Three Great Tailgate Recipes

One of my favorite things about the Fall is looking forward every Saturday to waking up to the sound of college football and the smell of BBQ and Tailgate Parties. Whether you’re at the big game or just at home with friends, watching college or pro football on TV is a relaxing and fun way to spend your weekend. Rooting for your favorite teams, and eating your favorite meat, can bring joy to your heart and your belly.

Here are some great tailgate recipes to try this weekend:


1 – Family pack of chicken wings (18pc)
2 – Vidaila Onion or Yellow Onion
1 – 16oz. Bottle of Buttermilk or regular milk   (Buttermilk is better)
1 – Bag of Season Chicken Breader   (Normal flour will work if needed.)
2 – Aluminum Trays
Vegetable Cooking Oil
Italian dressing

Rinse chicken wings and season with favorite ingredients (NO SALT IF USING SEASON BREADER).

Peel and cut both onions into rings. Mix chicken and 1 Onion together in bowl. 2nd Onion place in ZIP LOCK BAG separate.

After seasoning evenly place chicken and Onions into Zip-Lock bags, before sealing bags sprinkle Italian Dressing on chicken.   Place chicken in refrigerator overnight.

Heat Oil in deep fryer. While oil is heating up, pour buttermilk into separate tray and pour chicken breader into the other tray.  Empty 1st bag of chicken into buttermilk tray, coat chicken and onions with buttermilk then transfer to chicken breader tray.  Coat chicken evenly with breader and transfer to cooking oil Repeat with 2nd bag of chicken.

Once Oil is hot put the separate onion into the oil….Let cook for about 2 min. Then add breaded chicken….

Cook chicken until golden brown and drain excess grease… 10 – 15 min…

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1 flank steak (poked w/ a fork about 100 times, w/ shallow cross-slits cut in both sides)

soy sauce
minced garlic
black pepper (I always used fresh cracked)

brushing w/ a Teryaki BBQ Sauce.  Remove while still rare.

VERY IMPORTANT: cut very thin slices @ an angle.  Toss on a steak roll.

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Time Required:  Only 15 minutes for prep and 15 minutes to grill, but requires overnight marinating and at least four hours of unsupervised cooking


  • Enough ribs to feed your crowd

  • Canned Coca-Cola (not diet)

  • Your favorite BBQ Sauce

  • Garlic, salt, pepper, onion powder


  • Place the ribs in a baking dish and pour  Coca Cola in with the ribs until they are covered.  Add BBQ sauce and spices.

  • Allow the ribs to marinate overnight.

  • Slow cook the ribs in the Coca Cola in an oven at 200 degrees for at least 4 hours (up to 12 will make them very tender).  Make sure you cover the ribs to avoid burning them.  If you’re short on time, you can boil the ribs for about 2 hours.

  • Remove the ribs from the oven. Be careful, the meat may fall off the bone.  You can refrigerate at this point if you’re making the ribs for a next-day-tailgate.

  • Place your ribs on the grill.  Brush with BBQ sauce.  Sprinkle Old Bay or Cajun seasoning over the ribs if desired (or mix the spice with the sauce before brushing for the best effect).

  • Serve and enjoy!!

If you don’t have Coke or want a different marinate, you can use BBQ sauce, vegetable oil or light olive oil, spices, and water.  Be sure the ribs are covered with liquid while marinating.  Cook them in the marinate.

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So try one of the recipes listed above or submit your own in the comment section below. Enjoy a great weekend of football and food!

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