Tailgating Party

Get into the game with a last-minute tailgating party.
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The best part of a football game comes long before kickoff -- at the tailgating bash. Step up your game with an impressive (but easy) menu. Using mainly ingredients you have on hand (check our Every Day essentials list), you can throw this meal together in no time -- and save your energy for rooting for the home team.

Everyday Essentials List


Onion Garlic Dip

Steak Sandwiches with Chili Mayo

Grilled Apples with Bacon, Cheddar and Scallions

Chocolate Peanut Bites


Parties 101: How to Throw a Tailgating Party

tips + how-tos



Break it Down
Use an empty beer box as a makeshift cutting board.

Bag It
Marinate the meat in a resealable plastic bag, then just pack the bag in the cooler when you leave for the game.

Cool It
When the party's over, pour the water from your cooler over the grill to cool off the hot coals.