Try these recipes to add some flair to your tailgating parties this fall!
Mini Meatball Subs:
- 1lb. ground sirloin
- 1 small grated onion
- ½ c. finely chopped spinach
- ¼ c. panko
- 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped or grated
- salt and pepper
- 1 egg
- 1 green, red or yellow pepper
- 1 ½ c. of your favorite marinara sauce
- 4 mini hoagie rolls
- mozzarella cheese
- Mix the first 7 ingredients together with your hands, form into small meatballs. Place meatballs on a lightly greased baking pan. Cut the pepper in half and place on the baking sheet as well. Broil 6-7 minutes, turning once. Put the pepper in a plastic bag to sweat the skin off, cut into strips.
- Place the marinara in a saucepan, add the peppers and meatballs and allow to simmer. Toast hoagie rolls. Add meatballs and top with mozzarella cheese.
*If you are tailgating on-site, keep everything separate until ready to assemble. Meatballs can be kept warm in a crockpot.
with Apples and Brined Pecans
- ¼ c. apple cider vinegar
- 2T. Dijon mustard
- 2T. honey
- ¾ t. salt
- ¼ t. coarse black pepper
- ¼ c. canola oil
- 1package of shredded coleslaw mix
- 2 chopped granny smith apples
- 4 chopped green onions
- Whisk the dressing ingredients together.
- Toss coleslaw with other ingredients and pour dressing over it. Mix and top with brined pecans (recipe in the October 2012 issue of Abilene Scene).
- Package in small canning jars for easy transport to your tailgate party.
Game Day Graham Mix
Make enough of this to package into small bags for tailgaters to take with them to the big game!
- 6 c. honey graham cereal
- 1 ½ c. honey roasted peanuts
- ½ c. butter
- ½ c. brown sugar
- ¼ c. light corn syrup
- 2 c. pretzel sticks
- 1 package of M&M candies–diehard fans can get these in game day colors at candy stores or online
- Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 2 ingredients in a large bowl.
- Melt butter in a heavy saucepan, stir in sugar and corn syrup.
- Bring to boil and cook for 2 minutes. Pour over cereal mixture, stir to coat.
- Spread on foil lined baking sheet, cook for 10 minutes.
- Transfer to wax paper and cool completely. Break into pieces and mix with remaining ingredients.
Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip,
Peanut Butter Bars
- 2 c. of oatmeal
- 1 c. flour
- ½ c. softened butter
- 1 c. light brown sugar
- ½ t. baking soda
- ½ t. salt
Peanut Butter Mixture:
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- ½ c. of peanut butter
- Additional Ingredients:
- 1 ½ c. of chocolate chips
- 1 ½ c. of peanut butter chips
- Mix crust ingredients together, reserve ¾ cup for topping and press in a 9 x 13 greased baking dish.
- Mix peanut butter mixture together, reserving ¾ cup for topping and press on top of crust in greased baking dish.
- Sprinkle chips over peanut butter mixture, top with reserved topping.
- Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes, until brown around the edges. Do not over bake!
- Cool completely and cut into bars.
- Line baking dish with foil or parchment paper for easy cutting/cooling – just lift paper and bars out and cut!
- Package individually in parchment paper or glassine bags for a festive tailgate presentation.