Tailgating Essentials 101

New to the tailgate scene? Make sure you have everything you need with our wing combination ideas, toppings bar, and printable checklists and cook-off scorecards.

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Tequila Lime Wings

Make It: Combine 1/4 tequila, 1/3 cup fresh lime juice and one tablespoon honey in a bowl, and toss with one pound chicken wings. Grill at 350 degrees F on indirect heat for 10-15 minutes on one side, and 7 minutes on the other side.

Maple Bourbon Wings

Make It: Season one pound chicken wings with salt and pepper or desired spices. Combine 1/4 cup bourbon, 1/4 cup maple syrup, one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon butter in a pot, and simmer over stovetop until thickened. Coat wings with sauce and place on foil-lined grill or griddle at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes on one side and 10-15 minutes on the other side.

Falafel-Crusted Wings

Make It: Combine 3/4 cup falafel mix, one egg and 1/4 cup chopped parsley in a large bowl. Toss with one pound chicken wings. Grill at 350 degrees F on indirect heat for 10-15 minutes on one side, and turn and grill for 7 more minutes.

Classic Hot Wings

Make It: Combine three cloves minced garlic with 1/2 cup butter and 3/4 cup hot pepper sauce. Coat one pound chicken wings with sauce, and place on foil-lined grill or griddle at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes on one side and 10-15 minutes on the other side. Serve with blue cheese dressing.

Beer-Coated Wings

Make It: Combine one bottle lager beer with one tablespoon paprika and 1/2 cup flour in a bowl, and toss with one pound chicken wings. Grill at 350 degrees F on indirect heat for 10-15 minutes on one side, and turn and grill for 7 more minutes.

Waffle Sandwich

Make It: Place a couple bacon strips on top of a waffle, and drizzle with maple syrup. Fold in half to make a sandwich.

Chocolate Banana Burrito

Make It: Spread one tablespoon chocolate hazelnut spread on a tortilla, and place banana slices on top. Fold into a burrito, and enjoy.

Pimento Biscuit Sandwich

Make It: Spread pre-made pimento cheese on a halved biscuit, and drizzle with honey.

Sausage Crescent Sandwich

Make It: Add crumbled sausage and shredded cheddar cheese in between two crescent halves.

Avocado Toast

Make It: Spread mashed avocado on a slice of bread, and top with a sunny side up egg. Sprinkle with black pepper.

Burger and Hot Dog Topping Ideas

 

Tailgate Checklist

Make sure you have everything you need to entertain guests and keep them safe. Print the checklist here.

Tailgate Checklist: Food

Keep your guests full and happy with our printable food checklist.

Tailgate Checklist: Cooking Essentials

Don’t forget a thing with our printable cooking essentials checklist.

Chili Cook-Off Scorecards

Let your friends be the judges, and have them score different chili recipes based on aroma, creativity, flavor, texture and presentation. Print the scorecard here.

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