No matter who you’re rooting for, we can all agree on one thing: Tailgating is about the food. Make your next party in a parking lot the best ever with these fun recipes that are sure to score big with your crew.

Beefy Stout Chili Frito Pies 

Chili tastes better outdoors—and when it's served in a bag of Fritos!

tailgating opener
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes 

Prep the potatoes at home, wrap them in foil, then toss them on the grill when you get to the game.

Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
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Classic Buffalo Wings

They're a no-fail standard for a very good reason. 

classic buffalo wings

Get the recipe: Classic Buffalo Wings

Beer & Pretzels Baked Wings

All three major game-day food groups in one!

Beer and Pretzels Baked Wings
Credit: Photo by Marcus Nilsson

Spicy Korean Chicken Wings

After these, you may never go back to Buffalo.

korean chicken wings
Credit: Photography by Linda Xiao

The L.A. Dodgers' Doyer Dog

We will never reveal the highly secret ingredients! (Unless you click through.)

doyer dog
Credit: Photography by Marcus Nilsson

Get the recipe: Doyer Dog

Macho Nachos

Real men rhyme.

beef 'n' bean skillet macho nachos
Credit: Photography by Kate Mathis

Quick Pork Chili Verde

Did you braise this all day long? Tastes like it, but you didn't!

Quick Pork Chili Verde

Get the recipe: Quick Pork Chili Verde

Detroit Coney Dog Dip

Because what are you going to serve with pigs-in-blankets? Plain old mustard? Sheesh.

detroit coney dog dip
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Get the recipe: Detroit Coney Dog Dip

Turkey & Roast Poblano Chili

The only problem with this chili is that it's so good it will distract you from the game. Good to serve when your team is losing, though!

turkey roast poblano chili

Ham & Cheese Pretzel Panini

For a tailgating "panini press," stow a few bricks in your car. Wrap them in foil and use them to weigh down your sammies as you toast them on the grill.

ham and cheese pretzel panini
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani