for dunking the wings. Nothing wrong with that. But if you want to take your tailgate to a new level, give these wings a try. The rich spicy heat from the habanero peppers along with the Jamaican jerk flavors of allspice, green onions, cinnamon, thyme and nutmeg really make these wings stand out. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can do most of the work the day before the game by placing your chicken in the marinade overnight and grilling it when you get to the stadium (or to your backyard grill). Grilled jerk chicken wings 3-4 pounds of chicken wings Marinade
9:56 AM EDT, September 13, 2013
Take a Camden Yards summertime hot dog classic and bring it to the parking lot for a Ravens tailgate. We finally have two relevant teams here in Baltimore, so go ahead and merge them, at least on a culinary level.
5:27 PM EST, December 13, 2012
You could, in a pinch, pick up a tub of generic onion dip from the refrigerated section at your local store before your next football gathering. Or, terrifyingly enough, even off the shelf in the chip aisle.
4:45 PM EST, November 29, 2012
Let's get this out of the way: This week's recipe is not health food. It's not foodie food. And it's not particularly pretty food.
3:04 PM EST, November 8, 2012
This potato salad recipe bucks the usual drenched-in-mayo stereotype — and that's a good thing. It's vegan (and gluten-free), but don't let that steer you away. You can't beat the flavor, thanks to a dressing with a base of apple cider vinegar, olive oil, red onion, herbs and more.
5:37 PM EDT, October 11, 2012
Wings are football food. There's no denying it. But they're certainly not health food.
7:31 AM EDT, September 21, 2012
On first glance, chicharrones de pollo might just look like garden-variety chicken nuggets. Don't be fooled. This recipe with Dominican roots calls for the chicken to be marinated in a mix of rum, lime juice, soy sauce and sugar, making it full of flavor.
6:10 PM EST, January 19, 2012
This Sunday, the Ravens will have to brave frigid Foxborough, Mass. to take on the New England Patriots. But you won't have to stand out in the cold to make these ribs. Instead of a grill, you can use your oven to roast this tender, savory game-time snack.
3:23 PM EST, January 12, 2012
It's our first home playoff game since 2007, and depending on the outcome of the Denver and New England game, it could be our last home game until next season. So let's make this tailgate count.
5:21 PM EST, December 29, 2011
Since the Ravens are playing in Cincinnati this weekend, there won't be a proper chance to tailgate at M&T Bank Stadium.
2:52 PM EST, December 22, 2011
While the weather forecast for Saturdays' Ravens game is in the high 40s — not exactly Green Bay territory — it can get chilly after being outside for a while. One of the best ways to keep the cold at bay is with a cup of spicy hot chocolate.
3:11 PM EST, December 15, 2011
As "Barbeque Bible" author Steve Raichlen points out in his latest ebook, "Raichlen's Tailgating! 31 Righteous Recipes for On-the-Go Grilling," "Long before NASCAR and the Super Bowl, there was tailgating. This distinctly American institution dates back to 1869, and probably earlier, when Rutgers and Princeton played their first intercollegiate football game.
3:40 PM EST, December 1, 2011
While the En Papillote method of cooking may sound too fancy to be tailgate fare, it's really nothing more than food that is wrapped in parchment paper and cooked. What may sound intimidating actually turns out to be a handy method for cooking at a tailgate.
6:06 PM EST, November 23, 2011
If deep-frying or grilling a whole bird in a stadium parking lot feels bit daunting, why not consider something as simple as turkey burger sliders? No matter what is on your tailgating menu, you know it just won't feel like Thanksgiving if it doesn't include turkey in some form or another.
4:36 PM EST, November 17, 2011
Adam Eagan knows a thing or two about good food and beer. It is, after all, what he does for a living. At least four or five times during the football season he packs up his car with food and fixings and makes the 5 1/2-hour trek from upstate New York to Baltimore to join some of his buddies for a their 'killer" tailgate in lot H1 at Ravens stadium.
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