Top 10 Tailgating Recipes

Get Your Game On With These Winning Recipes

It's time to go tailgating, getting together with friends, popping open some drinks, and grilling up some great food. Can you think of anything better? There are some great portable tailgating grills that will let you cook everything from a beer can chicken to corn on the cob. Take a look through these recipes for ideas and put together your own parking lot party.

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    Smoked Sausage Sandwich
    Smoked Sausage Sandwiches. George Crudo Photography/Moment/Getty Images

    This is how to put together a classic sausage sandwich. If you already have smoked sausages try heating them up on the grill to give them an even more "real fire" flavor.

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    Easy Onion Burgers
    Easy Onion Burgers. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    A quick and easy recipe for onion burgers bursting with flavor. Make up the patties and sauce early and keep cold. Then everything can be put together the second the burgers come off the grill.

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    The Ultimate Chili Dog
    The Ultimate Chili Dog. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Start off with a good-quality hot dog, preferably beef, and slather it with a delicious, thick, moderately spiced chili. Add chopped onions, shredded sharp cheddar or crumbled cotija cheese for an ultimate hot dog experience.

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    Grilled Chicken and Cheese Po'Boy Sliders
    Grilled Chicken and Cheese Po'Boy Sliders. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This is an easy way to prepare a grilled chicken Po'Boy slider.  What makes this sandwich pop is the provolone and Havarti cheeses and of course, the remoulade sauce. 

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    Texas Potato Salad
    Texas Potato Salad. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    If you haven't tried a Texas-style potato salad, you're missing out. Think German potato salad meets traditional potato salad with a touch of Southwestern flair.  

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    Teriyaki Burger Patty
    Teriyaki Burger Patty. Jonn E. Kelly/Getty Images

    A simple and delicious way to dress up a burger patty. Infused with teriyaki flavor, these beef burger patties will simply melt in your mouth.

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    Chocolate Chip Cookie-Hazelnut Spread S'mores
    Chocolate Chip Cookie-Hazelnut Spread S'mores. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    Decadent as it sounds but even more delicious than that. A must-try at your next cookout. It's best to use soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies for this recipe.

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    Vegetable Kebabs
    Vegetable Kebabs.

    Marinated in a Dijon-herb mixture, these colorful vegetable kebabs are bursting with flavor. Use as a side to grilled meats or simply serve by themselves.

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    Garlic Burger Patties
    Garlic Burger Patties. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    A quick and delicious burger patty that uses ingredients already in your pantry. For a fast weekday meal or impromptu get-together, consider these delicious patties.

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    Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches
    Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches. Kathryn Lewinski/Getty Images

    While it might not be authentic barbecue, these BBQ beef sandwiches are loaded up with flavor and are slow cooked to tender perfection.